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Recovering from the ICU: A Survivor's Story 

Alison Clay, MD, shares her experience as an ICU survivor and her experience with post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). 


ICU Liberation: Changing Practice at the Bedside

In this excerpt from the Society of Critical Care Medicine's 43rd Critical Care Congress, leaders from the ICU Liberation initiative discuss strategies for improving outcomes and identify strategies and barriers to guideline implementation.


ICU Liberation: Implementation of the PAD Guidelines using an Inter-Professional Team Model

Implementation of the PAD Guidelines using an Inter-Professional Team Model by Mary Ann Daly


Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU

Interprofessional Team Coaching in the ICU webcasts were conducted for interprofessional teams (IPTs) working together to implement the ABCDEF Bundle. 


Roadmap for Implementing the New ABCDEF Bundle in Your ICU

Mary Ann Barnes-Daly, RN, BSN, CCRN, DC, and Juliana Barr, MD, FCCM, provide a strategy for intensive care unit (ICU) teams striving to implement the new ABCDEF bundle. 


Zoom In, Zoom Out: ABCDEF Bundle Implementation Strategies that Work

Identify the building blocks for creating a successful ICU Liberation collaborative focused on implementing the ABCDEF Bundles.


ICU Liberation: Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

James C. Jackson, Psy.D, assistant professor at Vanderbilt University, discusses Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS), a condition that affects survivors of critical care illness. He defines PICS, examines how PICS affects patients and families, and identifies common ICU practices that lead to the development of PICS


Numerical Pain Rating Scale (NRS)

The Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS) can be used to assess pain in adults, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU). It can be used in the A Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS)

The Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) can be used to assess pain in in adults, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU). It can be used in the A Element of the ABCDEF Bundle. It can be used for intubated patients and nonintubated patients.


Behavioral Pain Scale Training Poster

The Behavioral Pain Scale (BPS) can be used to assess pain in in adults, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU). This poster helps train clinicians on how to use the BPS Scale for intubated and non-intubated patients. It can be used in the A Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT)

Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool can be used to assess pain in adults, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU). It can be used in the A Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool: How to Use it in Your ICU

Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool can be used to assess pain in adults, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU). This video offers instructions on how to use the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool.


Primary Pain Management: Opioids

Pharmacology of Opiate Analgesics. This chart can be used to help treat pain for adult patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).


Nonopioid Medication Options

Pharmacology of Nonopiate Analgesics. This chart can be used to help treat pain for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU).


Healing Touch International

Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered energy therapy that uses gentle, intentional touch that assists in balancing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Alternative therapies can be used as nonpharmacologic treatments for pain for patients, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU).


American Music Therapy Association

Music Therapy and AMTA can be used as nonpharmacologic treatments for pain for patients, including those in the intensive care unit (ICU).


Impact of Pet Music Therapy

In this webcast from the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) Project Dispatch series, The Impact of Pet and Music Therapy on the Critically Ill, expert faculty will share their unique experiences with integrative therapies for patients and families in the ICU.


Successfully Overcoming Assessment and Treatment Challenges for ICU Pain

This webcast provides an overview of the landscape of pain assessment and pain management in ICU patients within the context of the ABCDEF bundle, and offer suggestions for interventions.


Wake Up and Breathe Protocol

Wake Up and Breathe Protocol for Spontaneous Awakening Trials (SATs) and Spontaneous Breathing Trials (SBTs)


CDC Multi-Site Wake Up and Breathe Program

This presentation discusses strategies for implementing the PAD guidelines. It reviews the Wake Up and Breathe protocol.