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Nurse-Driven Protocol for the Management of Alcohol and Polysubstance Abuse

In this session, Laurie Wilson, RN, MSN, and Christina Ycaza-Gutierrez, RN, BSN, CCRN, explore the team’s journey throughout the execution of the project and review how project implementation goals were achieved.


Spontaneous Awakening and Breathing Trials: Strategies to Optimize Patient Outcomes

Michael J. Cawley, PharmD, RRT, CPFT, FCCM, and Kenneth D. Hargett, MHA, RRT, FAARC, FCCM, review spontaneous awakening trials (SAT) and spontaneous breathing trials (SBT) to reduce the intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay (LOS) and to help improve ICU outcomes. 


Richmond-Agitation Sedation Scale (RASS)

Richmond Agitation Sedation ranks agitation and possibility for sedation. This tool can be used in the implementation of the C Bundle of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Riker Sedation Agitation Scale (SAS)

Sedation Agitation Scale (SAS) Match behavioral observations with scale descriptors. Each descriptor is matched with an agitation category.


Clinical Practice Guideline - Pain, Agitation, Delirium

A presentation from the 2012 Critical Care Congress on the Clinical Practice Guidelines on Pain, Agitation, and Delirium (PAD).


CAM-ICU Assessment Tool 

The CAM-ICU is a delirium monitoring instrument for ICU patients in accordance with the PAD Guidelines.


CAM-ICU Flowsheet

The CAM-ICU Flowsheet can be used to assess adult ICU patients for delirium in accordance with the PAD Guidelines.


CAM-ICU Training Manual 

This is a training manual for physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who wish to use the Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU (CAM-ICU). 


CAM-ICU Delirium Test

This video demonstrates the CAM-ICU Delirium screening test for intensive care patients. It is quick, noninvasive and easy to do.


An Integrated Approach to ICU Delirium Assessment, Prevention and Management 

Delirium is frequently found in critically ill adults, affecting patient outcomes both during and after the intensive care unit (ICU) stay.


Barriers to Early Mobility

Understand the barriers to early mobility in the ICU and solution strategies. Early mobility is the E Bundle of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Comparison of Three ICU Early Mobility Quality Improvement Projects

A Comparison of Three ICU Early Mobility Quality Improvement Projects. Early mobility is the E Element of the ABCDEF Bundle.


Daily Mobility Assessment and Treatment

Assessment and Treatment Strategies for Early Mobility.


ICU Early Mobility at UCSF Lessons Learned, Patient Benefits

An overview of the early mobility program at University of California, San Francisco that includes information about: Staffing and Equipment, Barriers to Initiating Early Mobilization, and steps for early mobilization. 


Physical Medicine and Mobility Strategies in the ICU

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


Early Progressive Mobility in the ICU

Early Progressive Mobility in the ICU – AACN Clinical Scene Investigator Academy Project, is the latest webcast from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation series, held in collaboration with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) and Project Dispatch, funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.


Rehabilitation Starts in the ICU

In this session from the 46th Critical Care Congress, experts in the field discuss rehabilitation in the ICU.


Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU

Guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal, Pediatric, and Adult ICU aim to provide clinicians with evidence-based strategies to optimize the support of the family of critically ill patients in the ICU.