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Content Type: Guidelines
Surviving Sepsis Campaign Guidelines
The fourth edition of "Surviving Sepsis Campaign: International Guidelines for Management of Sepsis and Septic Shock: 2016" are intended to provide guidance for the clinician caring for adult patients with sepsis or septic shock.
Family-Centered Care in the 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. These guidelines identify the evidence base for best practices fo...
Defining Futile and Potentially Inappropriate Interventions
The Society of Critical Care Medicine and four other major critical care organizations have endorsed a seven-step process to resolve disagreements about potentially inappropriate treatments. The multiorganization statement (entitled: An official ATS/AACN/ACCP/ESICM/SCCM Policy...
ICU Admission, Discharge, and Triage Guidelines
ICU Admission, Discharge, and Triage Guidelines: A Framework to Enhance Clinical Operations, Development of Institutional Policies, and Further Research aims to update the SCCM Guidelines for ICU ADT and to provide a framework for the development of institutional policies, fur...
Prophylaxis of Venous Thrombosis in Neurocritical Care Patients
The risk of death from venous thromboembolism (VTE) is high in intensive care unit patients with neurological diagnoses. In response to this need for guidance, the Neurocritical Care Society set out to develop and evidence-based guideline using GRADE to safely reduce VTE and i...
Management of the Potential Organ Donor in the ICU
This document was developed through the collaborative efforts of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations.
The goal of this consensus statement is to provide critical care practit...
Guidelines for TeleICU Operations
The purpose of the Guidelines for TeleICU Operations is to assist practitioners in pursuing a sound course of action to provide effective and safe medical care that is founded on current information, available resources, and patient needs. The guidelines recognize that safe an...
Insulin Infusion for the Management of Hyperglycemia
Guidelines for the use of an insulin infusion for the management of hyperglycemia in critically ill patients aims to evaluate the literature and identify important aspects of insulin therapy that facilitate safe and effective infusion therapy for a defined glycemic end point.
Diagnosis and Management of CIRCI in Critically Ill Patients (Part II)
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) 2017 publish a joint guideline. This part II of the guidelines for the diagnosis and management of critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) in critically i...
Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU
The Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU, known as the PADIS Guidelines, are an update to the 2013 Pain, Agitation, Delirium Guidelines.