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Concise Critical Appraisal: Quality Improvement Intervention on Sleep and Delirium

Does your hospital use a checklist or bundle to minimize risk factors for delirium? Delirium is common in surgical and medical intensive care units (ICUs) and has shown to be associated with longer mechanical ventilation duration and longer ICU and hospital lengths of stay. This Concise Critical Appraisal explores a study that evaluated a multicomponent nonpharmacologic quality improvement intervention aimed at the sleep-wake cycle for reducing delirium in critically ill patients in the surgical critical care setting.


SCCM Pod-454 PCCM: PANDEM Guidelines

The PANDEM guidelines evaluate current practices and provide recommendations for management of pain, agitation, iatrogenic withdrawal, neuromuscular blockade, delirium, ICU environment, and early mobility in critically ill infants and children. Host Margaret M. Parker, MD, MCCM, is joined by Heidi A. B. Smith, MD, MSCI, FAAP, to discuss the guidelines.


SCCM Releases PANDEM Guidelines for Critically Ill Children and Infants

Emphasize importance of continual assessment, nonpharmacologic interventions, and family involvement. The PANDEM guidelines for children and infants were published in the February 2022 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.


ABCDEF Bundle Delirium; Post Intensive Care Syndrome: PICS

ICU Liberation Bundle Zooming in on the "D" Delirium Component during COVID-19: Problem and Scope, Assessment featuring Management and Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: PICS. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.

Curriculum Topic: ICU Liberation Bundle Implementation & Challenges


Do patients with dementia have increased delirium? What is the best way to address this issue at admission to decrease patient suffering later?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on May 12th, 2021


How should delirium be addressed in ICU patients?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on May 12th, 2021


Does ketamine help resolve agitation or delirium? Are hallucinations a possible side effect of ketamine?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on March 10, 2021


When delirium prevention measures are ineffective for ICU patients with delirium, which therapies do you recommend trying next?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on March 10, 2021


Because of the need for such high doses of sedatives and narcotics, how are you preventing post-intensive care syndrome and delirium?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on January 13, 2021.


The Ties That Bind: A Coronavirus Disease Journey

From Critical Care Explorations

In this article, the authors describe a personal experience of COVID-19 bringing two old friends together and the patient care lessons learned.


What is the practice in your institution for confusion, dementia, and mobilization in these patients?

Questions from social media, blogs and the various discussion forums, including the new SCCM COVID-19 Discussion Group, were answered. This microlearning content was taken from the COVID-19 Critical Care for Non-ICU Clinicians: Expert Panel Series held on September 9, 2020.