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Achieving Buy-In for the ICU Liberation Campaign

As a bedside nurse in the intensive care unit (ICU), I did not have much understanding of the financial impact my care was having on the patients and my hospital. I have since graduated with a master’s degree in nursing as a clinical nurse specialist and achieved a doctorate of nursing practice. Since moving into an operations role nearly three years ago, I have seen the financial impacts of care to which I had been oblivious for the first part of my career. I ask myself: How do I advocate for the best patient care while balancing costs to ensure a financially healthy organization?

The answer: The ICU Liberation campaign.
 


Approaching delirium in patients with COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the D Element (Delirium) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Certified Child Life Specialists: A New Addition to the Critical Care Team

This article was first published in the Spring 2021 issue of Critical Connections. Certified child life specialists are an invaluable investment in the success of ICU liberation programs. They engage, empower, and support children and their families to mitigate the psychosocial impacts of a critical illness or injury.


Countering COVID-19 Delirium with the ICU Liberation Bundle

The ICU liberation Bundle (formerly known as the A-F bundle) is more important than ever in the COVID-19 era. While the pandemic has changed much inside intensive care units (ICUs), the commitment to provide multiprofessional, high-quality care is unwavering.


Creative Approaches for Early Mobility in Patients with COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the E Element (Early Mobility) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Post-Intensive Care Syndrome Clinics: Lessons Learned from Three Centers

This article was first published in the Winter 2021 issue of Critical Connections. The prevention, recognition, and management of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) has come to the forefront in critical care and with it comes the emergence of the PICS clinic.


How ICU Liberation Brought Value to Our Patients, Team Members, and Administrators

An interview with an ICU Liberation Collaborative Leader and Participant.


How to approach treating pain in patients with COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the A Element (Pain) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


ICU Liberation Labs: Engaging the Team Ensures the ICU Liberation Bundle Improves Patient Outcomes

The ICU Liberation Labs during the 49th Critical Care Congress featured information about the ICU Liberation Initiative – which aims to liberate patients from the harmful effects of pain, agitation/sedation, delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption that are common after ICU stays – and offered insights on the bundle’s implementation from ICU Liberation Collaborative members.


How to enhance sleep in patients with COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for enhancing sleep in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


ICU vs. PICU Liberation: Same Goals, Different Tools

This presentation discusses the difference in ICU and PICU liberation to implement the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Is there concern about an increase in post-intensive care syndrome because of the limitations enacted to keep people safe from COVID-19?

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 June 10th, 2020.


Strategies for approaching SAT in patients with COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the B Element (Spontaneous Awakening Trials: SATs) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Strategies for SBTs in patients with COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the B Element (Spontaneous Breathing Trials: STBs) of the ICU Liberation Bundlein patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Strategies to Approach Drug Shortages of Analgesics and Sedatives During COVID-19

This presentation provides an overview of the types of strategies for approaching the C Element (Choice of Analgesia & Sedation) of the ICU Liberation Bundle in patients with COVID-19. This is SCCM curated COVID-19 microlearning content.


Strategies to Optimize ICU Liberation (A to F) Bundle Performance in Critically Ill Adults With Coronavirus Disease 2019

From Critical Care Explorations. The combination of a novel disease, resource limitations, and risks to medical personnel health have created new barriers to implementing the ABCDEF Bundle, a proven ICU care approach that reduces delirium, shortens mechanical ventilation duration, prevents post-ICU syndrome, and reduces healthcare costs.