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BEST PRACTICES
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Best practices are "State-of-the Art" evidence-based infographics for the critical care clinician to improve  quality of care and outcome of critical illnesses. Infographics visual are representations of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly for better understanding of critical care diseases and evidence-based management.

Progressive Mobility Program

Progressive Mobility Program

The ICU Mobility Program is designed to help patients regain their strength and mobility while in the ICU. The program includes a variety of exercises and activities that are tailored to the individual condition of each patient. The goals of the program are to reduce length of stay in the ICU, promote healing and recovery, and prevent further decline in physical function.

Sep 26, 2022

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PCO2 v-a Gap in Hypoperfusion State

PCO2 v-a Gap in Hypoperfusion State

A proposed flow chart for utilizing ScvO2 & PCO2 v-a gap in hypoperfusion states. Note that MAP might be normal.

Mar 17, 2022

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Airway Pressure Release Ventilation for Protective Lung Strategy

Airway Pressure Release Ventilation for Protective Lung Strategy

Airway Pressure Release Ventilation (APRV) is a recruitment mode that provides a high mean airway pressure (MAP) by setting a prolonged inspiratory time, an adequate inspiratory pressure, and a short expiratory time. If adequately set, the mode provides a good recruitment and maintains adequate lung protection.

Mar 16, 2022

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ICU Sedation

ICU Sedation

ICU Sedation is important in the ICU to facilitate amnesia during critical illness, to prevent delirium, to facilitate invasive management, to promote ventilator-patient synchrony, and to circumvent post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sep 12, 2021

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Protective Lung Strategy Targets

Protective Lung Strategy Targets

Driving pressure and transpulmonary pressure have been more studied recently as targets in protective lung ventilation in addition to low tidal volume, appropriate PEEP, and limited plateau pressure!

Aug 13, 2021

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The Blue Protocol

The Blue Protocol

The BLUE-protocol combines certain ultrasound signs with results of a sequential venous analysis to give a clinical diagnosis and etiology of acute dyspnea and respiratory failure.

Oct 1, 2021

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ICU Liberation Bundle

ICU Liberation Bundle

Implementation tool for 2018 SCCM clinical practice guidelines for the prevention and management of Pain, agitation/sedation,
delirium, immobility, and sleep disruption in adult patients in the ICU.

Apr 16, 2022

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5 Steps in the Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gases

5 Steps in the Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gases

The accurate interpretation of arterial blood gases is crucial in critically ill patients. Clinicians, respiratory therapists, or nurses should be equipped with the appropriate knowledge for making the correct clinical decisions when interpreting blood gases.

Mar 16, 2022

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Shivering during TTM

Shivering during TTM

Protocol for the interventions used in the prevention and treatment of shivering during therapeutic hypothermia protocol and Targeted Temperature Management (TTM).

Mar 1, 2022

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ARDS Management

ARDS Management

Lung protection strategy is an effective treatment in acute respiratory distress syndrome and should be applied to all ARDS patient based on a well-detailed protocol.

Aug 15, 2020

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Assessment of Hyponatremia

Assessment of Hyponatremia

The diagnosis of hyponatremia in the ICU can be made easy in a systematic way by answering these four main questions.

Sep 16, 2021

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Management of ARDS

Management of ARDS

Interventions for patients with Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome dictated by the severity of ARDS defined as mild (PaO2/FiO2 200-300), moderate (PaO2/FiO2 100-200), and severe (PaO2/FiO2 <100).

Sep 22, 2021

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