Is Your Critical Care Unit Ready to Implement New Guidelines for Managing Pain, Agitation and Delirium?

Acutely ill patients are at high risk for pain, agitation and delirium (PAD), and recent evidence shows that implementing early assessment, prevention and detection protocols can reduce risk factors and improve patient outcomes.

To help hospitals put new guidelines for managing pain, agitation and delirium in critically ill patients into practice, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) will devote the next three sessions of its monthly AACN Critical Care Webinar Series to this high-interest clinical issue.

AACN developed the three-part webinar miniseries to support nurses, clinical teams and healthcare organizations as they implement the "Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit," issued earlier this year by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM).

Acutely ill patients are at high risk for pain, agitation and delirium (PAD), and recent evidence shows that implementing early assessment, prevention and detection protocols can reduce risk factors and improve patient outcomes.

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Source: Hearld Online

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