Clinical practice guidelines for the management of pain, agitation, and delirium in adult patients in the intensive care unit, Barr J, Crit Care Med, Jan 2013
2013

These practice guidelines make recommendations on the management of pain, agitation, and delirium in adult patients in the ICU. The article discusses the association of delirium with increased mortality in adult ICU patients, prolonged ICU and hospital LOS, and the development of post-ICU cognitive impairment. Recommendations include performing early mobilization of adult ICU patients whenever feasible to reduce the incidence and duration of delirium

  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Early Mobility
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Barr J, et al. Crit Care Med. 2013;41:263-306.