• The eCASH Concept

    Minimise sedatives – this is what Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent is advocating for modern ICUs. Read an interview with him discussing the importance of the eCASH concept in PAD management.

  • Pain

    Gain an overview to assess pain in ICU patients, and read guideline recommendations for ICU pain management.

  • Agitation

    Explore the management of agitation in the ICU to improve patient outcomes.

  • Delirium

    Explore the tools available to address patient delirium in ICU care.

  • ISICEM 2017 Presentations

    View video presentations from ISICEM 2017 on sedation and delirium and the promotion of sleep and patient comfort.

  • Congress Events

    Keep up to date on global congress events relevant to ICU care.

  • Resources

    Access downloadable materials, read other topical resources and follow links to societies and groups.

 

Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD) Management
Knowledge Centre

Many patients admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) require analgesia and sedation. This can promote patient comfort and safety ensuring their stay in the ICU is as comfortable as possible, while remaining capable of cooperation with therapy. 

However, both inadequate and excessive treatment can be problematic. Skill, experience and familiarity with assessment and treatment of pain, agitation and delirium can help avoid or minimise many of the potential problems experienced by ICU patients. 

This Knowledge Centre has been developed to provide the latest information on pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) management within the ICU including guidance on recommended assessment, prevention and treatment strategies for healthcare professionals (HCPs) treating patients in this setting.

We have recently added an interview with Professor Jean-Louis Vincent discussing the importance of the eCASH concept in PAD management. Click here to view.

  • Daniel Conway Biography

    The information in the Knowledge Centre has been independently reviewed for clinical accuracy by Dr Daniel Conway (March 2017).

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    Overview

    Overview

    Explore methods of reducing pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) in ICU patients in order to improve clinical outcomes and long-term prognosis.

    Pain

    Pain

    Learn about different methods available for the accurate assessment and management of pain to achieve patient well-being.

    Agitation

    Agitation

    Explore the different tools available for the assessment and management of agitation to ensure patients are relaxed and comfortable.

    Delirium

    Delirium

    Explore the tools available for the assessment, prevention and treatment of ICU delirium to counter patient's distress.

    Guidelines

    Guidelines

    Explore the current clinical practice guidelines for the assessment and management of pain, agitation and delirium in adult ICU patients.

    Congress Events

    Congress Events

    View information on upcoming congress and events in the fields of anaesthesiology and critical care such as ISICEM and EACTA.

    Symposia Media Library

    Symposia Media Library

    View a series of video presentations from ESICM and ISICEM featuring talks on delirium, sedation and attaining patient comfort in the ICU.

    Resources

    Resources

    View useful and relevant resources, such as downloadable materials and links to external sites and societies.

    eCASH Concept

    eCASH Concept

    By radically focussing on patient comfort and quality of care, the eCASH concept takes PAD management to the next level.

     

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