• Camilla Ström Patient video

    Follow Camilla's journey as a critically ill patient with Guillain-Barré syndrome and learn from her experience about the importance of human care in ICU.

  • Standardising management

    Conclusions of a European ICU nurse workshop about how to manage pain, agitation and delirium to improve outcomes – animated summary and full journal article.

  • ISICEM 2018 Presentations

    View video presentations from the symposium ‘Securing more time and balance in critical care’. Speakers include Wesley Ely, Alexander Rosenberg and Yahya Shehabi.

  • 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.

  • Congress Events

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

 

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 and video presentations from ISICEM 2018.

  • Daniel Conway Biography

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

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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 ISICEM 2018 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

    eCASH

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

     

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