An approach to align and coordinate care in the ICU based on the PAD management guidelines.
It was developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in the USA.
Provides a suggested method to implement best practice at the ICU ward level.
ABCDEF is a mnemonic that stands for:
Assess, prevent and manage pain Both spontaneous awakening trials and spontaneous breathing trials Choice of analgesia and sedation Delirium: Assess, prevent and manage Early mobility and exercise Family engagement and empowerment