The Society of Critical Care Medicine has developed the ICU Liberation initiative that has many components. This book is just one piece of the full array of resources that have been developed around this topic. The goal of this project is to help decrease intensive care unit (ICU) length of stay and affect the unintended consequences of inadequately managed pain, oversedation, and immobility. This book first states the issues and then determines gaps in practice, how to measure improvement, and how to use tools to help achieve the intended goals.

A major strength of ICU Liberation is the interprofessional author list. The combination of physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, social workers, psychologists, and performance improvement specialists who contributed to content in specific areas of concern is impressive. It is clear that no one profession in the group can...

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