ICU Rounds Checklist

Use this ICU Rounds Checklist for a systematic approach to patient care during ICU rounds, ensuring comprehensive assessment and healthcare for patients.

ICU Rounds Checklist



ICS Rounds

1. Is sedation reduced?


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2. Is analgesia reduced?


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3. Is delirium assessed, addressed, and prevented?


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4. Is the patient a candidate for a Spontaneous Awakening Trial (SAT) and/or Spontaneous Breathing Trial (SBT)?


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5. Is the total fluid balance goal reviewed and is the targeting 12h or 24h?


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6. Is the patient at goals for lung protective ventilation?


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7. Is the head of the bed elevated to 30 degrees?


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8. Is a skin breakdown assessment for prevention completed?


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9. Is enteral nutrition a goal?


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10. Is blood glucose at goal?


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11. Is deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in place?


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12. Is gastric ulcer prophylaxis initiated under the following criteria: Coagulopathy (INR>1.5, PTT>2x normal, Plt < 50k)


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13. Is gastric ulcer prophylaxis initiated under the following criteria: Mechanical ventilation > 48h


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14. Is gastric ulcer prophylaxis initiated under the following criteria: History of GI bleed/ulcer within the past year


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15. Is gastric ulcer prophylaxis initiated under the following criteria: TBI, SCI, or burn


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16. Is gastric ulcer prophylaxis initiated under the following criteria: or >2 minor risk factors (sepsis, ICU stay >1 week, occult GI bleed > 6 days, glucocorticoid therapy, NSAID use, antiplatelet use)?


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17. Are antibiotics narrowed or discontinued?


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18. Is the patient a candidate for early mobility, and is physical therapy consulted?


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19. Is a Foley catheter needed?


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20. Is a central venous/arterial catheter needed?


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21. Is the family updated on the patient's condition?


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22. Are the patient's goals of care and code status current?


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