Hannibal Regional ICU Wins Top Performance Award


The Hannibal Regional Intensive Care Unit recently received a Top Performance Award from “The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation Campaign”.  The ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative has teamed up with 77 U.S. ICUs committed to improving outcomes for patients and families by reliably implementing the A-F Bundle. Participating hospitals work with a team of leading national and regional experts to:

  • Optimize pain control and reduce sedative exposure and time on mechanical ventilation
  • Increase length of time that patients are free of delirium and coma
  • Improve team approach to early mobilization
  • Engage families to participate in the care and healing of their loved ones
  • Validate compliance and improvement through use of an online data collection tool
  • Enhance teamwork through implementation of evidence-based care
  • Engage with many leading experts who have demonstrated improved patient outcomes through the ABCDEF bundle of care
  • Create partnerships with other institutions doing the same improvement work across the United States

The ABCDEF elements are:
A – Assess, Prevent and Manage Pain
B – Both SAT (Spontaneous Awakening Trials) and SBT (Spontaneous Breathing Trials)
C – Choice of Analgesia and Sedation
D – Delirium:  Assess, Prevent and Manage
E – Early Mobility and Exercise
F – Family Engagement and Empowerment

Within the ABCDEF bundle, the “C” element, Choice of Analgesia and Sedation, focuses on constructing a safe and effective medication regimen for the management of pain and agitation in critically ill adults, consistent with ICU pain, agitation and delirium (PAD) Guidelines recommendations.  Hannibal Regional was awarded the Top Team Performance Award for the “C” Bundle Element from “The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) ICU Liberation Campaign”.

“We are happy to have achieved excellence for the ‘C’ element, and continue to strive for excellence in the other five elements” said Dr. Pranav Parikh, ICU Medical Director and administrative leader of the ICU Liberation group.