Sunday January 15, 2006
“MEL GIBSON” in ICU / ICU Daily Goals Worksheet
Dr. Vincent, Jean-Louis proposed "Fast Hug" mnemonic (Feeding, Analgesia, Sedation, Thromboembolic prophylaxis, Head-of-bed elevation, stress Ulcer prevention, and Glucose control) to make sure we cover key aspects of day to day care of ICU. 1 Here is another mnemonic "MEL GIBSON" everyday in ICU.
M Medication list reviewed.
E Extremities covered. (DVT prophylaxis). Also “E” for exercise (change of position, Out of bed).
L Labs and Radiological studies reviewed.
G Glucose control.
I Infection control measures taken, including elevation of bed to 30 degrees, lines reviewed etc.
B Breathing. Did we allow our patient to have sponteneous breathing everyday. This include sedation break everyday to patient.
S Swan /Hemodynamics/volume status reviewed.
O Oxygen supply status, including review of Oxygen Extraction ratio, if applicable.
N Nutrition/GI prophylaxis.
Related: Please click here to read about ICU Daily Goals Worksheet from IHI.
References: Click to get articles/abstract
1. Give your patient a fast hug (at least) once a day - Critical Care Medicine. 33(6):1225-1229, June 2005