FAST HUG medical mnemonic – care for intensive care patients

This is an example of a mnemonic that is commonly used in the real world to identify the daily components of care for intensive care patients.

  • Feeding
  • Analgesia (pain management)
  • Sedation,
  • Thromboembolic prophylaxis (preventative treatment for a thromboembolism)
  • Head-of-bed elevation
  • Ulcer prevention (stress ulcers)
  • Glucose control

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