Dr. E. Wesley Ely at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, has developed a checklist of procedures in the ICU that reduces long-term mental deficits by easing sedation, getting patients up and around earlier and helping them stay oriented to their surroundings.

Dr. E. Wesley Ely at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, has developed a checklist of procedures in the ICU that reduces long-term mental deficits by easing sedation, getting patients up and around earlier and helping them stay oriented to their surroundings.