Implementing the ABCDE Bundle at the Bedside

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Implementing the ABCDE Bundle at the Bedside

Description

This toolkit, from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), provides validated, evidence-based clinical knowledge, resources, and guidelines for implementing the ABCDE Bundle to prevent the unintended consequences of critical illness such as delirium, prolonged ventilation, and excessive muscular deterioration. The toolkit simplifies sharing of critical learning and implementation of new initiatives in patient care units. Most tools are available in a customizable format that allows editing to meet individual facility needs.

Materials include the following:

  • ABCDE Bundle materials
    • ABCDE Bundle teaching presentation
    • Sample ABCDE Bundle e-mail message
    • Sample ABCDE Bundle huddle script
    • Sample newsletter article
    • Delirium education brochure
    • AACN Practice Alert ™: Delirium Assessment and Management
    • Early progressive mobility protocol
    • Confusion assessment method for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
    • Pediatric confusion assessment method for the ICU
    • Wake Up and Breathe protocol
  • Change implementation tools
    • AACN Roadmap for Implementing Change (General)
    • AACN Roadmap for Implementing Change (ABCDE Bundle)
    • Change readiness assessment
    • Unit gap analysis

Developer:

Vanderbilt University; American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

Funding Sources:

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

History

Original Summary: May 2013
Last Updated: 07/03/13

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