Patient Safety Tool: ABCDE Bundle for Critically Ill Patients

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses offers a free toolkit to implement the ABCDE bundle for managing critically ill patients.

The ABCDE bundle is an evidence-based approach to care for critically ill patients at the bedside, and is designed to prevent oversedation, prolonged ventilation, delirium and other unintended consequences of critical illness. The toolkit includes guides to implement the ABCDE bundle. The components of ABCDE include the following:


ABC: Awakening and breathing trial coordination
D: Delirium assessment and management
E: Early exercise and progressive mobility

Download the ABCDE bundle for use in your own facility.

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