Earlier this year, members of the medical intensive care unit (MICU) attended an interprofessional workshop that utilized Awakening/Breathing/Choice of Sedation/Delirium/Early Mobility (ABCDE) bundle simulation combined with TeamSTEPPS training to empower care givers to advocate for patient safety while optimizing patient care. The ABCDE bundle is an evidence-based tool designed to implement pain, agitation, and delirium guideline recommendations into routine practice. To further improve patient safety and outcomes and build upon the ABCDE concept, the MICU team developed an interprofession-al practice project by adding routine assessment of need for indwelling Foley catheters to their daily work list, creating the “ABCDEF” bundle.
Rogan, RN, MSN, ACCNS-AG, AOCNS, CCRN, Julie; Gudowski, RRT, Steven W.; and McDaniel, PharmD, BCPS, Cara
"Successful Implementation of the ABCDEF Bundle in the MICU through Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork,"
Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE): Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jcipe/vol5/iss2/2