Think of a care bundle as you would a check list. They bring together everything needed for patient care in a way that provides improved outcomes than when done alone. The Institute of Healthcare Improvement created the very first ones in early 200118.
A prominent example is the ABCDE bundle by Vasilevskis et al, designed to counter delirium and weakness.19 In it we find a safe and efficacious20 bundle:
- Awakening and
- Delirium monitoring, and
- Early mobility / exercise.
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18. Resar R, Griffin FA, Haraden C, Nolan TW. Using Care Bundles to Improve Health Care Quality. IHI Innovation Series white paper. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2012. (Available on www.IHI.org)