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A brief review of a clinical practice protocol was performed with two purposes: to critically evaluate a clinical protocol in use to determine if it supports scholarly practice, and to address opportunities for change in practice to meet current guidelines.

The Society of Critical Care Medicine originated the intensive care unit (ICU) Liberation Bundle. The bundle was part of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption (PADIS) in Adult Patients in the ICU. Its purpose is to reduce the occurrence of delirium and weakness in adults during their stay and includes awakening and breathing trials for mechanically ventilated adult patients. This bundle was then adopted by a regional healthcare facility and rolled into their ABDCEF Bundle.

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Higher Education | Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

A Brief Review of a Regional Healthcare Clinical Practice Protocol: The ABCDEF Bundle



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