Effect of ABCDE Bundle Implementation on Prevalence of Delirium in Intensive Care Unit Patients

Author(s): Mandy Bounds, RN, MSN, CCRN, Stacey Kram, RN-BC, MS, PCCN, CCRN, Karen Gabel Speroni, RN, PhD, BSN, MHSA, Kim Brice, RN, MSN, CCRN, Mary Anne Luschinski, RN, CCRN, Stephanie Harte, PT, MPT, and Marlon G. Daniel, MHA

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 01, 2020

Topics: Behavioral/Psychosocial

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

The ABCDE bundle incorporates multidisciplinary measures to improve and/or preserve patients’ physical, functional, and neurocognitive status through awakening and breathing coordination, delirium prevention and management, and early physical mobility.


  • Identify the individual components of the ABCDE Bundle.
  • Discuss the burden of delirium on healthcare organizations and the community
  • List possible non-pharmocological interventions used for the prevention and management of intensive care unit delirium.

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