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Korean J Crit Care Med. 2016 Aug;31(3):181-193. English. Review. https://doi.org/10.4266/kjccm.2016.00682
Marra A , Frimpong K , Ely EW .
Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA. wes.ely@vanderbilt.edu
The University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy.
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN, USA.
Abstract

Long-term morbidity, long-term cognitive impairment and hospitalization-associated disability are common occurrence in the survivors of critical illness, with significant consequences for patients and for the caregivers. The ABCDEF bundle represents an evidence-based guide for clinicians to approach the organizational changes needed for optimizing ICU patient recovery and outcomes. The ABCDEF bundle includes: Assess, Prevent, and Manage Pain, Both Spontaneous Awakening Trials (SAT) and Spontaneous Breathing Trials (SBT), Choice of analgesia and sedation, Delirium: Assess, Prevent, and Manage, Early mobility and Exercise, and Family engagement. The purpose of this review is to describe the core features of the ABCDEF bundle.

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