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Digital Seminar

Implementation of the ABCDE Bundle in the ICU: Strategies for Success

2 Hours 01 Minutes
Audio and Video
Oct 07, 2022
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Management of patients in the ICU requires a multidisciplinary approach to assure continuity of care and reduces overall morbidity and mortality. The use of the ABCDE bundle for care can address gaps that currently exist in many units. Implementation strategies require that all players are open to change the way care is delivered. Coordination and management in a multidisciplinary approach will reduce ICU LOS and equate to a stronger financial trend for the service line.


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John Lunde, DNP, AGACNP/FNP-BC, CCRN, TCRN, FCCM's Profile

John Lunde, DNP, AGACNP/FNP-BC, CCRN, TCRN, FCCM Related seminars and products

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John Lunde, DNP, AGACNP/FNP-BC, CCRN, TCRN, FCCM, is an advanced practice nurse with over 25 years of nursing experience. His background includes critical care, flight nursing and trauma program management. He holds multiple national certifications in emergency flight, critical care and trauma. John’s research focus has been on delirium in the ICU setting. Currently, he is involved with national organizations for critical care and trauma.

Speaker Disclosures
Financial: Dr. John Lunde has employment relationships with Jacksonville University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Florida Trauma Services, St. Vincent's Ambulatory Care, Inc., Orange Park Medical Center, and Orange Park medical Center Intensive Care Consortium, Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. John Lunde is a member of the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the Society of Trauma Nurses, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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  1. Evaluate the components of the ABCDE Bundle for Critical Care.
  2. Determine potential barriers to implementation.
  3. Design strategies for developing a multidisciplinary team that implements the ABCDE process.
  4. Quantify metrics used to evaluate the ABCDE implementation.
  5. Integrate components of the delirium reduction plan of care.


  • Components of the ABCDE Bundle 
    • Awakening and Breathing Coordination 
    • Delirium monitoring/management 
    • Early exercise/mobility with family engagement 
  • Where do we start? GAP analysis process 
    • Evaluate institutional readiness for change 
    • Determine who the stakeholders are for a process change 
    • Perform a GAP analysis 
  • Strategies for Implementation in the ICU 
    • Standardized Tools 
    • Education – Pain Assessment, Delirium Assessment 
    • Structured Sleep Protocols 
  • How to develop a Multidisciplinary Rounding Process 
    • Developing the Team 
    • Standardized Rounding Tool 
    • Rounding Schedule 
  • Metrics used in evaluation of the ABCDE Process 
    • ICU Length of Stay 
    • Ventilator Days 
    • Bundle Compliance 
    • Other Measures 

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians Assistants


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