A Quality Improvement Initiative to Evaluate the Effectiveness of the ABCDEF Bundle on Sepsis Outcomes.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Sepsis affects 1.7 million Americans annually and often requires an intensive care unit (ICU) stay. Survivors of ICU can experience long-term negative effects. This quality improvement initiative was designed to increase compliance with ABCDEF bundle elements and improve clinical outcomes. A significant improvement was seen in the completion of spontaneous awakening and breathing trials (P = .002), delirium assessment (P = .041), and early mobility (P = .000), which was associated with a reduction in mortality and 30-day readmission rates. Findings were consistent with other research that demonstrated an improvement in care delivery and some clinical outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Loberg, RA; Smallheer, BA; Thompson, JA

Published Date

  • January 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 42 - 53

PubMed ID

  • 34818297

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5111

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-9303

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/cnq.0000000000000387


  • eng