If you have any problems related to the accessibility of any content (or if you want to request that a specific publication be accessible), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bettering Patient Outcomes in the ICU with the ICU Liberation Bundle (A-F): A Thesis
AdvisorTung, Dr. Wei-Chen
AltmetricsView Usage Statistics
Four million people get admitted to the ICU every year in the United States (Marra et al., 2017). These patients need life saving measures that can include mechanical ventilation, vasopressor medications, invasive procedures, as well as administration of sedation and analgesia. Many patients can leave the ICU with anxiety, PTSD, and depression (Marra et al., 2017). In 2018 the PADIS (Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption) guidelines were updated and gave even more evidence of the best practices for patients in the ICU (Devlin et al., 2018). These best practices were assembled into the ICU Liberation Bundle (A-F) to help the health care teams provide the best care possible. This study examines the baseline knowledge of bedside ICU nurses of the bundle, as well as the facilitators of, and barriers to the ICU Liberation Bundle (A-F) in order to better the outcomes of our ICU patients.