June 12, 2019

The ABCDEF Bundle

In this episode, we discuss the ABCDEF bundle, a tool used to promote evidence-based care that promotes healing and liberation from critical illness for patients in the ICU. Our guest is Dr. Julia Barr who is currently the Associate Professor of Anesthesia in the Medical Center Line at Stanford Medical School and a staff anesthesiologist and intensivist at the VA Palo Alto Medical Center. Dr. Barr has served as a national faculty member for the SCCM ICU Liberation Campaign ABCDEF Bundle Collaborative and is a member of the SCCM’s ICU Liberation Committee.

Additional Resources:

Society of Critical Care Medicine’s guidelines on management of pain, agitation and delirium: http://www.sccm.org/Research/Guidelines/Guidelines/Pain,-Agitation,-and-Delirium-in-Adult-Patients-in
Society of Critical Care Medicine’s guidelines for Family-Centered Care in the ICU: http://www.sccm.org/Research/Guidelines/Guidelines/Family-Centered-Care-in-the-ICU

Books Mentioned in This Episode:

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Habit-What-Life-Business-ebook/dp/B0055PGUYU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1530020419&sr=8-2&keywords=the+power+of+habit