Use of the ABC care bundle to standardize guideline implementation in a cardiac surgical population: A pilot study

Stephanie S. Poe, Patricia B. Dawson, Christina Cafeo, Debra Sedlander, Carol Curtis, Pamela Meyer, Roger Blumenthal, William Baumgartner, Jerilyn Allen

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Abstract

A cardiac surgical progressive care unit implemented the ABC 1/4s of Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Care Bundle to determine whether the use of a packaged approach to medication prescription and lifestyle counseling would improve adherence to secondary risk-reduction guidelines in postcoronary artery bypass graft patients. A pilot study was carried out to assess changes in adherence to guideline recommendations post-Care Bundle implementation. Findings support using a systematic strategy to improve guideline adherence in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-254
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of nursing care quality
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2007

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular risk reduction
  • Care Bundle
  • Guideline adherence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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