Health organizations promote the use of evidence-based practices such as care bundles to improve patient outcomes and provide quality health care. Care bundles have proven to be effective in improving clinical outcomes. This research describes the introduction of 4 care bundles. A descriptive survey was conducted to determine the strategies used to implement care bundles in intensive care unit and to assess the effects of these strategies when implementing bundles.
Materials and Methods: In this descriptive survey study, 27 nurses in intensive care unit of down town hospitals were assessed. The implementation of all measures for the prevention of Ventilator-associated pneumonia, Catheter-associated urinary tract infection, Central line associated bloodstream Infection and Pressure ulcer was investigated through observation and using a checklist on the care bundles among the nurses working in ICU
Results: The practice score was classified as Adequate and Inadequate practice. It was observed that in Ventilator-associated pneumonia care bundle adequate practice was 85% and inadequate practice was 15%, in Catheter-associated urinary tract infection care bundles adequate practice was 41% and inadequate practice was 59%, Central line-associated bloodstream infection care bundle adequate practice was 22% inadequate practice was 78%, Pressure ulcer care bundle adequate practice was 37% inadequate practice was 63%,
Conclusions: In conclusion compliance with the standards for the prevention of Ventilator-associated pneumonia, Catheter-associated urinary tract infection, and Central line-Associated Bloodstream Infection and Pressure ulcer practice of care bundles was relatively acceptable.