Critical Care Center Events

J. Perren Cobb, MD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Critical Care Center, presents on the ABCDE Bundle for quality assurance and performance improvement.

Critical Care Grand Rounds: Improving Intensive Care Unit Outcomes: Easy as ABCDE

Date: 11/07/2013 - 11/07/2013
Time: 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Location: Thier Auditorium, Thier Building

Agenda:

J. Perren Cobb, MD

J. Perren Cobb, MD

J. Perren Cobb, MD, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Critical Care Center and the vice chair for critical care in the Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, will present on the ABCDE Bundle for quality assurance and performance improvement. The ABCDE Bundle is part of a national campaign to decrease unwanted practice variance in the intensive care unit (ICU) in order to improve outcomes for critically ill and injured patients. Compliance with the bundle requires multidisciplinary coordination of care for:

  • Daily awakening trials (A)
  • Spontaneous breathing trials (B)
  • Care coordination (C)
  • Assessment and management of delirium (D)
  • Early mobilization (E)

The Mass General Critical Care Center and Partners Critical Care Collaborative have identified ABCDE Bundle compliance as a new metric for quality assurance and performance improvement.

Dr. Cobb's clinical specialty is surgical critical care with a research interest in the pathophysiology of sepsis and injury. His early research focus was the treatment of sepsis; more recently he has worked with collaborators nationally to develop a novel sepsis diagnostic, the riboleukogram, which uses contemporary genomics and microfluidics technology to track the host response to injury and infection. Dr. Cobb worked with colleagues to create the Mass General Critical Care Center and the Harvard Catalyst Reanimation and Health Engineering program.


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