A 'care bundle' is a collection of interventions that may be applied to the management of a particular condition. It is distinct in several ways from just any checklist about patients' care. The elements in a bundle are best practices based on evidence. In routine clinical practice, these elements may not always all be done in the same way, making patient care vary. A care bundle aims to tie them together into a cohesive unit that must be adhered to for every patient, every time. All the tasks are necessary and must all occur in a specified period and place.
These bundles have been adapted from bundles produced by Health Protection Scotland. We gratefully acknowledge their permission to use their documents.
Updated: 25 September 2014