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A "bundle" is a collection of processes needed to effectively and safely care for patients undergoing particular treatments with inherent risks. Several interventions are "bundled" together and, when combined, significantly improve patient care outcomes. This article describes the Ventilator Bundle, Central Line Bundle, and Sepsis Bundles developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and others, and explains how organizations can improve clinical outcomes by using care bundles.