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In the ICU, evaluating patient data about pain and agitation can be confusing, making it difficult to identify which condition to treat to best manage a patient’s clinical need. This presentation focuses on assessing and managing pain and sedation in the critically ill adult, including identification of valid and reliable assessment tools and implementation of evidence-based interventions.
It is the first session in a three-part miniseries designed to interpret the recently updated Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD). The second and third sessions will examine delirium assessment and management and implementing an early progressive mobility program.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
An advanced practice nurse with a special interest in critical care, Brenda Pun conducts and participates in patient-oriented health services research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. As a program clinical manager in the Vanderbilt Coordinating Center, she is involved in studies, grant writing, data collection, analysis of data and communication of results, with an emphasis on delirium and sedation in the critically ill.
Ms. Pun holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing. She is a highly regarded nursing and medical educator, teaching at local, regional and national conferences and providing research consultation to hospitals and organizations throughout the U.S.
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Learners must view the entire webinar and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded 0.5 contact hours of CNE credit (Synergy Category A).
Enduring Educational Activities
In accordance with ANCC guidelines, the contact hours for this educational activity are due for renewal on Aug. 1, 2016.
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