Bridging the Gap Between the Intensive Care Unit and the Acute Medical Care Unit

Author(s): Eileen Kim, MD, Charles Kast, MD, Anika Afroz-Hossain, MD, Michael Qiu, MD, Karalyn Pappas, and Liron Sinvani, MD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires May 01, 2024

Topics: Delirium, Patient Safety

Population: Adult

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Despite a growing cohort of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors, little is known about the early ICU aftercare period. The objective of this article is to identify gaps in early ICU aftercare and factors associated with poor hospital outcomes.


  • Describe early ICU aftercare for ICU survivors on the acute medical units regarding syndromes such as delirium, debility, and dysphagia
  • Identify gaps in early ICU aftercare including practices such as bed rest, documentation of advance directives, and dietary restriction
  • Determine patient characteristics as well as ICU and early ICU aftercare practices associated with poor hospital outcome

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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