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, 2023

Topics: Delirium, Patient Safety

Population: Adult

Role: APRN

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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.

Objectives

  • 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 and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.

Disclosure

This activity has been reviewed by the Nurse Planner. It has been determined that the material presented here shows no bias. No conflicts of interest have been identified for any individual with the ability to influence the content of this activity. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN or ANCC approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.

Accreditation

The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

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