Utility of Screening for Cognitive Impairment at Hospital Discharge in Adult Survivors of Critical Illness

Author(s): By Gerardo Eman, MD, Amber Marsh, BA, Michelle Ng Gong, MD, MS, and Aluko A. Hope, MD, MSCE

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Jul 01, 2025

Topics: Delirium

Population: Adult, Geriatric

Role: Educator

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Assessing for cognitive impairment at hospital discharge may help identify intensive care unit survivors at higher risk of severe physical disabilities after critical illness.


  • Assess for cognitive impairment in survivors of critical care illness.
  • Explore the utility of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment as a tool to screen for cognitive impairments in survivors of critical illness.
  • Identify baseline and hospitalization characteristics associated with cognitive impairment at hospital discharge.

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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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