Impact of Case Review Debriefings on Moral Distress of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Nurses

Author(s): Sherry Griggs, DNP, RN, CCRN-CSC, CMC, CCTN, Debra Hampton, PhD, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, Jean Edward, PhD, RN, CHPE, Jessica McFarlin, MD

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Jun 01, 2026

Topics: Moral Distress

Population: Adult

Role: Staff, APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

The purpose of this project was to evaluate the effect of case review debriefings on moral distress in ECMO nurses. The findings suggest that the 2 case review debriefings did not mitigate moral distress in the long term but helped decrease distress about challenging patient care situations in the short term.


  • List the symptoms of moral distress.
  • Describe the potential negative impact of moral distress for critical care nurses.
  • Describe the impact that case review debriefings can have on level of moral distress.

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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.


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