Mindfulness: Using Pause Principles to Enhance Your Nursing Practice

Author(s): Bay Linda M

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP B 1.25

Expires Jun 01, 2026

Topics: Beacon, Healthy Work Environment, Motivational & Personal Growth

Level: All

Population: Lifespan

Role: Manager, Staff, Educator

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Mindfulness should be a way to be and not a thing to do. This session engages the nurse in the discussion and learning of concepts of the Pause Principle and teaches small but effective mindful activities to use for building the personal and organizational resilience most needed during these turbulent times in healthcare. This session covers ways to incorporate a strategic pause and mindful moments into your practice—moments that can make a big difference in the lives of nurses, patients and organizations. Imagine what it would be like to be more mindful and to care for yourself, or what your organization could be like by embracing the Pause Principles. Think big, but start small. This is an invitation to be more mindful. Because it matters for the health of our nurses, patients and systems.


  • Explain the benefits of mindfulness.
  • Discuss Pause Principles to enhance self, team and organization.
  • Identify easily learned and effective tools to incorporate mindfulness into your practice.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

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.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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