Creating a Blended-Learning Experience with ECCO (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation)

Author(s): Shaouni Casey D

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP B 1.25

Expires Feb 01, 2025

Topics: Education, Leadership

Level: Proficient

Population: Adult

Role: Educator, Staff, Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

This session takes you on a journey of assessment, planning, implementation and re-assessment for creating a blended-learning progressive and critical care orientation. Creating a blended-learning experience can be difficult due to the abbreviated time frame available to orient novice progressive and critical care nurses. Novice nurses are also overwhelmed by the amount of information they need to master. AACN has developed a comprehensive online education product recommended to be combined with other learning modalities. This session illustrates the incorporation of e-learning with hands-on skills workshops, interactive concept review activities and simulations to create successful blended-learning experiences.


  • Analyze facilitation methods to address the various learning styles.
  • Explain specific critical thinking skills developed through experiential learning.
  • Describe the components of blended-learning for nurses who are new to progressive and critical care.

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.


Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content will be identified by the Nurse Planner within the activity. Any relevant relationship between an ineligible company and an individual with the ability to influence clinical content has been mitigated.

AACN programming meets the standards for most states that require mandatory continuing education contact hours for license and/or certification renewal. AACN recommends consulting with your state board of nursing or credentialing organization before submitting CE to fulfill continuing education requirements.

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Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.