High Levels of Surveillance: Caring for Immunosuppressed Adult Patients in the ICU

Author(s): Mulroy Janet F

Contact Hours 0.88

CERP A 0.88

Expires Dec 31, 2024

Topics: Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Large numbers of severely immunosuppressed patients are presenting to ER and acute care settings with signs of infection. The challenge is to sift through the wide range of potential opportunistic infections that pose a great threat to their survival. This advanced session reviews the process for detection, containment and management of infections in the seriously ill immunosuppressed population in our critical care units.


  • Describe reasons for abnormal host defense mechanisms in adults in response to infection.
  • Discuss special considerations for detection, diagnosis and containment of opportunistic infections in adults.
  • Identify challenges associated with management of infection in immunosuppressed adult patients in critical care.

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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.


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 0.00 contact hours.

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