Blasts, Cytes and Phils: Critical Care Immunology

Author(s): Miller Leanna R

Contact Hours 1.10

CERP A 1.10

Expires Dec 31, 2024

Topics: Infectious Disease

Population: Adult, Lifespan

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This presentation reviews the physiologic and pathophysiologic processes within the immune system, including the inflammatory mechanism and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and correlates the laboratory tests commonly ordered and interpreted to identify these mechanisms. The latest research findings regarding immunomodulation are identified. Case studies are used to integrate the theoretical content to clinical implementation.


  • Describe the mediators (cytokines) responsible for the immune inflammatory response.
  • Identify triggers to the immune inflammatory response commonly seen in the critically/acutely ill patient.
  • Explain strategies which improve outcomes in patients with a heightened immune inflammatory response.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012. AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing (CBRN), California Provider number CEP 1036. This activity is approved for 1.10 contact hours.

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