Leading Healthcare Innovation: Opportunities for Critical Care Nurses

Author(s): Giuliano Karen K

Contact Hours 1.02

CERP C 1.02

Expires Dec 31, 2023

Topics: Career Development, COVID-19

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Critical care nurses are uniquely positioned to drive innovation in healthcare. This session is designed to help participants see their fundamentally important role in creating the pragmatic and sustainable innovation required for real progress in practice, service and improved clinical outcomes. Using the design thinking process, participants learn about the development of an actual product created and commercialized during COVID-19 by a critical care nurse.


  • Empower nurses to recognize their healthcare innovation potential.
  • Identify the essential steps used in the design thinking process for healthcare innovations and solutions.
  • Discuss the steps in product development from idea to commercialization.

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 1.02 contact hours.

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.

Refund Policy

Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.