Leading Healthcare Innovation: Opportunities for Critical Care Nurses

Author(s): Giuliano Karen K

Contact Hours 1.02

CERP C 1.02

Expires May 31, 2026

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, 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 1.02 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.

Refund Policy

Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.