Analyzing the Aftermath of a Pandemic: What We Learned About Management of COVID-19 Patients in ICU

Author(s): Mondor Eugene

Contact Hours 0.85

CERP A 0.85

Expires Dec 31, 2023

Topics: COVID-19, Pulmonary

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Fees
Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

It is the biggest modern-day healthcare crisis since the Spanish Flu over one hundred years ago. This advanced session describes the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, its origin and evolution, transmission and diagnosis. Management of the COVID-19 patient, focusing on hemodynamic support, mechanical ventilation, proning, coagulopathy, medication trials and ongoing research is emphasized. The adjustments required and employed by ICU teams to meet the demands of this complex population, is highlighted.

Objectives

  • Explain the novel Coronavirus, pathophysiology, transmission, diagnosis and characteristics of critically ill patients with COVID-19.
  • Describe specific resuscitation and management priorities for the COVID-19 patient, including alterations in care employed by ICU teams.
  • Identify up-to-date research into COVID-19 and strategies under consideration for preventing complications and decreasing mortality.

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.

Disclosure

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.

Accreditation

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 0.00 contact hours.

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