COVID-19 Panel Discussion: Managing the Pandemic from the Ripple to the Tsunami

Author(s): Bader Mary Kay

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2023

Topics: COVID-19, Infectious Disease

Population: Lifespan

Role: Educator, APRN, Staff, Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Hospital teams must plan and execute a disaster model in conventional, contingency and crisis phases of a pandemic. ICU teams can organize space, staff, stuff and system issues in order to effectively deliver care during a pandemic or disaster. Nurses need a foundational understanding of managing resources during a disaster and be prepared to manage ICU patients with limited supplies, alternative staffing strategies and following PPE guidelines. Using a multidisciplinary panel composed of key critical care services team members (Physician, Advanced Practice Nurse, Nurse Administrator and Staff Nurse), this session demonstrates an evidence based format on managing a long-term pandemic impacting critical care and acute care units.


  • Detail the evidence on disaster preparation and management focusing on ICU environment during the conventional, contingency and crisis modes.
  • Identify the key elements of the CHEST ICU Pandemic guidelines focusing on how to manage ICU space, staff stuff and strategy.
  • Apply and evaluate an ICU disaster plan to the COVID-19 pandemic including how to manage critically ill patients when resources are limited.

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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 1.00 contact hours.

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