Walking Home from the ICU: How to Improve Patient Outcomes

Author(s): Dayton Kali

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Pharmacology Hours 0.10

Expires Dec 31, 2024

Topics: Beacon, Delirium

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Prolonged deep sedation on mechanical ventilation deeply impacts the psychological and physical burden on patients and staff. Updating sedation and mobility practices to prevent and alleviate delirium is the future of critical care medicine. We can help patients walk through and out of the ICU and straight back to their lives. Case studies with pictures and videos from the Awake and Walking ICU brings the ABCDEF bundle to a new level and empowers the learner to revolutionize their ICU. Pharmacology content = 10%.


  • Explain the patient perspective of sedation, delirium, and immobility.
  • Identify the research supporting changes to sedation and mobility practices.
  • Apply the knowledge and tools to prevent and treat delirium.

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