Promoting Safe Clinical Decisions with Specialty Education of Newly Graduated Critical Care Nurses

Author(s): Fetter Mary

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Beacon, Decision-making, Education

Role: Educator, Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Evidence documents the struggles of novice critical care nurses to make complex clinical decisions quickly and effectively. Additional support is needed to promote successful transition to practice for newly graduated nurses in critical care. The facilitator shares the experiences of developing a critical care course for novice critical care nurses across the organization. Measured outcomes include knowledge and self-reported levels of confidence and anxiety with clinical decision-making following course participation.


  • Explore literature findings regarding the experiences and challenges of newly graduated nurses’ transition to practice in critical care.
  • Explain the implications of critical care nurses’ clinical decision making skills on patient safety outcomes.
  • Discuss the impact of implementing a uniform, structured critical care course on knowledge attainment and clinical decision-making skills.

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 1.00 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.

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