Critical Care Research Update: Be a Smart Consumer

Author(s): Elizabeth Bridges

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Aug 15, 2026

Topics: Evidence-Based Practice, Research

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

This session highlights the unique attributes, results and practice implications of selected studies in practice, focusing on current care issues and research. This session also presents strategies to enhance the use of evidence in practice, including becoming a smart consumer of evidence and how to integrate multiple studies to address a clinical issue. The importance of these studies in advancing acute and critical care nursing practice and areas requiring further research are discussed.


  • Identify AACN’s priorities and discuss research studies and questions which arise from these priorities.
  • Analyze practice strategies to enhance skills and interpret research as a smart consumer of evidence.
  • Discuss research that addresses AACN priorities, challenges, or changes practice or asks a new question.

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 1.25 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.


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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.

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