Better Together: Building Bridges Between Emergency and Critical Care to Promote Health Equity

Author(s): Anna Alder, Sarah Wells

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP C 1.25

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Collaboration, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Role: Manager, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session is co-facilitated by two nurses, one with a critical care background and the other with emergency department experience. They discuss the tribalism between the two areas and the impact it can have on patient outcomes. Join them as they explore evidence-based solutions and strategies to build bridges between these two specialties and promote health equity.


  • Compare and contrast the role of the nurse within critical care and the emergency department.
  • Review the impact lack of care coordination has on patient outcomes.
  • Discuss evidence-based strategies to enhance cooperation between departments to foster greater health equity for patients.

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.


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.

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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Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.