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Inquiry to Innovation: Evidence-Based Decisions and Improvement in Critical Care Nursing Practice

Author(s): Caryl Goodyear

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Decision-making, Evidence-Based Practice

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Evidence-based decision-making is a vital nursing accountability. We use data and evidence every day in our practice; it’s second nature. This advanced-level session pulls together the most important aspects of evidence-based decision-making, including a discussion of the right pathway to take to answer clinical questions. The participant realizes how inquiry to innovation exists in our clinical world and how implementing change based on evidence improves patient, nurse, and unit outcomes.


  • Describe how the nurse’s role in utilizing evidence to inform practice integrates with an Inquiry to Innovation program approach.
  • Discuss our role as evidence-based practice clinicians in leading to positive change and improved outcomes.
  • Analyze how innovation intersects with evidence-based decisions and improvement.

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.

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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