Starting Now: Leading Practice by Removing Practice Habits

Author(s): Mary Beth Makic, Elizabeth Bridges, Rosemary Timmerman

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Aug 15, 2026

Topics: Evidence-Based Practice, Technology

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

National organizations, including AACN, state science must drive practice. Current best evidence should be embraced and moved into practice, providing foundational knowledge thereby improving patient outcomes. Questioning practice traditions and challenging habits is necessary to ensure best practice that improve outcomes. This session identifies selected practice traditions, reviews current evidence, including technology advancements to move practice forward based on science, not tradition.


  • Explain how research and other forms of evidence should be applied as the foundation for your nursing practice.
  • Appraise two practice traditions you will change to improve your role as a practicing nurse.
  • Identify one barrier and possible solutions to implementing evidence-based practice in your clinical practice setting.

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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