How to Teach Cardiac Surgical Resuscitation (CSR): Experts Train the Trainers

Author(s): Sondra Ley, Joel Dunning, Tara Bartley

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Cardiovascular, Education

Population: Pediatric, Adult

Role: Staff, Educator

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Trainers wishing to learn how to teach required competencies for CSR can learn from the experts responsible for them. This session is designed to develop CSR trainers wishing to learn a standardized approach to teaching STS protocols for cardiac surgical arrests. Attendees receive assistance in conducting their own CSR programs locally, as well as documentation strategies to meet new regulatory standards for resuscitation.


  • Analyze the most current evidence regarding recommended standards for resuscitation of arrest specific to cardiac surgery patients.
  • Develop the skills needed to assist others in developing and maintaining clinical competencies specific to CSR.
  • Review standardized tools to assist organizations in implementing CSR locally in a cost-effective manner.

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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