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ICU-CARE: A Mobile App to Enhance the Efficiency of Daily Informal Caregiving in the ICU

Author(s): Breanna Hetland

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Research, Technology

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

Actively involving informal caregivers in direct patient care at the bedside in the ICU has the potential to improve outcomes for the patient, informal caregiver and healthcare system. In this session, participants learn about ICU-CARE, a mobile app that can be instrumental in promoting caregiver involvement in ICU patient care, and which is highly endorsed by participants and nurses.


  • Discuss the potential benefits of informal caregiver engagement in ICU patient care.
  • Identify appropriate integrative interventions to ease distressing symptoms experienced by the ICU patient.
  • Determine the future implications of the use of technology to promotion engagement in ICU patient care.

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.


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