Utilizing LPNs/LVNs Safely and Effectively in the ICU

Author(s): Rebecca Johnson

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Leadership, Management, Staffing

Role: Staff, Manager

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

Added to Collection

Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) are a significant staffing asset in critical care nursing units. This session discusses the value of the LPN/LVN while clarifying their role capabilities. A case study of a new grad LPN provides useful ICU orientation and professional development information and resources. Additional discussions demonstrate how RNs and LPNs successfully and safely work together in the ICU.


  • Identify at least two ways to integrate LPNs/LVNs into the ICU staffing mix.
  • Describe the RN-LPN relationship in the ICU.
  • Describe an orientation plan for LPN/LVNs in the ICU.

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.

Refund Policy

Continuing Education Activities are nonrefundable.