Activity Objectives:

Developing and Implementing a Patient-Focused ICU Diary Program: It Matters is organized by American Association of Critical - Care Nurses (AACN) and will be held during Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019.

Accreditation :
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC's) Commission on Accreditation, ANCC Provider Number 0012 (60 min contact hour). AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the California State Board of Nursing, California Provider number CEP01036 for 1.2 contact hours (50 min contact hour).

Activity Summary :
A significant number of patients who survive an ICU admission suffer post intensive-care syndrome (PICS) and face significant long-term physical, cognitive and mental health impairments. ICU survivors often suffer flashbacks and delusional memories related to their ICU stay rather than from events that actually occurred. ICU diaries are an effective reality-sorting strategy to help combat these confusing memories and help decrease mental health impairments in ICU survivors. This session provides a brief overview of PICS, the evidence on ICU diaries and the benefits journaling offers to patients, families, and nurses. A step-by-step approach to developing and implementing an ICU diary program in your unit is discussed, including strategies to address common challenges and barriers. Practical examples, sample ICU diaries, and resources to help get an ICU diary program up and running are shared. ICU diaries can help improve the quality of life for ICU survivors—and that matters.

Objectives :
• Describe the key components of ICU diaries and their use as a reality-sorting strategy.
• Devise a step-by-step approach for developing and implementing an ICU diary program.
• Identify strategies for overcoming challenges to implementation.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Intended Audience

Behavioral Health, Psychology, Critical Care Medicine

Activity Payment Details

Activity Fee : USD $10.00

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