Activity Objectives:

Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: Life After the Hospital for ICU Survivors is organized by American Association of Critical - Care Nurses (AACN) and will be held during Nov 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 :
Often critical care staff focuses only on survival. However, it is vitally crucial for nurses to know the struggles of ICU survivors. This session starts with an overview of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), including an in-depth review of the physical, cognitive and mental health components. Incorporating video testimony of an ICU survivor and spouse telling their personal story, the session focuses on strategies for preventing and managing PICS. This includes “up-stream” ICU based strategies such as early mobility, delirium reduction, and cognitive stimulation. The session focuses on “down-stream” strategies (i.e., after discharge) for screening and managing the long-term complications of PICS (eg, depression, cognitive impairment). Post-ICU clinics and support groups can be staffed by critical care APRNs and other interprofessional staff. The ICU team can make a significant difference in long-term outcomes for our patients and families.

Objectives :
• Define the characteristics, incidence, prevalence and risk factors of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS).
• Identify strategies for preventing and managing PICS both in the ICU and following the hospitalization.
• Identify post-hospital resources for patients and families suffering from PICS.

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

Intended Audience

Behavioral Health, Critical Care Medicine, Psychology

Activity Payment Details

Activity Fee : USD $10.00

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