Anxiety management among critically ill mechanically ventilated patients

A review of the latest evidence

The lecture duration is 40min.

0.75 CPD Points, 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, 0.75 CEUs.
Accredited by CPDUK, EB Medicine and CBRN.

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Breanna Hetland
Assistant professor at the University of Nebraska, USA
Lecture Summary

Anxiety is a common symptom experienced by patients who receive mechanical ventilation. This lecture covers the definitions and concepts, causes, clinical manifestations, and short- and long-term implications of unmanaged anxiety during mechanical ventilation. Differentiation between anxiety and other similar symptoms will be discussed. Current assessment and treatment methods for anxiety will be reviewed. Lastly, future considerations for clinical practice and strategies for meaningful engagement of patients and their informal caregivers in anxiety assessment and management will be presented.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Trainee Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Define anxiety and list 3 major causes of anxiety during mechanical ventilation
  • Give two short term and 2 long term implications of anxiety
  • Describe the difference between pharmacological and non-pharmacological anxiety management
  • Explain the differences between patient report, proxy report, and clinician report in regard to the assessment of anxiety

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

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Commercial Support

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