Partnering With and Engaging Families in the ICU

Building family partnerships in the ICU

The lecture duration is 51min.

1 CPD Point, 1 CEU, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.
Accredited by CPDUK, CBRN and EB Medicine.

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Andrea Marshall
Professor of Acute and Complex Care Nursing, Griffith University, Australia
Lecture Summary

Critical care practice is underpinned by policy and research which acknowledges the benefits of patient and family engagement in the intensive care unit. Engagement occurs across a continuum from low to high levels of engagement. In this session we will discuss how patient and family involvement in care delivery can be promoted, ways in which families might be engaged while their family member is in the ICU, the potential benefits to the patient, family and health professionals, and managing potential challenges. We will also discuss some novel approaches for more active family engagement and partnerships in the ICU.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Define family engagement in the ICU, the continuum across which it might occur and potential benefits to patients, family and health professionals
  • Describe strategies to promote family engagement in the ICU
  • Identify what factors might help or hinder family engagement in the ICU
  • Introduce novel ways of activating a higher level of family engagement in the ICU

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 1 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.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Online learners will need a computer or web-enabled device to access the podcast, additional learning materials, and CME test.

Commercial Support

This activity received no commercial support.