Bringing Best Practices to Your ICU: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Full Course:  13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD; (EXPIRES 05/31/22)

Course(s) are appropriate for:  This activity is designed for physicians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, advanced nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals interested in optimizing ICU patient recovery and outcomes.

Stay Current in a Rapidly Evolving Field
Bringing Best Practices to Your ICU: An Interdisciplinary Approach lays the foundation for an inter-professional, bundled approach to the care of patients with complex medical conditions. Led by John P. Kress, MD and Cheryl L. Esbrook, OTR/L, BCPR, this CME course highlights common complications of ICU survivors and breaks down the efficacy and implementation of the ABCDEF bundle. It will help you to better:
  • Define the history and evidence surrounding the ABCDEF bundle
  • Discuss strategies to improve bundle utilization in the ICU setting
  • Analyze the roles of different healthcare providers in a bundled approach
  • Outline ways to integrate the bundle into care of critically ill patients
  • Identify potential barriers to ABCDEF bundle implementation


This course is strictly ONLINE with no download – an internet connection is critical in order to do this course.  Do not complete testing prior to the end of your chosen date period or your dates will be adjusted.

Series 1 (ICU1)

To view topic outline of the full course, see below:

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Course Topics

The Pain of Being in the ICU

Family Engagement: Why It Matters

So Many Tools: How to Measure Functional Outcomes

What?s Changing?: The New PADIS Guidelines

Nursing Role in Promoting Bundle Elements and Mobility

Maintaining Consciousness with the Right Cocktail to Avoid Delirium

Awakening and Breathing: The Cornerstone to Bundle Success

Move It or Lose It: Keeping Your Patients Active in the ICU

Why Do Bundles Matter? The Long-Term Consequences of Surviving the ICU

Are You Too Sick to Move? Mobilizing Patients on Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support

We Are Our Worst Enemy: How to Change the ICU Cultur

Life In and After the ICU: A Patient Experience

Leading Change: Implementing ABCDEF from the Ground Up

Devices Galore: How to Mobilize Your Patient Despite Their Attachments

Rounding Strategies to Improve Bundle Compliance

Seeing Beyond the Lab Values: Making Good Clinical Judgments for Interventions

Assessing Progress: Quality Improvement Projects to Randomized Controlled Trials

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe the history and evidence surrounding the ABCDEF bundle
  • Discuss strategies for bundle implementation in the ICU settings
  • Identify potential barriers to implementation in individual institutions including implications for staffing and costs
  • Analyze the roles of different healthcare professionals incorporating the ABCDEF bundle into an ICU
  • Outline ways the ABCDEF bundle can be incorporated into the care of ICU patients



The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 13 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Date of Original Release: May 31, 2019
Date Credits Expire: May 31, 2022
CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Additional Information

Expand Your Skills
Available online, Bringing Best Practices to Your ICU: An Interdisciplinary Approach provides a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.


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