Rochester, MN US
September 17, 2018 to September 18, 2018

Maximizing Patient Outcomes in the Acute Care Setting: The CERTAIN Approach

Course Directors: Yue Dong, M.D., Rahul Kashyap, M.B.B.S., Alexander Niven, M.D.

Implementation of best acute care practices to drive safety and quality improvements remains challenging in many healthcare systems.  The CERTAIN (Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness and iNjury) program offers healthcare teams a validated, bedside decision support tool to standardize best approaches to evaluation and treatment of acutely ill patients.

This course provides participants an interactive opportunity to learn the CERTAIN approach, including hands on, simulation based training. Participants will also learn from the practical experience of an international group of faculty experts, who have implemented this program in intensive care units (ICUs) across five continents over the past 3 years.

Other specific topics will also include effective application of information technology, peer collaboration, implementation science tools and change management strategies to provide participants with the information and tools to maximize the opportunity to successfully implement this program in their clinical practice.

  • CERTAIN has been shown to improve the performance of clinical providers faced with simulated emergencies.
  • It has been implemented by over 800 providers in a variety of intensive care units (ICUs) and acute care settings across five continents.
  • This interactive course will provide a simulation-based training experience to teach participants the CERTAIN approach and the best methods to implement this program in their daily patient care activities. 

Register Before
June 30

Register Before
July 30
Register After
July 30
Group Registration
Fee (20+ people)
Full Fee  $1200.00 $1500.00

If you are registering a group of 20+ people BEFORE June 30, contact Kari Koenigs for a special registration code.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Define the importance of managing acutely ill and injured patients by the standardized, systematic and structured approach.
  • Incorporate the CERTAIN approach (admission checklist) to manage admission/resuscitation of acutely ill and injured patients.
  • Incorporate the CERTAIN approach (rounding checklist) to perform daily rounding for acutely ill and injured patients.
  • Demonstrate the prompter’s role to provide real-time feedback to the team during the admission/resuscitation and rounding using the CERTAIN checklist.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 11.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/17/2018 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
09/18/2018 - 5:00pm
Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary's Campus
1216 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States

Each morning of the course will start at Homewood Suites by Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area/ Saint Marys - 165 13th Ave SW located directly across from St. Mary's Hospital.

All travel and lodging reservations and expenses are on your own. Several options for lodging in downtown Rochester and within walking distance of the Mayo Clinic campus.  Below are a few options for lodging:

Courtyard Rochester Mayo Clinic Area/Saint Marys
161 13th Ave. SW  
Rochester  MN  55902 
$149.00 per night plus $10 for parking per day
Call 507-536-0040 and refer to the group name CERTAIN or
Book online

SpringHill Suites Rochester Mayo Clinic Area/Saint Marys
1125 2nd Street SW
Rochester  MN 55902
$139 double beds - free parking
$140 king bed - free parking
Call 507-281-5455 and refer to the group name CERTAIN or
Book online

Book early before rooms fill up.  Reservations must be made by August 26, 2018 to be guarenteed this rate.

In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 11.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 11.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to cme@mayo.edu. When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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