Rochester, MN US
September 9, 2019 to September 10, 2019

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., Ognjen Gajic, 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. 
Registration Fee$2,000
Mandarin Interpretation Fee$300.00

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: 
  • 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 10.75 ANCC
  • 10.75 Attendance
Event starts: 
09/09/2019 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
09/10/2019 - 5:00pm
Assisi Heights Spirituality Center
1001 14th St NW
Rochester, MN 55901
United States

 Below is an option for lodging:

Hotel Name:

Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area

Hotel Address:

10 East Center Street


Rochester, Minnesota



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Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates (starting at $269/night plus tax) at Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the cut-off date of August 17, 2019, whichever comes first. After August 17, 2019, reservations will be taken based on space and rate availability.

Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic course : CERTAIN. Group code: CER

Book early before rooms fill up.  All attendees are responsible for their own travel, lodging reservations and expenses. 

Accreditation Statement
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.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 ANCC nursing contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants 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

  • 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 10.75 ANCC
  • 10.75 Attendance

Accreditation Period

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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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