Rochester, MN US
October 30, 2017 to October 31, 2017

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

Course Directors: Yue Dong, M.D., Rahul Kashyap

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. 

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: 
  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Event starts: 
10/30/2017 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/31/2017 - 5:00pm
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Mayo Clinic
200 First Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902
United States

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Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

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