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Exceptional Patient Centered Critical Care: The CERTAIN Approach - Online CME Course

Exceptional, Patient Centered Critical Care: The CERTAIN Approach

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

Available until December 3, 2023 - Online CME Course

Consistent, patient centered care and delivery of evidence based best practices can be challenging in the complex, dynamic ICU.  The CERTAIN (Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness and iNjury) program offers providers and healthcare teams a systematic approach to the initial assessment and ongoing evidence based management of the critically ill or injured patient. CERTAIN also offers bedside decision support tools, and a pragmatic approach to quality improvement to speed integration of these principles in daily clinical practice .

Registration Fee$500.00

Learn the CERTAIN Approach through our interactive,  learning experience delivered by an international panel of faculty experts, with extensive experience implementing this program in intensive care units (ICUs) across five continents over the past five years. This course includes:

  • Simulation workshops to experience the CERTAIN approach to:
    • Admission and resuscitation
    • ICU rounding
    • CERTAIN checklists, decision support
    • Rapid assessment using point of care ultrasound as a stethoscope
  • Case based discussions on shared decision making and practical approaches to patient centered care and humanizing the ICU (including the Get to Know Me Board)
  • Expert lectures on key areas of critical care delivery: process standardization, implementation science, informatics, quality improvement, education and research

Participants are eligible to be recognized as a CERTAIN Trainer at the successful completion of this program.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, nurse practitioners/physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, and respiratory therapists caring for acutely ill patients in the ICU and Emergency Department.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the importance of managing acutely ill and injured patients by the standardized, systematic and structured approach.
  • Apply the CERTAIN Approach (admission, rounding, point of care ultrasound, and patient centered decision making) to consistently deliver the best possible care to acutely ill and injured patients.
  • Develop implementation strategies to incorporate the CERTAIN approach into their healthcare team’s daily clinical practice.

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.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 ACPE
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC
  • 6.00 Attendance
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Course expires: 
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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 enduring material for a maximum of 6.00 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 enduring material for a maximum of 6.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.00 knowledge-based contact hours. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals
A record of attendance will be available 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) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 ACPE
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.00 ANCC
  • 6.00 Attendance


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