Bringing Best Practices to Your ICU: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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.
This presentation was originally recorded at Bringing Best Practices to Your ICU: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Caring for the Critically Ill, March 7-9, 2019, in Chicago, IL.
Medium: Online Presentation

Commercial Support: This CME certified activity has not requested or received any support or funding from commercial interests. This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.

Target Audience

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.

Learning 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.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
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Available credit: 
  • 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 13.00 Participation
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John P. Kress, MD
University of Chicago

Cheryl Esbrook, OTR/L, BCPR
University of Chicago

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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