CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDER - TRANSITION TO PRACTICE PROGRAM
Critical care medicine education is not a topic that is frequently covered in all APP education and most APPs are not prepared to transition as a new graduate into a competent role as an independent practitioner. APPs working in Critical Care Medicine work in very autonomous, full scope of practice positions caring for critically ill patients. The job requires advanced abilities in clinical decision making and procedure competency. This creates a steep learning curve that can significantly impair the APPs’ clinical confidence.
This course is designed for physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals who seek improved quality of care for the patients.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Define key components of APP Professional Practice.
- Identify key components of critically ill patients and develop therapeutic plans.
- Diagnose key components of critically ill patients and develop therapeutic plans.
- Manage key components of critically ill patients and develop therapeutic plans.
- Modify the patient's plan of care based on critical changes
- Improve skills to provide optimal and methodological work up.
- Deliver care to the critically ill patient.
- Communicate effectively by demonstrating empathy and respectful behavior when interacting with patients.
- Communicate effectively by demonstrating empathy and respectful behavior when interacting with family.
- Communicate effectively by demonstrating empathy and respectful behavior when interacting with interdisciplinary teams.
Amy Haller, MBA, MPAS, PA-C - Director, UPMC Center for Advanced Practice Education, Clinical Project Director, UPMC Office of Advanced Practice Providers
Tina Day, DNP, CRNP, ACNPAG-BC -Clinical Project Director, Critical Care Medicine Adult and Pediatrics Division Advance Practitioner Provider Program Advance Practitioner Provider Supervisor, Quality Improvement in Critical Care
Robert Bauer, MSN, CRNP, AG-ACNP-BC - Associate ICU Director, Magee Adult ICU, Co-Director APP Education, Department of Critical Care Medicine
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for X.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is X.0 contact hours.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 4.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 0.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 0.00 Attendance
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