Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in the ICU – Part 2: Agitation and Delirium

August 22, 2019

Appropriately managing pain, agitation, and delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) has been shown to improve clinical outcomes. It has been identified that management of pain, agitation, and delirium in UPMC Pinnacle ICUs deviates from established clinical practice guidelines and current best practices due to a lack of pharmacist knowledge in this area.

Target Audience

Critical Care (Intensivists)

General Practice

Learning Objectives

Identify a patient's level of sedation based on the results of sedation assessment tools

Describe the pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, and therapeutic differences between common sedatives used in the ICU

Discuss the modalities used to prevent and treat delirium

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
08/22/2019
Course expires: 
09/23/2019
Event starts: 
08/22/2019 - 4:45pm
Event ends: 
08/22/2019 - 5:45pm

Appropriately managing pain, agitation, and delirium in the intensive care unit (ICU) has been shown to improve clinical outcomes. It has been identified that management of pain, agitation, and delirium in UPMC Pinnacle ICUs deviates from established clinical practice guidelines and current best practices due to a lack of pharmacist knowledge in this area

UPMC Pinnacle Pharmacy Conference Room
Harrisburg, PA
United States

Ken V. Trinh, Pharm.D., BCCCP

ACPE Accreditation Statement                       

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.

This knowledge-based activity provides 0.75 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

The assigned universal program number(s) is:  0481-0000-19-138-L01-P

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
08/22/2019
Course expires: 
09/23/2019
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