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Exceptional Patient Centered Critical Care: The CERTAIN Approach

Dates & Locations

Sep 22-23, 2020
Rochester, MN - USA Mayo Clinic - Siebens building


Course Directors:  Alexander Niven, M.D., Ognjen Gajic, M.D.Yue Dong, M.D.Rahul Kashyap, M.B.B.S.
Exceptional, Patient Centered Critical Care: The CERTAIN Approach
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 . Come and learn the CERTAIN Approach through our interactive, hands on 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 two day course includes:
Hands on 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
Interactive audience, panel discussion of current critical care controversies
Participants are eligible to be recognized as a CERTAIN Trainer at the successful completion of this program.