Maximizing Patient Outcomes in the Acute Care Setting: The CERTAIN Approach

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

Implementation of best acute care practices to drive safety and quality improvements remains challenging in many healthcare systems.  The CERTAIN (Checklist for Early Recognition and Treatment of Acute Illness and iNjury) program offers healthcare teams a validated, bedside decision support tool to standardize best approaches to evaluation and treatment of acutely ill patients.

This course provides participants an interactive opportunity to learn the CERTAIN approach, including hands on, simulation based training. Participants will also learn from the practical experience of an international group of faculty experts, who have implemented this program in intensive care units (ICUs) across five continents over the past 3 years.

Other specific topics will also include effective application of information technology, peer collaboration, implementation science tools and change management strategies to provide participants with the information and tools to maximize the opportunity to successfully implement this program in their clinical practice.

  • CERTAIN has been shown to improve the performance of clinical providers faced with simulated emergencies.
  • It has been implemented by over 800 providers in a variety of intensive care units (ICUs) and acute care settings across five continents.
  • This interactive course will provide a simulation-based training experience to teach participants the CERTAIN approach and the best methods to implement this program in their daily patient care activities.
Register Before
July 15, 2019
Register After
July 15
Registration Fee

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Define the importance of managing acutely ill and injured patients by the standardized, systematic and structured approach.
  • Incorporate the CERTAIN approach (admission checklist) to manage admission/resuscitation of acutely ill and injured patients.
  • Incorporate the CERTAIN approach (rounding checklist) to perform daily rounding for acutely ill and injured patients.
  • Demonstrate the prompter’s role to provide real-time feedback to the team during the admission/resuscitation and rounding using the CERTAIN checklist.

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.

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Rochester, Minnesota is a friendly city that greets thousands of visitors from around the world each year. The city is serviced by a modern international airport with multiple flights daily via American or Delta Airlines. Access to and from the airport is provided by taxi, shuttle service or rental car. The airport is located approximately 10 miles from downtown Rochester, Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Civic Center.

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