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Many ICU patients require sedation, mechanical ventilation, and other life-saving interventions that can lead to complications. Oversedation, immobility, and delirium are a triple threat — separate yet reinforcing complications that can lead to long-term patient harm. They are also strong predictors of length of stay, increased morbidity and mortality, long-term cognitive impairment, and high cost of care.
To help you take on these threats, IHI is again offering this program on cutting-edge ICU practices on November 5-6, 2013, in Scottsdale, AZ. Through interactive workshops, case videos, and visual demonstrations, this seminar will teach participants how closer monitoring of patient sedation, immobility, and delirium — along with timely modifications in medication and care management — can lead to better physical and cognitive function at discharge, helping to reduce the chance of readmission.
  • Terry P. Clemmer, MD, Director of Critical Care Medicine, LDS Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare
  • E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Vicki J. Spuhler, RN, MS, Retired Nurse Manager, Intermountain Healthcare, Intermountain Medical Center
  • Heidi Engel, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist, University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Source: Clemmer, T. 2011.
Participants in this program will learn how to implement best practices that will help ICU staff reprioritize reducing long-term patient harm and affecting positive culture change. Attendees will benefit from a collaborative learning approach and return to their home organization able to execute practical screening tools and lead department-wide initiatives that will reduce patient harm and positively impact their organization’s bottom line.