Magazine article American Nurse Today

Post-Test * Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: What It Is and How to Help Prevent It

Magazine article American Nurse Today

Post-Test * Post-Intensive Care Syndrome: What It Is and How to Help Prevent It

Article excerpt

CNE: 1.5 contact hours

Earn contact hour credit online at www.AmericanNurseToday.com/ContinuingEducation.aspx

Instructions

To take the post-test for this article and earn contact hour credit, please go to the blue link above. Simply use your Visa or MasterCard to pay the processing fee. (ANA members $15; nonmembers $20.) Once you've successfully passed the post-test and completed the evaluation form, you'll be able to print out your certificate immediately.

Provider accreditation

The American Nurses Association's Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. ANCC Provider Number 0023. Contact hours: 1.5

ANA's Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178 for 1.76 contact hours. Post-test passing score is 75%. Expiration: 12/31/15

ANA Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development's accredited provider status refers only to CNE activities and does not imply that there is real or implied endorsement of any product, service, or company referred to in this activity nor of any company subsidizing costs related to the activity. Judy E. Davidson is a speaker for the France Foundation and has spoken for Hospira, Inc. Gary Black is the author of Gyroscope: A Survival of Sepsis.

Purpose/goal

To provide nurses with the information they need to help prevent and manage post-intensive care syndrome

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the prevalence and effects of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) on patients and their families.

2. Describe how to mitigate PICS in the ICU.

3. Discuss how to ensure a more effective patient transition from the ICU and the hospital.

Please mark the correct answer online.

1. What is the incidence of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) among ICU patients who've had sepsis or acute respiratory distress syndrome?

a. 30%

b. 40%

c. 50%

d. 60%

2. How many family members of ICU patients have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within 90 days after the patient is discharged or dies in the ICU?

a. One-eighth

b. One-fourth

c. One-third

d. One-half

3. How many ICU patients return to work 1 year after discharge?

a. One-eighth

b. One-fourth

c. One-third

d. One-half

4. What percentage of ICU patients require caregiver assistance 1 year after discharge? …

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