Evidence Based Bathing of Critically Ill Patients

Key evidence-based care practices

1 CPD Points, 1 CEUs, 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.
Providers: CPDUK, CBRN, EB Medicine

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Kathleen Vollman help_outline
Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator and Consultant, USA
Lecture Summary

In the year of the nurse, it is important to remember a famous quote by Florence Nightingale; “It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm”. In our current work cultures, some basic nursing care activities designed to prevent harm, are frequently seen as just tasks to be completed before the end of the shift or just one more project. With health care infections a worldwide problem we can make a difference in preventing the invasion or halting the spread of microorganisms by implementing basic care strategies to reduce the source of the infection. This session provides an in-depth examination of the science of bathing critically ill patients and the impact it has on infection. This session will seek to dispel any myths and address the evidence-based practice and provide suggestions for successful implementation leading to a change in care.

Target Audience

Critical Care Nurses
Trainee Critical Care Doctors

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Identify 3 modes of transmission for the spread of microorganism in the hospital environment
  • Define key evidence-based care practices around bathing that can improve the skin condition
  • Discuss the science to support bathing practices that help reduce the development of healthcare-acquired infections
  • Outline key program steps using case examples for changing bathing practices within your unit
Release Date

1 November 2020

Termination Date

31 October 2023

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

EB Medicine designates this internet-enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Needs Assessment

The need for this educational activity was determined by surveys of the target audience and experts in the specialty. Further assessment was provided by examining the topics of recently published evidence-based medicine reviews, national clinical guidelines, and specialty society recommendations, as well as suggestions from evaluations of previous learning programs to determine practice gaps.

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Earning Credit

In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, watch the course, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Online learners will need a computer or web-enabled device to access the podcast, additional learning materials, and CME test.