Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to provide evidence-based recommendations to nursing professionals in acute care settings regarding sedation management, central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs), and early enteral feeding to prevent malnutrition.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the nurse’s role during a spontaneous awakening and spontaneous breathing trial in the mechanically ventilated, critically ill patient population.
  • Identify the nurse’s role in decreasing the risk of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs).
  • Discuss at least three characteristics of malnutrition and current recommendations for early initiation of enteral feedings in critically ill patients.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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