ICU-PAUSE: Patient Safety, Diagnostic Errors and Vulnerability to Implicit Bias at Transitions of Care

ICU-PAUSE: Patient Safety, Diagnostic Errors and Vulnerability to Implicit Bias at Transitions of Care


$0.00 USD


$0.00 USD

Provided by the American Thoracic Society
Release Date: October 23, 2023

Program Description

The transition of patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) to the hospital wards is an inherently high-risk time and communication around these transitions is highly variable and unstandardized. The ATS ICU-PAUSE program is a communication framework that aims to educate health care providers, including trainees, intensivists, hospitalists, and advanced practice providers around patient safety and equity in diagnosis at the time of ICU discharge.

Target Audience

Intensivists, hospitalists, residents and fellows and advanced practice providers involved in transitions of care.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe and analyze existing threats to patient safety and healthcare equity during transitions of care
  • Describe ICU Pause communication framework and compare current practice to ideal practice stated within framework
  • Develop strategies to incorporate framework into current practice

Course summary

Available Credit:
1.00 Participation
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Credit Expires: October 23, 2024

Format: Video

Vineet Arora MD, MAPP

Herbert T. Abelson Professor of Medicine
Dean for Medical Education

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Biological Sciences Division, The University of Chicago



Anand S. Iyer, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care and School of Nursing
Center for Palliative and Supportive Care
Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education
The University of Alabama at Birmingham


National Institute on Aging: Grant / Contract         

Ascension: Independent Contractor - Speaking fees

AstraZeneca: Independent Contractor - Consultant

Meghan Lane-Fall, MD, MSHP, FCCM

Vice Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity and David E. Longnecker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care & Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation: Fiduciary Officer   

Anesthesia Education and Research: Fiduciary Officer Foundation for
McGraw-Hill: Intellectual Property - Copyright       

Patrick G Lyons, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care
Oregon Health & Science University


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Grant / Contract

Lekshmi Santhosh, MD MAEd

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
University of California-San Francisco

Chair; Presenter


Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH

Chief, Health Policy, Quality, and Informatics Program

Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine



All relevant financial relationships for these individuals have been reviewed and mitigated.


The American Thoracic Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Type Credit/Points Credit Designation Statement
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 1.00 The American Thoracic Society designates this Video for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
ABIM MOC 1.00 Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


It is the policy of the ATS to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. As an accredited CME provider, the ATS requires that its planners, reviewers and presenters comply with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. The ATS also requires specific disclosure of relationships with companies and organizations associated with tobacco or cannabis and prohibits or limits participation of faculty in official ATS activities, including CME, if any tobacco industry relationship or some types of cannabis industry relationships are present. To see the most recent policies regarding potential conflicts of interest as well as the mechanisms to resolve such conflicts, press the COI Policy link below. 

This educational activity may include discussion of unapproved uses of a drug, product, or device. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


To earn credit for this course, follow these instructions: 

  1. Launch and complete all module(s) by viewing every page in the module. 

  1. After you complete the module(s), the post-test will become available. You must pass the post with a 70% score or better. 

  1. Complete the Course Evaluation. 

  1. Once you complete the modules, pass the post-test, and complete the evaluation, the system will grant you credit. 

  1. To view your transcript and print your certificate, go to the My Account drop-down list. Then select Transcript.