I see you are curious about the ambulatory intensive care unit (A-ICU)

March 1, 2022

Patients with complex social and medical needs have a disproportionate utilization of health care, especially emergency department visits and medication costs. Current practice is to manage high-cost, high-need patients through various provider appointments and fragmented care. Furthermore, patients experiencing homelessness and/or social disparities have further difficulty managing various healthcare providers and different disease states. This CE presentation will present new and existing data for the utilization and patient experiences of A-ICUs. This will help pharmacy staff and health care professionals to make appropriate decisions for their complex care patients regarding their chronic disease management.

Target Audience


Pharmacy tech

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the ambulatory intensive care unit (A-ICU) model
  2. Explain the of occurrence of medical and medication errors and examine the risk factors among patients with social determinants of health
  3. Analyze and critique outcomes from A-ICUs trials
  4. Design and formulate interventions and/or strategies to optimize medication use in patients with complex care needs
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/01/2022 - 12:30pm CST
Event ends: 
03/01/2022 - 1:30pm CST
Live via webinar
United States

Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose.


Planning committee members


Julie Dally, PharmD,


Clinical Pharmacist, Focused Care Team



Shannan Shelton, PharmD

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident




Shannan Shelton, PharmD

PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident




Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and ChristianaCare. Vizient, Inc. 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.


Designation Statement:


Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.

Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-22-128-L05-P

Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-22-128-L05-T



Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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