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Register Now! Live Sept. 17: Optimizing Cardiac ICU Resource Utilization and Patient Safety: Nurse-Driven Care Team Collaborations

Register now to join CTSNet on Thursday, Sept. 17th, as we host host a free live event that will include nurse-driven strategies for optimizing cardiac ICU resource utilization and patient safety, enabling effective integration into clinical workflow and outcomes improvement. Moderator Dr HelenMari Merritt, joined by Minnie Floersch, VAD Clinical Program Coordinator; Mary-Ann Christie, Nurse Practioner CTICU; and Vickie Morton, Director of Clinical and Quality Outcomes, will discuss examples of strategies that have enabled the cardiac team to achieve these goals.

Thursday, Sept. 17, at 9:30 am CT (7:30 PT, 10:30 ET)

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This 45-minute live event will discuss:

  • The ICU Liberation Bundle: A Strategic Path to Conserving Cardiac ICU Resources and Enhancing Patient Safety
  • Strategic Implementation of New Technology: Applying Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) In Integration of An Active Clearance System for Cardiac Surgery Patients
  • Team Building and Successful Implementation: A Guide for Application of Cardiac Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program


HelenMari Merritt, MD, DO, FACS
Adult Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Methodist Physicians Clinic
Omaha, Nebraska



Minnie Floersch, BSN, RN-BC VAD
Clinical Program Coordinator
Heart and Vascular Outcomes
Nebraska Medicine
Omaha, Nebraska

Mary-Ann (Cammy) Christie, ACNP, MSN, CCRN, PCCN
Nurse Practitioner CTICU
Division of Critical Care Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Vicki Morton, DNP, MSN, AGNP-BC
Director of Clinical and Quality Outcomes
Providence Anesthesiology Associates
Charlotte, North Carolina