The what and why of PSIs

Today’s guest is Kim Conner, BSN, CCDS, CCDS-O, CDI education specialist for ACDIS and HCPro, where she teaches ACDIS boot camps and serves as a subject matter expert for the association. Today’s show is part of the “Talking CDI” series. In every episode of this series, ACDIS Director of Programming Rebecca Hendren is joined by a guest such as a member of the ACDIS Advisory Board or one of our expert Boot Camp instructors to discuss a topic pertinent to today’s CDI profession.  

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Our intro and outro music for the ACDIS Podcast is “medianoche” by Dee Yan-Kay and our ad music is “Take Me Higher” by Jahzzar, both obtained from the Free Music Archive.

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CEU info:

Each ACDIS Podcast episode now offers 0.5 ACDIS CEUs which can be used toward recertifying your CCDS or CCDS-O credential for those who listen to the show in the first two days from the time of publication.

To receive your 0.5 CEUs, go to the show page on, by clicking on the “ACDIS Podcast” link located under the “Resources” tab. To take the evaluation, click the most recent episode from the list on the podcast homepage, view the podcast recording at the bottom of that show page, and click the live link at the very end after the music has ended. Your certificate will be automatically emailed to you upon submitting the brief evaluation. (Note: If you are listening via a podcast app, click this link to go directly to the show page on

The cut-off for today’s episode CEU is Friday, August 4, at 11:00 p.m. eastern. After that point, the CEU period will close, and you will not be eligible for the 0.5 CEUs for this week’s episode.

Today’s sponsor:

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