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Rapid Response Certificate Course: Conquer the Crashing Patient

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  1. Differentiate current challenges relative to your specific practice environment and patient populations.
  2. Develop a proactive plan to respond to your deteriorating patient.
  3. Utilize the mental strategies necessary for success, self-care, and process improvement when dealing with critically ill patients.
  4. Integrate a comprehensive review of systems, with subtle but key red flag clinical assessment findings.
  5. Incorporate a graduate level understanding of pharmacology into your current clinical practice with respect to the pre-, peri-, and post-arrest management of the medically fragile patient.
  6. Apply advanced laboratory medicine concepts into your current clinical practice with respect to the “at risk” patient.
  7. Distinguish the subtle signs from the “perfect storm” patient.
  8. Choose the best interventions for stabilization of the deteriorating patient.
  9. Determine the key interventions to stabilize the successfully resuscitated patient prior to or post transfer.
  10. Analyze the latest clinical practice guidelines for common pathologies and comorbidities.
  11. Evaluate landmark case studies to identify key failures in recognition and rescue of the crashing patient.
  12. Assess legal documentation strategies to protect yourself and your practice.


Proactive Planning: Begin with the End in Mind

Advanced Assessment: Next Level Connection of Form and Function

Pathology: Priority Problems, Rapid Recognition and Rescue




Metabolic/Endocrine Complex Comorbidities and Emergencies



Shock States, Sepsis, and Trauma

Legal Lessons: Protect Your Practice… Tips, Tricks, Pearls, and Pitfalls

Putting It All Together: CaseBased Review

Identify Key Missed Moments, Lessons Learned and Best Practices

Copyright : 04/03/2019

Managing Patient Emergencies: Critical Care Skills Every Nurse Must Know

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  1. Distinguish two types of rapid assessment techniques and how to employ them for the best results during a patient emergency.
  2. Evaluate techniques for getting critical information during a rapid patient assessment.
  3. Investigate EARLY assessment findings in clinical syndromes that may progress rapidly and cause life-threatening conditions.
  4. Prioritize nursing actions for specific neurological, cardiac, respiratory and endocrine emergencies.
  5. Assess care of the diabetic patient in diabetic ketoacidosis.
  6. Determine patient populations who are at high-risk for bedside emergencies.
  7. Propose how to integrate assessment data and critical lab findings into the plan of care for a patient experiencing a life-threatening emergency.


Identifying the RED Flags

Cardiovascular Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I’m having chest pain”

Respiratory Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I can’t breathe”

Endocrine Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I don’t feel right”

Neurological Prevention, Presentation and Action for: “My head hurts!”

Fluid Imbalance/Circulatory Emergencies

Managing the Decompensating Patient

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Copyright : 09/19/2019