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2 Day: Progressive Care Conference: Conquer the High Acuity Patient

Program Information


  1. Anticipate changing assessment priorities of progressive care patients and their families.
  2. Evaluate ECG characteristics and initial management strategies of common dysrhythmias.
  3. Analyze ABG results with greater ease and confidence.
  4. Analyze ventilator modes, challenges and nursing management.
  5. Determine early signs of clinical deterioration before things get worse.
  6. Choose the best interventions for care of patients with acute coronary syndromes.
  7. Appraise the indications for electrophysiology studies.
  8. Categorize current sepsis recommendations.
  9. Differentiate acute ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke between clinical presentation and nursing management.
  10. Plan your response to life-threatening electrolyte imbalances.
  11. Determine nursing interventions to endocrine disorders: DKA, HNK, SIADH, DI.
  12. Examine the special needs of trauma patients in progressive care units.
  13. Evaluate the current trends being seen in the treatment of progressive care patients (ECMO, REBOA, assistive devices).


Neurology: Starting at the Top

Cardiovascular: Keeping in Rhythm Pulmonary Acid Base in a Nutshell: ABG’s Renal System Gastrointestinal System Hematologic & Immune System Endocrine Hemodynamic Basics Pharmacology Multisystems Critical Care Patients with Special Needs Preparations for the Future Pulling it all Together

Copyright : 02/13/2020

Respiratory Distress: Assess and Respond with Skill and Confidence

Program Information


  1. Evaluate the types of ventilation/perfusion inequalities and how to treat them.
  2. Differentiate between lung-based vs cardiac-based disease.
  3. Evaluate the presentation differences between obstructive and restrictive lung diseases.
  4. Distinguish between shunt effect and dead-space effect.
  5. Choose the type of assessment techniques that are best to learn quickly about the deteriorating patient’s condition.
  6. Apply the best treatment modalities to optimize outcomes for a patient in crisis.


Respiratory Failure: Quickly Identify and Distinguish

Best Approaches to Differentiate Cardiac and Pulmonary Symptoms Confidently Assess Respiratory Disease Transition the Patient from Crisis to Stable Stair-step Strategy to Determine Treatment Mistakes YOU Can Prevent

Copyright : 04/17/2020

Must Know Cardiac and Respiratory Lab Tests

CKMB? BNP? Troponins? Learn what they all mean and understand why we order them and how they integrate into a comprehensive cardiac assessment. Understand the wherefores and whys of cardiac workup…Time is Muscle! Examine oxygenation, ventilation, acid-base status and more.  No matter the setting you work in you will benefit from gaining understanding through application to case studies. Both Inpatient and Outpatient applications will be addressed along with patient monitoring, and practice guidelines for optimizing therapy.



  1. Decide when the Troponin implies a myocardial infarct and what else can cause modest elevation to this cardiac marker.
  2. Exploit the differences between ST elevation and ST depression on the EKG as it relates to cardiac insult.
  3. Analyze four abnormal findings on the ABG and common causes of each.
  4. Utilize a tool for easy analysis of ABG findings
Copyright : 02/16/2017