Full Course Description


Critical Skills for Managing a Patient in Crisis

You have a daunting challenge of recognizing subtle changes in a patient’s condition that can lead to a medical emergency. Do you know what to do for the older woman who suddenly doesn’t know her name or the joint replacement patient who suddenly complains of chest pain? These are scary situations, but you don’t have to panic! Attend this seminar to sharpen your skills in identification and management for a wide variety of bedside nursing emergencies.

Cardiovascular, Neurological, Respiratory, Post-operative Emergencies, GI, Shock, Sepsis and More!

Expert speaker, Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC, will help you get the best tools and strategies for early identification and management of emergencies such as Stroke, Heart Attack, GI Bleed, ARDS and Shock. Leave this program more prepared than ever to identify and manage your next patient emergency!

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Evaluate common bedside emergencies.
  2. Analyze which patient populations are at risk for bedside emergencies.
  3. Organize how to integrate assessment data, labs and other diagnostic findings into the plan of care with a life-threatening emergency.
  4. Prioritize interventions for prevention and management for selected complications/ emergencies.
  5. Breakdown presentation and assessment findings for specific cardiac, gastrointestinal and neurological emergencies.
  6. Evaluate volume and pressure concepts as they relate to intracranial pressure.
  7. Explore a strategic approach in evaluating abdominal pain for the most accurate assessment.
  8. Assess the difference between hypovolemic shock, septic shock and cardiogenic shock in both assessment and treatment priorities.

 

Outline

Identification & Management of Crisis

Neurological Emergencies

Gastrointestinal Emergencies

Cardiac Emergencies

 

Copyright : 10/06/2016

Key Interventions & Documentation Strategies During a Patient Emergency

You have a daunting challenge of recognizing subtle changes in a patient’s condition that can lead to a medical emergency. Do you know what to do for the older woman who suddenly doesn’t know her name or the joint replacement patient who suddenly complains of chest pain? These are scary situations, but you don’t have to panic! Attend this seminar to sharpen your skills in identification and management for a wide variety of bedside nursing emergencies.

Cardiovascular, Neurological, Respiratory, Post-operative Emergencies, GI, Shock, Sepsis and More!

Expert speaker, Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC, will help you get the best tools and strategies for early identification and management of emergencies such as Stroke, Heart Attack, GI Bleed, ARDS and Shock. Leave this program more prepared than ever to identify and manage your next patient emergency!

 

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Dissect the most common causes of arterial blood gas abnormalities.
  2. Implement critical interventions for the patient in respiratory distress.
  3. Evaluate chest tube management.
  4. Breakdown common causes of delirium in the post-operative patient.
  5. Explore legal implications of bedside emergencies.
  6. Investigate appropriate documentation for high-risk situations.
  7. Communicate how documentation is used to determine guilt or innocence in a lawsuit.

 

Outline

Respiratory Emergencies

Post-Op Complications & Emergencies

Now on to Documenting the Emergency…

How Well Would Your Documentation Hold up in Court?

How to Document High Risk Situations

Copyright : 10/07/2016

Simulation Lab Scenarios to Prevent a Real Patient Crisis

Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN will use simulation scenarios to identify patients whose condition is deteriorating, the appropriate interventions, and desired outcomes. Simulation provides a non-threatening approach to high-risk scenarios that will ultimately improve patient safety. The realism of simulation can improve failure to rescue situations in actual patient care. During the scenarios, the mannequins will respond based on the interventions delivered for a variety of high risk situations, including:

Viewing this simulation will allow you to think through the action you might plan to take for the patient and further reflect on her best practice recommendations and rationale that follow. Virtual simulation is self-paced to allow for personal assessment of strengths and weaknesses. Learning through simulation scenarios provides immediate feedback, in a safe environment, which builds confidence and provides an excellent bridge to real-life patient care situations.

Program Information

Objectives

  1. Explore signs and symptoms of Pulmonary embolism
  2. Exploit differential diagnoses that present with respiratory distress
  3. Communicate use of anticoagulants and other treatment options
  4. Breakdown signs and symptoms of shock
  5. Separate obstructive shock from hypovolemic shock
  6. Determine appropriate interventions for obstructive shock
  7. Determine potential causes for changes in LOC
  8. Communicate DKA and treatment

Outline

  1. Scenario 1
    1. Skills
      1. Cardiac monitoring
      2. O2
      3. IV access
      4. ACLS algorithm
  2. Scenario 2
    1. Skills
      1. IV access
      2. Needle decompression
      3. Chest tube set-up
  3. Scenario 3
    1. Skills
      1. Cardiac monitor
      2. IV
      3. Intubation
      4. Insulin drip
  4. Debriefings
    1. Team approach
    2. Closed loop communication
    3. Risk for errors

Copyright : 01/03/2017