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Cardiac and Respiratory Complexities: Quickly Differentiate to Take Rapid Action

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Objectives

  1. Breakdown the nursing assessment for patients with airway or ventilatory problems.
  2. Evaluate the pathophysiologic changes that occur causing the signs and symptoms associated with airway or ventilatory problems.
  3. Determine appropriate interventions for airway or ventilatory problems.
  4. Inspect the difference between ventilator modes and the use of NPPV.
  5. Evaluate appropriate treatment strategies for high-risk ECG findings.
  6. Plan for emerging treatments in heart failure.
  7. Analyze management options for acute coronary syndromes.
  8. Communicate the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of inflammatory cardiac disease.

Outline

Hemodynamics

  • Do you need a Swan-Ganz?
  • Preload/Afterload
  • Contractility
  • Cardiac output
  • Cardiac index
  • Mean arterial pressure

Respiratory Diagnoses

  • Will the real cause of SOB please stand up: Complicating the respiratory diagnosis
  • Clinical presentation, signs/symptoms, interventions, management of:
    • Pneumonia
    • Asthma
    • COPD
    • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
    • Pulmonary embolism (Air, Fat, Amniotic)
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Pleural effusions
  • Pneumothorax
  • Foreign body aspiration

Respiratory Interventions and Medications

  • Pharmacology
  • ABGs: Simplifying the numbers
  • Chest Tubes: Indications, set-up, troubleshooting
  • Capnography: Interpreting what it tells us
  • Ventilation and NPPV basics: Modes of ventilation and appropriate uses

Cardiac Diagnoses

  • Bradycardic & tachycardic rhythms: Essentials that you need to know
  • Is This Patient Having an MI?
    • Pericarditis
    • Myocarditis
    • Endocarditis
    • Etiology, Clinical Presentation, ECG changes, Treatment
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Heart Failure
  • Current best practice recommendations
  • Long-term prognosis

Acute Coronary Syndrome

  • Unstable Angina
  • STEMI
  • Non-STEMI
  • Differentiating the Three

Cardiac Interventions and Medications

  • Pharmacology
    • Vasopressors vs. Inotropes Ace Inhibitors, Beta blockers
    • Anticoagulants
  • Stabilization & Treatment procedures
  • Stents, CABG, LVADS
  • What’s Trending? Current trending technology
  • Case Presentations & Identify Probable Diagnosis

Copyright : 11/07/2017

Pulmonary Emergencies

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Objectives

  1. Prioritize nursing actions for respiratory emergencies.
  2. Inspect blood gases with respect to compensation, etiology and pH.

Outline

  • Acute Respiratory Failure
    • Etiology
    • Impaired Ventilation
    • Signs, Symptoms, Diagnostics
    • Management
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
    • Etiology
    • Signs, Symptoms, Diagnostics
    • Management
  • COPD
    • Signs, Symptoms, Diagnostics
    • Management
  • Acute Severe Asthma
    • Signs, Symptoms, Diagnostics
    • Management
  • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Management
  • Anticoagulant Therapy
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Assist Control Ventilation
  • Synchronized Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation
  • Pressure Support Ventilation
  • Low Tidal Volume Ventilation

Copyright : 04/14/2016

Heart and Lung Sounds, 2nd Edition

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Objectives

  1. Breakdown 6 extra heart sounds and distinguish what they mean when you hear them.
  2. Assess the difference between systolic and diastolic murmurs, as well as clues to expected assessment finding with each.
  3. Exploit 5 adventitious breath sounds and understand the clue and common causes for their occurrence.
  4. Evaluate voice sounds to confirm pulmonary pathology.

Outline

Cardiac Assessment Skills

  • Extra Heart Sounds
    • S2 Splits
    • S3
    • S4
    • Summation Gallops
    • Mechanical Clicks
    • Pericardial friction Rubs
  • Heart Murmurs
    • 4 Systolic Murmurs
    • 3 Diastolic Murmurs


Pulmonary assessment

  • Adventitious Breath Sounds
    • Wheezes
    • Rales
    • Rhonchi
    • Stridor
    • Pleural Friction Rubs
  • Using Vocal Fremitus to Confirm Pathology
    • Bronchophony
    • Whispered Pectoriloquy
    • Egophony

Copyright : 01/07/2016

Simulation Lab Scenarios to Prevent a Real Patient Crisis

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
  • Dissect risk factors for sepsis

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