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Managing Patient Emergencies​​


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  1. Describe 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. Review care of the diabetic patient in diabetic ketoacidosis.
  6. Identify patient populations who are at high-risk for bedside emergencies.
  7. Discuss 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


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


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


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


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

Fluid Imbalance/Circulatory Emergencies

Managing the Decompensating Patient

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Impending Doom: Crisis Prevention and Management in the Deteriorating Patient

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Sepsis Crisis

Cardiovascular Crisis

(Acute MI, Cardiogenic Shock, Pulmonary edema, TIA/CVA)

Anaphalaxis Crisis

Diabetic Crisis

(Ketoacidosis, Hyperosmolar Syndrome)

Pulmonary Crisis

(Status Asthmaticus, Acute Respiratory Failure)

Hypovolemic Crisis

(GI bleed, Trauma, Internal Bleeding)

Rapid Response Teams


  1. Recognize and distinguish the early clinical signs and symptoms of impending doom.
  2. Assess the deteriorating patient using rapid and focused strategies.
  3. Explain the unique and time-sensitive needs for patients experiencing cardiac, pulmonary, infectious, diabetic and shock clinical crisis.
  4. Evaluate optimal use of rapid response teams.
  5. Differentiate between the diagnostic tests used in the deteriorating patient.
  6. Apply current treatments for patients in clinical crisis using case studies.

Copyright : 11/14/2017