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Digital Seminar

Identification & Management of a Crisis: Critical Care Skills Every Nurse Must Know


Faculty:
Sandy A Salicco
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Dec 16, 2016
Product Code:
POS077275
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Mrs. Kelp is admitted to your floor with pneumonia and an exacerbation of COPD. Twenty minutes after admission, she develops worsening dyspnea and hypotension.

Are you prepared to manage her unstable condition?

Do you know what respiratory measures are necessary?

Do you know the best way to manage her hypotension?

The patients in our hospitals are sicker than ever before. It is not uncommon to find patients on regular medical floors with central lines, chest tubes, pacemakers and AICDs. Some nursing homes are accepting patients on ventilators, and patients are now being sent home on vasoactive drips such as dobutamine. Even though acuity levels are higher, you are still caring for many patients and don’t have the luxury of frequent, comprehensive assessments. Therefore, it is important to be able to rapidly assess and implement appropriate interventions. Attend this seminar to sharpen your skills and leave prepared to identify and manage your next patient emergency!

OUTLINE

IDENTIFYING THE RED FLAGS

  • Critical Thinking During a Crisis
  • Rapid Assessment Techniques
  • ABCD in Less Than 10 Seconds
  • Critical Questions to Ask Your Patient

CARDIOVASCULAR

Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I’m Having Chest Pain”

  • Recognizing Arrhythmias
    • Stable, Unstable and Lethal
  • 12-Lead EKG: Just the Down and Dirty
    • Utilizing a Systematic Approach
    • Patterns of Ischemia, Injury & Infarct
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction: STEMI/NSTEMI
    • Key Assessments & Interventions
    • tPA Guidelines
    • Cath Lab Intervention
  • Heart Failure
    • Recent Advances in Care
    • Medication Management
    • Fluid Restriction

RESPIRATORY

Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I Can’t Breathe”

  • Assessment & Intervention
    • Anxiety vs. Respiratory Symptoms
    • The Patient Who Needs Assistance
      • O2, CPAP, BiPAP
    • Indications for Intubation
    • Positive Pressure Ventilation
  • Respiratory Syndromes
    • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
      • Chest Tube Management
    • COPD
      • Presentation: Why the Pursed Lips & Barrel Chest
      • PROACTIVE not Reactive Interventions
    • Respiratory Failure
      • Ventilator Settings Every Nurse Must Know

NEUROLOGICAL

Prevention, Presentation and Action for: “My Head Hurts!”

  • Elevated Intracranial Pressure
    • Clues When you Don’t have a Monitor
  • Ischemic vs. Hemorrhagic Stroke
    • Inclusion/Exclusion for tPA
    • Essential Assessments post-tPA

MANAGING THE DECOMPENSATING PATIENT

Prevention, Presentation and Action for: “The Crashing Patient”

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Sepsis
  • Shock
  • Considerations for Transport
  • Activating the Rapid Response Team

OBJECTIVES

  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. Recognize 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 versus HHNK/HHS. Differentiate key differences in presentation, lab results and plan of care.
  6. Define heat failure with regards to left- and right-sided failure; discuss treatment options, acute and follow-up care.
  7. Discuss critical interventions and review treatment options for Sepsis and Shock.

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Credits


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact cepesi@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a  provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s  Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 12/16/2019.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.


Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.6 self-study contact hours. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts

Faculty

Sandy A Salicco Related seminars and products: 1

RN, MSN, CCR N, LHRM, TNCC, Clinical Specialist for Surgical Services

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Sandy A. Salicco, RN, MSN, CCR N, LHRM, TNCC, is a clinical specialist for surgical services (including OR, Pre-op, PACU and Endoscopy), and interventional radiology at a tertiary care facility. She has been a nurse for over 35 years, and has been an educator for many of these years, both formally and informally. She has maintained her CCRN for over 25 years, and stays current as a Licensed Healthcare Risk Manager. She has had experience in critical care, including ICU, CCU, PACU, ED, PICU, and high-risk OB, and has a special passion for cardiac arrhythmias. She taught many cardiac rhythm and EKG classes. Having completed the Clinical Ethics for Practitioners Program many years ago, she tries to stay involved in both nursing ethics and bioethics. Sandy has spoken nationally at many conferences on such topics as rapid response, subtle changes in the patient’s condition, aggressive management of the unstable med-surg patient, documentation, expanding in-service education, advanced directives, and multicultural awareness in end-of-life decisions, just to name a few. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and likes to instill a little humor in her presentations, but she mostly enjoys the healthcare professionals she gets to meet along the way!


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Nurses, and other Healthcare Professionals.

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Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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