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Digital Seminar

Essential Assessment, Interpretation and Intervention Strategies


Faculty:
Cyndi Zarbano
Duration:
6 Hours 02 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 05, 2016
Product Code:
POS075305
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Critically ill patients are everywhere these days – on the Med-Surg floor, in the ICU, the PACU, the ED, the OR, even long-term care! A good working knowledge of the concepts for managing high-acuity patients is indispensable.

Join Cyndi Zarbano and learn the latest in essential critical care skills that you must know to be successful, including:

  • Rapid Assessment
  • ABG Analysis
  • Central Line Care
  • Easy Strip Interpretation

OUTLINE

Identification & Management of Crisis

    • Master “down and dirty” prompt assessment skills
  • End the “Red Flags”
    • Rapid stabilizing interventions for the unstable patient
  • Manage the decompensating patient
    • Better outcomes through quick intervention

Easy Steps to ABG Analysis

  • Acid base imbalance
  • 4 abnormal findings when reading your lab result
  • A simple tool to rapidly and efficiently interpret ABG’s!

The 5 Steps to Rhythm Strip Interpretation

  • Systematically reviewing the major components of a rhythm strips
  • Identifying rhythm changes and management of:
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter
  • Paroxysmal Supra-Ventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)
  • V-Tach and V-Fib

Managing Chest Drainage

  • Indications for chest tubes
  • Circumventing re-expansion pulmonary edema
  • Avoiding common complications of chest drainage

Master Central Line Care

    • Common issues experienced with central lines
    • Using which port for what on a triple lumen PICC
    • Use of a “cell-saver” to reduce lost hemoglobin during blood draws
  • The challenge of CVP monitoring

Pacemakers & AICDs

  • Indications for pacemakers
  • Meaning of pacemaker codes
  • Types of Pacemakers
  • Device management
  • Practical solutions to common pacemaker problems

OBJECTIVES

  • Identify 5 essentials components of a “down and dirty” assessment in your patient when they have a sudden decomposition in health status.
  • State 3 rapid interventions that can stabilize a patient who is symptomatic with a low blood pressure.
  • Recognize the most common causes of arterial blood gas abnormalities.
  • Quickly identify the 3 most common dysrhythmias using rhythm strip interpretation.
  • Manage the risk to avoid re-expansion pulmonary edema in the patient with a chest tube for pleural effusion.
  • Review the correct technique for opening an occluded central line lumen.
  • Summarize the difference between failure to capture and failure to sense in a pacemaker and how each is resolved.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Cyndi Zarbano, RN, BSN, CCRN, CMSRN, CLNC, NLCP, is an intensive care nurse with twenty years of nursing experience currently practicing at two facilities in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. She is a nationally-recognized seminar speaker who has opened several national symposiums and speaks on several topics for PESI HealthCare and other companies.

In addition to her speaking engagements, Cyndi was recently published in the Journal of Radiology in 2013 with an article on the care of the ICU patient during radiographic testing. She has also developed a pocket guide on assessment skills published through PESI HealthCare, and created 35 webinars related to a multitude of nursing and medical topics.

Along with her BSN in nursing, she has 3 other undergraduate degrees and 28 credits towards her Family Nurse Practitioner degree. She served as a US Naval Officer for ten years, leaving service as an LCDR (Lieutenant Commander). Prior to nursing, she worked as a counselor with the mentally ill and dangerous in a facility in southern Minnesota. She returned to that facility as a Lead Psychiatric Nurse for two years after leaving the military. She has a legal nurse consulting business in Minnesota called Clinical Review and has also served as a testifying expert in medical related cases.


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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


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.



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Faculty

Cyndi Zarbano Related seminars and products: 45

MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC

Clinical Review


Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, has been a nurse for more than 25 years and a legal nurse consultant (LNC) for 12. Many of her cases in the last decade have been consulting and educating nurses who have gotten into trouble with the board of nursing and helping hem complete their corrective action stipulations. Medication errors and patient injury are a common cause of corrective action, license suspension and loss of license.

Cyndi’s clinical area of expertise has been in various intensive care/critical care roles, currently working for Mayo in Minnesota. She has been a national seminar speaker for over ten years speaking to diverse healthcare audiences throughout the country. During her presentations, she has earned the reputation of keeping attendees engaged with the use of current clinical knowledge, fascinating legal stories, and the interjection of nursing humor to keep it fun.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cyndi Zarbano is the owner of Clinical Review Consultants. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cyndi Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

 


Additional Info

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Care Practitioners

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