Mrs. Kelp is admitted with pneumonia and right-sided heart failure. Twenty minutes after admission, she develops worsening dyspnea and 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!
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Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neuro, CCU and Trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians.
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Paul’s’ cardiac protocols include: weaning from mechanical ventilation, pulmonary artery catheter and hemodynamic monitoring, vasoactive medications, ventricular assist devices, renal replacement therapy, and neurologic alterations after trauma.
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Identifying the RED Flags
Cardiovascular Prevention, Presentation, Action for: "I'm having chest pain"
Respiratory Prevention, Presentation, Action for: "I can't breathe"
Endocrine Prevention, Presentation, Action for: "I don't feel right"
Gastrointestinal Prevention, Presentation, Action for: "My aching belly"
Neurological Prevention, Presentation and Action for: "My head hurts!"
Renal Prevention, Presentation and Action for: "I can't make urine"
Pain, Agitation & Delirium
Managing the Decompensating Patient
No Pulse, No Blood Pressure, No Respirations...Now What?
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