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Digital Seminar

2-Day Emergency Nursing Boot Camp


Faculty:
Sean G. Smith
Duration:
2 Full Days
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
May 15, 2017
Product Code:
POS077385
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Critical Interventions & Actions for:

  • Trauma’s Lethal Triad
  • Penetrating Chest Traumas
  • SIRS & Sepsis
  • Burn Trauma
  • Toxicology Challenges
  • Cardiovascular & Neuro Emergencies

You have the daunting challenge of recognizing subtle changes in a patient’s condition that can lead serious complications or even death. Are you sure you have the knowledge and skills you need to handle these difficult situations?

Working in the rapidly-changing emergency department and caring for the most complex patients means you have to be able to recognize these changes and respond appropriately. You’re dealing with life-threatening conditions and you need to be up to date on the most current and cutting-edge strategies. During this comprehensive program you will gain the skills you need to manage any situation. Drawing on over 20 years of experience, Sean G. Smith, RN, BSN, NREMT-P, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, CPEN, will challenge you to take your knowledge to the next level!

OUTLINE – DAY ONE

Trauma’s Lethal Triad: Hypothermia, Acidosis & Coagulopathy Hypothermia

  • Correct Classification of the Trauma Patient
  • Contributing Risk Factors
  • Volume Resuscitation
    • Why, When & How to Use IV Fluids

Acidosis

  • What is Happening & Why?
  • Panic Values & Lethal Levels
  • Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve
    • Left & Right Curves
    • Why it Matters

Coagulopathies

  • Understanding a Very Complex Process
  • Effect on Body Systems
  • When it Goes Wrong
  • DIC: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy
    • Understanding the Lab Values
      • CBC, Platelets, PT, PTT, D-dimer, Fibrin
    • Hemorrhagic Shock
      • Permissive Hypotension
    • Damage Control Resuscitation

Putting it All Together

  • Simple Steps that SAVE Lives
  • Management & Treatment Options

Burn Trauma

  • Critical Assessments during the Primary Survey
  • Key Components of the Secondary Survey
  • Fluid Resuscitation Formulas
  • American Burn Association Evaluation Criteria
  • Treatment Strategies for Chemical, Electrical & Thermal Burns
  • ‘Never Miss’ Clues for Identifying Inhalation Injuries

The Septic Patient

  • SIRS: Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome & SEPSIS
  • Inflammatory Response: A Good Thing
  • SIRS: Too Much of a Good Thing
  • Sepsis & Severe Sepsis: Too Much of a Good Thing Comes to a Bad End
  • Patient Presentations along the Continuum
    • Sepsis Surveillance
    • Emergent Interventions: Time is Tissue

OUTLINE – DAY TWO

Penetrating Chest Traumas

  • FAST Evaluation & Ultrasound
  • Pneumothorax
    • Variations & Identifying Symptoms
    • Emergency Interventions
  • Flail Chest
    • Dos & Don’ts of Initial Management
    • Special Populations at Risk
  • Cardiac Tamponade
    • Thoracotomy in the ED

Cardiovascular Emergencies

  • Advanced Hemodynamics
    • SVR: Systemic Vascular Resistance
    • CVP Monitoring
  • The Spectrum of Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Key Assessments & Interventions for:
    • Unstable Angina
    • STEMI
    • Non-STEMI
  • Recognizing Arrhythmias
    • Stable, Unstable and Lethal

Neuro Emergencies: Time is Brain

  • Concepts of Volume & Pressure
  • Rapid Neuro Assessment
  • Critical Interventions for:
    • TBI
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Diffuse Axonal Injury

Toxicology Challenges

  • Identifying the Toxin
  • Assessment of Intentional & Unintentional Overdose
  • ABGs - a Critical Key
  • Treatment Options: Removing & Reducing Causative Agent
  • Symptom Management Strategies When There is No Curative Agent
  • Toxicology Arrhythmias: Expected & Unexpected
  • Today’s Street Drugs

Life-Threatening Electrolyte Imbalances

  • Critical Clues for Quick Identification
  • Panic Values
  • Interventions that Improve Outcomes
  • Potential Causes & Treatments

OBJECTIVES

  1. Interpret patterns of ischemia, injury and infarction on a 12-lead EKG.
  2. Discuss cardiac disorders which carry an increased risk for sudden death.
  3. Describe the relationship between ventilation and perfusion.
  4. Identify conditions which would require a chest tube.
  5. Recognize assessment findings in clinical syndromes that may progress rapidly and cause life-threatening conditions.
  6. Define the anatomy and physiology of the neurological system and how this manifests in physical symptoms.
  7. Recognize life-threatening electrolyte imbalances, potential causes and remedies.
  8. Interpret arterial blood gasses using a three-step method.
  9. Compare and contrast the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve to pulse oximetry readings, So2 and pO2 values.
  10. Evaluate signs, symptoms and treatment modalities for four different classifications of shock.
  11. Describe systemic inflammatory response syndrome and the spectrum of septic shock.
  12. Correlate clinical presentations of patients during the continuum of SIRS to septic shock.
  13. Discuss the coagulation cascade and laboratory values associated with disruption of normal function.

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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.

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 12.6 contact hours. Expires: 05/15/2020.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 12.5 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 12.5 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 15.2 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 12.5 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

Sean G. Smith Related seminars and products: 14

RN, BSN, NREMT-P, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, CPEN, Didactic/ Clinical Educator, Clinician, Author.

Critical-Care Professionals International


Sean G. Smith, C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, TP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric), is a flight nurse-paramedic who has practiced in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Aero-Medical Transport (military and civilian). He holds degrees in nursing and molecular biology, is a graduate of Duke University’s Legal Nurse Consulting program, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. 

Career highlights include numerous author/co-author credits, including: the book Laboratory Tests Made Easy with Mikel Rothenberg (PESI, 2014), a best-selling Laboratory Medicine textbook, a chapter on Shock in Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum, and a section in the Resuscitation Crisis Manual (Leeuwin Press, 2018).  Sean consults on clinical, legal and certification prep for numerous high-profile hospital systems, including Yale and Mayo.  He routinely lectures at national/international healthcare conferences, has completed 50+ medical missions, and provides medical support to the NASA Space Shuttle Program. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sean G. Smith receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sean G. Smith has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Additional Resources

To order the book, Clinical Nursing Assessment Skills Pocket Guide, please visit our product store.

To order the DVD, Heart and Lung Sounds, 2nd Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Laboratory Tests Made Easy: A Plain English Approach, Second Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Quick Reference to Critical Care, please visit our product store.


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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Nurses.

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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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