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2-Day 2021 Emergency Nursing Conference: COVID’s Lasting Implications on Bedside Practice

Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
2 Full Days
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Do you remember the feeling you had when you received that very first COVID admission? The anxiety you felt when you were told you were deploying to work in the COVID unit?

I remember those early days of the pandemic very well. I imagine the experiences will be etched in all of our memories forever. These patients have been critically ill, some have died. They didn’t look that sick initially, and suddenly they deteriorated within hours.

Do you wonder if you should have done something different in caring for these patients? Would the outcome possibly have been different?

Now, more than ever, nurses working in high acuity areas (emergency departments, critical care, progressive care) need to rely on our credible knowledge base, expert skills, and our compassion to safeguard patient outcomes for critically ill patients in this new era of clinical practice. Nursing has been confronted with heavy workloads, fast changes in the workplace, ambiguity, fatigue, and a new disease process with a myriad of systemic complications that were unfamiliar to us.

Sign up now! I will provide you with confidence to rapidly assess your sickest patients, knowledge to implement COVID-19 evidence-based practice changes, and insight into what normalization will look like in healthcare. My training is filled with unforgettable patient case studies, reinforced with helpful mnemonics, and real-world clinical solutions. I guarantee you will experience dramatic practice changes when you work your next shift!

Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
and the PESI Healthcare Team


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This program offers 150 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.5 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses in full attendance will earn 14.5 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 14.5 hours for completing this program.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 880 continuing education minutes 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. 



Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN's Profile

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Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, has over 25 years of experience in emergency nursing. She is both a certified emergency nurse and certified pediatric emergency nurse. Robin has extensive experience working in the emergency department, progressive care, intermediate care, transitional care, step-down and, currently, as the regional manager for staff development at Central Maine Medical Center. Robin draws on her expertise to teach her own hospital staff and experienced healthcare audiences throughout the country on a variety of critical care and emergency nursing topics.

She has been an item writer for the Board Certification of Emergency Nursing (BCEN), a former Chairperson of BCEN, and most recently a contributing writer for the current CEN Review Manual. Robin is an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Association for Nursing Professional Development, and is a reviewer for the ANCC’s Pathway to Excellence.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Robin Gilbert has employment relationships with Ebsco, Central Maine Medical Center, Rumford Hospital, and Kaplan University. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Robin Gilbert serves as an appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and the Emergency Nurses Association.

Additional Info

Live Event Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


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Facility Details

This facility requires proof of at least one dose of the  COVID-19 vaccination. As COVID-19 policies are subject to change, please contact the facility for the most up to date information.


  1. Evaluate the unprecedented organizational responses to COVID-19 challenges.
  2. Appraise clinical staff preparedness after working in a respiratory pandemic environment.
  3. Propose why prone positioning benefits respiratory complications associated with COVID-19.
  4. Plan to use appropriate modes of ventilator support, invasive and non-invasive, for patients with respiratory failure secondary to COVID-19 infection.
  5. Distinguish the cardiopulmonary interactions underlying the risks, benefits, and applications of ventilator support for respiratory failure secondary to COVID-19 infection.
  6. Construct policy changes for cardiac arrest response.
  7. Evaluate the factors of intravascular coagulation contributing to mortality in COVID-19 patients.
  8. Determine best practices in providing quality and safe nursing care for critically ill patients.
  9. Assess how diagnoses may mimic COVID-19.
  10. Distinguish clinical manifestations of COVID-19 disease in multiple organ systems.
  11. Assess long-term effects of COVID-19 which occur after the acute phase
  12. Appraise how the lessons learned from the first phase of COVID-19 influenced current assessment & treatment.
  13. Differentiate medication uses specifically for COVID-19 patients.
  14. Determine myths vs. medications which have been proven effective in COVID-19 treatment.


Day 1
Session 1: COVID-19 & The Practice Impact
  • Responding to a rapid response or code blue: Then & now
  • PPE changes: Surgical masks, N95, PAPR, goggles, face shields
  • Surge in demand for critical care nurses: Education needed for deploying nurses
  • Hidden challenges
Session 2: Hypoxia, ARDS, and other Respiratory Complications
  • Respiratory strategies
    • High flow nasal cannula
    • NPPV
    • Mechanical ventilation
    • ECMO
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Asthma
  • Pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium
  • COPD
  • ARDS
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Prone positioning
  • Pharmacological challenges
Session 3: Cardiovascular Considerations
  • Hemodynamics
  • Rhythm recognition
  • Arrhythmia and conduction disease with COVID-19
  • Pericarditis
  • Endocarditis
  • Myocarditis
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Cardiogenic shock and ventricular septal rupture
Day 2
Session 1: Neurological: Cerebrovascular Complications & Coagulopathies
  • ICP
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Pathophysiology of arterial & venous thrombosis in COVID-19
  • Coagulopathies & guidelines on anticoagulation
  • Monitoring the brain from the bedside
Session 2: COVID-19 & the Collision with other Diagnoses
  • Diabetes
  • End stage kidney disease
  • GI disease
  • Labor, delivery, post-partem
Session 3: Post COVID Syndrome Concerns
  • Fever, anorexia, myalgia, headache
  • Rash, sore throat, face pain
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Risk of rehospitalization
  • Long term sequalae of severe COVID-19 infection
Session 4: Pharmacologic Therapy in Critical Care
  • Vasopressors & inotropes
  • Proton pump inhibitors
  • Anticoagulants
  • Sedation & intubation medications
  • Nebulized medications in COVID-19
  • COVID-19 medications/vaccines

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Physicians



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