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Digital Seminar

2-Day Advanced MegaCode Certificate Course

Sean G. Smith, FP-C, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric)
Approx. 12 Hours
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Oct 05, 2021
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Patient codes can strike fear in the best of clinicians.

How confident are YOU in your own role during patient codes? And not just the straightforward patient codes. The codes that depend on the entire team to offer expertise and seamless skill. The MegaCodes. Critical thinking must be spot on. And there sure cannot be any delays or second guessing.

Did you know that the AHA guidelines have just been updated? There are changes to adult basic life support, enhanced algorithms for BLS and ACLS resuscitation and more! We all know what that means … get a jump on the new standards coming!

The clinical expert selected for this intense training opportunity will share countless tips from his many years working as an emergency, critical care, flight and trauma nurse, to lead the way to new best practice guidelines, new strategies and new thinking. You’ll immediately elevate your knowledge, breeze through your mandatory certification exams and earn up to 14.5 CE credits, including 4 ANCC Approved Pharmacology CE credits.

Don’t wait another minute … to Master the Patient MegaCode! Purchase today!


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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**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.


Sean G. Smith, FP-C, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric)'s Profile

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Sean G. Smith,  FP-C, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (ADULT), CCRN-K (NEONATAL), CCRN-K (PEDIATRIC), is a flight nurse-paramedic who has practiced and taught Trauma Care, Tactical Medicine, Emergency/Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medical Services, both in the military and the civilian world. 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. He holds multiple advanced specialty certifications as well as extensive instructor qualifications in critical care and emergency medicine.

Career highlights include numerous author/co-author credits, including: a best-selling Laboratory Medicine textbook, a chapter on Shock in Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum, and a section in the newly released Resuscitation Crisis Manual. Sean consults on clinical, legal and certification prep for numerous high-profile hospital systems (Yale, Mayo…). He routinely lectures at national/international conferences, has completed 50 + medical missions (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Morocco, Liberia, and Haiti), and 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.

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  1. Practice with Psychological Safety and Just Culture for dynamic improvement in high performance resuscitation.
  2. Apply clinical strategies and evidence-based assessments to identify patients at risk for cardiopulmonary arrest.
  3. Evaluate early recognition and management strategies for acute coronary syndrome, including appropriate disposition.
  4. Determine bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or a complicate resuscitation outcome.
  5. Perform early management of bradycardias and tachycardias that may result in cardiac arrest or complicate resuscitation outcome.
  6. Choose effective communication as a member or leader of a high-performance team.
  7. Analyze the impact of team dynamics on overall team performance.
  8. Manage reversible causes of cardiac or respiratory arrest.
  9. Perform a targeted temperature management.
  10. Demonstrate best practice management of opioid overdose.
  11. Assess the impact of prompt, high-quality BLS on hemodynamics and cerebrovascular perfusion.
  12. Perform early management of cardiac arrest until termination of resuscitation or transfer of care.
  13. Evaluate resuscitative efforts during a cardiac arrest through continuous assessment of CPR quality, monitoring the patient’s physiologic response, and delivering real-time feedback to the team.


The Patient is Trying to Die
  • Cardiac output
  • Cerebral perfusion pressure
  • Presentation/pathophysiology/palliation
  • Rule out reversible causes
  • Sepsis pathways
  • Pressure and volume explained
  • 21 ways a patient could code
Major NEW 2020 AHA Guideline Changes
  • Opioid associated emergency algorithms
  • Post-cardiac arrest care algorithm
  • Neuro prognostication diagramming
  • Cardiac arrest in pregnancy algorithm
  • CPR best practices
  • Stable vs. unstable threats to life
Post-Resuscitation Care Guidelines
  • Targeted temperature management
  • Stroke volume – optimizing afterload, cardiogenic shock, distributive shocks
  • Optimize volume status
  • End goal of the code
  • Trauma triad of death
  • 4 key pain pathway considerations
Pre and Post-Arrest Pearls
  • Pro-actively anticipate lab changes
  • What is the EKG telling you
  • Imagery needed ASAP
  • Oxygenation and ventilation -> homeostasis
  • Case studies to test your knowledge
  • Additional resources to keep learning

Target Audience

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


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