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Digital Seminar

2-Day Critical Care Skills Boot Camp


Faculty:
Cyndi Zarbano
Duration:
2 Full Days
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 05, 2016
Product Code:
POS075307
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Get the Latest Clinical Information On:

  • Crisis Management
  • ABG Analysis
  • Rhythm Interpretation in 5 Easy Steps
  • Central Line Care
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • And Much More!

DAY ONE: ESSENTIAL ASSESSMENT, INTERPRETATION AND INTERVENTION STRATEGIES

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

End-of-Life Care in the ICU

  • The needs of the patient
  • Practical tips to help your patients and families with the end-of-life journey

OBJECTIVES

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

DAY TWO: ADVANCED MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX AND CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS

The Advanced Management of Complex and Critically Ill Patients seminar will give you a strong foundation, while integrating tips, timesavers, and stories about real nurses who make a difference in their patient’s lives. This seminar will teach you to master the concepts of critical care and become an expert in your clinical practice. Learn advanced critical care concepts and interventions, including:

  • Advanced cardiac care/hemodynamics
  • Advanced neurological care
  • Mechanical ventilation management

OUTLINE

Understand Hemodynamics Today

  • Cardiac Output = Heart Rate x Stroke Volume
    • Use a simple analogy to learn the components and finally get it
  • Preload, Afterload and Contractility
  • Manipulating the mathematical equation to stabilize

The ICU Trio in Crisis!

  • IV Fluids - picking the right one for the situation
  • 5 pressor agents - How they work when to use them
    • Blood products! FFP, Platelets, PRBC’s and Cryoprecipitate

Demystify Hemodynamic Waveforms and Correctly Measuring Each

  • Assessment clues to hemodynamic instability
  • Central Venous Pressures
  • Arterial Lines
  • Swan Ganz Catheters

Mechanical Ventilation for Nurses

  • How to manage patients on ventilators
  • Avoiding Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia (VAP)
  • Using CPAP or BiPAP

Manage Shock

  • Assessment and management of:
    • Cardiogenic Shock
    • Septic Shock
    • Hypovolemic Shock

Manage the Neuro Patient

  • Use a “5-point Neuro Check” to easily identify changes in condition
  • Stroke and Stabilization
    • Ischemic
    • Hemorrhagic
  • Delirium
  • How to assess & intervene

Life-threatening EKG Changes: Clues from the 12-Lead

  • Spectrum of coronary artery ischemia
  • 5-step method for finding myocardial ischemia and injury
  • STEMI and NSTEMI - What’s the difference?
  • Location, location, location!

OBJECTIVES

  1. Summarize the difference between preload, contractility and afterload as components impacting cardiac output.
  2. Identify correct locations for measuring CVP, Arterial Line and Wedge waveforms.
  3. Differentiate between hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic IV fluids and when each is considered most effective.
  4. Recognize the blood product of choice for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy.
  5. Contrast the difference between hypovolemic shock, septic shock and cardiovascular shock in both assessment and treatment priorities.
  6. Identify two ways to increase the ventilator patient’s oxygenation status.
  7. Compare and contrast CPAP and BiPAP, as well as their target populations.
  8. State 5 common causes of delirium.
  9. Identify the difference between a STEMI and NSTEMI.

 

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 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.



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Faculty

Cyndi Zarbano Related seminars and products: 47

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

Clinical Review


Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, is an intensive care nurse with over 20 years of nursing experience who is currently practicing in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. She is a nationally-recognized seminar speaker who has opened multiple national symposiums and speaks on several topics for PESI, as well as a variety of other companies in the US and Canada. In addition to her speaking engagements, Cyndi is the author of the Clinical Nursing Assessment Skills Pocket Guide (PESI, 2013). Her products also include textbooks, webcasts and webinars.

Along with her MS and BSN in nursing, she has 3 other undergraduate degrees and multiple nursing certifications. She served as a US Naval Officer for 10 years, leaving service as an LCDR (Lieutenant Commander) in 2001. 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. Additionally, Cyndi has a legal nurse consulting business and continues to serve as a testifying expert in medical related cases. Cyndi’s teaching style is dynamic and high energy while informal and easy to understand. You will leave her program with a renewed commitment to achieving nursing excellence in critical care.

Speaker Disclosures: 

Financial: Cyndi Zarbano has an employment relationship with Fairview South. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

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

 


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Day One

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Day Two

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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.


Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Cardiovascular Technology Professionals, Nurses, and other Healthcare Professionals

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