2-Day: Critical Care Skills Boot Camp
Live Webcast

2-Day: Critical Care Skills Boot Camp


Faculty:
Sean G. Smith
Duration:
2 Full Days
Product Code:
LWC077310
Brochure Code:
PLW65008
Media Type:
Live Webcast


Description

You have the daunting challenge of recognizing subtle changes in a patient's condition that can lead to a medical emergency or worse, a patient's death. Are you sure you have the knowledge and skills you need to handle these difficult situations?

Working in the rapidly-changing critical care setting 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. Attend this comprehensive program and gain the skills you need to manage any situation. Drawing on over 12 years of critical care experience, Sean G. Smith will challenge you to take your knowledge to the next level!

Credits

NURSES - CALIFORNIA

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 13305 for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


NURSES - FLORIDA

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # FBN2858. This course qualifies for 12.5 contact hours. 

**Florida Participants Only: To automatically be reported to CE Broker, after completing and passing the online post-test/evaluation, please contact cepesi@pesi.com to have your Florida credits reported to CE Broker. You will need to provide the full title of the webcast, speaker name, date of live broadcast, your name and your license number in the email.


NURSES - IOWA

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Full attendance at this activity qualifies for 12.6 contact hours. Full attendance in the activity is required; no partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. These contact hours are used for your license renewal. Please email cepesi@pesi.com with your license number, include the webcast title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid for the webcast.


NURSES/NURSE PRACTITIONERS/CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALISTS - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours.


Θ OTHER PROFESSIONS

This 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. 


Faculty

Sean G. Smith Related seminars and products: 13

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, RN, BSN, NREMT -P, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, CPEN, has experience in both emergency care and critical care. He has written neo-natal/pediatric pharmacology CE exams for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, as well as writing for Mosby clinical updates. He has practiced and taught critical/emergency care and pre-hospital emergency medical services for over 20 years. Career highlights include research in molecular endocrinology, serving in the US Navy, a wide variety of ICUs, flight nursing, and medical missions, as well as offering medical support to NASA . Sean lectures at the national level and has extensive text review/exam writing/contributing author credits. He holds multiple advanced specialty certifications in critical care, emergency, and flight nursing, as well as cardiac medicine, and neonatal/pediatric critical care transport.

Sean is a dedicated and respected educator serving as an official Instructor for Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NR P), Basic Life Support (BLS -RF ), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS -RF ), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS -RF ), Tactical Combat Casualty Course (TCCC), Geriatric Education for Emergency Medical Services (GEMS ), Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS), and Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (PFCCS-IC).

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

CD/DVD

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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 (DVD), 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, Nursing2019 Drug Handbook, please visit our product store.


Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review. 

 


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 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.


Objectives

  1. Identify 5 essential 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. Assess the 3 most common dysrhythmias using rhythm strip interpretation.
  5. Evaluate the risk of 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.
  9. Discuss the difference between preload, contractility and afterload as components impacting cardiac output.
  10. Identify correct locations for measuring CVP, Arterial Line and Wedge waveforms.
  11. Differentiate between hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic IV fluids and when each is considered most effective.
  12. Recognize the blood product of choice for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy.
  13. Contrast the difference between hypovolemic shock, septic shock and cardiovascular shock in both assessment and treatment priorities.
  14. Prioritize ways to increase the ventilator patient's oxygenation status.
  15. Compare and contrast CPAP and BiPAP, as well as their target populations.
  16. Compare the differences between a STEMI and NSTEMI.

Outline

DAY 1
  • Identification & Management of Crisis
    • Master "Down & Dirty" Assessment Skills
    • Impending Doom: Recognizing the "Red Flags"
    • Rapid Stabilizing Interventions
    • Managing the Decompensating Patient
  • Easy Steps to ABG Analysis
    • Understanding Acid-Base Imbalance
    • Lab Results: Identify the 4 Abnormal Findings
    • A Simple Tool to Change Your Practice
  • The 5 Steps to Rhythm Strip Interpretation
    • Systematically Review Rhythm
    • Identifying Critical Changes
    • Effective Management of:
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • PSVT
      • V-Tach
      • V-Fib
  • Managing Chest Drainage
    • Indications for Chest Tubes
    • Circumventing Re-expansion Pulmonary Edema
    • Avoiding Common Complications
  • Master Central Line Care
    • Common Complications & Solutions
    • When to Use Which Port & Why
    • Is a "Cell-Saver" an Option for your Patient?
    • The Challenges of CVP Monitoring
  • Pacemakers & AICDs
    • Indications for Pacemakers
    • Understanding Pacemaker Codes
    • Types of Pacemakers
    • Device Management
    • Practical Solutions to Common Problems
  • End-of-Life Care in the ICU
    • Practical Tips to Help Your Patients & Families
    • Your Role as the Patient Advocate
    • Tips for Addressing Difficult Conversations

DAY 2
  • Respiratory Emergencies: Understanding Hemodynamics Today
    • Cardiac Output = Heart Rate x Stroke Volume
    • A Simple Analogy Guaranteed to Help You “Get It”
    • Preload, Afterload and Contractility
    • Manipulating the Math Equation to Stabilize
  • The ICU Trio in Crisis!
    • IV Fluids - The Right One for the Situation
    • 5 pressor Agents - Their Action & Use
    • Blood Products! FFP, Platelets, PRBCs & Cryoprecipitate
  • Demystify Hemodynamic Waveforms
    • Correct Measurement
    • Assessment Clues to Instability
    • Central Venous Pressures
    • Arterial Lines
    • Swan Ganz Catheters
  • Mechanical Ventilation for Nurses
    • Managing the Patient on a Ventilator
    • Avoiding Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia
    • Using CPAP or BiPAP
  • Manage Shock
    • Assessment and Management of:
      • Cardiogenic Shock
      • Septic Shock
      • Hypovolemic Shock
  • Manage the Neuro Patient
    • Using an Easy "5-point Neuro Check"
    • Stroke and Stabilization
    • Ischemic
    • Hemorrhagic
    • Delirium
    • How to Assess & When to Intervene
  • Life-threatening EKG Changes
    • Clues from the 12-Lead
    • Spectrum of Coronary Artery Ischemia
    • 5-step Method for Identifying Ischemia & Injury
    • STEMI and NSTEMI - What's the difference?
    • Location, Location, Location

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists

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