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You walk into your patient’s room. There is a sick feeling that something just isn’t right. Do you dismiss this internal radar? OR… do you listen to your intuition and begin investigating? Recognizing early signs and symptoms of something going wrong is your best defense legally and your best response clinically to prevent a poor outcome for your patient. The better you understand how and why the body responds to “things not working right”, the earlier you can take the steps to intervene and possibly prevent the progression leading to an unfavorable outcome that may include death. Yes! Patients have died because of failure to rescue when the signs and symptoms were clear in the medical record.
This two-day intensive educational event will provide numerous clinical situations that represent all body systems that can and have led to poor outcomes because the signs and symptoms either were not recognized or were not treated appropriately. You will also learn from an expert in documentation how to chart when something goes wrong with your patient. Documentation is just as important as the care you provide and you will learn how to do just that as well.
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Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, Ph.D., MS, LHRM, CCRN-K, is a Healthcare Risk Manager, practiced as an inpatient clinical nurse specialist, earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration and owns a legal consulting business, Medical Legal Concepts, LLC. She is an expert in the healthcare industry with 38 years of clinical, consulting, and testifying experience.
Rachel has taught more than 75,000 healthcare professionals throughout her travels. She understands that connecting with the audience is the magic that separates good seminars from memorable ones. Through her humor and her vast real-life experiences, she breaks down critical legal content so that you have the strategies needed to practice safely.
Financial: Dr. Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant has employment relationships with Medical Legal Concepts, LLC. and Palm Beach State College. She is an author with ASHRM and CRC Press and receives royalties. Dr. Cartwright-Vanzant receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant is a member of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, and the American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety.
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Immunology/Hematology: DIC | HIT | Transfusion reactions
Cardiovascular: Pulse pressure | Recognition of valvular heart disease | Recognition of ACS | Complication of PCI | Hypertensive crisis | Acute vascular insufficiency | Cardiac trauma | Aneurysms
Endocrine: SIADH | DI | Ketoacidosis and HHS | Hypoglycemia
Gastrointestinal: GI bleed | Acute pancreatitis | Liver failure and encephalopathy | Abdominal trauma | Bowel infarction, obstruction and perforation
Behavioral / Psychosocial: Delirium | Dementia | Suicide | Substance withdrawal
Neurology: Encephalopathy | Stroke | TBI | Skull fracture | Seizure | Meningitis
Renal: Acute renal failure | Life-threatening electrolyte imbalance
Pulmonary: Perfusion | Acute respiratory failure | Status asthmaticus | Pulmonary embolism | Pneumonia | Aspiration | Pneumothorax | Hemothorax
Multisystem: Hypovolemic, Hemorrhagic, SIRS, Sepsis, and Septic shock | Anaphylactic shock
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