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2-Day Managing Patient Emergencies: Critical Care Skills Every Nurse Must Know


Faculty:
Dr. Paul Langlois
Duration:
2 Full Days
Format:
Audio and Video
Product Code:
LWC077335
Brochure Code:
PLW72308
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar

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Description

Mrs. Kelp is admitted with pneumonia and right-sided heart failure. Twenty minutes after admission, she develops worsening dyspnea and hypotension.

  • Are you prepared to manage her unstable condition?
  • Do you know what respiratory measures are necessary?
  • Do you know the best way to manage her hypotension?

The patients in our hospitals are sicker than ever before. It is not uncommon to find patients on regular medical floors with central lines, chest tubes, pacemakers and AICDs.

Some nursing homes are accepting patients on ventilators, and patients are now being sent home on vasoactive drips such as dobutamine. Even though acuity levels are higher, you are still caring for many patients and don’t have the luxury of frequent, comprehensive assessments. Therefore, it is important to be able to rapidly assess and implement appropriate interventions.

Watch this live webcast to sharpen your skills and leave prepared to identify and manage your next patient emergency!

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 live interactive webcast. This webcast is a broadcast of a live event. You will be able to type questions to the speaker. The speaker will see the questions and address them during the presentation as time allows. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether web based activities are 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.

CE Information is based on 100% attendance.

Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This program offers 180 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 3.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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.


California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 17118 for 12.5 contact hours. Full attendance is required. No partial contact hours will be issued for partial attendance. 


Florida Nurses

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


Iowa Nurses

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.


Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 760 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. 



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Faculty

Dr. Paul Langlois Related seminars and products: 16

APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN


Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neuro, CCU and Trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians.

Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several critical care and infection control institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac and septic patient.

Paul’s’ cardiac protocols include: weaning from mechanical ventilation, pulmonary artery catheter and hemodynamic monitoring, vasoactive medications, ventricular assist devices, renal replacement therapy, and neurologic alterations after trauma.

His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to practice is the goal of every education program. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Paul Langlois has an employment relationship with Cook County Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Paul Langlois has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

Click here to purchase the DVD or CD recording from our product store. CE hours and approvals on products may differ from live CE approvals.


Additional Resources

To order the book, RNotes:Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide, 5th Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the book, Fast Facts Workbook for Cardiac Dysrhythmias and 12-Lead EKGs, 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 within one week. 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. Describe two types of rapid assessment techniques and how to employ them for the best results during a patient emergency.
  2. Evaluate techniques for getting critical information during a rapid patient assessment.
  3. Investigate EARLY assessment findings in clinical syndromes that may progress rapidly and cause life-threatening conditions.
  4. Prioritize nursing actions for specific neurological, cardiac, respiratory and endocrine emergencies.
  5. Review care of the diabetic patient in diabetic ketoacidosis versus HHNK/HHS.
  6. Define heart failure with regards to left- and right-sided failure.
  7. Identify patient populations who are at high-risk for bedside emergencies.
  8. Discuss how to integrate assessment data and critical lab findings into the plan of care for a patient experiencing a life-threatening emergency.
  9. Explain a strategic approach in evaluating abdominal pain for the most accurate assessment.
  10. Contrast the difference between ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in both symptoms and treatment priorities.
  11. Recognize the most common causes of arterial blood gas abnormalities.
  12. Analyze pain management and sedation options for the patient experiencing an acute illness. 

Outline

Day One

Identifying the RED Flags

  • Critical Thinking During a Crisis
  • Vital Signs & ABCDs
  • Methods for Establishing and Maintaining Airway
  • Breathing: More Than a Rate Issue
  • Circulation & Perfusion
  • Differential Diagnosis – 4 Methods of Determining Cause
  • Rapid Assessment Techniques
  • Critical Questions to Ask Your Patient
  • Identifying High-Risk Populations
  • Pre-Morbid Conditions
  • Age Considerations

Cardiovascular Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I’m having chest pain”

  • Recognizing Arrhythmias - Stable, Unstable and Lethal
  • 12-Lead EKG: Just the Down and Dirty
  • Utilizing a Systematic Approach
  • Patterns of Ischemia, Injury & Infarct
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction: STEMI/NSTEMI
  • Key Assessments & Interventions tPA Guidelines
  • Cath Lab Intervention
  • Laboratory Parameters
  • Recognizing Subtle Changes
  • Heart Failure
  • Recent Advances in Care
  • Medication Management
  • Managing Intake and Output Vascular Abnormalities

Respiratory Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I can’t breathe”

  • Assessment & Critical Interventions for:
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Pulmonary Edema
    • Acute Asthma Attack
    • Spontaneous Pneumothorax
    • Allergic Reactions
    • The Patient Who Needs Assistance O2, CPAP, BiPAP
    • Indications for Intubation
    • Positive Pressure Ventilation
    • Chest Tube Management
    • Ventilator Settings Every Nurse Must Know
    • Easy ABG Analysis… Really!

Endocrine Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I don’t feel right”

  • The Differences of DKA and HHNK
  • Early Recognition of Hypoglycemia
  • Thyroid Storm: Physical and Psychiatric Symptoms
  • Managing Adrenal Crisis
  • Critical Lab Findings

Day Two

Gastrointestinal Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “My aching belly”

  • Warning Signs of Acute Pancreatitis
  • Upper vs. Lower GI Bleeding
  • Perforated Bowel
  • Early Signs of Small Bowel Obstruction – Illeus
  • Interpreting the Lab Tests

Neurological Prevention, Presentation and Action for: “My head hurts!”

  • Elevated Intracranial Pressure
  • Clues When you Don’t have a Monitor
  • Ischemic vs. Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Inclusion/Exclusion for tPA
  • Essential Assessments post-tPA
  • Management Strategies for Seizures
  • The Patient in Withdrawal
  • Known vs. Suspected ETOH/Drug Abuse
  • Interventions for Delirium Tremors
  • Critical Labs

Renal Prevention, Presentation and Action for: “I can’t make urine”

  • Acute vs. Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Recognizing Acute Kidney Injury
  • Key Assessments
  • Interpreting the Lab Data

Pain, Agitation & Delirium

  • Analgesics: Too Much or Too Little
  • Managing the Bedside Procedure
  • Type of Sedating Medications
  • Ensuring Appropriate Monitoring
  • Delirium: So Many Causes, So Many Options…
  • Key Assessments & Interventions

Managing the Decompensating Patient No Pulse, No Blood Pressure, No Respirations... Now What?

  • Identifying Cardiac Causes
  • Street Drugs & Poisoning
  • Critical Assessments & Interventions
  • MUST KNOW Reversal Agents

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists

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