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2-Day: Emergency Nursing Conference: COVID’s Lasting Implications on Bedside Practice

Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
14 Hours 38 Minutes
Aug 25, 2021
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Do you remember the feeling you had when you received that very first COVID admission? The anxiety you felt when you were told you were deploying to work in the COVID unit?

I remember those early days of the pandemic very well. I imagine the experiences will be etched in all of our memories forever. These patients have been critically ill, some have died. They didn’t look that sick initially, and suddenly they deteriorated within hours.

Do you wonder if you should have done something different in caring for these patients? Would the outcome possibly have been different?

Now, more than ever, nurses working in high acuity areas (emergency departments, critical care, progressive care) need to rely on our credible knowledge base, expert skills, and our compassion to safeguard patient outcomes for critically ill patients in this new era of clinical practice. Nursing has been confronted with heavy workloads, fast changes in the workplace, ambiguity, fatigue, and a new disease process with a myriad of systemic complications that were unfamiliar to us.

Purchase now! I will provide you with confidence to rapidly assess your sickest patients, knowledge to implement COVID-19 evidence-based practice changes, and insight into what normalization will look like in healthcare. My training is filled with unforgettable patient case studies, reinforced with helpful mnemonics, and real-world clinical solutions. I guarantee you will experience dramatic practice changes when you work your next shift!

Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
and the PESI Healthcare Team


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This self-study program offers 150 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 2.5 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

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Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN's Profile

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Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, has over 25 years’ experience in emergency nursing. She is both a certified emergency nurse and certified pediatric emergency nurse. Robin has experience as an emergency department manager, manager of cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation and currently as the regional manager for staff development at Central Main Medical Center. She instructs the NCLEX review class for Kaplan and tutors nursing students online for a local college of nursing. Her experience also includes having been an item writer for the Board Certification of Emergency Nursing and a former chairperson. In her current role, Robin is able to remain up to date in the trends and best practice standards for care in emergency nursing. Robin received her BSN from Curry College, Massachusetts and her MSN from Saint Joseph’s College, Maine. Robin is an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and is a reviewer for the ANCC’s Pathway to Excellence.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Robin Gilbert has employment relationships with EBSCO, Central Maine Medical Center, Rumford Hospital, Pathway to Excellence, and Kaplan University. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Robin Gilbert is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and the Emergency Nurses Association.

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  1. Evaluate the unprecedented organizational responses to COVID-19 challenges.
  2. Appraise clinical staff preparedness after working in a respiratory pandemic environment.
  3. Propose why prone positioning benefits respiratory complications associated with COVID-19.
  4. Plan to use appropriate modes of ventilator support, invasive and non-invasive, for patients with respiratory failure secondary to COVID-19 infection.
  5. Distinguish the cardiopulmonary interactions underlying the risks, benefits, and applications of ventilator support for respiratory failure secondary to COVID-19 infection.
  6. Construct policy changes for cardiac arrest response.
  7. Evaluate the factors of intravascular coagulation contributing to mortality in COVID-19 patients.
  8. Determine best practices in providing quality and safe nursing care for critically ill patients.
  9. Assess how diagnoses may mimic COVID-19.
  10. Distinguish clinical manifestations of COVID-19 disease in multiple organ systems.
  11. Assess long-term effects of COVID-19 which occur after the acute phase
  12. Appraise how the lessons learned from the first phase of COVID-19 influenced current assessment & treatment.
  13. Differentiate medication uses specifically for COVID-19 patients.
  14. Determine myths vs. medications which have been proven effective in COVID-19 treatment.


Day 1
Session 1: COVID-19 & The Practice Impact
  • Responding to a rapid response or code blue: Then & now
  • PPE changes: Surgical masks, N95, PAPR, goggles, face shields
  • Surge in demand for critical care nurses: Education needed for deploying nurses
  • Hidden challenges
Session 2: Hypoxia, ARDS, and other Respiratory Complications
  • Respiratory strategies
    • High flow nasal cannula
    • NPPV
    • Mechanical ventilation
    • ECMO
  • Acute respiratory failure
  • Asthma
  • Pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium
  • COPD
  • ARDS
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Prone positioning
  • Pharmacological challenges
Session 3: Cardiovascular Considerations
  • Hemodynamics
  • Rhythm recognition
  • Arrhythmia and conduction disease with COVID-19
  • Pericarditis
  • Endocarditis
  • Myocarditis
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Heart failure
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Cardiogenic shock and ventricular septal rupture
Day 2
Session 1: Neurological: Cerebrovascular Complications & Coagulopathies
  • ICP
  • Stroke
  • Seizures
  • Pathophysiology of arterial & venous thrombosis in COVID-19
  • Coagulopathies & guidelines on anticoagulation
  • Monitoring the brain from the bedside
Session 2: COVID-19 & the Collision with other Diagnoses
  • Diabetes
  • End stage kidney disease
  • GI disease
  • Labor, delivery, post-partem
Session 3: Post COVID Syndrome Concerns
  • Fever, anorexia, myalgia, headache
  • Rash, sore throat, face pain
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Risk of rehospitalization
  • Long term sequalae of severe COVID-19 infection
Session 4: Pharmacologic Therapy in Critical Care
  • Vasopressors & inotropes
  • Proton pump inhibitors
  • Anticoagulants
  • Sedation & intubation medications
  • Nebulized medications in COVID-19
  • COVID-19 medications/vaccines

Target Audience

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


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