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Digital Seminar

A Day in the Life of a Nurse: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Be Prepared for Anything

Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
7 Hours 04 Minutes
Audio and Video
Nov 15, 2023
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Nursing is so complex! And we need to be ready to adapt to any situation…such as floating to another unit, treating overflow patients that are not usually on our unit, responding to a totally unexpected patient situation and more! We still need to provide safe, quality care to all and transfer our nursing skills to different settings at any time! This conference will walk you through case-based presentations of a real-life day with scenarios of “what could possibly go wrong” when your day started perfectly! These case presentations will identify the evidence-based background needed for competent clinical practice, current up-to-date knowledge of the diagnoses, equipment, medications, and procedures.


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education, as well as which credit types are acceptable for continuing education hours. 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. 
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  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 profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - ---

Earn up to 7.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Nurses - Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists - ANCC

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 7.0 contact hours. Expires: 09/07/2026.

Nurses - California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 7.0 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.

Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 7.0 self-study contact hours.

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Nurses - 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 7.0 self-study contact hours. Please email 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 7.0 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.



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. Outline comprehensive patient management plans for the special patient population discussed
  2. Apply the criteria for the diagnosis of EKG changes associated with pathophysiology
  3. Review up-to-date therapeutic recommendations for patients with CVA
  4. Discuss management treatment and troubleshooting of LVAD’s and Vests
  5. Identify the most appropriate vasoactive agent for the clinical situation
  6. Analyze management strategies specific to unstable pediatric patient
  7. Describe evidence-based protocols for common obstetric emergencies
  8. Discuss current and emerging trends in acute and critical care
  9. Review basic ventilator settings used in critical care
  10. Describe initial interventions to stabilize the hemodynamically unstable patient
  11. Identify early symptoms in patient assessment that indicate the patient is deteriorating
  12. Stay safe when a patient becomes agitated or even violent


Starting your Shift

  • Unexpected bleeding disorders: Mallory Weiss Tear
  • 40 y/o trauma patient received 36 units of PRC, 20 units of platelets, 12 units
    • FFP, 6 liters LR and develops ARDS post-operatively
      • ECMO for ARDS
  • Let’s talk stroke: Get my drift?
  • Heart failure and pulmonary edema
  • DI or SIADH

You Want Me to Float Where?

  • Ventilator management basics
  • Postpartum emergencies: I don’t do OB!
  • Geriatric trauma patients: When golden years meet the golden hour
  • 2nd degree AV block in elderly patient presenting with dizziness for 1 week. Offending agents: β-Blockers and calcium channel blockers (Rx CE – 0.5 hour)
  • MI Imposters

Out of My Comfort Zone

  • VADs, Vests: Fashionable but I Know Nothing About Them
  • REBOA: Non-trauma, Hemorrhagic Shock Patient with Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage, Renal Perforation and Splenic Laceration
  • He, she, her, him, they: Transgender care and communication
  • Gunshot victims; chaos from the streets
    • When healthcare staff become victims; violent patients
  • Pediatric RRT: I don’t do peds!
  • Critical care drugs and drips

Target Audience

  • Nurses: Medical-surgical units, ED, Critical Care areas, Urgent Care Clinics.
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Advanced Practice Providers.


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