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Digital Seminar

Essential Assessment, Interpretation and Intervention Strategies


Faculty:
Cyndi Zarbano, SN, CCRN, PCCN, LNC, NLCP
Duration:
6 Hours 02 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 05, 2016
Product Code:
POS075305
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


Description

Critically ill patients are everywhere these days – on the Med-Surg floor, in the ICU, the PACU, the ED, the OR, even long-term care! A good working knowledge of the concepts for managing high-acuity patients is indispensable.

Join Cyndi Zarbano and learn the latest in essential critical care skills that you must know to be successful, including:

  • Rapid Assessment
  • ABG Analysis
  • Central Line Care
  • Easy Strip Interpretation

 

Credits


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Faculty

Cyndi Zarbano, SN, CCRN, PCCN, LNC, NLCP's Profile

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Clinical Review


Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, CCRN, PCCN, LNC, NLCP, has been a nurse for more than 30 years and a legal nurse consultant (LNC) since 2008. She has acted as nurse consultant in a variety of cases for both defense and plaintiff, as well as fulfilled the role as a testifying expert in a multitude of cases. Her area of clinical expertise ha been in various adult intensive care settings or other critical care roles including rapid response and flight nursing. She currently works for Mayo in MN as an intensive care nurse.

Cyndi has been a national seminar and symposium speaker for 15 years. During her presentations she has earned the reputation of keeping attendees engaged with the use of current clinical knowledge, fascinating legal and nursing experiences, and the interjection of humor to keep learning fun. Cyndi is veteran of the US Navy having served ten years and leaving service as a Lieutenant Commander (LCDR). She has a variety of products she presents for PESI Healthcare including Mastering Lab Interpretation, All Things Cardiac, Critical Care Bootcamp (essentials and mastery), Pharmacology for the Bedside Nurse, Heart and Lung Sounds, Critical Care Nursing Certification (CCRN), Progressive Care Certification (PCCN), Med Surg Certification Course, ABCD’s of the Cardiac Medicine Cabinet, All Things Pulmonary, and Renal Emergencies.

 

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Cynthia Zarbano is the owner of Clinical Review Consultants and has employment relationships with Science 37 and Mayo Mankato. She receives a speaking honorarium, book, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Cynthia Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

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Outline

Identification & Management of Crisis

    • Master “down and dirty” prompt assessment skills
  • End the “Red Flags”
    • Rapid stabilizing interventions for the unstable patient
  • Manage the decompensating patient
    • Better outcomes through quick intervention

Easy Steps to ABG Analysis

  • Acid base imbalance
  • 4 abnormal findings when reading your lab result
  • A simple tool to rapidly and efficiently interpret ABG’s!

The 5 Steps to Rhythm Strip Interpretation

  • Systematically reviewing the major components of a rhythm strips
  • Identifying rhythm changes and management of:
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter
  • Paroxysmal Supra-Ventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)
  • V-Tach and V-Fib

Managing Chest Drainage

  • Indications for chest tubes
  • Circumventing re-expansion pulmonary edema
  • Avoiding common complications of chest drainage

Master Central Line Care

    • Common issues experienced with central lines
    • Using which port for what on a triple lumen PICC
    • Use of a “cell-saver” to reduce lost hemoglobin during blood draws
  • The challenge of CVP monitoring

Pacemakers & AICDs

  • Indications for pacemakers
  • Meaning of pacemaker codes
  • Types of Pacemakers
  • Device management
  • Practical solutions to common pacemaker problems

 

 

Objectives

  • Identify 5 essentials components of a “down and dirty” assessment in your patient when they have a sudden decomposition in health status.
  • State 3 rapid interventions that can stabilize a patient who is symptomatic with a low blood pressure.
  • Recognize the most common causes of arterial blood gas abnormalities.
  • Quickly identify the 3 most common dysrhythmias using rhythm strip interpretation.
  • Manage the risk to avoid re-expansion pulmonary edema in the patient with a chest tube for pleural effusion.
  • Review the correct technique for opening an occluded central line lumen.
  • Summarize the difference between failure to capture and failure to sense in a pacemaker and how each is resolved.

 

 

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Care Practitioners

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