Do you as a nurse/clinician recall a patient who seemed to deteriorate in front of your eyes and wonder if anything could have prevented this clinical crisis?
What do you do with the subtle signs and symptoms you identify in your patient that are yet within normal limits but your nursing intuition tells you that there is something wrong?
How do you learn the early clinical signs of impending doom in the patient and effectively intervene before the crisis occurs?
Ideally, your job is not to run a good code but to prevent the code from ever happening. In order to do that, you have to know what the early warning signs are, perceive them, interpret them within the whole clinical picture, and act for the benefit of the patient.
Subclinical signs – the early first warning signals of a problem – are examined in this workshop. You will leave with a clearer understanding of the body’s complex, interrelated organ systems and be able to break them in to their component parts to understand how one organ system can cause a sign or symptom in another organ system.
Today’s nurses care for more patients with higher acuity than ever before. In order to forestall crisis, you have to know who is at risk and recognize the warning signs, however subtle they initially may be in appearance. Hindsight is 20/20. The art and science of nursing, the vital difference in effective nursing, is in the ability to “see it coming”. Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, PhD, MS, LHRM, CCRN-K, will share with you effective and put-to-the-test strategies to detect clinical changes in the deteriorating patient.
NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation).
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Rachel Henderson, PhD, MS, RN, HCRM, is an expert speaker on topics focused on legal aspects of healthcare, nursing documentation, and regulatory compliance. Her 22 years as a legal nurse consultant, inpatient clinical nurse specialist and healthcare risk manager (HCRM) bring life to her presentations by sharing real case scenarios. She is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and past president of the Florida Speakers Association (FSA). She is a published author in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. In addition to owning a medical and legal consulting business, she has her PhD in Public Policy and Administration: Law and Policy. Rachel works with law firms and healthcare organizations, evaluating medical records for compliance with standards of care and applicable regulations. She has been an expert witness for medical negligence cases for both the plaintiff and the defense.
Financial: Dr. Rachel Henderson has employment relationships with Medical Legal Concepts, Florida SouthWestern State College, and Palm Beach State College. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Henderson receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Rachel Henderson 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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