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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.
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Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, Ph.D., MS, LHRM, CCRN-K, is a Healthcare Risk Manager, practiced as an inpatient clinical nurse specialist, earned her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration and owns a legal consulting business, Medical Legal Concepts, LLC. She is an expert in the healthcare industry with 38 years of clinical, consulting, and testifying experience.
Rachel has taught more than 75,000 healthcare professionals throughout her travels. She understands that connecting with the audience is the magic that separates good seminars from memorable ones. Through her humor and her vast real-life experiences, she breaks down critical legal content so that you have the strategies needed to practice safely.
Financial: Dr. Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant has employment relationships with Medical Legal Concepts, LLC. and Palm Beach State College. She is an author with ASHRM and CRC Press and receives royalties. Dr. Cartwright-Vanzant receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant 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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