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DVD

Key Interventions & Documentation Strategies During a Patient Emergency


Faculty:
Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC
Duration:
5 Hours 31 Minutes
Copyright:
Oct 07, 2016
Publisher:
PESI Publishing
Product Code:
RNV077045
Media Type:
DVD - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

  • Tools to Sharpen Your Crisis Management Strategies
  • 6 Fail-Proof Steps to Rhythm Interpretation
  • ABG Analysis Made Easy
  • Critical Actions for “I’m Having Chest Pain!”
  • Abdominal Pain: What is it REALLY Telling You?
  • Prevention, Presentation and Action for the Most Common Nursing Emergencies

You have a daunting challenge of recognizing subtle changes in a patient’s condition that can lead to a medical emergency. Do you know what to do for the older woman who suddenly doesn’t know her name or the joint replacement patient who suddenly complains of chest pain? These are scary situations, but you don’t have to panic! Attend this seminar to sharpen your skills in identification and management for a wide variety of bedside nursing emergencies.

Cardiovascular, Neurological, Respiratory, Post-operative Emergencies, GI, Shock, Sepsis and More!

Expert speaker, Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC, will help you get the best tools and strategies for early identification and management of emergencies such as Stroke, Heart Attack, GI Bleed, ARDS and Shock. Leave this program more prepared than ever to identify and manage your next patient emergency!

 

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Faculty

Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC Related seminars and products


Pam Collins has more than 30 years of extensive nursing experience which includes work as a staff and charge nurse for medical-surgical and pediatric units, nurse manager, nursing administration and nursing faculty. Pam currently works as an Independent Education and Medical-Legal Consultant, and maintains her skills by working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Medical- Surgical Nursing in Charlotte, NC. She maintains dual certification in medical-surgical nursing through the Academy for Medical Surgical Nurses and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Pam also consults with Schools of Nursing for the purpose of enhancing NCLEX success rates with an emphasis on medical-surgical nursing.

Additionally, Pam has extensive experience with the legal aspects of nursing practice and documentation including providing litigation support in medical malpractice. She speaks nationally on clinical and legal topics for the healthcare professional with a passion that is evident through her energy, presentation style and ability to engage the audience. She was previously awarded the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award by the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Pam Collins is the owner of Consultation On-Call, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Pam Collins is a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.


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Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Target Audience

Nurses and other Healthcare Professionals

Objectives

  1. Dissect the most common causes of arterial blood gas abnormalities.
  2. Implement critical interventions for the patient in respiratory distress.
  3. Evaluate chest tube management.
  4. Breakdown common causes of delirium in the post-operative patient.
  5. Explore legal implications of bedside emergencies.
  6. Investigate appropriate documentation for high-risk situations.
  7. Communicate how documentation is used to determine guilt or innocence in a lawsuit.

 

Outline

Respiratory Emergencies

  • ABG Interpretation in 3 Easy Steps
  • Atelectasis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Chest Tube Management

Post-Op Complications & Emergencies

  • Uncontrolled Pain
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Confusion/Delirium
  • Recognizing Infection
  • Acute Kidney Injury

Now on to Documenting the Emergency…

How Well Would Your Documentation Hold up in Court?

  • Common Pitfalls in Documentation
  • What your Words Really Mean in Court
  • Strategies for Writing Legally Defensible Notes
  • Case Studies: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

How to Document High Risk Situations

  • Patient Refusals
  • Nurse-MD Notification
  • Chain of Command
  • Changes in Patient Condition
  • Assessment Findings
  • Discharge Instructions
  • Documentation Methods
  • Electronic vs. Traditional (paper)
  • Clarifying the Myths of Charting by Exception

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Comments

Cynthia M

"Learned a lot! Excellent, professional, presenter!"

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