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Digital Seminar

Managing Nursing Emergencies

Tracy Shaw
6 Hours 07 Minutes
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Nov 19, 2013
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Digital Seminar


  • Rapid Assessment Techniques
  • History Taking Strategies with the Compromised Patient
  • Interventions for Cardiac, Neurological, and Respiratory Emergencies
  • Crisis Management to Promote the Best Patient Outcomes

Managing Nursing Emergencies teaches you skills to increase your confidence for those emergency events that can happen to any nurse, on any floor when working with patients. Subtle signs and changes in a patient’s condition can mean the difference between a crashing patient and a stable patient.

Join expert, Tracy Shaw, and learn the essential skills to identify these subtle changes in a patient’s condition in order to intervene in an emergency in any healthcare setting.

Leave this seminar with the skills you need to respond with confidence to the next nursing emergency you encounter.




NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. 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. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals.  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 professions standards

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

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 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 11/19/2021.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 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.

Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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 7.6 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 6.25 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.



Tracy Shaw's Profile

Tracy Shaw Related seminars and products:

RN, MS, CEN, CCRN, Author

Journale of Emergency Nursing

Tracy Shaw, RN, MSED, CEN, CCRN, CNRN, is a registered nurse with 34 years of experience in acute care. Most of her clinical experience has been in the settings of the Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit. She has worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse and clinical educator in a Level 1 Trauma center.

Tracy holds certifications in emergency nursing (CEN), critical care nursing of adults (CCRN) and neuroscience nursing (CNRN). Additionally, she holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Learning. Tracy is the owner of Working Noodle Enterprises, LLC, a nursing educational consulting company.


Financial: Tracy Shaw is receiving a fee for speaking at today's educational activity.

Nonfinancial: Tracy Shaw has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Additional Info

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Identify the Red Flags

  • Triage: Every Nurse Needs It
    • Identify red flags in patient presentation
      • Critical thinking
      • Advanced identification skills
      • Prioritizing patient acuity
  • Rapid Assessment and Medical History Techniques
    • Triangle Triage
    • ABCD Assessment in Less than 10 Seconds
    • The importance of asking the right questions to get the most important info
    • Quick and Thorough Rapid Assessments
      • General
      • Neurological
      • Cardiovascular
      • Pulmonary
      • Psychosocial

Neurological Emergencies

  • Prevention, Presentation, Action for:
  • Intracranial pressure: Concepts of volume and pressure
  • Malignant headache
  • Cerebrovascular accident (CVA)
  • Delirium
  • Autonomic dysreflexia

Cardiac Emergencies

  • Prevention, Presentation, Action for:
  • “I’m having chest pain…”
  • Acute coronary syndromes
    • Ischemia: Stable vs. unstable
    • Non-STEMI
    • STEMI
  • Heart failure
  • Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary Emergencies

  • Prevention, Presentation, Action for:
  • Respiratory failure
  • COPD: Emphysema and chronic bronchitis
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Endocrine Emergencies

  • Prevention, Presentation, Action for:
    • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
    • Hypoglycemia

Fluid Imbalance/Circulatory Emergencies

  • Prevention, Presentation, Action for:
  • Sepsis
    • SIRS to Septic Shock
  • Hemorrhage and Delayed Hemorrhage 
    • Shock
    • Delayed Hemorrhage in Trauma
    • GI Bleeds
    • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Compartment Syndromes
    • Extremity
    • Abdominal




  • Describe two types of rapid assessment techniques and how to employ them for the best results during a patient emergency.
  • Discuss techniques for getting critical information during a rapid patient assessment.
  • Review components of a quick but thorough patient assessment with emphasis on evaluation of neurological, cardiac, pulmonary and psychosocial systems.
  • Recognize EARLY assessment findings in clinical syndromes that may progress rapidly and cause life-threatening conditions.
  • Review volume and pressure concepts as they relate to intracranial pressure, linking these concepts to clinical correlates in patients with neurological emergencies.
  • Discuss hemodynamic concepts related to shock states.
  • Discuss presentations, assessment findings and nursing actions for specific neurological, cardiac, respiratory, endocrine and fluid imbalance emergencies.
  • Explore the philosophy of patient- and family-centered care, and how this philosophy can be incorporated into care of the critically ill patient.


Target Audience

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



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Total Reviews: 7


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