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Managing Patient Emergencies: Critical Care Skills Every Nurse Must Know


Faculty:
Robin Gilbert
Duration:
Full Day
Product Code:
LWC076005
Brochure Code:
PLW72247
Media Type:
Live Webcast - Also available: Digital Seminar


Description

Mrs. Kelp is admitted with pneumonia and right-sided heart failure.Twenty minutes after admission, she develops worsening dyspnea and hypotension.

  • Are you prepared to manage her unstable condition?
  • Do you know what respiratory measures are necessary?
  • Do you know the best way to manage her hypotension?

The patients in our hospitals are sicker than ever before. It is not uncommon to find patients on regular medical floors with central lines, chest tubes, pacemakers and AICDs.

Some nursing homes are accepting patients on ventilators, and patients are now being sent home on vasoactive drips such as dobutamine. Even though acuity levels are higher you are still caring for many patients and don’t have the luxury of frequent, comprehensive assessments.

Therefore, it is important to be able to rapidly assess and implement appropriate interventions.

Watch this live webcast to sharpen your skills and leave prepared to identify and manage your next patient emergency

Credits


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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). 

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Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.3 contact hours.


California Nurses

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Florida Nurses

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Iowa Nurses

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Other Professions

This activity qualifies for 380 continuing education minutes 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. 



Faculty

Robin Gilbert Related seminars and products: 16

MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN


ROBIN GILBERT, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN, has over 25 years’ experience in emergency nursing. A number of her years in emergency nursing included experience in a pediatric emergency department at Boston Medical Center. She is both a certified emergency nurse and certified pediatric emergency nurse.

Robin has experience as an emergency department manager, manager of cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation and, currently, as the regional manager for staff development at Central Maine Medical Center.

She instructs the NCLEX review class for Kaplan and tutors nursing students online for a local college of nursing. Her experience also includes having been an item writer for the Board Certification of Emergency Nursing and a former Chairperson. Robin was the coordinator for her employer’s “Pathway to Excellence” designation, which was received in 2012.

In her role, Robin is able to remain current in the trends and best practices standards for care of the pediatric population. Robin received her BSN from Curry College, Massachusetts and her MSN from Saint Joseph’s College, Maine.

Robin is an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and a reviewer for the ANCC’s Pathway to Excellence program.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Robin Gilbert has an employment relationship with Central Maine Medical Center and Rumford Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Robin Gilbert has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

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Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.


Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Objectives

  1. Describe two types of rapid assessment techniques and how to employ them for the best results during a patient emergency.
  2. Evaluate techniques for getting critical information during a rapid patient assessment.
  3. Investigate EARLY assessment findings in clinical syndromes that may progress rapidly and cause life-threatening conditions.
  4. Prioritize nursing actions for specific neurological, cardiac, respiratory and endocrine emergencies.
  5. Review care of the diabetic patient in diabetic ketoacidosis.
  6. Identify patient populations who are at high-risk for bedside emergencies.
  7. Discuss how to integrate assessment data and critical lab findings into the plan of care for a patient experiencing a life-threatening emergency.

Outline

Identifying the RED Flags

  • Critical Thinking During a Crisis
  • Vital Signs & ABCDs
  • Methods for Establishing and Maintaining Airway
  • Breathing: More Than a Rate Issue Circulation & Perfusion
  • Rapid Assessment Techniques
  • Critical Questions to Ask Your Patient
  • Identifying High-Risk Populations
  • Sick or Not Sick…Who would you see first?

Cardiovascular Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I’m having chest pain”

  • Recognizing Arrhythmias - Stable, Unstable and Lethal
  • Rhythm Recognition & Treatment for: VT, VF, SVT, and Heart Blocks
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction: STEMI/ NSTEMI
  • Key Assessments & Interventions​ tPA Guidelines
  • Laboratory Parameters
  • Recognizing Subtle Changes
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring:
    • MAP, CO, SV, CI
    • Preload, Afterload, Contractility
  • Skills Practice: EKG Interpretation

Respiratory Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I can’t breathe”

  • Capnography Basics
  • Assessment & Critical Interventions for:
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Respiratory Failure
    • COPD
    • ARDS
    • The Patient Who Needs Assistance
    • O2, CPAP, BiPAP
    • Indications for Intubation
    • Positive Pressure Ventilation
    • Chest Tube Management
    • Easy ABG Analysis…Really!

Endocrine Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I don’t feel right”

  • The Differences of DKA and HHNK
  • Early Recognition of Hypoglycemia
  • Critical Lab Findings
  • Differentiating the Diagnosis – Case Studies
  • Which Intervention Should you do FIRST
  • What is the Likely Problem
  • Anticipating the Solutions

Neurological Prevention, Presentation and Action for: “My head hurts!”

  • Elevated Intracranial Pressure
  • Clues When you Don’t have a Monitor
  • Ischemic vs. Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Inclusion/Exclusion for tPA
  • Critical Labs
  • Malignant Headache
  • Delirium
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Simulation Lab Review
    • Interpreting the Patient’s Presentation

Fluid Imbalance/Circulatory Emergencies

  • Sepsis
  • Shock
  • GI Bleed
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Compartment Syndrome

Managing the Decompensating Patient

  • No Pulse, No Blood Pressure, No Respirations...Now What?
    • Common Medications
    • Monitor/Defibrillator Review
    • Roles & Responsibilities During a Code

What’s New & Trending

  • Ethical Considerations
  • Documentation Pitfalls
  • Staffing Considerations & High Acuity Patients

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists

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