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Digital Seminar

Master Skills


Speaker:
Cyndi Zarbano, MSN-Ed, CCRN, CMSRN, LNC
Duration:
6 Hours 13 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Nov 07, 2013
Product Code:
POS075307_2
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

Get the Latest Clinical Information On:

  • Crisis Management
  • ABG Analysis
  • Rhythm Interpretation in 5 Easy Steps
  • Central Line Care
  • Mechanical Ventilation

And Much More!

 

Credits


* Credit Note - ***CE Details Can Be Found Under the First Session


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Cyndi Zarbano, MSN-Ed, CCRN, CMSRN, LNC's Profile

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Cyndi Zarbano, MSN-Ed, CCRN, CMSRN, LNC, has been a nurse for nearly 30 years specializing in intensive care. She earned her legal nurse consultant training through the Vickie Milazzo Institute in 2008 and has worked on nearly 250 cases for various boards of nursing. She has worked with attorneys on pre-corrective action and with nurses to meet consultation requirements to fulfill corrective action guidelines.

Additionally, Cyndi has worked as a legal nurse consultant responsible to analyze medical records, determine merit, assist with client interviews, attend medical appointments, locate testing experts, complete chronologies, review billing for accuracy, provide deposition/jury question development, and assist in court strategy development. Cyndi is a renowned national seminar speaker having spoken for numerous companies since 2008, including her own, Clinical Review Consultants. She works for Mayo Clinic in Minnesota continuing her passion for bedside nursing in critical care.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Cynthia Zarbano is the owner of Clinical Review Consultants and has an employment relationship with Mayo Mankato. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Cynthia Zarbano has no relevant non-financial relationships.


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Outline

DAY ONE: ESSENTIAL ASSESSMENT, INTERPRETATION AND INTERVENTION STRATEGIES

Critically ill patients are everywhere these days – on the Med-Surg floor, in the ICU, the PACU, the ED, the OR, even long-term care! A good working knowledge of the concepts for managing high-acuity patients is indispensable.

Join Cyndi Zarbano and learn the latest in essential critical care skills that you must know to be successful, including:

  • Rapid Assessment
  • ABG Analysis
  • Central Line Care
  • Easy Strip Interpretation

OUTLINE

Identification & Management of Crisis

  • Master “down and dirty” prompt assessment skills
  • End the “Red Flags”
  • Rapid stabilizing interventions for the unstable patient
  • Manage the decompensating patient
  • Better outcomes through quick intervention

Easy Steps to ABG Analysis

  • Acid base imbalance
  • 4 abnormal findings when reading your lab result
  • A simple tool to rapidly and efficiently interpret ABG’s!

The 5 Steps to Rhythm Strip Interpretation

  • Systematically reviewing the major components of a rhythm strips
  • Identifying rhythm changes and management of:
  • Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter
  • Paroxysmal Supra-Ventricular Tachycardia (PSVT)
  • V-Tach and V-Fib

Managing Chest Drainage

  • Indications for chest tubes
  • Circumventing re-expansion pulmonary edema
  • Avoiding common complications of chest drainage

Master Central Line Care

  • Common issues experienced with central lines
  • Using which port for what on a triple lumen PICC
  • Use of a “cell-saver” to reduce lost hemoglobin during blood draws
  • The challenge of CVP monitoring

Pacemakers & AICDs

  • Indications for pacemakers
  • Meaning of pacemaker codes
  • Types of Pacemakers
  • Device management
  • Practical solutions to common pacemaker problems

End-of-Life Care in the ICU

  • The needs of the patient
  • Practical tips to help your patients and families with the end-of-life journey

DAY TWO: ADVANCED MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX AND CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS

The Advanced Management of Complex and Critically Ill Patients seminar will give you a strong foundation, while integrating tips, timesavers, and stories about real nurses who make a difference in their patient’s lives. This seminar will teach you to master the concepts of critical care and become an expert in your clinical practice. Learn advanced critical care concepts and interventions, including:

  • Advanced cardiac care/hemodynamics
  • Advanced neurological care
  • Mechanical ventilation management

OUTLINE

Understand Hemodynamics Today

  • Cardiac Output = Heart Rate x Stroke Volume
    • Use a simple analogy to learn the components and finally get it
  • Preload, Afterload and Contractility
  • Manipulating the mathematical equation to stabilize

The ICU Trio in Crisis!

  • IV Fluids - picking the right one for the situation
  • 5 pressor agents - How they work when to use them
    • Blood products! FFP, Platelets, PRBC’s and Cryoprecipitate

Demystify Hemodynamic Waveforms and Correctly Measuring Each

  • Assessment clues to hemodynamic instability
  • Central Venous Pressures
  • Arterial Lines
  • Swan Ganz Catheters

Mechanical Ventilation for Nurses

  • How to manage patients on ventilators
  • Avoiding Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia (VAP)
  • Using CPAP or BiPAP

Manage Shock

  • Assessment and management of:
    • Cardiogenic Shock
    • Septic Shock
    • Hypovolemic Shock

Manage the Neuro Patient

  • Use a “5-point Neuro Check” to easily identify changes in condition
  • Stroke and Stabilization
    • Ischemic
    • Hemorrhagic
  • Delirium
  • How to assess & intervene

Life-threatening EKG Changes: Clues from the 12-Lead

  • Spectrum of coronary artery ischemia
  • 5-step method for finding myocardial ischemia and injury
  • STEMI and NSTEMI - What’s the difference?

Location, location, location!

 

Objectives

  1. Identify 5 essentials components of a “down and dirty” assessment in your patient when they have a sudden decomposition in health status.
  2. State 3 rapid interventions that can stabilize a patient who is symptomatic with a low blood pressure.
  3. Recognize the most common causes of arterial blood gas abnormalities.
  4. Quickly identify the 3 most common dysrhythmias using rhythm strip interpretation.
  5. Manage the risk to avoid re-expansion pulmonary edema in the patient with a chest tube for pleural effusion.
  6. Review the correct technique for opening an occluded central line lumen.
  7. Summarize the difference between failure to capture and failure to sense in a pacemaker and how each is resolved.
  8. Recognize the three biggest concerns patients recognize at end of life.
  9. Summarize the difference between preload, contractility and afterload as components impacting cardiac output.
  10. Identify correct locations for measuring CVP, Arterial Line and Wedge waveforms.
  11. Differentiate between hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic IV fluids and when each is considered most effective.
  12. Recognize the blood product of choice for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy.
  13. Contrast the difference between hypovolemic shock, septic shock and cardiovascular shock in both assessment and treatment priorities.
  14. Identify two ways to increase the ventilator patient’s oxygenation status.
  15. Compare and contrast CPAP and BiPAP, as well as their target populations.
  16. State 5 common causes of delirium.

Identify the difference between a STEMI and NSTEMI.

Target Audience

Nurses Only

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