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Digital Seminar

The Patient with Multi-System Failure

Dr. Paul Langlois
1 Hour 32 Minutes
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Apr 15, 2016
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Digital Seminar


The patient admitted with Multi-System Failure requires an “all hands on deck” approach. In this session, Dr. Langlois answers the critical questions:

  • What Do We Do First?
  • Which IV Fluids & How Much?
  • Which Antibiotic & Why or Why Not?
  • What are the First Vasopressors to Consider?
  • What Complications are the Most Concerning?


  1. Identify and treat patients with multi-system failures
  2. Recognize which patients are at risk for developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) and acute renal failure (ARF)


  • Multi-System Organ Failure
    • Initial Approach
    • MODs Scoring
  • Oxygenation
    • Calculating Tidal Volume
    • Respiratory Rate
    • Positive End-Expiratory Pressure
    • Mechanical Ventilation
    • ARDS
      • Pathophysiology
      • Ventilation
      • Adjunctive Strategies
      • Pharmalogical Interventions
  • Fluids, Vasopressors, and Blood Products
    • Resuscitation
    • Vasoactive Agents
    • Platelets
    • Managing DIC
  • Cardiovascular Support
    • Hemodynamics of the IABP
    • ECMO
  • Acute Kidney Injury
    • Prevalence of AKI
    • Methods to Assess AKI
  • Neurologic
    • Delirium
  • Sepsis
    • Diagnosis
    • Initial Antimicrobial Therapy
  • Gastrointestinal and Endocrine
    • Glucose Control
    • Nutrition




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

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 1.5 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 1.5 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 1.9 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 1.5 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.



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Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, Ph.D., CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neurologic, Burn, CCU and Trauma ICUs of Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Drawing on over 30 years of experience assessing and managing patients with life-threatening diseases, Dr. Langlois provides advanced-level training to nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and physicians.

Dr. Langlois is committed to providing the highest quality of care to patients through advanced education. His presentations are evidence-based, timely and provide participants with case studies to facilitate critical thinking. As a bedside clinical nurse specialist, he has developed several institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac, neurologic, septic, and multi-system organ failure patient.

His presentations are enthusiastically delivered and offer practical tips that help make the most challenging concepts easy to understand. Linking knowledge to clinical practice is the goal of every educational program.


Financial: Paul Langlois has an employment relationship with Cook County Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.


Non-financial: Paul Langlois has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Other



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