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Digital Seminar

Think Like an Emergency Nurse: Deliver Critical Care in Any Department


Faculty:
Sean G. Smith
Duration:
6 Hours 14 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright :
Oct 19, 2017
Product Code:
POS077460
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

  • Respond to a crashing patient – in any setting
  • Understand the “8-minute hour”
  • Mental strategies necessary for success in emergency situations
  • Increase your confidence when handling deteriorating patients

Your coworker calls for help – you go in to see her patient, sitting up and talking just a few minutes ago, now turning blue and gasping for air. You have a real chance to intervene and make a difference – that’s why you became a nurse! What will you do?

Imagine you are taking care of your patient – anywhere – the office, clinic, Nursing Home, OR, in the community and suddenly grasp that an emergency situation is unfolding. Do you know what to do? How to respond? Even if you call an ambulance or have a rapid response team coming, YOU may still be taking care of that patient for up to 8 minutes or more. What can YOU do in that time to improve the chances of a positive outcome?

How will you help save lives?

Your patient down the hall calls for help. As you enter the room, you see him begin to vomit blood. He becomes pale, and less responsive – but still awake. You call a Rapid Response, and stay with him until the team arrives. They assume care of the patient.

You’re left wishing you had done more – he was your patient, after all.

This intense course will provide you with the clinical insights and critical thinking skills that ED nurses excel at. You will no longer need to feel uncertain and scared.

The ability to assess, intervene and advocate will be reinforced through exciting clinical cases. You will experience the dramatic changes in your own practice when you work your next shift!

 

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). 

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 cepesi@pesi.com 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


Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 240 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for 4.0 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 


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 completing these self-study materials will earn 6.3 contact hours. Expires: 10/19/2020.


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 cepesi@pesi.com 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.



Handouts

Faculty

Sean G. Smith Related seminars and products: 10

RN, BSN, NREMT-P, C-NPT, CCRN, CMC, CEN, CFRN, FP-C, CPEN, Didactic/ Clinical Educator, Clinician, Author.

Critical-Care Professionals International


Sean G. Smith, C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, TP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric), is a flight nurse-paramedic who has practiced in Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Aero-Medical Transport (military and civilian). He holds degrees in nursing and molecular biology, is a graduate of Duke University’s Legal Nurse Consulting program, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. 

Career highlights include numerous author/co-author credits, including: the book Laboratory Tests Made Easy with Mikel Rothenberg (PESI, 2014), a best-selling Laboratory Medicine textbook, a chapter on Shock in Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum, and a section in the Resuscitation Crisis Manual (Leeuwin Press, 2018).  Sean consults on clinical, legal and certification prep for numerous high-profile hospital systems, including Yale and Mayo.  He routinely lectures at national/international healthcare conferences, has completed 50+ medical missions, and provides medical support to the NASA Space Shuttle Program. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sean G. Smith receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sean G. Smith has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

CD/DVD

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Additional Resources

To order the book, Critical Thinking TACTICS for Nurses, Third Edition, please visit our product store.

To order the book, RNotes®: Nurse’s Clinical Pocket Guide, 4th Edition, please visit our product store.


Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Outline

How will you improve patient outcomes?

  • Failure to rescue and how to avoid it
  • Increasing your confidence in emergent situations
  • Planning for the worst at every patient encounter
  • Advocating for your patient
  • Communicating high-risk information clearly
  • Mental strategies for success
  • Cognitive pre-planning
  • How the fire service relates to preparation for success

Risk Reduction

  • Recognizing risk for clinical decline
  • How to intervene before an event
  • Why respiratory rate matters
  • Know your strengths and have a plan to handle your weaknesses
  • Assemble your team

Common Emergency Conditions

  • The steps you can take to save lives
  • The 3 highest priority interventions for each
  • Common Emergency Conditions
    • Cardiac Arrest
    • Choking/Dislodged tracheostomy
    • Major Trauma
    • Control of hemorrhage
    • Sepsis
    • GI Bleed
    • Neurology
      • CVA/TIA: Acute Ischemic & Hemorrhagic
      • Seizure
      • Subarachnoid bleed
      • Intracranial hypertension
      • Is that blood pressure of 170/90 truly dangerous?
    • Cardiology
      • Dysrhythmias
      • Ventricular fibrillation
      • Ventricular tachycardia vs. Asystole
      • SVT
      • Rapid atrial fibrillation/flutter
      • Why is my patient tachycardic?

Prioritization & Practice

  • What matters most when the patient crashes
  • How to practice every day in 2 minutes or less
  • Why sick is sick until proven otherwise

Team Preparation

  • Who is coming to help you?
  • Team dynamics
  • What if you’re alone?

Cognitive Error

  • Which came first, the MI or the MVA?
  • Don’t put the cart before the horse

Putting it Together: Skills Lab & Clinical Scenarios

  • Group review of patient cases
  • Practice with instructor feedback
  • Use of “preparation sheet”

Objectives

  1. Develop a plan to respond to a crashing patient.
  2. Practice what is needed to respond quickly to help your sickest patients.
  3. Determine the immediate interventions necessary to save lives.
  4. Practice the mental strategies necessary for success.
  5. Distinguish between “sick” vs. “not sick”.
  6. Analyze clinical scenarios presented.
  7. Formulate a plan of action to deal with an emergency.

Target Audience

Nurses, and other Healthcare Professionals

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"Sean is awesome!"

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