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In this self-paced online course, 3 nationally recognized experts will guide you step-by-step through 8 sessions with a focus on medication selection, desired outcomes, new treatment guidelines, and evidence-based solutions.
Earn up to 17 CE Hours of Pharmacology Credit

Revitalize your career — enroll in this innovative course today. You'll master specialized pharmacology skills, increase your credibility, and grow your career potential — most importantly, you'll reduce risk for your patient and provide better treatment outcomes.

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Earn up to 17 CE Hours of Pharmacology Credit from the comfort of home.
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This comprehensive online course explores the full spectrum of pharmacology for critical care in 8 focused video sessions:

Session 1
Cardiac Medication Essentials
with Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
This insightful, in-depth, and practical session focuses on the common types of cardiac disorders that professionals like you see in your practice, and the medications currently used to treat them. Dr. Langlois will provide you with cutting-edge information regarding the selection of particular cardiac medications, the desired outcomes, potential side effects and drug interactions. Don't miss this opportunity to keep pace with the ever-changing field of cardiac care and, through the information gained in this seminar, reduce the risk of potential adverse consequences for your patients!
  • Antiarrhythmic Agents
  • Anticoagulants
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Dyslipidemia
  • CHF Stroke
  • Antihypertensive Therapy
  • Dangerous Interactions
Session 2
Pharmacologic Interventions for Pain & Comfort
with Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
The complexity of the critically ill patient creates many challenges to providing effective pain relief. These medications have the potential of leading to adverse patient outcomes if not prescribed and administered appropriately. Learn pharmacologic interventions for:
  • Analgesia
  • Agitation
  • Delirium
  • Thromboembolism Prophylaxis
  • Gastro-intestinal Bleeding Prophylaxis
Session 3
Pharmacological Management of Life Threatening Conditions
with Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
New medications are being developed at an ever-increasing rate and it can seem overwhelming to keep up with the latest recommendations, guidelines and warnings. In this session, Dr. Langlois will discuss pharmacological management of conditions commonly seen in the critical care setting including:
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Stroke
  • Organ Transplant
Session 4
Pharmacological Management of Infectious Diseases
with Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
Choosing an antibacterial agent can be challenging, given the emerging trends in bacterial resistance. In this session, Dr. Langlois discusses pharmacokinetic properties and new treatment guidelines for conditions commonly encountered in critical care including:
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Skin & Soft Tissue Infections
  • Multiple Drug-Resistant Organisms
Session 5
Management of the Patient in Shock
with Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
Your patients' lives depend on your ability to assess and act — there isn't room for error. Treatment protocols in Managing Shock change frequently and this session will provide you the latest evidence-based management strategies for:
  • Hypovolemic Shock
  • Cardiogenic Shock
  • Neurogenic Shock
  • Obstructive Shock
Session 6
The ICU Trio in Crisis
with Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CLNC
The right choice for the situation! In this session, Cyndi discusses quick tips to help you remember:
  • Which IV Fluids & Why
  • How Pressor Agents Work & When to Use Them
  • Blood Products – FFP, Platelets, PRBCs, Cryoprecipitate
Session 7
Emerging Toxicology
with Marcia Gamaly, MSN, MHA, RN-BC, CEN, PCCN
Effective assessment for substance use and abuse is vitally important to get the best outcomes for your patients. Marcia will discuss the current trends and challenges encountered with OTC & herbal medication overuse, prescription drug abuse and the new "Street Drugs" of choice. This session will maximize your identification skills and improve your ability to facilitate rapid treatment.
Session 8
The Patient with Multi-System Failure
with Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
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 Complication is the Most Concerning?



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Featuring 3 Nationally Recognized Critical Care Pharmacology Experts:

Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, is a critical care clinical specialist in the Surgical, Medical, Neuro, 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. Paul 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.

Cyndi Zarbano is an intensive care nurse with over twenty years of nursing experience who is currently practicing in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. She is a nationally-recognized seminar speaker who has opened multiple national symposiums and speaks on several topics for PESI, as well as a variety of other companies in the US and Canada. Her national acclaim is well deserved for her ability to make knowledge practical, as well as encouraging knowledge retention by her frequent use of stories, humor and case studies.

Marcia Gamaly has over twenty years of nursing experience at the bedside and in staff development. Marcia currently works as a clinical nurse educator at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. In her current role, she oversees and plans the educational needs for over 250 nurses and support staff on a variety of units, including a step-down, neuro-tele and medical-surgical units.
Learning that Fits YOUR Schedule:
Watch the videos at your own pace. Access all course videos and materials online forever. Plus, use the PESI Mobile app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices. Click here for course objectives and outline.


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