Think of the last time you were forced to make a split-second decision that was a matter of life and death.
Chances are…it happens all the time at work.
You NEED to be able to rapidly assess and implement appropriate interventions to give your patients the best opportunities for recovery.
Let my years of in-the-field experience as a critical care nurse specialist at Cook County Hospital lead the way.
With my updated, online course Managing Patient Emergencies: Critical Care Skills Every Nurse Must Know, you will learn ways to quickly and confidently respond to any problem a patient might face, like:
- “I’m having chest pain.”
- “I can’t breathe!”
- “I don’t feel right…”
- “Oh, my aching belly!”
- “My head hurts…”
- The Crashing Patient
Get easy-to-remember questions and acronyms (like A.M.P.L.E.) to enhance your confidence during any patient emergency.
Plus, earn up to 13.5 CE hours – including 3.0 pharmacology hours – from the comfort of your own home!
Sharpen your critical care skills with this self-paced, video training course and walk away ready to identify and manage your next patient emergency without hesitation by your very next shift!
comprehensive training course:
Learn to spot red flags in each body system and understand the source of your patients’ concern without extraneous and unnecessary tests.
In less than a minute, you’ll be the first to notice the subtle changes and important clues that will save your patient’s life!
This all-inclusive online course will transform your care and advance your career. Click here for course objectives and outline.
Here’s what you’ll learn when you sign-up today:
- Critical Thinking During a Crisis
- Vital Signs & ABCDs
- Methods for Establishing and Maintaining Airway
- Breathing: More Than a Rate Issue
- Circulation & Perfusion
- Differential Diagnosis – 4 Methods of Determining Cause
- Rapid Assessment Techniques
- Critical Questions to Ask Your Patient
- Identifying High-Risk Populations
- Pre-Morbid Conditions
- Age Considerations
Respiratory Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I can’t breathe”
- Assessment & Critical Interventions for:
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Pulmonary Edema
- Acute Asthma Attack
- Spontaneous Pneumothorax
- Allergic Reactions
- The Patient Who Needs Assistance O2, CPAP, BiPAP
- Indications for Intubation
- Positive Pressure Ventilation
- Chest Tube Management
- Ventilator Settings Every Nurse Must Know
- Easy ABG Analysis…Really!
- Recognizing Arrhythmias - Stable, Unstable and Lethal
- 12-Lead EKG: Just the Down and Dirty
- Utilizing a Systematic Approach
- Patterns of Ischemia, Injury & Infarct
- Acute Myocardial Infarction: STEMI/NSTEMI
- Key Assessments & Interventions tPA Guidelines
- Cath Lab Intervention
- Laboratory Parameters
- Recognizing Subtle Changes
- Heart Failure
- Recent Advances in Care
- Medication Management
- Managing Intake and Output Vascular Abnormalities
Endocrine Prevention, Presentation, Action for: “I don’t feel right”
- The Differences of DKA and HHNK
- Early Recognition of Hypoglycemia
- Thyroid Storm: Physical and Psychiatric Symptoms
- Managing Adrenal Crisis
- Critical Lab Findings
- Warning Signs of Acute Pancreatitis
- Upper vs. Lower GI Bleeding
- Perforated Bowel
- Early Signs of Small Bowel Obstruction – Illeus
- Interpreting the Lab Tests
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
- Essential Assessments post-tPA
- Management Strategies for Seizures
- The Patient in Withdrawal
- Known vs. Suspected ETOH/Drug Abuse
- Interventions for Delirium Tremors
- Critical Labs
- Acute vs. Chronic Kidney Disease
- Recognizing Acute Kidney Injury
- Key Assessments
- Interpreting the Lab Data
Pain, Agitation & Delirium
- Analgesics: Too Much or Too Little
- Managing the Bedside Procedure
- Type of Sedating Medications
- Ensuring Appropriate Monitoring
- Delirium: So Many Causes, So Many Options…
- Key Assessments & Interventions
Managing the Decompensating Patient: No Pulse, No Blood Pressure, No Respirations... Now What?
- Identifying Cardiac Causes
- Street Drugs & Poisoning
- Critical Assessments & Interventions
- MUST KNOW Reversal Agents
—with Dr. Paul Langlois
The life destroying consequences of drug use and abuse do not discriminate and you MUST be prepared to recognize the symptoms and react appropriately to save your patient's life.
In this program you will learn the current, most common drugs of abuse, the immediate interventions, and ways to effectively manage the next patient emergency.
$59.99 Yours FREE when you register now!
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.
Check out these other fantastic critical care courses from the PESI Healthcare Team:
Tele Critical Care (TCC) in our Challenging Healthcare Times: Optimize Resources and Patient Outcomes
— with Dr Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
2-Day Critical Care Skills Boot Camp
— with 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)
Critical Care Nurse Certification: CCRN Exam Prep Course
— with Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC
Progressive Care Certificate Course: Conquer the High Acuity Patient
— with Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, & Timothy R. Martindale, M.S., R.N., R.R.T., & Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC