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2-Day: Advanced Critical Care Nursing Symposium
2-Day: Advanced Critical Care Nursing Symposium


When:  Thursday, January 14, 2016 - Friday, January 15, 2016

Register for one or both days:

01/14/2016 8 am - 4 pm
Day 1: Management of the Complex Cardiac Patient
01/15/2016 8 am - 4 pm
Day 2: Critical Skills for Managing Complex Patients

Course Description
Working in the rapidly changing critical care setting, you need to be, up to date on the most current and cutting-edge strategies and interventions to care for these high acuity patients. Get the latest and greatest in this exciting and engaging conference, where expert, Dr. Paul Langlois, will challenge you to take your knowledge to the next level. He will discuss the most common, yet most challenging, cases that critical care nurses are working with each day:

Heart Failure
Ischemic & Hemorrhagic Stroke
Renal Failure
Multi-system Failure

Attend this comprehensive program and leave with practical, immediately-applicable strategies to gain better patient outcomes and enhance your expertise. Don't miss this opportunity to network with your peers, learn from an expert in the field, and leave with a renewed commitment to achieving excellence in critical care nursing.
Please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
Learner Objectives:

Day One

  1. Investigate current clinical guidelines and management strategies for heart failure.
  2. Review important pharmacologic principles essential for safe and effective care.
  3. Assess the most prevalent inotropic agents used in the management of heart failure.
  4. Describe the mechanisms of action of mortality-reducing pharmacological agents used in the treatment of MI and HF.
  5. Compare anticoagulants which are most beneficial to the patient with MI.
  6. Compare physical assessment findings to hemodynamic parameters in a patient with decompensated heart failure.
  7. Review potentially fatal arrhythmias found on the EKG.

Day Two

  1. Examine emerging technologies and identify indications for use, benefits and potential risks, as well as appropriate and safe utilization.
  2. Investigate current clinical guidelines and management strategies for critical care problems including; SIRS, sepsis and septic shock.
  3. Describe patients in various stages of sepsis, measures of early fluid resuscitation points and discuss early evidence-based therapy.
  4. Discriminate between the treatments for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
  5. Recognize dangerous drug-drug interactions of medications used in treating critical conditions.
  6. Distinguish the best pharmacologic methods to achieve blood pressure control for patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.


Dr. Paul Langlois 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.

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, Paul has developed several critical care and infection control institution-wide protocols for the multidisciplinary assessment and management of the cardiac and septic patient. Paul's cardiac protocols include: weaning from mechanical ventilation, pulmonary artery catheter and hemodynamic monitoring, vasoactive medications, ventricular assist devices, renal replacement therapy, and neurologic alterations after trauma.

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

Speaker Disclosures:

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

Nonfinancial: Paul Langlois has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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, or questions on home study credit availability, 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.

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