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Rapid Response Certificate Course: Conquer the Crashing Patient
Rapid Response Certificate Course: Conquer the Crashing Patient

Where:   HONOLULU, HI

When:  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - Thursday, September 12, 2019

This event is not currently available for purchase.

For more information: Call (800) 844-8260
Imagine you are taking care of your patient - anywhere - any department/floor in the hospital, a nursing home, surgical site or clinic setting and suddenly grasp that an emergency situation is unfolding. Do you know what to do? Are you confident in your response? 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. In that time, what can YOU do to help save lives? There are times in the past you wish you had done more….

This intense course will provide new clinical insights and critical thinking skills so you won't need to feel uncertain, scared or at risk anymore. 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! PLUS, you will earn a Certificate in Patient Crisis Prevention and up to 12 CE Hours!
If there is no CE tab, please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.
  1. Identify current challenges relative to your specific practice environment and patient populations.
  2. Develop a proactive plan to respond to your deteriorating patient.
  3. Learn the mental strategies necessary for success, self-care, and process improvement when dealing with critically ill patients.
  4. Integrate a comprehensive review of systems, with subtle but key red flag clinical assessment findings.
  5. Incorporate a graduate level understanding of pharmacology into your current clinical practice with respect to the pre-, peri-, and post-arrest management of the medically fragile patient.
  6. Apply advanced laboratory medicine concepts into your current clinical practice with respect to the "at risk" patient.
  7. Recognize the subtle signs from the "perfect storm" patient.
  8. Choose the best interventions for stabilization of the deteriorating patient.
  9. Determine the key interventions to stabilize the successfully resuscitated patient prior to or post transfer.
  10. Analyze the latest clinical practice guidelines for common pathologies and comorbidities.
  11. Evaluate landmark case studies to identify key failures in recognition and rescue of the crashing patient.
  12. Assess legal documentation strategies to protect yourself and your practice.
  • Proactive Planning: Begin with the End in Mind
    • Pre-Planning for the worst at every patient encounter
      • Mental strategies for success
      • Failure to rescue and how to avoid it
      • Proactive risk assessment of practice environment/patient populations
      • Clear coherent communication of high-risk information
      • Concise comprehensive management of the crashing patient: Before, during and after the code
  • Advanced Assessment: Next-Level Connection of Form and Function
    • Review of Major Systems (Neurologic, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Multisystem)
      • Integrated advanced laboratory medicine/Clinical implications
      • Differential diagnosis/Consults/Follow up studies
  • Pathology: Priority Problems, Rapid Recognition and Rescue
    • For each of the 25+ pathologies below, the following will be discussed:
      • Presentation: Rapid review of form and function
      • Pathophysiology: Complications/Comorbidities
      • Projected clinical course: Where are we going with this?
      • Palliation and pharmacology: Cutting-edge practice guidelines
  • Neurology
    • Neuromuscular Disorders, Meningitis, Toxicology (Overdose), Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, Stroke/TIA, Dementia/Delirium, Agitated/Combative Patients
  • Cardiovascular
    • Dysrhythmias, Acute Coronary Syndrome, CHF, Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathies
    • Endocarditis, Pericarditis, Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Pulmonary
    • Asthma/Upper Respiratory, Anaphylaxis, Aspiration/Dysphagia, COPD, Pneumonia
  • Metabolic/Endocrine Complex Comorbidities and Emergencies
    • Chronic/Acute Kidney Disease, Renal Calculi, Hypertension, Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal/Genitourinary
    • Cholecystitis, Pancreatitis, Cirrhosis, Hepatitis, Infection (UTI, STI, etc.)
  • Psychosocial
    • Screening for: Abuse, Neglect, Depression/Suicidal Ideation
  • Shock States, Sepsis, and Trauma
    • Hypovolemic, Distributive, Obstructive
    • Multisystem Management of the Poly-trauma Patient
  • Legal Lessons: Protect Your Practice… Tips, Tricks, Pearls, and Pitfalls
    • Professional issues/Potential pitfalls (Delegation, Scope, EMTALA, etc.)
    • Rapid risk assessment and analysis
    • Limit liability
    • Defensible documentation
  • Putting It All Together: Case-Based Review
  • Identify Key Missed Moments, Lessons Learned and Best Practices
    • Assessment
    • Intervention
    • Documentation
RNs, RTs, NPs, and PAs from Medical-Surgical floors, Cardiology, Neurology, Critical Care, Emergency, Urgent Care, Skilled Nursing Facilities… Anyone desiring next-level skills to proactively assess and intervene in the crashing critically ill patient!

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)

Sean G. Smith 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.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and 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 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.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.



Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and 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 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.

PESI, Inc. offers continuing education programs and products under the brand names PESI, PESI Healthcare, PESI Rehab and Psychotherapy Networker.




Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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Nurses in full attendance will earn 12.6 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.


Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 12.5 hours for completing this program.

PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 760 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.


Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 380 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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