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
- 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
- GI Bleed
- CVA/TIA: Acute Ischemic & Hemorrhagic
- Subarachnoid bleed
- Intracranial hypertension
- Is that blood pressure of 170/90 truly dangerous?
- Ventricular fibrillation
- Ventricular tachycardia vs. Asystole
- 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
- Who is coming to help you?
- Team dynamics
- What if you're alone?
- 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"