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2-Day Advanced Medical Surgical Skills: Current Trends, Risks & Challenges
DVD Video
$299.99 USD
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Product Details
DVD Video - 8+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
PESI HealthCare
11/29/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Analyze crucial pathophysiology encountered in med surg care.
  2. Explain the necessary steps in surgical recovery.
  3. Decide the most appropriate interventions for a patient experiencing sepsis.
  4. Recognize the early signs of shock.
  5. Choose the most up-to-date tools in stroke assessment.
  6. Interpret ABGs and complex lab values.
  7. Perform the skills to identify acute kidney injury.
  8. Understand current advancements in diabetes care.
  9. Prioritize the comprehensive care needs for both DKA and HHNK.
  10. Select the best interventions for patients experiencing psychological comorbidities.
  11. Recommend new strategies to address wound and stoma care challenges.
  12. Understand the focused treatment needs for patients experiencing alcohol and drug withdrawal.
  13. Plan ways to avoid the current legal and ethical risks encountered in med surg care.
  14. Use teach back and appropriate education strategies that have the most impact.
  15. Evaluate successful communication strategies to effectively and positively influence others.

Physiological Response to Trauma and Surgery

  • The phases - and why you see what you see
  • What cells need to survive and heal
  • When it all goes wrong - what your patient needs to survive
  • Newest evidence in complication prevention

Sepsis and Shock

  • Types of shock and how to identify them early
  • SIRS/Sepsis current criteria and critical interventions

Current Concerns with Infectious Diseases

  • Newest resistant infections
  • The future of antibiotics
  • To vaccinate or not to vaccinate hospitalized patients

Cardiovascular Complications

  • Pump failure
  • Conduction failure
  • Rescue interventions

Updates in Neurovascular Care

  • Most recent NIH stroke recommendations
  • Falls and head trauma

Respiratory Failure

  • Identifying cause to be able to treat

Complex Lab Interpretation

  • What's what in ABGs
  • WBC shifts & anion gaps
  • Linking value to symptoms

Acute Kidney Injury

  • The phases and treatments


  • Adrenal, thyroid, and pancreatic

Diabetes and DKA

  • Complex GI management
  • Post-surgical complications
  • Inflammatory/auto-immune emergencies

Managing Psychiatric Comorbidities in Inpatient Care

  • Differentiating appropriate management strategies
  • Limit setting and behavior management -- symptom based approach
  • Trauma informed care

Current and Advanced Wound and Skin Care

  • When it just won't heal!

Alcohol Withdrawal

  • Neurotransmitter imbalance
  • CIWA and symptom based management

Drug Abuse and Recovery

  • Common drug dependencies in our inpatient population
  • How to differentiate and guide withdrawal

Ethical Challenges in Med Surg care

  • The things that keep you up at night
  • Documentation issues

Advanced Education Techniques

  • What is REALLY going to get through

Advancing Nursing Practice and Research

  • How do I find the answers?


Casseopia Fisher is an RN house supervisor in a hospital on the Oregon Coast. She has experience in multiple inpatient settings in Oregon and Washington, including Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, General Surgery, and Telemetry.

Casseopia has a passion to share her expertise with healthcare audiences through a variety of presentations that draw from her background. With that goal in mind, each of her lectures is preceded by an updated literature review and is accompanied by a full reference list. Casseopia's strengths include breaking down complex concepts into understandable pieses, and making sure learning is readily applicable to beside patient care.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Casseopia Fisher has an employment relationship with Columbia Memorial Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Casseopia Fisher is a member of the International Nurses Society on Addictions.
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