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Pediatric Crisis: Mastering Rapid Assessment Skills & Unique Treatment Challenges
Audio CD
$169.99 USD
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Audio CD - 4+ hours   Instructions
5 hr 34 min
Multi-disc audio recording with electronic manual and instructions
PESI HealthCare
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  1. Analyze case scenarios to determine acuity and prioritization.
  2. Differentiate between common rashes and those that require immediate intervention.
  3. Interpret lab values and quickly identify potential causes of abnormal values.
  4. Determine the unique pediatric needs during presentation of respiratory distress or failure.
  5. Assess for causes of neurological deterioration in pediatric patients.
  6. Perform sample medication calculations.
  7. Discuss nursing responsibilities during the use of moderate sedation.
  8. Differentiate between clinical characteristics of acute abdominal diagnoses.

Abdominal Pain: Appendicitis and Beyond

  • Gastorenteritis
  • Intussusception/Volvulus
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Testicular torsion/Epididymitis
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastroschisis

The Pediatric Airway

  • Recognizing the child in distress
  • Unique characteristics of the pediatric airway
  • Urgent respiratory conditions
    • Tracheoesophageal fistula
    • Asthma
    • RSV / Bronchiolitis
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Chest Trauma


  • Clinical manifestations Management

Risky Business: Street Drugs, Tattoos and More

  • What’s trending
    • Amphetamines
    • Cocaine
    • K2, Spice, Molly
  • Implications & interventions

Fever in the Neonate

  • Sepsis workup & when?
  • Antibiotics for neonate vs. infant

Head Injuries

  • ICP assessment
  • Skull fractures
  • Concussion/Contusion/TBI

Bruises & Fractures

  • Does the story fit - or is it maltreatment?

When a Rash Becomes a Risk

  • Varicella
  • Measles & More

Lab Values & Blood Gases

  • What impacts the numbers: Identifying potential causes
  • Blood gases simplified
  • Blood glucose, DKA, & insulin protocols

Hematologic & Coagulation Disorders

  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Hemophilia

Procedural Sedation

  • Medications and equipment
  • The nurse’s responsibilities
  • Prevention and management of complications

Pediatric Code Blue: Know What to Do

  • A, B, Cs
  • Arrhythmias
  • Med calculations



Robin Gilbert has over 25 years' experience in emergency nursing. She is both a certified emergency nurse and certified pediatric emergency nurse. Robin has experience as an emergency department manager, manager of cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation and, currently, as the regional manager for staff development at Central Maine Medical Center. She instructs the NCLEX review class for Kaplan and tutors nursing students online for a local college of nursing. Her experience also includes having been an item writer for the Board Certification of Emergency Nursing and a former Chairperson. In her current role, Robin is able to remain up to date in the trends and best practice standards for care in emergency nursing. Robin received her BSN from Curry College, Massachusetts and her MSN from Saint Joseph's College, Maine. Robin is an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and is a reviewer for the ANCC's Pathway to Excellence.

Speaker Disclosures

Financial: Robin Gilbert has an employment relationship with Central Maine Medical Center and Rumford Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Robin Gilbert has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.
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