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Rapid Response Certificate Course: Save Your Crashing Patients
Online Course
$659.98 USD
$299.99
Product Details
Format:
Online Course
Authors:
ROBIN GILBERT, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN
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)
Publisher:
PESI HealthCare
Copyright:
7/16/2020
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
Product Code:
CRS001387
Objectives
[+] [-] 076005 - Managing Patient Emergencies: Critical Care Skills Every Nurse Must Know
  1. Describe two types of rapid assessment techniques and how to employ them for the best results during a patient emergency.
  2. Evaluate techniques for getting critical information during a rapid patient assessment.
  3. Investigate EARLY assessment findings in clinical syndromes that may progress rapidly and cause life-threatening conditions.
  4. Prioritize nursing actions for specific neurological, cardiac, respiratory and endocrine emergencies.
  5. Review care of the diabetic patient in diabetic ketoacidosis.
  6. Identify patient populations who are at high-risk for bedside emergencies.
  7. Discuss how to integrate assessment data and critical lab findings into the plan of care for a patient experiencing a life-threatening emergency.

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  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.

Outline
[+] [-] 076005 - Managing Patient Emergencies: Critical Care Skills Every Nurse Must Know

Identifying the RED Flags

  • Critical Thinking During a Crisis
  • Vital Signs & ABCDs
  • Methods for Establishing and Maintaining Airway
    • Breathing: More Than a Rate Issue
    • Circulation & Perfusion
    • Rapid Assessment Techniques
    • Critical Questions to Ask Your Patient
    • Identifying High-Risk Populations
    • Sick or Not Sick…Who would you see first?

Cardiovascular
Prevention, Presentation, Action for:
“I’m having chest pain”

  • Recognizing Arrhythmias - Stable, Unstable and Lethal
  • Rhythm Recognition & Treatment for: VT, VF, SVT, and Heart Blocks
  • Acute Myocardial Infarction: STEMI/NSTEMI
  • Key Assessments & Interventions
  • tPA Guidelines
  • Laboratory Parameters
  • Recognizing Subtle Changes
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring:
    • MAP, CO, SV, CI
    • Preload, Afterload, Contractility
  • Skills Practice: EKG Interpretation

Respiratory
Prevention, Presentation, Action for:
“I can’t breathe”

  • Capnography Basics
  • Assessment & Critical Interventions for:
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Respiratory Failure
    • COPD
    • ARDS
    • The Patient Who Needs Assistance
    • O2, CPAP, BiPAP
    • Indications for Intubation
    • Positive Pressure Ventilation
    • Chest Tube Management
    • Easy ABG Analysis…Really!

Endocrine
Prevention, Presentation, Action for:
“I don’t feel right”

  • The Differences of DKA and HHNK
  • Early Recognition of Hypoglycemia
  • Critical Lab Findings
  • Differentiating the Diagnosis – Case Studies
    • Which Intervention Should you do FIRST
    • What is the Likely Problem
    • Anticipating the Solutions

Neurological
Prevention, Presentation and Action for:
“My head hurts!”

  • Elevated Intracranial Pressure
  • Clues When you Don’t have a Monitor
  • Ischemic vs. Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Inclusion/Exclusion for tPA
  • Critical Labs
  • Malignant Headache
  • Delirium
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Simulation Lab Review
    • Interpreting the Patient’s Presentation

Fluid Imbalance/Circulatory Emergencies

  • Sepsis
  • Shock
  • GI Bleed
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Compartment Syndrome

Managing the Decompensating Patient

  • No Pulse, No Blood Pressure, No Respirations...Now What?
    • Common Medications
    • Monitor/Defibrillator Review
    • Roles & Responsibilities During a Code

What’s New & Trending

  • Ethical Considerations
  • Documentation Pitfalls
  • Staffing Considerations & High Acuity Patients


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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: CaseBased Review

Identify Key Missed Moments, Lessons Learned and Best Practices
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Documentation

Author

ROBIN GILBERT, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN

Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, has over 25 years’ experience in emergency nursing. She is both a certified emergency nurse and certified pediatric emergency nurse. Robin has extensive experience working in the emergency department, progressive care, intermediate care, transitional care, step-down and, currently, as the regional manager for staff development at Central Maine Medical Center. Robin draws on her expertise to teach her own hospital staff and experienced healthcare audiences throughout the country on a variety of critical care and emergency nursing topics.

She has been an item writer for the Board Certification of Emergency Nursing (BCEN), a former Chairperson of BCEN, and most recently a contributing writer for the current CEN Review Manual. Robin is an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Association for Nursing Professional Development, 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.

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 C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, TP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric) is a flight nurse-paramedic who has practiced and taught Trauma Care, Tactical Medicine, Emergency/Critical Care and Prehospital Emergency Medical Services, both in the military and the civilian world. 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. He holds multiple advanced specialty certifications as well as extensive instructor qualifications in critical care and emergency medicine.

Career highlights include numerous author/co-author credits, including: a best-selling Laboratory Medicine textbook, a chapter on Shock in Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum, and a section in the newly released Resuscitation Crisis Manual. Sean consults on clinical, legal and certification prep for numerous high-profile hospital systems (Yale, Mayo…). He routinely lectures at national/international conferences, has completed 50 + medical missions (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Morocco, Liberia, and Haiti), and 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.
Continuing Education Credits Awarded for Completion of Entire Package
[+] [-] Combined Continuing Education Credit From All Components
Breakdown of Continuing Education Credits by Components
[+] [-] 076005 - Managing Patient Emergencies: Critical Care Skills Every Nurse Must Know
[+] [-] 077905 - Rapid Response Certificate Course
Audience
Nurses,
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  • RNs, RTs, NPs, and PAs from Medical-Surgical floors
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  • Cardiology
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  • Anyone desiring next-level skills to proactively assess and intervene in the crashing critically ill patient! 
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