San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
- Seminar is from 8:00 AM -4:30 PM each day.
- Contact hours: 13.5 CE. Participants must attend 80% of a session, complete an evaluation form and be actively involved to receive CE credit.
- A complete handout will be provided as part of the session. You only need to bring writing utensils.
- Audio taping is permitted. Use of computers and cell phones during the session are not permitted.
- All information provided is copyright protected and may not be reproduced in any way for distribution.
- Lunch and refreshments will be on your own.
- No smoking permitted on the property.
- Dress in layers for the session since conference rooms can vary in temperature.
- For more information you may contact us by e-mail (preferred) or phone.
- o E-mail: email@example.com
- o Phone: 419-305-3043
About the session:
Two full days of instruction provide an in-depth clinical understanding of many of the procedures performed on critically ill patients.
Hemodynamic monitoring is covered by discussing the various parameters obtained and the techniques of invasive and noninvasive monitoring. Case study examples are used with actual readings and clinical scenarios to incorporate an understanding of the values and the impact of pharmacologic interventions.
Rapid sequence intubation and mechanical ventilation are reviewed in detail including the indications and types of devices used, complications and nursing implications. In addition, arterial lines, central lines, pacemakers, dialysis and implantable cardioverter defibrillators are covered.
Principles behind evidenced-based protocols for sepsis, diabetic ketoacidosis and inducted hypothermia are reviewed. A beginning understanding of multisystem organ dysfunction is presented with a review of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), hepatic and renal failure, pancreatitis, myocardial depression, and cerebral dysfunction.
- State the measurements and implications associated with various hemodynamic parameters.
- State the indications for direct arterial monitoring, the principles of catheter placement and use, and potential complications.
- Explain the indications for mechanical ventilation, types of ventilators and settings used, and noninvasive alternatives to intubation.
- Describe the assessment parameters and nursing care aspects to be followed in caring for a ventilated patient.
- Describe the potential complications associated with ventilator patients, recognition of clinical signs, and management of complications.
- State the nursing management principles of a patient receiving intravenous therapy via a central line.
- Describe the general indications for pacemakers and the types and settings that can be used.
- State the nursing implications during insertion and care of the patient with a temporary or permanent pacemaker.
- State the types of permanent pacemakers used and methods to evaluate function and detect complications.
- Describe the uses of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, the function of the unit, and the nursing care aspects of patients with an ICD.
- State the general principles of dialysis therapy.
- Describe the management of the patient on long-term hemodialysis including nursing implications, potential complications, and care of the hospitalized dialysis patient.
- Describe the management of patients in diabetic ketoacidosis.
- Identify the important aspects of caring for patients with sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction.
- Describe the management of induced hypothermia patients.
Recent seminar comments:
“This seminar has increased my knowledge to further advance my assessment skills while caring for critically ill patients.”
“Hemodynamic monitoring was especially interesting. The tables for arterial lines/hemodynamic monitoring were very helpful along with the mini quizzes in the handout.”
“Excellent handout, case studies and power point. The information presented here will be invaluable when I am floated to the Intensive Care Unit.”
The instructor was very knowledgeable with a relaxed teaching style. Able to stimulate lots of questions from participants and really brought the information to the clinical setting.”
Cynthia M. Liette, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Ms. Liette has been a nurse for more than 35 years. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including intensive/ coronary care, emergency room, medical-surgical units, and supervision. She currently works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in a rural health care system. She has been an educator for practicing nurses, nursing students, and paramedics for more than 30 years while still maintaining a clinical practice. Her numerous seminars consistently receive excellent reviews from all levels of health professionals.
She holds a Master’s Degree from Wright State University in the Clinical Nurse Specialist Adult Health track and is Board Certified as a CNS. She is also an ACLS instructor and is certified in both critical care and trauma nursing.
She is the owner and president of BrainyNurses.com by Educational Concepts, LLC. She has authored a successful pharmacology series and has taught a wide variety of subjects including Nurse Refresher and Nurse Internship programs, Critical Care courses, 12-Lead ECG and Rhythm Interpretation, IV therapy, and Lab and ABG Interpretation, She is also the author of The Pearls for Medical-Surgical Nursing Review and Cardiac Vascular Review certification courses.
As an educator and nursing instructor, she has authored The Pearls for NCLEX Review which is offered at campus locations and is available on-line. The course is unique because it teaches students test taking strategies and gives them a comprehensive review of all the knowledge necessary to be successful on the exam and in their practice. The study guide which is written for the course condenses all the possible review books into one book for the student to study from. In addition to the written material and helpful pneumonics, students are presented with over 1,200 visuals of assessment and disease pathology to reinforce learning.
Ms. Liette is a member of Sigma Theta Tau - National Nursing Honor Society, National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
Educational Concepts, LLC is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurse’s Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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