Critical Care/Rapid Response Topics
- Seminar is from 8:00 AM -4:30 PM each day.
- Contact hours: 13.5 CE.
- 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
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o Phone: 419-305-3043
About the session:
Two days of instruction are devoted to the many situations health care professionals deal with which involves astute assessment skills and rapid collaborative interventions. The pathophysiologic conditions covered are applicable to all personnel from the emergency room, to critical care, to medical-surgical nurses and extended care personnel.
Assessment components across the lifespan from pediatrics to geriatrics and also trauma patients are detailed. Various cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic and metabolic conditions are covered using a physiologic approach to enhance assessment skills. Etiology, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic aspects, diagnostic studies and lab abnormalities are covered. Case studies are used to enhance learning. The conditions covered include:
- State the components of, and observations made, during the primary and secondary assessments used in the evaluation of acutely ill pediatric patients, adult patients, and trauma victims.
- Identify important components of airway management and clinical implications in caring for acute patients.
- Verbalize the physiology, causes, and clinical manifestations of respiratory failure.
- Verbalize the clinical manifestations and appropriate treatment for a patient with pulmonary edema
- Verbalize the clinical manifestations and appropriate treatment for patients with a suspected pulmonary embolism.
- Verbalize the pathogenesis of coronary artery disease and the relationship to angina and myocardial infarction.
- State the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostics, and management of patients with myocardial ischemia and infarction.
- State the appropriate manifestations and treatment for disorders of the pericardium.
- Relate the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic findings in the various classifications of heart failure.
- State the appropriate treatment modalities used in the management of heart failure.
- State the appropriate pharmacologic and electric treatment of specific types of dysrhythmias.
- Differentiate the major types of shock and state the causes, clinical manifestations, and treatment of each.
- Relate the clinical manifestations to the physiologic causes of altered cerebral perfusion.
- Discuss the clinical manifestations, treatment, complications, and interventions in brain attack victims.
- State the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and interventions utilized in spinal cord injured victims.
- State the clinical manifestations seen in burn victims and appropriate interventions.
Recent seminar comments:
“What a great review! I think all ER and ICU nurses should take this class every couple of years. Great outline to help during the session and for future reference.”
“I have worked emergency room for a number of years. This seminar reinforced so many important points and knowledge I had forgotten. I will definitely be a more effective nurse for my patients.”
“As a medical nurse, I could listen to this once a year to improve the care I give my patients.”
“I would take your class anytime! You talk using words that are easy to understand. Case studies were excellent in bringing everything together.”
Your Instructor:Cynthia M. Liette, MS, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN
Ms. Liette has been a nurse for more than 30 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 25 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 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 Certification Review course and The Pearls for NCLEX Review course.
She 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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