Critical Care Essentials
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Introduction:This one-day seminar presented by Barbara Clark Mims, Nurse Practitioner, focuses on the major areas of responsibility that provide the basic framework for bedside critical care nursing practice: assessment, titration of inotropic and vasoactive infusions, troubleshooting ventilator alarms, interpretation of lab values, and responding to frequently encountered critical care emergencies. Intended for nurses with minimal critical care experience, this program may also be of value to those caring for high acuity patients in non-critical care areas. The program is presented by an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who has an extensive background in both critical care practice and nursing education. This seminar is intended primarily for nurses with little or no critical care experience. More experienced nurses are welcome to attend and may find the seminar useful as a review, but participants should be aware that this course is directed at newer critical care nurses. Others who may benefit include nurses working in the following areas: medical-surgical floors, stepdown units, recovery rooms, labor and delivery critical care units, and telemetry units. Student nurses are also welcome to attend. (7 CEs)
After successfully completing the course, the trainee will be able to:
- Develop a systematic method to promote confidence and decrease anxiety during the first five minutes of caring for a critically ill, unstable patient
- Identify the optimal line to use for emergency drug administration when a patient is receiving multiple IV infusions
- Discuss the rationale for titrating individual drugs when caring for a patient receiving multiple vasoactive drips
- Describe essential clinical parameters to assess when any ventilator alarm sounds to ensure patient safety
- Interpret arterial blood gas reports
Dates & Times:
- Friday, February 21, 2020
- 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (one hour lunch on your own)
- Center for Workplace Learning (CWL) Auditorium
- Full time nurses for TMC, WNJ, Carrus and Beacon Hill, please contact your education department for enrollment.