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2-Day: Critical Care Skills Boot Camp

You have the daunting challenge of recognizing subtle changes in a patient's condition that can lead to a medical emergency or worse, a patient's death. Are you sure you have the knowledge and skills you need to handle these difficult situations?
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Faculty:
Sean G. Smith
Duration:
12 Hours 15 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Dec 04, 2018

Description

You have the daunting challenge of recognizing subtle changes in a patient's condition that can lead to a medical emergency or worse, a patient's death. Are you sure you have the knowledge and skills you need to handle these difficult situations?

Working in the rapidly-changing critical care setting and caring for the most complex patients means you have to be able to recognize these changes and respond appropriately. You're dealing with life-threatening conditions and you need to be up to date on the most current and cutting-edge strategies. Watch this comprehensive program and gain the skills you need to manage any situation. Drawing on over 12 years of critical care experience, Sean G. Smith will challenge you to take your knowledge to the next level!

Handouts

Outline

DAY 1
  • Identification & Management of Crisis
    • Master "Down & Dirty" Assessment Skills
    • Impending Doom: Recognizing the "Red Flags"
    • Rapid Stabilizing Interventions
    • Managing the Decompensating Patient
  • Easy Steps to ABG Analysis
    • Understanding Acid-Base Imbalance
    • Lab Results: Identify the 4 Abnormal Findings
    • A Simple Tool to Change Your Practice
  • The 5 Steps to Rhythm Strip Interpretation
    • Systematically Review Rhythm
    • Identifying Critical Changes
    • Effective Management of:
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • PSVT
      • V-Tach
      • V-Fib
  • Managing Chest Drainage
    • Indications for Chest Tubes
    • Circumventing Re-expansion Pulmonary Edema
    • Avoiding Common Complications
  • Master Central Line Care
    • Common Complications & Solutions
    • When to Use Which Port & Why
    • Is a "Cell-Saver" an Option for your Patient?
    • The Challenges of CVP Monitoring
  • Pacemakers & AICDs
    • Indications for Pacemakers
    • Understanding Pacemaker Codes
    • Types of Pacemakers
    • Device Management
    • Practical Solutions to Common Problems
  • End-of-Life Care in the ICU
    • Practical Tips to Help Your Patients & Families
    • Your Role as the Patient Advocate
    • Tips for Addressing Difficult Conversations
DAY 2
  • Respiratory Emergencies: Understanding Hemodynamics Today
    • Cardiac Output = Heart Rate x Stroke Volume
    • A Simple Analogy Guaranteed to Help You “Get It”
    • Preload, Afterload and Contractility
    • Manipulating the Math Equation to Stabilize
  • The ICU Trio in Crisis!
    • IV Fluids - The Right One for the Situation
    • 5 pressor Agents - Their Action & Use
    • Blood Products! FFP, Platelets, PRBCs & Cryoprecipitate
  • Demystify Hemodynamic Waveforms
    • Correct Measurement
    • Assessment Clues to Instability
    • Central Venous Pressures
    • Arterial Lines
    • Swan Ganz Catheters
  • Mechanical Ventilation for Nurses
    • Managing the Patient on a Ventilator
    • Avoiding Ventilator Acquired Pneumonia
    • Using CPAP or BiPAP
  • Manage Shock
    • Assessment and Management of:
      • Cardiogenic Shock
      • Septic Shock
      • Hypovolemic Shock
  • Manage the Neuro Patient
    • Using an Easy "5-point Neuro Check"
    • Stroke and Stabilization
    • Ischemic
    • Hemorrhagic
    • Delirium
    • How to Assess & When to Intervene
  • Life-threatening EKG Changes
    • Clues from the 12-Lead
    • Spectrum of Coronary Artery Ischemia
    • 5-step Method for Identifying Ischemia & Injury
    • STEMI and NSTEMI - What's the difference?
    • Location, Location, Location

Faculty

2-Day: Critical Care Skills Boot Camp

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) Related seminars and products: 11

Critical-Care Professionals International


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.