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2-Day: Rapid Response Certificate Course: Conquer the Crashing Patient

Imagine you are taking care of your patient - anywhere - any department/floor in the hospital, a nursing home, surgical site or clinic setting and suddenly grasp that an emergency situation is unfolding. Do you know what to do? Are you confident in your response? Even if you call an ambulance or have a rapid response team coming, YOU may still be taking care of that patient for up to 8 minutes or more. In that time, what can YOU do to help save lives? There are times in the past you wish you had done more.
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Faculty:
Sean G. Smith
Duration:
13 Hours 8 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Dec 01, 2020

Description

Imagine you are taking care of your patient - anywhere - any department/floor in the hospital, a nursing home, surgical site or clinic setting and suddenly grasp that an emergency situation is unfolding. Do you know what to do? Are you confident in your response? Even if you call an ambulance or have a rapid response team coming, YOU may still be taking care of that patient for up to 8 minutes or more. In that time, what can YOU do to help save lives? There are times in the past you wish you had done more….

This intense course will provide new clinical insights and critical thinking skills so you won't need to feel uncertain, scared or at risk anymore. The ability to assess, intervene and advocate will be reinforced through exciting clinical cases. You will experience the dramatic changes in your own practice when you work your next shift! PLUS, you will earn a Certificate in Patient Crisis Prevention and up to 12 CE Hours!

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Outline

  • 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: Case-Based Review
  • Identify Key Missed Moments, Lessons Learned and Best Practices
    • Assessment
    • Intervention
    • Documentation

Faculty

2-Day: Rapid Response Certificate Course: Conquer the Crashing Patient

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.