Managing Bedside Emergencies Online Course – Pam Collins & Cyndi Zarbano
When you walk into a room filled with utter chaos, you immediately shift gears. You are driven by adrenaline. But what about situations that don’t display dramatic circumstances? What if your patient is restless and irritable…did they just wake up on the wrong side of the bed or is it a serious signal that you need to investigate?
From obvious to subtle yet life-threatening signs and symptoms, this online course is your guide to identifying and managing bedside emergencies like:
- And so many more!
PLUS, get legally defensible documentation strategies so you can protect your practice in these high-risk situations!
Expert speaker, Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC, will walk you through actual case studies of emergencies with what these nurses did right or wrong, what the outcomes were and how a court viewed their actions and documentation.
Learn how to manage the emergency, not have the emergency manage you. Get the critical thinking skills you need, TODAY!
Here’s what you will learn in this comprehensive online course:
Part 1: Critical Skills for Managing a Patient Crisis
- The science of Impending Doom
- Quick critical thinking strategies
- Symptom analysis
- Fluid & electrolyte imbalances
- Critical lab tests during a crisis
- Neurological emergencies
- Emergent, acute & post stroke phases
- Gastrointestinal Emergencies
- GI Bleeds
- Acute Pancreatitis
- Cardiovascular emergencies
- Rhythm interpretation
- Lethal dysrhythmias
- Management of ACS
- Shock, Sepsis and MODS
- Cardiogenic Shock
Part 2: Key Interventions & Documentation Strategies During a Patient Crisis
- Respiratory emergencies & chest tubes
- Managing post-op complications
- Acute kidney injury
- Legal hot spots
- Avoiding “Copy Cat Syndrome” in your documentation
- Documentation that will hold up in court
- Common pitfalls in documentation
- Strategies for writing legally defensible notes
- Case studies: the good, bad, and ugly
- Documenting high risk situations
- Nurse-MD notification
- Electronic vs. paper charting
- Myths of charting by exception