Cyndi Zarbano & Robin Gilbert - Cardiopulmonary Nursing Certificate Course
Pulmonary Embolism…Aortic Dissection…Cardiac Tamponade…Pneumothorax…the list of cardiac and respiratory conditions that have mimicking symptoms is endless.
That’s why healthcare professionals need extensive training of both — and this Certificate Course was designed specifically for nurses like you who are looking to take their knowledge to the next level.
Your Cardiopulmonary Certificate will equip you with new assessment techniques and interventions so you can confidently differentiate respiratory and cardiac signs & symptoms. Learn quick tips for blood gas interpretation, master ABG analysis and watch mannequin responses in a virtual simulation lab!
PLUS, you will have access to a pre-recorded Q&A call with Emergency Department Clinician/Educator Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN.
Get started on your Cardiopulmonary Nursing Certificate today!
Video Segment 1: Cardiac and Respiratory Complexities: Quickly Differentiate to Take Rapid Action
- The BEST strategies to de-mystify the ECG findings
- Making sense of cardiac medications
- Hemodynamics: Improve your confidence interpreting results
- Early signs of clinical deterioration: How did the clues get missed?
- Critical steps to manage fluid and electrolyte levels
- ABGs made easy
- Pacing devices & other interventions: What’s trending
- CPAP, BiPAP, and ventilators
This video segment is divided into 6 modules and will provide you with the confidence to recognize early and identify appropriate interventions to prevent further deterioration. We will discuss when non-invasive ventilation devices should – and should not – be used. If you are still struggling with blood gases, don’t let blood gases intimidate you! Learn quick and easy ways to interpret ABG results. You will learn from actual patient stories to illustrate the complexities and co-morbidities of cardiac and respiratory diagnoses!
Video Segment 2: Pulmonary Emergencies
We will discuss crucial assessment findings and interventions for pulmonary emergencies including mechanical ventilation criteria for the following:
- Respiratory Failure
- Pulmonary Embolism
Video Segment 3: Heart and Lung Sounds, 2nd Edition
Achieving excellence in the care we give is a goal for every healthcare provider. To do so, we must ensure that we have the tools to allow for critical thinking to occur. One of the most fundamental tools for success in the medical arena is to understand the clues we find in our assessments. Cyndi Zarbano discusses pearls of wisdom for excellent assessment skills and be able to explain the: who, what, why, and where’s of extra heart and lung sound clues.
- Aortic Stenosis
- Mitral Valve Prolapse
- Tricuspid Regurgitation
- Patent Ductus Arteriosus
- Bronchial Breath Sounds
Video Segment 4: Simulation Lab Scenarios to Prevent a Real Patient Crisis
Robin Gilbert, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN will use simulation scenarios to identify patients whose condition is deteriorating, the appropriate interventions, and desired outcomes. Simulation provides a non-threatening approach to high-risk scenarios that will ultimately improve patient safety. The realism of simulation can improve failure to rescue situations in actual patient care. During the scenarios, the mannequins will respond based on the interventions delivered for a variety of high risk situations, including:
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Respiratory Crisis
- Acute Change in LOC
Would you like to receive Cyndi Zarbano & Robin Gilbert - Cardiopulmonary Nursing Certificate Course ?
Listen to a pre-recorded Q&A call with Emergency Department Clinician/Educator Robin Gilbert MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, where she addresses specific Cardiopulmonary questions.
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Learn more about the speakers:
Robin Gilbert, RN, MSN, CEN, CPEN,
has over 25 years’ experience in emergency nursing. A number of her years in emergency nursing included experience in a pediatric emergency department at Boston Medical Center. She is both a certified emergency nurse and certified pediatric emergency nurse. Robin has experience as an emergency department manager, manager of cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation and, currently, as the regional manager for staff development at Central Maine Medical Center. She instructs the NCLEX review class for Kaplan and tutors nursing students online for a local college of nursing. Her experience also includes having been an item writer for the Board Certification of Emergency Nursing and a former Chairperson. Robin was the coordinator for her employer’s “Pathway to Excellence” designation, which was received in 2012.
In her role, Robin is able to remain current in the trends and best practices standards for care of the pediatric population. Robin received her BSN from Curry College, Massachusetts and her MSN from Saint Joseph’s College, Maine. Robin is an active member of the Emergency Nurses Association, the American Nurses Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and a reviewer for the ANCC’s Pathway to Excellence program.
Cyndi Zarbano MSN-Ed, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, NLCP, is an intensive care nurse with over 20 years of nursing experience who is currently practicing in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. She is a nationally-recognized seminar speaker who has opened multiple national symposiums and speaks on several topics for PESI, as well as a variety of other companies in the US and Canada. In addition to her speaking engagements, Cyndi is a published author with a variety of books including Clinical Nursing Assessment Skills Pocket Guide and the Medical Surgical Nurses Pocket Guide. Her products also include textbooks, webcasts and webinars.
Along with her MS and BSN in nursing, she has 3 other undergraduate degrees and multiple nursing certifications. She served as a US Naval Officer for 10 years, leaving service as an LCDR (Lieutenant Commander) in 2001. Prior to nursing, she worked as a counselor with the mentally ill and dangerous in a facility in southern Minnesota. She returned to that facility as a Lead Psychiatric Nurse for two years after leaving the military. Additionally, Cyndi has a legal nurse consulting business and continues to serve as a testifying expert in medical related cases. Cyndi’s teaching style is dynamic and high energy while informal and easy to understand. You will leave her program with a renewed commitment to achieving nursing excellence in critical care.
Learning that Fits YOUR Schedule:
Get started on materials instantly. View any of the video modules online at your convenience. You will have unlimited access to the videos online, and you can download everything for future reference! Plus, use the CE21 Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices.
Interact and collaborate with other professionals in the online community through chat boards and online forums. Participants love sharing ideas, asking questions and networking with peers!
Complete your CE tests online at the completion of each module, with instant access to your CE certificates – earn up to 11.2 CE hours.