Pam Collins & Cyndi Zarbano - Managing Bedside Emergencies Online Course
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!
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
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Learn more about the speakers:
Pam Collins MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC,
has more than 30 years of extensive nursing experience which includes work as a staff and charge nurse for medical-surgical and pediatric units, nurse manager, nursing administration and nursing faculty. Pam currently works as an Independent Education and Medical-Legal Consultant, and maintains her skills by working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist for Medical- Surgical Nursing in Charlotte, NC. She maintains dual certification in medical-surgical nursing through the Academy for Medical Surgical Nurses and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Pam also consults with Schools of Nursing for the purpose of enhancing NCLEX success rates with an emphasis on medical-surgical nursing.
Additionally, Pam has extensive experience with the legal aspects of nursing practice and documentation including providing litigation support in medical malpractice. She speaks nationally on clinical and legal topics for the healthcare professional with a passion that is evident through her energy, presentation style and ability to engage the audience. She was previously awarded the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award by the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium..
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 12 CE hours.