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2-Day: Critical Care Skills Boot Camp (Feb 08 - 09, 2018)

Feb 08 - 09, 2018   |   Anaheim, California  United States Of America
Organized by : PESI HealthCare
Specialties : Critical Care Medicine
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2-Day: Critical Care Skills Boot Camp is organized by PESI HealthCare and will be held during Feb 08 - 09, 2018 at Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort, Anaheim, California, United States of America.

The target audience for this medical event is Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.6 Contact hours.

Conference 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. Attend this comprehensive program and gain the skills you need to manage any situation. Drawing on over 20 years of critical care experience, Cyndi Zarbano will challenge you to take your knowledge to the next level!

Conference Objectives :

• Identify 5 essential components of a "down and dirty" assessment in your patient when they have a sudden decomposition in health status.
• State 3 rapid interventions that can stabilize a patient who is symptomatic with a low blood pressure.
• Recognize the most common causes of arterial blood gas abnormalities.
• Assess the 3 most common dysrhythmias using rhythm strip interpretation.
• Evaluate the risk of re-expansion pulmonary edema in the patient with a chest tube for pleural effusion.
• Review the correct technique for opening an occluded central line lumen.
• Summarize the difference between failure to capture and failure to sense in a pacemaker and how each is resolved.
• Recognize the three biggest concerns patients recognize at end of life.
• Discuss the difference between preload, contractility and afterload as components impacting cardiac output.
• Identify correct locations for measuring CVP, Arterial Line and Wedge waveforms.
• Differentiate between hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic IV fluids and when each is considered most effective.
• Recognize the blood product of choice for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy.
• Contrast the difference between hypovolemic shock, septic shock and cardiovascular shock in both assessment and treatment priorities.
• Prioritize ways to increase the ventilator patient's oxygenation status.
• Compare CPAP and BiPAP, as well as their target populations.
• Compare the differences between a STEMI and NSTEMI.


Cyndi Zarbano
Cyndi Zarbano


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Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort
1855 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, California, United States Of America

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