Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing Conference

Nov 1, 2017 ‐ Nov 4, 2017


ICU and ED nurses are a unique group of high energy, confident, quick-thinking individuals with an ever-present need for more knowledge in order to provide the best possible care and outcomes for their patients. We hope the content offered in this conference and presented by nationally-known experts will help you achieve this goal.

Learning Objectives:

This program will enable experienced ICU and ED clinicians to:

Better assess critically ill and injured patients, provide timely, appropriate evidence-based care, and evaluate patient response through collaboration with the ICU and/or ED team.

Explore pharmacologic challenges surrounding anesthesia, Cytochrome P450, antimicrobial use and abuse, street drugs, overdoses, anticoagulation and ED medications.

Utilize information from new STEMI and Sepsis Guidelines when assessing ICU and ED patients.

Describe the utilization of diagnostic and monitoring tools including 12-lead ECG, PA catheters and imaging.

Examine the pathophysiology associated with toxidromes, acute CHF, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary arterial hypertension, AKI, brain death and endocrine emergencies.

Program Manager: Adriana LeBer, MAOM

Disclosures: The Program Manager has nothing to disclose

Standard: $729.00

Sessions

#31 Breaking Down the Complex Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (Rx = 1 hr.)

Nov 3, 2017 11:15am ‐ Nov 3, 2017 12:30pm
Expiration Date: Dec 1, 2020

Identification: CCS31

Credits: None available.

  • Analyze definitions and classifications of pulmonary arterial hypertension
  • Review 4 main drug pathways including oral and parenteral therapies with attention to WHO Group I
  • Apply knowledge to pertinent case studies

Speaker(s):
Standard: $21.00

#32 Immunity Concepts (Rx = .5 hr.)

Nov 3, 2017 11:15am ‐ Nov 3, 2017 12:30pm
Expiration Date: Dec 1, 2020

Identification: CCS32

Credits: None available.

  • Discuss the general mechanisms of immunity.
  • Differentiate between of the role of T cells and B cells.
  • Discuss clinical application of immunologic concepts such as monoclonal antibodies and immunotherapy.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $21.00

#33 APRV: What, Why and When?

Nov 3, 2017 11:15am ‐ Nov 3, 2017 12:30pm
Expiration Date: Dec 1, 2020

Identification: CCS33

Credits: None available.

  • Describe the mode of APRV in terms of selecting and adjusting the ventilator settings and patient interaction with the ventilator.
  • Explain rationale for APRV, how it improves oxygenation and is consistent with lung protective ventilatory strategies.
  • Compare pro and con positions regarding advantages and disadvantages of APRV.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $21.00

#41 Diagnosis and Management of Acute Abdominal Pain “Recognizing the Itises”

Nov 3, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Nov 3, 2017 3:15pm
Expiration Date: Dec 1, 2020

Identification: CCS41

Credits: None available.

  • Develop a differential diagnosis for a patient with abdominal pain, including extra-abdominal causes.
  • Recognize warning signs and symptoms of potential abdominal catastrophes.
  • Identify high risk patient populations for potentially lethal intra-abdominal disease.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $21.00

#42 PA Catheters: Insertion and Trouble-Shooting

Nov 3, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Nov 3, 2017 3:15pm
Expiration Date: Dec 1, 2020

Identification: CCS42

Credits: None available.

  • Describe the steps of pulmonary artery catheter process
  • Identify the components of right atrial, pulmonary artery and pulmonary artery wedge pressure waveforms
  • Explain troubleshooting strategies to ensure accurate readings are obtained from a pulmonary aretery catheter

Speaker(s):
Standard: $21.00

#43 The Metabolic Mess of Obesity: What Critical Care Nurses SHOULD Know and Do (Rx = .25 hr.)

Nov 3, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Nov 3, 2017 3:15pm
Expiration Date: Dec 1, 2020

Identification: CCS43

Credits: None available.

  • Discuss the epidemiologic and pathogenesis for obesity and appetite dysregulation
  • Correlate the adiposopathy of obesity and severe metabolic complications associaed with it
  • List current interventions used in and out of the hospital setting to reduce weight and prevent regain

Speaker(s):
Standard: $21.00

#44 Toxidromes: Up? Down? Or In-Between? (Rx = 1.25 hrs.)

Nov 3, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Nov 3, 2017 3:15pm
Expiration Date: Dec 1, 2020

Identification: CCS44

Credits: None available.

  • Describe the physiological effects and expected symptoms associated with the major toxidromes most commonly encountered in the ICU.
  • Identify the medications and/or classes of medications most commonly associated with the major toxidromes.
  • Discuss the appropriate evidence-based treatment therapies and their associated nursing implications for each of the major toxidromes.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $21.00

#51 Best Ventilation Practices: From Intubation to Admission

Nov 3, 2017 3:30pm ‐ Nov 3, 2017 4:45pm
Expiration Date: Dec 1, 2020

Identification: CCS51

Credits: None available.

  • Describe how normal spontaneous breathing and positive pressure ventilation (intubated /NIV patient) differ and discuss strategies to deal with the complications of PPV.
  • Explain each of the five ventilation variables (Mode, Vt, IFR, RR, PEEP/FIO2) and describe a strategy emphasizing patient safety in monitoring & manipulating vent settings.
  • Compare & contrast two types of ventilated patients (trauma vs. obstructive disease) and explain a responsive strategy that optimizes ventilation and minimizes further lung injury.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $21.00

#52 Hypertensive Crisis (Rx = .5 hr.)

Nov 3, 2017 3:30pm ‐ Nov 3, 2017 4:45pm
Expiration Date: Dec 1, 2020

Identification: CCS52

Credits: None available.

  • State the potential etiologies of a hypertensive crisis.
  • Describe the pharmacologic management of hypertensive crisis.
  • Describe components of patient education in the prevention of a hypertensive crisis.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $21.00

#53 Determining Brain Death: It’s Not as Easy as You Think

Nov 3, 2017 3:30pm ‐ Nov 3, 2017 4:45pm
Expiration Date: Dec 1, 2020

Identification: CCS53

Credits: None available.

  • Determine clinical indications to begin the breath death assessment
  • Discuss the evidence based diagnostics and clinical assessment in determining brain death
  • Identify effective therapeutic interactions with patient and family at end of life

Speaker(s):
Standard: $21.00
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