Sean G. Smith – Think Like an Emergency NurseThis intense course will give you the clinical insight and critical thinking skills that ED nurses are known for. No longer will you feel scared or uncertain
Sean G. Smith – Think Like an Emergency Nurse
What can you do to improve patient outcomes?
- How to avoid failure to rescue and what to do about it
- Confidence in Emerging Situations
- Plan for the worst in every encounter with a patient
- Advocate for your patient
- Communicating high-risk information clearly
- Mental strategies to success
- Cognitive pre-Planning
- How the fire department relates to success preparation
- Recognizing risk for clinical decline
- How to intervene before an Event
- Why the importance of the respiratory rate
- Plan to capitalize on your strengths and develop a strategy for dealing with your weaknesses
- Assemble your team
Common Emergency Conditions
- These are the steps you can take in order to save lives
- The three highest priority interventions are for each of the following:
- Common Emergency Conditions
- Cardiac Arrest
- Choking/Dislodged Tracheostomy
- Major Trauma
- Hemorrhage control
- GI Bleed
- CVA/TIA: Acute Ischemic & Hemorrhagic
- Subarachnoid bleed
- Hypertension intracranial
- Is 170/90 blood pressure really dangerous?
- Ventricular fibrillation
- Ventricular Tachycardia vs. Asystole
- Rapid atrial fibrillation/flutter
- My patient is tachycardic.
Prioritization & Practice
- What’s most important is what happens when the patient falls?
- How to do daily practice in under 2 minutes
- The sick are sick until they can prove otherwise
Preparation of a team
- Who will help you?
- Team dynamics
- What if you’re alone?
- Which was first: the MI or MVA?
- Don’t put the cart before the horse
Putting it Together: Skills Lab & Clinical Scenarios
- Review of cases by a group
- Instructor feedback is helpful when you practice
- Use “preparation sheet”
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- Help a patient who is in a state of panic – in any setting
- Understanding the “8-minute hour”
- Mental strategies are essential for survival in emergency situations
- Improve your confidence in handling patients who are deteriorating
You are called by your coworker to help. You have a real chance to intervene and make a difference – that’s why you became a nurse! What are you going to do?
Imagine that you are caring for your patient anywhere, at any time – in the clinic, nursing home, or community. Then suddenly, you realize that an An emergency situation is developing. Are you unsure what to do? How do you respond? Even if they call an You may be taking care for the patient for as long as 8 minutes if you have an ambulance or a rapid response team. What can you do to increase the chance of a positive outcome in that time?
How can you save lives?
The patient in the hallway needs help. As soon as you walk into the room, you notice him start to vomit. He is now pale and less responsive, but he is still awake. You call Rapid Response and stay with him until help arrives. They take care of the patient.
You’re left wishing you had done more – he was your patient, after all.
This intensive course will give you the clinical insight and critical thinking skills that ED nurses need to be successful.. No longer will you feel scared or uncertain.
Through exciting clinical cases, you will strengthen your ability to intervene, assess and advocate. Your next shift will bring about dramatic changes in your practice.
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- Duration Lifetime access
- Skill level All levels
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- Assessments Yes