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12 LEAD ECG’S – ADVANCED INTERPRETATION for Registered Nurses (5.75 CH) presented by Dr. Ellen Palmer, RN, MSN, PhD.
The purpose of this educational activity is to assist registered nurses in advancing their current skills in interpreting ECG tracings to more effectively intervene as appropriate and provide a higher quality of care for these patients.
ADVANCE SKILLS IN MANAGING PEDIATRIC IV THERAPY (2.5 CH) presented by Debbie Boudreaux, RN, BSN, C-NPT, CCRN, LP, CMTE
This activity is designed to advance the skills of nurses caring for pediatric patients, specifically to help them to identify appropriate IV sites and devices for the pediatric patient and safely manage intravenous therapy.
COMPLEX CARDIAC DYSRHYTHMIAS INTERPRETATION AND NURSING CARE (7.42 CH) presented by Dr. Ellen Palmer, RN, MSN, Ph.D.
This educational activity has been designed to expand the knowledge and skills of licensed nurses in the identification, interpretation, and nursing care of patients with complex cardiac dysrhythmias. These dysrhythmias include sinus, atrial, junctional, atrio/ventricular, ventricular, and pacemaker issue recognition. The content will build on the basic knowledge that the nurses have and will enhance their ability to intervene appropriately in the more complex cardiac conditions. The program will impact the quality of care that can be provided to patients.
CRITICAL THINKING FOR NURSES (4.0 CH) presented by Kristen Priddy , RNC, MSN, CNS
Critical Thinking for Practicing Nurses is a four-hour activity that reviews the definitions, applications, and significance of critical thinking skills in clinical practice. Using a dynamic, interactive teaching style and group activities, the instructor will review the definitions of critical thinking, characteristics of a critical thinker, how nurses develop critical thinking skills, and how nurses with different personality styles and learning styles can work together to make effective clinical decisions and foster an environment that supports critical thinking.
DIABETES UPDATE (3.0 CH) presented by Gloria Steelman, RN, CRRN, CDE
This activity will cover the basic pathophysiology of diabetes, its classification and diagnostic criteria and the most current therapies. The importance of early screening and detection to prevent long term complications will be discussed. Other topics include: latest disease management strategies, using medical and nutritional therapy, glucose monitoring, medications, and the role of physical activity. The American Diabetes Association 2005 Standards of Care will be reviewed. Food models, glucometers, and insulin delivery systems will be used as teaching tools.
ELECTRONIC FETAL MONITORING: INTERPRETING FETAL LANGUAGE (7.42) presented by Kristen Priddy, RNC, MSN, CNS and Brenda Hoolapa, RNC, MS, BSN
This educational activity provides an opportunity to improve the registered nurses skills in assessing fetal well-being and implementing appropriate interventions to promote optimal fetal and maternal outcomes. The session will present the theoretical and scientific basis for current fetal monitoring practice, and provide hands-on skills practice and case study analysis.
HEMODYNAMICS MONITORING (3.0 CH) presented by Deborah Hughes, MS, RN
The purpose of this activity is to provide the knowledge necessary to care for the patient with the pulmonary artery catheter and/or arterial catheter in place. This activity will enhance the nurse’s contribution to healthcare by enabling the RN to understand treatment options and to intervene appropriately when caring for these patients. It will provide assistance in pursuit of professional career goals by providing advanced practice skills that will increase the nurse’s confidence and provide additional career opportunities in specialized areas requiring skills.
INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL: CURRENT ISSUES FOR TODAY’S REGISTERED NURSE (6.0 CH) presented by Kay Senn, RN, CIC
Educated consumers of healthcare seek information regarding clinical outcomes reported from the facilities they are considering for their needs. The delivery of current healthcare needs spans many settings in the continuum of care. Today’s RN needs to apply the principles of infection prevention and control, and integrate them into the practices used to provide care in each setting. This program will address the current infection prevention and control issues with a focus on the multi-drug resistant organisms.
NURSING CARE OF THE DIABETIC: FOOT ASSESSMENT & CARE (3.0 CH) presented by James McLean, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
This educational session will assist the professional nurse to more accurately assess and care for the diabetic patient’s feet and enhance their competencies in diabetic patient education regarding foot care. Recognizing the epidemic of diabetes today and the importance of foot care for all of these patients will be reinforced, along with new approaches to diabetic foot care and innovative patient teaching.
OB TRIAGE AND DELIVERY EMERGENCIES: NURSING INTERVENTIONS (7.42 CH) presented by Kristen Priddy, RNC, MSN, DNS and
Brenda Hoolapa, RNC, MS, BSN
The purpose of this educational activity is to enhance the triage and emergency response skills of registered nurses as they care for obstetric patients. The critical factors in patient assessment in potential complication situations will be discussed as well as the current evidence based practices for nursing interventions.
ADVANCES IN PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT (7.25 CH) presented by Dolores Clark, RN, MSN
This activity will enhance nursing skills, knowledge, and confidence of the Registered Nurse in assessing the pediatric patient through a better understanding of Skin, Lymph, Respiratory, and Cardiovascular systems, resulting in safer, more effective patient care.
WOUND CARE (3.0; 6.0 CH) presented by James McLean, BSN, RN, CWOCN, CFCN
This educational activity focuses on acute and chronic wounds, including ostomies, covering the pathology, etiology, and current patient care protocols that are now best practice for registered nurses.