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RNs working in Non-ICU or Medical-Surgical Units
Nurses working outside of ICU settings should know how to appropriately assess and intervene in life-threatening emergencies at the bedside. Participants in this workshop will learn how to identify patient populations who are at a higher risk for bedside emergencies. Discussion will include how to integrate assessment data, labs and other diagnostic findings into the plan of care during emergencies. Appropriate interventions to perform when caring for patients different life-threatening emergencies will also be covered. Case studies analysis will be integrated throughout the day.
• Differentiation of SIRS, Shock, MODS
• Strategies for early recognition of impending doom [Symptom Analysis]
• Understanding Stroke: Early recognition, Emergent management and Post-Stroke Care
• Cardiovascular Emergencies: Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), Early recognition, and Emergent management
• Reperfusion Strategies for Stroke and ACS
• Abdominal Emergencies: Acute Abdomen, Acute Pancreatitis, GI Bleed
About the Speaker
Pam Collins, MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC
Pam has more than 35 years of varied nursing experience. She has worked as a staff/charge nurse for medical-surgical and pediatric units. Her experience also includes nurse management, nursing administration, nursing education and consulting. While Pam currently works as an independent consultant, she maintains her skills by working as a clinical educator for medical-surgical and specialty surgery at an acute care facility in Charlotte, NC. Pam is dually certified in medical-surgical nursing from the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Additionally, she has partnered with various nursing schools to assist nursing students in their preparation for the NCLEX Exam.
Pam speaks nationally on clinical and legal topics for the healthcare professional. Her passion is evidenced by her energy, presentation style and ability to engage the audience. She was awarded the 2013 South Carolina Educator of the Year Award by the South Carolina AHEC Consortium and considers it a privilege to share her expertise.
After attending this workshop, nurses will be able to describe appropriate assessment parameters and nursing interventions to care for patients with life-threatening emergencies that are frequently seen in the clinical setting.
Sophia Moore-Dennis, 704-512-6537