Cyndi Zarbano, Dr. Paul Langlois & Marcia Gamaly – Advanced Critical Care Nursing Conference
In this self-paced online course, 3 nationally recognized experts will guide you step-by-step through 8 sessions with a focus on medication selection, desired outcomes, new treatment guidelines, and evidence-based solutions.
What You’ll Learn In Advanced Critical Care Nursing Conference
Session 1: Cardiac Medication Essentials with Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
This insightful, in-depth, and practical session focuses on the common types of cardiac disorders that professionals like you see in your practice, and the medications currently used to treat them. Dr. Langlois will provide you with cutting-edge information regarding the selection of particular cardiac medications, the desired outcomes, potential side effects and drug interactions. Don’t miss this opportunity to keep pace with the ever-changing field of cardiac care and, through the information gained in this seminar, reduce the risk of potential adverse consequences for your patients!
- Antiarrhythmic Agents
- Metabolic Syndrome
- CHF Stroke
- Antihypertensive Therapy
- Dangerous Interactions
Session 2: Pharmacologic Interventions for Pain & Comfort with Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
The complexity of the critically ill patient creates many challenges to providing effective pain relief. These medications have the potential of leading to adverse patient outcomes if not prescribed and administered appropriately. Learn pharmacologic interventions for:
- Thromboembolism Prophylaxis
- Gastro-intestinal Bleeding Prophylaxis
Session 3: Pharmacological Management of Life Threatening Conditions with Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
New medications are being developed at an ever-increasing rate and it can seem overwhelming to keep up with the latest recommendations, guidelines and warnings. In this session, Dr. Langlois will discuss pharmacological management of conditions commonly seen in the critical care setting including:
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Myocardial Infarction
- Organ Transplant
Session 4: Pharmacological Management of Infectious Diseases with Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
Choosing an antibacterial agent can be challenging, given the emerging trends in bacterial resistance. In this session, Dr. Langlois discusses pharmacokinetic properties and new treatment guidelines for conditions commonly encountered in critical care including:
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Skin & Soft Tissue Infections
- Multiple Drug-Resistant Organisms
Session 5: Management of the Patient in Shock with Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PHD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
Your patients’ lives depend on your ability to assess and act — there isn’t room for error. Treatment protocols in Managing Shock change frequently and this session will provide you the latest evidence-based management strategies for:
- Hypovolemic Shock
- Cardiogenic Shock
- Neurogenic Shock
- Obstructive Shock
Session 6: The ICU Trio in Crisis with Cyndi Zarbano, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, NLCP
The right choice for the situation! In this session, Cyndi discusses quick tips to help you remember:
- Which IV Fluids & Why
- How Pressor Agents Work & When to Use Them
- Blood Products – FFP, Platelets, PRBCs, Cryoprecipitate
Session 7: Emerging Toxicology with Marcia Gamaly, MSN, MHA, RN-BC, CEN, PCCN
Effective assessment for substance use and abuse is vitally important to get the best outcomes for your patients. Marcia will discuss the current trends and challenges encountered with OTC & herbal medication overuse, prescription drug abuse and the new “Street Drugs” of choice. This session will maximize your identification skills and improve your ability to facilitate rapid treatment.
Session 8: The Patient with Multi-System Failure with Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN
The patient admitted with Multi-System Failure requires an “all hands on deck” approach. In this session, Dr. Langlois answers the critical questions:
- What Do We Do First?
- Which IV Fluids & How Much?
- Which Antibiotic & Why or Why Not?
- What are the First Vasopressors to Consider?
- What Complication is the Most Concerning?
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