Dr. Paul Langlois – Advanced Critical Care Nursing Symposium Day 2
Take your practice to the next level with cutting-edge strategies for the most challenging & complex patients
Working in the rapidly changing critical care setting, you need to be, up to date on the most current and cutting-edge strategies and interventions to care for these high acuity patients. Get the latest and greatest in this exciting and engaging conference, where expert, Dr. Paul Langlois, APN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, CNRN, will challenge you to take your knowledge to the next level. He will discuss the most common, yet most challenging cases, that critical care nurses are working with each day:
STEMI & NSTEMI
Ischemic & Hemorrhagic Stroke
Attend this comprehensive program and leave with practical, immediately applicable strategies to gain better patient outcomes and enhance your expertise. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with your peers, learn from an expert in the field, and leave with a renewed commitment to achieving excellence in critical care nursing.
Case Study: The patient admitted with Pneumonia currently on a Ventilator
Community vs. Hospital Acquired
Physical Assessment Findings
Interpreting the Chest X-ray
Gram Stain vs. Culture & Sensitivity
Typical Bacteria Causing Pneumonia
Top Choice for Empiric Antibiotics
What is an Antibiogram?
When to Switch from Empiric to Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics
Blood Gas Analysis
Four Criteria for Ventilator Associated Pneumonia
Modes of Mechanical Ventilation
SIMV, AC, Bi-level, CPAP, NIPPV
Case Study: The patient admitted with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Diagnosis by Berlin Definition
Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
Case Study: Ischemic an Hemorrhagic Stroke
Diagnosis: Ischemic & Hemorrhagic
Interpreting the CT Scan, MRI & Brain Angiography
Implications of Transient Ischemic Attack
Stroke vs. Bell’s Palsy
Blood Pressure Control: How & When
Aneurysm Clipping vs. Coiling
Administering TPA for Ischemic Stroke
Intracranial Pressure Monitoring
External Ventricular Drain
Interpreting Ventricular Waveforms
Case Study: The patient admitted in Renal Failure
Creatinine, Creatinine Clearance
Physical Assessment Findings
Modes of Dialysis
Indications & Contraindications
Venous Access: Location is a Priority
Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
SCUF, CVVH, CVVHD, CVVHDF
Case Study: The patient admitted with Multi-System Failure
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS)
Guidelines from the Society of Critical Care Medicine
How Much & How Quickly
Antibiotic Pharmacology for Infections
What to Start First
Six Vasopressors to Consider
Bleeding Alterations with Multi-Organ Failure
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
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Examine emerging technologies and identify indications for use, benefits and potential risks, as well as appropriate and safe utilization.
Investigate current clinical guidelines and management strategies for critical care problems including; SIRS, sepsis and septic shock.
Describe patients in various stages of sepsis, measures of early fluid resuscitation points and discuss early evidence-based therapy.
Discriminate between the treatments for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.
Recognize dangerous drug-drug interactions of medications used in treating critical conditions.
Distinguish the best pharmacologic methods to achieve blood pressure control for patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.