Enhancing Your Critical Care Skills

## Day One Topics: 8:30 am-3:30 pm

## Approved for 8 Contact Hours!

12 Lead EKG Interpretation: Reading a normal EKG, how to identify patterns of ischemia, injury and infarction… Identification of the location of infarction as well as complications of specific infarctions and nursing interventions.

Differentiating Ectopy from Aberrancy: Recognizing QRS changes in V1 with RBBB & LBBB… Differentiating aberrancy from ectopy, how to recognize SVT with a block from Ventricular Tachycardia.

## Day Two Topics: 8:30am-3:30pm

## Approved for 8 Contact Hours!

IV Therapy: Overview of the different parenteral solutions and their indications. Understanding the complications of specific solutions and the particular solutions to give to specific patient conditions.

ABG Interpretation: A systematic approach to ABG analysis. A review of the common acid-base imbalances, symptomatology and treatment modalities.

Neurological Assessment: How to perform a quick neurological assessment. Understanding what the clinical findings indicate in terms of your patient’s increasing intracranial pressure. What to do and what not to do in patients with increased ICP.

Breath Sounds, Heart Sounds and Heart Murmurs: Differentiation of normal and abnormal breath and heart sounds. An in-depth presentation of anatomy of a murmur… Monitoring breath and heart sounds as indicators of patient progress.

Endocrine Emergencies: This session will cover the pathophysiology and the nursing management of patients with endocrine emergencies. A review of: DKA, SIADH, HHNK, DI, Adrenal insufficiency, myxedema coma and thyroid storm will be presented.

This Seminar is available on Audio Cassettes $59.95 per day plus $5.00 S/H (8 Contact Hours)


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