Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant – Impending Doom: Crisis Prevention and Management in the Deteriorating Patient
Courses Content :
- Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant
- Full Day
- Audio and Video
- Nov 14, 2017
- What are the 3 most likely causes of a sepsis crisis
- Three cardinal signs of sepsis
- Understanding diagnostic tests to differentiate sepsis from other possibilities
- Summary of the current evidence-based findings
- Complications of illness
(Acute MI, Cardiogenic Shock, Pulmonary edema, TIA/CVA)
- What are the common causes of all cardiovascular diseases
- Symptomology differences between genders in cardiovascular disease
- Examination clues that help you recognize a cardiovascular crisis
- What diagnostic tests, labs, x-ray, imaging can help with diagnosis of a CV emergency
- Nurse’s role managing a cardiovascular crisis
- Do you know the typical causes of anaphalaxis?
- Signs/symptoms to look for in patients experiencing anaphalaxis
- What quick nursing actions can save your patient’s life in anaphalaxis?
- Medications that can avert an anaphalaxis crisis
(Ketoacidosis, Hyperosmolar Syndrome)
- Key differences between ketoacidosis and hyperosmolar syndrome
- What subtle signs do patients display when heading towards a diabetic crisis?
- Important labs that give clues in diabetic crisis and its resolution
- What nursing skills are important to help reduce diabetic crisis complications?
(Status Asthmaticus, Acute Respiratory Failure)
- Identify causes that can lead to a pulmonary crisis
- Are all breath sounds alike?
- When asthma is no longer simple
- Which patients are likely to develop acute respiratory failure – and what can you do about it?
(GI bleed, Trauma, Internal Bleeding)
- Causes of hypovolemic shock that you will encounter
- When anxiety, restlessness, agitation and confusion are not a mental health problem
- Are there earlier signs than hypotension that signal a hypovolemic crisis?
- Fluids, Fluids, Fluids. Fluid resuscitation can save a life.
Rapid Response Teams
- Effective use of the RRT in a clinical crisis
- When to utilize the RRT
- What team members are needed on RRT
Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant, MS, RN, CNS, LHRN, LNCC, has nearly three decades of clinical, management and consulting experience. Rachel is a legal nurse consultant certified (LNCC), a licensed healthcare risk manager (LHRM) and she holds a forensic nurse certificate (FNC). As a legal nurse consultant, Rachel works with attorneys, law firms and healthcare organizations to review and evaluate medical records for compliance with standards of care and regulations posed by accreditation agencies, including The Joint Commission. In addition to her legal insights, Rachel draws from vast clinical experiences, including work in: critical care, renal transplant, dialysis and surgical settings.
Financial: Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant is receiving a fee for speaking at this educational activity.
Nonfinancial: Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.