Rapid Response Certificate Course: Save Your Crashing Patients
It’s happened to every nurse in every hospital, nursing home, or clinical setting imaginable: a patient crashes and suddenly you’re in the middle of an emergency.
Even if you call an ambulance or have a rapid response team coming, you may still be taking care of that patient for up to 8 minutes or more.
With lives on the line — and when every second counts — are you confident you could help your patient through a crisis? Are there times in the past you wish you could have done more?
Stop worrying about the unknown and prepare yourself for the next patient emergency!
Our Rapid Response Certificate Course will provide new clinical insights and critical thinking skills, so you won’t spend another shift feeling uncertain, scared, or at risk!
This all-inclusive training course — designed to be completed on your own schedule — will:
- Dramatically increase your confidence with advanced assessment and proactive rapid response skills
- Teach you how to spot the early signs of a clinically deteriorating patient
- Help you master medication updates
- Provide hours of the BEST resuscitation and stabilization strategies
- Legal advice to protect your patients AND yourself
- And SO much more!
Plus, earn your Rapid Response Certificate and up to 18.75 CE Hours at no additional cost to you!
Gain the knowledge you need to expertly assess, intervene, and advocate.
Emergency-medicine expert Sean Smith, C-EFM, C-NPT, FP-C, RNC-NIC, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CCRN-CMC (Adult), CCRN-K (Neonatal), CCRN-K (Pediatric), will walk you through important topics, like:
Proactive Planning: Begin with the End in Mind
- Pre-Planning for the worst at every patient encounter
- Mental strategies for success
- Failure to rescue and how to avoid it
- Proactive risk assessment of practice environment/patient populations
- Clear coherent communication of high-risk information
- Concise comprehensive management of the crashing patient: Before, during and after the code
Advanced Assessment: Next Level Connection of Form and Function
- Review of Major Systems (Neurologic, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Multisystem)
- Integrated advanced laboratory medicine/Clinical implications
- Differential diagnosis/ Consults/Follow up studies
Pathology: Priority Problems, Rapid Recognition and Rescue
- For each of the 25+ pathologies below, the following will be discussed:
- Presentation: Rapid review of form and function
- Pathophysiology: Complications/Comorbidities
- Projected clinical course: Where are we going with this?
- Palliation and pharmacology: Cutting-edge practice guidelines
- Neuromuscular Disorders, Meningitis, Toxicology (Overdose), Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion, Stroke/TIA, Dementia/Delirium, Agitated/Combative Patients
- Dysrhythmias, Acute Coronary Syndrome, CHF, Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathies
- Endocarditis, Pericarditis, Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Asthma/Upper Respiratory, Anaphylaxis, Aspiration/Dysphagia, COPD, Pneumonia
Metabolic/Endocrine Complex Comorbidities and Emergencies
- Chronic/Acute Kidney Disease, Renal Calculi, Hypertension, Diabetes
- Cholecystitis, Pancreatitis, Cirrhosis, Hepatitis, Infection (UTI, STI, etc.)
- Screening for: Abuse, Neglect, Depression/Suicidal Ideation
Shock States, Sepsis, and Trauma
- Hypovolemic, Distributive, Obstructive
- Multisystem Management of the Poly-trauma Patient
Legal Lessons: Protect Your Practice… Tips, Tricks, Pearls, and Pitfalls
- Professional issues/Potential pitfalls (Delegation, Scope, EMTALA, etc)
- Rapid risk assessment and analysis
- Limit liability
- Defensible documentation
Putting It All Together: Case-Based Review
- Identify Key Missed Moments, Lessons Learned and Best Practices