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Critical Care Boot Camp 2 Day

by Cyndi Zarbano

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Critically ill patients are everywhere these days - on the Med-Surg floor, in the ICU, the PACU, the ED, the OR, even long-term care! A good working knowledge of the concepts for managing high-acuity patients is indispensable. Join Cyndi Zarbano and learn the lastest in essential critical care skills that you must know to be successful, including:

  • Rapid Assessment
  • ABG Analysis
  • Central Line Care
  • Easy Strip Interpretation

The Master Critical Care Skills portion will give you a strong foundation, while integrating tips, timesavers, and stories about healthcare professionals who make a difference in their patient’s lives. This seminar will teach you to master the concepts of critical care and become an expert in your clinical practice. Learn advanced critical care concepts and interventions, including:

  • Advanced cardiac care/hemodynamics
  • Advanced neurological care
  • Mechanical ventilation management
CYNDI ZARBANO, MSN, BSN, CCRN, CEN, PCCN, CMSRN, CLNC, NLCP

Cyndi Zarbano is an intensive care nurse with over 20 years of nursing experience who is currently practicing in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. She is a nationally-recognized seminar speaker who has opened multiple national symposiums and speaks on several topics for PESI, as well as a variety of other companies in the US and Canada. In addition to her speaking engagements, Cyndi is a published author with a variety of books including Clinical Nursing Assessment Skills Pocket Guide and the Medical Surgical Nurses Pocket Guide. Her products also include textbooks, webcasts and webinars. 

Along with her MS and BSN in nursing, she has 3 other undergraduate degrees and multiple nursing certifications. She served as a US Naval Officer for 10 years, leaving service as an LCDR (Lieutenant Commander) in 2001. Prior to nursing, she worked as a counselor with the mentally ill and dangerous in a facility in southern Minnesota. She returned to that facility as a Lead Psychiatric Nurse for two years after leaving the military. Additionally, Cyndi has a legal nurse consulting business and continues to serve as a testifying expert in medical related cases. Cyndi's teaching style is dynamic and high energy while informal and easy to understand. You will leave her program with a renewed commitment to achieving nursing excellence in critical care. 

DAY 1

  1. Identify 5 essentials components of a “down and dirty” assessment in your patient when they have a sudden decomposition in health status.
  2. State 3 rapid interventions that can stabilize a patient who is symptomatic with a low blood pressure.
  3. Recognize the most common causes of arterial blood gas abnormalities.
  4. Quickly identify the 3 most common dysrhythmias using rhythm strip interpretation.
  5. Manage the risk to avoid re-expansion pulmonary edema in the patient with a chest tube for pleural effusion.
  6. Review the correct technique for opening an occluded central line lumen.
  7. Summarize the difference between failure to capture and failure to sense in a pacemaker and how each is resolved.
  8. Recognize the three biggest concerns patients recognize at end of life.

DAY 2

  1. Summarize the difference between preload, contractility and afterload as components impacting cardiac output.
  2. Identify correct locations for measuring CVP, Arterial Line and Wedge waveforms.
  3. Differentiate between hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic IV fluids and when each is considered most effective.
  4. Recognize the blood product of choice for Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy.
  5. Contrast the difference between hypovolemic shock, septic shock and cardiovascular shock in both assessment and treatment priorities.
  6. Identify two ways to increase the ventilator patient’s oxygenation status.
  7. Compare and contrast CPAP and BiPAP, as well as their target populations.
  8. State 5 common causes of delirium.
  9. Identify the difference between a STEMI and NSTEMI.

Next class will be in 2018!!

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Columbia Safety
418 N. Kellogg Suite A
Kennewick, WA 99336

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