Medical Surgical Topic Focused CNE Packages



Sessions

ECG Interpretation for Medical-Surgical Nurses

Sep 12, 2014 12:45pm ‐ Sep 12, 2014 1:45pm

Identification: 124

This session focuses on equipping the medical-surgical nurse with tools to interpret basic rhythms seen on medical-surgical units and reviews essential pathophysiology of the cardiac system and cardiac medications.

Contact hours available until 9/14/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
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Objectives:
• Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system as it related to cardiac dysrhythmias originating within the atria. 
• Describe the basic cardiac electrophysiology of the ECG complex. 
• Discuss potential complications for patients experiencing sinus and atrial dysrhythmias.
• Describe appropriate treatment strategies for patients with sinus and atrial dysrhythmias.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $20.00

Delirium: Cost, Safety, and Quality

Sep 12, 2014 12:45pm ‐ Sep 12, 2014 1:45pm

Identification: 123

This session addresses the implementation of a nurse-driven "Safety Watch" practice and other initiatives to provide quality improvement for care of patients with delirium and increase awareness of nurse accountability in providing surveillance for patients.

Contact hours available until 9/14/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
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Objectives:
• Discuss quality improvement "Safety Watch" initiative to promote safety of delirious patient.
• Explore the economic impact of delirium. 
• Describe the disease process of delirium. 
• Describe evidence-based practice for identification of delirious patients in the medical-surgical population.
• Apply evidence-based practice to prevent and manage delirium.

Speaker(s): Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $20.00

Venous Thromboembolism: Get the Facts...Prophylax!

Sep 12, 2014 3:30pm ‐ Sep 12, 2014 4:45pm

Identification: 134

This session reviews the current evidence relating to venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and uses case studies to demonstrate the current guidelines for and potential adverse effects of pharmacologic and mechanical thromboprophylaxis.

Contact hours available until 9/14/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
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Objectives:
• Discuss the importance of venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis.
• Describe the role of mechanical thromboprophylaxis in preventing VTE.
• Review the main pharmacologic interventions for VTE prophylaxis. 
• Describe the recommended VTE prophylaxis for medical and surgical patients.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $20.00

Fecal Microbiota Transplantation: Weaponry in the War on Clostridium Difficile

Sep 13, 2014 8:00am ‐ Sep 13, 2014 9:15am

Identification: 204

This session reviews multiple treatments for Clostridium difficile and current advancements in this terribly difficult-to-control infection, with a specific focus on the advancement of fecal microbiota transplantation.

Contact hours available until 9/14/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
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Objectives:
• Discuss Clostridium Difficile pathogenesis. 
• Outline standard treatments for Clostridium Difficile.
• Discuss the efficacy of standard treatments. 
• Outline the rationale for fecal microbiota transplant (FMT). 
• Discuss the history and clinical studies/trials for FMT. 
• Describe information regarding FDA involvement. 
• Outline process for protocol initiation. 
• Discuss potential barriers to a successful program and ways to overcome.

Speaker(s):
  • Traci Brackin, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Family Nurse Practitioner, Blount Senior Care Partners
Standard: $30.00
Members: $20.00

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Tools for Teams

Sep 13, 2014 8:00am ‐ Sep 13, 2014 9:15am

Identification: 201

This interactive, evidence-based session provides organization, goal-setting, and strategy-building tools nursing teams can use to help quality improvement initiatives stick and improve patient care.

Contact hours available until 9/14/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
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Objectives:
• Describe the qualities of an effective team. 
• Demonstrate ability to use tools for effective team construction and management.
• Identify strategies to overcome issues with team dynamics. 
• Discuss change processes vital to sustaining team goals.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $20.00

Winning at Managing Heart Failure

Sep 13, 2014 9:30am ‐ Sep 13, 2014 10:45am

Identification: 213

This session reviews significant assessments, treatment modalities, medications, and laboratory and diagnostic studies for a better understanding of the management of patients admitted with heart failure exacerbation.

Contact hours available until 9/14/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
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Objectives:
• List patient challenges that commonly lead to heart failure exacerbation.
• Describe how noninvasive ventilation modes work as an adjunct therapy. 
• Define the role of a nurse navigator to decrease recidivism.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $20.00

Assessment and Management of Common Non-Pain Symptoms in Palliative Care

Sep 13, 2014 9:30am ‐ Sep 13, 2014 10:45am

Identification: 214

This session discusses the most frequently reported non-pain symptoms experienced by patients at the advanced stage of a serious illness, along with factors contributing to these symptoms, approaches to symptom assessment, and evidence-based pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.

Contact hours available until 9/14/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
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Objectives:
• Discuss essential components of nursing care provided to patients who are near/at the end of life. 
• Describe factors contributing to non-pain symptoms that commonly appear near/at the end of life.  
• Explain a comprehensive approach to the assessment of non-pain symptoms that commonly appear near/at the end of life.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $20.00

Show Me the Money! Med-Surg Bed Utilization and Cost Savings

Sep 13, 2014 9:30am ‐ Sep 13, 2014 10:45am

Identification: 211

This session shares the results of a quality improvement project implemented at a hospital facility to properly utilize beds in order to decrease the number of specialty mattresses rented and achieve a decrease in hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.

Contact hours available until 9/14/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
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Objectives:
• Determine how to effectively collaborate with experts and other disciplines to appropriately utilize resources. 
• Demonstrate one way the CNL role can decrease costs and appropriately utilize resources .
• Decrease or maintain pressure ulcer prevalence on the med-surg units

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $20.00

Pharmacology Hypertension - JNC 8 Update

Sep 13, 2014 11:00am ‐ Sep 13, 2014 12:15pm

Identification: 224

This session reviews the revised recommendations for the treatment of hypertension from the Joint National Committee (JNC 8) Guidelines and discusses specific antihypertensive medications and newer therapies.

Contact hours available until 9/14/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
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Objectives:
• Review physiologic blood pressure regulation. 
• Summarize the new JNC 8 hypertension guidelines.  
• Review specific medications, including newer therapies.

Speaker(s):
  • Joan Frizzell, PhD, CRNP, ANP-BC, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and Manager, Roxborough Memorial Hospital
Standard: $30.00
Members: $20.00

How Does Palliative or Hospice Care Allow Your Med-Surg Patient Quality at the End of Life?

Sep 13, 2014 11:00am ‐ Sep 13, 2014 12:15pm

Identification: 223

This session describes the role of palliative and hospice care in quality of life and symptom management for patients at the end of their lives and identifies nursing care to address all needs of patients and their families.

Contact hours available until 9/14/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Faculty, planners, authors, and speakers have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
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Objectives:
• Contrast palliative and hospice care. 
• Identify admission criteria for hospice patients.
• Plan nursing care to meet physical, social, and psychological needs of patients/families at the end of life.
• Recognize how palliative/hospice care is an acceptable option to allow natural death.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $30.00
Members: $20.00