UW School of Nursing

April 29, 2022

Immediate Response 2020: Essential Skills for Urgent Clinical Situations

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Immediate Response 2020: Essential Skills for Urgent Clinical Situations
On-Demand Program

Course Description

How quickly will you recognize a clinically urgent situation and how will you respond? How can you prevent critical deterioration? In today’s healthcare environment, patients are more acutely ill than ever before and clinical emergencies can arise rapidly. This program is an opportunity to improve your knowledge and update your practice for meeting the needs of patients experiencing acute and potentially life-threatening conditions. Teaching methods include video, PDF handouts and case studies. 

Target Audience

For nurses and other healthcare professionals who work in acute, sub-acute and urgent care healthcare settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the conference, you will be better able to:

  1. Discuss key aspects of communication during crucial interactions    
  2. Identify Behavioral Health Impacts of COVID-19    
  3. Discuss the general treatment interventions for toxicologic emergencies    
  4. Identify at least one way to improve palliative access during a pandemic    
  5. Be able to discuss challenges to implementation and achieving compliance    
  6. Potential treatment strategies for COVD-19 induced cardiomyopathies    
  7. Identify key components in article using a rapid review (speed dating)

Featured Topics

  1. Communicable Diseases: Red Flags and Tips for the “Every day” Infection Prevention RN – Lindsey Boyd
  2. Behavioral Health Impacts and YOU During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Marie Cockerham
  3. Toxicologic Emergencies – Rusty Genzel 
  4. The Role of Palliative Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic – Darrell Owens
  5. Identifying and Meeting Challenges around the Trained Observer Process – Patty Endicott
  6. Multi-Organ Involvement of COVID-19: Cardiac Emergencies – Rache Mureau-Haines
  7. Speed Dating the Research – Elizabeth Bridges


  • Lindsay Boyd, MSN, CNS, CCRN-K, Infection Prevention CNS, UWMC Montlake
  • Elizabeth Bridges, PhD, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN, Professor, UW School of Nursing; Clinical Nurse Researcher, UWMC
  • Marie Cockerham, MN, RN, CCRN, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Educator, UW Medicine/UWMC, Seattle
  • Patty Endicott, RN, BCHS, MSN, Clinical Nurse Educator, UWMC Northwest Campus
  • Rusty Genzel, MSN, RN, CEN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, University of Washington Medical Center
  • Rache Mureau-Haines, ARNP, DNP, Teaching Associate, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UW
  • Darrell Owens, DNP, Section Head, Palliative Care, UWMC Northwest Campus