UW School of Nursing

May 18, 2022

Immediate Response 2021: Essential Skills for Urgent Clinical Situations

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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 course 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 handout, 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

  1. Describe how the “I’m fine” culture contributes to job burnout and stress among healthcare workers.
  2. List the most common reasons for escalating level of care for in-hospital of out-of-hospital patients.
  3. Decide which communication tool to use for crucial conversations.
  4. Prioritize life threatening chest pain differential.
  5. Identify triggers and prodromal symptoms for vasovagal syncope.
  6. Review fundamental principles of electrocardiography (ECG).
  7. LEARN suicide prevention skills.

Featured Topics

  1. Building Strong Teams: Shifting Away from the I’m Fine Culture in Healthcare – Cheri Constantino-Shor, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CRNI
  2. The Waiting is the Hard Part: What to do While Help is on the Way – Annie Stedman, BSN, RN, CEN
  3. Crucial Conversations: What did You Just Say? – Keondra Rustan, PhD, RN, CHSE, CNE | Annie Stedman, BSN, RN, CEN | Marie Yabut, MN, RN, CEN
  4. Chest Pain: What Could It Be? – Marie Yabut, MN, RN, CEN
  5. Urgent Response for Vasovagal Syncope and Over Sedation – Jennifer Okimoto, RN
  6. Tips and Tricks for 12-Lead EKG Interpretation – Tao Zheng, MN, RN, CCRN-CSC-CMC, CHFN, PCCN
  7. LEARN Saves Lives: Suicide Prevention Training – Peter Loft