UW School of Nursing

May 20, 2022

Update in Medical-Surgical Nursing 2021: Hot Topics

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On-Demand Program

Course Description

The medical-surgical setting today presents unique, complex and varied patient care challenges. This program is an opportunity to review and update your medical-surgical clinical practice and acquire new assessment and management strategies. Healthcare professionals are invited to advance their knowledge of evidence-based practices that promote care innovations, collaboration and confidence among team members. Teaching methods include PDF handouts, lecture video, discussion, and case study analysis.

Target Audience

For healthcare professionals including staff nurses, clinical nurse leaders, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, managers, administrators, social workers and other interested healthcare providers.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Define trauma and its impact on the brain.
  2. Identify insulin regimens, including basal-bolus, correctional, and insulin drips, used in the acute care inpatient setting.
  3. Describe how fostering a ‘Culture of Wellbeing’ impacts patients, families and the professionals who care for them.
  4. Describe prevention intervention to avoid perineal skin breakdown.
  5. Describe new continuing competency requirements and enforcement.
  6. Understand basic EKG/telemetry analysis of atrial fibrillation, afib with RVR.
  7. Identify proactive interventions to limit escalation of vulnerable patients.
  8. Understand the relationship of preparation of the patient for surgery and outcomes.

Featured Topics

  1. Shifting Our Focus: Understanding Trauma-Informed Care – Cheri Constantino-Shor, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CRNI
  2. Glycemic Control in the Acute Care Setting (Rx) – Lucy Greenfield, MN, RN, CCRN-CMC
  3. Transforming Culture through Resiliency and Teamwork – Julie Rose, CHSE
  4. Skin Breakdown in Perineal Region: Prevention – Colleen Karvonen, MN, RN, CMSRN, CWON
  5. Scope of Nursing Practice: Did COVID Change Nursing? – Paula Meyer, MSN, RN, FRE
  6. Management of Atrial Fibrillation with RVR in Heart Failure – Emily Krengel, DNP, ARNP
  7. Introduction: A Bedside Report – Proactive De-escalation Skills – Ben Longstroth, MBA, MS, RN
  8. Feeling Safe: Structuring Your Work to Create an Environment of Safety – TJ LaRocque, BSN, RN