ED Staff Education Meeting
This program will address caring for women in active labor and newborn infants post-delivery since it is a rare occurrence in our ED. The content provided in the mock code take-away is designed address this gap in knowledge. In addition, ED nurses care for patients with acute asthma exacerbations. Since the pandemic has begun, our practice shifted from using albuterol nebulizers to using albuterol MDIs. The content in this meeting is designed to address the gap in competence of using nebulizers for our newer staff (who are familiar with using MDIs) and MDIs for our more experienced staff (who are familiar with using nebulizers). Furthermore, we rely on the ED RNs to prepare and administer respiratory treatments in a timely manner since we do not currently have Respiratory Therapists staffed in the ED.
After attending this event, the learner will be able to:
- Identify newborn resuscitation indication per NRP guidelines from the Mock code takeaways
- Identify equipment location and neonatal specific vital sign considerations
- Distinguish between mild, moderate, and severe asthma pathways
- Demonstrate proper IV placement with training arms
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 Attendance