Emergency Nurse Course 2023- September 27,28 and 29, 2023
This 3-day course will prepare a new emergency nurse to assess and care for patients in the emergency department.
New RNs to the Emergency Department
The participant will understand the components of a triage assessment, assigning ESI and patient placement to waiting room vs. treatment room.
The participant will be able to verbalize the understanding of organ, tissue and cornea donation referral process and nursing documentation.
The participant be able to identify the components of the trauma initial assessment of ABC's and initial care of a burn patient prior to transfer to a burn center.
The participant will recognize their role in providing moderate sedation in the emergency department - documentation, consents, mediations, and discharge criteria.
The participant will identify the signs and symptoms of a neurological emergency, including increased intracranial pressure, stroke, CNS infections and seizures.
The participant will be able to identify appropriate use of medication for management of neurological emergencies.
The participant will be able to identify UPMC procedures in caring for patients with behavioral health needs.
The participant will be able to discuss the nursing assessment and management of a patient who has overdose.
The participant will be able to identify 3 endocrine emergencies and their clinical presentations.
The participant will be able to accurately identify the components of START Triage and Pediatric Jump START triage for pediatric patients for Mass Casualty incidents.
The participant will be able to recognize changes in 12 Lead EKG and types of MI and nursing care to provide.
The participant will recognize the signs and symptoms of sepsis and nursing care to provide.
The participant will be able to identify appropriate pharmacotherapy for various the cardiac emergencies. along with normal dosing, monitoring, and adverse effect of these cardiac medications.
The participant will be able to recognize the signs of respiratory failure and identify common cause of respiratory distress and failure.
The participant will be able to discuss the use of airway modalities used in the treatment of airway emergencies.
The participant will identify common electrolyte imbalances and blood disorders along with their discernable clinical manifestations and treatments.
The participant will identify the clinical features associated with various gastrointestinal disorders.
The participant will identify the clinical features associated with various gynecological emergencies - such as STI's, PID, Emergent delivery.
The participant will discuss techniques to assist with assessment and care of a pediatric patient and discuss abnormal vital signs in the pediatric patient.
The participant will have a basic understanding of the types of patients who are victims of violence and the policy and procedures related to the care of and treatment of victims of violence.
Christine Ekas MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN
Samantha Wagner MSN, RN
Leda Heidenreich MSN, RN, CCRN
Michele Buraczewski MSN, RN, CEN, CCRN-K, TCRN
Natalie Scarmack MSN, RN, CCRN
Sarah Ortenzo MSN, RN/ Kate Spiering MSN, RN, CCRN
Casey O Brien, PharmD
Kim Baker MSN, RN, Kelly Geis
Dr. Tony Pizon/ Will Trautman
Kellie Antinori-Lent MSN, RN
Tim Vicinie BSN, RN/ Angela Krock MSN, RN
Dr. Chris Martin-Gill & Dr. Adam Frisch
Anita Fetzick MSN, RN
Megan Baumgartner, PharmD/Emily Ankney
Alanna Peterson, MD
Bonnie Corso BS, RRT
David Courson MSN, RN, CEN
Bill Tater MSN, RN, CCRN
Bob Ledoux BSN, RN
Adam Yates, MD
Persephone Newton BSN, RN, CEN
Nicole Florentine BSN, RN, SANE-A
Nancy Stynchula MSN, RN, CEN
Todd Harvey MSN, RN, CARN
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 19.00 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
- 19.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 19.00 Attendance