Medical-Surgical Essentials | May 26, 2021

Pittsburgh, PA US
May 26, 2021

Medical-Surgical Essentials is designed to serve novice and experienced nurses with the most common nursing issues they will experience while working at UPMC St. Margaret. This course will cover lecture content, skills stations, and scenarios designed around neurological disorders and management, respiratory disorders and management, oxygenation and ventilation principles, tracheostomy care, chest tube care, PCAs/EtCO2 monitoring, 12-lead EKGs, nasogastric tube insertion and management, bedside report, and de-escalation of care.

Target Audience

This course is open to all registered nurses at UPMC St. Margaret. Both experienced nurses and new hires/new graduates are welcome to attend.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the nursing care of patients with stroke, seizure, and other acute neurological changes
  • Describe the nursing care of patients with CHF, COPD, and other acute respiratory disorders
  • Demonstrate medical-surgical nursing skills, including NG tube management, PCA/EtCO2 set up and management, trach care and suctioning, chest tube set up and care, 12-lead EKGs, and basic wound care
  • Practice bedside report and AIDET communication through the use of simulation
  • Practice preparedness and teamwork in crisis situations through the use of simulation
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 7.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/26/2021
Course expires: 
06/05/2021
Event starts: 
05/26/2021 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
05/26/2021 - 4:00pm
UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
United States

Alona D'Ambrosio, BSN, RN, WTA-C
Enterostomal Therapist
UPMC St. Margaret

Sarah Jordan, BSN, RN
Resource Pool Clinician
UPMC St. Margaret

Kristen Killian, DNP, BS, RN
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC St. Margaret

Sarah Rosenberger, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Unit Director
UPMC St. Margaret

Shirley Sebastian, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
Senior Professional Nurse II
UPMC St. Margaret

Eric Speedy, RRT, BS RC, BS Biology
Lead Respiratory Therapist
UPMC St. Margaret

Judy Tinelli, MSN, RN, ONC, CRRN, CNL
Resource Pool Clinician
UPMC St. Margaret

Kendallyn White, MSN, RN, CMSRN
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC St. Margaret

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.

This activity is approved for the following credit: ANCC.  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.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 7.5 contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 7.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 7.50 Attendance
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