A Code Blue for a medical emergency launches a wave of immediate action throughout the clinical team. However, a patient who is at risk often shows subtle signs of deterioration up to six hours before healthcare providers become aware of the situation and treatment is instituted. In recent years, many hospitals have implemented rapid response teams (RRTs) in order to widen the response window, avoid catastrophic events and rescue patients who are deteriorating outside of the intensive care units. This seminar will give you insights, tools and techniques you can use to help your team perform at its best.
We invite you to spend a day with Lynn Smith, a Critical Care Nurse Specialist with direct experience leading and training rapid response teams. You will learn how to capitalize on the first critical minutes of a rapid response event, utilizing the latest standards and guidelines from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and others. Lynn will share with you practical approaches to focused assessment, differential diagnoses, and initial patient response. She will also provide you with effective RRT performance metrics, evaluation and best practice protocols. You will leave with a renewed confidence in your ability to make a difference in a patient's outcome during a rapid response event.
Please refer to the course brochure for continuing education information.