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ACUTE PULMONARY DISORDERS:
Meeting the Challenge


This half-day seminar provides an opportunity for nurses to meet the challenges involved in caring for patients undergoing an acute respiratory crisis and strengthen their knowledge base relative to the most commonly encountered and clinically significant pulmonary diseases.(more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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Optimizing Outcomes in ARDS & Septic Shock


Designed specifically for critical care and advanced practical nurses and including case studies and frequent question and answer sessions, this seminar provides state-of-the art information with an emphasis on clinical decision-making and clinical application. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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ARDS: State-of-the-Art 2006


Designed for the experienced critical care nurse and respiratory therapist, this seminar offers state-of-the-art content in an interesting and enjoyable format. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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CCRN REVIEW


The CCRN Review is an intense, highly-structured, comprehensive course designed to help participants approach the exam with confidence. The AACN's CCRN Exam Blueprint provides the general foundation for the course. Participants are welcome to attend the entire three-day course or select specific days consistent with individual learning needs. 

Please note that the daily schedules for this program vary based on region. (more details)


Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K

Laura E. Luecke,
R.N., M.S.N., CCRN, ACNP




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Selected Topics in
CRITICAL CARE


Selected Topics in Critical Care provides an opportunity for the experienced critical care nurse to expand, update, and refine his or her critical care knowledge base. The presentations focus on recent research findings and evidence-based practice guidelines chosen for significance, clinical relevance, and interest. . (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K

 




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CCST: Selected Topics In Critical Care




CRITICAL CARE ESSENTIALS


This program is designed for newer critical care nurses and other nurses working in areas where they are responsible for caring for critically ill patients on an occasional basis. The intent is to provide participants with a solid foundation in the theory underlying the most commonly performed and critically important technical skills. (more details)

Presented by:

Mary K. Roberts,
R.N., M.S.N., C.S., ACNP









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HEART LUNG INTERACTIONS
Application of Cardiopulmonary Physiology
During Ventilatory Support


This seminar is designed to explore the primary determinants of heart lung interactions during health and disease, including venous return, right ventricular performance, pulmonary blood flow, intrapulmonary gas exchange, ventricular interdependence, left ventricular preload and afterload, effects of ventilation on regional blood flow, and others. The focus will be on direct clinical application of cardiopulmonary physiology, with special emphasis on interventions intended to optimize both gas exchange and cardiac function in critically ill patients undergoing ventilatory support. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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Hemodynamic Infusion Titration
PHYSIOLOGIC BASIS & PRACTICAL APPLICATION


Perhaps nowhere else in critical care is a solid, in-depth knowledge of physiology more important to safe practice than in the titration of hemodynamic infusions. The focus of this seminar is to provide a comprehensive review of the determinants of cardiac performance, followed by a brief overview of autonomic physiology. This seminar is appropriate for critical care nurses, advanced practice nurses, and critical care educators.
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Presented by:

Laura E. Luecke,
R.N., M.S.N., CCRN, ACNP








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Critical Care Skills Series:
HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING


This comprehensive overview of the core components of hemodynamic monitoring offers participants an opportunity to refine, update, and advance their knowledge and skill in this essential aspect of critical care. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K

 




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Clinical Management of
LIFE-THREATENING HYPOXEMIA


While delivery of a sufficient amount of oxygen to meet the demands at the tissue level is a central goal in critical care, patients with life-threatening hypoxemia are frequently encountered by critical care nurses. Designed for experienced critical care nurses, this seminar provides an opportunity to update, refine, and increase your knowledge base related to caring for patients with severe hypoxemia. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K

 




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MASTERING THE 12-LEAD ECG


This seminar is intended for critical care and emergency department nurses, as well as those working on medical / surgical floors and in post-anesthesia care units.

Mastering the 12-Lead ECG includes a logical, step-by-step approach that promotes confidence and eliminates frustration. Interactive practice sessions provide time for review and clarification, while strengthening participants' success in this complex and fascinating area. (more details)

Presented by:

Laura E. Luecke,
R.N., M.S.N., ACNP







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Clinical Scenarios in 
MECHANICAL VENTILATION


This seminar uses mini-case studies to present practical information on the management of ventilated patients. Intended for critical care nurses and respiratory therapists, this seminar offers a comprehensive review of the most current and essential information relevant to clinicians caring for patients on mechanical ventilation. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K









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Mechanical Ventilation 
MAXIMIZING BENEFIT & MINIMIZING RISK!


In this seminar, topics presented represent recent research findings and cutting-edge information related to ventilator technology 
and the effects of mechanical ventilation on organ systems. Designed specifically for the experienced critical care nurse, presentations go beyond the ordinary..

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Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K









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OXYGEN TRANSPORT AND UTILIZATION


Assuring delivery of adequate amounts of oxygen to the tissue level is a central goal in managing the critically ill. Therefore, the ability to assess oxygenation is an advanced skill that should be developed by all critical care nurses and respiratory care practitioners. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT
of the ACUTELY ILL


Taught by an experienced acute care nurse practitioner, this seminar provides an opportunity to review, clarify, and expand his/her knowledge base related to physical assessment of acutely ill patients

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Presented by:

Mary K. Roberts,
R.N., M.S.N., C.S., ACNP








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PULMONARY CRITICAL CARE UPDATE 2008


Updated to include the
latest exciting new strategies in ventilator management, clinical assessment and monitoring, and other aspects of caring for the critically ill. This seminar allows experienced critical care nurses, acute care nurse practitioners, and respiratory care practitioners to refine, update, and expand their knowledge base in the challenging area of pulmonary critical care. A wide variety of specialized topics is presented using a logical, easy-to-understand approach and a relaxed presentation style. (more details)

SPECIAL OFFERING:

Mini-CCRN Practice Exam

CCRN Practice Exam with review of answers from 3:45-5:45 following each day's seminar! Pre-registration is requested. Please see the registration page for fees. Please call or email for more information.


Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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RECENT ADVANCES in Critical Care
Applying the Evidence


Recent publications reveal significant changes in pathophysiologic concepts, technological support, and management of critically ill patients. These changes, combined with today's emphasis on the importance of evidence based nursing practice, present major challenges for critical care nurses in clinical practice roles. This seminar addresses a variety of topics which pertain to critically ill patients, whether in the Emergency Department or ICU setting. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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RESPIRATORY CRISES:
Pathophysiology and Management


The patient undergoing an acute respiratory crisis is often dyspneic, tachypneic, anxious, and wide awake. To meet the challenges imposed in caring for such patients, clinicians must be well-versed in pathophysiology, possess critical thinking skills, and demonstrate technical expertise. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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SEVERE SEPSIS & SEPTIC SHOCK


Profound cellular dysfunction, sepsis-induced tissue hypoperfusion,and profound lactic acidosis characterize septic shock. Perhaps nowhere else is a comprehensive understanding of physiology and pathophysiology as critical to the bedside nurse. This seminar facilitates understanding of the clinical presentation and appreciation of the treatment modalities. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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VENTILATOR BASICS - Revised for 2006


Mechanical ventilation is a commonly- encountered, essential aspect of critical care. Ventilator Basics provides an in-depth introduction to this fascinating, challenging topic. Designed specifically for new critical care nurses, this seminar assists the participants in establishing a solid foundation in the fundamentals of managing the patient/ventilator system. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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VENTILATOR BASICS - The Short Form


A condensed, one-evening version of our popular seminar on Mechanical Ventilation. Ventilator Basics provides an in-depth introduction to this fascinating, challenging topic. Designed specifically for new critical care nurses, this seminar assists the participants in establishing a solid foundation in the fundamentals of managing the patient/ventilator system. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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VENTILATOR ESSENTIALS


Ventilator Essentials provides critical care nurses challenged with managing the patient-ventilator system with the opportunity to establish and build their knowledge base in light of rapid advancements in ventilator technology.
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Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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VENTILATOR MODES & MONITORING:
Meeting the Challenge of Evolving Technology


This seminar provides an in depth discussion of traditional ventilator modes and arterial blood gas interpretation. Following lecture and group discussion, case studies are utilized to assist participants in putting the information into a practice perspective. (more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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VENTILATOR MODES 
& ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS INTERPRETATION


This seminar provides an in-depth discussion of traditional ventilator modes and arterial blood gas interpretation in a more relaxed, more intimate atmosphere. Following lecture and group discussion, case studies are utilized to assist participants in putting the information into a practice perspective.
(more details)

SPECIAL OFFERING:

Mini-CCRN Practice Exam

CCRN Practice Exam with review of answers from 3:45-5:45 following each day's seminar! Pre-registration is requested. Please see the registration page for fees. Please call or email for more information.



Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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VENTILATOR MODES 
& ARTERIAL BLOOD GAS INTERPRETATION


An Evening Mini-Seminar


This seminar provides an in-depth discussion of traditional ventilator modes and arterial blood gas interpretation in a more relaxed, more intimate atmosphere. Following lecture and group discussion, case studies are utilized to assist participants in putting the information into a practice perspective.
(more details)

Presented by:

Barbara Clark Mims,
MSN, RN-BC, CCRN-K








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