Shock & Sepsis

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Edmonton - April 15, 2019           (Click here for price and venue details)

$166.95 ($159 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before December 10, 2018
$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before March 4, 2019
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before April 1, 2019
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Regular Rate - After April 1, 2019

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Workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | What to Expect at the Workshop

Edmonton Inn (formerly named Ramada on Kingsway) | Venue Web Site
11834 Kingsway Avenue | Map and directions

Calgary - April 16, 2019          (Click here for price and venue details)

$166.95 ($159 + GST) - Super Early Rate - On or before December 10, 2018
$177.45 ($169 + GST) - Early Rate - On or before March 4, 2019
$187.95 ($179 + GST) - Middle Rate - On or before April 1, 2019
$198.45 ($189 + GST) - Regular Rate - After April 1, 2019

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Workshop from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | What to Expect at the Workshop

Carriage House Inn | Venue Web Site
9030 Macleod Trail S | Map and directions




Christopher Coltman, RN, BScN

Chris Coltman, a graduate of the UofA Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, has been engaged in cardiac surgical nursing for over 20 years. He has worked in a variety or settings and countries, including Montreal, London (England) and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Chris has over 13 years of teaching experience, and has taught a number of sessions on a variety of topics where his passion for teaching and cardiac care shows. He is currently the Clinical Nurse Educator in the Cardiovascular Intensive Unit at the Foothills Medical Center in Calgary.

Workshop Description

As a final common pathway or numerous disease states, the early clinical signs of shock can be somewhat non-specific, and as such, can be a contributing factor to the high mortality rates for certain kinds of shock. The nurse can play a key role in identifying shock by the pairing the clinical history with early recognition of symptoms. With high mortality rates for septic shock, which is is on the increase, and even higher mortality rates for cardiogenic shock, every nurse needs to know the differences between the several kinds of shock that may present in patients, regardless of the setting. This workshop will review pathophysiology, signs, symptoms, the objective of early, acute and intensive treatment, and various nursing interventions.

Workshop Topics

What is Shock?
- Defining Shock
- What Are the Different Classifications of Shock?

The Pathophysiology of Shock
- The Stages of Shock
- What Happens in Initial, Compensatory, Progressive & Refractory Stages?
- What are the Clinical Signs of Each Stage?
- Why is Early Recognition so Important?

Hypovolemic Shock
- Causes and Treatment
- When To Use Vasopressors; Which Fluid is Better: Crystalloid or Colloid?

Cardiogenic Shock
- Who's at Risk: The STEMI or NSTEMI Patient?
- When Does It Occur? Why is the Incidence Decreasing?
- Assessment: Physical Assessment, Hemodynamics
- Treatment: Which Vasoactive Drugs Are Best
- What About Obstructive Causes? Aortic Dissection, Pericardial Tamponade

Distributive Shock
- What Is Distributive Shock?

Septic Shock
- Who Gets Sepsis? Are There Gender Differences?
- Identifying Those at Risk. Why is the Incidence Increasing?
- The Continuum: SIRS, Sepsis, Severe Sepsis, Septic Shock, MODS
- Update To “Surviving Sepsis Campaign” International Guidelines
- What Is Early Goal Directed Therapy and Why is it Important
- Assessment, Treatment, Which Vasopressors Are Indicated

TRALI - Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury

Case Studies

Who Should Attend?

- ER and ICU Nurses; Rural ER Nurses; EMT's
- Med-Surg Nurses in High Acuity Settings
- Cardiac Nurses and Allied Cardiac Staff in a Variety of Settings
- Nurses in Telemetry and Cardiac Stepdown Units
- Nurse Practitioners, Educators, Managers
- ICU Physiotherapists; RRT's; Perfusionists