Improving in-hospital cardiac resuscitation

Whats New in Cardiac Resuscitation: The American Heart Association Guidelines for ACLS and BLS


This program is approved for 1.0 Contact hour for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists. After watching the video, you may go to and register to take the test. Once you have sucessfully completed the test, you may print out your certificate immediately.


The first webinar in our series on cardiac resuscitation will provide an overview of the 2015 ACLS an BLS Guidelines.  Topics include AHA’s new approach to the guidelines, CPR recommendations, improving defibrillation events, capnography and the evidence and recommendations behind medications used during cardiac arrest.  The following webinars will go into depth about high quality CPR, capnography and post- arrest care.



Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the 2015 ACLS & BLS Guidelines
  2. Describe the components of high quality CPR
  3. Recognize the importance of early and effective defibrillation
  4. Discuss the evidence behind recommended medications

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the  American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.


This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

Nicole Kupchik has practiced as a critical care nurse for over twenty years. After joining Harborview Medical Center, Nicole was part of a multidisciplinary team that was one of the first in the US to implement therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest.  As part of this effort, Nicole was responsible for protocol development and has published numerous papers on this topic.

In 2008, Nicole lead a team that implemented a formalized Sepsis program at Harborview Medical Center that led to a reduction in mortality, hospital length of stay and a significant cost avoidance.  For this collaborative efforts,  she was awarded three Patient Safety & Clinical Leadership awards.

Currently she works as a staff nurse at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA.  In 2013 Nicole founded Nicole Kupchik Consulting & Education