Improving in-hospital cardiac resuscitation

My Patient was Resuscitated, Now What?


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.



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

  1. Discuss the 2015 ACLS and BLS Guidelines specific to post-cardiac arrest care
  2. Discuss the importance of maintaining hemodynamic stability
  3. Describe the benefits of targeted temperature management  in post cardiac arrest patient


This next webinar in the series focusing on Cardiac Resuscitation will provide an overview of the 2015 ACLS and BLS Guidelines that relates specifically to post-resuscitation care.  Managing and ensuring best outcomes post-arrest include understanding hemodynamic targets, maintaining normal oxygen levels, assessment of 12 Lead ECG and targeted temperature management.


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