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      Lives

Improving in-hospital cardiac resuscitation

Recurrent Ventricular Fibrillation: New Strategies for Challenging Patients

Speakers

Nicole Kupchik
MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CMC

Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc.

 

Tim Phalen, BSc

ECG Solutions, Inc.

Jonesborough, TN

Date:

October 4th, 2017,  2 PM EDT

Accreditation:

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

Description:

Advances in the management of cardiac arrest have led to dramatically improved outcomes. However, patients with refractory or recurrent VF still present a challenge to resuscitate. This session will identify those patients who may benefit from immediate percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), during cardiac arrest.  In addition, we will discuss the cutting edge use of mechanical CPR and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to support patients and preserve the myocardium while coronary intervention is provided.

Learning

Objectives:

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

  1. Discuss the importance of performing high quality CPR and defining defibrillation success in patients with refractory or recurrent VF.
  2. Describe evolving EMS and hospital-based treatment strategies for these patients.
  3. Describe the new evidence on the role of mechanical CPR as a bridge to advanced circulatory support and/or PCI.

Speakers:

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

 

Tim Phalen has provided ECG education to over 75,000 healthcare providers nationally and internationally. The American Heart Association in the 1997 ACLS Textbook has recognized Tim for his approach to teaching 12-lead ECG interpretation. A published writer, Tim has authored and co-authored textbooks including, The 12-lead ECG in Acute Myocardial Infarction and The 12-lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes.

 

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