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Managing the Emergency and Trauma Patient: Secrets to Improving Your Practice in the Emergency Department

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Faculty:
Marcia Gamaly
Duration:
Full Day
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 27, 2017

Description

  • Improve management of medical emergencies in the ED bay
  • Latest updates in AMI management in the ED
  • What EVERY nurse should know about sexual assault victims
  • Facts about antiplatelets and anticoagulants
  • Demonstration of emergency nursing skills
  • Everything you need to know about obstetrical emergencies
  • Sepsis management in five simple steps

You can achieve these professional goals…

  • You are ten hours into your 12-hour shift. You have had challenging cases all day, and get a report that you will be receiving a Level 1 trauma patient in 6 minutes. Imagine approaching this patient with improved confidence in your ability to accurately assess the patient, anticipate their care needs, and manage complications when they arise.
  • Don’t fear calls from risk management or the patient safety officer! Develop confidence in the care you provide and document on each and every patient.
  • Improve patient outcomes and your ability to provide care by learning essential skills EVERY emergency nurse needs to know!
  • Immediately apply content learned using real-life critical thinking scenarios that are easily remembered!

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Outline

Trends in Emergency and Trauma Nursing

  • Current trends
  • Core measures
  • Hospital scorecards

Head and Neck Trauma

  • Neurological trauma
  • ESSENTIAL SKILL:
    • ED management of the stroke patient
    • Maxillofacial and neck trauma
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO:
    • Proper application and management of cervical collar
  • ESSENTIAL SKILL:
    • NIHSS scoring

Thoracic/Abdominal/Genitourinary Trauma

  • Thoracic trauma
  • ESSENTIAL SKILL:
    • Assessment of the patient with a chest tube
    • Abdominal trauma
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO:
    • Intra-abdominal pressure assessment and management
    • Genitourinary trauma
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO:
  • Chest tube insertion and chest tube management
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO:
  • Chest auto-transfusion
  • ESSENTIAL SKILL:
  • Pelvic fractures

Extremity Trauma

  • Musculoskeletal trauma
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO:
    • Hare traction
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO:
    • Conversion of Hare traction to Bucks traction
  • ESSENTIAL SKILL:
    • Hemorrhage management

Special Considerations

  • Psychosocial issues
  • Obstetrical emergencies
  • The bariatric patient
  • Pediatric emergencies
  • Shock
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO:
    • Defibrillation, cardioversion and pacing
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO:
    • Rapid infuser
  • HANDS-ON SKILL VIDEO:
    • Essential dysrhythmia recognition & treatment

Trends in Care

  • Chest pain
  • Antiplatelets versus anticoagulants
  • Pre-hospital care
  • Sexual assault
  • Sexual assault of the transgender patient
  • Forensic issues
  • Ultrasound guided peripheral IV placement
  • Pressure injuries
  • Insulin pumps

Skills Demonstration

Faculty

Marcia Gamaly Related seminars and products: 11


Marcia Gamaly, MSN, MHA, RN-BC, CEN, PCCN, has over twenty years of nursing experience at the bedside and in staff development. Marcia currently works as a clinical nurse educator at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. In her current role, she oversees and plans the educational needs for over 250 nurses and support staff on a variety of units, including a step-down, neuro-tele and medical-surgical units. She has developed and presented on a variety of topics including certification courses for critical care, progressive care, medical-surgical, oncology and emergency nursing. Other presentations include telemetry skills day, medical-surgical skills day, cardiac dysrhythmia interpretation, post-operative care and heart failure. Additionally, Marcia is an instructor for BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC and ASLS and works as a per-diem emergency department staff nurse.

She is a doctoral student at Villanova University, with a research interest in bariatrics. She is certified in medical-surgical nursing, progressive care nursing, emergency nursing, and professional staff development. She is a member of the Emergency Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Marcia combines her role in clinical education with hands-on experience to deliver a high-level learning opportunity that is patient-focused and outcome-driven. The meaningful insights she has to share will be applied easily at the bedside to improve your own care of patients!

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Marcia Gamaly has an employment relationship with St. Mary Medical Center and Lower Bucks Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Marcia Gamaly is a member of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses; America Association of Critical-Care Nurses; American Nurses Association; American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; and Emergency Nurses Association.