Great Nurses

CLINICAL UPDATE FOR MED-SURG NURSES ONLY

As a Medical-Surgical Nurse, you are at the center of nursing care! Please join us for a fabulous day! This comprehensive workshop has it all – dynamic speakers, up-to-date information and practical skills. Improve your competence and your confidence to handle clinical situations and make safe and appropriate patient care decisions!
IV Solutions: Why you hang what you hang!
How to do a Physical Assessment
Basic EKG Arrhythmias
ABG interpretation
Chest Auscultation:Breath Sounds/Murmur
Alcoholism and Sedation
Laboratory Tests: Interpreting the results
Everything you need to know about Sepsis
Speakers:
Michele Lecardo
RN, MSN, CCRN, CNL has over 20 years in critical care nursing and has held positions of staff nurse, critical care clinical educator. Currently she is a stroke coordinator, rapid response nurse, & adjunct nursing faculty. She is also owner/partner of M&S Education & Training LLC. Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio RN, PhD has over 40 years in critical care nursing and has held positions as a staff nurses, staff development instructor, tenured professor of nursing. She is the author of 11 books and numerous articles. Currently the President of Education Enterprises, she lectures extensively to thousands of nurses yearly. You will find her to be very entertaining! Awards 7 contact hours by ANCC
OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this program the learner will be able to:
  • Evaluate the different types of parenteral fluids
  • Discuss the implications for specific IV fluids
  • Describe the most vital components of aphysical assessment of the Med-Surg patient
  • State normal assessment for shock vs abnormal assessment findings for shock
  • Identify abnormal breath sounds
  • Assess patients for diastolic and systolic heartmurmurs and identify them
  • Interpret ABG’s in a two step approach
  • Identify causes of acid-base imbalances
  • Identify NSR, Atrial Rhythms, Ventricular Rhythms and interventions
  • State 3 life threatening arrhythmias
  • Interpret the signs of acute alcohol withdrawal in Med-Surg patients
  • Assess patients for acute delirium
  • State the lab tests associated with liver failure, renal failure, and CHF
  • Define the current SIRS criteria
  • Define hypo-perfusion states in patients
SCHEDULE:
7:15 – 8:00 am - REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:00 – 8:45 am - IV Therapy
8:45 – 10:00 am - Physical Assessment
10:00 – 10:15 am - Morning Break
10:15 – 11:00 am - Chest Auscultation
11:00 – 11:30 am - ABG Interpretation
11:30 – 12:45 pm - Served Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 pm - Basic EKG – Arrhythmias
1:45 – 2:30 pm - Alcohol Sedation
2:30 – 2:45 pm - Afternoon Stretch
2:45 – 3:30 pm- Lab Tests
3:30 – 4:15 pm - Sepsis
Includes Handout, CEU's Breakfast & Lunch.
EARLY REGISTRATION BEFORE AUGUST 1 ONLY $99
REGISTRATION ON OR AFTER AUGUST 1 $150

DATES AND LOCATIONS

Uncasville, CT - Monday November 2, 2015

Mohegan Sun Resort Casino
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville CT 06382

$99 ($150 after July 31, 2015)

Quantity


2-Day CCRN Review Seminars

Want to PASS the CCRN Exam?
Need a great critical care review?
Want to enhance your critical care knowledge base?

Then … register for this two day seminar. This program will give you the boost of confidence you need! An intensive review of the Core Curriculum and the most important areas of the new AACN® Certification Examination Blueprint.
CCRN REVIEW TOPICS COVERED:
DAY ONE 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM:
  • ENDOCRINE: Diabetes Insipidus, SIADH, DKA, HHNK, hypoglycemia
  • HEMATOLOGY: DIC, HITS, ITP
  • NEUROLOGICAL: Neurological assessment, increased intracranial pressure, head trauma, aneurysm, seizures, intracerebral hemorrhage, Myastehenia Gravis, Guillian Barre
  • GASTROINTESTINAL: GI hemorrhage, hepatic failure, pancreatitis, abdominal trauma, bowel obstruction
  • RENAL: Renal anatomy, acute renal failure, CCRT, electrolyte imbalances
DAY TWO 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM:
  • CARDIAC: Acute myocardial infarction, angina, arrhythmias, CHF, hypertensive crisis, shock states, HOCM, CABG, IABP
  • PULMONARY: ABG interpretation, respiratory assessment, acute respiratory failure, ARDS, status asthmatics, pulmonary embolism, thoracic trauma
  • MULTISYSTEM: Trauma, poisoning, MODS

With Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio RN, PHD
Dr. Vonfrolio RN has held CCRN & CEN Certifications for 13 years and has been a critical care nurse for over 35 years in positions of staff nurse, staff development instructor, and tenured professor of nursing. Dr. Vonfrolio has authored numerous articles on critical care and 11 books, such as Critical Care Examination Review Book 4th edition. You will laugh as you learn!

DATES AND LOCATIONS

Chicago, IL - September 16 & 17, 2015

Holiday Inn Elk Grove
1000 Busse Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
(847) 437-6010

$225.00 ($275.00 after August 16, 2015)

Quantity


New York, New York - October 7 & 8, 2015

Holiday Inn Midtown
440 West 57th Street
(Between 9th & 10th)
New York, NY 10019
(212) 581-8100

$225.00 ($275.00 after September 07, 2015)

Quantity


Atlantic City NJ - October 22 & 23, 2015

Golden Nugget
1 Castle Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(800) 777-8477
Rooms @ $69/night
Group Code: AEE15

$225.00 ($275.00 after September 22, 2015)

Quantity


Acute Care Skills Seminar

## Speaker: Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio RN, PhD Approved for 14 Contact Hours! ##DAY 1 TOPICS HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING * Clinical significance of abnormal and normal hemodynamic waveforms of A, C & V waves * Alterations in PAP, PAWP associated with specific diseases * Obtaining accurate readings, errors/variations in techniques * Troubleshooting causes of dampening, overwedging and catheter whip * How PEEP affects wedge pressures and calculations to obtain accurate PAWP readings 12 LEAD EKG INTERPRETATION * Reading a 12 Lead EKG by using an easy systematic approach * Recognizing location of cardiac muscle injury in specific leads * Determining Axis deviation utilizing a “2 Lead Approach” * Anticipating complications specific for Inferior, Anterior, Septal and Lateral wall infarctions ##DAY 2– TOPICS IV THERAPY * Parenteral solutions and their indications, complications & applications NEUROLOGICAL ASSESSMENT * How to do a quick neurological assessment & what the findings indicate Glasgow Coma Scale and interventions to decrease ICP ABG INTERPRETATION * ABG Interpretation made EZ – A two step approach * Review of etiologies of acid-base imbalances, symptoms and treatments CHEST AUSCULTATION * Differentiating normal and abnormal breath sounds & significance * Anatomy of heart murmurs, causes and identification MAKING A MILLION IN NURSING * Great ending session to a fabulous program! Lots of ideas for starting a business and how to do it! Hear all about the opportunities available & become a Nurse Entrepreneur!

DATES AND LOCATIONS

Mastering Hemodynamic Monitoring & 12 Lead EKG Interpretation

## Approved for 7 Contact Hours

You will be an expert in Hemodynamic Waveform Readings & 12 Lead EKG Interpretation! You will return to your clinical setting with a more complete understanding in identifying 12 Lead EKG & interpreting abnormal waveform configurations!

The Morning Session focuses on Hemodynamic Monitoring Concentration will be on how to use and interpret hemodynamic data and waveforms in combination with vital signs, EKG changes, and patient assessment findings.

* Clinical significance of abnormal & normal hemodynamic waveforms A, C & V waves
* Alteration in PAP, PCWP, PAWP, PAOP associated with diseases.
* Obtaining accurate readings - errors/variations in techniques.
* Troubleshooting - causes of damping, over-wedging, and catheter whip.
* How PEEP affects wedge pressures & calculations to obtain accurate readings.

The Afternoon Session focuses on 12 Lead EKG Interpretation Reading a normal EKG, how to identify patterns of ischemia, injury, and infarction. . . identification of the location of infarction as well as complications of specific infarctions and nursing interventions.

* Read a 12 Lead EKG EASILY by using a systematic approach.
* Recognize location of cardiac muscle injury seen in specific leads.
* Determine axis deviation utilizing a “2 Lead Approach”
* Anticipate complications specific for Inferior, Anterior, Septal, and Lateral wall infarctions.


DATES AND LOCATIONS

Twelve-Lead EKG Interpretation Made EZ

## Approved for 7 Contact Hours!

During this most entertaining seminar, you will learn to read 12 lead EKG’s for ischemia, injury and necrosis. Anterior, Septal, Lateral, Inferior & Posterior wall infarctions & specific complications seen in patients will be covered. You will also learn how to differentiate ectopy from aberrancy, SVT with blocks vs. PVC’s.

This course is appropriate for nurses working in CCU, ER, Telemetry, Critical Care and Med-Surg. Also, a great course for EMT’s & Paramedics. Your fee includes lunch.

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

* Read a 12 Lead EKG EASILY by using a systematic approach.
* Recognize location of cardiac muscle injury seen in specific leads.
* Determine axis deviations utilizing a “2 Lead Approach”
* Read right and left bundle branch blocks.
* Anticipate specific complications for Inferior, Anterior, Septal, and Lateral wall infarctions.
* Intervene appropriately when complications arise in patients with acute MI’s.
* How to differentiate aberrancy from ectopy.
* Identifying abberant ventricular conduction (right and left bundle branch blocks)

## Topics Include:

12 Lead EKG Interpertation 
Reading a normal EKG, how to identify patterns of ischemia, injury and infarction… Identification of the location of infarction as well as complications of specific infarctions and nursing interventions.

Differentiating Ectopy From Aberrancy 
Recognizing QRS changes in V1 with RBBB & LBBB… Differentiating aberrancy from ectopy, how to recognize SVT with a block from Ventricular Tachycardia.

## Course time is 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


DATES AND LOCATIONS

Enhancing Your Critical Care Skills

## Day One Topics: 8:30 am-3:30 pm ## Approved for 8 Contact Hours! 12 Lead EKG Interpretation: Reading a normal EKG, how to identify patterns of ischemia, injury and infarction... Identification of the location of infarction as well as complications of specific infarctions and nursing interventions. Differentiating Ectopy from Aberrancy: Recognizing QRS changes in V1 with RBBB & LBBB... Differentiating aberrancy from ectopy, how to recognize SVT with a block from Ventricular Tachycardia. ## Day Two Topics: 8:30am-3:30pm ## Approved for 8 Contact Hours! IV Therapy: Overview of the different parenteral solutions and their indications. Understanding the complications of specific solutions and the particular solutions to give to specific patient conditions. ABG Interpretation: A systematic approach to ABG analysis. A review of the common acid-base imbalances, symptomatology and treatment modalities. Neurological Assessment: How to perform a quick neurological assessment. Understanding what the clinical findings indicate in terms of your patient's increasing intracranial pressure. What to do and what not to do in patients with increased ICP. Breath Sounds, Heart Sounds and Heart Murmurs: Differentiation of normal and abnormal breath and heart sounds. An in-depth presentation of anatomy of a murmur... Monitoring breath and heart sounds as indicators of patient progress. Endocrine Emergencies: This session will cover the pathophysiology and the nursing management of patients with endocrine emergencies. A review of: DKA, SIADH, HHNK, DI, Adrenal insufficiency, myxedema coma and thyroid storm will be presented. This Seminar is available on Audio Cassettes $59.95 per day plus $5.00 S/H (8 Contact Hours)

DATES AND LOCATIONS

Critical Care Essentials

## Clinical Skills for Advanced Practice ## Approved for 7 contact hours! Hemodynamic Monitoring and ACLS Prep Preview: Seminar content is packed with life-saving information that will help you improve your patient's survival. Case studies will be used to demonstrate independent judgments and rapid intervention. Throughout the morning session, concentration will be on how to use hemodynamic data in combination with vital signs, EKG changes and patient assessment findings. Interesting patient case scenarios will enable you to "put it all together" integrating hemodynamic knowledge into your clinical practice! Topics Include: * Clinical significance of abnormal hemodynamic waveforms * Alternation in PAP, PCWP, PAWP, PAOP associated with disease * Effects of pharmacological therapy on hemodynamic pressure readings * Obtaining accurate readings - errors / variations in techniques * Troubleshooting - causes of damping, over wedging and catheter whip The AFTERNOON SESSION will focus on the new AHA guidelines and algorithms in a new systematic ACLS approach using critical actions for ACLS providers. The essentials of ACLS, challenging case scenarios, review of additions and new changes, new drugs will enable the nurse to understand each algorithm for: * Ventricular Fibrillation * Pulseless Ventricular Tachycardia * Asystole * Pulseless Electrical Activity * Bradycardia * Tachycardia - Narrow/Wide Complex ## Seminar Registration: 7:30 a.m. Seminar Time: 8:30 - 3:30 p.m.

DATES AND LOCATIONS

CEN Review

## Approved For 7 Contact Hours! This is an INTENSE, FAST-PACED, one-day comprehensive review of Emergency Nursing designed for those nurses preparing to take the CEN Certification Examination, as well as for those nurses interested in updating, enhancing and expanding their knowledge base in clinical emergency settings as well as acute care units. This course will review important content areas which have consistently appeared on exams in previous years. Sample questions will be analyzed in order to strengthen your ability to answer questions correctly. This course will improve your performance on the CEN exam! Topics Include: Cardiovascular Emergencies: Shock, Myocardial Infarction, Hypertensive Crisis, Congestive Heart Failure, Cardiac Trauma. Neurological Emergencies: Neurological Assessment, Increased Intracranial Pressure, Cerebral Hemorrhage, Head Trauma. Gastrointestinal Emergencies: Pancreatitis, GI Bleeding, Abdominal Trauma. Respiratory Emergencies: Respiratory Assessment, Pulmonary Embolism, Acute Respiratory Failure, Tension Pneumothorax, Status Asthmaticus, Respiratory Trauma. General Emergencies: Gynecological, Poisonings, Burns, Compartment Syndrome. Alterations: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid Base Alterations. Trauma: Facial trauma, multiple trauma. ## Seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.
The CEN Review Course is also available at the
Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Symposium

Mohegan Sun (CT) - April 19 & 20, 2011
Trump Marina (NJ) - October 5 & 6, 2011

DATES AND LOCATIONS

Schedule Dr Vonfrolio For In-House Presentations

Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio, RN, PhD, is available for in-house presentations for hospital and associations. Below is a list of her topics.  She can tailor any seminar to meet your organizational needs and time restraints. Her calendar is filling up fast, so if you or your organization is interested in having Dr. Vonfrolio perform one of her dynamic seminars please call Stephanie Carrasco at (800) 331-6534 Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EST. Ms. Carrasco will help you plan a wonderful program which meets your goals and objectives.

Current Schedule Of Available Private Seminars

***

## CLIENT LIST

North Central Planning Development Center, Ridgeway, PA  •   AACN, Chambersburg, PA

Specialty Education, Las Vegas, NV  •   Calvert Memorial Hospital, Prince Frederick, MD

Benefis Health Care, Great Falls, MT  •   Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, DC

Frances M. Deaconess Hospital, Glasgow, MT  •   Rhode Island Hospital, Warwick, RI

Regional Medical Center, Hudson, FL  •   Columbia Regional Hospital, Columbia, MO

Palma Medical Center, Escondido, CA  •   Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

Earle Educational Enterprises, Charlotte, NC  •   NWCA AACN, Arlington Heights, IL

AACN Central Ohio Chapter, Columbus, OH  •   Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Pougkeepsie, NY  •   ENA Chapter, Sarasota, FL

Longwood Regional Medical Center, Fort Pierce, FL  •   US Airforce, Suitland, MD

VA Medical Center, Grand Junction, CO  •   University Hospital, Staten Island, NY

Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA  •   JPS Hospital, Fort Worth, TX

Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman, MT  •   PASNAP, Philadelphia, PA

Arizona Peri Anesthesia Nurses, Tucson, AZ  •   AACN, Chambersburg, PA

St. Vincent’s Healthcare, Billings, MT  •   Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

HCA Reston Hospital, Reston, VA  •   Unity Health System, Rochester, NY

Crozier Chester, Upland, PA  •   MA Nurses Association, Framingham, MA

Wyoming Medical Center, Caper, WY  •   Washington ENA, Spokane, WA

Foccus Publications, Nashville, TN  •   University Hospital, Syracuse, NY

Genesis Hospital, Zanesville, OH  •   AACN Chapter, Seven Springs. PA

Frankfort Regional Medical Center, Frankfort, KY  •   AACN, Houston, TX

St. Joseph Hospital, Marshfield, WI  •   St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, WI

1199 Training, Staten Island, NY  •   University of Medicine, Newark, NJ

AACN, Holbrook, NY  •   Mission Regional Medical Center, Mission, TX

Washington ENA, Bellingham, WA  •   WCAHEC, Grand Junction, CO

St. Patrick’s Hospital, Missoula, MT  •   Suny University, Syracuse, NY

Florida Medical Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL  •   AACN, Seattle, WA

Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY  •   Lima Memorial, Lima, OH

Baptist Hospital, Pensacola, FL  •   Union Hospital, Union, NJ

Adara Healthcare, Altoona, PA  •   St. Vincents, Cleveland, OH

St. Joseph’s Health System, Lexington, KY

***

## PRESENTATIONS

## ENHANCING YOUR CRITICAL CARE SKILLS

**One Or Two Days**

This seminar is designed to provide acute care nurses who work in all types of adult critical care units and step-down units with an in-depth knowledge and clinical decision making and assessment skills related to a variety of challenging topics. Emphasis will be placed on assessment parameters and advanced interventions and strategies.

**Day One**

12 Lead EKG Interpretation: Reading a normal EKG, identifying patterns of ischemia, injury and infarction . . . identification of the location of infarction as well as complications of specific infarctions and nursing interventions.

Differentiating Ectopy From Aberrancy: Recognizing QRS changes in V1 with RBBB & LBBB . . . Differentiating aberrancy from ectopy, recognizing SVT with a block from Ventricular Tachycardia.

**Day Two**

IV Therapy: Overview of the different parenteral solutions and their indications. Understanding the complication of specific solutions and the particular solutions to give to specific patient conditions.

Endocrine Emergencies: This session will cover the pathophysiology and the nursing management of patients with an endocrine emergency. A review of: DKA, HHNK, SIADH, DI, adrenal insufficiency, myxedema coma and thyroid storm will be presented.

Breath Sounds, Heart Sounds And Heart Murmurs: Differentiation of normal and abnormal breath and heart sounds. An in-depth presentation of an anatomy of a murmur . . . Monitoring breath and heart sounds as indicators of patient progress.

Neurological Assessment: How to perform a quick neurological assessment. Understanding what the clinical findings indicate in terms of your patient’s prognosis. Nursing interventions for decreasing you patient’s intracranial pressure,who to do, what not to do.

ABG Interpretation: A quick and easy way, a two-step approach for ABG interpretation with be presented.

***

## CRITICAL CARE ESSENTIALS: CLINICAL SKILLS FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE

**One Day Course**

The focus is Hemodynamic Monitoring and ACLS Prep Review. Seminar content is packed with life-saving information that will help you improve your patient’s survival. Case studies will be used to demonstrate independent judgments and rapid interventions.

***

## MASTERING HEMODYNAMIC MONITORING & 12 LEAD EKG INTERPRETATION

**One Day Course**

Concentration will be on how to use and interpret hemodynamic data and waveforms in combination with vital signs, EKG changes, and patient assessment findings. Reading a normal EKG, how to identify patterns of ischemia, injury, and infarction . . . identification of the location of infarction as well as complications of specific infarctions and nursing interventions. Differentiating ectopy from aberrancy will also be covered.

***

## CEN REVIEW COURSE

**One Day Course**

This is an intense, fact-paced, one day comprehensive review of Emergency Nursing designed for those nurses preparing to take the CEN Certification Examination, as well as for those nurses interested in updating, enhancing their knowledge base in emergency nursing.

***

## CCRN REVIEW COURSE

**Two Day Course**

This two day course prepares nurses interested in taking the CCRN examination as well as those nurses interested in updating and reviewing their critical care knowledge. The following systems are covered:  cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, hemotology, neurological, gastrointestinal, and renal.

***

## KEYNOTE SPEECHES

**Condition Critical: What Nurses Need, What Nurses Want**
1 hour 15 minutes

This keynote will fire everyone up!  Discussion topics include short staffing, dissatisfied nurses, poor nurse patient ratio’s, mandatory overtime, inadequate benefit and retirement packages.  Other topics covered include: Unionization, Magnet Status, Media and Nursing, Nursing Corporations, and the most important, solutions for professional rights and responsibilities.  Get ready for a presentation that will make some audience members…uncomfortable, but the majority - glad to be a nurse! 

**THE NURSE ENTREPRENEUR: BUSINESS IDEAS FOR NURSING! . . . OR . . . HOW TO MAKE A MILLION IN NURSING!**
1 hour and 30 minutes.

Want to start a business, but not sure what kind? This nurse entrepreneur of four companies will give you ideas and will explain all the “how to’s” of starting a business. Great ideas and suggestions are presented. Opportunities abound for the nursing profession!


**25 STUPID THINGS NURSES DO TO SELF DESTRUCT**
1 hour and 30 minutes.

The title says it all. This presentation is NOT intended for those nurses that work and live in denial. It’s time to stop howling (everyone is ignoring us anyway), rise up off our haunches and create an environment that no longer wounds us! Gain an awareness of those things we do as nurses that causes us to self- destruct.

***


## PRIVATE SEMINARS AVAILABLE

**You must call the contact person directly to register for the seminars below.**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***

2015 DATES


***

March 25 & 26, 2015 Honolulu, HI

CCRN Review
Contact: Julie Gamboa at the AACN Hawaiian Chapter
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

***

May 8, 2015 San Diego, CA

CEN Review
Contact: Susan Etrata at Platnum Healthcare
(619) 216-0425 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

***

May 28, 2015 Livingston, NJ

CEN Review
Contact: Rose Saporito at St. Barnabas Medical Center
(973) 322-8403

***

August 6 & 7, 2015 Webster, TX

CCRN Review
Contact: Lydia Butcher BSN, RN at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

***


DATES AND LOCATIONS