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All states (with the exception of Hawaii) recognize our courses for accredited continuing nursing education, CNE, contact hours.
This course is accredited by the following boards:
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
Provider approved by the Arkansas, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia , South Carolina, West Virginia and New Mexico through CE Broker, CE Provider #: 50-13256. 
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Post-Cardiac Arrest Care in the ICU

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Cost: $10.00
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Post-Cardiac Arrest Care in the ICU
This course is designed for nurses who may treat post-cardiac arrest patients in the ICU. The nurse learner will become knowledgeable on the skills to assess, care for, and intervene on behalf of post-cardiac arrest patients in the ICU. The course will address the American Heart Association algorithm for post-cardiac arrest care. It will identify the purpose and goals for targeted temperature management. The Nurse will learn how to conduct a neurologic examination in post-cardiac arrest patients. The Nurse will learn how they can play a role in preventing arrest recurrence and recognize the use of appropriate vasopressors as well as anti – dysrhythmic agents for post -cardiac arrest patients. 


Objectives


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:
  • Recall the American Heart Association algorithm for post-cardiac arrest care.
  • Identify the purpose and goals for targeted temperature management.
  • Discuss how to conduct neurologic examinations in post-cardiac arrest patients.
  • Describe how ICU nurses can play a role in preventing arrest recurrence.
  • Recognize the use of appropriate vasopressors and anti-dysrhythmic agents for post-cardiac arrest patients.

Curriculum


Chapter 1 - Introduction and Overview of Cardiac Arrest

Incidence: In-Hospital/Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac Arrest in Brief
Vignette: Post Cardiac Arrest Care

Chapter 2 - American Heart Association Algorithm

Optimizes Ventilation
Treat Hypotension
Consider Induced Hypothermia

Chapter 3 - Targeted Temperature Management/Induced Hypothermia

Historical Background
Purposes and Goals
Resources for ICU Nurses Regarding Other Facility's Protocols
Recent Changes to AHA Recommendations
Monitoring the Targeted Temperature Patient
Did You Know?

Chapter 4 - Neurologic Examinations

Suggested Baseline Examinations
Assessment of Brain Injury
Seizures/Jerking
Illness Severity Scores

Chapter 5 - Preventing Arrest Recurrence

Incidence
Assessments
Vasopressors/Anti-Arrhythmic Agents
Evidence-Based Tip

Chapter 6 - References

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