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COVID-19 Video Series

Back To The Basics: Caring For The Critically Ill

In support of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic, I have been in my home studio recording a series of free videos that focus on care for the critically ill. There are 6 videos that are 15 - 20 minutes long, covering the basics of mechanical ventilation for a patient that has respiratory failure.

These videos are targeted to nurses who work in low acuity critical care and non-ICU areas.

The video series includes:

resus10: Improving in-hospital cardiac resuscitations

Real Stories, Real Interviews! Are you a resuscitation team member who loves learning new things but doesn't have a lot of free time? resus10 fits the information you need into the time you have available. In each 10-minute episode, nurse, author, instructor and host, Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-CMC talks with critical care practitioners on how their teams work together to maximize cardiac resuscitation survival rates. Check out our resus10 episodes and discover real-world tips and techniques that could help your team make a lifesaving difference.

This podcast is produced by Stryker

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View Nicole's Webinars

Saving Lives: Improving Cardiac Resuscitation

These educational webinars, which are free and accredited, are designed to improve CPR quality through evidence-based strategies and solutions. The series highlight actionable information that can make a difference to all hospital team members involved in resuscitation, including nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians. Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, PCCN-CMC, CSC will be a featured speaker in each episode along with other industry leaders in the field.

Support for this educational series from Stryker

Overcoming the Fear of CPR: Ways to Improve High-Quality Resuscitation Training

Even trained healthcare professionals can lack confidence in their ability to deliver CPR, often resulting in fear or avoidance of Mock Codes. In this webinar we are joined by consultant and educator, Nicole Kupchik, who will share best practices for overcoming obstacles in resuscitation training to ensure your workforce is confident and capable in delivering high-quality CPR. The discussion will tackle pressing issues with pauses, chest compression fraction, defibrillation events, over-ventilation and more—equipping your organization for improved outcomes.

Supported by HealthStream. Wistia account required

Initiatives in Safe Patient Care

Early Warning Scoring (EWS) systems provide a commonly understood way to recognize the degree of deterioration in a patient’s status, and can ensure that every patient is seen at the right time by the right person. The EWS is based on the collection of a combination of vital signs including heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, blood pressure and body temperature. In this webinar, there will a discussion of the benefits, variations and strategies for overcoming barriers to successful implementation of EWS in hospitals.

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

  1. Discuss the purpose of early warning systems (EWS)
  2. Describe common reasons for clinical decompensation
  3. Discuss the benefits of EWS
  4. Identify barriers to implementation of EWS

Support for this educational activity from Medtronic

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