“A long day’s journey into life.” Using Prediction Methodologies to Prevent Decompensation and Death

Barbara A. McLean, MN, RN, CCRN, CCNS-BC, NP-BC, FCCM

                        

Description:

Early detection of clinical deterioration and timely escalation are critical for improving patient safety and preventing subsequent events in hospitals/acute care settings. Based on two patient case studies, this webinar will take you on the clinical journey of spiraling decompensation towards the final possible destination, death. Using evidence-based strategies to guide monitoring and intervention, this presentation will emphasize astute awareness and valuable notification using a focused algorithm and

 

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify strategies for effective clinical monitoring

  2. Relate human factors and machine learning to a predictive methodology

  3. Discuss application of early warning, rapid response and improving patient outcome

 

 

Crohn's Disease:Diagnosis, Treatment, and Monitoring

Bincy P. Abraham, MD, MS, AGAF, FACG

                        

Description:

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by inflammation at any point from the mouth to the rectum. This webinar will discuss the pathways to diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of both suspected and known Crohn’s disease of the small bowel and colon, utilizing society guidelines and new evidence-based clinical data.  Steps to determining a diagnosis, staging, diagnostic testing modalities, treatment pathways and evaluation of mucosal healing in response to treatment using scoring test and imaging modalities will be covered.

 

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define the differences between Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis

  2. List the steps to diagnosis and staging of Crohn's disease

  3. Identify the predictors of severe disease, and methods in evaluating disease status 

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Diagnostic Paradigms

Dustin Carlson, MD, MSCI

 

Description:

Given the high prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and the various complications which can result from inadequate treatment, it is important for practitioners to have a proper understanding of the current approach to its diagnosis and management. This webinar  presented by a leading expert in GI disorders, will provide an update of the current diagnostic paradigms  for GERD  including, esophageal pH testing and interpretation, motility testing, and patient management.    

 

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define what is GERD and its mechanisms

  2. Discuss esophageal pH testing and the interpretation of the data

  3. Discuss motility testing in GERD

Monitoring Regional Oxygen Saturation: Assessing the Value of NIRS in Clinical Practice

Jeffrey A. Green, MD MSHA FASA

Description:

Conventional cardiovascular monitoring may not detect tissue hypoxia, and conventional cardiovascular support aiming at global hemodynamics may not restore tissue oxygenation.  This webinar will review the use of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy Systems (NIRS) to detect cerebral desaturation and how guided detection and correction of cerebral desaturation may assist clinicians in reducing the perioperative incidence and depth of cerebral desaturation and improving postoperative outcomes in the cardiovascular surgery.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Define what is GERD and its mechanisms

  2. Discuss esophageal pH testing and the interpretation of the data

  3. Discuss motility testing in GERD 

Derivation and Validation of a Novel Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression Risk Prediction Tool

Ashish K. Khanna, MD, FCCP, FCCM, 

Carla Jungquist, NP, DNP

Description:

Opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD), a form of respiratory compromise, is one of the leading avoidable patient safety issues. Respiratory compromise increases morbidity and mortality as well hospital inpatient costs. This presentation will discuss the results of a recent, multi-center study (PRODIGY, a Medtronic-sponsored study), which was designed to identify people at high risk for OIRD. Results showed that more than 40% of patients on the general care floor experienced OIRD. The investigators will share an easy-to use risk prediction tool they developed to identify patients at high risk that can lead to earlier interventions.

 

Learning Objectives:

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

1. Describe implementation strategy for continuous respiratory monitoring 

2. Discuss the challenges associated with predicting respiratory compromise postoperatively

3. Recognize patients at risk for respiratory compromise

Continuing Education for Physicians, Nurses, and Respiratory Therapists

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of SynAptiv and Saxe Healthcare Communications. SynAptiv is accredited by ACCME for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care. This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider Saxe Healthcare Communications approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.

 

Support for this educational activity from Medtronic