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 a resus10 episode and discover real-world tips and techniques that could help your team make a lifesaving difference.
- Episode 20: Scoop and Run vs. Stay and Play
- Episode 21: After the OD – Cardiac Arrest and Opioid Abuse
- Episode 22: All About Emergency Airway Management
- Episode 23: On the Pulse of Emergency Medicine
- Episode 24: Between the Lines – Interview with Mike McEvoy, PhD, NRP, CCRN, JEMS Executive Editor
- Episode 25: A question of bias
- Episode 26: EMS on the edge of Alaska
- Episode 27: Analyze this: Avoid analysis paralysis
This podcast is produced by Stryker.
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.
March 18, 2020
12 PM ET; 11 AM CT; 9 AM PT
Capnography provides continuous, dynamic assessment of the ventilatory status of patients. This modality can be a helpful monitoring adjunct as a marker of ventilation in patients with ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) matching. Historically, the challenge in interpretation of capnography values has been in patients experiencing V/Q mismatch, specifically patients with pneumonia, ARDS, pulmonary embolism, low cardiac output states and cardiac arrest. This webinar will provide various challenging clinical situations and how capnography can be interpreted and applied to improve outcomes.
On Demand Webinars
- What’s New in Cardiac Resuscitation: AHA Guidelines for ACLS and BLS
- Improving Cardiac Resuscitation: Why High Quality CPR Matters
- Recurrent Ventricular Fibrillation: New Strategies for Challenging Patients
- Capnography: It’s more than ventilation
- My Patient was Resuscitated, Now What?
- eCPR – Mechanical CPR, ECMO and PCI…Oh My!
- Practice Makes Perfect: Implementing Mock Codes in Hospitals
- What Top Performing Hospitals Do to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival
- The ABCs & CABs of Resuscitation: Are we causing harm with assisted breathing and ventilation techniques?
- When Edison is the Medicine: Tips for Defibrillation, Cardioversion and Pacing!
- What’s New and Exciting in Resuscitation: Cutting Edge Innovations
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.
On Demand Webinar
Supported by HealthStream
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.
On Demand Webinar
*Registration required for on demand viewing Supported by Medtronic
Nicole Kupchik’s Blog
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