Nicole Kupchik

Author, Independent Clinical Nurse Specialist & Educator

Critical Care Consulting | Quality Improvement/Program Development | Critical Care Education | Certification Reviews

NICOLE KUPCHIK'S CHANNEL

Welcome! I look forward to bringing you short educational videos on various cutting edge critical care topics, updates, and innovations in the field of nursing!

Podcasts

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.

Available Episodes

This podcast is produced by Physio-Control, now part of Stryker.

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, PCCN-CMC, CSC will be a featured speaker in each episode along with other industry leaders in the field.

On Demand Webinars

Support for this educational series from Physio-Control.

Top 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Outcomes from Cardiac Arrest

This webinar will focus on essential bedside skills as well as system considerations to improve outcomes from cardiac arrest.  High performance CPR, effective defibrillation, feedback on performance, team training & post arrest care will be discussed.  In addition, cutting edge therapies such as mechanical CPR & ECMO will be presented as an option for patients with refractory ventricular fibrillation.

On Demand Webinar

Top 5 Things You Can Do to Improve Outcomes from Cardiac Arrest

Supported by attune medical

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

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

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

Early Warning Systems: Early Identification of the Deteriorating Patient

*Registration required for on demand viewing

Supported by Medtronic

Practice Makes Perfect: Implementing Mock Codes in Hospitals

Thursday, November 1, 2018  |  12:00 PM EST  |  11:00 AM CST  |  9:00 AM PST

Simulation-based medical education is an evolving field that allows trainees to practice skills, expand knowledge, and build self-confidence in a safe and controlled environment with no risk to patients.

Mock codes, as part of resuscitation simulation, play an important role in improving performance in cardiac arrest resuscitation events in hospitals. These simulation exercises/mock codes can be extremely valuable in evaluating team dynamics and performance, as well as increasing confidence and knowledge of its members, particularly since many healthcare professionals train independently and not as part of a team. This webinar will lay the groundwork for implementing mock codes in any facility.

On Demand Webinar

Practice Makes Perfect: Implementing Mock Codes in Hospitals

*Registration required for on demand viewing

Support for this educational activity from Physio-Control, now part of Stryker

Nicole Kupchik’s Blog

Building Skills and Confidence in CPR

This blog post is based on a recent webinar featuring Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-CMC, a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist who is also a well-respected, nationally and internationally-recognized speaker on a variety of emergency and...

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Changing Resuscitation Outcomes [Part 1]

This blog post is based on a webinar featuring Nicole Kupchik, MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN-CMC, a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist who is also a well-respected, nationally and internationally-recognized speaker on a variety of emergency and critical...

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Anion Gap in Diabetes Ketoacidosis

When I left the Cardiac-Surgical ICU to go to a Medical Cardiac ICU at a Level I Trauma center, it was a big change for me. It was a whole new regime of policies, protocols, and procedures.  And, it was a big chance for growth for me as a nurse. I remember one of the...

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Preload and Right Ventricular Infarct

Those of us that have worked in cardiac care have seen changes in the management of myocardial infarctions.  As we have changed our protocols and treatment regimens, we have drastically decreased mortality.  Much of this decrease in mortality has been attributed to...

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