ARDS Patients Surviving and Thriving: Early Application of the Evidence Matters

Kathleen Vollman

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Lecture overview

There is no magic bullet that will reduce the mortality rate of ARDS patients. It is the early and consistent applications of evidence-based supportive therapies that result in improved short and long-term outcomes. It takes all our knowledge and skill to ensure the ARDS patient not only survives but is able to return to a meaningful life as soon as possible.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this webinar, the attendee will be able to:
1. Identify strategies for early recognition of the ARDS patient and explain the pathophysiologic manifestations seen in ARDS.
2. Apply the 8 P’s of supportive evidence-based care practices for ARDS patients by means of a user-friendly structure.
3. Summarize future interventions that demonstrate an impact on both short- and long-term outcomes for the ARDS patient

This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour, 1 CPD Hour, and 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

 

Additional CME Info

Release Date: February 1, 2020, Termination Date: January 31, 2023

Accreditation: 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 EB Medicine and Continulus. EB Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: EB Medicine designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per lecture. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Commercial Support: This activity received no commercial support.

Earning Credit: In order to earn CME credit, the participant must take the pre-test, listen to the lecture, take the CME post-test, and complete the post-test evaluation.

Duration 1 hour(s).

Lecture speaker

Kathleen Vollman
MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN

Ms Vollman is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Educator and Consultant.  She has published & lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of pulmonary, critical care, prevention of health care acquired injuries, work culture and sepsis recognition & management.  From 1989 to 2003 she functioned in the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Medical ICU’s at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit Michigan.  Currently her company, ADVANCING NURSING LLC, is focused on creating empowered work environments for nurses through the acquisition of greater skills and knowledge. Ms. Vollman is a subject matter expert for prevention of CAUTI, CLABSI and HAPI as well as sepsis recognition/management and the culture of safety for American Hospital Association and the Michigan Hospital Association.  In 2004, Kathleen was inducted into the College of Critical Care Medicine, in 2009 she was inducted into the American Academy of Nurses. In 2012, Ms Vollman was appointed to serve as an honorary ambassador to the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses and is currently the financial director.

 

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