Improving outcomes from cardiac arrest

Nicole Kupchik

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Lecture overview

Outcomes from in-hospital cardiac arrest remain dismal, about 25%.  Preventing an arrest is the ultimate goal for hospitalized patients.  However, this is not always possible & understanding the components of resuscitation that make a difference should be the focus.  This webinar will focus on the top 5 things to focus on in cardiac arrest: high-performance CPR, early & effective defibrillation, feedback to teams & team training and post-arrest temperature control.  Incorporating these components will likely increase the patient’s chance of survival.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this lecture, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Discuss the components of high-performance CPR
  2. Describe the techniques for rapid, effective defibrillation
  3. Discuss CPR feedback and team training
  4. Discuss targeted temperature management and post-arrest haemodynamic management

This lecture is equal to 1 CE Contact Hour and 1 CPD Hour 

Duration 60 mins.

Lecture speaker

Nicole Kupchik

Nicole Kupchik has practiced as a Critical Care nurse for over 25 years.   She obtained her Nursing Degree from Purdue University in 1993 and a Master of Nursing from the University of Washington in 2008 with a specialty as a Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Nicole is a well-recognized national & international speaker on several emergency & critical care topics.  She has taught CCRN & PCCN Certification review courses for over 12 years.  She has had a very productive career which has included numerous publications, launching a Sepsis & Hypothermia program as well as Quality Improvement in Resuscitation and being the host of a Resuscitation podcast & YouTube show.

In January of 2017, Nicole published 4 books – Ace the CCRN:  You can do it! & Ace the PCCN:  You can do it Study Guides as well as Practice question books for each exam.  In 2018 she published “Ace the CMC: You Can Do It!” Study Guide for the Cardiac Medicine Certification & this year published “Ace the CSC:  You Can Do It!”.

She has won numerous national awards including “Nurse of the Year” for Advancing the Nursing Profession by the March of Dimes. In 2018, she was nominated for the Sepsis Alliance “Sepsis Hero” Award for her extensive work in educating healthcare professionals about Sepsis.