Conference 2015 | Immediate Response: Essential Skills for Urgent Clinical Situations

Shoreline, WA US
October 20, 2015

Tuesday - October 20, 2015

This is your one-stop shop for the conference on Immediate Response. This is the place you will:

Who Should Attend This Conference? 
Nurses and other healthcare professionals who work in acute, sub-acute, ambulatory and community healthcare settings.

About This Conference: 
How quickly will you recognize a clinically urgent situation and how will you respond? In today’s healthcare environment, patients are more acutely ill than ever before and clinical emergencies can arise rapidly. Day one of this conference is an opportunity to improve your skills for meeting the needs of patients experiencing acute and potentially life-threatening conditions. Teaching methods for both days include lecture, interactive discussion and hands-on practice.

Course Brochure

See course brochure for topics, learning objectives and workshop agenda.
Brochure PDF

UWCNE Accreditation Information

► Special Discount for Attending Both Days

Participants receive a special discounted fee of $395 for attending both the Immediate Response Conference and the IV Infusion Workshop on Oct 21. For more information and registration, visit the course portal.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Identify signs and symptoms of cardiac, respiratory, neurologic and gastrointestinal emergencies and initiate early intervention measures.
  2. Learn the survival role of the subconscious mind and how it can increase or decrease pain.
  3. Discuss acute management of stroke.
  4. Describe the appropriate blood components to administer based on transfusion ratios and/or laboratory test results.
  5. Recognize respiratory distress in a pediatric patient.
  6. Describe essential components of nursing documentation in urgent clinical situations.
  7. Identify one self-care tool used to build resiliency in your work life.
  8. Review basic signs and symptoms of Ebola, MERS, and Sepsis infections.
  9. Define the electrolyte imbalances that occur with tumor lysis syndrome.
  10. Select the most appropriate peripheral I.V. catheter gauge size to facilitate maximum hemodilution of infusates, to reduce the risk of chemical phlebitis in patients.
  11. Learn to identify the signs of a glucose emergency.


  • Immediate Response to Cardiac and Respiratory Emergencies  
  • Accessing Powerful Inner Resources for Pain Management  
  • Neurologic Emergencies: Stroke  
  • Building Resiliency After a Traumatic Event
  • The Ups and Downs of Glucose Emergencies  
  • Managing Bleeding Emergencies: Massive Transfusion of Blood Products 
  • Recognition of the Pre-Arrest State in Children  
  • Airway, Breathing...Charting? Protecting Yourself in Urgent Situations
  • Infectious Emergencies: Ebola, MERS, Sepsis   
  • Oncologic Emergencies: Detection and Treatment of Tumor Lysis and Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone
  • IV Catheters: Gauging the Gauge...Which One to Choose?

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Conference Materials and Information



Sessions and Handouts (Link will open in a new window or tab.)

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Handouts will be available October 13, 2015.


Evaluation (Link will open in a new window or tab.)


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Day of Event
Recharging StationsPower stations are available in the registration area. Power is not available in the conference rooms.
Your battery will last longer if you put your device in airplane mode while attending a session.
WiFiFree WiFi is limited to public areas of the conference center. Download your handouts to your device before you go to a session. 
Food and ClothingBreakfast and lunch: We try to be sensitive to many common dietary restrictions in planning our complimentary food menu. However, if you have special dietary needs, please bring food items that will meet your individual nutritional requirements. For lunch, we generally serve salad and either fish or poultry with a few vegetarian options.
Temperature in rooms: Temperatures can fluctuate throughout the day. Please dress in layers.


Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 7.40 Contact hours
Event starts: 
10/20/2015 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
10/20/2015 - 4:50pm
Shoreline Conference Center
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
United States

Available Credit

  • 7.40 Contact hours


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