The Institute for Safe Medical Practices found that 70% of patients who suffered cardiopulmonary arrest complained of “anxiety” in the eight hours before their arrest. What was assessed as “anxiety” was probably early signs of respiratory distress that was misinterpreted as anxiety. When fluid fills the alveolar-capillary membrane, it causes subjective dyspnea and a subtle increase in respiratory rate that can be misinterpreted as anxiety. When nurses properly assess and treat subtle signs complications can be prevented and mortality can be decreased.
In this one-hour web-based seminar (webinar), you will learn about the 10 Subtle Signs and how to incorporate them into your assessment quickly and easily. The focus will be on rapid assessment of the subtle signs, prompt intervention, and prevention of complications.
10 Subtle Signs You Must Recognize to Prevent Complications is presented by David W. Woodruff, MSN, RN-BC, CNS, CMSRN, CEN, a nationally recognized nursing expert, education coach, and author. David makes understanding easy, and is the author of “101 Tips to Improve Your Nursing Care.”
Recorded December 5, 2011
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