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Have you wondered – why am I doing a Car Seat Challenge on this baby? What is the purpose? Car Seat Challenges, aka angle tolerance testing, are an important diagnostic tool for low birth weight and premature infants but they must be performed correctly. This session will provide hospital staff with guidelines for developing and implementing protocols to monitor low birth weight and premature infants in car seats. Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Children’s Hospital Association, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids Worldwide will be presented and discussed to ensure that hospital staff are conducting angle tolerance testing according to best practice recommendations. Lecture and hands-on activities will create an opportunity for participants to identify gaps in their facility’s current practice, garner tools for process improvement and practice testing protocol recommendations.
Target Audience: Mother/Baby, Newborn Nursery and NICU staff OR staff that are interested in learning more about safe transportation recommendations for premature infants.
"Stop the Bleed" is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Bystanders can take simple steps to keep the injured person alive until appropriate medical care is available. There are some very simple actions anyone can take to help save a life.
Target Audience: Everyone
The course is designed to provide training to health care providers and suppliers in the achievement of the four core elements outlined in the September 2016 Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule.
Target Audience: Healthcare providers and suppliers
An electrocardiogram — abbreviated as EKG or ECG — is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. With each beat, an electrical impulse (or “wave”) travels through the heart. This wave causes the muscle to squeeze and pump blood from the heart.
An ECG gives two major kinds of information. First, by measuring time intervals on the ECG, a doctor can determine how long the electrical wave takes to pass through the heart. Finding out how long a wave takes to travel from one part of the heart to the next shows if the electrical activity is normal or slow, fast or irregular. Second, by measuring the amount of electrical activity passing through the heart muscle, a cardiologist may be able to find out if parts of the heart are too large or are overworked.
Target Audience: All scopes of practice
The TCCC-AC (TCCC for All Combatants) course is designed for non-medical military personnel and includes first responder skills appropriate for soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines.
Target Audience: All scopes of practice
The STN TOPIC course is taught to all members of the trauma system team who participate in the on-going assessment, evaluation and improvement of trauma care. The Society of Trauma Nurses has developed the " Trauma Outcomes and Performance Improvement Course" in response to the need for education and better understanding of the Performance Improvement process in trauma care. TOPIC focuses on the on-going assessment of the continuum of trauma care with a structured review of process and discussions of strategies to monitor trauma patient outcomes. The TOPIC course is taught in a one day interactive Modular Format, customized to best meet the needs of the individual trauma care provider participants who have varying levels of experience with trauma performance improvement.
Target Audience: Any nurse involved in trauma services or process improvement
The UT Health San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council for Trauma is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.