Intra-Hospital Transport of Critically Ill Patients: How to Keep Them Safe
Sheila Whalen, DNP, RN-BC
Clinical Integration Program Manager
Rush University Medical Center
Transporting a critically ill patient within the hospital is common because of the need for advanced diagnostics and procedures. There are potential challenges associated with intra-hospital transport and patient safety is of the utmost importance. The standard for intra-hospital transport is to provide the same level of care requiring connected physiological monitoring as within the ICU. This webinar will identify the risks and provide a workable framework to ensure patient safety. Strategies include stakeholder engagement, benefits of standardization, wireless assessment and testing to ensure alarms, trends and waveform will continue be tracked and integrated. The webinar will explore the current literature along with case studies to illustrate the challenges and best practices.
At the conclusion of this session, the learner should be able to:
Faculty Bio: Sheila Whalen, DNP, RN-BC
Dr. Whalen is currently the Clinical Integration Program Manager at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. In this capacity, she acts as the liaison between clinical operations, nursing and information systems for the acquisition and implementation of technology. Dr. Whalen is responsible for the optimizing of physiological monitoring systems including implementing new systems, recommending changes in workflow to improve the use of monitoring technology and determining where there are gaps in technology. She is involved in several professional organizations that promote the better use of technology including the taskforce leader for the National Coalition to Promote the Safe Use of Complex Healthcare Technology and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.
Continuing Education for Rts and Nurses
This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063.
This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032
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