Announcing Two New Critical Care Webinars!

Blood Transfusions in the ICU: Are We Quietly Killing Our Patients?

By Lisa M. Soltis, APRN, MSN, CCRN-CSC, CCNS, FCCM

Blood management best practices promote the optimal use of blood products to enhance patient safety. Research shows that too often transfusions are ordered based on bias, habit, and individual provider decisions rather than physiological status and patient need. This session will discuss current practices related to blood management that will help you improve the safety and wellbeing of your patients.

SvO2 / ScvO2: The Other Piece of the Oxygenation Puzzle

By Eric A. Reyer, DNP, ACNP, CCNS

Early detection of poor tissue oxygenation can help clinicians initiate early goal-directed therapy (EGDT) in the treatment of severe sepsis and septic shock. In this webinar, Eric Reyer, DNP, ACNP, CCNS explores the history of the clinical measurement of oxygen delivery and consumption. This informative presentation guides you through each of the tissue oxygenation measurements — from SpO2, to SvO2, to ScvO2 — and explains causes and early interventions for identifiable conditions through an analysis of clinical case studies.