Program Description: 


Accreditation Statement:  The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:  The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.00 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Nurse Practitioner Accreditation Statement:  The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse Practitioner continuing education.  Provider Number: 150930.

Nurse Practitioner Credit Designation Statement:  Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners: AANP Provider Number 150930.  This program has been approved for 1.00 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.0 hours of pharmacology).

Note: Sessions applicable for pharmacology credit will indicate pharmacology hours available for NPs.

Participant must attend entire session and complete a program evaluation to earn CE credit.

Target audience: 

Advanced Practice Providers

Learning objectives: 

The learning objectives for this presentation are:

  • Brief history and unpack rapid response
  • Review key factors contributing to decompensation
  • How to recognize these events and intervene
  • Analyze each key factor and intervention, review the evidence-based data and best practice supporting these
  • Case studies (3) of patients for review and active discussion
  • Identify targeted communication
  • Specific details to convey



Faculty & credentials: 

Speaker: Pamela Souders, APNP

Title: "Recognizing Acutely Decompensating Patients"

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following persons:

Karla Zilinski, APNPHerzing UniversityPlanning Committee
Julie Raaum , DNPGilead SciencesPlanning Committee
Amber Essenmacher, PA-CIncyte CorporationPlanning Committee


Faculty & Credentials: Planning Committee: 

Amber Essenmacher, PA-C, Education Director, Ann Carlin, APNP, Lindsey Cushman, PA-C, Angelia Espinal, APNP, Emily Klar, PA-C, Emily Lemke, APNP, Adrienne Markiewicz, APNP,  Jennifer McMahon, APNP, MaryAnn Moon, APNP, Julie Raaum, DNP,  Molly Robischon, PA-C, Pam Souders, APNP, Stephanie Stroud, APNP,  Katie Wollak, PA-C,  Lana Zaharova, DNP, Ann Zechlinski, Pharmacy manager FH Inpatient,  Karla Zilinski, APNP and content expert: Pamela Souders, APNP




Amanda Gross
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-0280

The purpose of APP Critical Care Lecture Series is to enhance the ability of PAs and APNs to recognize, diagnose and manage common medical conditions across the continuum of presentation in the critical care setting to exacerbation of these conditions requiring management in an acute care setting.

The learning objectives for this presentation are:

  • Identify predictors of fluid responsiveness in hemodynamically unstable patients with signs of inadequate organ perfusion
  • Relationship b/t stroke volume & preload
  • Frank-Starling Curve
  • Determine the difference between static measurements and dynamic tests
  • Statistic Measurements
  • Dynamic Tests
  • Recognize the limitations of each technique used to assess intravascular volume in critically ill patients
  • Apply predictors of fluid responsiveness to case studies

Speaker: Pamela Souders, APNP

Title: "Recognizing Acutely Decompensating Patients"



Session date: 
12/17/2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm CST
Webex Virtual Format
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
  • 1.00 NP Contact Hours

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