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WOCN Continuing Education

Turning the Hemodynamically Unstable Patient in the ICU

Jun 25, 2014 8:00am ‐ Jun 25, 2014 9:00am

Expiration Date: Apr 28, 2021

Credits: None available.

Standard: $25.00
Members: $0.00


Release Date: 4/28/2015

Expiration Date: 4/28/2021

Credit Information:
Nurses – ANCC and CBRN Accreditation Statements

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 15115.

DISCLAIMER: Accreditation refers to educational content only and does not imply ANCC, CBRN or WOCN Society endorsement of any commercial product or service.

Target Audience: RN, Nurse Practitioners, Health Care Professionals who work with WOC patients.

To Receive Credit:

  1. Complete the activity in its entirety.
  2. Complete/submit the posttest and evaluation.
  3. Receive a passing score of 70% or more to receive credit.
  4. Print out your certificate and/or save to your computer. It will also be saved to your CEC account.

Program Overview:
This session will explore turning and repositioning thehemodynamically unstable adult and pediatric patient in the intensive care unit. Specifically, the panel will described the difference between expected changes in hemodynamic status based upon medications and medical condition and those which define the patient as truly too unstable to turn. Finally, the speakers will discuss techniques to safely turn patients in the ICU.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this educational program, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe proper techniques for turning unstable patients including interventions for those patients who cannot be turned.
  2. Assess recovery to baseline expectations for hemodynamic instability influenced by gravity and patient condition.
  3. Evaluate techniques for positioning the unstable pediatric patient without compromising ABCs.

C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, ET, CWOCN; Rajiv Malhotra, DO, MS, FCCP; Ann Marie Nie, MSN, CNP, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Jill Cox, PhD, RN, APN-C, CWOCN; Patricia Slachta, ACNS-BC, CWOCN; and Shawneen M. Schmitt, RN, MSN, MS, CWOCN, CFCN, FACCWS, have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest with commercial interests related directly or indirectly to this educational activity.

Any potential conflict of interest has been vetted according to policy and the determination was made that no conflict existed. The following have disclosed a potential conflict of interest:
C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, ET, CWOCN, Speakers Bureau: Molnlycke & Medline, Consultant: Molnlycke & Medline, Honorarium Supported Symposia - Hollister

Commercial Support or Non-Commercial Sponsorship:
There is no commercial support or non-commercial sponsorship for this activity.


  • C. Tod Brindle, MSN, RN, CWOCN, CLIN IV, Nurse Clinician, VCU Medical Center Wound Care Team, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
  • Mrs. Ann M. Nie, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CWOCN, Skin Integrity Nurse Practitioner, Children's Minnesota
  • Rajiv Maholtra, DO, MS, FCCP
Category: Wound


  • 1.04 - Contact Hours
  • 0.00 - Pharmacology

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