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Resuscitation During a Pandemic:  Logistical Considerations


This program is approved for 1.0 Contact hour for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists. After watching the webinar, you may go to and register to take the test. Once you have successfully completed the test, you may print out your certificate immediately.



In-hospital cardiac arrest and resuscitation is complicated and challenging under normal circumstances. Add to the complexity a pandemic from a highly virulent contagion and a different approach is warranted. This webinar will provide logistical considerations including limiting people in the room, using Virtual ICUs/e-ICUs and limiting supply contamination. Guidelines published by the US Department of Defense and the American Heart Association specific to care of patients with COVID-19 who experience cardiac arrest will be discussed. Considerations around airway management, PPE, innovative ideas for limiting aerosolization during intubation and mechanical CPR will also be presented.


Learning Objectives.

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss logistical considerations of team response
  2. Discuss safety during intubation
  3. Describe modifications to consider to resuscitation response to minimize viral exposure


Faculty Bio:

Nicole Kupchik has practiced as a critical care nurse for over twenty years. In 2008, Nicole lead a team that implemented a formalized Sepsis program at Harborview Medical Center that led to a reduction in mortality, hospital length of stay and a significant cost avoidance.  For this collaborative efforts, she was awarded three Patient Safety & Clinical Leadership awards.

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists.

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Car. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032.


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