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Code: Whispering: Nurse-Driven Resuscitation Response

Bridgid Joseph, DNP, RN, CCNS

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



The fundamentals of cardiac resuscitation include the immediate provision of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation combined with rapid defibrillation, all which are reliant upon effective communication and teamwork. During in-hospital resuscitation, nursing staff often drives the clinical team response initiating the emergency protocols and activating the code team. Interprofessional communication has been a long-standing focus in healthcare as a way to optimize patient care and eliminate error. Interprofessional collaboration is critical to optimizing resuscitation outcomes, and this webinar will provide support nurses in finding their voice to lead the resuscitation response and  come away with new ideas to improve cardiac resuscitation outcomes.


Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the importance of nursing driven teamwork and the impact on team dynamics

  2. Discuss concepts of interprofessional collaboration

  3. List the collaboration skills needed to drive practice change at their institutions


Faculty Bio:

Dr. Joseph is a certified clinical nurse specialist and resuscitation committee nurse specialist. Currently, Dr. Joseph is the Program Director of Emergency Cardiovascular Care Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. She holds a concurrent position as Director of Simulation Education, Department of Nursing at the same institution. Additionally, she has worked in a variety of fields and specialties as a Legal Nurse Expert Consultant, an Inter-Professional Education (IPE) Consultant as well as conducting clinical research with focus on resuscitation. Dr. Joseph has been an invited speaker at numerous medical conferences.

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