Hemodynamic Challenge: Maintaining Homeostasis in Sepsis & Shock

Program Dates

April 26, 2018  8:00 am – 12:30 pm      Download PDF Brochure

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September 26, 2018  12:00 pm – 4:30 pm      Download PDF Brochure

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Program Location:

Acute Care Education
7200 NE 41st Street, Suite 206
Vancouver, WA 98662

Program Fee:  $89

Contact Hours: 4.0


Program Description

Hemodynamics and fluids are essential to every practitioner who encounters sepsis and shock whether you are in ICU, ED, or primary care.  Foundational knowledge of how these processes work to maintain the body’s homeostasis is best practice.  This course will cover the essential theory for hemodynamics including fluid selection and management for the client requiring resuscitation and an overview of sepsis and shock. 

Who Should Attend?  Registered Nurses practicing in acute care environments (PCU/ICU/CCU/ED/Med-Surg), ARNP’s and other Health Sciences Professionals wishing to acquire skills in fluids and sepsis management.

Desired Learning Outcomes:   You will practice skills in hemodynamic theory, fluid management, sepsis and shock management.   

At the conclusion of this educational activity, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the components of cellular oxygen delivery and myocardial oxygen consumption
  • Discuss preload, afterload, and contractility and the relationship to fluid management
  • Discriminate between fluid types in the treatment of client conditions.
  • Define the characteristics of the different types of shock
  • Describe treatment interventions for sepsis and the management of sepsis

Morning Class Program Agenda

7:45 am – 8:00 am         Registration and Sign In
8:00 am – 8:10 am         Welcome and Announcements
8:10 am – 9:20 am         Hemodynamic overview beyond the basics
9:20 am – 9:30 am         Break
9:30 am – 10:00 am       Fluids:  Which ones to choose and why?
10:00 am – 10:50 am     Shock:  Identification and Management
10:40 am – 10:50 am     Break
10:50 am – 12:15 pm     Sepsis:  Identification and Management
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm     Q & A / Online Evaluations

Afternoon Class Program Agenda

11:30 am – 12:00 pm     Registration / Sign In
12:00 pm – 12:10 pm     Welcome/ Announcements
12:10 pm – 1:20 pm       Hemodynamic overview beyond the basics
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm         Break
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm         Fluids: Which ones to choose and why?
2:00 pm – 2:50 pm         Shock: Identification and Management
2:40 pm – 2:50 pm         Break
2:50 pm – 4:15 pm         Sepsis: Identification and Management
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm         Q & A / Online Evaluations

Oliver Lee A. Pelayo, MSN, RN, CCRN

Oliver-Lee-Pelayo1With a specialty in pediatric critical care and a passion for advancing nursing colleagues’ clinical skills, Oliver brings more than 20 years of nursing experience to the classroom.  His expertise extends to multi-system failure, trauma injuries, cardiac surgeries, and respiratory ailments.  Oliver was a faculty for the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Nursing and Staff Educator for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where he facilitated mock codes, and a variety of critical care topics. He currently facilitates AHA PALS courses. Among his many honors and recognitions, Oliver is an active Ambassador to American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) in national and local levels. He supports nurse colleagues in advancing their professional development through specialty certification.  He served in the 2016 Critical Care Fall Symposium Planning Committee for AACN Greater Portland Chapter.


This program will award 4.0 contact hours (including 0.0 pharmacology hours), to a learner who completes the Criteria for Successful Completion.  Please see the requirements for this criteria on our website.

Acute Care Education (PA-48/Nov/20) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Nursing Education Approver (A-CNE), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Registration includes:  Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, all day coffee, tea, water, and snacks.  Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

Criteria for Successful Completion

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