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In-Person Seminar

40th Annual Current Concepts in Critical Care

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Alex Klacman, Ph.D.(c), MSN/Ed., RN-BC, CCRN
Course Levels:
Intermediate to Advanced
1-Day Event
Not Applicable
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Target Audience


Deadline to register is 5:00 p.m. (MST) Monday, May 13, 2022.

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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide the critical care nurse with the knowledge and tools to be able to provide evidence-based care to critically ill patients with some of the most common diagnoses seen in the ICU setting, including diabetes/DKA, heart failure/cardiogenic shock, sepsis and acute stroke. 

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  •  Understand the most current evidence-based treatment guidelines for the care of commonly seen conditions in the ICU, including diabetes/DKA, heart failure/cardiogenic shock, sepsis and acute stroke. 

Contact Hours

ANCC Approved

ANCC Accredited Provider


Contact Hours: 7.25 


MED-ED, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


MED-ED, Inc. is an approved provider by the following State Boards of Nursing: Florida/FBN 50-1286 and California #CEP10453.

Course Materials


Alex Klacman, Ph.D.(c), MSN/Ed., RN-BC, CCRN's Profile

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Alex currently works as the system education specialist for critical care for the Texas Health Resources healthcare system and as educator for the critical care and cardiac services at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is an experienced critical care nurse, having practiced at the bedside for eight years prior to moving into her role as educator. She was the first person globally to lead the implementation of the American Heart Association’s innovative Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI®) program. Her interests include best practices in resuscitation education and innovation, care of critically ill cardiology patients and basic/advanced ECG interpretation.

In her spare time, Alex is an adjunct faculty member for Western Governors University, teaching prelicensure nursing students in the simulation laboratory. She has been a presenter at multiple local, state and national conferences. She has been a reviewer for AACN’s Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) modules related to pulmonary and cardiac disorders. Currently, Alex is a doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Arlington, where she is interested in studying CPR quality in obese patients in cardiac arrest. She has also been honored as one of the Great 100 Nurses of Dallas-Fort Worth and as a winner of the D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Award.

How to Register

Registration for this seminar is being handled through the hosting hospital.
Please download the brochure for more information or to register.

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Hosting Hospital

Hosting Hospital

Presbyterian Hospital

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Location Map

Sandia Resort & Casino | Ballroom D

30 Rainbow Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87113, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113, United States
(505) 796-7500


Day 1
Date/Time: Fri, Jun 03, 2022 - 08:00A to 04:45P (MDT) (10:00A - 06:45P EDT)
Location: Sandia Resort & Casino | Ballroom D 30 Rainbow Rd NE Albuquerque, NM 87113

Contact Hours: 7.25

Topics Covered

  • Introduction and Welcome
  • Current Concepts in Management of Diabetes and DKA
    Classes of Medications | DKA with Focus on Euglycemic Version | Calculating the Anion Gap | Resolution of DKA | Use of Beta-Hydroxybutrate
  • Current Concepts in the Management of Heart Failure and Cardiogenic Shock
    Heart Failure vs. Acute Decompensated Heart Failure | Right-Sided Heart Failure 
  • Lunch
  • Current Concepts in the Management of Sepsis
    Definitions | Pathophysiology | Initial Management: Fluid Strategies | Ongoing Management: Vasopressors | Other Management Concerns
  • Current Concepts in the Management of Stroke
    Pathophysiology | Neuro Assessment of the Stroke Patient | Atypical Presentation | Treatment: What’s New
  • Holistic Approach
    Languishing vs. Flourishing | Dealing with Being Worn Down and Unfocused

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