Shock Bootcamp for Progressive Care Nurses

Author(s): Timothy Madeira, Abbye Solis

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: Monitoring

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Shock and cardiopulmonary insufficiency appear commonly in the ICU, but can be difficult to detect in the progressive care unit. Intended for clinicians in a high-acuity PCU setting, this session explores the physiologic signs, concepts and diagnostics used to rapidly identify a decompensating patient and best practices for resuscitation. All types of shock are discussed, including a review of hemodynamic monitoring, tips and tricks and cardiopulmonary support strategies.


  • Identify clinical signs and hemodynamic monitoring changes indicative of an acutely decompensating PCU patient experiencing shock.
  • Evaluate medical and nursing interventions used to manage PCU patients in various stages and states of shock and resuscitation.
  • Analyze best practices used to treat respiratory and circulatory insufficiency, utilizing cardiopulmonary support and adjunct tools.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.25 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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