Navigating Medical Emergencies (NavME)
Online Educational Resource
When a patient's condition worsens and life is on the line, early recognition with prompt action can save a life. Whether you are a novice or expert working in acute care, Navigating Medical Emergencies is a must-have to help you be ready to manage your next patient who develops a medical emergency. Maps and tasks throughout this eBook have been revised for the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This ebook presents emergent clinical situations and the core tasks required of healthcare professionals needing to recognize, navigate and safely manage them. It’s really about how to perform the ABCs while protecting yourself, the patient and others; attempting to establish therapeutic relationships; and respecting patients’ values and wishes. When first called upon to manage acutely ill patients, the healthcare team must initiate their ABCs to support and keep patients alive even though information is lacking (i.e., the undifferentiated situation). As information trickles in, the team’s mental model evolves and becomes more refined. This allows resuscitative efforts to be modified and enables the introduction of more specific measures to directly address the source of the problem.
Designed for a broad range of specialists (e.g. internal medicine, emergency medicine) family physicians, and other healthcare professionals, NavME is best suited for those needing to manage medical emergencies on an infrequent basis. Navigating Medical Emergencies (NavME) is a must-have to help you be ready to manage your next patient who develops a medical emergency. Maps and tasks throughout this eBook have been revised for the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NavME pre-reading activity is eligible for credits in the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program under Section 2: Reading an article (1 credit per article). In order to claim credit, you must record the activity in your MAINPORT ePortfolio and complete all the required fields, including at least one (1) learning outcome.
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