RN / Paramedic, Consultant Black Cloud Solutions Peyton, Colorado
Kristopher L. Thompson, MHA, BSN, RN, EMT-P, CCRN, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, FP-C, TCRN: No financial relationships to disclose
This is the case of how bias delayed a critical diagnosis in a "frequent flyer" leading to his rapid clinical deterioration. We'll discuss anchoring, confirmation, and omission biases as they relate to our assessment and management of patients. As we get past the biases, the case study will unfold and learners will be faced with a strange presentation and a scary diagnosis. Learners will walk away with a challenge to confront their personal biases and the latest in critical resuscitation knowledge for this condition.
Upon completion, the participant will be able to define several types of bias and demonstrate techniques to avoid medical errors in the face of bias
Upon completion, the participant will be able to list uncommon symptoms of aortic dissection
Upon completion, the participant will be able to describe management therapies for patients with critical aortic dissection