Plenary Speaker Eugene E. Mondor, RN, BScN, MN, CNCC(C)
Clinical Nurse Educator – Adult Critical Care at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, will be joining us at the conference during the Monday June 27th Plenary session at 0900. Plenary Session.

Eugene E. Mondor Biography
A Registered Nurse for twenty nine years, Eugene Mondor has worked as a staff nurse in Cardiovascular, Thoracic, and Orthopedic surgery, and for the past twenty years, Adult Critical Care.

Eugene is presently Clinical Nurse Educator in a 26 bed adult medical/surgical/trauma Critical Care Unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. He is a certified Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Rapid Response Team (RRT) Instructor. He has published in Dynamics, The Canadian Nurse, and the American Journal of Critical Care, and has appeared on CBC Radio’s White Coat, Black Art with Dr. Brian Goldman. Most recently, he has contributed to Sharon Lynette Lewis’ Medical-Surgical Nursing textbook (10th edition) and Urden, Stacy and Lough’s Critical Care Nursing: Diagnosis and Management (8th edition).

Eugene has lectured across Canada and the United States on topics such as Traumatic Brain Injury, 12 Lead ECG Interpretation, Mechanical Ventilation, Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Acute Kidney Injury, and Trauma Resuscitation. Engaging and enthusiastic, Eugene’s presentations are educational, informative and humorous.

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So What’s Eating You? Necrotizing Fasciitis!

A “flesh-eating” disease. It’s the stuff that horror movies are made of. And the appearance of this dreaded soft tissue infection not only disrupts functioning of the largest organ system in the human body, but it also predisposes susceptible individuals to numerous potential complications

This presentation provides an in-depth examination of Necrotizing Fasciitis, including the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and known risk factors for this unique condition. Recognition of pertinent signs and symptoms, aided by laboratory and diagnostic findings, assist health care professionals in initiating immediate life-saving treatment. The role of early, operative surgical management is emphasized, in conjunction with antibiotics, vacuum-assisted devices, and skin grafting. Priorities on admission to Critical Care, with an emphasis on hemodynamic stability, prevention of infection, and wound care, is discussed.

Case studies facilitate application of current, evidence-informed practice to enhance understanding of the complexity of medical and nursing care required of patients affected by this uncommon but devastating and potentially life-threatening condition.