Critical Care Concepts Part 1

Critical Care Concepts Part 1
Part 1

This two part course is designed for advanced application of nursing skills. This includes staff working in: critical care, trauma, emergency, cardiac and other specialties of interest. The two day education opportunities do not need to be attended in any particular sequence.

Subjects to be covered:

Cardiovascular
1. Using a case scenario, describe the symptoms and treatments of heart failure and identify Quality Measures for Heart Failure.
2. List treatments and possible complications for cardiac emergencies.

Neurological
1. Determine vital aspects of the critical care neurologic assessment.
2. Discuss pathophysiology of SAH, SDH, cerebral edema, spinal cord injury, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

Renal
1. Compare and contrast medical and nursing care of acute renal failure versus chronic renal failure.
2. Describe complications of renal failure and nursing management in a critical care environment (pharmacological, SLED, dialysis, etc).

Care of the Donor Patient
1. Describe Early Referral Criteria.
2. Discuss the role of LifeShare in the care of the donor patient.

GI
1. Distinguish between upper and lower GI bleed.
2. Describe how to measure intra-abdominal pressure.

Part 2

This two part course is designed for advanced application of nursing skills. This includes staff working in: critical care, trauma, emergency, cardiac and other specialties of interest. The two day education opportunities do not need to be attended in any particular sequence.

Subjects to be covered:

Ventilators and More!
1. Describe ventilator alarm situations and how to troubleshoot alarms.
2. Discuss the ventilator weaning and BiPap protocols.

Care of the Pulmonary Patient
1. Determine if compensation has occurred in an acid-base disturbance.
2. Discuss ARDS criteria and pathophysiology.

Hematologic/Immunosuppression
1. Discuss the factors involved in the immune process.
2. Name components of blood replacement and proper administration procedure.

Endocrine
1. Describe the pathophysiology and symptomatology of: DKA, HHNK, SIADH, DI, and adrenal crisis.
2. Apply SFH protocols to patient care scenarios for DKA, non-DKA glycemic control, post-op CABG/valve replacement gylcemic control.

Multisystem
1. Define shock, sepsis, DIC, and MODS.
2. Differentiate etiologies and pathophysiology of septic shock, cardiogenic shock, anaphylactic shock, and neurogenic shock.


Accreditation This course is accredited for nurses by the AACN for 7.25 hours Category A file #17628,
PTs- to be determined.

Call to make payment to Lucy Whittaker at 918-494-1190.


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