HEART Foundation Cardio-Pulmonary Nurse Training Program October 18 – November 19, 2010

The Heart Educational Advancement Research and Training (HEART) Foundation Inc.

Cardio-Pulmonary Nurse Training Program

Five-week training, designed to equip participants with the knowledge and basic skills necessary to provide treatment and efficient care to pulmonary patients including training in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Electrocardiography (ECG).

Course Objectives

  • To perform adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation, rescue breathing and foreign body airway obstruction management.
  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the lungs.
  • Discuss the principles of inhalation therapy, and demonstrate competence in the use of inhalation therapy.
  • Discuss the principles of ABG determination.
  • Observe ABG extraction and operate the blood gas analyzer.
  • Discuss the principles of mechanical ventilation
  • Operate and troubleshoot a mechanical ventilator.
  • Monitor mechanically ventilated patients
  • Discuss pulmonary functioning testing, use its application in diagnosis and monitoring
  • Discuss the principles of oximetry and capnography.

Course Content

  • Overview of anatomy and physiology of the lungs.
  • Principles of inhalation therapy/ABG determination/ mechanical ventilation/oximetry.
  • Introduction to mechanical ventilation.
  • Airway management.
  • Monitoring of mechanically-ventilated patient.
  • Pharmacological therapy
  • Basic life support, ECG workshop and Advanced Cardiac Life Support trainings.

Teaching Methodology

  • Lectures
  • Practical Demonstration
  • Skills Practice

Assesment Methodology

  • Pre-test, Post test, Quizzes
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Competency assessment using specific checklist

Intended Participants: Registered Nurses
No. of Participants: 25
Registration fee: PhP 20,000 (requires at least 25% downpayment)

REQUIREMENTS DURING REGISTRATION:

  1. Photocopy of PRC License
  2. Resume
  3. 2 (1×1) pictures

Complete requirements upon registration inclusive of:

  • 2 Scrub suits
  • 1 laboratory gown
  • Meals for lecture days

For more information, visit the HEART Foundation Inc. page.

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