CCNAPI Basic Critical Care Nursing Course January and March 2011

Critical Care Nurses Association of the Philippines (CCNAPI) Basic Critical Care Nursing Course Schedule January and March 2011.

SCHEDULE: (Dates are subject to change without prior notice.)

  • January 24 – 28, 2011 (Monday – Friday)
  • March 21 – 25, 2011 (Monday – Friday)

Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Basic Critical Care Nursing Course is a five-day program intended to provide the new nurses with an overview of critical care nursing practice. It will present the physiological concepts that will be the basis of understanding the diseases and nursing assessment. The course will offer an opportunity for nurses to develop critical thinking by integrating knowledge about the disease, assessment, intervention and management. The course will have a four-day didactic and one-day workshop period to enable the participants to develop basic skills necessary in a simulated environment.

After the course, the participants will be able to:
1. Discuss an overview of the conceptual foundation of critical care nursing:

  • Scope of critical care nursing practice
  • Use of the nursing process
  • Critical care environment

2. Describe the phenomena of concern in critical care nursing:

  • Breathing, Tissue perfusion and gas exchange
  • Cardiac electrical activity
  • Regulation of fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Pain
  • Nutrition

3. Identify patient care problems through appropriate assessment in relation to the:

  • Cardiovascular system
  • Pulmonary system
  • Neurologic system
  • Renal system
  • Multisystem

4. Demonstrate basic skills in utilizing the following:

  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Neurological assessment tools
  • Cardiovascular drug support formulas and dosages

5. Formulate a comprehensive plan of care for the critically-ill adult and pediatric patient.

Any experienced or inexperienced registered nurses (RNs) desiring to understand the challenges of critical care nursing and wishing to expand her knowledge in the care of the hemodynamically-compromised patient. However, it is preferred that participants have already attended an ECG course.

CPE Credit Units (CUs):
PRC: 29 Credit Units
CCNAPI: 40 Credit Units

For INQUIRIES, refer to the following contact information:

Critical Care Nurses Association of the Philippines, Inc. (CCNAPI)
(02) 925-2402 local 3823; (02) 426-4394
(0918) 944-6897; (0922) 817-3210
Mondays to Fridays 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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