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Critical Care Nursing

About this Course

This 10 week short course will present concepts from fundamental to advanced levels relating to Critical Care Nursing. The course has been designed to provide current knowledge & strategies that can be applied to any Critical Care setting.

Each of the speakers are leaders in their chosen fields and have been selected for their knowledge, teaching ability, commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.

The course will interrelate physiology, pathophysiology, nursing & medical assessment & interventions. Topics will include Cardiovascular Pathophysiology, Respiratory Physiology, Monitoring Techniques, Assessment & Management of the Difficult
Airway, Acute Renal Failure, Neurological Disorders, Resuscitation, & Diabetic Emergencies.

These topics will be presented in a manner that allows continuity throughout the ten weeks, & will promote development of a problem solving approach to patient care.
This program will also be presented over 4 full days in Brisbane and Melbourne in 2019. For further information or to register for the 4 day format, please contact our office or follow this link.

With Critical Care Education Services you can book early with confidence. We have never cancelled a course, and many of our programs sell out regularly. Register now to secure your place.

Nurses completing this program earn 30 CPD hours.

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  • Course Dates

    • Melbourne: Starting Tuesday 30 April 2019 for 10 weeks
    • Sydney: Starting Thursday 2 May 2019 for 10 weeks
  • Course Program

    Tuesday Evenings for 10 Weeks from 6.30 to 9.30 p.m.
    Please note that topic sequence may vary. Topics will include:

    WeekSubject/Activity
    1.Fundamental Cardiac Physiology; Cardiac Muscle Physiology; Innervation of the Myocardium; Adrenergic Receptors; Regulation of Cardiac Output & Blood Pressure.
    2.Cardiovascular Pathophysiology; Assessment & Management of the Patient with Chest Pain; Shock States - Assessment & Management.
    3.Respiratory Physiology; The Control of Ventilation; Dynamics of Spontaneous Breathing; Gas Transport; Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation.
    4.Monitoring Techniques; Haemodynamic Monitoring; Arterial Lines; Central Lines; Pulmonary Artery Catheters, Pulse Oximetry -SpO2. Capnography - EtCO2
    5.Respiratory; Lung Sounds, Chest X-ray Interpretation; Indications & Goals for Mechanical Ventilation; Ventilator Modes; Care of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient.
    6.Assessment & Management of the Difficult Airway - The Latest Guidelines & Algorithms. High Flow Nasal Oxygen Therapy.
    7.Renal; Physiology; Acute Renal Failure - Assessment, Complications & Management.
    8.Neurological Disorders; Neurological Assessment; Care of the Patient with Raised Intracranial Pressure; Brain Death.
    9.Resuscitation; Management of Cardiac Arrest
    10.Endocrine & Metabolic; Hepatic Failure; Diabetic Emergencies.
    PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend any session, you can make that session up in future courses at no charge.
  • Course Fees

    Attendance at the 10 week Critical Care Nursing Course is available for $645

    Payment plans are also available. Please follow the registration link for additional details.

    **A 10% group discount is available when registering 4 or more participants
    in a single transaction

  • Venue Information

    Melbourne: St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne - Michael Chamberlain Lecture Theatre

    Sydney: Westmead Private Hospital Conference Room

For More Information

For more information regarding this course and any dates upon which it is scheduled please download the course brochure. To enquire about hosting this course at your organisation, please submit our online enquiry form.


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