Introduction to the course

Description

This course is designed to build clinical competencies of nurses working in critical care units. It aims to bolster their critical thinking and clinical judgment and to enable them to utilize evidence based care practice following the nursing process to positively impact clinical outcomes of adult critically ill patients.

Target audience


Registered nurses currently working in adult medical/surgical intensive care units in Pakistan with a potential to impact clinical education and nursing practice in the field of critical care.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course outline

    • Course Syllabus

  • 2

    Live sessions

    • Live session - Jan 9th 2021

    • Live session - Jan 16th 2021

    • Live session - Jan 23rd 2021

    • Live session - Jan 30th 2021

    • Live session - Jan 31th 2021

    • Live session - Feb 6th 2021

    • Live session - Feb 13th 2021

    • Live session - Feb 20th 2021

    • Live session - March 6th 2021

    • Live session - March 20th 2021

    • Live session - March 28th 2021

    • Live session - April 10th 2021

    • Live Session-April 17th 2021

    • Live Session-April 24th 2021

    • Live Session-May 23rd 2021

    • Live Session-June 12th 2021

    • Live Session-June 19th 2021

    • Live Session-June 26th 2021

    • Live Session-July 10th 2021

    • Live sessions - July 17th 2021

    • Live sessions - July 31th 2021

    • Live Session - Aug 7th 2021

    • Live Session - Aug 11th 2021

    • Live Session - Aug 16th 2021

    • Live Session - Aug 21st 2021

    • Live Session - Aug 28th 2021

    • Live Session - Sep 5th 2021

    • Live Session - Sep 8th 2021

    • Live Session - Sep 11th 2021

  • 3

    Module 1: Critical care environment

    • Module 1 Objectives and Topics

    • Pretest - Module 1

    • Prevention of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) in Critical Care.pdf

    • Human Factors

    • Required Reading: Multidrug-Resistant Organism & Clostridioides difficile Infection (MDRO/CDI)

    • Required Reading: GUIDELINE FOR PREVENTION OF CATHETER-ASSOCIATED URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS

    • Required Reading: Strategies to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Acute Care Hospitals

    • Required Reading: Checklist for Prevention of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections

    • Assignment - Patient case

    • Post test - Module 1

  • 4

    Module 2: Assessment and Risk assessment

    • Module 2 Objectives and Topics

    • Optional reading - THE FIRST LOOK

    • Optional reading - Respiratory examination

    • Optional reading - breath sounds

    • Optional reading - abdomen

    • Optional reading - cardiovascular examination

    • Optional reading - heart sounds

    • Optional reading - neurological examination

    • Optional reading - Stanford 25

    • Optional reading - skin assessment

    • Optional reading - Learning

    • Optional reading - Assessment

    • Optional reading - HEENT EXAMINATION

    • Optional reading - General clinical Archive

    • Optional reading - SOV-10

    • Required reading - RASS

    • Optional reading - The Effect of Sedation Protocol

    • Optional reading - Validity of (RASS) in critically ill children

    • Required reading - assessing patients’ risk of pressure ulcers

    • Required reading - Risk assessment tools for the prevention of pressure ulcers (Review)

    • Required reading - ABCDE approach

    • Optional reading - Falls Risk assessment

    • optional reading - Thromboprophylaxis in Intensive Care Unit Patients

    • Optional reading - Falls Risk Assessment Tool

    • Extended Reading - News trigger thresholds

    • Reading reading - National Early Warning Score (NEWS) 2

    • Optional reading - Rescue Chemical Restraint Guideline sep2018

    • Optional reading - CLINICAL SKILLS: THE 'DR ABCDE' ASSESSMENT

    • Optional reading - Lightning Learning: SBAR

    • Optional reading - GUIDELINES FOR THE PROVISION OF INTENSIVE CARE SERVICES

    • Optional reading - VTE risk assessment & thrombophylaxis in Maternity 6.1

    • Optional reading - Risk assessment foR Venous thRomboembolism

    • Optional reading - Delirium: prevention, diagnosis and management

    • Optional reading - The Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool (CPOT)

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    Module 3: Cardiology

    • Cardiac Physiology

    • Resuscitation Council

    • Heart Failure Drugs

    • Heart Failure

    • ECG Guide

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) flow charts

    • Acute MI

    • Transducers

    • Setting up an arterial line

    • Looking after CVP catheters

    • Dressing and looking after a PICC line

    • AF management Algorithm

    • Drugs List

    • Extra-Out of hospital Cardiac Arrest

    • Extra-Drug monitoring and toxicity

    • Recommended Guidelines-ESC1

    • Recommended Guidelines-ESC2

    • Recommended Guidelines-ESC3

    • Recommended Guidelines-ESC4

    • Recommended Guidelines-ESC5

  • 6

    Module 4: respiratory Failure and management

    • Lecture 1 - Ventilator Management

    • Lecture 2 - Acute Lung Injury

    • Lecture 3 - End-Tidal Carbon Dioxide Monitoring

    • Lecture 4 - Acute Respiratory Failure

    • Lecture 5 - Noninvasive ventilation

    • Lecture 6 - TRAIN OF FOUR

    • Lecture 7 - Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

    • Reading - 1

    • Reading - 2

    • Reading - 3

    • Reading - 4

    • Reading - 5

    • Reading - 6

    • Reading - 7

    • Reading - 8

  • 7

    Module 5: Brain and Spine

    • Detection, Prevention and Treatment of Delirium in Critically Ill Patients

    • DIAGNOSTIC/ THERAPUTIC LUMBAR PUNCTURE PROFORMA

    • Clinical Guideline for the management of inpatients with Parkinson’s disease

    • Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale

    • ITU Sedation Guidance

    • Sleep on ITU

    • Stroke- Brain and spinal injuries

    • Stroke - Brain damages

    • Stroke - Early warning signs tools

    • Stroke - EVD Lumbar-Drain

    • Stroke - Head, Spine, _ Chest Injuries

    • Stroke - Intracranial Pressure

    • Stroke - management of stroke

    • Stroke - Neuro Assessment

    • Stroke - neurogenic Shock

    • Stroke- Diagnosis And Management Of Acute Stroke

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    Module 6: Haemodynamic monitoring and shock

    • Arterial line-Insertion:

    • Arterial line-Waveform interpretation

    • Vasopressors

    • SHOCK

    • Practical skills - drug calculations

    • Materials:Haemodynamics

    • Monitoring cardiac output

    • Types of Shock

    • Medications

  • 9

    Module 7: Renal and endocrine

    • acute kidney injury prevention

    • Guideline For The Treatment Of Acute Kidney Injury

    • Guidelines For Drug Dosing In Renal

    • Post cardiac arrest management

    • Renal replacement therapy on the ICU

    • Renal Replacement Therapy

    • renal

  • 10

    Module 8: Gastroenterology

    • Acute liver failure

    • Stoma Care Clinical Nursing Standards

    • Liver Failure

    • Decompensated Cirrhosis Discharge Bundle (Ascites)

    • ESPEN guideline on clinical nutrition in the intensive care unit

    • British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)

    • Guidelines on the management of abnormal liver blood tests

    • UK Guidelines for the Management of Acute Pancreatitis

    • NURSING CARE OF THE CLIENT HAVING AN ILEOSTOMY

    • LARGE VOLUME PARACENTESIS IN CIRRHOSIS: SAFETY TOOLKIT

    • Acute Liver Failure: An Update

    • Management of the patient with acute pancreatitis

    • Risk Factors for Fulminant Hepatic Failure and their relation with outcome in children

    • Safe Sedation Practice for Healthcare Procedures Standards and Guidance - October 2013

    • Cirrhosis in over 16s: Assessment and Management

    • Acute Liver Failure: indian Perspective

    • British Society of Gastroenterology

    • Guidelines on the Management of Ascites in Cirrhosis

    • A Study of Acute Liver Failure in adults in a tertiary care hospital

    • Consensus Statement on Acute Liver Failure (Part 1)

    • How to diagnose and manage hepatic encephalopathy

    • Pancreatitis - NICE guideline

    • British Society of Gastroenterology Consensus

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    Module 9: Endocrine

    • Hyperthyroidism Diagnosis and Management

    • Required reading - The management of the hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic state

    • Required reading - The Management of Diabetic

    • Required reading - management-of-thyrotoxicosis-during-covid-19

    • Required reading - sfe-covid-19-advice-statement-for-adrenal_pituitary-insufficient

    • Required reading - Trust Guideline for the Management of Suspected Thyroid Emergencies

    • Optional reading - Management of Subclinical Hypothyroidism

    • Optional reading - Guideline for the Management of Graves’ Hyperthyroidism

    • Optional reading - Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Adrenal Insufficiency

    • Optional reading - The Diagnosis of Cushing’s Syndrome

    • Required reading

    • Optional reading - The Management of Primary Aldosteronism

    • Optional reading - UK Guidelines for the Use of Thyroid Function Tests

    • Optional reading

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    Module 10: Hematology

    • Diagnosis and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) according to four DIC guidelines

    • The management of abnormal haemostasis in the ICU

    • Approach to the Coagulopathic Patient in the Intensive Care Unit

    • Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Heparininduced Thrombocytopenia

    • Transfusion Reactions – Reacting at the Bedside

    • Coagulation Abnormalities in Critically Ill Patients

    • Common haemostasis issues in major bleeding and critical illness

    • Acute Transfusion Reaction Flow Chart

    • Disseminated Intravsascular Coagulation

    • Transfusion Reaction Algorithm

    • Haemostasis

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    Module 11: Critical illness and pregnancy

    • Prevention and Management of Postpartum Haemorrhage

    • WHO recommendations on drug treatment for non-severe hypertension in pregnancy

    • Regional Guideline for the Management of PreEclampsia

    • HELLP Syndrome (infographic)

    • High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Decision Aid

    • Hypertension in Pregnancy Diagnosis and Management

    • Magnesium Sulfate

    • MAJOR OBSTETRIC HAEMORRHAGE

    • Pregrancy Complications and Preeclampsia

    • Management of Acute Liver Failure

    • Presentation Pictures

    • WHO recommendation on Calcium supplementation before pregnancy

Instructor(s)

Faculty

Dr. Mohsin Zaman

Consultant in critical care and acute medicine. Head of dept. Of acute medicine Northampton general hospital https://www.linkedin.com/in/mohsin-zaman-5031539b

Course Director

Dilshad Pirani

RN, RM, BScN, MN, MBA Faculty of Nursing University of Calgary in Qata