This course is designed to prepare new nurses and nurses new to intermediate care, to provide competent, effective care to this population of patients and their families. Those areas include the Intermediate Care Units SW5 (surgical/trauma), PCU (cardiac), D5A (Neuro), and D6B (respiratory). The course includes 8 lectures covering the body's major systems with respect to normal states, diseases, treatment modalities, and interventions. Several types of equipment used in intermediate care are displayed in a skills class, including demonstration and return demonstration learning. The course concludes with a variety of case studies/scenarios to help reinforce education and develop critical thinking skills.
Target audience: Nurses new to the Intermediate Care areas
Enrollment Pre-approval is Required
Contact course instructors for enrollment pre-approval.
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
This 5-session course carries a maximum of 22 contact hour(s). Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.