Intensive Care Nursing

Through a series of system based topics you will be introduced to current, topical and evidence based approaches in Intensive Care Nursing:

US Navy 030117-N-5996C-003 One of four intensive care units (ICU) aboard Comfort

ObjectivesEdit

  1. Understand a systematic assessment of the intensive care patient.
  2. Understand systems and therapies in Intensive Care
  3. Interpret and integrate the results of an assessment to inform management strategies.
  4. Discuss current topics and issues in Intensive Care

Your Tasksː Knowledge & Skills To LearnEdit

  1. Learning objectives for the ICU nurse.

TopicsEdit

GeneralEdit

  1. Systematic Assessment
  2. Deteriorating Patient Assessment
  3. End of Life Care in ICU
  4. Cubicle Safety Checks

NeurologicalEdit

  1. Neurological Assessment

CardiovascularEdit

  1. Intra-aortic Balloon Pump(IABP)checklist

PulmonaryEdit

  1. Airway Adjuncts
  2. Mechanical Ventilator Management
  3. Prone Position Procedure

GastrointestinalEdit

  1. Liver Failure

GenitourinaryEdit

  1. Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

MultisystemEdit

  1. Sepsis Scenarios
  2. Trauma
  3. Essential Nursing Cares (eye)

Diagnostic/LaboratoryEdit

  1. Arterial Blood Sampling
  2. Chest X-Ray Interpretation

TerminologyEdit

Intensive Care terms from around the world include ICU, ITU, Critical Care.

AcknowledgmentsEdit

This resource was initiated by User:ICUnurses.

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