Nursing Care of the Critically Ill and Complex Client

Complex patient care needs include: critical management of renal dialysis, complex wound care, intravenous antibiotic administration, pulmonary care including management of vented patient and weaning from ventilator, and rehabilitation services. Care of these complex patients requires a high level of clinical reasoning and clinical judgment.

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Program Objectives

The aim of this program is to raise the level of expertise, clinical reasoning skills, and clinical judgment of staff nurses in providing nursing care to complex clients, as well as to provide training to those nurses wishing to qualify for a critical care department.  The topics are:

  • Cardiac
  • Respiratory
  • Multi-system – Cardiac, Respiratory, and Renal
  • Hematological/Immunological
  • Nutritional/Metabolic
  • Neurological
  • Gastrointestinal

Course Structure

The training consists of 32 hours of instruction: 16 hour of classroom, 8 hours of hands-on work in the simulation lab, plus 8 hours of online learning and discussion using three unfolding case studies. The course is structured in 4 hour segments (mornings) on consecutive Tuesdays. The online work takes place between the face-to-face instruction.

Course Fee

BEC Member: $1,850
Non-Member: $1,850

Who Should Attend

Licensed nurses, ADN or BSN prepared who have an interest in advancing their critical care skills and clinical reasoning.

Upon completion, you will:

  • Reduce number of rapid response calls
  • Decrease the number of unplanned transfers of clients to acute care settings
  • Improve management of crisis events
  • Increase your cognitive knowledge
  • Managed your personal development allowing targeting of critical care career choice


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Graduate & Professional Education

(800) 321-6763

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