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.

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

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 Details

Date: New Dates Coming Soon
Time: TBA
Price: TBA

Immediate take aways

Who should attend

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

How You Will Benefit

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
  • Manage your personal development allowing targeting of critical care career choice

Milwaukee School of Engineering reserves the right to revise at any time, without notice, any and all programs, fees and costs stated herein in accordance with the best academic and industrial standards as recommended by its advisory committees. The right also is reserved to cancel any course or subject at any time because of insufficient registration or other valid reason.