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Cardiovascular Essentials

This eight- to 10-week program offers classroom learning as well as clinical experience with a preceptor to give the telemetry nurse the knowledge needed to work in a cardiac telemetry area. Content includes basic EKG interpretation, cardiac anatomy and physiology, use of emergency drugs, emergency protocols, ABG interpretation and management, lab interpretation, interventional cardiovascular procedures, acute stroke, myocardial infarctions, heart failure, and pacemakers. Internships begin in January and June.

Critical Care Essentials

This six week program is for telemetry nurse to transition to critical care nursing. The program will be offered twice a year on an "as-needed" basis. Content includes EKG interpretation; use of emergency drugs; emergency protocols; ABG interpretation and management; hemodynamic monitoring, including arterial, CVP, pulmonary artery, and cardiac output monitoring; mechanical ventilation management; lab interpretations; and medical ethics. Internship begins in January, June, and September.

Operating Room

This 16- to 20-week perioperative internship, based on AORN standards, will include classroom, computer-based activities, and clinical experiences. Nurses will acquire the professional nursing knowledge and skills necessary to promote safe passage and optimize outcomes of patients undergoing operative or other invasive procedures in the surgical setting. Internships begin in January and June.

Post Anesthesia Care Unit

This internship is eight to twelve weeks, which is a combination of didactic learning and clinical experience mentored by a preceptor. The didactic learning includes ICU class, airway management and pain management very specific to the PACU setting, anesthesia and anesthesia medication adjuncts, PACU-specific nursing care, video learning opportunities, and passing of the PACU-specific testing. The clinical experience consists of one-on-one mentorship and exposure to varied PACU cases. This internship prepares the RN for a fast-paced, Phase I and Phase II Level of Care PACU. Internships begin in January and June.

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