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Classes & Events

Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions
Monday, April 21st, 2014
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions
Monday, April 21st, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions @ WPH
Monday, April 21st, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Penn Hospital Baby Care 2 Wk. Series
Monday, April 21st, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Penn Hospital Prenatal Breastfeeding
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Education

Critical Care Orientation

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The Critical Care Orientation is a courses for Graduate nurses new to the Intensive Care Units. It is a six – eight week program designed to incorporate a variety of adult learning modalities. The orientation process consists of The Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO), provided by the American Association of Critical Care Nursing followed by additional learning modalities including case studies, small group discussions, hands-on skill stations, audience participation games, realistic simulation scenarios, and interactive debriefing sessions. This format was developed to provide an opportunity for learners to apply the acquired knowledge, practice skills, and integrate assessment data to foster development of critical thinking skills in a safe environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize system-based alterations in a patient’s status through an integrative assessment
  • Demonstrate accurate interpretation of medical information and assessment data
  • Demonstrate prioritization skills with effective management of the patient’s care
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills through identification of signs & symptoms associated with pathology processes during simulation & debriefing exercises

Expected Outcomes

  • Utilize Forbes Regional Hospital’s policies and procedures appropriately
  • Utilize effective communication techniques during interactions 

Audience

  • Forbes Regional Hospital Graduate Nurses employed in Critical Care
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