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Classes & Events

Baby Basics- Forbes Regional Hospital
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
West Penn Hospital Maternity Unit Tour
Thursday, April 24th, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Penn Hospital Childbirth Comprehensive One Day
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wise Woman Wellness Day
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
9th Annual AVH Destination Wellness Health Fair
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


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 


  • Forbes Regional Hospital Graduate Nurses employed in Critical Care
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