Critical Care Course

Los Angeles Career College is proud to offer a Certificate of Completion for Critical Care Nursing. This class follows the content and curriculum outlined by the American Association of Critical Care Nursing and is designed to provide a knowledge base for a nurse to enter the practice of Critical Care Nursing.

Course Fee: $525

  • Recognized by the California State Board of Registered Nursing
  • Accredited by American Association of Critical-Care Nurses

What is a Critical Care Nurse?

Critical care nursing is the field of nursing with a focus on the utmost care of the critically ill or unstable patients following extensive injury, surgery or life-threatening diseases. A critical care nurse, also sometimes referred to as an ICU nurse, is a type of nurse that provides care to patients that are in critical condition. These types of nurses may care for adults or children recovering from serious medical problems including illnesses and injuries. Critical care nurses are some of the most in demand nurses in this field.

Prerequisites for the course include

  • A high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Adult health or medical-surgical nursing courses.

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Critical Care Nursing Course Description

Los Angeles Career College is offering a great opportunity or those interested in beginning a new career online. This course is offered to medical healthcare professionals and even those who are looking forward to using this skill in their future healthcare careers. This class follows the content and curriculum outlined by the American Association of Critical Care Nursing and is designed to provide a knowledge base for a nurse to enter the practice of Critical Care Nursing. Online case studies will be used to identify clinical issues and develop critical thinking skills. The course aims to equip the registered nurses with essential knowledge and skills to perform effectively and efficiently in the critical care discipline, to ensure the delivery of safe, holistic and quality care to patients. The certificate shows that the student has undertaken a comprehensive range of classes related to care of the patient. Upon completion graduates will develop the specialized skills and knowledge to become critical care nurse, and be prepared to recognize and support the unique characteristics of the critical care patient population. Upon completing the course, the participants will be getting the following certificates: Critical Care, Ventilator Pulmonary & Tracheostomy and ECG.

Critical Care Nursing Course Content

  • Identify nursing interventions to support patients, families, and nurses in the acute and critical care environment.
  • Discuss ethical and end-of-life issues common in the acute and critical care setting.
  • Apply concepts of skills essential to care of the acute and critically-ill patient: sedation management, nutrition, dysrhythmia interpretation, hemodynamic monitoring, airway and ventilator management, code management, and organ donation.
  • Describe the physiological, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual responses of individuals experiencing serious or potentially life-threatening alterations in one or more body system.
  • Discuss the treatment, including selected pharmacological agents, for patients with common acute and critical care illnesses and diseases.
  • Develop collaborative plans of care for patients with common acute and critical care illnesses and diseases.
  • Apply evidence-based practices in management of the acute and critically-ill patient.
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