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Certifications

Available Skills Certifications

TRANSITION TO PRACTICE

Course content tailored to the institution’s specifications and may include policies and procedures, specific skill sets, communications and patient safety standards. This course is designed as a three-credit course to extend over a fifteen week period and will result in forty-five hours of skills training for nursing graduates. The same process will be employed to design training modules for EMS and allied health personnel.
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Certifications Available

arrowInterpretation of isoenzymes and coagulation studies, performance of defibrillation, cardioversion
and pacing.
arrowHEMODYNAMIC MONITORING: cardiac index, cardiac output, CVP monitoring, MAP, PCWP, PVR, radial arterial line, SVO2 and SVR
arrowECG MONITORING: 12 lead ECG interpretation and lead placement, rhythm strip Interpretation
arrowRHYTHM INTERPRETATION: Simus rhythm, bradycardia, SVT, asystole, ventricular fibrillation and tachycardia, atrial flutter and fibrillation, first, second and third degree blocks, junctional rhythms
arrowPACEMAKER MANAGEMENT
arrowEMERGENCY CARDIAC MEDICATIONS: atropine, adenosine, amiodarone, bretyllium, digoxin, dilitiazem, dobutamine, esmolol, lasix, epinephrine, lasix, lidocaine, NTG, nipride, procainamide, sodium bicarbonate, thrombolytic therapy
arrow PATIENT CARE Abdominal aortic aneurysm, acute MI, cardiac arrest, cardiactamponade, CHF, infective carditis, post AICD insertion, post arthrectomy, pre/post angioplasty, pre/post cardiac cath. 
arrowAIRWAY MANAGEMENT ABG: interpretation,endotracheal suctioning, extubation, nasal airway/suctioning, oral airway insertion, tracheostomy care and suctioning, Oxygen therapy, Chest tube management
arrowVENTILATOR MANAGEMENT: CPAP, IMV, PEEP, weaning modes, high frequency jet ventilation, T-piece
arrowPATIENT CARE: Acute pneumonia, ARDS, chest trauma, COPD, cor pulmonale, tracheostomy, lobectomy, pneumonectomy, pulmonary edema, pulmonary embolus, tuberculosis, laryngospasm, hemopneumothorax, tension pneumothorax
arrowPULMONARY MEDICATIONS: Bronkosol, aminophylline, epinephrine, Isuprel, steroids, terbutaline
arrowCranial nerves assessment, Glasgow Coma Scale, LOC, reflex Assessment, motor deficits visual/communication deficits, ICP monitoring , seizure precautions
arrowPATIENT CARE: CVA, aneurysm, basilar skull fracture, closed head injury, Coma, encephalitis, increased ICP, meningitis, laminectomy, metastatic tumor, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury
arrowNEURO MEDICATIONS: Decadron and other steroids, dilantin and other seizure meds, mannitol, phenobarbitol

Skills

The Multidisciplinary Clinical Simulation Center staff are pleased to sit down with your department heads and nurse managers to design a skills training and certification program tailored to the individual training needs of your institution. We look forward to assisting you!

This list is not all inclusive. Please contact our director for additional skills certifications available for :

  • Renal/Genitourinary
  • Endocrine
  • Wound Management
  • Pain Management
  • Intravenous Therapy
  • Orthopedics
  • Trauma
  • Shock
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric emergencies
  • Women’s Health