Progressive Care Course | October 27, 2020

Pittsburgh, PA US
October 27, 2020

The Progressive Care Course is aimed to help new/inexperienced nurses gain confidence and knowledge in taking care of a stepdown patient with a higher acuity level. Topics covered include stepdown infusions and titrations, sepsis management, ABG interpretation, advanced respiratory therapies and management, and advanced EKG interpretation and analysis.

Target Audience

This course is open to registered nurses at UPMC St. Margaret who provide care to stepdown patients.

Learning Objectives

  • Summarize concepts related to the care of the patient with respiratory disorders
  • Practice set-up of various oxygen delivery devices
  • Interpret arterial blood gas values and translate into clinical scenarios
  • Summarize the states of shock and discuss the sepsis response system
  • Discuss common medication infusions in the progressive care patient and practice applying titrations in scenarios
  • Demonstrate learned material in high-fidelity simulation in preparation for clinical practice
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
10/27/2020
Course expires: 
11/06/2020
Event starts: 
10/27/2020 - 7:00am
Event ends: 
10/27/2020 - 3:30pm
UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
United States

Kristen Killian, MSN, BS, RN
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC St. Margaret

Shirley Sebastian, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
Senior Professional Nurse II
UPMC St. Margaret

Eric Speedy, RRT, BS RC, BS
Lead Respiratory Therapist
UPMC St. Margaret

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity is approved for the following credit: ANCC.  Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 7.5 contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 7.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 0.00 Attendance
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