Progressive Care Essentials | April 2, 2024

Pittsburgh, PA US
April 2, 2024

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, and advanced respiratory therapies and management.

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: 
  • 6.40 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.40 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/02/2024
Course expires: 
05/16/2024
Event starts: 
04/02/2024 - 9:00am EDT
Event ends: 
04/02/2024 - 4:30pm EDT
UPMC St. Margaret
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
United States

Nicolette Corrado, BSN, RN, ENLS
Nurse Educator
UPMC St. Margaret

Kristen Killian, DNP, BS, RN, NPD-BC, ENLS
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC St. Margaret

Pamela Kennedy, MSHIM, RRT
Improvement Specialist, Intermediate
UPMC St. Margaret

Cheyenne Swanson, RRT
Lead Respiratory Therapist
UPMC St. Margaret

Julie Teribery, MSN, RN, CCRN
Advanced Clinical Education Specialist
UPMC St. Margaret

Jennifer Vonada, BSN, RN, PCCN, CNIM
Nurse Educator
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 healthcare 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 6.4 contact hours.

Available Credit

  • 6.40 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 6.40 Attendance
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Registration is available via Learning in HR Direct by searching “Progressive Care Essentials.”