Category Archives: ICU/ER Track

Klebsiella pneumoniae and Healthcare Acquired Infections

Klebsiella pneumoniae for nurses

Do you know why Healthcare Acquired Infections are on the rise? One reason is Klebsiella pneumoniae. Actually, Klebsiella pneumoniae CAN be a friendly bacterium, especially to our environment and GI tract; but nurses don’t turn your back! These little capsule wearing, sticky suckers can cause serious havoc to the fragile lungs. To put it briefly, Klebsiella pneumoniae can be an

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AHA ACLS

Nowadays, you have many choices to receive your Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification. At Nurses Educational Opportunities we call this "The Hamburger Stand Phenomenon." In other words, there is a training site on every corner. As a matter of fact, 20 years ago healthcare providers had only a few choices for ACLS courses in Southern California. In addition, many healthcare professionals » Read more

Managing the Mechanical Ventilator

Management of the Mechanical Ventilator is the responsibility of the Respiratory Therapist, but the nurse must be aware of the settings and the alarms to effectively care for his/her patient. Understanding the basics of the mechanical ventilator is the key in caring for patients who require an advanced airway and are on a mechanical ventilator. Nurses must be informed about » Read more