Category Archives: ICU/ER Track

Nurses Eat their Young

Lateral violence is a form of nurse bullying For instance, lateral violence occurs when another nurse deliberately instills harmful behavior in the workplace to another employee. Most noteworthy, nurse to nurse bullying remains extremely common in various hospitals and healthcare facilities. Nursing remains one of greatest occupations at risk for lateral violence. As a matter of fact, roughly 44% to

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How I Survived ACLS

Before I begin to describe how I survived ACLS let me remark on the impact of the initial American Heart Association ACLS class in the early 1990’s As the owner of Nurses Educational Opportunities, a recognized American Heart Association ACLS, BLS and PALS certification provider, I have come across countless of veteran nurses who remain scarred, particularly, by the first-ever

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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

AHA Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)ACLS Update The Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Update is an in-person renewal course. In order to attend the class, students must present a current, non-expired AHA ACLS card. Course Fee: $160.00 Required: 2015 ACLS Manual $52.00 Save $15.00 for BLS add-on Awarded 6.5 CEH's Orange County Signup San Diego Signup ACLS Initial The Advanced Cardiovascular » Read more

Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation

About Fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation Management of the Mechanical Ventilator is the responsibility of the Respiratory Therapist; although, nurses must be aware of the settings and alarms to effectively care for patients who require an advanced airway. Accordingly, fundamentals of Mechanical Ventilation will enhance a nurses understanding of current modes and settings of ventilation. In summary, students will learn how » Read more