Nursing Refresher Program

Nursing Refresher Course

Costa Mesa, CA
JULY-AUGUST 2018

  • 5 consecutive Saturdays – 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • 40 contact hours awarded upon completion – Approved by CA BRN
  • $550.00 ($150.00 deposit required at time of registration)
  • Textbook and course materials included

RN’s that have been out of the workplace for several years and want to return to nursing: this course is for you! Get started towards finding your dream job in Critical Care, Med-Surg, or Maternal-Child Care.

Today’s nursing is not the same as you may remember it when you were an active RN. The competition is fierce – this refresher course will give you the knowledge and skills you to return back to nursing. We will make you a qualified candidate to land your dream job.

Hospitals will expect you to know how to: interpret ECG’s, conduct drug calculations, analyze blood gasses, insert IV’s, and communicate using SBAR. Additionally, you must know how to analyze heart and lung sounds. If you think you may need a refresher in any of these areas, this course is for you.

Over the course of five, 8-hour days, you will cover:

  • The Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Med-Surg Disorders
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Reproductive Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • IV Insertion and Management
  • Basic Maternal-Child Care (upon request)

 

  • ECG Interpretation

    Overcome your fear of reading ECG’s – practice with more than 100 strips.

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     Analyze Blood Gas & Laboratory Values

    Understand metabolic and respiratory alcalosis, and acidosis. Learn how to interpret and report lab values.

  • Head to Toe Assessment

    Complete Head-to-Toe Assessment

    Practice performing a head-to-toe assessment and give report.

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    Start and IV

    Practice inserting an IV on manikins.

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    Communicate with a Physician using SBAR

  • Receive and Give Report

Course Agenda

Day 1: The Fundamentals of Nursing

Personal Protective Equipment

Disposing of Bio-hazardous Material

HIPAA Compliance

Drug Calculations

Malpractice and Legal Dilemmas

The Use of Restraints

The Rapid Response Team

Day 2: Cardiology

Cardiac Disorders

ECG Interpretation

12-Lead Interpretation

Determining an Acute Myocardial Infarction

Determining Ischemia

Day 3: Respiratory Disorders

Blood Gas Interpretation

Mechanical Ventilation Management

Tracheotomy Care

Day 4: Med-Surg Disorders

Renal Disorders

GI Disorders

Endocrine Disorders

Reproductive Disorders

Musculo-skeletal Disorders

Day 5: IV Insertion Management

Fluids and Electrolytes

Blood Compatibility

Blood Transfusions

Calculating Drip Rates

Documentation

Phlebotomy

IV Insertion Practice

 

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