Registered Nurse: In Person: Skills Only Refresher Course
Avid Health Educational Services: Registered Nurse In-Person Skills Only Refresher Course
Course Title: Registered Nurse In-Person Skills Refresher Course
Lecture Hours: 4 Hours
Skills Practicum Hours: 30 hours
Class Schedule: Saturday 9 AM- 5 PM (Please view weekly breakdown section). Under certain circumstances schedule accommodate can be arranged.
Prerequisites: Current Registered Nursing License; If your nursing license is suspended please contact your Board of Nursing before signing up for this course to ensure it is accepted. Your Nursing License will be verified
This 34-hour course is designed for Registered Nurses who have been away from the bedside for at least 6 months and need to refresh their clinical skills related to the nurse’s role within the clinical setting. This course will address nursing care issues from a physiologic, pathophysiologic, and psychosocial context. Students will be presented with up-to-date knowledge, which will allow them to think critically and reason through clinical situations.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Describe the role of the Registered Nurse in different Healthcare settings
- Describe the basic concepts of nursing including healthcare delivery, health education, nursing process, and health promotion.
- List 3 concepts and challenges regarding patient management, such as fluid and electrolyte balance and distribution, and pain management.
- Describe the role of the nurse in various peri-operative settings and the nurse’s impact on patient safety.
- Discuss aspects of cancer care and special nursing needs of patients with cancer.
- Discuss how scientific evidence improves the relevance and efficacy of nursing skills.
- Describe the six steps of evidence-based practice.
- Discuss ways to apply evidence in nursing practice.
- Describe the importance of identifying outcomes in the evaluation after evidence-based practice has been implemented.
- Demonstrate how to competently and safely perform the skills of admitting, transferring and discharging patients.
- Describe and demonstrate how to establish the nurse-patient relationship using therapeutic communication.
- Describe how to communicate with a cognitively impaired patient.
- Describe the importance of communicating with colleagues.
- Safely perform the following: Giving a hand-Off report, documenting nurses’ progress notes, adverse event reporting, proper delegation
- Discuss guidelines related to electronic health record (EHR) and HIPAA.
- Describe the RN’s role within the interdisciplinary team
- Demonstrate proficiency in performing the nurse’s role in the following areas:
Vital signs, Health and Physical Assessment, Specimen Collection, Diagnostic Procedures, Medical Asepsis, Sterile Technique, Patient Safety, Pain Management, Hygiene, Safe Medication preparation and administration, Airway Management, Oxygen therapy Devices, Chest Physiotherapy, Cardiac Care, Chest Tube Care, Life Support Measures, Intravenous and vascular access devices, Central Line Care, Tracheotomy Care, Blood Therapy, Oral Nutrition, Enteral Nutrition, Suctioning and Aspiration Precaution, Parental Nutrition, Urinary Devices, Ostomy Care, Pre and Postop Care, Pressure Injury prevention and care, Wound Care, Use of heat and cold Therapy, Home Safety for the Elderly, Developing a Plan of Care using the nursing process, EKG Monitoring, Diabetic Management, Body Mechanics, Care of patients with low mobility, Medication Calculation
Course Materials: Handouts will be provided, students must bring their own stethoscope