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Introduction to Adult ICU Nursing and Mechanical Ventilation is a Course

Introduction to Adult ICU Nursing and Mechanical Ventilation



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What you'll learn:

This course offers nursing-specific content and new interactive modules to meet course objectives. While this course focuses on care of the mechanically ventilated patient, care of the critically ill patient also requires basic knowledge of a number of other areas including: electrocardiogram interpretation and management, hemodynamic monitoring, management of shock, titratable IV drips and others. Additional resources to support foundational knowledge of these areas is also available in this course. This course intends to introduce non-ICU nurses to the ICU setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the ICU setting and specific related nursing roles
  • Introduce concepts of titratable IV infusions
  • Analyze appropriate considerations related to pain in the critically ill patient
  • Define purpose and indications for sedation
  • Identify nursing roles in relation to the sedated patient
  • Describe implications for titratable sedation, analgesia, and neuromuscular blockade infusions

Please note: These objectives are for the first module, additional objectives will be added as additional modules are added to the course.

What you'll do:

Watch videos and lectures, complete a knowledge check and participate in the Community Feedback Forum (optional).

Who this course is designed for:

The purpose of this course is to support non-ICU registered nurses (RNs) in their transition to caring for COVID-19 patients in the ICU setting. This course was created under the assumption that learners are registered nurses with active licenses.

Course Requirements: Suggested completion of EdEx and AACN courses (links provided on course homepage).

Meet the instructor

Aliria Muñoz Rascón, PhD, RN, CCRN-K

Aliria Muñoz Rascón PhD, RN, CCRN'K is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation. Dr. Rascón earned her PhD in nursing with a minor in nursing education from the University of Arizona where she completed a research exploring diabetes management in Mexican American grandmothers. Having taught in the pre-licensure BSN program at Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation since 2013, Dr. Rascón has instructed 16 different clinical, simulation, didactic and online courses including Pharmacology, Professional Nursing Concepts, Critical Care Nursing, and Evidence Based Practice. She also serves as Assistant Director of the Edson Global Health Collaboratory where she specializes in leading study abroad program to Peru and continues to create new international opportunities for nursing students. Dr. Rascón has a breadth of nursing experience ranging from medical-surgical, telemetry, oncology, medical ICU, surgical ICU, trauma ICU, CVIC, neuro ICU and community health. She has also volunteered as a nurse internationally in four countries and organized international nursing service projects. Dr. Rascón has received multiple awards for teaching excellence and accomplishment in nursing education and continues to chair numerous undergraduate and graduate nursing student thesis committees. She serves as a mentor to new undergraduate faculty and has created multiple new nursing courses currently integrated into Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation's rigorous BSN curriculum.

Ask the Expert Questionnaire

Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is seeking volunteers to assist with an "Ask the Expert" section of our recently developed course, Introduction to Adult ICU Nursing and Mechanical Ventilation. In response to the current Covid-19 pandemic, this course was developed by our talented nursing faculty as self-paced and unfacilitated. However, we understand that some professionals who enroll in the course may have additional questions outside of the content. Therefore, we are creating a bank of qualified professionals, our ASU nursing alumni, who are willing to assist in this role. We anticipate that this will be less than one-hour commitment per week.

Should you be willing and able to assist with this important project, please complete the following questionnaire. We will be in touch with next steps. Thank you so much for your support of our continuing education efforts to support the health care community during this difficult time.

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