Core Critical Care Nursing

A series of short, impactful lectures on essential Critical Care Nursing topics delivered by leading educators from Australia and around the world

The course duration is 1hr 57min.

2 CPD Points, 2 CEUs.
Accredited by CPDUK and CBRN.

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ACCCN Lecturers
A selection of Critical Care Nursing educators from Australia and around the world
Module 1: Basics of Nursing Care
  • Lecture: Nursing Care of the Mechanically Ventilated Patient
  • Lecture: Top 10 Tips to Recognise and Respond to Patient Deterioration
  • Lecture: Nursing Management of Critically Ill Patients with a Central Venous Catheter
Module 2: Mechanical Ventilation
  • Lecture: Assisting with intubation of the suspected, or COVID-positive, patient
  • Lecture: Mechanical Ventilation
  • Lecture: CPAP & PEEP
  • Lecture: Proning
  • Lecture: Common Drugs Used in Sedation Protocols in Mechanically Ventilated Patients
Module 3: Cardiovascular
  • Lecture: Introduction to ECG Rhythm Interpretation
  • Lecture: The Basics of Arterial Lines
Course Summary

Get the core knowledge of Critical Care Nursing and feel empowered to take on new critical care tasks in the coming months. This course will cover the basic essentials to get you started and give you the confidence to work outside your normal environment. Each short impactful lecture is delivered by a leading critical care nursing educator with an emphasis on the core topics to get you where you need to be.

Target Audience

All health professionals interested in the basics of Critical Care Nursing

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, you should be able to:

  • Deliver basic critical care nursing tasks
  • Describe the core features of respiratory failure
  • Describe the core functions of mechanical ventilation and proning
  • Understand the core essentials of ECG recognition and blood-gas analysis