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The ICU Patient: A General Approach In Management

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 1.5 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 2612 reviews

Course Summary

Outcomes for patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) can vary widely, and ICU nurses play a significant role in those results. An ICU nurse’s responsibilities include assessing a patient’s needs, making sure the patient has adequate medication, nutrition, and hygiene, and even keeping the patient’s spirits high by demonstrating a positive attitude. It often falls on the nursing staff’s shoulders to ensure that patients feel comfortable and secure so that they can begin their healing journey. This course aims to serve as a general and basic approach to nursing responsibility in the ICU setting.

Course Format

Homestudy

Course Syllabus

  1. Introduction
  2. Pain Management
    1. Assessment
    2. Treatment
      1. Opiates
      2. Nonopiates
      3. Dosing
      4. Side Effects and Complications
    3. Monitoring
  3. Sedation
    1. Agitation Management
    2. Delirium Management
  4. Nutrition
    1. Assessment
    2. Delivery Methods
      1. Enteral Nutrition
      2. Parenteral Nutrition
      3. Oral Nutrition
    3. Malnutrition
  5. Hygiene
    1. Medical Staff Hygiene
    2. Patient Hygiene
      1. Oral Care
      2. Bed/Bath Care
  6. The Importance Of A Positive Attitude
  7. Summary

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