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FUNDAMENTAL: Skills

  • COVID-19 (part I) Isolation Precautions
  • Blood transfusion/fluid overload
  • PO/SQ/IV Med Administration
  • NG Tube Insertion/SBO
  • Urinary Catheterization/Urinary Retention/

FUNDAMENTAL: Nursing Assessment

  • GI Assessment: Pancreatitis
  • Integumentary Assessment: Cellulitis
  • Respiratory System Assessment: Asthma
  • Cardiac System Assessment: Heart Failure
  • Neuro System Assessment: Brain tumor
  • GU System Assessment: Renal calculi

FUNDAMENTAL TOPICS/HOLISTIC CARE

  • Pain control-Postop
  • Practice dilemma: Pain Control or Drug-Seeking Behavior?
  • Practice dilemma: Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic abuse)
  • Practice dilemma: Elder Abuse
  • Practice dilemma: Human Trafficking
  • Practice dilemma: Anxiety or Spiritual Distress?
  • Practice dilemma: Disrespectful Family Member
  • Practice dilemma: Depressed Patient/Loss of Hope

INCIVILITY/STUDENT SUCCESS

  • Student Burnout
  • Student-to-Faculty Incivility
  • Nurse-to-Student Incivility
  • Incivility Essentials-4 Practiced Based Scenarios

PHARMACOLOGY

  • Cardiac meds: Hypotension
  • Cardiac meds: Bradycardia/prolonged QT

FLUIDS & ELECTROLYTES

  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)

CARDIAC

  • Hypertension
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome/MI
  • Heart Failure/Acute Renal Failure (med/surg)
  • Heart Failure/home health setting
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)
  • Atrial Fibrillation/Heart Failure

RESP

  • Pneumonia/COPD
  • Asthma (adolescent)
  • Cystic Fibrosis (peds)
  • Respiratory Distress/Rapid Response
  • ETOH withdrawal/Pneumonia

NEURO

  • Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
  • Parkinsons Disease
  • Acute Delirium
  • Delirium or ETOH Withdrawal?
  • ETOH Withdrawal-Pneumonia
  • Alzheimers/Dementia
  • Managing Physically Aggressive Pt/Dementia
  • Brain Tumor
  • Altered Mental Status-Vasovagal Syncope

GI/GU

  • Cirrhosis
  • GI Bleed
  • Ileus/NG Tube Insertion
  • Small Bowel Obstruction(SBO)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Urinary Retention/Urinary Catheterization
  • Renal Calculi
  • UTI/Urosepsis
  • C. difficile Colitis
  • Practice Dilemma: Dialysis or Hospice

SURGICAL

  • Surgical Pain Management (1/2)
  • Over Sedation/Cardiac Arrest (2/2)
  • TKA/Sepsis
  • Appendicitis (adolescent)
  • Cellulitis/osteomyelitis (post-op)

CRITICAL CARE/ADVANCED MED/SURG

  • Sepsis/Septic Shock
  • SBO/Perforated Bowel/Sepsis/ICU
  • GI Bleed-Hypovolemic shock
  • Respiratory/Cardiac Arrest
  • Heart Failure-Critical Care/vasoactive gtts

MEDICAL ETHICS/PRACTICE DILEMMAS

  • Aggressive Medical Treatment (LVAD) or Hospice
  • Code Status vs. Patient Autonomy
  • Dealing with Death
  • Medical Futility
  • Remain Intubated or Withdraw Life Support
  • Resuscitation Dilemma
  • Chemotherapy/End of Life
  • Surgery or Palliative Medical Management
  • Transitioning to Comfort Care

COMMUNITY HEALTH

  • COVID-19
  • Heart Failure: Home Health First Visit (1/2)
  • Heart Failure: Home Health First Visit (2/2)
  • Day in the Life of a Camp Nurse: Priority Setting Activity
  • Homelessness/Hypertension

MISC.

  • COVID-19 (part I)
  • Breast Cancer/Sepsis
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Sickle Cell Anemia (adolescent)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Myelodysplatic Syndrome (MDS)/Anemia

PEDIATRICS

  • Diabetes-Type I/DKA
  • Gastroenteritis (GE)
  • Respiratory Synctial Virus (RSV)
  • Asthma (adolescent)
  • Sickle Cell Anemia (adolescent)
  • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
  • Failure to Thrive (FTT)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Congenital Heart Defect
  • Appendicitis (adolescent)

OB

  • Antepartum Care (1/4)
  • Labor/Vaginal Delivery (2/4)
  • Postpartum Care/Vaginal Delivery (3/4)
  • Infant-normal (4/4)
  • Post-partum Affective Disorder
  • Fetal Monitoring Strip Interpretation Bundle
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Post-partum Hemorrhage
  • Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
  • Placental Abruption
  • Fetal Distress/C-section
  • Mastitis
  • Breastfeeding Infant
  • Hyperbilirubinemia

MENTAL HEALTH

  • Bi-polar Depression (manic)
  • Depression/overdose/psychosis
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • PTSD-war veteran
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression-Older Adult
  • Physical Aggression/Dementia
  • Suicide & Non-Suicidal Self-Injury/Transgender
  • Practice dilemma-Anxiety or Spiritual Distress?
  • Practice Dilemma-Depressed Patient/Loss of Hope

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