Courses

 

Below are all the super awesome courses I am an affiliate for:

  • Cardiac Nurse Crash Course

      • Price:
        • $57 
      • CEU’s:
        • 5 hours
      • Instructors:
        • Susan DuPont, BSN, RN, CEN (ME!)
        • Kati Kleber, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
        • John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
      • Course objectives:
        • Learners will be able to differentiate between pleural effusions, pleurisy, pleurodesis, and pneumothorax.
        • Learners will be able to discuss the coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) and outline important post-operative nursing care considerations both in the intensive care and nursing floor.
        • Learners will be able to verbalize nursing interventions for a patient who is in atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response.

 

  • Neuro Nurse Crash Course

      • Price:
        • $37 
      • CEU’s:
        • 5 hours
      • Instructors:
        • Kati Kleber, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
        • Melissa Stafford, BSN, RN, CCRN, SCRN
      • Course objectives:
        • Learners will be able to differentiate between ischemic stroke, hemorrhagic stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, subdural hematoma, and epidural hematoma.
        • Learners will be able to discuss at least three important aspects of the neuro patient assessment, differentiate an unconscious versus and conscious patient assessment, and discuss aspects of communication to providers and documentation considerations.
        • Learners will be able to verbalize essential aspects of receiving and giving nursing report on neuro patients.

 

  • Basic 12 lead EKG Interpretation:

      • Price:
        • $29 
      • CEU’s:
        • 3.0
      • Instructor:
        • Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
      • Topics Covered:
        • Positioning of leads
        • Cardiac anatomy
        • Electrical Axis: Normal vs abnormal
        • Left Anterior Fascicular Block
        • Left Posterior Fascicular Block
        • Left Bundle Branch Block
        • Right Bundle Branch Block
        • Myocardial Infarction types
        • Underlying vascular tendencies for overlying EKG findings
        • ST depressions, elevations, and q-wave abnormalities
        • Pattern recognition for acute MI
        • Inferior, Septal, Anterior, and Lateral MI
        • Reciprocal changes commonly seen
        • Dressler Syndrome/Pericarditis
        • Hyper/hypocalcemia
        • Hyper/hypokalemia
        • Brugada Syndrome
        • Long QT syndromes
        • Pre-excitation
        • Pulmonary Embolism/S1Q3T3
        • Other common diagnoses made from EKGs
        • Plenty more fun surprises

 

  • Chest and Abdominal X-Ray Interpretation:

      • Price:
        • $29 
      • CEU’s:
        • 3.0
      • Instructor:
        • Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
      • Topics Covered:
        • Basic image nomenclature and orientation
        • Portable vs Non-portable CXR
        • Standardizing your interpretation process
        • The alphabet of the X-ray
        • Cardiac evaluation
        • Aortic evaluation
        • Hilar evaluation
        • Thoracic evaluation
        • Pulmonary evaluation
        • Identifying lobar abnormalities
        • Atelectasis
        • Pneumonia
        • Pneumothorax
        • Tuberculosis
        • Aspiration
        • Nodules
        • Foreign bodies
        • Pleural effusions and layering views
        • Congestive Heart Failure
        • Trauma
        • Small and large bowel exam
        • Ileus vs obstruction
        • Volvulus
        • Calculi (gall, renal, cystic)
        • Aortic Aneurysm
        • CT scans
        • Ultrasound
        • MRI/MRA
        • PET

 

  • Fluid Resuscitation and Vasopressors:

      • Price:
        • $29 
      • Instructor:
        • Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
      • Topics Covered:
        • Definitions of catecholamines
        • Basic concepts of sympathetic tone
        • Mechanisms that affect basal tone
        • Resistance vs capacitance vessels
        • Signs of inadequate cellular volume
        • Determining fluid or vasopressor approach
        • Fluid resuscitation options and guidelines
        • Sympathetic and parasympathetic receptors
        • Dopaminergic receptors
        • Tyrosine and pharmacologic mechanisms
        • Choosing the right vasopressor for the right patient scenario
        • Dopamine
        • Dobutamine
        • Epinephrine
        • Norepinephrine
        • Neosynephrine
        • Vasopressin
        • Physiologic barriers to successful titration
        • Implications to practice
        • Considerations for safe use
  • The Online ICU Skills Conference:

      • Price:
        • $79 
      • CEU’s:
        • 8.0
      • Instructors:
        • Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
        • Kati Kleber, MSN, RN, CCRN-K
      • Topics Covered:
        • Fluid Resuscitation and Vasopressors – Dr. John Russell
        • Basic 12 Lead EKG Interpretation – Dr. John Russell
        • Chest and Abdominal X-Ray Interpretation – Dr. John Russell
        • Emotional Pain – Kati and John Kleber
        • Patient and Family Centered Communication in the ICU – Kati Kleber
  • The Online Opioid Prescription and Substance Abuse Education:

      • Price:
        • $199
      • CEU’s:
        • 10.5 hours (10.0 of those hours are Pharmacology hours)
      • Instructor:
        • Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
      • Course information:
        • This course is a self-study of the April 2018 Live version of this content. By watching each of the 10 hours of content at your pace, you can affordably and efficiently meet this requirement! At the end of these videos, you will take a post-course evaluation and when that is submitted, you will be connected to a site where all 10 CE certificates will be generated for you to instantly download and print!
  • Diabetes Management Made Easy:

    • Price:
      • $19
    • CEU’s:
      • 2.0 Pharmacology hours
    • Instructor:
      • Dr. Tanya Munger, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, AP-PMN, CCHP
    • Course content:
      • Diabetes concepts and management paradigm
      • Guideline options for practice
      • Classes of pharmacologic antidiabetic agents
      • Insulin management options
      • Glucose monitoring
      • Future options for diabetes management
  • Antibiotic Management Made Easy:

    • Price:
      • $19
    • CEU’s:
      • 2.0 Pharmacology hours
    • Instructor:
      • Tom Maggio, PharmD, BCCCP
    • Course content:
      • History of our modern antibiotics
      • Common pathogens and classifications
      • Testing used to isolate and evaluate antibiotic response
      • Interpretation of these tests
      • Different antibiotic classes and examples of each class
      • What antibiotic to choose for common indications
      • Duration of therapy for common indications
      • The future of antibiotic therapy and resistance trends
  • Wound Management Made Easy:

    • Price:
      • $19
    • CEU’s:
      • 2.0 hours
    • Instructor:
      • Catherine Rogers, DNP, APRN-BC, CWCN, CWS, FACCWS
    • Course Content:
      • Basic wound types
      • Basic wound stages
      • The history of wound management
      • Modern trends in wound management
      • Topical therapies for advanced wound healing
      • Hyperbaric therapy
      • Wound vac management and therapy
      • Acute wound dressings
      • Chronic wound dressings
  • Heart Failure Management Made Easy:

    • Price:
      • $19 
    • CEU’s:
      • 2.0 hours
    • Instructor:
      • Janet Lenz, APRN, NP-BC, CCRN, RCIS
    • Course Content:
      • Identification of types of heart failure
      • HFpEF
      • HFrEF
      • Functional classes
      • Treatment strategies
      • Guidelines
      • Pharmacologic principles
      • Societal burden
      • Practice and research gaps
      • Next steps for practice management

 

In person workshops located in Hoffman Estates, IL.

 

Outpatient Practitioner Skills Workshop:

  • Outpatient Practitioner Skills Workshop: January 12-13, 2019
  • Outpatient Practitioner Skills Workshop: June 1-2, 2019
  • Outpatient Practitioner Skills Workshop: October 5-6, 2019
    • Price:
      • $499 
    • CEU’s:
      • 21 Hours (2.0 hours are Pharmacology hours)
    • Instructor:
      • Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
    • Course Topics:
      • 8 Hour Basic Suturing Techniques
      • Cerumen Impaction Removal
      • Fluorescein Stain and Woods Lamp Lab
      • Incision and Drainage
      • Local Anesthesia Techniques
      • Abscess Packing
      • Basics of Wound Management
      • Cryotherapy
      • Skin Lesion Lab (Punch and Shave Biopsy Excision)
      • Orthopedic Xray Interpretation

 

Suturing Workshops

  • Basic:
  • Comprehensive:
    • Comprehensive Suture Training Workshop: February 23-24, 2019
      • Price:
        • $499
      • CEU’s:
        • 16 Hours
      • Instructor:
        • Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
      • Course Topics:
        • Two and one-handed knot tying techniques and applications.
        • Suturing instrumentation and tying with instruments.
        • Observing how your instrumentation can work with you.
        • Understanding and performing subcuticular skin closure with
        • Confidence
        • Suture types and the needles that accompany them.
        • Needle driving, suturing, and knot tying selection relevant to tissue
        • layers and proper wound closure.
        • Guaranteed surgical knot tightening strategies and specialty knot
        • tying techniques.
        • Common interrupted sutures with and without buried knots
          • Simple interrupted
          • Horizontal mattress
          • Vertical mattress
          • Figure of eight
        • Common running sutures with and without buried knots
          • Simple running suture line
          • Running horizontal mattress suture line
          • Running vertical mattress suture line
          • Running locking suture line
          • Modified versions of running suture lines
          • Running subcuticular
        • Specialty suturing
        • Drain insertion and securing
        • Fine suture management
        • Matching tissues of different thickness
        • Biopsy closure for punch and elliptical incisions
        • Incision and drainage techniques
        • Skin stapling and removal techniques

Chest Tube Insertion Workshop

  • Chest Tube Insertion Workshop: February 24, 2019
    • Price:
      • $99
    • CEU’s:
      • 3 Hours
    • Instructor:
      • Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
    • Course Topics:
      • Field preparation
      • Rib space selection and landmarks
      • Local anesthesia
      • Blunt and Trocar tube insertion
      • Pleurevac basics
      • Post-procedure management and documentation

Central Line Insertion Workshop

  • Central Line Insertion Workshop: February 23, 2019
    • Price:
      • $99
    • CEU’s:
      • 3 Hours
    • Instructor:
      • Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
    • Course Topics:
      • Field preparation
      • Ultrasound guided and landmark guided approach
      • Local anesthesia
      • Right internal jugular approach
      • Right subclavian approach
      • SCVO2 catheter basics for hemodynamic monitoring
      • Securement
      • Post-procedure management and documentation

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