Courses

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

  • Critical Doing: Next-Level Communication and Effective Critical Thinking Skills 

    • Price:
      • $22
    • Instructors:
      • Nick Angelis, MSN, CRNA
    • Course Objective:
      • Critical thinking plays an especially important role in the field of nursing. Many of us struggle to develop those skills during school and throughout that first challenging year at the bedside. We may think we know the best way to tackle a shift, set of tasks, or situation. But when it comes to putting boots (or Danskos) on the ground to actually get it done, that’s where the novice and advanced beginner nurses tend to need extra support and encouragement to develop into that competent nurse. Learn from experienced nurse and CNRA, Nick Angelis, about the art of critical thinking and how you can translate that into critical doing.
    • Topics:
      • Common Sense and Competence
      • Coworker Communication
      • Care Coordination
      • Provider Phone Calls
      • Knowing How You Think
      • Simplifying
      • Documentation
      • From Thinking to Doing: Waiting for Your Patient to Crash
      • Communication While Doing
      • Prioritization
      • The Follow-Up
  • 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: 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:
    • Basic 8 hour Suture Training Workshop: April 26, 2019
    • Basic 8 hour Suture Training Workshop: June 1, 2019
    • Basic 8 hour Suture Training Workshop: October 5, 2019
    • Basic 8 hour Suture Training Workshop: November 18, 2019
      • Price:
        • $279
      • CEU’s:
        • 8 Hours
      • Instructor:
        • Dr. John Russell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CCRN, RNFA
      • Course Topics:
        • Suturing instrumentation and tying with instruments.
        • Suture types and the needles that accompany them.
        • Needle driving, suturing, and knot tying selection relevant to tissue layers and proper wound closure.
        • Simple interrupted stitch
        • Horizontal mattress stitch
        • Vertical mattress stitch
        • Figure of eight stitch (4 types)
        • 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 stitch
        • Punch biopsy techniques
        • Skin stapler insertion and removal
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