Unit One

Jan 25th - Feb 15th

Week One: Course Overview, Introduction to Critical Care and Case Management

Week Two: Case Management & Vulnerable Populations, Hemodynamics

Week Three: Hemodynamics, Cardiovascular System, EKG Interpretation

Week Four: Exam Prep 0900-0915; Exam 0930-1030

Module Two begins during Week Four

Learning Outcomes

This is the Unit 1 which extends from Week 1 through 3. The exam for Unit 1 is on Week 4, February 15.

At the end of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Describe the overall course design, topics, expectations and access course materials
  • Describe two models of case management
  • Acknowledge local area resources available for patient's or families
  • Identify the value of evidence based practice in nursing
  • Summarize vulnerable populations in California related to healthcare issues or access to care
  • Identify and describe acute and chronic cardiac conditions including pathophysiology, presenting signs and symptoms, etiology and contributing factors, sequelae and progression, and goals of nursing management
  • Compare and contrast acute versus chronic disease illness related to hemodynamic stability and cardiovascular function
  • Identify key nursing management strategies for patients with cardiovascular dysfunction
  • Categorize appropriate nursing care planning (assessment, diagnosis, goals, interventions, evaluation) related to the patient with cardiovascular dysfunction