The COVID-19 pandemic demands the rapid upskill of the nursing workforce in order to manage an anticipated surge in emergency presentations with acute respiratory problems and/or failure.
This online short course has been specifically designed as a rapid upskill program to support registered nurses (RNs) caring for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ten self-paced modules provide online active learning with self-assessment focused on the care of the patient with acute respiratory failure and sepsis. Also included are 12 case studies and six simulator case studies to further reinforce learning.
Registered nurses working in the acute care setting who need to develop foundational knowledge required to safely assess, plan and provide supportive care to patients with acute respiratory failure as a result of COVID-19 infection. In addition, allied health and medical practitioners may find this course relevant to their practice.
By the end of the ten modules and case studies learners will be able to:
- Apply evidence to the nursing assessment and management of patients with acute respiratory failure and a systemic inflammatory response.
- Identify core risks and control measures implemented to safely care for critically ill patients.