AACN: Essentials of Critical Care Orientation

Elsevier/Elsevier / MC Strategies understands the many challenges facing critical care nurses and educators. That's why we've partnered with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to offer their benchmark e-learning critical care orientation course: Essentials of Critical Care Orientation 2.0 (ECCO 2.0). This powerful critical care educational solution, long a standard in the industry, has been extensively revised and updated. The ECCO 2.0 online course allows your organization to standardize critical care orientation. The expertly written content is rich with interactivity and teaching and learning tools. Staff educators can easily integrate this course into their traditional orientation program.

Authored by AACN
With the ECCO 2.0, your organization will benefit from a breakthrough, Web-based learning program that is ideal both for nurses new to critical care as well as those with experience who seek to refresh their learning or fill knowledge gaps. The course, which has been authored by a team of AACN critical care nursing experts, includes 49 lessons and provides up to 69* continuing nursing education hours awarded by AACN. AACN is the world's largest specialty nursing organization and an advocacy group for the health and welfare of individuals experiencing critical illness or injury.

Evidence-based Practice Updates
Each module in the ECCO 2.0 course addresses the anatomy and physiology of a specific body system. Relevant diagnostic information is included, along with the clinical presentation and management of common disorders associated with the particular body system.

Course content in the extensively revised version of ECCO 2.0 reflects the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices, and practice standards. In response to user feedback, the course also includes more interactivity, a greater number of case studies, and more critical-thinking learning activities.
  Lesson Listings
Introduction to Care of the Critically Ill
Care of the Patient with Neurological Disorders
- Introduction to AACN
- Neurologic System Anatomy and Physiology†
- Care of Specialty Populations in Critical Care
- Special Neurologic Assessment Techniques
- Organizing Care of the Critically Ill Patient
- Neurologic Monitoring
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Stroke
- Special Procedures in the Critical Care Unit - Other Pathological Conditions
Care of the Patient with Cardiovascular Disorders
Care of the Patient with Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology† - Gastrointestinal System Anatomy and Physiology†
- Assessing the Cardiovascular System
- Diagnostic Testing
- Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes - Pathologic Conditions
- Pathologic Conditions - Nutritional Support of Critically Ill Patients
- Cardiac Surgical Interventions    
- Cardiac Pacemakers and AICD Care of the Patient with Renal Disorders
    - Renal System Anatomy and Physiology†
Care of the Patient with Pulmonary Disorders
- Assessment Techniques, Diagnostic Tests and
- Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology†   Monitoring Systems
- Respiratory Assessment Techniques, Diagnostic - Fluid and Electrolyte Disturbances
  Tests and Monitoring Systems - Renal Disease
- Pathologic Conditions - Renal Replacement Therapy
- Airway Management    
- Basic Ventilator Management Care of the Patient with Endocrine Disorders
- Thoracic Surgical Procedures - Endocrine System Anatomy and Physiology†
    - Endocrine System Assessment
Basic Hemodynamic Monitoring - Pathologic Conditions
- Basics of Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems - Managing Hyperglycemia in the Critically Ill Patient
- Arterial Pressure Monitoring    
- Central Venous Catheters Care of the Patient with Hematological Disorders
- Pulmonary Artery Catheters - Hematologic and Immunologic System Anatomy
- Cardiac Output Monitoring - and Physiology†
- Oxygenation and Transport - Assessment, Diagnostic Tests and Monitoring Systems
- Pharmacological Management of Hemodynamics - Pathologic Conditions
    Care of the Patient with Multisystem Disorders
    - Shock
    - Sepsis, SIRS & MODS
    - Overdose

† Optional Content For the End User

*The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

AACN has been approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the State Boards of Nursing of Alabama (#ABNP0062), Louisiana (#12) and California (#01036). AACN programming meets the standards for most other states requiring mandatory continuing education credit for relicensure.


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