Nurse Refresher Course RN/LVN
Best American Healthcare University offers RN and LVN nurse refresher courses in Riverside CA. We also have online nurse refresher courses. Our profound Nurse refresher course is one of the premier in the Inland Empire. BAHU nurse refresher classes come with ceus for nurses. We serve Ontario, CA residents, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Upland, Pomona, Corona, Moreno Valley, and the whole of Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino counties), Orange county, Los Angeles and beyond.
This Nurse Refresher course is designed for nurses who have not practiced nursing for an extended period of time, or have been working in a field where they didn't utilize their "hands-on clinical skills". The goal of this class is to give and update nurses' knowledge and skills. Strong emphasis is placed on clinical nursing procedures. This 5- day class will help increase the skills and confidence of RN's and LPN's as they return to the clinical setting. It is also a very useful course for new graduate nurses.
This course is approved for CE Credits with the BRN & BVNPT
Available classroom and online
RN/LVN Nurse Refresher Course
At the end of this 6 day seminar, students will feel comfortable working as an RN/LPN in a clinical setting, such as acute care, sub acute care settings, and nursing homes especially in the areas of Critical Care, blood draw, IV therapy, Nursing Pharmacology and EKG interpretation. Choose CPI or MAB as a bonus to the class.
What you get:
Critical Care Nursing Review (Online)
EKG Certification for Nurses (Online)
MAB OR CPI Online(Bonus- Choose one) (Price not included in the course)
IV Therapy & Blood Withdrawal Refresher (Classroom)
Nursing pharmacology review (Online)
For classroom, Please register above with $450 deposit to reserve your seat, or pay $899 in full. (You do not have to have a paypal account when you get to the page, scroll down to where it says 'pay with a debit card')
You can also take this class online for $899.
40 CE Credits available.
DAY ONE TO THREE (9AM TO 5PM): IV THERAPY & BLOOD WITHDRAW REFRESHER WITH HANDS-ON PRACTICE AND LIVE DRAWS.
DAY FOUR: (ONLINE) EKG/DYSRHYTHMIA INTERPRETATION CERTIFICATION
DAY FIVE: (ONLINE) NURSING PHARMACOLOGY REVIEW.
DAY SIX: CRITICAL CARE NURSING REVIEW
BONUS: Crisis Prevention Intervention OR Management of Assaultive Behavior Online Course
Dates for IV therapy and blood draw refresher (9am to 5pm) first 3 days, You then have 4 weeks to complete the following courses Online: EKG Certification, Nursing Pharmacology and Critical Care Nursing Review.
Jan 14, 15, 16
Jan 28, 29, 30
Feb 11, 12, 13
Feb 25, 26, 27
Mar 10, 11, 12,
Mar 24, 25, 26
April 14, 15, 16
Apr 28, 29, 30
May 12, 13, 14
May 26, 27, 28
June 9, 10, 11
June 23, 24, 25
July 14, 15, 16
July 28, 29, 30
Aug 11, 12, 13
Aug 25, 26, 27
Sept 8, 9, 10
Sept 22, 23, 24
Oct 6, 7, 8
Oct 20, 21, 22
Nov 10, 11, 12
Dec 8, 9, 10
How online nurse refresher course works:
1. Register and pay the initial deposit of $450 or the full amount of $899
2. Receive study materials at your doorstep within five business days
3. Take the program and the exam review with the help of an online instructor.(must be completed within 4 weeks or you request an extension)
4. Assignments are divided into week one, week two, three and four and are due every Tuesday of the four weeks.(Your online instructor will guide you)
5. Pay the remaining $450 two weeks after the initial deposit if you choose the two payment option (automatic debit)
6. Complete the course on the fourth week and receive your certificate in the mail with the state approved CE credits.
Nurse Refresher Course Objectives
At the end of the Critical Care nursing review course, the nurse would express a good understanding of the following topics:
-Critical Care Basics
-Holistic Care Issues
-Neurologic System care
-Cardiovascular System care
-Respiratory System care
-Cardiovascular System care
-Renal System care
-Endocrine System care
-Hematologic System care
-Multi-System Issues care
-Moderate Sedation care
-Preventing Compilations in the critically obese patient
-Drug overdose and poisoning
At the end of the nursing pharmacology course, the nurse would express a good understanding of the following topics:
-How drugs act and interact in the treatment of disease.
-The mechanisms of drug action;
-details of specific drugs by pharmacologic class;
-Review of the nursing process related to each drug category for all body systems, plus pain medications, anti-infective drugs, and cancer drugs; and highlights of potentially dangerous interactions, including drug-herb interactions.
-An overview of Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, interactions, adverse reactions, and nursing process considerations for each drug.
Intravenous Therapy and Blood Withdrawal Course Description
This class teaches students how to initiate and/or maintain common intravenous therapies. It also covers proper nursing assessments, documentation, and special patient care during Intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal procedures. The focus is on hospitalized patients but the knowledge acquired is applicable to the home health and field settings. The IV therapy and Blood Withdrawal class is a 36 contact hour course with 27 hours spent in theory and 9 hours spent in practical demonstration.
Upon the completion of this course, students will:
-Describe the anatomy of the skin, the microscopic structure of the vein and the location of veins in the upper and lower extremities of the body
-Explain the psychological preparation of the patient prior to IV therapy
-Explain the universal precautions for infection control
-Describe the indications for intravenous therapy, types of venipuncture devices and types of delivery systems.
-Describe types of intravenous fluids
-Explain the preparation and immobilization of the venipuncture site
-Explain the observation of a patient undergoing intravenous therapy and regulation of the fluid flow
-Explain local and systemic reactions and interventions.
-Explain methods of blood withdrawal which are venipunture, skin puncture (capillary blood withdrawal) and arterial puncture
-Explain homeostasis, the three major organs effecting homeostasis, and functions of electrolytes.
-Calculate the correct volume and dosage for a prescribed IV medication dose
-Explain how to select the appropriate method in a given situation.
-Describe the different safety measures during blood withdrawal
-Explain the possible complications as well as possible interventions for each complication episode
-Describe the preparation of the withdrawal site
-Explain the proper documentation associated with IV therapy and blood withdrawal
-Describe the legal aspects as set forth in California Business and Professions code sections 2860.5(b) and (c)
-Demonstrate the following:
1. Preparation of equipment for intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal
2. Knowledge of the safety factors
3. Choice of a vein
4. Choice of the device for intravenous therapy and blood withdrawal
5. Techniques of venipuncture
6. Preparation of the venipuncture site
7. Preparation of the equipment
8. Successful Placement of a IV catheter
9. Universal precautions for infection control
EKG for Nurses
At the end of the EKG for Nurses course, the nurse would express a good understanding of the following topics:
-Introduction to Electrocardiography
-The duties of a nurse during Electrocardiography?
-Proper attachment of electrodes to the patient's chest, arms, and legs. A general knowledge of the EKG machine as it is used to trace and -record electrical impulses transmitted by the patient's heart. Nurses’ responsibility in data collection before, during and after EKG.
- An overview of Holter monitoring and stress testing.
-Understanding various EKG/Dysrhythmia reading and interpretations and nursing interventions
Management of Assaultive Behavior
At the end of the managing aggressive behavior class, the student will express a good understanding of the following:
(1) Meaning of Assault
(2) Types of Assaultive behaviors and their Causes
(3) General safety measures.
(4) Personal safety measures.
(5) The assault cycle.
(6) Aggression and violence predicting factors.
(7) Obtaining patient history from a patient with violent behavior.
(8) Characteristics of aggressive and violent patients and victims.
(9) Verbal and physical maneuvers to diffuse and avoid violent behavior.
(10) Strategies to avoid physical harm.
(11) Restraining techniques.
(12) Appropriate use of medications as chemical restraints.