Critical Care


Prevention Priority offers a full compliment of critical care seminars, workshops or even bedside instruction.  You may be interested in attending a seminar we host or contracting with us to bring a customized seminar to you and your staff. 


Our extensive experience in critical care, coupled with an unforgettable, non-threatening and outright fun learning environment have allowed us the privilege of working with Nurses, Physicians, Respiratory Therapist and more who consistently rate their experiences as “excellent” and often “the best course I’ve attended”.


While a sample of our critical care offerings are listed here, please keep in mind we can design a course specifically to meet your needs.  Opening a new ICU, CVICU or PCU? We can help.  Looking for fun, energetic speakers for your seminar offering? Call us. 


Example of Offerings:


C.A.P.S. (Clinical Assessment, Performance and Skills)


Designed to support the popular ECCOÒ (Essentials of Critical Care Orientation) Program from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this programs primary focus is the development and growth of the clinician at the bedside.  Perhaps your facility has purchased ECCOÒ, but require additional resources to provide one-on-one clinical oversight in the areas of clinical assessment, critical thinking, time management and cost-effectiveness. We are able to address individual needs of your students and develop tailored opportunities for improvement that will last for the duration of a career. 


C.A.P.S. may also be used as a stand-alone program when developing or opening a new unit of any type or as an ongoing resource where a critical care educator is unavailable or would like additional assistance.


Orientation to the Care of the Acute and Critically-ill Patient


A complete critical care course designed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), this course can be offered in it’s entirety (96 hours) or can be used by systems (cardiovascular, neuro, renal) to meet your educational needs.


If your facility is in need of a critical care course to develop new Nurses, this course is exactly what you need.  Prevention Priority couples this material with the intangibles of decades of experience and a comfortable learning environment where every student is given what they need to succeed.  You may choose to offer this as a closed course or open it to the community and expose the great things your facility has to offer to Nurses who are looking for a move into critical or progressive care.

8 – 96 Hours


12-Lead EKG


Fear no more!  In a fun, fast 8 hours, the Prevention Priority 12-lead EKG course will give you the confidence you need to assess for patterns of ischemia, injury and myocardial death and then comfortably communicate your findings.  Topics include criteria and assessment of MI, indications of septal, anterior, posterior, lateral, inferior, atrial and right ventricular involvement, axis deviation and the treatment options and requirements for each of them.  We feel that repetition yields success; therefore you will have many opportunities to interpret EKGs with our faculty at your side!

Basic EKG skills are necessary for this course.


8 hours



Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump


The fact is that the IABP saves lives and is often underutilized.  This may occur for a variety of reasons but lack of familiarity and education should not be one of them!  In this course you will discover the truly fascinating world of cardiac assist devices that are designed to minimize oxygen consumption and maximize delivery and cardiac output.  Does the very sound of that scare you?  Great! You are exactly the person we specialize in teaching!  You can and will learn the indications for cardiac assist therapy including pathophysiology, insertion and removal, timing and troubleshooting.

4 – 8 hours





This offering starts with the very basics of hemodynamics and builds to more advanced concepts of waveform identification and topics such as continuous cardiac output monitoring and SvO2 assessment.  Clinical interventions, medications, resynchronization and assist devices are discussed

Is it ever appropriate to use Nipride on a hypotensive patient?  Yes, and you will learn when and why! 

8 -16 hours






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