This two-day course provides the critical care nurse with a review of AACN's core curriculum. The agenda combines central knowledge-based lectures for nurses working in the ICU with an essential review of nursing care and interventions according to the AACN exam blueprint for the critical care provider. This review is not an introduction to the ICU, but a comprehensive update for the professional at the bedside and preparing for the certification examination. For attendees preparing to take the CCRN Exam: This review course content follows AACN's updated 2015 CCRN Exam blueprint. Professional Caring and Ethical Practice (20% of exam) issues are addressed when appropriate throughout the seminar.
Cost for both days:
- University Health System Employees - $200
- Non-Employee - $300
- visitor parking lot
RN/LPN/LVN/Other: 14.5 Contact Hours
Includes 4 Pharmacology Contact Hours
Alex Klacman, MSN/Ed., RN, CCRN, RN-BC
Alex is Texas Health Resources' system critical care clinical
education specialist and critical care/invasive cardiac services educator at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital-Dallas. She is also the critical care/trauma service line educator at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital-Dallas. She was the first person globally to lead implementation of the American Heart Association's innovative Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI") program . She is an experienced critical care nurse, having practiced at the bedside for eight years prior to moving into education. Her interests include best practices in resuscitation education and innovation, care of critically ill cardiology patients and basic/advanced ECG interpretation. Alex is also a part-time instructor for Western Governors
University in Utah, teaching pre-licensure nursing students in the simulation laboratory. She has been a presenter for the Dallas chapter of the AACN and has presented at several state and national nursing conferences. She was also honored as one of the 2013 Great 100 Nurses of Dallas-Fort Worth and was a 2016 winner of the D Magazine Excellence in Nursing Awards.