Intermediate Care Area (ICA) Preparedness Training Course
The Intermediate Care Area (ICA) Preparedness Training Course is designed to equip nurses to manage patients with complex conditions. Intermediate Care Area nurses are highly skilled to recognise and make critical clinical decisions for patients who require urgent medical attention. This ability to perform close monitoring of changes in highly stressed situations demands complex assessments, understanding of the intensity of patient treatment and continuous vigilance. This course aims to provide the nurses in a short period of time with the knowledge and skills to deliver safe and holistic care that improve patients’ outcomes.
At this course, participants will learn to:
Discuss the nursing management of patient with pneumonia, status asthmaticus and chronic obstructive lung diseases
Outline the haemodynamic assessment and monitoring of patient in ICA
Discuss the nursing management of patient with acute myocardial infarction and cardiac failure
Explain the basic principles in continuous ECG monitoring
Recognize the basic arrhythmias in ECG
Discuss the nursing management of shock, trauma, diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state and upper bleeding gastrointestinal tract
Discuss the nursing care of patient with access for renal therapies and device related infections
Explain the management of stroke, diabetic Insipidus, syndrome of inappropriate anti diuretic hormone and conscious level charting
Discuss the specific post-operative care of patient in ICA
Outline the pain management of patient in ICA
Discuss the nursing responsibility in the use of inotropic drugs and selective sedative drugs
Demonstrate the ability in:
Operating transport ventilator (Impact)
Management of central venous line
Management of arterial line
Management of patients with resuscitation
Registered Nurses with at least 2 years working experience.
16, 17 and 18 March 202212, 13 and 14 July 2022
Mode of Training
Classroom / Workshop
SingHealth Alice Lee Institute of Advanced Nursing
20 College Road, Academia
*Course fee is subject to change.
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