Fall Critical Care Consortium

To Be Determined

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:30am PT - Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 4:30pm PT
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Lecture series for new health care professionals in critical and high acuity care settings


Regional subject matter experts

Additional Information

Program Description: 

A 6-day fundamental critical care program designed to meet the beginning educational content needs of nurses providing care for adolescent to elderly populations. The content will be presented through lectures, handouts, and case studies by regional nursing and various clinical experts.

Program Objectives:

1) Introduction of core critical care concepts to nurses entering critical care practice.
2) Provide a theoretical base for clinical decisions made in critical care units.

Program Topics:

  • Cardiovascular & Hemodynamics
  • Pulmonary Concepts & Pathologies & Mechanical Ventilation
  • Critically-Ill Surgical Patient & Vasoactive Drugs
  • Neurological, Analgesia & Anesthesia Issues
  • Renal, Shock, Coagulopathies, Fluid Resuscitation & Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Temporary Pacing, Nutrition, Endocrine & Drug Overdose

Program, Course Dates, & Schedule Topics: 

The course runs 6 seperate dates. Tickets will be able to be purchased for entire course or individual dates when registering. The dates for the course are as follows. Locations for individual dates will be updated. 


  • September 23rd (PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center) & 24th (Kaiser TownHall @ 3500 North Interstate Ave.
    Portland, OR 97227)
  • October 7th & 8th (Tuality Health)
  • October 21st & 22nd (Adventist Medical Center)

Day 1- September 23rd, 2019

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Cardiovascular Concepts: Heart Failure
  • Temporary Cardiac Pacing
  • Transition to Critical Care Nursing

Day 2- September 24th, 2019

  • Neuroscience Critical Care
  • Neuroscience Nursing in Critical Care
  • Neuroscience Nursing in Critical Care- Injury & Disease
  • Vasoactive & Anitarrhythmic Medications
  • Nutritional Support in the Critically-ill Patient

Day 3-October 7th, 2019

  • General Pulmonary Concepts
  • Airway Management & Mechanical Ventilation
  • Donor Managment in the ICU
  • Pulmonary Critical Care: ARDS

Day 4-October 8th, 2019

  • Hemodynamic Monitoring: Basic Concepts and Techniques
  • Hemodynamic Case Studies
  • Analgesia, Sedation, & Neuromusclar Blockade
  • Care of the Critically-ill Surgical Patient

Day 5-October 21st, 2019

  • Renal Concepts
  • Coagulapathies and DIC
  • The Pathophysiology, Assessement and Treatment of Shock
  • Pulmonary Critical Care: Pulmonary Embolus, Restrictive:Obstructive Disease
  • Anesthesia Recovery

Day 6-October 22nd, 2019

  • Gastrointestinal issues: Liver Failure, Acute Pancreatitis, and Bleeds
  • Endocrine Issues: DKA, HHNK, DI, and SIADH
  • Drug Overdose
  • Neurocognitive Effects in the ICU
  • Ethics


Fee structure is based on employment at a consortium or non-consortium facility or status as a pre-licensure student nurse.

GPC Consortium facilities include:

  • Oregon Health & Science University Hospital
  • Portland Adventist
  • Salem Health
  • Legacy Health System
  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
  • Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • Tuality Health Care
  • Kaiser Permanente Health System


  • Consortium Member Entire Course $300, Single day $75
  • Non-Consortium Member Entire Course $475, Single Day $125
  • Student (Pre-licensure): Entire Course $150, Single Day $75

Target Audience:
Nurses beginning clinical practice in critical care and high acuity care areas.

Contact Hours:
Approval for contact hours 

Cancellation Policy: 

The consortium committee reserves the right to cancel a scheduled course for low enrollment. You will be given 4 weeks notice if this occurs. If a course cancelled- for paying participants full refunds will be issued. 

If an individual cancels course registration, refunds will be considered on an individual basis.