Virtual Critical Care Consortium- Spring 2021


Monday, March 15, 2021 at 7:30am PT - Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 4:00pm PT
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Lecture series for new health care professionals in critical and high acuity care settings


Regional subject matter experts from nursing and medicine

Additional Information

The Virtual Spring Critical Care Consortium 2021

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. This will be offered virtually!

  • March 15th & 16th
  • March 29th & March 30th
  • April 12th & April 13th

Day 1- March 15th, 2021 0730-1515

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Temporary Cardiac Pacing
  • Endocrine Concepts: DKA, HHS, DI, & SIADH
  • Transition to Critical Care Nursing

Day 2- March 16th, 2021 0730-1700

  • General Pulmonary Concepts
  • Airway Management & Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Critical Care: Pulmonary Embolus, and Restrictive/Obstructive Disease
  • The Pathophysiology, Assessement and Treatment of Shock
  • Care of the Critically-ill Surgical Patient

Day 3-March 29th, 2021 2020 0730-1600

  • Hemodynamic monitoring
  • Vasoactive medfications
  • Pulmonary critical care, PE, COPD, ARDS
  • Early Mobility

Day 4-March 30th, 2021 0730-1615

  • Neuroscience in Critical Care
  • Donor Management in the ICU
  • Anesthesia Recovery
  • Analgesia, Sedation, & Neuromusclar Blockade

Day 5-April 12th, 2021 0730-1600

  • Hemodynamic Case Studies
  • Gastrointestinal issues: Liver Failure, Acute Pancreatitis, and Bleeds
  • Renal Concepts
  • Coagulapathies and DIC

Day 6-April 13th, 2021 0730-1545

  • Cardiovascular Concepts: Heart Failure
  • Ethics
  • Drug Overdose
  • Nutritional Support in the Critically-Ill Patient 
  • Neurocognitive Effects in the ICU


Fee structure is based on employment as a Registered Nurses 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
  • OHSU Health Hillsboro Medical Center (formerly Tuality Healthcare)
  • Kaiser Permanente Health System


  • Registered Nurse Entire Course $300, Single day $75
  • Student (Pre-licensure): Entire course $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 or extenuating circumstances related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 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. 

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