2023 Spring Consortium: On-Demand


Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 6:00pm PT - Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 9:00pm PT
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Credits Offered

This event offers 42.5 CE credits to attendees.
Accreditation Info: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation..

Additional Information

The On-Demand Spring Critical Care Consortium 2023

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 days of recorded lectures, all available for On-Demand viewing. Tickets will be able to be purchased for entire course only when registering. 

Day 1:

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

Day 2:

  • Hemodynamic Monitoring: Basic Concepts and Techniques
  • The Pathophysiology, Assessement and Treatment of Shock
  • Vasoactive & Anitarrhythmic Medications
  • Care of the Critically-ill Surgical Patient

Day 3:

  • General Pulmonary Concepts
  • Airway Management & Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Critical Care: Pulmonary Embolus, and Restrictive/Obstructive Disease
  • Pulmonary Critical Care: ARDS

Day 4:

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

Day 5:

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

Day 6:

  • Endocrine Concepts: DKA, HHS, DI, SIADH
  • 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 (GPC-AACN Member): $300
  • Registered Nurse Entire Course (Non-Member): $350
  • Student (Pre-licensure): Entire course $50

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

Contact Hours: 42.5
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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, paying participants will be issued full refunds. 

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