Professional Education Courses

Maury Regional Medical Center provides clinical training courses for Maury Regional employees as well as other health care professionals.

Maury Regional Medical Center is an authorized provider of American Heart Association CPR and ECC courses. Provider and renewal classes are offered all year long. A schedule of classes is listed below.

 

What classes are offered?

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Prep Course: ECG & Pharmacology

Basic Dysrhythmia

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Basic Preceptor Program

Basics of Evidence-Based Practice

Best Practices in Patient Discharge & Education

Care of the Neurosurgical Patient

Care of the Older Adult

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Education

Comprehensive Management of the Stroke Patient

D-2: The War on Diabetes

Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC)

Neonatal Resuscitation

Pacemaker Course

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Pediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition & Stabilization (PEARS)

Skilled Cardiac Monitoring

S.T.A.B.L.E.

Trauma Nursing Core Course

Twelve-Lead Program

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

The ACLS Provider Course focuses on ten core cases:

    • Respiratory arrest
    • VF treated with CPR and AED
    • VF/Pulseless VT
    • Pulseless electrical activity
    • Asystole
    • Acute coronary syndromes
    • Bradycardia
    • Unstable Tachycardia
    • Acute stroke

The ACLS Provider Course is intended for the participant who is new to assisting in the management of emergency/code situations.

The ACLS Renewal Course is an intensive, fast-paced review intended for those who frequently encounter emergency/code situations in his/her job setting.

ACLS Provider Courses

  February 2-3, 2015 August 6-7, 2015
 
April 7-8, 2015
October 12-13, 2015
  June 16-17, 2015
December 10-11, 2015

 

ACLS Renewal Course

  January 7, 2015 June 4, 2015
  January 26, 2015 July 24, 2015
  February 19, 2015 August 28, 2015
  March 10, 2015 September 10, 2015
  March 27, 2015 September 22, 2015
  April 15, 2015 October 5, 2015
  May 8, 2015 November 20, 2015
  May 27, 2015  

 

To view the 2015 class brochure and to register, click here.

 

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Advanced Cardiac Life Support Preparation Course:

ECG & Pharmacology

The ACLS Preparation Course: ECG & Pharmacology is not intended for the participant who does not routinely administer advanced cardiac life support care but must obtain an ACLS card. Course objectives are:

  • Define the cardiac conduction system and relate the conduction to the electrocardiograph tracing
  • Recognize normal ECG tracings
  • Recognize abnormal ECG tracings that may require immediate medical intervention
  • Manage alterations on the ECG with electrical therapies
  • Manage alterations on the ECG with pharmacological therapies
  • Demonstrate use of the AHA algorithms in the management of potentially life-threatening alterations in the ECG

 

ACLS Preparation Course: ECG & Pharmacology

February 24, 2015

October 2, 2015

 

To view the 2015 class brochure and to register, click here.

 

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Basic Dysrhythmia

This is a 16-hour course that covers interpretation of a single cardiac rhythm strip. The course reviews basic anatomy, physiology and electrophysiology of the heart to assist the participant to understand the potential clinical changes one might anticipate with various alterations to the normal cardiac rate and rhythm. The course will cover the rhythm disturbances as applicable to the origin of the abnormality. The expected clinical management will also be reviewed. This course is approved for 15 continuing nursing education units.

 

Basic Dysrhythmia

March 23-24, 2015

June 11-12, 2015

September 23-24, 2015

December 1-2, 2015

 

To register, click here.

 

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Basic Life Support (BLS)

The BLS Health Care Provider Course focuses on four basic skills:

  • Adult/Child CPR
  • Infant CPR
  • Mouth-to-Mask Ventilation
  • Use of AED

The BLS Health Care Provider Course is intended for the health care provider who has never been trained in CPR skills or who infrequently performs skills of CPR.

The BLS Renewal Course is intended for the health care provider that frequently performs CPR and has core knowledge of the skills required to manage a cardiopulmonary event.

 

BLS Provider Courses

  January 14, 2015 July 16, 2015
  March 17, 2015 September 11, 2015
  May 12, 2015 November 5, 2015

 

BLS Renewal Courses

  January 8, 2015 May 7, 2015 September 4, 2015
  January 20, 2015 May 11, 2015 September 21, 2015
  February 11, 2015 May 28, 2015 October 1, 2015
  February 20, 2015 June 3, 2015 October 22, 2015
  March 9, 2015 June 8, 2015 November 12, 2015
  March 19, 2015 June 30, 2015 November 23, 2015
  March 25, 2015 July 14, 2015 December 1, 2015
  April 1, 2015 July 23, 2015 December 21, 2015
  April 16, 2015 August 10, 2015  
  April 20, 2015 August 20, 2015  

 

To view the 2015 class brochure and to register, click here. 

 

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Basic Preceptor Program

This is a fun, interactive and dynamic class using accelerated learning techniques. It is designed to instruct the new preceptor or a preceptor needing refreshing in the role of facilitating the orientation of new employees at Maury Regional. Some topics included:  adult learning principles; how to identify the learning needs of your preceptee; strategies to effectively orient a new employee; and how to work with a multigenerational work force. All Maury Regional employees who are assigned to be a preceptor can attend the course. This course is approved for 6 continuing nursing education units. 

 

Basic Preceptor Courses

May 29, 2015

July 31, 2015

November 13, 2015

 

To register, click here.

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Basics of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)

This event is focused on educating the nursing staff on the basic components of EBP, process of EBP and searching sources for EBP and is approved for 4.0 contact hours. At the end of this session, participant will be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of EBP
  • Articulate the importance of EBP to nursing, patients and health care
  • Explain the EBP process
  • Delineate the use of PICOT to state an EBP question
  • Discuss the classification of intervention studies and hierarchy of evidence
  • Define the databases to search the literature for EBP support
  • Demonstrate the use of resources at MRMC – CINAHL, up to date

 

EBP Courses

March 6, 2015

June 22, 2015

November 17, 2015

 

To register, click here.

 

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Best Practices for Discharge and Patient Education

This is a 4-hour course that includes key content for parameters which affect discharge planning. The current best practices for discharge planning will be included. The roles of the multidisciplinary team members in discharge planning will be explained. Best practices for patient education will be presented in case scenarios. This course is approved for 4 continuing nursing education units. At the end of this session, participant will be able to:

  • List the impact of key parameters to be assessed for successful discharge planning
  • Describe the best practices in discharge planning
  • Articulate the roles of the interdisciplinary team in the discharge process.
  • Describe the best processes and demonstrate some of the best practices in patient education

 

Best Practices Courses

January 23, 2015

March 19, 2015

July 15, 2015

September 14, 2015

 

To register, click here.

 

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Care of the Neurosurgical Patient

This course is intended to assist the participants with conducting a bedside neurological assessment. The course will address the expected post-operative management and patient care for the undergoing of a craniotomy or spinal surgery (6 contact hours). At the end of this session, participant will be able to:

  • Discuss essential components of a neurologic assessment and state abnormalities
  • Review post-operative care and potential complications for the craniotomy patient
  • Review post-operative care and potential complications for the spinal surgery patient

 

Neurosurgical Patient Care Courses

February 28, 2015

August 27, 2015

To register, click here.

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Care of the Older Adult

This course describes the normal process of aging and the health promotion activities for older adults. Pathophysiology of aging is included with recommendations for interventions to maintain a safe environment for the older adult.

 

Older Adult Care Courses

February 17, 2015

April 2, 2015

August 12, 2015

September 3, 2015

 

To register, click here.

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Education

This course is intended to prepare the licensed health care provider to instruct COPD patients regarding their disease management (medications, nutrition, exercise, oxygen, pulmonary rehabilitation, environmental triggers, smoking cessation). This course is approved for 4.0 continuing nursing education units. At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the medications used in managing COPD and how to promote medication compliance in the COPD patient
  • Instruct the patient regarding environmental triggers-smoking cessation in COPD and the safe use of oxygen therapy (use, benefits, risks) in the home setting
  • Describe the benefits of a planned exercise/rehabilitation program and proper nutrition for the COPD patient

 

COPD Education Courses

January 16, 2015

March 20, 2015

July 27, 2015

November 18, 2015

 

To register, click here.

 

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Comprehensive Management of the Stroke Patient

This course focuses on inpatient care of the patient who has experienced a stroke. Included are causes of a stroke, patient assessment to detect neurological changes, and use of various stroke measurement scales. The stroke core measures are discussed as an outline for evidence-based stroke care. The importance of early rehabilitation is also discussed. This class is pending approval for 6 continuing nursing education units. At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • List the etiology of strokes
  • Describe the physical assessment findings of patients at various stages of a stroke
  • Explain how the core measures apply to care
  • Collaborate with various therapies to provide rehabilitation for the stroke patient

 

Management of Stroke Patient Courses

February 26, 2015

May 13, 2015

August 12, 2015

October 21, 2015

 

To register, click here.

 

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D-2: The War on Diabetes

This class will discuss the different types of diabetes, associated risk factors, medication management, carbohydrate counting when making meal plans, and ways to promote meaningful education to these patients. The diabetes educator and dietitian present the program. This class is approved for 4 continuing nursing education hours.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the different types of diabetes
  • Discuss associated risk factors
  • Describe the difference between hospital versus community medication management
  • Discuss meal planning/carbohydrate counting for patients with diabetes
  • Review ways nursing can provide education that will provide meaningful connections to their patients

 

Diabetes Courses

March 11, 2015

September 16, 2015

 

To register, click here.

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Emergency Nurse Pediatric Course (ENPC)

This is a two-day intense course which may be officially attended by registered nurses. Other health care professionals may attend the course as auditors. The course is approved for 16 contact hours. Click on the link below to view the brochure for a complete course description.

 

ENPC Courses

February 25-26, 2015

June 23-24, 2015

November 10-11, 2015

 

To view the 2015 class brochure and to register, click here.

 

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Neonatal Resuscitation

The Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Course focuses on the following core cases:

  • The changes in physiology that occur when a baby is born
  • Recognition of neonates that require resuscitative assistance
  • Steps of resuscitation
  • Use of bag-and-mask ventilation
  • Chest compressions
  • When and why endotracheal intubation is needed during resuscitation
  • When and what medications to give during resuscitation
  • Special situations that may complicate resuscitation and cause ongoing problems
  • Ethical considerations about starting and stopping resuscitation
  • Subsequent management of the baby who has required resuscitation

 

Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Courses

  January 29, 2015 August 21, 2015
  February 17, 2015 September 24, 2015
  March 26, 2015 November 18, 2015
  May 15, 2015  

 

To view the 2015 class brochure and to register, click here.

 

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Pacemaker Course

This course provides an overview of the nursing care for the patient with a pacemaker, both temporary and permanent. Content covered includes: use of pacemakers; interpretation of the paced cardiac rhythm; and detecting complication of a paced rhythm. Attendees must have an understanding of basic cardiac dysrhythmias to enroll. This course is approved for 4 continuing nursing education units.

Pacemaker Courses

March 13, 2015

August 4, 2015

May 13, 2015

October 23, 2015

December 4, 2015

 

To register, click here.

 

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Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

The PALS Provider Course focuses on the following topics:

  • Recognition and management of respiratory distress or failure
  • Recognition and management of compensated and hypotensive shock
  • Recognition and management of the child with a life-threatening bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmias or cardiac arrest
  • Basic life support, bag-valve-mask ventilation and advanced airway management
  • Vascular access, fluid therapy and medications
  • Post arrest stabilization and transport

The PALS Provider Course is intended for the participant who is new to assisting in the management of emergency/code situations.

The PALS Renewal course is an intensive, fast-paced review intended for those who frequently encounter emergency/code situations in his/her job setting.

PALS Provider Courses

March 4-5, 2015

June 25-26, 2015

September 17-18, 2015

December 14-15, 2015

PALS Renewal Courses

January 12, 2015

February 10, 2015

March 30, 2015

May 22, 2015

June 9, 2015

June 29, 2015

July 28, 2015

August 14, 2015

November 9, 2015

 

To view the 2015 class brochure and to register, click here.

 

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Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition & Stabilization (PEARS)

The PEARS Provider Course focuses on the following topics:

  • Assessment and recognition of respiratory problems
  • Assessment and recognition of circulatory problems
  • Assessment and recognition of the child with a life-threatening bradyarrhythmia, tachyarrhythmias or cardiac arrest
  • Management of basic life support and effective team interaction

The PEARS Provider Course is intended for the participant who must recognize life-threatening conditions in the child to enlist the advanced care provider. This course is not intended as a replacement for the participant whose job requires the PALS Provider card.

 

PEARS Provider Courses

January 21, 2015

April 21, 2015

August 27, 2015

October 19, 2015

 

To view the 2015 class brochure and to register, click here.  

 

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Skilled Cardiac Monitoring

This class is designed for nurses who have successfully taken ACLS or Basic Dysrhythmia or had 12 lead in the past 2 years. The course will prepare bedside staff to effectively communicate in cardiac discussion regarding evidence found on a rhythm strip and basic understanding of 12 lead. Ischemia, injury and infarct are discussed related to early detection using available monitoring. This class is approved for 2 continuing nursing education units.

 

Skilled Cardiac Monitoring Classes

February 12, 2015

April 27, 2015

June 30, 2015

August 21, 2015

October 28, 2015

 

To register, click here.

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S.T.A.B.L.E.

Endorsed by the March of Dimes, the S.T.A.B.L.E. program is a neonatal post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization educational and clinical tool that has been implemented throughout the U.S. and other countries in the world.  “S.T.A.B.L.E.” stands for the six program modules: Sugar & Safe Care, Temperature, Airway, Blood pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support for the family. Neonatal assessment and stabilization guidelines are offered in each module. Prevention of adverse events and delivery of safe patient care are stressed throughout the program.

Prior to the course, participants should read and study the S.T.A.B.L.E. textbook (provided after registering) and complete the pre-test.

 

S.T.A.B.L.E. Course Dates

January 16, 2015

March 20, 2015

June 5, 2015

September 25, 2015

November 6, 2015

 

To view the 2015 class brochure and to register, click here.

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Trauma Nursing Core Course

The Trauma Nursing Core Course focuses on the following topics:

  • Airway and ventilation training in trauma victims 
  • Recognition and management of neuro, ocular, maxillofacial, neck, thoracic, abdominal, spinal cord, musculoskeletal and burn traumas
  • Disaster management and triage exercise
  • Psychosocial aspects of trauma care
  • Transition of care for the trauma patient

 

Trauma Nursing Core Courses

January 27-28, 2015

May 20-21, 2015

October 20-21, 2015

 

To view the 2015 class brochure and to register, click here.

 

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Twelve-Lead Program

This is an 8-hour class that covers assessing cardiac conditions through interpretation of the twelve-lead ECG tracing. The participant will learn to recognize clinical emergencies such as acute coronary syndromes and acute myocardial infarctions as well as conditions such as conduction defects, cardiac chamber enlargement. The participant must understand basic single-lead ECG interpretation to complete this course. This course is approved for 8 continuing nursing education units.

 

Twelve-Lead Courses

February 27, 2015

June 16, 2015

October 29, 2015

 

To register, click here.

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