What is the Critical Care Fellowship (CCF)?
A twelve-month, precepted program specially designed to provide nurses new to the specialty of critical care with the foundational knowledge and skills required to competently care for patients in a variety of critical care settings including: Intensive Care Unit, Progressive Care Unit, Emergency Department, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, and Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
Who Should Attend the Critical Care Fellowship?
- Blended learning modalities including online modules, didactic, and experiential learning activities
- Facilitated by clinical experts
What are the Program Requirements?
- Any nurse hired to a critical care area who is new to the specialty of critical care
- Nurses interested in career advancement to a critical care area**
How Long is the CCF?
- In order to enroll in the CCF, nurses must have either:
- completed the EH Nurse Residency Program or
- have at least one I year recent nursing experience
- Take the BKAT exam (pre/post)
- Minimum number of participants to run the program is 4 (and no more than 8)
The CCF would kick off in the fall and would run over 6 months.
- Months 1-6 (Knowledge Acquisition): Participants would complete all 10 online modules which correlate to each of the body systems , attend all planned classes (at least 10), plus attend various simulated events to augment learning (all would be mandatory).
- Months 7-12 (Application): Focus would be on fostering role development, skill acquisition, and competency validation in partnership with a preceptor.
Possible Program Schedule:
- Minimum 6 months
- Build in dedicated learning time for online modules
- Build in CCF-associated classroom/simulation time once a month (variable and relevant to all critical care areas; i.e., vent management, drip management, ABGs, etc…)
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