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CAPEN – Course in Applied Physiology in Emergency Nursing

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Course Purpose

Nursing knowledge is continually expanding. Biophysiologic,
psychologic and sociologic concepts contribute to knowledge, discovery
and evolution.

Advanced trauma nursing is based on physiologic principles and human responses to injury. The nurse applies the critical decision making process to optimally impact the outcome of critically injured patients.

The purpose of this course is to teach physiologic concepts, which strengthen the critical decision making skills of nurses who care for injured patients. To assure the most comprehensive approach; information is also presented encompassing trauma system development, ethical dilemmas, trauma team collaboration and interpersonal relationships, and the application of science to nursing practice.

The course, developed by an expert faculty from ACEN, is conducted over a two day period and is taught by an elite nursing faculty who are specialists in their own areas of conceptual physiology and its application to assessment and management.

Course Content

  1. Collaboration/Relationships
  2. Oxygen/Ventilation
  3. Pain
  4. Mobility/Sensation
  5. Transport/Perfusion
  6. Tissue integrity
  7. Consciousness
  8. Critical decision making in Trauma Nursing
  9. Ethical decision making
  10. Application of Science to Practice

Course Participants

Participants must be registered nurses with current registration.

Other heath providers may audit the course by negotiation with ACEN and will only be given an inservice credit.
Verification of successful course completion will only be awarded to RN participants.

Course Completion

To successfully complete the optional verification of the course, participants must achieve passing scores on a case driven oral viva.

The Australian College of Emergency Nursing will award 20 inservice hours to participants who attend the entire course regardless of their performance during testing.

Course Materials

The comprehensive manual provides all the essential course material and should be thoroughly reviewed by the participants before the course. The participants should receive their manual 6 weeks prior to the course.

Fee

Participant Course Fee: $695.00 GST Inclusive

SPECIAL COURSE FEE FOR ACEN FINANCIAL MEMBERS ONLY
$640.00 financial member of ACEN GST Inclusive.

Completed forms & payment to be forwarded 6 weeks prior to course:

Australian College of Emergency Nursing Ltd.
PO Box 598
Toongabbie NSW 2146
Phone: +61 02 9629 8688
Fax: +61 2 9629 8488

Refund Policy

– Participants are not eligible for a refund once the manuals have been posted.
– Participants are not eligible for a refund for failure to attend the nominated course.

Special circumstances and course transfer may be considered on application to the Executive Director and must be received in writing before the course date.