This title is part of the UniversityOfHealthCare/ UniversityOfBusiness Interactive Training Library, which offers authoritative, clearly written material in an interactive form for better comprehension and documentation of completion. Todays critical care nurse needs a variety of skills and the ability to work with very different types of patients. The Basic Critical Care Training Program is designed for any nurse who wishes to obtain the solid foundation of skills and knowledge needed to safely and effectively care for the critically ill patient. Nurses who are just beginning their careers, nurses currently working with critically ill patients, and nurses who wish to change their clinical emphasis and begin working in critical care units are excellent candidates for this program. This program allows you to study when you want to and to practice valuable critical thinking skills prior to taking care of patients. The combination of flexible, instructor-supported, distance-learning and real-time preceptor-supervised training provides the new critical care nurse with an opportunity to learn valuable new skills and to cement concepts and clinical experience. This is the most cost-effective way available for hospitals to develop critical care nurses and for nurses to advance their careers. This 75-contact-hour program is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation and is designed to be coordinated with a well-designed preceptor/mentor training program in a critical care unit. The program is based on the textbook recommended by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses: AACN Clinical Reference for Critical Care Nursing. The course consists of 28 modules, as follows: Cardiac (5 modues), Respiratory (6 modules) Neurological (5 modules), Gastrointestinal (3 modules Hematology (2 modues), Endocrine (2 modues), Renal (2 modules) Special (3 modues). Upon completion of this course, you will be able to provide safe, entry-level critical care nursing practice as you begin working with a preceptor/mentor in a critical care unit. Completing the Basic Critical Care Training Program will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional. There are 875 pages in the course. It includes e-mail access to a Critical Care Nurse. You must have Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher running on your computer. Supported operating systems are Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, ME, 2000, or XP. You will need Internet access to e-mail us your unique key and receive a password key. License is for one user on one computer. An additional computer owned by the same user will generally be approved at the discretion of the publisher.