Today’s healthcare environment, employers have a higher level of scrutiny toward qualifications than ever before, healthcare employers seek employees who have sought out additional training and education to perform at the highest levels possible, while rejecting those who have not reached the level of fundamentals needed for today’s high paced healthcare environment.
Whether you are a new graduate, a person seeking new opportunities, an experienced provider in need of review, or simply want to enhance your education, the 100 hour Introduction to Critical Care Course is an excellent entry point for healthcare providers interested being considered for entry level positions in the emergency, critical care, post anesthesia, surgical, or other high risk settings.
The program includes didactic, practical lab, and simulation at our campus in Vancouver, Washington. In addition to the program being at the certificate level, the program features certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). The program of learning includes multiple vital topics for today’s healthcare environment, including: advanced airway management, basic ventilator management, current international science guideline updates, basic 12 Lead ECG interpretation, quantitative waveform capnography interpretation, vascular access (IV/IO), newest devices in critical care, advanced cardiac care, advanced stroke care, orientation to conscious sedation procedures, and pediatric consideration in critical care.
Students who complete this course are eligible for the Critical Care Provider Program and Critical Care Internship Programs.
Get your dream job
We work to involve local and regional employers in the program, thereby exposing the participants to those employers during training.
Be the best
Every one of our graduates exits the program having learned advanced skills, performed advanced skills, and managed critically ill patients within immersive simulation; few programs can attest to the student experiencing the range experiences and skills you will have in the Introduction to Critical Care.
Not only do we hold military veterans in high regard, many of our instructors have served in military and other government organization roles. We believe strongly in the experience and learning provided by the U.S. Military and provide special focus on cross walking our educational curriculum for military veterans. Military veterans eligible for veteran’s benefits are pre-certified for the program through the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) process.
Meet your match
You will meet your match in this program, if you wish to be the best in the world, this is the place to meet that expectation.
Join our history of excellence
Our program is home to instructors who are among the renowned medical personnel in the county, developers of some of the first special programs in the country, and some of the top medical directors in the country.
Learn from the best
You will learn from international faculty, who “walk the talk” and have held diverse roles in from providers to educators and administrators. Many of our faculty are active researchers in the field; which means we don’t just present the current science, we create it!
Our program only accepts a limited number of students a year into training, the process to obtain a spot is competitive and we suggest registering early to begin the process.
All Textbooks are provided for this program of study.