Helpful Information for the CCU and other Critical Care Units

  1. 5 i decided to start a thread with helpful information in the ccu. here are a few links to websites that i think ya'll will find very helpful:




    www.icufaqs.org excellent all around


    http://www.cvphysiology.com/ cardiovascular physiology

    http://connection.lww.com/products/smeltzer10e/ch27.asp management of patients with dysrhythmias and conduction problems


    http://www.ekgusa.com/ceol/abgmap/abgindex.html abg tutorial

    http://realnurseed.com/abg.htm abg tutorial self-learning

    http://www-isu.indstate.edu/mary/abgpract.htm abg practice questions

    http://www.ccmtutorials.com/rs/intubate/in_vent3.htm - the patient in respiratory distress

    http://www.txai.org/edu/education.htm texas arrhythmia institute

    http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/class/bi...art/cardio.htm cyberheart, cardiotutorials

    http://www.12leadecg.com/intro/ - introduction to 12-lead ecg, the art of interpretation


    http://www.ccmtutorials.com/rs/intubate/in_vent4.htm - to intubate or not

    http://www.ccmtutorials.com/rs/index.htm critical care and ventilators


    http://www.jicu.de/besim/ vent simulator (free demo)

    icu/ccu procedures


    http://www.openheartsurgery.com/heart_murmur.html normal heart sounds, aortic insufficiency, aortic stenosis, mitral insufficiency, mitral stenosis

    http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/mvs/ the virtual sethoscope

    http://www.wilkes.med.ucla.edu/intro.html heart and breath sounds

    http://www.stethographics.com/main/p...roduction.html basic lung and heart sounds

    http://www.rale.ca/ breath sounds

    ([color=#003399]http://www.emory.edu/whscl/grady/inetgrp/hplung.html) .. lung sounds from emory school of medicine


    blaufuss multimedia - heart sounds and cardiac arrhythmias

    http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/dir/heart.html myocardial infarction ecg tutorial

    http://homepage.mac.com/edutainment/photoalbum6.html ecg tracings

    http://www.ecglibrary.com/ecghome.html cardiac tracings - advanced


    http://themdsite.com/ website by dr. dale dubin, author "rapid interpretation of ekg's"


    www.randylarson.com ecg's - mock codes


    http://www.mdchoice.com/cyberpt/acls/acls.asp acls scenerios

    http://www.skillstat.com/learn.htm learning

    http://library.med.utah.edu/kw/ecg/index.html ecg learning center

    http://www.rnceus.com/course_frame.a...&directory=ekg ecg strip identification and evaluation

    http://www.unm.edu/~lkravitz/ekg/ekg.html ecg

    http://www.ecglibrary.com/ ecg library

    http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/dir/ekg_puz.html - super ekg puzzler - 215 rhythm strips to diagnosis—includes the answers- click on "go to this site now" to enter the quizzing from mcgill university molson medical informatics student projects site

    http://butler.cc.tut.fi/~malmivuo/bem/bembook/19/19.htm the basis of ecg diagnosis

    http://www.medi-smart.com/tutorials.htm medical patient simulators and tutorials from medi-smart

    www.skillstat.com/home2.htm ecg recognition with time limit

    http://medi-smart.com/card-demo.htm ecg strips with time limit

    http://www.icumedicus.com/casesgalle...oto=10&album=4 icu case of the week

    we can add to the list as we go along.
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    About sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

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  4. Visit  dianah profile page
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    THANK you, Siri! What a help this will be for me! Again, thank you!
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    you are welcome di. i have some more i will get together for later.
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    helpful links and information, continued........



    www.aacn.org american association of critical care nurses .... very helpful links on certification as ccrn, progressive care certification such as stepdown units, telemetry units, direct observational units, and transitional units



    american heart association an overall good site for reference material on bls, acls, stroke, mi, and position statements


    take american heart association renewals online

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]american heart association acls online renewal

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]american heart association pals online renewal

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]american heart association bls online renewal

    [font=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]american academy of pediatrics nrp ~ locate instructor/hospital/course



    excellent texts/journals:

    cardiothoracic surgical nursing (author: finkelmeier: isbn#0781717132)

    cardiovascular nursing (author: kinney, and packa)

    cardiovascular critical care nursing (author: woods: isbn#044308193x)

    cardiology update journal

    rapid interpretation of ekg's by dr. dale dubin


    http://www.cardiologyonline.com/journals.htm links to a wealth of cardiology journals online



    more to come..................
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    Siri,
    These are great. I'm studying for CEN, nothing to do with CCU, and these are really helpful.
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    Great, KatieBell. Good luck with your exam. Please let us know when you pass!!!!!
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    as promised, here are other very informative and educational links......


    http://heart.healthcentersonline.com/bloodclot/ video presentation and animated encylopedia regarding the conduction system. also, excellent discussion regarding pulmonary embolism and coronary angiography

    http://medstat.med.utah.edu/kw/pharm/ blood flow through the heart - animated tutorial

    http://www.tmc.edu/thi/anatomy.html anatomy of the heart including information on the heartbeat, valves, coronary arteries, circulatory and conduction system

    http://www.kauaicc.hawaii.edu/nursin...rial/lytes.htm electrolyte and medications: effect on ekgs

    http://www.12leadecg.com/intro/ - introduction to 12-lead ecg, the art of interpretation. view ecgs and fashcards to quiz on information about the electrical system of the heart.

    http://filer.case.edu/~dck3/heart/listen.html cardiac auscultation

    http://www6.medical.philips.com/cmsmedia/hemo_1 hemodynamic monitoring from barnes-jewish hospital

    http://www.guideline.gov/summary/su...d=1&doc_id=6817 management of cardiogenic shock/ahf, including hemodynamic parameters

    [color=#003399]www.pacep.org swan/hemodynamic/cardiac

    http://www.rad.msu.edu/education/pag...or/default.htm - chest imaging tutorial


    more to come............
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  10. Visit  msjangir profile page
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    thanks a lot for all these helpful website on all aspects of nursing. i am anticipating that you will always carry on these helpful links.
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    Siri, now I know why I loves ya!

    Thanks for all the great links!
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    more..........

    http://connection.lww.com/products/bickley/headtotoe.asp head to toe assessments

    http://www.sccm.org/professional_res...arblockade.pdf sedation protocol for vent patients




    http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/...erol/index.htm national heart lung and blood institute on cholesterol


    http://info.med.yale.edu/intmed/card.../contents.html yale university school of medicine cardiothoracic imaging


    http://www.med-ed.virginia.edu/courses/rad/ university of virginia radiology interactive tutorial

    http://www.learningradiology.com/ online interactive radiological case studies

    http://www.rad.msu.edu/education/pag...or/default.htm chest imaging tutorial
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    thanks a lot siri for all these helpful links.
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    i want to thank daytonite for some of the links provided.

    http://www.nursewise.com/courses/chestubes_hour.htm -chest tubes

    nurse bob's micu/ccu survival guide
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    i know these are more for the er forum, but many critical care trauma nurses consider seeking this certification:

    board of certification for emergency nursing (bcen) ~ certified emergency nurse

    others consider enp:

    emergency nurse practitioner (enp) scope of practice

    the emergency nurse practitioner (enp) program prepares advanced practice nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to provide emergency and urgent health care services to individuals of all ages. emphasis is on the management of acute illnesses, trauma, and/ or chronic unstable illnesses requiring immediate attention, stabilizing the individual’s condition, and determining appropriate referral and follow-up care. enps provide care in ambulatory, urgent care, and emergency department settings. many graduates are prepared to be recognized as advanced practice nurses by the board of nurse examiners and to take the family nurse practitioner national certification examination through the american nurses credentialing center or the academy of nurse practitioners


    and, many consider the apn role as a critical care/trauma specialist:

    american association for critical care nurses ~ ccns

    the critical care/trauma clinical nurse specialist
    because inpatient care focuses increasingly on treating the sickest of the sick, the need for advanced practice nurses to provide and coordinate care in emergency rooms, trauma, critical care, and intensive care units has never been greater.
    critical care/trauma clinical nurse specialists fill that role. they bring clinical expertise to acute care across a variety of health care settings, and lead the care management processes that are essential in today's health care environment. many also play a vital teaching and research role; from the front lines they lend a unique and essential perspective to understanding a range of issues confronting nurses.

    university of texas - arlington

    university of texas - houston

    university of south alabama - college of nursing

    vanderbilt university school of nursing

    emory university school of nursing

    university of california, san francisco

    just thought ya'll might be interested in these links.



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