As part of a grant proposal, I'm going to have my rural nurses particapate in the AACN's essentials of critical care orientation. This is a 64 hour online program that I'm planning on supplamenting with orientations and shodow time in ICU's. One of my goals is to improve the staff nurse comfort level in dealing with critical patients
I've got a 16 bed, 2 bed ER Critical Access Hospital that is about 3 hours from the nearest ICU.
Is anyone else out there doing anything like this?