Same here. We are required to complete ECCO. The hospital pays for the program, we can do it from home, and we get paid a certain amount of hours for each module we complete.
In addition to the ECCO online course, we also have to attend several Critical Care Classes in house. These include: Basic EKGs, Hemodynamic Monitoring, Pacemakers, Critical Care Drugs, Harvey Team, and many more that I am too lazy to get my Internship book out and list. (smile)
In addition to that, we also have case study days for each system we are learning about...cardiac, pulmonary, renal, etc.
In addition to that (geez....I know) we also travel around to all the different areas of the hospital in 4 to 8 hour rotations....CV surgery (got to see a CABG), Cardiology, Cath Lab, Pharmacy, Blood Bank, Dialysis, etc. It gives you a closer look at what gets done where and how it effects your patient, and how the hospital works as a unit, etc. Some days are pretty boring while other rotations are really fun.
And of course, we spend lots of time on the floor with our preceptors doing hands on pt care. The entire program lasts six months and is very well organized. Each week, preceptee and preceptor have evaluations and competency checklists to complete.