Infection Control: Advanced

  1. Define infection and relevant terminologies.
  2. Explain the chain of infection and describe the way infection control concepts are applied.
  3. Discuss standard precautions and transmission based precautions.
  4. Identify the personal protective equipment (PPE) for protection from exposure to potentially infectious material.
  5. Highlight the donning and removal of various PPE.
  6. Explain isolation precautions to stop the transmission of infections
  7. Discuss other infection control practices that affect patient care.


Environmental Hazard & Safety 

  1. Define environmental safety, risk and hazard.
  2. Briefly discuss the historical background for environmental safety.
  3. Discuss the components comprised environmental safety.
  4. Describe hazard assessment, prevention and control strategies.
  5. Enlist types of environmental/workplace hazards.
  6. Discuss in detail all types of hazards along with preventive strategies.
  7. Describe hazardous material and waste management and also highlight related terms.


ECG Rhythm Analysis

  1. —Describe the normal cardiac anatomy and physiology
  2. —Explain normal electrical conduction through the heart.
  3. —Describe the phases of conduction system
  4. —Identify and relate waveforms to the cardiac cycle.
  5. —Discuss the different lead placements and their purpose.
  6. —Utilize a systematic process when approaching the interpretation of the ECG.
  7. —Discuss normal and abnormal components on ECG.
  8. —Interpret sinus, atrial, junctional and ventricular dysrhythmia on ECG and relate cause, significance, symptoms and treatment.
  9. —Diagnose pacemaker malfunctions.


Respiratory Care

  1. To discuss the anatomy and physiology of respiratory system
  2. Explain the administration, indication, types and precautions related to oxygen therapy
  3. Describe tracheostomy, immediate and long term complications
  4. Discuss tracheostomy care including dressing and suctioning
  5. Evaluate the signs of emergency in trach patient and treatment of it
  6. Discuss the physiology of Ventilation and Oxygenation.
  7. Describe the different modes of ventilation.
  8. Evaluate the complications of Mechanical Ventilation.
  9. Discuss how to Troubleshoot alarms


Wound Management

  1. Briefly discuss structure of skin in conjunction with wound affected areas.
  2. Define wound and discuss its types briefly.
  3. Define terms such as acute wound, bur, pressure ulcer, infected wound, chronic wound, trauma wound, abrasion, laceration, puncture, avulsion and scars.
  4. Outline the goals of wound care.
  5. Enlist strategies for wound prevention.
  6. Describe important points regarding wound assessment.
  7. Classify wound as per level of tissue injury and other measures.
  8. Identify the three phases of wound healing.
  9. Discuss pressure ulcer, its contributing factors, stages , prevention strategies and management.
  10. List factors that hinder wound healing.
  11. Summarize the steps in caring for an acute wound.
  12. Identify the principles underlying the care of chronic wounds.
  13. Discuss steps for wound dressing change.


Drug Dosage Calculation

  1. Discuss briefly the need of drug dosage calculation for nurses, along with their role in medicating the patients.
  2. Enlist types of calculation used in nursing.
  3. Briefly review time abbreviation used for drug dosage.
  4. Discuss essential rules for drug dosage.
  5. Review metric conversion.
  6. Describe universal formula for calculation of drug dose and practice its implementation with examples.
  7. Highlight steps to calculate correct dose using drug strength and stated concentration.
  8. Discuss calculation step for duration of infusion.


Basic Trauma Management

  1. žReview definitions related to basic trauma.
  2. žBriefly discuss the epidemiology and magnitude of trauma and injuries.
  3. žHighlight upon causes of injury.
  4. žDescribe the steps in trauma assessment and management
  5. žIdentify the Primary Survey and Secondary Survey
  6. žDiscuss the management of traumas on head, chest, abdomen, pelvis and extremities
  7. žDiscuss the assessment of burn and its management
  8. žDiscuss legal responsibilities related to trauma care.


Pain Management

  1. Define pain
  2. Discuss etiology of pain.
  3. Describe different classifications of pain.
  4. Review the pathophysiology of pain.
  5. Discuss goals of pain assessment.
  6. Emphasize upon approach for pain assessment.
  7. List and discuss various pain assessment scale.
  8. Review interventions for pain relief
  9. Understand the importance of controlling pain.
  10. Explain  pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of pain.


Patient Safety

  1. Define patient safety and patient safety goal.
  2. Describe the need for patient safety goals.
  3. Discuss international patient safety goals as per Joint Commission International (JCI).
  4. Explain each patient safety goal along with their measurable elements.


Central Sterile Supply Department- CME

  1. Define the concept and need of sterilization
  2. Explain the history of CSSD
  3. Describe the, purpose, benefits and role of CSSD
  4. Discuss the ideal physical structure and some functional areas of CSSD
  5. Summarize the processes necessary for effective equipment sterilization.
  6. Describe different methods of sterilization available
  7. Explain the proper way of loading and unloading
  8. Define  the quality assurance test including mechanical, chemical and biological indicator
  9. Evaluate the need of trouble shooting of equipment.


Care of Patient on Dialysis

  1. Discuss the anatomy and physiology of renal system related to dialysis
  2. Explain the indications and types of dialysis
  3. Describe the mechanism, indication, complication, supportive treatment and care of patient on hemodialysis
  4. Define the access point for hemodialysis, includes AV fistula, AV graft and catheter
  5. Discuss in detail about the peritoneal dialysis, patient education and care related to it.


 Catheter, Tube and Ostomy Care

  1. Discuss concept of urinary catheters
  2. Differentiate between different types of urinary catheters
  3. Explain indication, complications and care of patient with urinary catheter
  4. Explain the indication and complication of feeding tubes
  5. Differentiate between types of enteric tubes available.
  6. Discuss the nursing care related to patient on tube feeding
  7. Evaluate the methods of feeding
  8. Explain the concept of ostomy and its types
  9. Describe the indication, complication and nursing care of patient with ostomy


Diabetes Mellitus: Assessment and Management

  1. Discuss the anatomy and physiology of endocrine system
  2. Differentiate between type 1, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
  3. Describe etiologic factors associated with diabetes
  4. Explain clinical manifestations of diabetes
  5. Explain different diagnostic tests
  6. Describe diabetic acute problems and complications
  7. Explain management strategies for diabetic patients
  8. Explain diabetic foot ulcer
  9. Evaluate risk factors for developing DFU
  10. Discuss signs and symptoms and relevant managements patients with diabetic foot ulcers


Geriatric Patient Care

  1. Discuss the history, myths, and demographic information related to geriatric population
  2. Explain in detail the concept of aging and aging theories
  3. Evaluate the physical changes related to aging
  4. Describe the goal and evaluation of elderly
  5. Define some of the common problems in old age
  6. Discuss the prevention related to old age problems


Pressure Ulcer Management

  1. Define pressure ulcer and discuss its causes
  2. Identify risk factors for developing pressure ulcer
  3. Describe assessment tool in predicting pressure ulcer risks
  4. Discuss different stages/classification of pressure ulcer
  5. Identify possible complications of pressure ulcer
  6. Identify treatment and management related to pressure ulcers
  7. Discuss measure in preventing pressure ulcer


Problem Solving, Decision,  Making and Time Management Skills

  1.  Discuss healthcare decision making process and frameworks
  2. Explain the challenges related to decision making in healthcare
  3. Evaluate the process, theories and strategies of time management
  4. Describe the approach for problem solving
  5. Explain the OODA 8 step approach for problem solving