Nursing Skills Refresher Workshop

Program Dates  

June 22, 2018   8:00 am – 2:30 pm     Download PDF Brochure

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October 4, 2018   8:00 am – 2:30 pm     Download PDF Brochure

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Program Location:

Acute Care Education
7200 NE 41st Street, Suite 206
Vancouver, WA 98662

Program Fee:  $179

Contact Hours: 5.0

Program Description

Are you changing practice settings, or reentering nursing and looking for an update in your basic nursing skills?  Nursing Skills Refresher Workshop will provide you the benefit of hands-on review and practice of common acute care nursing skills. This course builds your confidence in the skills needed to work in an adult skilled nursing or basic medical/surgical care setting. The goal of this class is to update your knowledge, practice the skills, and develop confidence in the processes.  Return demonstration is a requirement of all participants.

Who Should Attend?   Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses needing a review of applied nursing skills for acute care practice settings.

Desired Learning Outcomes   Learners will practice the basic skills for providing medical/surgical nursing care:

  • Demonstrate how to administer an SQ and IM injection, blood sugar testing and insulin administration
  • Demonstrate the procedure for urinary catheterization with knowledge of sterile technique              
  • Discuss feeding tubes and oxygen administration
  • Demonstrate a basic head to toe nursing physical assessment
  • Discuss IV line or PICC line care


Program Agenda:

7:45 am – 8:00 am     Welcome and Announcements
8:00 am – 8:45 am     Injections, Insulin Management, Injection Sites, Glucometer
8:45 am – 9:15 am     Vital Signs, Manual BP, Documentation
9:15 am – 9:30 am     Break
9:30 am – 11:00 am    Sterile Techniques, Urinary Catheterization, NG and Feeding Tube Care
11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Lunch (On Your Own)
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm  Oxygen Therapy and Pulse Oximetry
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm    Physical and Health Assessment
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm      Break
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm      IV line and PICC line care
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm      Q & A / Online Evaluations

Nancy Zavacki, MSN, BSN, RN

Nancy is an experienced clinical nurse educator with over 35 years of clinical experience.  During her career, she has practiced in nursing homes, hospitals, and clinical settings.  As a clinical nurse educator she has taught for ADN, BSN, and re-entry nursing programs. Currently, she is oversees the Oregon Nurse Re-Entry Program as the Program Director for Health & Educational Consultants.

Registration includes:  Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, all day coffee, tea, water, and snacks.  All supplies are included. Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

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