Harborview Medical Center offers a number of clinical educational opportunities for health-care professionals. For more information on our 2013 classes, download our education brochure Fall 2013 or call 206.744.6396. CEUs listed are estimates only.
To register please complete entire form and mail or fax with payment to:
Clinical Education Dept., Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Ave, Box 359733
Seattle WA, 98104-2499
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Methods of Payment
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UW Budget Number (For UW employees)
Check (payable to Harborview Medical Center Clinical Education)
We will refund in full if requested before three days before the event date. We will not offer refunds after events.
2013 Class Schedule
Advanced ICU Day - $150 - 7 CEUs
This is a very popular one-day course targeting experienced critical care RNs, presented by critical care physicians, nurses and pharmacists. Content includes advanced pathrophysiology, current and developing research and state-of-the-art practice in critical care.
- November 13 (7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Focused Conversations - $75 - 2.4 CEUs
A two-hour introductory course on behavior change counseling, an evidence-based patient centered method designed to help patients make positive behavior changes. We will focus on patients with chronic conditions and provide participants with motivational interviewing background and strategies to assist their clients to better self-manage their conditions.
- September 4 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
- December 4 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)
Motivational Interviewing II - $75 - 4.8 CEUs
Research shows that passively receiving medical information and advice alone does not result in lasting behavior change. What does reduce patient resistance and result in change? Motivational Interviewing is an evidence-based method that has been shown to positively affect patient’s willingness to make healthy changes and become more engaged in self-management, by creating a partnership between health care professionals and their patients. This four-hour workshop is aimed at RNs and other staff that routinely provide patients with health information and/or work with patients on healthy behaviors. Participants will practice advanced Motivational Interviewing techniques in clinically relevant scenarios.
- September 11 (12:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
- December 11 (12:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
Neuro Core - $450 - 25 CEUs
A three-day course on neuroanatomy, neurological assessment, pathophysiology, and management of common neurological and neurosurgical patient problems. An excellent course for those new to neuroscience patient care or further developing basic skills.
- October 8, 11 and 17 (7:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.)
Neuro Core Lite - $150 - 7 CEUs
This one day course is an overview of basic neurologic concepts for nurses working on non-neuroscience patient care areas. Concepts include: anatomy and physiology, neurologic assessment, basic pathophysiology and management of traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury.
- September 13 (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
- December 16 (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Nursing Management of the Stroke Patient - $150 - 8 CEUs
A one day course focusing on the care of the stroke patient. Content includes: stroke pathophysiology, medical treatments/diagnostics and secondary prevention strategies, as well as educational needs of patients and families, nursing interventions and nursing assessment.
- September 5 (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Recognizing and Responding to Urgent Patient Changes in the Acute Care Setting - $150 - 7 CEUs
This one-day course will include care of the patient presenting with acute changes in neuro status, chest pain, sepsis, bleeding emergencies, respiratory distress, DKA, and hypoglycemic emergencies. This course includes hands on skills stations and simulation to assist you in caring for the client presenting with deterioration in the acute care setting.
- November 5 (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Respiratory Core - $150 - 7 CEUs
A one day course for acute care nurses to enhance your respiratory skills & knowledge. This course focus on respiratory assessment including basic CXR interpretation, O2 delivery methods and airways, secretion management, TB, ABG review, and non-invasive ventilatory support.
- October 3 (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
UW Regional Sepsis Conference - $150 - 8 CEUs
Learn about how sepsis care is delivered across the continuum of healthcare; including EMS, ED, ICU, and Acute Care. Both lecture and panel discussions will be used to deliver the information and maximize audience interaction. Tentative topics include: Early identification and treatment, code sepsis and goal directed therapy, acute care early warning system for sepsis and antibiotic therapy.
- Online Registration Not Yet Available
External Curricula Courses
The following courses are taught using curricula developed by either the Emergency Nurses Association or the Society of Trauma Nurses. Text, included in fee, is sent 2-3 weeks prior to class. CEUs are as determined by the appropriate organization.
Emergency Nurses Association Courses
ENPC (Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum) - $250
A two-day course designed to provide the learner with cognitive and psychomotor skills. Lectures and skill stations are used to standardize the approach to pediatric emergency care.
- October 15 & 16 (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Curriculum) - $250
A two-day course meeting WA state trauma designation education requirements. Focus is on initial assessment and stabilization of trauma patients of all ages with multi-system injuries.
- October 1 & 2 (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
- December 11 & 12 (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Society of Trauma Nurses Courses
ATCN (Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses - $300
A two-day course taught concurrently with ATLS and was developed to teach established standards of trauma care and practical, life-saving skills. The course is designed for the experienced nurse working in the ED, ICU, surgical department and/or pre-hospital setting who wishes to increase knowledge and practice skills.
- November 1 & 2 (7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)