FEPA - Focused Education Preparation Advancing Frontline RNs


Welcome to FEPA, BCIT's Fast Track Education for Front Line RNs & other Health Care Providers!

Course Description

This self-directed, online course is designed to ‘level up’ your knowledge to assist, in a team based approach, with the anticipated hospital acute overflow from COVID 19. The course is specifically directed at RNs and other health care providers caring for patients requiring telemetry monitoring, high acuity care, and critical care including mechanical ventilation.

The course has five modules which are accessible anytime and can be repeated as often as required. Each module includes a self-assessment to assess your current knowledge, educational content including interactive activities, printable resources and quick guides, as well as COVID-19 specific information for each content area. Two of the modules include virtually simulated patient cases designed to consolidate your knowledge. You will receive a certificate of participation after each module you complete.

Thank you for your dedication and hard work for patients and families in these unprecedented pandemic times!

Course Outline 

Module 1: Foundational Acute Practice
  Oxygen supply and demand
  Comprehensive assessment
  Arterial blood gas analysis
  Hemodynamic monitoring
Module 2: ECG Interpretation, the Basics
  Myocardial Electrophysiology and Conduction
  Normal Electrocardiogram Complex
  Systematic ECG Analysis
  Cardiac Rhythms: Sinus, Atrial and Ventricular
  Impact of Cardiac Rhythms on Hemodynamics
Module 3: Oxygenation and Ventilation
  A: Non-Invasive Ventilation (CPAP and BiPAP)
  B: Invasive Ventilation (Mechanical Ventilation)
Module 4: Shock States-signs and symptoms

Course Details

Course Developed by:
British Columbia Institute of Technology

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  Engaging content
  Self-paced activities
  Downloadable resources
Cost per student: FREE

PLEASE NOTE: The information presented in this course is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical or public health advice, or other advice for any particular issue or subject. If you have any concerns about a particular health condition or COVID-19, please seek the most current medical and/or public health advice from a qualified medical practitioner. D2L Corporation and British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) are not responsible for, and expressly disclaim all liability for, damages of any kind arising out of the use, reference to, or reliance on this course material.

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 Start Date: April 2, 2020
 End Date: April 1, 2021
 Duration: 100% self-paced, complete at your own pace
 Cost: FREE

Registration is open as of April 2, 2020

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