Power Shift: Shifting Evidence into Practice


March 22, 2013

0800-1600 (registration 0730)

Burtness Auditorium, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital


Registration Deadline is March 15, 2013

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Course Description: This program is designed to simulate one shift in the day of a critical care nurse; the obstacles, evidence, and the resources that are available to nursing at the bedside. Describes the tools needed to make every shift a power shift!



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Course Objectives:

  • Describe three aspects of bedside report that benefit the patient/nurse rapport
  • Create critical thinking strategies as the bedside nurse addresses respiratory, pharmaceutical, nutritional and dysrhythmia challenges in critical care
  • Understand key principles of Volume based hemodynamics
  • Identify methods to incorporate evidence based practice into your practice


Course Instructions

  • Tami Franco, BSN, RN, CCRN, Clinical Educator, Edwards Life Sciences
  • Cheryl Mingee, RN, Clinical Resource Nurse, Medical ICU, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  • Christopher Ray, PharmD, Cottage Hospital Critical Care Pharmacist
  • Charleen Strebel, MHA, RN, Educator, Cottage Health System
  • Nick Torres, CRT, Respiratory Therapist, Cottage Health System
  • Dena VanKlompenburg, RD, Dietician, Cottage Health System


Course Coordinators

  • Patti Wicklund, BSN, RN, CCRN
  • Charleen Strebel, MHA, RN



Provider approved for 6.5 contact hours by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #00252. Course meets the qualifications for 6.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs &/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # PCE 741

No charge to employees.CHS Employees register via HealthStream, see category "Critical Care"


CHS Travelers register via HealthStream and forward check for $120 to the Education Department.

NON-CHS Employees:

  • Complete registration form
  • Fee is $120.
  • Registration is not complete until payment is received.
  • Payment:  Check for $120 payable to CHS Education Department
    and mail to:
    Cottage Health System
    PO Box 689
    Santa Barbara, CA  93102-9985