Essentials critical care in cardiac surgeries

This training course is designed to create a well prepared professional cardiac nurse who can handle and manage all patients undergo cardiac surgeries. 

Post operative care of cardiac surgery patient is both challenging and dynamic. Patients who undergo cardiac surgery are at risk of several adverse events not only related to their preoperative condition, but also as a result of effects of the surgical procedure and anesthesia. 

This requires ICU nurses to demonstrate high levels of clinical judgment, clinical inquiry, and caring practices to effectively manage patients and help optimize outcomes.


Course Objectives
  • Understand the cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.
  • Understand the Indications for Cardiac Surgery.
  • Discuss Preoperative Cardiac Surgery Nursing Evaluation.
  • Understand Heart Valve Surgery.
  • Know Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.
  • Know Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass.
  • Become familiar with Recovery from Anesthesia.
  • Master Hemodynamic Monitoring.
  • Become familiar with the Intra-aortic Balloon Pump.
  • Become familiar with the Mechanical Ventilation After Cardiac Surgery.
  • Know Pharmacologic Support Following Cardiac Surgery.
  • Postoperative Complications of Cardiac Surgery and Nursing Interventions Understand Pain Management.
  • Analyze Postoperative Dysrhythmias.
  • Identify Neurologic Complications.
  • Evaluate Fluid and Electrolyte Imbalances Following Cardiac Surgery.
  • Identify the Wound Care.
  • Patient education & glycemic control.


Course Language

The manual, handouts, testing, and lectures are all in English


Course Times

Thursday: 8:30 - 15:00 theory part. 

Practice: 30 shifts (240 hours) / 3 months.



Written exam (passing score is 80%), CSICU and CCU competencies.


Area of Practice

Cardiac Surgery ICU, CCU, ICU, and Cardiac OR.


Student Package

Each student will receive specialty hospital bag, scrub suit and lab coat, ID badge, CD manual; welcome letter and course outlines and schedule.

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