Critical Care Conference

“Do Less, Be More”

The Value of the Critical Care Nurse

June 16, 2014

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.


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Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital 

Burtness Auditorium


The current healthcare environment presents many challenges for organizations as they face declining reimbursements and an uncertain future. So how will health reform impact nursing care and the future of the critical care nurse? This class will explore the implications of value based purchasing and the changing role of the critical care nurse. To move forward with the type of change needed in healthcare, nurses need strategies to consider ways to “do less” with less and recognize the value of professional development to “be more”.


Presenter: Rose O Sherman, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Course Objectives:

  • Explore the impact of health reform on the future of the critical care
  • Define value based purchasing and implications to continuity of care
  • Discuss the importance and responsibility of professional development for the critical care nurse

Course Coordinators: Patti Wicklund RN BSN CCRN Christine Block MSN, RN, CNRN

Provider approved for 3.75 contact hours by the California Board of Nursing, Provider #00252. Course meets the qualifications for 3.75 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs &/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # PCE 741



Registration Instructions

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CHS Employees:
1.    Register via HealthStream (Women's Services)

       No charge to CHS employees.

CHS Travelers:
1.    Register via HealthStream.
2.    Forward check for $50 payment to Education Department.

NON-CHS Employees:
1.    Complete registration form.  Fee $50.