Cardiovascular Step-Down Training

The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza can provide you with the preparation you need to work in a cardiovascular step-down unit. We offer a 16-hour course of didactic training, supplemented by two, four hour clinical observations in the Cath Lab and CV surgery.

Course Components

  • Advanced CV physiology, pathology, medical and nursing assessment and management
  • CV pharmacology
  • Pulmonary and neurological complications
  • Primary illnesses assessment
  • Skills lab that includes:
    • Chest tubes
    • Physical assessment
    • Oxygen therapy
    • Care of the post-operative heart surgery patient
    • Communication of conditions 

For more information, contact the Human Resources Department.