Foundations: Critical Care

This course explores the fundamentals of pathophysiology and related disease processes. The underlying concepts of homeostasis, cellular changes, inflammation, infection, healing and abnormal immune responses will be examined. Concepts of fluid - electrolyte and acid - base balance are analyzed along with how imbalances can promote disorder in the body. Knowledge gained provides critical care nurses with foundational knowledge of homeostasis and related dysfunctions that can be applied in a critical care practice setting.