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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The University of Tennessee’s Critical Care Program for Registered Nurses will be held at Cookeville General Hospital beginning April 15. This 140-hour continuing education program will meet on Mondays and Tuesdays through June 19.

The program will consist of an anatomy and physiology review, detailed study of disease states that lead to critical illness, assessment of the critically ill person and management of critical illness. The course provides a thorough integration of the body systems in health and disease.

A prerequisite arrhythmia course is scheduled on April 8, 9 and 10. This class is open to all interested health care providers.

The Critical Care Program is the oldest critical care program of its kind and has served as a model for other courses in the country. The instructors, Penny Vaughan and Vee Rice, are nationally and internationally known critical care educators, lecturers and authors. They have been teaching the program for 24 years.

For more information, contact Teresa Roberts at (615) 528-2541 or Penny Vaughan at (615) 327-2282.