Our programs were developed in the 1970’s by Irma G. Williams, RN, BSN, CCRN-K, CLNC, a Critical Care Educator at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, California, for the purpose of proving critical care programs for health professionals entering the challenging field of Critical Care Nursing. They were initially developed to cover the most important knowledge for the care of the critically ill adult, while a strong focus on detailed physical observation and assessment that allows the professional to recognize early and subtle changes that precede life-threatening complications. After further evaluation the nurse would be able to implement the appropriate initial intervention that may halt progression of the deterioration, while preparing immediate timely and efficient intervention, should complications occur.
Our programs were open to nursing professionals of the San Fernando Valley, and were evaluated by the Adult Critical Care Education Committee of Los Angeles County. They chose our programs to train the staff at Olive View Medical Center for over 13 years. This was influential in the evolution of our program and were later presented at numerous health care institutions throughout Los Angeles County.
In 1998, Mrs. Williams founded Medi-Tech Resources, and continued promoting excellent patient care while encouraging students to set short-term goals for their professional growth, and the long-term goal of becoming CCRN certified. The knowledge acquired promotes optimal patient care and applies in all areas of nursing practice, such as; Critical Care, PACU, Med-Surg, Special Procedure Units, etc.
The CCRN Certification is offered by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and Mrs. Williams prepares her students by utilizing the AACN’s Core Curriculum for Critical Care Nursing (JoAnn Grif Alspach) as the program’s textbook. She teaches a practical method that allows the students to utilize the textbook as a “road-map” towards successfully challenging the CCRN certification exam.
MEDI-TECH RESOURCES is also a designated AHA (American Heart Association) training site, aligned through Western Training, an AHA training center, and offers provider courses for ACLS, BLS and PALS. Upon Successful completion of each course the American Heart Association will grant a provider card to the participant.
Mrs. Williams has counseled many professionals in the past and will be delighted to assist you towards your goal of certification or more simply, nursing care excellence.