Session 1

Session 2

June 23

September 7

October 26

November 13

Session 1: 8 a.m. to Noon
Session 2: 1 to 5 p.m.

Davis I Building, Suite 1200
Capacity: 6

Course description

The Recognize, Respond and Rescue class is designed to assist acute care nurses in developing the confidence, technical skills and critical thinking skills in recognizing, responding and rescuing the unstable patient. This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and application to practice tools and resources in a blended/interactive environment. In addition, this course will provide the acute care nurse the necessary skills needed to prevent and manage code blue situations prior to the arrival of the code blue team.

Prerequisites and preparation

  1. Review the following policies (60 minutes). Identify at least 3 learning points from your reading and be prepared to answer question in pre-assessment survey.
  2. Complete the following evaluation before class, after class and 3 months after attending class:
  3. Complete the following modules:
  4. Reflect and be prepared to discuss the following in class:
    • Recent code blue experience
      • Describe a recent code blue experience; How did you manage the situation? What was your experience like? What did you take away from the experience? What would you change? What would you keep doing?
    • Recent experience caring for an unstable patient
      • Describe a recent experience caring for an unstable patient? How did you manage the situation? What was your experience like? What did you take away from the experience? What would you change? What would you keep doing?

*Modules are to be completed no more than 30 days prior to class. Participants must bring verification of their completed modules. Participants may bring their UC Learning Center training transcript as proof or show their training transcript using the SumTotal Mobile app.


Please dress in hospital scrubs or clinical work attire as participants will work hands-on with a human patient simulator.

C.E. contact hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 26, for 6.75 contact hours.

The UC Davis Health Center for Professional Practice of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Attendees will not receive C.E. credit if they are more than 5 minutes late; no partial credit can be awarded.


Please select a class date above and complete the registration form. If using a credit card, submit the registration form and phone in your credit card number to 916-734-9790. If paying by check, please print the registration form, attach your check made payable to UC Regents dated for the date of the class, and mail to: 

Center for Professional Practice of Nursing
4900 Broadway, Suite 1630
Sacramento, CA 95820

Registrations are confirmed only if deposit or fee is provided with registration form.

UC Davis employees

$25 registration deposit. Registration deposit is returned upon completion of class. Cancellation must be requested five days prior to class date to receive deposit refund.

This class is for UC Davis Health employees only.

Persons with disabilities

Individuals needing special accommodations may call the Center for Professional Practice of Nursing at 916-734-9790.


Parking is available in parking structure 4, lots 12, 17 and 18 with either a B permit or daily permit. Daily permits are available for purchase with the ParkMobile app using zone number 42201. Please visit Parking and Transportation Services for more information.


Monica Aguilar, M.S.N., R.N., N.P.D.-B.C.
Professional Development Specialist

Denise Angelo Prudencio, D.N.P., R.N., P.C.C.N., N.E.A.-B.C.
Professional Development Specialist