Qualified healthcare professionals will have the opportunity to review or obtain skills required for safe and effective venipuncture and IV insertion. This micro-credential provides learners with instruction about proper use of materials, selection of vessels, and safety protocols when performing venipuncture/IV insertion. Techniques will be practiced and demonstrated in a supervised lab environment.
Pre-requisite: Students must be currently employed or licenced in a health profession where venipuncture/IV insertion is part of the approved scope of practice in Ontario.
Review cardiac mechanical anatomy and electrical structures. Using a systematic approach, learn to recognize and interpret cardiac arrhythmias, understand their causes, clinical manifestations and management.
Prerequisite: Health Care Professional (ie: RN, RPN, Paramedic, Med Student, Pharmacy Tech, Nursing student, etc).
No textbook required.
B>NOTE: This course has mandatory chats. Textbook required.
The course is designed to help the nurse acquire the knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to perform a complete health assessment irrespective of the population group being served. Students will review methods of obtaining and documenting a holistic assessment including a health history, physical, and psychosocial assessments. There will also be a review of screening tools used for assessing domestic violence, mental and nutritional status, functional assessment, and pain. Students will review the difference between subjective and objective data collection and will also review how to recognize and document normal and abnormal findings in the various systems of the body. Changes in practice and emerging trends in the health care sector is highlighted throughout the text. Students will review the importance of effective communication skills during a patient interview and the value of incorporating cultural competency and care in their daily interaction with patients. Prerequisite: Current RN or RPN registration. Textbook Required.
In our increasingly complex world there is a growing awareness that health care delivery is in a crisis situation. In order to make the best decisions, health care professionals must be aware of how our health care system works, where it has come from, the future of health care, and where health professionals fit within the bigger picture. This course is designed to introduce the student to these concepts by examining the interrelationships between the individual, community and international health care. Also covered in this course is, the role stress plays in health, alternative and complementary health care, as well as personal and professional ethics, attitudes, and values. No Textbook Required.
This course will provide an introductory examination of pharmacology and expand your knowledge base of a variety of drugs and interactions. You will examine drug legislation, pharmacological actions and come to understand the responsibility of handling and dispensing medications. This is not an applied medications course.
Prerequisite: A prior course or knowledge of Medical Terminology is highly recommended.
This course introduces the student to important concepts related to human diseases. The most common diseases and disorders of each body system are presented along with a review of the anatomy and physiology pertinent to the content. Additionally, the effects of aging on the system and the relationship of aging to disease are presented. This course is open to people currently employed in health related areas or to those who hope to do so in the future. No Textbook Required.
This course deepens the learners understanding of authentic therapeutic relationships within the context of caring for the person with kidney disease through health promotion, disease prevention and management and palliative/end-of-life care. A person-and family-centered approach is emphasized as foundational to developing and implementing an individual plan of care in collaboration with the inter-professional team. Team-based interventions to support patient empowerment and well-being throughout the lifespan and course of treatment are stressed. No Textbook Required.
This course will provide an introduction to 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. The basic concepts of fluid - electrolyte and acid – base balance will be analyzed and how imbalances can promote disorder in the body. Common diagnostic testing will be examined and how they are utilized in the process of diagnosing disease and prognostic outcomes. Specific diseases and disorders will be discussed to apply the concepts learned and how they affect the structure and functioning of the human body. Basic treatment modalities will be reviewed as a foundation of learning to be expanded upon in the practicum experience. Prerequisite: Anatomy & Physiology II. Textbook Required.
This course will study advanced concepts of pathophysiology and related disease processes. Using a body system approach and building of the concepts discussed in Pathology I the student will continue to explore the pathology of variety of disorders. With each unit diagnostic testing common to the system will be examined and their role in diagnosis and prognostic outcomes. Specific diseases and disorders will be discussed to apply learned concepts and how they affect the structure and function of the human body. Basic treatment modalities will be reviewed as a foundation of learning to be expanded upon in the practicum experience. Prerequisite: Pathophysiology I for RPN. Textbook Required.
Pharmacology for the medical office professional is intended to help medical office staff to develop an understanding of how drugs work, drug classifications, methods of administration, and the major drug groups affecting the various body systems. Common drug examples will be looked at with each drug classification. The meaning of Doctor's Orders using commonly accepted medical abbreviations will also be discussed. This course is open to current employees in health-related areas or those who hope for such employment in the future. No Textbook Required.
Review cardiac anatomy and physiology. Increase your cardiac assessment skills and improve your knowledge and nursing skills of coronary syndromes. All common arrhythmias are included. Prerequisite: Current RN registration. No Textbook Required.
Expand your knowledge of CAD, MI and their complications. A focus is directed to interpreting 12 lead ECGs and bundle branch blocks. Theory on pacemakers and common cardiac drugs is included. Prerequisite: Current RN registration & have successfully completed RN-Coronary Care 1 Textbook required.
Learn theory and techniques for successful verbal and non-verbal communication and effective work skills, including communication systems, ethical behaviour, confidentiality, stress and time management, hospital organization, human relations. No textbook required.
The focus of this course is to provide students with information on current treatment approaches and practices. Students will examine a selected range of treatment models, including harm reduction, the Matrix model, brief solution focused and cognitive models, as well as those approaches currently in use within the province. Relapse and relapse prevention will also be examined as part of this unit. Attention will be given to specific techniques that are utilized within these models. Textbook required.