ASIST is a two-day skills building workshop that prepares caregivers with the skills needed to provide suicide first aid interventions to persons with thoughts of suicide. Participants will develop the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to recognize persons at risk and to undertake safe and appropriate management or referral of a person who is at risk of suicide.
Fee includes two days of instruction, workshop materials, comprehensive book, and wallet card. Students will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the workshop.
This course prepares the learner with the knowledge required to understand the normal anatomical and structures and physiological functions of the renal system. It introduces the experienced nurse to etiology and pathophysiology related to acute and chronic kidney conditions, their diagnoses, typical progression and common implications for individuals at risk for developing or affected by kidney disease and their families. Textbook Required.
Students explore concepts of human nutrition as they relate to fad diets and cultural norms, while gaining an understanding of the impact nutrition has on wellness and disease. They will examine a range of popular and culturally-specific diets are critically examined and assessed based on current practice and scientific evidence. Using a variety of interactive learning tools, students investigate the links between the major nutrients and personal health. Further, comparison of individual diet and nutrition standards allows for a thorough understanding of connections between nutrition and health. Students use existing knowledge to evaluate the benefits and consequences of popular “fad” diets. Cultural diet norms and popular diet trends are explored with a focus on the overall impact on individual and population wellness. Finally, through scientific investigation of emerging literature, the impact of scientific change is appreciated. No Textbook Required.
Stress can play a huge factor in our personal and professional lives. Learning to deal with it is vital for our long-term health. While stress alone doesn't cause disease, it triggers molecular changes throughout the body that makes us more susceptible to many illnesses. In this course, students will gain an understanding of the importance of how to deal with both positive and negative stress in their lives. By using the wellness perspectives each student will gain more insight into how they can control both internal and external stressors. No textbook required.
In this course, students will take a comprehensive look at children's wellness in a child care setting addressing health, safety and nutrition. Strategies for maintaining a healthy and safe child care environment will be presented. Accessories, behaviours and conditions for safety risk in both indoor and outdoor environments will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on healthy nutrition and activity for children. Textbook required.