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.
This course will show you best practices for non-healthcare staff when interacting with patients. This will include performing basic observations, communicating with healthcare staff when necessary, and assisting with basic needs when appropriate. The foundational principle of this course is to practice person-centred care, which will provide the guidelines for best practice.
Learners will receive a digital badge upon successful course completion.
Cultural safety moves towards creating space for the beliefs, behaviours, practices, and experiences that impact Indigenous people. This approach promotes an understanding of the ways that historical and social contexts combine with power imbalances and the way that this shapes the well-being and healthcare experiences of Indigenous people. The goals of a cultural safety approach are to eradicate racism and discrimination to create healthcare environments where people feel safe.
Assisting with mealtime can have a profound impact on an individual’s quality of life. When someone receives quality assistance with their meals it can help them improve and maintain their nutrient intake, overall health, and, most importantly, their emotional well-being.
Students explore the impact of farming on mental health. Students learn about resources, supports, and organizations that support mental wellness. The symptoms and signs of mental wellness are also examined. Students assess their mental wellness and create an action plan for self-care.