Introduction to Health Assessment - Self-Study
In this course students focus on developing skill in assessing the health of a client. Health history, physical assessment skills and reporting of assessment is discussed.
Med Admin & Calculations
This course is a review of practices in the administration of medications. Students focus on common abbreviations, dosage calculations, delivery methods, safety issues and special consideration in the administration of medication to children. Through case studies, students interpret medication orders and apply basic mathematical concepts to a clinical situation.
Community Health Nursing - Self-Study
In this course students are introduced to the concepts of health, a history of public health nursing, an overview of health care systems, and the issue of health care reform in Canada. Primary health care and health promotion are presented as frameworks for students to explore. Students apply community health concepts, theories, and frameworks at both an individual/family level and at a level of population health. Students identify the roles, skills and competencies of the community health nurse. Individual, family and community health needs and issues in a diverse community population, are highlighted.
Health Promotion - Self-Study
This course provides an introduction to the history and development of health promotion in Canada and its implications for the nursing profession. Students will use critical evaluation of conceptual models, evidence and practical interventions to gain knowledge and skills on improving the health of populations and particular groups, including how nurses can support communities, families, and individuals in their efforts to acquire and maintain healthy life pattern behaviours and beneficial environmental conditions.
Nursing Process - Self-Study
In this course students explore concepts and purposes of the nursing process, define and explain critical thinking logic, and how nursing practice standards guide the nursing process. Students apply assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation phases of the nursing process according to the Allen Nursing Model. Documentation elements are identified and explained.
Immune, Infection & Emergency Care
There are important relationships among the immune system, infection and nursing in emergent situations. In this module we discuss these relations and present three important areas of nursing. The first is a review of the immune system and its mechanisms to defend the body against disease and or prevent the recurrence of infection. The second section discusses the pathophysiology of infection and nurses' role in helping prevent infection. Finally the concluding section covers some emergent situations from a nursing perspective such as planning for pandemic, disaster or mass emergency situations. Students are encouraged to explore the overlap between the three sections.
This course is a current overview of professional responsibility and accountability in nursing with respect to ethical nursing practice and the law.
Pharmacology in Nursing-Self-Study
This course provides the student with an understanding of pharmacokinetics of drugs. Therapeutic and reverse drug reactions are discussed along with the administration of medications and the nursing process. The acts and laws that govern medication administration in Canada are identified.
Interpersonal Aspects of Nursing - Self- Study
This course focuses on the development of a helping relationship as a basis for nurse/client interaction. Specific topics addressed are general principles and skills of communication, the one-to-one relationship, interviewing principles, assertiveness theory, therapeutic contract, self-concept and crisis intervention.
Cardiovascular System Nursing Care
Heart disease encompasses a broad range of conditions. The role of the nurse in addressing these conditions is varied because the individual being treated may require varying degrees of immediate and, or long term care. A review of cardiovascular anatomy, physiology and function is integrated with select cardiovascular system considerations for clients. The McGill Model components of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation are applied to case studies on hypertension, myocardial infarction and chronic heart failure.
Respiratory Nursing Care
This module presents an overview of the anatomy, physiology and function of the respiratory system. It then focuses on the care of clients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), asthma, pneumonia, and lung cancer. The McGill Model components of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation are applied to case studies of clients with these respiratory conditions.
Issues in Breastfeeding Practice: What Health Care Practitioners Need to Know
This lactation studies course is designed to meet the needs of health care providers who want to improve their knowledge and skills in providing care to the breastfeeding family. The information will benefit practitioners who work in a traditional hospital setting, community health, or in private practice, as well as IBLCE exam candidates.
Interpretation of Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures
This course reviews common laboratory tests, diagnostic procedures and the clinical significance of abnormal results. The nursing implications of diagnostic procedures such as common invasive test, radiologic test, ultrasound and endoscopy are discussed. An opportunity to practice interpretation of laboratory data specific to metabolic, renal, cardiac and pulmonary function is provided in three case studies.
Clinical Nursing Skills Review
The focus of this course is on the clinical skills required in a practice setting. Students will review basic nursing assessments and procedures and practice these in a laboratory setting.
Health Assessment Workshop
Health Assessment skills enable the nurse to confidently assume responsibilities for assessing a client's health by evaluating symptoms and performing physical examinations. In this workshop, graduate nurses will have opportunity to learn or improve health assessment skills with a focus on the frail elder. Activities will include lectures, discussions, audiovisual presentations, demonstrations, and simulated health assessments.
Foundational Anatomy and Physiology of Major Body Systems
Anatomic structure and physiologic function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, neurologic, gastrointestinal and endocrine systems are explored.
ER Pediatric Assessment/Perspectives of Emergency Pediatric Assessment
Basic anatomic structure and physiologic function of the pediatric client is explored focusing on differences from adult clients. Anatomy, physiology and growth and development are integrated into the health history and physical assessment findings of the pediatric client.
Essentials of Arrhythmia Management
Management of arrhythmias is explained incorporating mechanisms of arrhythmogenesis, pharmacologic therapy, countershock and pacemaker therapy.
Essentials of Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
Assessment of oxygenation, ventilation and acid-base status is explored via a step-wise method of interpretation of arterial blood gases. Normal and abnormal arterial blood gas values are explained related to pathophysiology and management.
Essentials of Shock, Trauma and Environmental Emergencies
Pathophysiology, relevant assessment findings, appropriate pharmacologic, nursing and medical interventions related to shock and environmental emergencies are presented. Additionally, principles of trauma management are explored.