Urogynecological Wellness Practitioner Program Pathophysiology
The goal of care for the women with a urogynecological issue is to provide comprehensive treatment. This requires an in-depth comprehension of the pathophysiology behind these issues and an integration of this knowledge into clinical decision making. This course will build on an understanding of urogynecological anatomy and physiology and the identification of the alterations to structure and function that result in pathophysiological outcomes. Students will then be able to identify the clinical manifestations of the urogynecological issues and the resulting required clinical care.
Urogynecological Wellness Practitioner Program Assessments and Diagnostics
Focused, effective and timely assessments and diagnostics are critical to developing a plan of care for urogynecological patients. Through a combination of online written course materials and interactive learning activities students will learn the rationale for assessments and diagnostics, and the skills to perform a comprehensive urogynecological assessment . Case studies will challenge students to incorporate an understanding of diagnostics and their results as well as assessment findings into a plan of care.
Urogynecological Wellness Practitioner Program Primary Care Principles and Management
The urogynecological wellness practitioner provides care within an interprofessional team. This course prepares practitioners to be able to plan, implement and evaluate care based on primary care principles. Students will review the selection of,and application of, various care management techniques including conservative, pharmacological and surgical strategies.
Urogynecological Wellness Practitioner Program Innovation and Advancement in Practice
Urogynecological Wellness Practitioners play a key role in supporting opportunities for education, teaching, innovation and development to improve quality and access to care. Through interactive learning activities students will demonstrate the principles for developing a variety of educational sessions. as well as the importance of evaluation/outcome measures as they relate to quality care activities and research/innovation development.
Urogynecological Wellness Practitioner Field Placement
Through development of a self-directed project, students engage in an opportunity to demonstrate an advanced level of mastery in specific subject matter related to the Urogynecological Wellness Practitioner role. In this focused study, students appraise, synthesize and integrate prior program theory, experiential learning, contemporary research, and evidence-based inquiry in the application of concepts specific to nursing practice. The project will be presented for clinical staff during a clinical exposure experience at the pelvic floor disorders clinic.
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.
Essentials of Musculoskeletal Emergencies
Pathophysiology, relevant assessment findings, appropriate pharmacologic, nursing and medical interventions related to musculoskeletal disorders are presented. Specific disorders include soft tissue injury, sprains, strains, dislocations and fractures. Various immobilization devices used in the emergency department are explained.
Essentials of Mental Health Emergencies
Pathophysiology, relevant assessment findings, appropriate pharmacologic, nursing and medical interventions related to mental health emergencies are explored. Specific content includes mental health principles, mood disorders, suicide assessment and prevention, and psychotic disorders.
Essentials of Pediatric Emergencies
Pathophysiology, relevant assessment findings, appropriate pharmacologic, nursing and medical interventions related to pediatric emergencies are explored.
Specific Study - Home Care Nursing
Nurses have a unique and critical role in effective, quality home health care. Through the examination and application of nursing principles and standards for home health care, students will gain an understanding of the role of the nurse in this practice area. Ethical issues, legal responsibilities, equity and access to home health care services as well as specialized services are explored for a comprehensive understanding of home health care.
Specific Study - Mental Health Disorders
In the course of a lifetime, most people experience feelings of isolation, loneliness, sadness, emotional distress, or disconnection from things. These feelings are often short-term, normal reactions to difficult situations, such as the death of a loved one, loss of a job, or sudden change of circumstances. Most people learn to cope with these difficult feelings and situations. However, mental illness is quite different. It has a serious impact on a person’s ability to function effectively over a long period of time. Students are introduced to the challenges of mental health nursing with a focus on therapeutic communication techniques, basic mental health principles, mental health promotion, and rehabilitation. Psychiatric disorders, such as mood disorders, cognitive disorders, schizophrenia, and other psychotic disorders are examined.
Specific Study - Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
In this course, the student explores the nurse's role and interdisciplinary collaboration in meeting the obstetrical care needs of the family. Maternity health care trends and issues, including the areas of antepartum, pregnancy, labour and delivery, and postpartum are addressed.
Specific Study - Pediatric Nursing
The student explores a family oriented approach to the care of children. Emphasis is placed upon the growth and development, and common and complex pediatric disorders. Evidence based resources inform the process of critical thinking in identifying the nursing management of children living and dying with various pediatric health conditions.
Specific Study - Gerontology
The older adult population is increasing more rapidly than any other age group. This increase in numbers of older adults has important implications for nursing. Gerontological nursing is the specialty practice of caring for older adults to support their health and well being. Students are provided with a foundation to meet the future challenges of gerontologic nursing practice. They will examine the aging process, theories of aging, and the factors that can interfere with or promote healthy aging. Social, economical, and political issues related to older clients are explored.
Specific Study - Trauma Nursing
Over the past few decades, significant improvements have been made in the care of clients with traumatic injuries in the prehospital and emergency department settings. Students are introduced to the role of nursing in these critical care settings and the complex care clients with multiple injuries require. Emphasis is placed on the assessment and management of clients with traumatic injuries. Specific trauma injuries and complications, shock and multiple organ syndrome, and burn injuries are also discussed.
Orientation Health Care & RN
The focus of this course is to orient internationally educated nurses to the Canadian and Alberta health care system and environment. Emphasis is placed on assisting internationally educated nurses to transition to the role of registered nurse as outlined by the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta. Students explore communication, legislation, code of ethics, and legal issues that influence nursing practice. In addition, strategies to enhance critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration and utilization of evidence-based practice are discussed. Prerequisites: Graduate nurse or recommendation of the professional governing body.