Nursing Refresher Clinical
In this practicum-focused course, students provide safe, client-focused nursing care of the hospitalized adult client. Students in the clinical setting are preceptored by a Registered Nurse from an assigned medical or surgical clinical unit.
Graduate nurses enhance skills and knowledge in health history taking and the comprehensive, focused and abbreviated health assessment. Students conduct comprehensive health histories and physical examinations of the adult client, identify normal and deviation from the normal clinical findings to make informed clinical judgements which are communicated to the patient and health care team. Students have opportunity to practice skills within the lab setting.
Essentials of Emergency and Intensive Care Nursing
Students are introduced to the foundations of emergency and critical care nursing and integrate this knowledge with their existing expertise to begin to develop the skills required to work in specialty areas. Anatomic structure and physiologic function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, neurologic, renal, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems are reviewed as they apply to the adult and geriatric client. Anatomy and physiology are integrated into the health history and physical assessment findings of the adult and geriatric client.
Emergency Nursing Practice I
Students focus on integration of theory and application of clinical knowledge related to specific disorders common in an emergency department. Pathology, relevant assessment findings, prioritization of problems, appropriate interventions and management of the clients across the lifespan are examined. Anatomy and physiology, growth and development, and assessment findings of the pediatric patient are also addressed. Legal, ethical, and safety issues are integrated throughout.
Critical Care Nursing Practice
Students focus on integration of theory and application of clinical knowledge related to specific disorders common in an adult critical care unit. Pathophysiology, relevant assessment findings, prioritization of problems, appropriate interventions and management; pharmacological and technological interventions for both adult and geriatric populations are discussed.
Recertification in Audiometry Technician Testing Course
This course prepares the student to obtain audiometric technician recertification as defined by the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code. The course updates and reinforces the theoretical basis for hearing conservation. Students interpret and manage test results.
Spirometry Recertification Testing Course
This course prepares the students to obtain spirometry technician recertification as defined by the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code. This course updates and reinforces theory related to spirometry testing, its purposes, techniques, and interpretation.
This course prepares the students to become audiometric technicians as defined by the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code. The theoretical basis for noise management programs is presented to provide a framework for the study of audiometry. Students learn how to categorize test results.
Spirometry Technician Course
This course prepares the students to become qualified spirometry technicians as defined by the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code. This course introduces theory related to spirometry testing, its uses, purposes, techniques and interpretation.
This course presents terminology associated with vision screening and describes the tests conducted with a vision screening machine. Students participate in a vision screening test as well as interpret the results of the test.
Obtaining Blood Samples
This course examines two procedures for obtaining blood samples: venipuncture and capillary puncture. Appropriate venipuncture sites, capillary samples, correct order of draw and troubleshooting are systematically addressed. Students are required to demonstrate competence of venipuncture in a supervised setting. Prerequisite: RN, RPN, LPN or consent of program.
Pediatric Nursing Lab
The theory and skills of pediatric nursing are explored and applied within laboratory and simulation settings. Assessment and other nursing skills required to provide care to this specialized population are identified, compared and demonstrated. Pediatric nursing knowledge and skills are integrated in developing nursing care plans for common and complex childhood health disorders. Developmental, physiological and family centered care concepts are identified and applied throughout. Communication skills specific to pediatric patients, their families and the health care team are examined and implemented. All lab activities reflect the competencies for entry to practice for the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta and Canadian Nurses Association.
Rehabilitation Nursing Theory
This course is designed to provide nurses with an understanding of the philosophy and goals of rehabilitation as well as the multifaceted roles of the rehabilitation nurse. The importance of interprofessional collaboration and interprofessional team members and their roles are described in the context of the client journey through rehabilitation. Physiological and psychosocial challenges in clients with conditions of the pulmonary, cardiac, nervous, and musculoskeletal systems are explored. Discharge planning, client and family teaching, independence and contributing factors such as culture, age of the client, and co-morbidities are illustrated in a case study format.