Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider
This course addresses core material such as adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and the use of bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use. The course is designed for healthcare providers such as emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, physicians, dentists, nurses, and respiratory therapists who need a course recognized by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This course is open to first responders who have a duty to respond to a cardiac emergency because of job responsibilities or regulatory requirements and is also open to the general public.
Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Renewal
The Basic Life Support (BLS) Renewal course is a fast-paced course that allows the experienced BLS Provider (those who are confident in their BLS skills) the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge through written and skills assessment in a concentrated program. Successful completion of this three hour course allows students to renew their BLS course completion card. Bring your current card and 2015 guideline Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS Provider manual to the course.
Prerequisite: Current (issued within the past year) Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS Provider card (previously known as Healthcare Provider).
Basic Life Support Instructor
The Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS Instructor course is comprised of the Core Instructor course and the Basic Life Support Instructor training module. The course is delivered by a current and experienced Heart and Stroke Foundation Instructor Trainer. The Core Instructor course is the foundational course required by all Heart and Stroke instructor-candidates. The course teaches instructor-candidates how to apply effective communication techniques, manage the classroom environment and promote knowledge, skill transfer and retention. The Basic Life Support instructor training module introduces the instructor-candidate to the educational materials and course outlines utilized in the delivery of Heart and Stroke BLS provider courses. For detailed registration information, please contact the Centre for Professional Nursing Education at 780-497-5188 or email CPNE@macewan.ca. Prerequisites: All BLS Instructor-Candidates must have a current (issued within the past 12 months) Heart and Stroke Foundation BLS Provider Card and all candidates must complete the Heart and Stroke Foundation application form prior to registering for the BLS Instructor course with MacEwan University.
Standard First Aid CPR/AED
This two day in-depth course teaches skills to deal with both life and non-life threatening situations until Emergency Medical Services arrives. The course includes adult, child and infant CPR skills and automated external defibrillation. Meets current Heart and Stroke Foundation Guidelines for Basic Life Support; Workplace Health and Safety recognized.
Standard First Aid BLS Provider
This two day in-depth course teaches skills to deal with both life and non-life threatening conditions. The course includes adult, child and infant CPR skills and automated external defibrillation (AED) and bag valve mask techniques required for health care providers, first responders, EMS personnel and nurses who need a course recognized by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Meets current Heart and Stroke Foundation Guidelines for Basic Life Support; Workplace Health and Safety recognized.
Professional Responsibilities for Paramedicine
Paramedics are critical to the health care system each of them accountable for safe, compassionate, competent, and ethical practice. Professional practice is impacted by provincial/territorial regulations, standards of practice, common law and codes of ethics. Knowledge is exploding in all fields impacting health care. The application of evidence-informed care has increased the responsibilities of the profession. With increases in responsibility come concomitant increases in autonomy and authority. This course is an overview of the professional responsibilities and accountabilities of paramedics.
Case Management for Nurses
The Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse gains an overview of the principles and processes of case management as they apply to nursing in any setting. Case manager competencies, standards, roles and responsibilities are described. Case management tools, program evaluation strategies, legal and ethical issues, and case management research are discussed.
Introduction to LPN Perioperative Nursing
Students are introduced to fundamental perioperative nursing concepts as established by the Canadian Council for Practical Nurse Regulators (CCPNR). Anatomy and terminology specific to perioperative nursing is reviewed. Parameters for assisting the anesthetist in the maintenance, monitoring and management of anesthesia are defined and roles of the perioperative Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) within the surgical team are explored. The patient as a unique individual is examined in relation to the perioperative experience.
LPN Perioperative Nursing Theory
Students examine the care of the patient in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative phases of surgery. Preparing a safe surgical environment; utilization and care of surgical instrumentation and equipment; surgical asepsis and sterile techniques; preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative patient care; the roles of the scrub and circulating nurse; and surgical site management are explored.
LPN Perioperative Techniques
Within a simulated perioperative setting, students integrate theoretical concepts into the scrub and circulating perioperative nursing roles. Essential principles and techniques based on ORNAC and CLPNA standards of practice are performed to develop the confidence to function in the LPN preceptorship.
LPN Perioperative Clinical Preceptorship
Under the supervision of a preceptor, the student provides direct patient care in the perioperative setting. Students are exposed to a variety of surgical experiences and scrub and circulate on a variety of surgical procedures within various specialties. Students gain experience and confidence to function independently providing safe and effective patient care.
Nursing Informatics for Every Practicing Nurse
Nursing is a knowledge-based profession requiring the right information at the right time to guide decision making. Informatics is an integral component of nursing practice in today's high-tech and complex health care environment. By completing this introductory self-study course, students will be able to gain foundational knowledge in informatics to support their continuing competency development. The course is comprised of five units, introducing key informatics themes and trends impacting nursing practise.
Initiation of Intravenous Therapy Theory
Intravenous Therapy is an integral part of patient care. Initiation of Intravenous Therapy is an advanced skill which requires specific knowledge and competence in IV insertion techniques. Students will also learn how to monitor the infusion, and provide continuing care to the IV site.
Basic ECG Interpretation
This module is an independent study which presents the basics for ECG interpretation. Topics include: anatomy, physiology and electrophysiology of the heart; systematic analysis to ECG interpretation; normal sinus rhythm; sinus rhythms; atrial rhythms; junctional rhythms; ventricular rhythms; atrioventricle blocks; and bundle branch blocks.
Essentials of 12 and 15 Lead Electrocardiography
Students are introduced to principles of electrocardiography. Axis deviation, bundle branch blocks and indications of myocardial ischemia, injury and infarction are explored.
Direct IV Administration
The course is composed of a theory module and a required practical component that is completed with an employer to demonstrate clinical competence. The student must pass the theory exam prior to proceeding with the clinical demonstration.
Support of the Breastfeeding Dyad
This self study module focuses on the scientific facts and research of human lactation and addresses the development of practical skills required to educate mothers appropriately in the art of breastfeeding.
IV Therapy Lab Employer Supervised
Students complete the practical component of NURS-0150 Initiation of Intravenous Therapy self-study course at their place of employment. Students practice intravenous insertion techniques and perform IV catheter insertions under direct supervision of an authorized Nurse Educator/Manager. Students are required to provide a completed MacEwan University Employer Demonstration of Clinical Competence form.
Medication Management is an inter-professional system requiring competent health care providers to integrate and apply vast amounts of knowledge into practice. Health care providers must also stay current with how the constantly changing medication innovations, overlapping and evolving scopes of practice and the diverse settings where care is provided impact medication management systems and their roles. This module explores the components of medication management including medication reconciliation, ordering/prescribing, dispensing and delivering, preparing and administering, patient teaching, monitoring, evaluating, and documentation. Safety considerations will be discussed throughout the course with indications for high error prone areas in each component of the system. Considerations for special populations are reviewed.
Documentation in Nursing
The goal of documentation in a patient's health record is to communicate and share information with other health care professionals to provide the most comprehensive and appropriate care for the patient. The course reviews how the patient's health record is utilized and outlines basic documentation guidelines for nursing staff.