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).
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.
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 Practical Nurses Association (CPNA). 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.
Initiation of Intravenous Therapy Lab
This lab will facilitate the practical component of the Initiation of Intravenous Therapy self study module. Students will practice intravenous insertion techniques and perform IV catheter insertions on a simulated model, and on each other.
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.
Basic Medication Admin - Self-Study
In this course, students explore current basic medication administration practices with special considerations for pediatric and gerontological populations. Safety considerations involved in administration of meds and disage calculations using the ratio-proportion formula are also discussed.
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.
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.