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NURS8180 Advanced Cardiac Arrhythmia

Description: Admission: RN, EMCA. So, you have been working with monitored clients and feel comfortable with the basic arrhythmias you see on a daily basis. Often you find yourself being puzzled by a complex rhythm strip or have heard about less common arrhythmias and want to find out more about them. If so, this is the course for you. Topics include: mechanisms of arrhythmias, aberrancy vs. ectopy, how certain cardiac drugs and eletroytes affect the ECG, rhythms involving accessory pathways, i.e. WPW or Lown-Ganong-Levine, differentiating narrows vs. wide complex tachycardias. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of these arrhythmias will be discussed. Finally, this course will review methods of cardiac pacing, discuss cardioversion vs. defibrillation and review principles of internal cardiac defibrillators (ICD). This course is part of the Cardiac Care program.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: NURS8115
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NURS8182 An Appropriate Response to the Care of the Dying Person and Family

Description: This course will examine the role and value of the nurse within interprofessional collaborative palliative/end-of-life care delivery models. Learners will explore strategies for enhancing effective team functioning and performance. Holistic approaches to the care of the dying person and family will be emphasized.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
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NURS8335 Anatomy And Physiology For Infusion Therapy

Description: This course is designed to enable students to review the components of anatomy and physiology related to infusion therapy. Normal cellular homeostasis including maintenance of fluid, electrolytes and acid-base balance will be discussed and linked to types of crystalloid and colloid intravenous fluids commonly seen in clinical practice.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
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OLRN1161 Arrhythmia Interpretation

Description: Review cardiac mechanical anatomy and electrical structures. Using a systematic approach, learn to recognize and interpret cardiac arrhythmias, understand their causes, clinical manifestations and management. This course is intended for Health Care Professionals (ie: RN, RPN, Paramedic, Med Student, Pharmacy Tech, Nursing student, etc).
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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PSW8000 Basic Assessment and Non-Parenteral Medication Administration

Description: This course prepares the unregulated health care provider with the foundational knowledge and skills to safely administer non-parenteral medication. It will emphasize the importance of basic assessment and communication skills.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
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NURS8115 Basic Cardiac Arrhythmias

Description: Diseases of the heart affect a large percentage of the North American population. Members of health care professions need to maintain up-to-date knowledge of the most common cardiac arrhythmias to practice effectively. This course provides an introduction to common cardiac arrhythmias covering topics such as cardiac physiology, lead placement, identification of sinus rhythms, mechanisms of common arrhythmias, pacemaker rhythms and life-threatening arrhythmias. Significant nursing interventions to deal with these arrhythmias will be addressed. This course is a foundation for the Cardiac Care, Critical Care and Emergency Nursing certificate programs.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
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NURS8635 Basic Concepts of Emergency Nursing

Description: This course examines the role of the Emergency Nurse, ethical and legal issues encountered in Emergency Nursing, accountability and consumer service concepts, including communication, public relations, cross cultural considerations and the principles of departmental crisis management. It also examines in detail the concept of triage and the current triage standards. It will focus on rapid and accurate assessment, analysis and interpretation of clinical findings, development of a nursing diagnosis and care plan and on-going evaluation and documentation.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
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NURS8231 Blood Component Therapy

Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN or RPN. When is a blood transfusion indicated? What are the risks associated with transfusion therapy? This course will enable the participants to understand the basic concepts, equipment, complications and nursing care measures associated with patients receiving blood component therapy. This course will be of particular interest to those whose responsibilities include the administration and monitoring of blood transfusions. This course may serve also as a review for Registered Laboratory Technologists. This course is part of both the IV Therapy - Registered Nurse and Registered Practical Nurse program.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
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NURS8595 Breastfeeding I/Maternal Health

Description: Open to both RN's and RPN's. This course will address competencies required for the nurse to care for the new mother including the physical and emotional adjustment to the post-natal period in the context of both expected and challenging outcomes. The nurse will develop expertise in educating the parents in breastfeeding and care of the newborn. The course components are: Principles of Partnership: The Perinatal Nurse and Family; Physical Adaptation After Birth Expected Outcomes; Physical Adaptation; Challenges; Psychological Adaptation After Birth-Expected Outcomes; Psychological Adptation After Birth-Challenges; Social Cultural and Situational Factors Influencing Health After Birth; Establishment of Breastfeeding; Infant Care Basics.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
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NURS8165 Breastfeeding II/Advanced Breastfeeding

Description: Admission: Completion of Health History and Immunization. This course will build on the principles of successful breastfeeding. The nurse will develop expertise in supporting, protecting and promoting breastfeeding in unique and challenging situations related to maternal and infant health. Application to IBCLC for approval of this course has been made. The ten units of stdy are: Principles of Successful Breastfeeding, Challenges with Milk Supply and INfant Growth, Maternal Health Challenges, Infant Health Challenges, Breastfeeding in Unique Situations, The Relationship between Medication and Lactation, The Relationship between alternative therapies and breastfeeding, Human Milk Banking and The End of the Breastfeeding Relationship and the Preparation for the Lactation Consultant Examination.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: NURS8595
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OLRN8040 Capstone (Diabetes Education)

Description: For this capstones project, students will use skills and competencies obtained through pre-requisite courses to translate diabetes theory into practice. They will develop a diabetes resource or tool based on a determined need that may be used for prevention or screening purposes, direct client education, clinic use, etc. Students will have the opportunity to determine their own topic for this project; it should be based on need, current research and best practice. Students will work independently to complete this project, with support from the instructor. This capstone project will promote collaboration, community partnerships and prevention and health promotion in diabetes.
Hours: 40
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN8030
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NURS8640 Cardiovascular Emergencies

Description: This course explores the specific needs of patients with cardiovascular emergencies. It covers advanced concepts of cardiovascular assessment and pathophysiology and the clinical management of cardiovascular dysfunction in an emergency setting, including related pharmacology and diagnostic testing, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, aneurysms, congestive heart failure and the principles of ACLS will be discussed in detail. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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PSW1435 Care of the Older Adult and Family

Description: This course builds upon the principles of health promotion and disease prevention by exploring the personal support workers role in early detection and intervention strategies to avert hospital acquired complications. Students will explore evidence-informed practice resources and strategies that they could integrate into patient care with the goal of improving health outcomes and preventing common geriatric syndromes experienced by many hospitalized patients.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: PSW1425
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NURS8266 Central Venous Lines

Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN or RPN. Insertion and use of central venous lines as a specific application for Intravenous Therapy presents unique responsibilities for Health Care Professionals. Understanding of these responsibilities is developed in this course through a practical approach which describes insertion and care of these lines and the accompanying risks and complications. Scrubs/lab coat attire and closed shoes are expected during course. This course is part of both the IV Therapy - Registered Nurse and Registered Practical Nurse program.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
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PSW1425 Challenged Health in the Acute Care Environment

Description: This course will review the concepts of recovery, rehabilitative and restorative care as they pertain to the acute care environment. Students will have the ability to explore case-based scenarios that correspond with common presentations in the acute care environment. In the laboratory setting students will have the ability to practice: patient assessment, documentation, critical thinking, team collaboration, conflict resolution, ostomy care, pain management, enteral nutrition, parenteral hydration and wound assessment.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: PSW1415
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NURS8290 Chemotherapy

Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN or RPN. Cytotoxic drugs are recognized as primary treatment for malignant disease. Knowledge of the treatment goals, modes of action of chemotherapeutic agents, principles of tumour growth and cell kill, and administration protocol are all essential for the safe and effective use of these drugs. This course is part of both the IV Therapy - Registered Nurse and Registered Practical Nurse programs.
Hours: 12
Credits: 1
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NURS8150 Coronary Care Nursing

Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN. Anatomy and physiology are studied in detail with emphasis on myocardial contraction, electrophysiology, control mechanisms of the heart and cardiac output. Topics will include the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease, angina, myocardial infarction and associated implications, hypertension and heart failure, as well as cardiomyopathies and traumatic injury of the heart. Each of these units will include a discussion of pathological processes, diagnostic tools and assessment, medical treatment and nursing management. This course is part of the Cardiac Care and Critical Care programs.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: NURS8115
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OLRN1339 Cultural Competence for Health Care Providers

Description: This course provides an introduction to cultural competence and transcultural nursing. Students learn about culture, belief systems, values, and practices that are specific to identified cultures, in order to better understand and provide health care that is both culturally competent and culturally appropriate which leads to improved quality care and health outcomes.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN8010 Diabetes Education: Approaches in Practice

Description: This course is designed to provide students with evidence-based knowledge and skills required in diabetes education. Students will examine teaching and learning theories to promote behaviour change with the adult learner. The clinical practice guidelines will be used as a guide to assist in maximizing self-management strategies to direct client interventions, improve outcomes and enhance quality of life.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN8000 Diabetes: The Basics

Description: This course offers knowledge in the disease process and clinical management of diabetes. Students will learn the treatment and management of different types of diabetes in relation to symptoms, physical activity, medication, nutrition and self-monitoring blood glucose. Self-management approaches to wellness will be introduced. Studies will focus on the promotion of healthy lifestyle changes to aid in the prevention and management of diabetes.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN8030 Diabetes: Throughout the Lifespan

Description: This course explores diabetes in children and adolescents, the aging adult and gestational diabetes. Studies will further examine treatment and management of diabetes related to insulin therapy, nutrition and exercise. Students will identify necessary interventions required in achieving optimal health and wellness for clients and families living with diabetes.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: NURS8890 or OLRN8020
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PSW1095 Early Detection and Prevention

Description: This course builds upon the principles of health promotion and harm prevention by exploring the personal support worker's role in early detection and intervention. Learners will explore evidence-informed practices and strategies that they could integrate into routine care with the goal of improving health outcomes and preventing harm when supporting individuals living with mental health and substance use issues.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
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NURS8160 ECG Interpretation

Description: Admission: RN, RPN, EMCA, ECG Technicians. (The pre-requisite of NURS8115 is not required for EMCA.) Enhance your assessment skills by learning to read ECGs. This course will introduce you to the basic principles of the 12 Lead ECG. Time will also be spent on recognizing ischemia and myocardial infarctions on the electrocardiogram. This course is part of the Cardiac Care and Emergency Nursing programs.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: NURS8115
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NURS8680 Emergencies related to the Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat (H.E.E.N.T)

Description: This course provides an in-depth knowledge of emergencies related to the H.E.E.N.T. It covers advanced concepts of H.E.E.N.T. assessment and pathophysiology and the clinical management of injury and disease processes of the H.E.E.N.T. in an emergency setting, including related pharmacology. Among the topics discussed will be eye injuries, fascial fractures, epistaxis, ruptured tympanic membranes and the infections processes. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 12
Credits: 1
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NURS8990 Emergency Nursing Comprehensive Review

Description: This course will provide students an opportunity to consolidate their theoretical knowledge of emergency nursing across the lifespan. Students will integrate theoretical knowledge through the completion of a series of comprehensive on-line case scenarios. Successful completion of this course will help prepare Emergency Nursing students for their upcoming clinical practicum.
Hours: 16
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: NURS8635, NURS8720, NURS8740, NURS8693, NURS8640, NURS8680, NURS8700, NURS8715, NURS8735, NURS8160, NURS8980
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NURS8045 Emotional And Physiological Adaptation to Pregnancy

Description: Admission: RN or permission of Co-ordinator. This course is designed to enhance and support the knowledge and skills of the nurse working with childbearing families. The core competencies required for the nurse to care for women (and those within her circle of support) as they adapt to the emotional and physiological changes of pregnancy will be addressed. The focus will be on promoting pregnancy as an extension of normal physiology and as a state of wellness. Also included will be the role of the nurse as an educator. This course is part of the Perinatal Nursing program.
Hours: 10
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NURS8155 Emotional And Physiological Process Of Birth

Description: This course examines the normal physiological and emotional process of birth. The focus will be on the partnership that forms throughout all stages of the childbirth experience for women and their significant other. Review role of the nurse as an educator. This course is part of the Perinatal Nursing program.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
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OLRN1337 Fundamentals of Patient Safety

Description: Patient safety is the prevention and mitigation of unsafe acts within the health care system. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the topic of patient safety. Students will gain an understanding of why patient safety is critical in health care today. The course focuses on systems thinking, an understanding of error theories, human factors, the importance of team work, and communication within a culture of safety.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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NURS8980 Gastrointestinal Emergency Nursing

Description: This course explores the specific needs of patients experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) emergencies, including advanced concepts of assessment, pathophysiology of GI, pharmacology and clinical management of a GI crisis. During this course, students will examine abdominal trauma, pain assessment in the emergency department and blood borne diseases related to GI system. Topics on specific abdominal emergencies including: GI bleed, bowel obstruction, gastritis, ulcers, appendicitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, diverticulitis, esophagitis also will be discussed.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
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NURS8405 Gastrointestinal Nursing

Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN This course will review the anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract, including accessory organs and their relationship to the mechanisms involved in food digestion and absorption. Specific gastrointestinal ailments will be discussed using the criteria of etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, medical management and nursing management. Common diagnostic and laboratory tests will be reviewed. The role of pharmocology and total parenteral nutrition will be incorporated. A general overview of multi-organ transplants will be covered as well as homeostasis and red blood cell formation. This course is part of the Critical Care program.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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NURS8693 Genito-Urinary and Obstetrical/Gynecological Emergencies

Description: This course explores the specific needs of patients experiencing gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, obstetrical and gynecological emergencies. It covers advanced concepts of the assessment and pathophysiology of gastrointestinal, genito-urinary, obstetrical and gynecological dysfunction and injury and their clinical management at an emergency setting, including related pharmacology. Among the topics discussed in detail will be GI bleeding, acute abdominal symptoms, renal failure and colic epididymitis, reproductive and pregnancy related emergencies. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
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NURS8170 Hemodynamic Monitoring

Description: This course focuses on key aspects and principles of hemodynamic monitoring. The cardiovascular system will be reviewed. Hemodynamic monitoring equipment, interpretation of normal and abnormal waveforms, and troubleshooting will be addressed. Assessment, application and utilization of pharmacologic agents will be explored in connection with the clinical nursing management of a client being monitored using invasive techniques.
Hours: 12
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: NURS8115
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NURS8210 Infant Health

Description: This 35 hour course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to care for healthy newborns, as well as an introduction to caring for infants with health challenges in the immediate post-birth period. The transition from intrauterine to extrauterine life will be examined. Assessment of the infant and family will include physiological, behavioural and cognitive components. Integration of the new family member and adjustment will be explored. The role of the nurse as educator and care partner will assist the family in their new parental roles to gain confidence and competence in their infant care skills.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
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NURS8085 Intraoperative Nursing II Theory/Lab/ Practice

Description: Current Certificate of Registration RN This course includes a variety of O.R. set ups and nursing considerations for specific procedures such as general surgeries; gynecological, ophthalmology and ear, nose, throat (ENT) surgeries. Other topics included are laser and latex allergy. This course consists of the following components: theory, three labs and two clinical practice days. The student is required to successfully complete all three components of the course. This course is part of the Perioperative Nursing - Registered Nurse program.
Hours: 76
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: NURS8566
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NURS8570 Intraoperative Nursing III Theory/Lab/ Practice

Description: This course includes a variety of operating room set ups and nursing considerations for procedures including orthopedics, ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat, and plastic/ reconstructive surgery. The student is required to successfully complete all clinical skills labs, clinical practice days, and theory classes to be successful in this course.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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NURS8522 Intravenous Drugs and Patient Controlled Analgesia

Description: This course is designed to provide the participant with the knowledge and principles of administering intravenous drugs through a variety of infusion techniques and managing patient controlled analgesia. The principles of compatibility, preparation, administration and responsibilities in administering intravenous drugs including patient controlled analgesia will be discussed. A focus will be placed on nursing assessment, patient and device monitoring, mathematical calculations, and client/family teaching.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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NURS8135 Introduction To Community - Post-Birth

Description: This course will assist the student in facilitating care for the mother and infant following the discharge. The student will be knowledgeable with respect to community resources and support groups for follow up care. This course is part of the Perinatal Nursing program.
Hours: 25
Credits: 2
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NURS8025 Introduction to Perinatal Health

Description: This course will provide the student with knowledge and skills regarding the influential factors affecting childbearing families. Historical,social, cultural, and situational factors will be explored as they affect the nursing care of expectant families. Discussion areas will include medicalization of women's power, current trends in birthing, global political trends, marketing formula/baby friendly environments, renewal of midwifery/doula and interest groups.
Hours: 15
Credits: 1
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PSW1575 Life-Limiting Illness Across the Lifespan

Description: Using a lifespan approach, this course will examine the trajectory of life-limiting illnesses. Students will learn about common diagnoses, prognosis, treatments and procedures as they relate to the person's quality of life and death.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: PSW1570
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NURS1560 Living with Chronic Kidney Disease

Description: This course prepares students by providing a deepened understanding of the complexities related to the experiences and effects of kidney disease on the daily life of individuals and their families. Throughout the course, there will be an emphasis on person centered care as it applies to kidney disease. Students will be given the opportunity to examine current research, use critical thinking and problem solving skills, and incorporate nursing models and frameworks to further their understanding of the lived reality that kidney disease patients and their families must undertake.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN8020 Living with Diabetes

Description: In this course, students will examine strategies needed to manage and support the demands of living with diabetes. Students will learn about the acute and chronic complications related to diabetes, and the aging process. Studies will identify ways to help clients reduce risk, promote self-care behaviours and examine self-management practices in relation to blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: NURS8880 or OLRN8010, OLRN8000
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NURS8605 Medication Management of Cardiovascular Emergencies

Description: Admission: Current Certificate of RN, RPN, or EMCA. Convulsions! Cardiac-Respiratory Arrest! Hyperthermia! Overdose! Shock! Congestive Heart Failure! Remember the last time a client experienced these and other emergencies in front of you? Did you know why the drugs were ordered? Did you know what effects to look for? This course will help you update your knowledge and skills in the administration of the more commonly used emergency drugs. Drug interactions, compatabilities and relevant interventions will be reviewed. Learn to reduce your stress level in a crisis situation by knowing these drugs and how to administer them. This course is part of the Cardiac Care program.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
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PSW1075 Mental Health and Health Care Legislation: What You Need to Know

Description: In this course, learners will develop a practical understanding of how legislation in Ontario impacts individuals and families living with mental health and substance use issues as well as implications for personal support workers providing support and care. This course will provide opportunities for learners to recognize and apply these principles as standards of care.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
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NURS8700 Musculo-Skeletal and Integumentary System Emergencies

Description: This course provides an in-depth knowledge of musculo-skeletal and integumentary system emergencies. It covers advanced concepts of musculo-skeletal and integumentary system assessment and pathophysiology and the clinical management of musculo-skeletal and integumentary system injury in an emergency setting, including related pharamacology. Among the topics discussed in detail are injury management, muscular trauma, burns and skin disorders. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
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NURS8715 Neurological and Endocrinological Emergencies

Description: This course provides an in-depth knowledge of neurological and endocrinological emergencies. It covers advanced concepts of neurological and endocrinological assessment and pathophysiology and the clinical management of neurological dysfunction and injury in an emergency setting, including related pharmacology. Among the topics discussed in detail will be headache, altered levels of consciousness, CVA, brain trauma, spinal cord injury, cerebral bleeding, meningitis, encephalitis and epilepsy. Diabetes, DKA, thyroid and adrenal crises will also be discussed. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 18
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NURS8420 Neurological Nursing

Description: This course provides an overview of nervous system anatomy and physiology, neurological assessment and diagnostics, and the medical and nursing management of a variety of neurological disorders in critical care. In addition, legal and ethical issues commonly encountered in neurological nursing will be explored. The care of clients undergoing neurosurgery will be briefly reviewed. Associated pharmacological interventions will be explored.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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OLRN1333 Normal and Abnormal Kidney Function

Description: This course prepares the learner with the knowledge required to understand the normal anatomical and structures and physiological functions of the renal system. It introduces the experienced nurse to etiology and pathophysiology related to acute and chronic kidney conditions, their diagnoses, typical progression and common implications for individuals at risk for developing or affected by kidney disease and their families.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1334 Nursing Care Across the Kidney Disease Trajectory

Description: This course deepens the learners understanding of authentic therapeutic relationships within the context of caring for the person with kidney disease through health promotion, disease prevention and management and palliative/end-of-life care. A person- and family-centered approach is emphasized as foundational to developing and implementing an individualized plan of care in collaboration with the interprofessional team. Team-based interventions to support patient empowerment and well-being throughout the lifespan and course of treatment are stressed.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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NURS8195 Nursing Care During The Birth Process

Description: Admission: RN. The focus of this course is the nursing management of the expectant woman throughout the childbirth process. This course will review skills based on AWHONN standards such as the triage assessment, vaginal examinations, maternal wellbeing, fetal lie and presentation and documentation of the birth and the importance of physical and emotional support in labour. This course is part of the Perinatal Nursing program.
Hours: 25
Credits: 2
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NURS8105 Nursing Care Of The Mother Experiencing Complicated Birth

Description: Admission: RN. This course will review nursing management of complicated and operative births. Such topics as preterm, labour, precipitous labour, health challenges, (eg. diabetes, eclampsia, malpresentation) catastrophic conditions (eg. prolapsed cord, embolus), augmentation, induction, and caesaren birth. Scrubbing and circulating will be reviewed. The nurse as advocate, support person, educator, and care partner will be incorporated throughout. This course is part of the Perinatal Nursing program.
Hours: 35
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: NURS8035, NURS8195
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NURS8390 Nursing Interpretation Of Lab Results

Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN/RPN. This course will provide the RN/RPN with knowledge of the basic concepts underlying the interpretation of daily lab work. Lab work included in the course includes CBC and Differential, Coagulation, Electrolytes, Liver Function Tests and Routine Urinalysis. Case studies will be used as a basis for discussion of nursing's role in the preparation, collection, measurement, and reporting of lab results.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
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PSW1415 Observational Assessment, Analysis and Documentation

Description: This course introduces the student to observational assessment using a holistic person-centred approach. The role of the personal support worker as it relates to analysis of findings and the importance of systematic documentation will be emphasized. Principles of documentation will be reviewed and valuable assessment tools will be explored.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: PSW1405
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OLRN1218 Occupational Health and Health Surveillance

Description: This course will focus on recognition and understanding of the health effects of common hazardous chemical, physical and biological agents in the workplace using a systems and exposure approach. The medical/health surveillance related exposures will be addressed through health assessments, diagnoses and nursing interventions for the individual as well as the workplace. Students will also develop an understanding of principles of occupational hygiene which includes exposure monitoring and sampling techniques.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1217
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OLRN1217 Occupational Health Nursing - Module 1 (RN)

Description: This course will introduce you to the practice of occupational health nursing as well as the ethical, professional and legal issues and guidelines which form the basis of occupational health nursing practice. Students will acquire basic skills in the identification of health and safety hazards in the workplace as well as activities which promote employee health and safety. This course is intended for students with a R.N. Current Certificate.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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NURS8820 Oncology Nursing 2 RN Clinical Management of Major Cancer Diseases

Description: Topics include nursing management of major cancer diseases including cancer of the brain and CNS, breast, colon/rectal, GI and GU regions, gynecologic, head and neck, HIV related cancers, leukemia, lung, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, skin and pediatric cancers. NURS8810 is nornally a prerequisite for this course, however, it can be taken concurrently with NURS8810 if you have significant experience in oncology.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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PNUR8410 Oncology Nursing 2 RPN: Cancer Diseases and Specific Care

Description: The pathophysiology and clinical and nursing management of the most common cancers are discussed. Pediatric cancers are included. PNUR8400 is nornally a prerequisite for this course, however, it can be taken concurrently with PNUR8400 if you have significant experience in oncology.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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NURS8840 Oncology Nursing 4 RN Cancer Supportive Therapies and Symptom Management

Description: Cancer supportive therapies and symptom management include skin integrity, bone marrow suppression, oral mucositis, functional status, patient education, palliative care, family caregiving, ethical considerations, dyspnea, sleep disturbances, nausea, hot flashes.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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PNUR8430 Oncology Nursing 4 RPN: Cancer Support Therapies and Symptom Management

Description: Cancer supportive therapies and symptom management within the RPN scope of practice include skin barriers, immune suppressions, oral mucous membranes, altered functioning, teaching, palliation, care giving by family, ethics, breathing problems, sleep disorders, nausea and vomiting. Ethical issues in oncologic nursing and the role of teaching the patient and family within the scope of the practical nurse are discussed.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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PSW1580 Pain and Symptom Management in the Context of Life-Limiting Illness

Description: This course will emphasize the importance of initiating and maintaining holistic care measures to promote comfort of the dying person, including mouth care, bathing, personalized meal planning, repositioning, use of mobility aids and creating/maintaining a comfortable environment. Anticipating and managing potential complications using non-pharmacological interventions will be explored.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: PSW1575
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NURS8215 Pain Management/Comfort Measures/ Supportive Care

Description: Admission: RN. This course will include both the non medical and medical management of pain in labour. Labour support skills will be reviewed in depth as well as nursing management of women with inhalants, administration of narcotics, epidurals, general anesthesia. This course is part of the Perinatal Nursing program.
Hours: 20
Credits: 1
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NURS8355 Parenteral Nutrition

Description: This course provides an overview of parenteral nutrition (PN) and the general guidelines for nursing practice. Both the central and peripheral methods of parenteral nutrition are discussed including risk management and quality assurance as they are applied to hospital and home care settings.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
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OLRN1336 Patient and Family Centred Care

Description: This course provides an overview of patient- and family-centred care, including the core concepts of respect, dignity, partnership, shared decision-making, privacy, and confidentiality. Family engagement, cultural considerations, and communication strategies in the health care environment will also be discussed.
Hours: 60
Credits: 4
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OLRN1338 Patient Safety Best Practices

Description: This course examines the behaviours, practices, and designs that have been shown to effectively mitigate the human factors that contribute to harm and error in delivering health care. Topics include the use of SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation) reporting and communications, checklists, and evidence-informed practices as risk management strategies.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1337
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NURS8720 Pediatric and Gerontological Emergencies

Description: This course provides an in-depth knowledge of specific emergencies commonly experienced by children and the elderly, special considerations related to various emergencies when experienced by children and the elderly and the clinical management of these emergencies. It includes specialized communications skills, pediatric and gerontological triage and assessment and pathophysiological and pharmacological considerations unique to children and the elderly in an emergency setting. Included in the topics discussed in detail are neglect, abuse, poisoning, medication interactions and infectious diseases of childhood and the principles of PALS. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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NURS8035 Physiological Challenges of Pregnancy

Description: This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills required to care for the expectant mother with health challenges. Conditions such as diabetes, P.I.H., renal disorders, placenta abnormalities, and substance abuse will be discussed. This course is part of the Perinatal Nursing program.
Hours: 20
Credits: 1
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NURS8431 Physiological Concepts of Critical Care I

Description: This course provides a theoretical basis for the body systems and clinical components that follow in the Critical Care Nursing Program. Topics covered will include: hormones, endocrinology, blood components and immunology. Normal physiology and common pathophysiological conditions will be reviewed. NOTE: Physiological Concepts of Critical Care Nursing I and II have replaced Foundations of Critical Care NURS8400. Students who have taken the Foundations of Critical Care course are therefore exempt from taking Physiological Concepts of Critical Care Nursing I and II.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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NURS8440 Physiological Concepts of Critical Care II

Description: This course continues a basis for the theoretical body systems and clinical components that follow in the Critical Care Nursing Program. Topics covered will include cellular homeostasis, hematology, endocrinology and shock. Methods of invasive monitoring, measurement and equipment maintenance are included.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: NURS8430 or NURS8431
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NURS8395 Professional Issues in Critical Care

Description: Admission: Current Certificate of Registration - RN. This course will be a thread through the entire Critical Care Program. It will bring in such topics as leadership, professionalism, legalities, crisis management, ethics and communication skills.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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NURS8425 Professional Practice in Infusion Therapy

Description: Advances in technology have altered and expanded the use of infusion therapy, both in the hospital and in the community. Healthcare professionals are responsible for the implementation and maintenance of this vital therapeutic tool. This course provides the student with knowledge of infusion therapy equipment and the legal responsibilities of the nurse when administering and maintaining infusion therapy. Case scenarios will be used to enhance the course content and assist students in applying information they have learnt.
Hours: 22
Credits: 2
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PSW1015 Promoting Health and Wellness in the Community

Description: This course builds upon the basic concepts of health and well-being and focuses on diverse populations within a community-based setting. This course will offer a deeper understanding of how the personal support worker can promote health and well-being to individuals, families and communities. Core principles include: health and well-being, social determinants of health, self-management, therapeutic relationships, communication, reflective practice, self-care, and strengths-based approaches to care.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
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NURS8460 Pulmonary Nursing

Description: Pulmonary physiology and physiologic changes that occur in pathological states are studied, including respiratory failure, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, shock lung, pulmonary edema, and pulmonary embolus. The management of patients with acute respiratory failure, acute lung disease, and chronic pulmonary disease as well as the physiologic effects of ventilator therapy on the major body systems are emphasized in this critical care nursing course. Assessment of the patient with respiratory disease is reviewed, with emphasis on physiologic monitoring, measurement and assessment of the thorax and the lungs, and related systemic changes.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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NURS8950 Registered Practical Nurse Maternal and Newborn Care

Description: This course will explore the role of the RPN in perinatal nursing. The references from the CNO; 3 factor framework will assist you in applying this concept as you work in the field of perinatal health. Recognizing the RPN's role in the interprofessional team and communicating effectively will be simulated with case base scenarios.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
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NURS8410 Renal Nursing

Description: This course enables the student to understand the functioning of the renal system, the effects of renal dysfunction on other body systems and the manifestations of acute renal failure and end-stage renal disease. The course reviews treatment modalities including peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement therapies and renal transplantation. Nursing assessment, responsibilities and interventions will focus on critical care aspects as well as consider the impact of renal disease and its management on the patient and family. The importance of multidisciplinary team management is also emphasized.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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OLRN1342 Renal Replacement Therapies - Nursing Care of Hemodialysis Patient

Description: Hemodialysis is a common renal replacement therapy offered in hospital-based units and increasingly in community-based setting, including the home. This course prepares the learner with requisite knowledge for providing competent, safe and ethical care to the hemodialysis patient, as guided by the nursing process, evidence-based practices and a person-centred approach to care. Methods and tools that support clinical decision-making and comprehensive approaches to care are emphasized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1333
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OLRN1341 Renal Replacement Therapies - Nursing Care of Peritoneal Dialysis Patient

Description: This course examines professional nursing practice in the context of caring for individuals undergoing peritoneal dialysis. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of competent, safe and ethical care for this patient population, as guided by the nursing process, evidence-based practices and a person-centred approach to care. Methods and tools that support clinical decision-making and comprehensive approaches to care are emphasized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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NURS1550 Renal Replacement Therapies - Nursing Care of Transplant Patient

Description: This course examines professional nursing practice in the context of caring for individuals in need of kidney transplantation. Emphasis is placed on the delivery of competent, safe and ethical care for this patient population, as guided by the nursing process, evidence-based practices and a person-centred approach to care. Methods and tools that support clinical decision-making and comprehensive approaches to care are emphasized.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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NURS8735 Respiratory Emergencies

Description: This course explores the specific needs of the emergency respiratory patient. It includes advanced concepts of respiratory assessment and pathophysiology and the clinical management of altered oxygenation and traumatic chest injuries, including related pharmacology and acid/base imbalance. Management of the ventilated patient and alternatives to intubation (e.g. NIPPV) will also be discussed. This course is part of the Emergency Nursing program.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
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OLRN1229 RN - Coronary Care 1

Description: Review cardiac anatomy and physiology. Increase your cardiac assessment skills and improve your knowledge and nursing skills of coronary syndromes. All common arrhythmias are included. Current RN registration required.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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OLRN1231 RN - Coronary Care 2

Description: Expand your knowledge of CAD, MI and their complications. A focus is directed to interpreting 12 lead ECGs and bundle branch blocks. Theory on pacemakers and common cardiac drugs is included
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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OLRN1273 RPN - Coronary Care

Description: Review cardiac anatomy and physiology. Increase your cardiac assessment skills, and improve your knowledge and nursing skills of coronary syndromes. All common arrhythmias are included. This course is for students with a current RPN registration.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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NURS8740 Special Considerations and Situations in Emergency Nursing

Description: This course covers special situations encountered in Emergency Nursing including sexual assault and domestic violence, mental health issues and psychiatric emergencies, palliative issues and unexpected death, organ donation, environmental and toxicological emergencies and disaster planning.
Hours: 24
Credits: 2
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PSW1585 Supportive Care for the Person and Family

Description: This course deepens the learners understanding of authentic therapeutic relationships within the context of death, dying and diversity. A person- and family-centered approach will be emphasized as foundational to developing and implementing an individualized plan of care in partnership with the interprofessional team.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: PSW1580
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NURS8183 Trajectory of Life-Limiting Illness Across the Lifespan

Description: Using a lifespan approach, this course will examine the trajectory of life-limiting illnesses. Students will learn about common diagnoses, prognosis, treatments and procedures as they relate to the person's quality of life and death.
Hours: 18
Credits: 1
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NURS8181 Trends and Issues in Palliative/End-of-Life Care

Description: This course will introduce learners to palliative/end-of-life care, situating it within the socio-cultural context of death and dying. Students will explore philosophical underpinnings and the emergence of palliative/end-of-life care over the course of recent history and how this has influenced service integration at a systems level.
Hours: 18
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