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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PSW1570 Introduction to Palliative/End-of-Life Care

Description: This course will explore death and dying in the context of society. It will introduce learners to palliative/end-of-life care, including the underpinning principles and the emergence of this approach over the course of recent history. Holistic approaches to the care of the dying person and family will be emphasized. Emerging trends and issues will be explored.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
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NURS8191 Knowledge Integration Project

Description: This course will provide students the opportunity to consolidate their learning with regards to a palliative approach across the continuum of health care. Each student will create a highly unique and individualized knowledge integration project that will seek to benefit the person, family, organization, community and population.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: NURS8181, NURS8182, NURS8183, NURS8186, NURS8188, NURS8184, NURS8185, NURS8187
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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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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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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
Credits: 1
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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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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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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
Pre-Requisites: NURS8425 or PNUR8100
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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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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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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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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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NURS8325 Troubleshooting Infusion Therapy

Description: This 10-hour course provides the learner with an opportunity to troubleshoot infusion lines in a simulated learning environment. A focus will be placed on skills development and best practices, featuring course objectives on safety, documentation, accountability, and communication.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites: NURS8231, NURS8266, NURS8335, NURS8517, NURS8522, NURS8425
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