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Continuing Nursing Education

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You will consolidate your health assessment and pharmacy competencies in a 200 hour clinical practice education experience after completing a 39 hour practice lab (NURS 1682). Amalgamated with the practicum, you will study theory using clinical decision tools applied in the context of collaborative, additional authorized registered nurse practice.

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Prerequisites: RN, LPN


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You will study the area of bariatrics and enhance your knowledge regarding resources and care of the bariatric client. You will focus on obesity, related conditions, psychosocial factors and client assessment. Health care management will be reviewed with a focus on prevention, treatments, therapies and the use of bariatric equipment. You will discuss types of bariatric surgery and care of the post-surgical client.

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You will learn the processes related to the possession, administration, prescribing and selling and transportation of medications falling under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) and the New Classes of Prescriber Regulations. Federal legislation and regulation will be highlighted as well as information about the Saskatchewan Prescriptive Review Program. The course focuses on how to use these medications safely and appropriately in the pharmacotherapeutic management of your clients’ conditions. Contact pcnp@saskpolytech.ca or 306-775-7335 for information.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
July 4, 2016 - June 2, 2017
Registration deadline: June 2, 2017
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$120.00OnlineCRN: 201609-23
New research and clinical experience result in ongoing changes in the drug therapy field. As an experienced health care provider, you will review essential information that reflects current clinical drug therapy by examining the common classification of drugs. The course content includes strategies to promote safe, effective and rational drug therapy and non-pharmacological approaches while considering the clients’ individual characteristics.

Prerequisites: Eligible for licensure with the registered nurses' or registered psychiatric licensing body in your jurisdiction.


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You will focus your studies on concepts that relate to community nursing. You will review the principles of primary health care and explore emerging community health trends in Saskatchewan. In addition, you will discuss concepts, challenges and nursing care related to community mental health, public health and home care.

Prerequisites: Must be LPN


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Within a caring holistic context, you will be introduced to the concept of health as it applies to you and others. You will explore the concept of primary health care. You will discuss health services delivery. You will examine determinants of health. Health promotion activities and community resources are explored.

Prerequisites: or taken concurrently. Graduate of Continuing Care Assistant program after 2000.


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The Health Assessment course for Licensed Practical Nurses will prepare you to perform a health history and physical examination of clients. You will enhance your assessment skills with a focus on a patient centered approach. You will apply critical thinking and evidenced informed nursing practice to health assessment. You will consider health assessment in various stages across the lifespan, with a focus on the older adult. Challenges related to aging are also explored. You will perform a health history and physical Revised Learning Outcomes examination with an older adult and document the findings in an assignment.

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Your studies will focus on the concepts of holistic nursing care related to specific challenges of the older adult. You will examine the concept of polypharmacy. You will discuss the introductory concepts of microbiology and selected specific microorganisms. You will learn about emerging infections in Canadian communities.

Prerequisites: or taken concurrently. Graduate of Continuing Care Assistant program after 2000.


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Formerly Communication Skills. You will utilize a communication framework to facilitate a helping relationship with your clients.

Saskatoon and Regina students are required to attend a 2-day weekend lab; travel costs are your responsibility. Prince Albert students will be in class Nov 1, 9a-4p.

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You will develop knowledge and skill related to intravenous therapy, the initiation of intravenous lines, intravenous medications, the use of intermittent access devices, blood and blood products, and blood administration. Your studies will include self-study theory, review exercises, simulation practice labs, performance testing and a written exam.

This course currently has no offerings.

You will enhance your leadership skills. You will study the changing roles in nursing, the professional concepts of leadership and management, and the significance of communication and conflict resolution to leadership and management. You will study how ethical and legal issues influence nursing; and how power and motivation relate to leadership and management. You will be able to demonstrate the basic skills necessary to be an effective team manager.

Prerequisites: LPN/RN or RPN


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You will apply theory and skills in an approved medical device reprocessing department. You will participate in the different aspects of medical device reprocessing including decontamination, inspection, assembly, packaging, sterilization, storage and transportation. You will work under the supervision of a manager/supervisor and work directly with a medical device reprocessing technician. You will model professional attitudes and practices in all aspects of your assigned duties.

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Prerequisites: or taken concurrently. Graduate of Continuing Care Assistant program after 2000.


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You will study the systems approach to patient safety related to medication safety, interdisciplinary team relationships and best nursing practices. You will study national and provincial organizations designed to facilitate the Canadian patient safety agenda. You will examine a regional risk management or quality improvement project focused on advancing patient safety.

Prerequisites: Must be LPN


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Assessment and proper care of the feet is an integral part of nursing care of the LPN and has a significant impact on the quality of life of patients/clients. In this course you will review the anatomy, structure and function of the foot, lower leg, nail and skin and understand the factors affecting foot health. You will: identify common foot and nail pathologies, safely use common foot care instruments, assess the high risk client, and review and apply infection control practices. Throughout this course we will strive to answer questions you may have regarding optimal care of the foot and lower limb. How do we care for the high risk foot? What is the best method of dealing with thick and hard to cut nails? How can I assist clients who have decreased dexterity and mobility in optimally caring for their feet? How can we encourage clients in leading healthy and active lives? An important aspect of this course is the lab and clinical work place experience where you will practice and hone nursing foot care skills and the use of foot care equipment.

Prerequisites: LPN


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You will review principles of nursing practice as they apply to procedures performed in a variety of outpatient settings. You will study process, roles/responsibilities, legal/moral obligations and measures to ensure patient and staff safety. This course will provide an introduction to the principles of asepsis, sterilization and disinfection and infection prevention in the outpatient setting. It will also provide information on identification, safe use and care of instruments, equipment and supplies for the performance of procedures. You will study pre and post procedure care including methods of anesthesia, recovery from anesthesia, discharge and follow up. For more information, browse the blankfrequently asked questions(pdf).

Prerequisites: Must be a RN or LPN


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You will participate in activities to move and position clients/objects in health care settings using minimal physical effort and maximizing the use of mechanical aids and equipment. The course focuses on client/caregiver safety. Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a Transferring, Lifting, Repositioning (TLR) re-evaluation wallet card.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
June 11, 2017
Sun - 1:00-4:59 pm
Registration deadline: June 2, 2017
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$95.00ReginaCRN: 201604-104
June 17, 2017
Sat - 8:00-11:59 am
Registration deadline: June 9, 2017
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$95.00ReginaCRN: 201604-710
June 17, 2017
Sat - 1:00-4:59 pm
Registration deadline: June 9, 2017
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$95.00ReginaCRN: 201604-711
June 24, 2017
Sat - 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Registration deadline: June 23, 2017
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$95.00SaskatoonCRN: 201604-968
You will participate in activities to move and position clients/objects in health care settings using minimal physical effort and maximizing the use of mechanical aids and equipment. The course focuses on client/caregiver safety. Upon successfully completing the course, you will receive a Transferring, Lifting, Repositioning (TLR) certificate.

You are encouraged to wear scrubs but if you don’t have any, please wear clothes that allow ease of movement that also have appropriate coverage.

8 hours No additional costs in Regina.
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
May 26, 2017 - May 27, 2017
Fri - 6:30-9:30 pm
Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Room: 106
Registration deadline: May 25, 2017
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$195.00ReginaCRN: 201604-108
June 3, 2017
Sat - 8:00 am-4:59 pm
Registration deadline: May 26, 2017
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$195.00ReginaCRN: 201604-707
June 10, 2017
Sat - 8:00 am-4:59 pm
Registration deadline: June 2, 2017
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$195.00ReginaCRN: 201604-99
May 27, 2017
Sat - 8:00 am-4:59 pm
Room: 419
Registration deadline: May 26, 2017
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$195.00SaskatoonCRN: 201604-800
May 28, 2017
Sun - 8:00 am-4:59 pm
Room: 419
Registration deadline: May 26, 2017
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$195.00SaskatoonCRN: 201604-801
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