Mental Health First Aid
One in three Canadians will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life. The earlier a problem is detected and treated, the better the outcome. Mental Health First Aid Canada gives people the skills to provide that early help that is so important in recovery. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, MHFA is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the crisis is resolved. The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague. The program does not teach people how to be therapists. It does teach people how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, provide initial help, and guide a person towards appropriate professional help. The course will cover: mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, substance use disorder, suicidal behaviour, overdoses, panic attacks, reactions to traumatic events, and psychotic episodes.
$150.00 (tuition $109.75, materials $35.00 + HST)
WINDSOR 070 May 28, 29, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-4:30P
WINDSOR 071 June 25, 26, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-4:30P
WINDSOR 072 Aug 27, 28, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-4:30P
ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT PROVIDER
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada's Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support course is totally redesigned for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the resuscitation of a patient, whether in or out of hospital. Through the ACLS course, providers will enhance their skills in the treatment of the adult victim of a cardiac arrest or other cardiopulmonary emergencies. ACLS emphasizes the importance of basic life support CPR to patient survival; the integration of effective basic life support with advanced cardiovascular life support interventions; and the importance of effective team interaction and communication during resuscitation. ACLS is based on simulated clinical scenarios that encourage active, hands-on participation through learning stations where students will practice essential skills individually, as part of a team, and as team leader. Realistic simulations reinforce the following key concepts: proficiency in basic life support care; recognizing and initiating early management of pre-arrest conditions; managing cardiac arrest; identifying and treating ischemic chest pain and acute coronary syndromes; recognizing other life-threatening clinical situations (such as stroke) and providing initial care; ACLS algorithms; and effective resuscitation team dynamics. Intended Audience: The course is designed for medical providers such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists, and other health care professionals who may respond to a cardiovascular emergency. Successful completion of the course will result in certification in ACLS for 2 years through HFSC under the New 2015 HSFC Guidelines. Pre-requisite: Current BCLS for HCP. Minimum Enrollment 7. $350.00.
WINDSOR 070 April 22, 23, 24 Fri, 6:00P-10:00P, Sat, 8:00A-5:00P, Sun, 8:00A-12:00P
WINDSOR 070 June 17, 18, 19 Fri, 6:00P-10:00P, Sat, 8:00A-5:00P, Sun, 8:00A-12:00P
ADVANCED CARDIAC LIFE SUPPORT PROVIDER RECERTIFICATION
This course will provide the student with instruction in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS.) The student will receive update lectures on EKG interpretation, ACLS Pharmacology, Algorithms, Acute Coronary Syndromes, Stroke and Airway Management. Case based scenarios are facilitated in groups within a real time interactive learning environment. Successful completion of the course will result in certification in ACLS for 2 years through HFSC under the New 2015 HSFC Guidelines. Pre-requisite: Current ACLS and BCLS for HCP. Minimum Enrollment 7. $325.00.
WINDSOR 070 Apr 23 Sat, 8:00A-5:00P
First Aid & CPR courses delivered in partnership with Second Chance CPR. For general inquiries regarding CPR and First Aid courses or if you are interested in arranging a special class for your staff, please call, (519) 354-9714, ext. 3312 in Chatham, or (519) 972-2727, ext 4501 in Windsor to discuss your needs.
INFANT & CHILD CPR
This course teaches an emergency approach on how to manage infants and children in cardiac/respiratory medical emergencies and render lifesaving care until professional help arrives. Students will receive a wallet card CPR Level B. $32.00.
WINDSOR 070 1469 Jun 4, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINDSOR 075 1858 Aug 6, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
STANDARD FIRST AID & CPR C FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS
This 16 hour course teaches an emergency approach on how to manage medical emergencies and render lifesaving care until professional help arrives. Includes skill stations, scenario based learning, applications, and a written exam. Standard First Aid certificate (3 year) and CPR Level C HCP (1 year) certification is awarded on completion. $100.00.
CHATHAM 571 1902 Apr 9 & 16, Sat, 9:00A-5:00P
WINDSOR 055 1293 Aug 15,16,17,18 Mon-Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
WINDSOR 070 1468 May 14-15, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WINDSOR 075 1295 Jul 23-24, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WINDSOR 076 1933 Aug 6-7, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WINDSOR 077 1934 Aug 20-21, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
CHATHAM 570 2002 May 7-8 Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
CHATHAM 571 2003 Jun 11-12 Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
CHATHAM 555 2001 Jul 11, 12, 13, 14 Mon-Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
CHATHAM 575 2005 Aug 6-7 Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
CHATHAM 576 2004 Aug 20-21 Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
Basic Rescuer CPR C Health Care Provider
Delivered by Second Chance CPR, this course will teach participants to describe the Chain of Survival and how it applies in their own lives and show competency at a professional level in responding in a cardiopulmonary emergency involving an infant, child or adult. $43.75.
CHATHAM 571 1900 Apr 8, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINDSOR 055 1936 Jul 27, Wed, 6:00-10:00
WINDSOR 056 1381 Aug 17, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
WINDSOR 070 2162 Jun 4, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINDSOR 071 1935 Jul 9, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINDSOR 075 1382 Aug 20, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHATHAM 570 2006 May 28, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHATHAM 575 2007 Jul 9, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHATHAM 555 2172 Aug 17, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
CPR C HEALTH CARE PROVIDER WITH AED
Delivered by Second Chance CPR, this course will re-certify the student in CPR C for Health Care Providers and AED. This course is designed for people who work in an area where a Public Access Defibrillator is available, or for personnel who are looking to further their medical training. Course includes anticipation/planning of a cardiac arrest, step by step instructions on how to successfully use a defibrillator, care and stabilization of a patient. Medical Delegation, quality assurance reviews and policies and procedures. $75.00.
CHATHAM 571 1468 Apr 16, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINDSOR 055 1769 Jul 20, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
WINDSOR 056 1770 Aug 18, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
WINDSOR 070 1771 Jun 25, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINDSOR 075 1772 Jul 16, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINDSOR 076 1773 Aug 6, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
WINDSOR 077 1774 Aug 20, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHATHAM 570 1764 May 28 Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHATHAM 550 3535 Jun 11 Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHATHAM 575 1766 Jul 9 Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHATHAM 555 1765 Aug 17 Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
CPR C Health Care Provider with Standard First Aid and Defibrillation
Delivered by Second Chance CPR, this course introduces participants to the standard First Aid and Level C CPR appropriate for health care providers by covering all major topics, such as: choking, airway and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission. This course is also suitable for first responder in the workplace. $165.00.
CHATHAM 572 1913 Apr 16 & 23, Sat, 9:00A-5:00P
WINDSOR 055 1595 Jul 25,26,27,28, Mon-Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
WINDSOR 056 2161 Aug 22,23,24,25, Mon-Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
WINDSOR 070 1937 Jun 25-26, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WINDSOR 071 1775 Jul 16-17, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WINDSOR 072 1776 Jul 23-24, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WINDSOR 073 1777 Aug 6-7, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WINDSOR 074 1778 Aug 13-14, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WINDSOR 075 1779 Aug 20-21, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
WINDSOR 076 1780 Aug 27-28, Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
CHATHAM 570 1767 May 7-8 Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
CHATHAM 571 2008 Jun 11-12 Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
CHATHAM 575 2009 Jul 23-24 Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
CHATHAM 555 1329 Aug 22, 23, 24, 25 Mon-Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
CHATHAM 576 1768 Aug 27-28 Sat, Sun, 9:00A-5:00P
Defibrillation - AED
This course is designed for people who work in an area where a Public Access Defibrillator is available, or for personnel who are looking to further their medical training. Course includes anticipation/planning of a cardiac arrest, step-by-step instructions on how to successfully use a defibrillator, care and stabilization of a patient. Medical Delegation, quality assurance reviews and policies and procedures. Second Chance CPR is proud to offer training for all AED's on the market. This course is for students who possess a current CPR Certificate. All courses include a PAD- R AED or First Responder FR-D workbook, Wallet cards, Emergency Action Guide and printed wall Certificates for courses attended. The participants will also receive a Face Shield (CPR barrier device). $35.00.
WINDSOR 055 1781 Jul 20, Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
WINDSOR 075 1782 Aug 6, Sat, 9:00A-1:00P
CHATHAM 555 2025 Aug 17 Wed, 6:00P-10:00P
A wide variety of courses are offered to meet the needs of nurses (RNs and RPNs and nursing students) returning to practice. These courses meet the needs of Canadian-trained nurses and the Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN) who have been assessed by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) and are required to meet designated theory and clinical elements. This academic pathway provides nurses with an opportunity to update and enhance their nursing knowledge and skills based on individual learning needs.
A completed health record, a current CPR level C certificate and a clear police check (level 2), as designated by the College are needed prior to admission to any of the clinical courses. Please ensure you have the correct forms from St Clair College prior to obtaining the health record and police check.
It is expected the student will carry the police clearance card, SCC Health Passport, mask fitting certificate with you when in the clinical area. You may be asked for it at any time. Students will not be allowed into clinical areas without the above.
ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
This course explores the role that codes of ethics play in the self-regulation of various professions as opposed to direct regulation of the professions by the legislature. The components of typical codes of professional ethics will be examined and students will learn how the provisions of the code are enforced and the impact of the codes on society. It will enhance the student's understanding of core ethical issues within their chosen profession and provide the opportunity to discuss and evaluate foundational concepts of professional codes of ethics. 3 units of credit. Total Fee: Windsor $590.20 (Tuition $541.20, access fee $49.00) Text extra.
ONLINE 065 1185 May 9-Jul 29 (online)
THEORY OF FAMILY CENTERED CARE
This review course covers the theory related to the nursing care of childbearing families, infants, children and adolescent clients. The nursing process, health promotion and adaptation are the key concepts applied in caring for the normal client throughout these various stages of growth and development. The care of these clients with common physical and psychosocial alterations is also examined. Ethical and legal issues related to the above life stages will be explored. This is a review course and the extent of the returning nurse's knowledge level determines the amount of preparation needed before class to be successful. 3 units of credit. Total Fee: Windsor $406.00 (Tuition $357.00, access fee $49.00), Text extra.
ONLINE 065 2180 May 9-Jul 29 (online)
RPN BRIDGING CLINICAL A
The focus of this clinical experience is to apply the theoretical concepts learned in this bridging program: assessment, ethics, community, mental health, gerontology, management, leadership and research; and to promote a more advanced level of critical thinking. The student will be expected to follow the CNO standards and guidelines and apply advanced RPN competencies. The student will work in a preceptor type of clinical learning environment. The clinical placement will try to give this experienced RPN an enriching experience in a particular area in which s/he lacks applied knowledge or in an area of special interest to expand her/his depth and breadth of knowledge (ie: the RPN may currently be applying many of the concepts in the workplace but has little experience in community, so a community placement is arranged; or has applied all the concepts but wants to strengthen one's leadership abilities in which a clinical management position would be an appropriate placement). The main focus for this section of the clinical experience is on management of care of clients as opposed to the RPN administrator, educator and researcher roles. 3 units of credit. Total Fee $492.00.
WINDSOR 050 1143 May 9-May 19, various days and times.
RPN BRIDGING CLINICAL B
The focus of this clinical experience is to apply the theoretical concepts learned in this bridging program: assessment, ethics, community, mental health, gerontology, management, leadership and research; and to promote a more advanced level of critical thinking. The student will be expected to follow the CNO standards and guidelines and apply advanced RPN competencies. The student will work in a fairly independent preceptor type of clinical learning environment. The student will be expected to do nursing research and produce a viable product which supports improvement in the quality of the nursing environment/workplace (ie: participate in workplace research, or prepare and present a needed education product for the workplace, or prepare and present a proposal to management to initiate effective change in the workplace). The main focus of this half of the clinical experience is on the RPN roles of administrator, educator and researcher rather than management of client care. 3 units of credit. Total Fee $553.50.
WINDSOR 050 1144 May 30-Jun 17, various days and times.
RPN REFRESHER CLINICAL I
In this clinical experience, the REFRESHER NURSING STUDENTS will apply theoretical and health lab assessment skills. Students will use problem solving, critical thinking, the nursing process and principles of therapeutic communication in a selected intermediate level clinical placement. These students will demonstrate accountability, ethical conduct, and professionalism. As well, they will also provide safe and knowledgeable, basic nursing care and handling of clients at all times. 3 units of credit. Total Fee $492.00.
WINDSOR 050 1037 Jun 27-Jul 5, various days and times.
RPN REFRESHER CLINICAL II
In this clinical refresher placement the REFRESHER NURSING STUDENT will apply theoretical and health lab assessment skills. These student will demonstrate accountability, a professional work etiquette and ethical conduct. The student will use problem solving, critical thinking, the nursing process and principles of therapeutic communication in selected intermediate & advanced clinical placements. Given the opportunity, students will demonstrate safe, knowledgeable clinical care at all times. 8 units of credit. Total Fee $1,476.00.
WINDSOR 050 1145 Jul 11-Aug 16, various days and times.
NURSE REFRESHER: HEALTH ASSESSMENT
This course will provide the student with an increased understanding of the holistic health history and increased competence in performing a physical examination. The techniques of interviewing, inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation and use various assessment tools will be implemented to increase proficiency in performing systematic health assessments of individuals across the life span. The focus will be on normal variations encountered in clinical practice. Case studies, peer assessment and simulated experiences are utilized to further develop critical thinking skills in relation to health assessment, health promotion and risk prevention. 3 units of credit. Total Fee $590.40.
WINDSOR 050 2168 May 11-Jul 27, Wed, 6:00P–10:00P
NURSE REFRESHER: CLINICAL A
The course provides an overview of common nursing skills and best practice to facilitate the nursing student to be prepared to give safe and knowledgeable care during future clinical practice. 2 unit of credit. Total Fee $295.20.
WINDSOR 050 2011 May 24-Jun 28, Tue, 6:00P–10:00P
NURSE REFRESHER: CLINICAL B
The course provides an assessment of the student's clinical nursing abilities. The assessment enables the nurse to develop a personal learning plan to facilitate success in future clinical nursing courses. 1 unit of credit. Total Fee $246.00.
WINDSOR 050 1383 May 25-Jun 22, Wed, 6:00P–10:00P
NURSE REFRESHER: CLINICAL C
The course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to practice professional and technical skills for adults of all ages experiencing acute and long term health needs. The nursing management of clients through the use of decision making, communication, caring, and teaching/learning skills are emphasized. There is a focus on assessment, goal-oriented interventions and client outcomes. Application of nursing theory, the standards of practice and best practice guidelines is expected throughout this experience. 11 units of credit. Total Fee $1,968.00.
WINDSOR 050 1860 Jun 27-Aug 16, various days and times.
CLINICAL SKILLS FOR NURSES
This course review common clinical skills for RN's and RPN's and nursing students. The student is expected to perform simulated lab practice with principle based rationale. Skills covered include care of clients with alterations in: the integumentary system (i.e. catheter insertion and irrigations), respiration (i.e. Suctioning, trach care, chest tubes) and mobilization (i.e. slings, bandaging, traction, casts). After completion of this course the nurse would need clinical supervision before performing these skills independently. 2 units of credit. Total Fee $408.60 (tuition $393.60, $15.00 materials).
WINDSOR 050 1239 May 9-Jun 27, Mon, 6:00P-10:00P
ARRHYTHMIAS, 12 LEAD ECG
This course is designed to emphasize the importance of the 12 Lead ECG as a superior diagnostic tool for the practitioner (RN.) The necessity of understanding the mechanisms of arrhythmia and of posing a systematic approach for ECG diagnosis and treatment is stressed. The course is designed to provide practice and feedback in the interpretation of a normal 12 Lead ECG, atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, and heart blocks. Patterns of atrial and ventricular hypertrophy, bundle branch blocks and pacemakers will also be identified. Myocardial patterns and the coronary arteries involved will be examined. As well as alterations by electrolyte imbalances and medications will be studied. Practice tracings are provided will detailed analysis that will assist the student in becoming proficient in 12-lead and arrhythmia interpretation. 2 units of credit. Total Fee $149.52 Text extra.
WINDSOR 050 1186 May 11-Jul 8 Wed, 6:00P-9:00P
INTRAVENOUS INFUSION THERAPY COURSE
This course addresses the fundamental concepts related to caring for clients receiving IV therapy. Course content will include all IV access lines (central and peripheral sites), IV medication administration and drug interactions, review of necessary equipment, dressing protocols, IV initiation using simulation equipment, client assessment, and appropriate nursing care. This course includes classroom instruction as well as hands on experience within a simulation lab. The course is suitable for 3rd year last semester Collaborative Nursing Students, 2nd year Practical Nursing Students, or RNs and RPNs who wish to refresh their skills. Windsor Fees: $273.91 (tuition $189.90, $52.50 materials, HST $31.51.) Chatham Fees: $240.02 (tuition $159.90, $52.50 materials, HST $27.62.)
WINDSOR 070 April 8, 9, 10, and 17 Fri, 5:30P-10:00P, Sat, 8:30A-5:30P, Sun, 8:30A-5:30P
WINDSOR 071 May 13, 14, 15 and 22 Fri, 5:30P-10:00P, Sat, 8:30A-5:30P, Sun, 8:30A-5:30P
CHATHAM 570 2181 May 7, 14 Sat, 8:30A-5:00P
BASIC FOOT CARE FOR RN, RPN
This 12 hour course will enable the RN or RPN to practice foot care on children, adults and the elderly in an institution or community setting. It will teach the nurse to assess and recognize both soft tissue lesions such as calluses, corns, veruca warts, athletes' foot, and boney deformities such as bunions, claw toes, hammer toes, and others. The course will focus on health professional clinical practice. The second day will consist of all day hands on practice in both the lab and a clinical facility. Students are asked to have at least 1 month growth on nails. $233.90 (tuition $200.00, materials $30.00, HST $3.90).
WINDSOR 050 1863 Jun 13-14, Mon, Tue, 9:00A-4:00P
WINDSOR 051 1856 Aug 15-16, Mon, Tue, 9:00A-4:00P
CHATHAM 570 2227 May 7-8 Sat, Sun, 9:00A-4:00P
ADVANCED FOOT CARE FOR RN, RPN
This hands on advanced workshop updates knowledge to 2013 Diabetic Guidelines for Footcare. The student will learn to assess high risk feet with neuropathy, understand treating vascular vs. arterial ulcers using new internationally accepted Clinical Best Practice Guidelines. In labs, you will practice padding and strapping to reduce foot pain. Nail conditions, nail care and nail packing are taught. Uniform or lab coat required for community clinical practice on day three. This three day course will teach the nurse to assess and document high risk feet. It will focus on diabetic feet and Canadian protocols for recognition of ulcers, as well as a full day of experience padding and strapping for purposes of deflection, cushioning and pain relief. Nail packing and reduction of the Rams Horn Nail will be taught and practiced in the clinical experience at a long term care facility. This course will be taught to Health Canada Guidelines. Pre-Requisite: RGN 135N. $308.90 (tuition $275.00, materials $30.00, HST $3.90).
WINDSOR 050 1864 Jun 15,16,17 Wed, Thu, Fri 9:00A-4:00P
WINDSOR 051 1857 Aug 17,18,19 Wed, Thu, Fri, 9:00A-4:00P
CHATHAM 570 2228 May 14, 15, 16 Sat, Sun, Mon, 9:00A-4:00P
WOUND CARE TECHNIQUES
This course is designed to assist the refresher RN/RPN student enhance their knowledge and skills in the specialty area of wound care management. The A&P of the integumentary system will be reviewed in a detailed and comprehensive manner. An overview of types of wounds, skin tears & ulcers; etiology & risk factors; assessment of wounds, an understanding of exudates & their significance; management, care, treatment modalities & therapies will be included. On completion of this course, the student will have a comprehensive understanding of nursing interventions & best practices of the 5 models of wound healing and infection control protocols expected of nurses in todays' world. $271.95 ($255.00, materials $15.00, HST $1.95).
CHATHAM 550 2182 May 31-Jun 30 Tue, Thu, 6:30P-9:30P
PALLIATIVE CARE FOR THE RN & RPN
This course will introduce students to best practices regarding the care of palliative care clients in the home setting. The student will learn basic approaches and techniques to assist the client with his or her needs during the EOL (end of life) stage. Topics include but are not limited to practices appropriate for the RN or RPN, communication with the client and family, and psychological implications. $203.40 (Tuition $170.00, materials $10.00 HST $23.40).
WINDSOR 050 2169 Jun 7-21, Tue, Thu, 6:00P-10:00P
The 860 hour Personal Support Worker program replaces the Health Care Aide and Home Support Worker programs. It will educate individuals to work with the frail elderly, physically challenged, mothers and newborns, and persons with special needs in long term care facilities and/or in the community at large.
PLEASE BRING PROOF OF HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION.
Practicum I - Lab & Clinical
Anatomy & physiology for the PSW
Skills Management & Safety Promotion
Professionalism & Cross-cultural Communications
Pathophysiology for the PSW
Restorative and Palliative Care
Pharmacology for the PSW
Mental Health & Dementia
Family Studies & Community Care
Practicum II - Clinical
Consolidation in Long Term Care Facility (Pre-Grad)
Consolidation in Community (Pre-Grad)
THESE COURSES MUST BE TAKEN BEGINNING IN THE FALL SEMESTER. For more information, please call 519-972-2727, ext. 4501 in Windsor and 519-354-9100, ext. 3260 in Chatham.
All distance education Anatomy & Physiology testing is conducted on site at St. Clair College. If you are having your tests mailed to the test center at a college or university in your area, you may have to pay for a proctor. Once you are registered in these courses, please contact Michael Carter @ 519-972-2727 X4449.