Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

ACLS Provider (Heart & Stroke)

This course is designed specifically for healthcare providers who participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies, and who will regularly use ACLS skills within their scope of practice. The course gives students the opportunity to practice and demonstrate proficiency in continuous, high-quality CPR, high-performance team dynamics and communication, systems of care, recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes. Students practice the application of these and other skills in simulated cases and will practice both team leader and team member roles.

Prerequisites:
Current Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider certification and ACLS pre-course self-assessment certification  

Course Information:
Completed on-site at Sault Area Hospital, 2 full days

Resources:
Book available for purchase here.

ACLS Renewal (Heart & Stroke)

This course is a concentrated program for those providers with a current ACLS certification requiring renewal. This fast-paced course gives students the opportunity to demonstrate understanding of the core ACLS program through written and skills assessments.

Prerequisites:
Current Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider certification and Current Heart & Stroke ACLS Provider certification and ACLS pre-course self-assessment certificate

Course Information:
Completed on-site at Sault Area Hospital, 1 full day

Resources:
Book available for purchase here.

BLS Provider (Heart & Stroke)

This course is ideal for healthcare professionals as well as those who are new to BLS or do not frequently use their resuscitation skills. Learning occurs through lectures, video segments, practice and coaching with students receiving many opportunities to apply the skills and receive feedback before evaluation. You will learn single- and multi-rescuer basic life support skills with a focus on high-quality CPR and team dynamics in a wide variety of settings. Basic Life Support (BLS) is a pre-requisite for advanced resuscitation courses and many healthcare-related training programs.

Prerequisites:
None

Course Information:
Completed on-site at Sault Area Hospital, 4-5 hours

Resources:
Book available for purchase here

BLS Renewal (Heart & Stroke)

This is a fast-paced course designed for experiences healthcare providers who are routinely called on to apply their resuscitation skills and have a current BLS certification requiring renewal. It covers single-rescuer and multi-rescuer basic life support skills for different environments, focusing on high-quality CPR and team dynamics. The BLS renewal course assumes comprehensive awareness, knowledge, and skill proficiency in heart & Stroke BLS concepts.

Prerequisites:
Current Heart & Stroke BLS Provider certification

Course Information:
Completed on-site at Sault Area Hospital, 3 hours

Resources:
Book available for purchase here

PALS Provider (Heart & Stroke)

This is an advanced course, designed specifically for healthcare providers who will participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest, respiratory or shock emergencies in pediatric patients. Learners can expect practice and training in a proven systematic approach to pediatric assessment, treatment algorithms and high-performance teams to improve the quality of care provided to seriously ill or injured children. Participants will practice and demonstrate proficiency in simulated case scenarios and will practice both team leader and team member roles. 

Prerequisites:
Current Heart & Stroke Basic Life Support (BLS) certification and PALS pre-course self-assessment certificate

Course Information:
Completed on-site at Sault Area Hospital, 2 full days

Resources:
Book available for purchase here. 

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

This educational program introduces the concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation. This hands-on program utilizes skills stations and mega scenario evaluation and debriefing to reinforce and focus the pre-existing knowledge of the participant on the skills and teamwork essential for the effective management of newborn resuscitation.

Prerequisites:
Successful completion of the online NRP exam prior to attending

Course Information:
Completed on-site at Sault Area Hospital, 4-6 hours

Resources:
The textbook and link to the exam will be sent out via e-mail once confirmation of registration is complete

Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NCI) Training- Full Foundation

This training is a behaviour management system that teaches simple skills for assessing, managing, and responding to risk behaviour at work.

The focus is on verbal de-escalation, prevention, and early intervention. Safe physical intervention options are also taught, to be used only as a last resort.

This time-tested program gives you an effective framework for decision-making and problem-solving and it equips you with the skills and confidence to champion a culture of Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security.

NCI provides staff with the skills to safely recognize and respond to everyday crisis situations including prevention and verbal de-escalation skills, disengagement safety techniques, trauma-informed training, risk assessment framework and physical intervention techniques.

Course Information:
Offered to Sault Area Hospital employees only, completed on site at Sault Area Hospital, 1.5 days

Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NIC) Training - Renewal

This is a concentrated course of the full foundation for those with a current NCI certification. Program features including prevention and verbal de-escalation skills, disengagement safety techniques, trauma-informed training, risk assessment framework and physical intervention techniques.

Prerequisites:
Current NCI certification

Course Information:
Offered to Sault Area Hospital employees only, completed on-site at Sault Area Hospital, 4 hours

For any question please contact: education@sah.on.ca

Durham Critical Care Simulation Course

This course is designed specifically for Registered Nurses who have successfully completed the theory and comprehensive written exam for the Durham Critical Care Course. 

This course will be conducted in the simulation lab with high-fidelity simulators. Case-based scenarios and focused learning stations will be utilized to teach application content. Participants will develop skills in caring for critically ill patients.

Points of emphasis will include; mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, cardiac rhythm interpretation and priority setting and decision making in the critical care setting. Team communications, ethical/legal implications, pharmacological and diagnostic implications will be addressed.

This course will run when there is a minimum of 4 participants.

Prerequisites:
Successfully completed the theory and comprehensive written exam for the Durham Critical Care Course

Course Information:
Completed on-site at Sault Area Hospital, 2 full days