Nursing

On site learning opportunities

In addition to the hospital’s general orientation, a one-day corporate nursing orientation is provided to all nurses who are new to the organization or who are returning after extended absence. The purpose of corporate nursing orientation is to introduce newly hired nurses to professional practice and clinical resources that complement further orientation within clinical programs and patient care units. Examples include Respiratory Therapy, Pain Management, Pharmacy, IV Therapy, Infection Prevention & Control, Wound Care and others.

More in depth orientation within clinical programs and patient care units is provided to:

  • Familiarize new staff with program/unit goals and routines, interdisciplinary team members, best practices, policies, protocols, directives, procedures, and equipment within a specialty.
  • Continually develop expert knowledge and skill in providing patient care
  • Authorize nurses to carry out specialized nursing skills specific to a patient care unit such as specialized clinical nursing assessment, monitoring and clinical skills.

Unit orientation may vary from two to three weeks. In Critical Care, Perioperative Services and Specialty Areas (such as Obstetrics, Hemodialysis, Medical Surgical Intensive Care, Emergency, Trauma/Neurosurgery) orientation varies from four to eight weeks. Orientation may be extended for new graduates.

Conferences and education events

Neuroscience nursing 1 from George Brown offered onsite.

Examine neuropathophysiology. Focus on applied approaches related to clinical reasoning and critical appraisal in neuroscience nursing. Analyze care models and ethical and legal issues from practice. Explore person-centred care and the nurse's role within the context of the family and the interprofessional team.

Prerequisite(s)
You must be a nurse (RN, RPN or IEN)

Prerequisite: RN. Start date: early Sept. for 12 weeks with completion at the end of Nov. Every Monday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Register at www.georgebrown.ca/coned.

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)

The ATCN is a two day advanced course for registered nurses interested in increasing their knowledge in the management of the multiple trauma patient.

The ATCN course enhances technical and critical thinking skills for Registered Nurses in trauma care. It is offered in collaboration with the physician’s Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course. Clinicians & nurses attend a series of interactive ATLS lectures and then spending the remainder of the course focusing on knowledge and technical skill stations relevant to their work on the trauma team.

Interdisciplinary wound care/ostomy workshops

These interdisciplinary workshops assist participants in learning best practices and skills required for the evidence-based management of wounds or ostomies. The topic-specific classes are comprehensive, discussing the pathophysiology, assessment and management of various wound/ostomy etiologies. Each workshop is interactive with hands-on learning opportunities presented using a case-based approach.

Workshops:

  • Best practices in pressure injury prevention
  • Best practices in pressure injury assessment and treatment
  • Best practices in diabetic foot ulcer management and adjunctive therapies
  • Best practices in lower leg ulcer assessment and management
    (including hands-on application of various compression systems)
  • Best practices in ostomy management

  • E-mail: wccoursereg@smh.ca
  • Wound Care flyer