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Transferring, Lifting, Repositioning (SPCR 100)

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.

Fee: $170
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 04-66May 10, 2014
Sa, 8 am-5 pm
Registration deadline May 2
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Regina
CRN: 04-32May 24, 2014
Sa, 8 am-5 pm
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Saskatoon
CRN: 04-65June 14, 2014
Sa, 8 am-5 pm
Registraton deadline Jun 6
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Regina
CRN: 04-76June 20, 2014 - June 21, 2014
F, 6:30-9:30 pm; Sa, 9 am-4 pm
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Regina

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Advanced Care Paramedic Re-Entry (EMER 1625)

The Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) Re-entry course will provide the CMA accredited EMT- P/ACP graduate an opportunity to prepare for the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics licensing requirements of an Emergency Medical Technician- Paramedic (EMT-P) or Advanced Care Paramedic (ACP) for the Province of Saskatchewan. The ACP Re-entry course will focus on the new knowledge and scope of practice skills or procedures of the Saskatchewan licensed EMT-P /ACP while also reviewing and evaluating the fundamental level of practice. The introduction of the ACP Re-entry Course in 2009 is a barrier limited learning opportunity that enables the recent ( less than 5 years) non active practitioner the ability to re-enter EMS by demonstrating compliance with the National Occupational Competency Profiles and Saskatchewan scope of practice as defined by the Saskatchewan Emergency Treatment Protocols. The ACP Re-entry course does not include certification or recertification in ITLS, ACLS or PALS. The ACLS, PAL’S and ITLS courses are available at SIAST through the Continuing Education Department.

Prerequisites: Must be current in CPR C, ACLS, PALS, ITLS.


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Audiometric Testing (HLTH 1890)

You will study the theory and have the opportunity to practice the skills required to conduct hearing tests on noise-exposed workers in industry. You will analyze hearing test results and the necessary process to advise workers on the results of their hearing tests. After the course you will be prepared to counsel workers on hearing test results, advise them about hearing protection and administer hearing conservation programs.

Prerequisites: This course should be taken by OHS Professionals working in the Occupational Health and Safety field, Occupational Health Nurses, Health Nurses and those responsible for implementing an employer’s Hearing Conservation Program.


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Basic Foot Care for Health Care Providers (HLTH 1808)

This workshop is designed for health care providers. It is also appropriate for the lay public or family caregiver. Taking a general wellness approach to foot health, you will learn about prevention of foot problems and dysfunction (including the role of proper footwear), observing feet for various deviations that require attention of health care professionals and community resources for foot care. Basic foot techniques will be practiced. Instructor: Sherry McDonald RN BScN.

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Behavioural Disorders and Emergency Care in Saskatchewan (EMER 1637)

This web based multi-media session includes five hours of independent study, instructor led, online discussion and interactive case studies relating to behavioural disorders and care according to the Saskatchewan National Occupational Competency Profile.

Must complete 1 week from registration date.

Prerequisites: Must be an EMT or PCP


Fee: $125 5 hours/38 weeks
CRNStart DateLocation

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CRN: 09-16September 9, 2013 - May 30, 2014
Registration deadline May 23
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Homestudy (Print)

EMT- P/ACP - Skill Module 1 (EMER 1628)

This 3-hour SCoP approved CME training day will provide the participant with 15 CME credits. Participants are required to participate in the hands on activities and attend the entire 3-hour session to receive CME credit. Topics covered in these 3 hours include ECG interpretation and airway skill review.

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EMT- P/ACP - Skill Module 2 (EMER 1629)

This 3-hour SCoP approved CME training day will provide the participant with 15 CME credits. Students are required to participate in the hands on activities and attend the entire day to achieve the 15 CME credits awarded to participants that demonstrate a knowledge or skill level in each session that is appropriate for the practitioner level. Topics covered in these 3 hours include pharmacology update, skill review, managing the cardiac arrest, CPAP equipment review, safe lifting procedures and patient packaging.

Prerequisites: Must be an EMT-P or ACP


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EMT- P/ACP- Advanced Skill Module (EMER 1630)

This 3- hour SCoP approved CME training day will provide the participant with an advanced skills module proficiency test. This does not provide any CME credits but does ensure your advanced skills modules are signed off. This module includes: Medications pertinent to scope of practice, King, LMA, Combi-tube airways, Intubation, IO, Chest decompression, External jugular vein cannulation, Cardioversion, Vagal Manoeuvres, Transcutaneous pacing, Pediatric IO infusion, Pediatric intubation, Pediatric cardioversion.

Prerequisites: Must be an EMT-P or ACP


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EMT-A/ICP Con Med Ed. (EMER 1627)

This 6 hour SCoP approved CME training day will provide the participant with 30 CME credits. Students are required to participate in the hands on activities and attend the entire day to achieve the 30 CME credits. The 30 CME credits will be awarded to participants that demonstrate a knowledge or skill level in each session that is appropriate for the practitioner level. Topics covered in this 6 hour session include pharmacology update, airway skill review, ECG interpretation, managing cardiac arrest, CPAP equipment review and safe lifting procedures. Participants will only receive CME credits specific to the sessions in which they demonstrated knowledge and skill.

Prerequisites: Must be an EMT-A or ICP


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EMT-PCP Con Med Ed. (EMER 1626)

This 8-hour SCoP approved CME training day will provide the participant with 40 CME credits. Students are required to participate in the hands on activities and attend the entire day to achieve the 40 CME credits. Topics covered in this 8 hour course include pharmacology update, BVM skill review using patient simulators, ECG interpretation, safe lifting procedures, patient packaging, managing cardiac arrest and CPAP equipment review.

Prerequisites: Must be an EMT or PCP


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Feng Shui for Commercial Spaces (HLTH 1875)

Learn how to apply the basic design philosophy of Feng Shui for today’s living to your office or commercial space. This presentation will show you how to utilize the important feng shui tool, the bagua, to enhance branding, traffic flow, customer service and productivity. Learn the importance of balancing the 5 elements in their yin/yang forms in order to create stress free productive spaces. Please bring a detailed sketch of your office or commercial space floor plan with doors and windows clearly marked so that you may correctly apply the bagua.

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Feng Shui for the Home (HLTH 1846)

Learn how to apply the basic design philosophy of Feng Shui for today’s living to your home. This presentation will show you how to utilize the important feng shui tool, the bagua, to enhance your quality of life. Learn the importance of balancing the 5 elements in their yin/yang forms in order to create your very own tranquil spaces. Please bring a detailed sketch of your home’s floor plan with doors and windows clearly marked so that you may correctly apply the bagua.

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International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) - Provider (EMER 1601)

You will develop the skills you need to recognize mechanisms of injury, assess, perform critical interventions, and package and transport the trauma patient. The workshop’s primary purpose is to provide you with the fundamental knowledge and experience necessary to get the trauma patient to the emergency department in the best possible condition. You will focus on identifying conditions that require immediate transport (load and go conditions) in order to save the patient.

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International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) - Refresher (EMER 1602)

ITLS Providers who want to maintain current certification must take this workshop. You will review key theory and the patient assessment format. The pre-workshop material includes an ITLS post-test (to be completed prior to the workshop start date). The workshop is seven hours long (one day) and concludes with a scenario evaluation. Your ITLS refresher certificate is valid for three years. You will receive an updated ITLS Provider wallet card upon successfully completing the workshop.

Fee: $235 7 hours
Text is optional, but available at SIAST Wascana Campus Bookstore or online.
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 04-42May 17, 2014
Sa, 9 am-5 pm
Register online, by mail or in Saskatoon
Saskatoon

Medical Language (MED 1600)

You will develop the skills needed to understand, spell and pronounce medical terms. Analyzing components (prefixes, suffixes and combining forms) will help you learn basic terminology. The learning material is organized by body systems (i.e. circulatory, respiratory and nervous) and provides a basic overview of anatomy and human body functions. You will work through the textbook on your own and write exams near or in your own community. Telephone tutor not available.

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Paramedic Skills and Concepts: Classroom Studies (EMER 1632)

Participants can register to attend SCoP approved lecture based presentations at any of the 3 SIAST EMS programs. Participants join an active EMS class for the day. SIAST has selected appropriate presentations that align to the national occupational competencies for each practitioner level. The learning activities are entirely lecture-based. The participant will not have an opportunity to practice skills or scenarios.

Must complete within 1 week from registration date.

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Paramedic Skills and Concepts: Media Studies (EMER 1631)

Participants can arrange to view video or DVD`s at either the Wascana or Kelsey campus libraries. SIAST will provide the participant a list of national occupational competencies that align to their practitioner level. The participant selects the media title they wish to view and has the titled approved by SIAST EHC faculty. The participant will complete a brief questionnaire answering questions about what they have learned.

Must complete within 1 week from registration date.

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Primary Care Paramedic Bridge (EMER 156)

The Primary Care Bridge course will focus on providing the Saskatchewan trained or Saskatchewan licensed EMT practitioner the training to qualify for Saskatchewan College of Paramedics PCP licensure. The course will focus on the new knowledge and skills of the Primary Care Paramedic Program while recognizing prior learning experience as an EMT. An evaluation of the fundamental level of knowledge and skills will be assessed through written and performance exams. The course consists of a 6 week home study component (in which the participants will be introduced to a web based learning environment) followed by three weekends of classroom instruction, lab demonstration and evaluation. The PCP Bridge student with a current EMT license in Saskatchewan will be granted recognition for prior SIAST learning and current EMT work experience. The PCP Bridge course aligns the former SIAST EMT training to the National Competency Profile for PCP and will provide training and evaluation on all new procedures and knowledge.

A 48 hour hospital practicum is required. Additional practicum time may be required if the participant cannot demonstrate academic progress and a competent level of practise.

An EMS practicum is required if the student is not able to demonstrate current EMS work experience at the EMT practitioner level. The minimum practicum hours requires the completion of 60 hours. Additional practicum time may be required if the participant cannot demonstrate academic progress and a competent level of practise.

The PCP Bridge course does not include the additional new knowledge and skills required to upgrade PCP credentials to the 2011 National Occupational Competency Profile. This additional content is included in the new SIAST PCP Upgrader Course.

An official transcript will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. The PCP Bridge Course does provide regulatory agencies information that permits PCP licensure application but does not offer a credential that shows graduation from a CMA accredited paramedic training institution.



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Primary Care Paramedic Gap Training

This course provides equivalent blood product information found in the PCP curriculum and aligns to Sask Emergency Treatment Protocols.

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Primary Care Paramedic Re-Entry (EMER 197)

The Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) Re-Entry course will provide the recent (less than 5 years) non active PCP trained practitioner the opportunity to re-renter the EMS workforce and prepare for or maintain the Saskatchewan College of Paramedics licensing requirements. The course will focus on refreshing past learning and introducing new scope of practice skills and procedures that align to the scope of practice as defined by the Saskatchewan Emergency Treatment Protocols. An evaluation of the fundamental level of knowledge and skills will be assessed through written and performance exams. The course consists of a 6 week home study component (in which the participants will be introduced to a web based learning environment) followed by three weekends of classroom instruction, lab demonstration and evaluation. An official transcript will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

 

An EMS practicum is required. The minimum practicum hours requires the completion of 60 hours. Additional practicum time may be required if the participant cannot demonstrate academic progress and a competent level of practise.

A 48 hour hospital practicum is required. Additional practicum time may be required if the participant cannot demonstrate academic progress and a competent level of practise.

The PCP Re-Entry does not include certification or recertification in ITLS or CPR.

 

The PCP Re-Entry does not include the additional new knowledge and skills required to upgrade PCP credentials to the 2011 National Occupational Competency Profile: This additional content is included in the new SIAST PCP Upgrader Course.



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Reiki Refresher (HLTH 1886)

This is an opportunity to gather with other Reiki students, share your Reiki experiences with like-minded people and expand your knowledge of Reiki. All levels welcome. Instructor: Darlene McGrath, B Ed, RT-CRA.

You should bring drinking water, a bag lunch and a snack to share.

For 24 hours before the course and during the course, you should not use alcohol or recreational drugs and limit consumption of caffeine. Dress comfortably in layers.

 

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Reiki: The Art and Science of Self Care, Level 1 (HLTH 1812)

Are you stressed? Have trouble relaxing? A Canadian Reiki Association Reiki Master will lead you through the Usui System of Natural healing; practical hands-on self-care techniques for creating mind/body balance. You will have the opportunity to attend regular monthly meetings of a Reiki circle to practice skills and seek guidance from a mentor Reiki Master. This is an opportunity to experience the art and science of self care in a small group. Instructor: Darlene McGrath, B Ed, RT-CRA.

You should bring drinking water, a bag lunch and a snack to share.

For 24 hours before the course and during the course, you should not use alcohol or recreational drugs and limit consumption of caffeine. Dress comfortably in layers.

 

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Reiki: The Art and Science, Level 2 (HLTH 1883)

This course will expand on your knowledge and practice of the Usui System of Natural Healing by introducing you to the use of symbols. These symbols allow you to access your inner journey and deal directly with mental/emotional healing thus improving human relationships, bad habits, and resolving trauma and other disorders. This level will provide you with the capability of professional practice.

Instructor: Darlene McGrath, B Ed, RT-CRA.

You should bring drinking water, a bag lunch and a snack to share.

For 24 hours before the course and during the course, you should not use alcohol or recreational drugs and limit consumption of caffeine. Dress comfortably in layers.

Fax certificate of pre-requisite Level 1 course to 306-933-5309, attention: Stephanie Thompson.

 

Prerequisites: Reiki: The Art and Science of Self Care, Level 1, or Usui System of Natural Healing Level 1


Fee: $395 (GST and manual included), 14 hours
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 04-18May 2, 2014 - May 10, 2014
F, 7:30-9 pm; Sa, 9:30 am-4 pm
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Saskatoon

Respirator Fit Testing - Tester (HLTH 1891)

You will examine the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z94.4-11 standard and Saskatchewan legislation related to Respiratory Fit Testing. You will examine the implementation of the standard in the workplace by Occupational Health and Safety Practitioners. You will also have an opportunity to practice both qualitative and quantitative fit testing. You will be trained as a Respiratory Fit Testing Trainer and be able to train other employees at your worksite to be Respiratory Fit Testers.

Fee: $545 (includes GST), 16 hours
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-950April 24, 2014 - April 25, 2014
Th&F, 8 am-5 pm
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Saskatoon

Respirator Fit Testing for Healthcare Workers (HLTH 1892)

You will learn about the regulations governing the use of N95 masks. Proper techniques for donning and doffing masks will be covered. You will be personally fitted with an N95 mask.

You must be clean shaven. Please consult your physician prior to registering if you have medical or other conditions that might affect your ability to wear a respirator. You will complete a health screening form prior to being tested.

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Respirator Fit Testing for Industrial Workers (HLTH 1893)

You will learn about the regulations governing the use of N95 masks. Proper techniques for donning and doffing masks will be covered. You will be personally fitted with an N95 mask.

You must be clean shaven. You must bring your own respirator and cartridges.

Please consult your physician prior to registering if you have medical or other conditions that might affect your ability to wear a respirator. You will complete a health screening form prior to being tested.

 

Fee: $65 (includes GST), 3 hours/1week
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 04-122May 2, 2014
F, 12-4 pm
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Saskatoon

Safety Training for Supervisors (SFTY 1804)

You will review the general duties and responsibilities of the employers, supervisors, workers and self employed persons. You will review safety management systems and supervisory functions and activities including: hazard identification, prevention activities and resolving concerns required under the Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. Supervisors will learn key terms and regulations applying to most workplaces.

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Self-Hypnosis (PERS 1802)

Hypnosis is the careful use of language and mental processes to create an altered state of consciousness (a trance state) which leads to a greater openness to change. Through this course, you will learn to develop skills for personal trance, not the hypnotizing of others. Hypnosis has been found to be effective in promoting greater relaxation, pain relief, study abilities and self-confidence. It may also assist with habit oriented problems such as smoking and dieting. Instructor: Brian McDonald BA, Med.

Fee: $95 (GST included), 6 hours
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 04-46May 10, 2014
Sa, 9 am-4 pm
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Saskatoon

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TRAN 1800)

You will learn about legislation and regulations governing the transportation of dangerous goods including information on classification, safety masks, documentation, safe handling, incident reporting and emergency response.

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Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMS 1800)

WHMIS is a uniform, national regulatory system to inform about hazardous material (legally called “Controlled Products”). This course will enable participants to understand the intent of WHMIS symbols, labels and procedures for filling out MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) in places of employment. Participants will be trained on recognition and safe handling as well as use and storage of controlled products used at the workplace.

Fee: $80 (GST & manual included), 4 hours
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: TBA
This course will be scheduled when sufficient interest is shown. For more information or to be placed on an interest list call 306-775-7472.

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Regina

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