Care of the Hospitalized Adult 4
8 week online course
Course Code: NUR-CPD-NPAC4-2023
Delivery Format: Online
This is the fourth course in a four-course Certificate in Hospital & Acute Care for Nurse Practitioners.
The certificate builds upon the foundational knowledge acquired through entry to practice education and the acquisition of entry-to-practice competencies. The certificate will equip Nurse Practitioners with the knowledge and tools to confidently assess, diagnose and develop a treatment plan for the acutely ill adult patient, hospitalized with a broad range of conditions, and facilitate a foundation for advanced nursing care of the ill or critically ill patient.
This 8-week online course consists of 7 weeks of course material; and one week for final short answer exam. Participants will focus on the role of the nurse practitioner in acute care hospital settings in the context of managing acute presentations in the following clinical areas: hematology (transfusion medicine and coagulation issues, sepsis, gastrointestinal (surgical issues), management of acute allergic reactions, rheumatology, issues related to mobility, nutrition and swallowing.
At the completion of the 4-course certificate program, learners will be able to:
A. Articulate the role and competencies of a Nurse Practitioner working with hospitalized adult patients.
- Discuss key role and scope issues relevant to the NP role in hospitals.
- Identify accountabilities and necessary skills of NPs in the most responsible provider role.
- Demonstrate confidence to practice independently and collaboratively.
B. Display sound diagnostic reasoning skills by successfully developing a broad differential diagnosis and diagnostic and treatment plan for selected patient conditions.
C. State the clinical care requirements and management for a wide variety of acute clinical conditions in adult hospitalized patients including the ability to:
- Conduct the appropriate advanced health assessment strategy.
- Develop an appropriate differential diagnosis.
- Recognize red flags and how to triage patients who may require a higher level of care and/or patients that are rapidly deteriorating.
- Choose an appropriate diagnostic testing strategy.
- Identify a treatment strategy and an evaluation plan.
- Select appropriate technical interventions and treatments (if relevant).
- Describe indications for necessary consultations and referral.
- Identify accountabilities for communication at transitions in care and for safe discharge.
- Communicate relevant priorities for secondary prevention.
Week Topic Faculty Week 1 Hematology 1: Hematology, Coagulation, bleeding and HIT & Anticoagulation and VTE Drs. Gloria Lim and Eric Tseng Week 2 Hematology 2: Transfusion Medicine Dr. Katerina Pavenski Week 3
NP Mary Mustard Week 4 The Surgical Abdomen Dr. Cecily Bos Week 5 Acute Allergic Reactions Dr. Christine Song Week 6 Acute Rheumatology Dr. William Fung Week 7 Nutrition, Mobility and Dysphagia RD Anthea Tonelli, PT Joanna Parkes, SLP Lucia Lorenzetti Week 8
This course is a fully online asynchronous course through the University of Toronto Learning Portal – QUERCUS. Each week, participants will view e-learning modules, review required readings and resources, and actively engage with learning activities that will focus on application of learning. Learning activities and assignments will provide opportunity to apply learnings and receive feedback.
Participants can expect to allocate a minimum of 5-10 hours a week for completion of a weekly module and allocate additional time for assignments. The time spent on any one module will vary from student to student based on your learning needs and style of learning.
Each week will consist of a recorded lecture by faculty who are expert clinicians in their field. Faculty will be available for questions through discussion board during the scheduled week for the module.
Each module focuses on one or more health systems or clinical themes, discussion of the appropriate health assessment, relevant differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, red flags, diagnostics, therapeutic plan of care, selection of appropriate technical interventions and treatments, and indications for referral and/or consultation, considerations in transitions in care/discharge, and relevant role and scope issues.
Additional clinical resources will be provided such as clinical practice guidelines, relevant practice standards, and clinical tools for practice.
Most weeks will include an application exercise such as a learning activity.
Marnee Wilson NP-Adult, MScN, CDE
Practice Leader for Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health
Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
William Fung MD, FRCPC (Internal Medicine)
Gloria Lim MD
Staff Hematologist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Lucia Lorenzatti MSEd, CCC-SLP, Reg CASLPO
Speech-Language Pathologist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health
Adjunct Lecturer, Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto
Mary Mustard MN, NP-Adult, CCNC(C), CNC(C)
Nurse Practitioner, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health
Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Joanna Parkes PT
Physiotherapist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health
Lecturer, Physical Therapy, University of Toronto
Katerina Pavenski MD, FRCPC
St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Christine Song MD, MScCH, FRCPC
Program Director, Clinical Immunology and Allergy, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health Toronto
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto.
Anthea Tonelli BASc, RD, CNSC
Dietician, Heart, Lung and Vascular Program, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health
Eric Tseng MD, MScCH, FRCPC
Staff Hematologist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Unity Health
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
Early Bird price (ends September 4, 2022) $829 + HST Regular price (starting September 5, 2022) $920 + HST U of T Nursing Alumni save 15%* $780 + HST U of T Nursing Adjunct and Status Faculty save 15%*** $780 + HST NPAO Member save 15%**** $780 + HST
A group discount rate is available for site groups of three or more people. For details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Refund Policy – To withdraw from a course, send a written request to email@example.com by August 25, 2022. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administrative fee of $100 + tax. Alternatively, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request at least 3 days prior to the course to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Advanced registration is required. You must register by September 16, 2022.
- U of T Nursing Alumni discount is available to participants who hold a BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma, MScN or PhD from the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
- U of T Nursing Faculty discount is available to participants who hold a current faculty position, a clinical instructor position, an adjunct appointment or a status appointment to the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
- NPAO (Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario) members may register at the NPAO rate which is 15% off the regular rate. Please note, your name will be used to confirm that you are a member of the NPAO.
- Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
- Course Cancellation Policy – The Centre for Professional Development reserves the right to cancel courses due to circumstances. The decision to cancel a course is normally made 15 days prior to the course. If you are enrolled in a course which is subsequently cancelled, you may apply your fee to another course, or receive a full refund. The Centre is not responsible for any travel or other expenses incurred by you.
The Ontario Student Assistance Program now offers funding for micro-credentials (short training programs offered by post-secondary institutions), including a number of courses offered by the Centre for Professional Development. This funding initiative is part of Ontario’s micro-credentials strategy, helping learners access more opportunities to train or upskill for in-demand jobs through loans and grants.
How to Apply for OSAP Funding
This course is OSAP approved (more approved courses are listed below, and you can also verify on the Micro-credentials Portal). To apply for financial assistance through OSAP you will need to establish an OSAP account. You must apply before the course completion date. Visit Ontario.ca/OSAP.
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Eligible courses offered by the Centre for Professional Development
- Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Reasoning in Primary Health Care: A Review for Nurse Practitioners
- Advanced Ostomy Care and Management
- Complex Symptom Management in Palliative Care for Nurse Practitioners
- Controlled Drugs and Substances: Essential Management and Prescribing Practices
- End of Life Care Management for Nurse Practitioners
- Integrating a Palliative Approach to Care and Essential Communication Skills for Nurse Practitioners
- Leadership & Management in Health Care: Managing Business
- Leadership & Management in Health Care: Managing People
- Leadership & Management in Health Care: Managing Practice, Quality Care & Operational Performance
- Leadership & Management in Health Care: Role, Competencies, and Context
- Mental Health 1 for Nurse Practitioners
- Mental Health 2 for Nurse Practitioners
- Mental Health 3 for Nurse Practitioners
- Mental Health 4 for Nurse Practitioners
- Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Assessment and Evaluation
- Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Design, Delivery and Facilitation
- Nursing Education for the Practice Setting: Theoretical Perspectives and Context
- Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership for Managing Quality Care & Operations in Long-Term Care
- Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership for Working With & Leading Long-Term Care Teams
- Point-of-Care Clinical Leadership in the Context of Long-Term Care
- Pressure Injuries and Complex Surgical Wounds: An Advanced Practice Course
- Review of Health Assessment Across the Lifespan
- Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Care of the Hospitalized Adult 1
- Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Care of the Hospitalized Adult 2
- Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Care of the Hospitalized Adult 3
- Role of the Nurse Practitioner and Care of the Hospitalized Adult 4
- Wound Management for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses: A Best Practice Boot Camp on Lower Extremity Ulcers
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