Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Managing Urgent/Emergent Clinical Problems in Adults: A Course for Nurse Practitioners

Winter 2019

Three-day course

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  • Course Description

    This intensive course will focus on the management of urgent/emergent clinical problems that may be encountered by Nurse Practitioners working in acute care and other settings where clients present with urgent presentations. An interactive and case based approach will be utilized to review acute clinical problems with an emphasis on critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. The course will focus on equipping Nurse Practitioners with the knowledge and tools to confidently assess and develop a treatment plan through exploration of differential diagnoses and relevant pathophysiology, identification of assessment findings, discussion of the relevant diagnostic approach, determination of an initial therapeutic plan of care, and red flags for intervention/consultation.

    Course Objectives

    At the completion of the course, participants should be able to:

    1. Identify and prioritize differential diagnoses for 12 common urgent/emergent clinical problems.
    2. Review the pathophysiology for key differential diagnoses.
    3. Identify relevant assessment techniques and appropriate, evidence-based diagnostics.
    4. Construct an initial treatment plan.
    5. Recognize red flags for urgent intervention/consultation.
    6. Discuss key scope and role issues relevant to the NP role in hospital.
  • Course Director

    Marnee Wilson NP-Adult, MScN, CDE
    Practice Leader for Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
    President Elect, Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario.
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

    Faculty

    Esmeralda Carson NP-Adult, MN, CDE
    Cardiovascular Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital,
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

    Reem Haj BScPhm
    Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Leader, St. Michael’s Hospital

    Bertha Hughes NP-Adult, MN, RVT, CCN(C), CDE
    Nurse Practitioner, Vascular Surgery, St. Michael’s Hospital
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

    Mary Mustard NP-Adult, MN, CCN(C), CNCC(C)
    Nurse Practitioner, Cardiovascular Intensive Care, St. Michael’s Hospital
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

    Dave D. Paskar MD MSc FRCSC
    Clinical Fellow
    Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto

    Katerina Pavenski BSc MD
    Head, Division of Transfusion Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine, St. Michael’s Hospital
    Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology of Disease, University of Toronto

    Menaka Ponnambalam NP-Adult, MN
    Nurse Practitioner, St. Michael’s Hospital
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

    Alison Thomas, NP-Adult, MN, CNeph(C)
    Nurse Practitioner-Adult, Nephrology, Halton Healthcare Services
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

    Dawn Tymianski NP-Adult, MN, CNN(C)
    Nurse Practitioner -Adult, Neurosurgical Provincial Outreach, Krembil Neuroscience Center, University Health Network
    Adjunct Lecturer, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

  • Course Schedule

    The schedule for the 2019 course is not available but the detailed program from the April 2017 course is available for reference. – updated March 15, 2017.

  • Registration Information

    Fees

    Early Bird (until March 10, 2017) $715 + HST
    Regular price $795 + HST
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15% $670 + HST
    U of T Nursing Faculty save 15% $670 + HST
    U of T Nursing Student save 25% $590 + HST
    Site Groups of four or more
    A group discount rate is available for site groups of four or more people. For details please contact pd.nursing@utoronto.ca.

    Please Note

    • Registration is limited.
    • Advanced registration is required. You must register by Friday, March 31, 2017. No on-site registration at the event.
    • 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.
    • Adjunct Faculty discount is available to participants who hold a current adjunct appointment or status appointment to the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • Current U of T Nursing student discount is available to participants enrolled in a BScN, MN, PMNP Diploma or PhD program at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto.
    • Applicable taxes (13% HST) will be added to the registration fees.
    • Refund Policy – To withdraw from the course and receive a refund, your written request must be emailed to pd.nursing@utoronto.ca by March 17, 2017. No refunds will be given after this date. All refunds are subject to an administration fee of $100 + tax. As an alternative, a colleague may attend in your place. Please send your substitution request at least 7 days before the course.
    • Course Cancellation Policy – The university reserves the right to cancel courses due to unavailability of instructors, facilities or insufficient enrollment. Decisions on course cancellations are made at least 15 calendar days prior to the course starting date, so early registration is recommended. If you enroll in a course that is subsequently cancelled, you may transfer to another section of that course if an alternative is available; or you may receive a full refund of the fee and tax you paid to the University of Toronto. We are not responsible for travel arrangements, travel fees, or any expenses incurred by you.

    Payment method options

    You have two payment options:

    1. Register online with a credit card.
    2. Register by mail with a certified cheque or money order.

    Credit Card:

    You can register and pay online with a credit card.


    Certified cheque or money order:

    You can register and pay by mail.

    Step 1: Type your information onto the online form and then print the page (i.e. don’t click “Confirmation and Payment”. Don’t pay by online credit card).
    Step 2: Obtain a certified cheque or money order payable to “University of Toronto” for the registration fee plus 13% HST. No personal cheques. No debit cards.

    Fees (including HST)

    Early Bird (until March 10, 2017) $807.95
    Regular price $898.35
    U of T Nursing Alumni save 15% $757.10
    U of T Nursing Faculty save 15% $757.10
    U of T Nursing Student save 25% $666.70
    Site Groups of four or more A group discount rate is available for site groups of four or more people. For details please contact pd.nursing@utoronto.ca
    Step 3: Mail the paper registration form with payment (no personal cheques, no cash, no credit cards, no debit cards) to: Centre for Professional Development Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing University of Toronto Suite 130, 155 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1P8
    Step 4: When we receive your registration form we will email a confirmation notice.
  • Date and Location

    Fall 2018

    Three-day course

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    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    Health Sciences Building
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street
    Toronto, ON, Canada M5T 1P8 ( map )

  • Email: pd.nursing@utoronto.ca
    Website: bloomberg.nursing.utoronto.ca/pd
    Phone: (416) 978-1784
    Address: Centre for Professional Development (PD)
    Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
    University of Toronto
    155 College Street, Suite 130
    Toronto, ON  Canada M5T 1P8

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