Welcome to Emergency Care Education NS

This landing page has been developed to act as a “one-stop” shop for Emergency Staff (nurses, doctors and paramedics) who may be searching for continuing education courses that will help them maintain their emergency care staffing qualification as described in Nova Scotia Emergency Care Standards (November 2010). The courses required vary based on level of Emergency Department and health care provider. Please refer to the Standards for your specific course requirements.

This site has been developed for your convenience and is not intended to endorse or exclude specific courses or specific educators. The site will be regularly updated.   Feedback is welcome.

When you click on the course name, you will see a description of the course and links to agencies, organizations or groups that offer these programs in the province. Click on the link to find out contact information and/or location of upcoming courses, fee structure etc

ACLS

ACLS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is an advanced, instructor-led classroom course that highlights the importance of team management of a cardiac arrest, team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care. Specific skills in airway management and related pharmacology are also featured. Skills are taught through discussion and group learning, while testing stations offer case-based scenarios using simulators.  The prerequisite for ACLS is a current HSFC BLS for Healthcare Provider (C) card.

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AIME

AIME

The AIME (Airway interventions and Management in Emergencies) program provides valued and practical hands-on airway management learning experiences for clinicians. AIME educators are experienced (and entertaining) clinical instructors who understand the varied work environments of practicing clinicians. Whether you work in a large, high volume centre or a small remote setting, AIME will provide a practical approach for airway management in emergencies.

ATLS

ATLS

The Advanced Trauma Life Support course teaches physicians a systematic, concise approach to the early care of the trauma patient. This course is vital to guiding care for the injured patient in emergency department trauma rooms. ATLS course training provides a common language that can save lives in critical situations.

CAMAN

CAMAN-AIME

The Collaborative Advanced Management of Airways for Nurses course is a combination of lectures and hands on skill stations, focusing on oxygenation and ventilation through basic and advanced techniques. Intubation provides a definitive airway, but what about everything that happens prior, during and after? It brings nurses to the head of the bed doing all the assessments, basic & advanced interventions, selecting appropriate medications & proper follow up care, finishing the day with scenario training.

CTAS

CTAS

The Canadian Triage and Acuity Scale education program provides knowledge to ED nurses and physicians through lecture and case based scenarios to:  triage patients according the type and severity of their presenting signs and symptoms, ensure that the sickest patients are seen first when ED capacity has been exceeded due to visit rates or reduced access to other services and ensure that a patient's need for care is reassessed while in the ED.

ENP

ENP

The Emergency Nursing Program, a competency and performance based programs provides registered nurses with the knowledge, skills and leadership ability to work in a wide variety of emergency settings, ranging from rural to urban centers. The program provides a comprehensive curriculum that includes emergency nursing theory and clinical practice.

ENPC

ENPC

The Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) provides core-level pediatric knowledge and psychomotor skills needed to care for pediatric patients in the emergency care setting. ENPC is the only pediatric emergency nursing course written by pediatric nurse experts.  The purpose of the course is to improve the care of the pediatric patient by increasing the knowledge, skill and confidence of the emergency nurse.

PALS

PALS

The Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider course enables health-care professionals to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to better recognize and treat critically ill infants and children. The course materials are scenario-based, and a team approach is used to teach emergency management of pediatric patients approaching or already in respiratory or cardiac arrest, from the early minutes through patient stabilization and/or the transport phases of a pediatric emergency, in or out of the hospital.  The prerequisite for PALS is a current HSFC BLS for Health-care Provider (C) card.

TNCC

TNCC

The Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) identifies a standardized body of trauma nursing knowledge. This course is designed to provide the learner with cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills. The purpose of TNCC is to present core-level knowledge, refine skills and build a firm foundation in trauma nursing.