Workshops and Conferences

These workshops are offered on an on demand basis and qualify for the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA), Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS) and the Saskatchewan Association of Licensed Practical Nurses (SALPN) yearly continuing competence programs.
DateWorkshopAudienceLocation
November 18 - 19, 2017 STABLE (Assessment & Stabilization Care of Sick Newborns) Perinatal

Meadow Lake Hospital

November 21 - 23, 2017 Regional Nursing Workshop Health Care Professional

Saskatoon

December 4 - 5, 2017 Best Practices in Intrapartum Care Perinatal

Humboldt

January 13, 2018  Fetal Health Surveillance Perinatal

Moose Jaw

January 27 - 28, 2018 STABLE: Assessment and Stabilization Care of Sick Newborns Perinatal

Moose Jaw 

DateWorkshopAudienceLocation
October 4 - 6, 2017 Custody & Caring Biennial International Conference Health Care Professional Saskatoon
October 27 - 28, 2017 Current Options for Managing Pain and Addiction Health Care Professional Saskatoon

12 Lead Refresher
This one day workshop is for registered nurses who have previously taken CEDN’s Introduction to 12 Lead ECG Interpretation course.  Participants will review topics such as ECG changes for myocardial ischemia, injury and infarction, differentiating right bundle block from left bundle branch block, normal and abnormal axis deviations, left and right ventricular hypertrophy, supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias, and identify electrolyte and drug effects.  Learning activities include lecture and group discussion, but the emphasis is hands-on practice.

Care of Patients with Cardiovascular Conditions
This one day workshop for registered nurses will review basic hemodynamics, Acute Coronary Syndrome, and STEMI v. NSTEMI, as well as learn and apply assessment techniques and strategies to recognize changes in relation to cardiovascular system and care plan for safe, quality outcomes.  Participants will improve their skill and ability to provide appropriate care and interventions in their workplace and be able to assess for the need for referral to another healthcare provider.

Emergency Care
In this 2 day workshop for RNs and LPNs, topics include preparation of the nurse and care unit - standards of care, multiple trauma assessment, documentation, respiratory emergencies, head, neck and spinal injuries, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, soft tissue emergencies, case studies and stabilization, and transport.

Falls Prevention Workshop
In this two day workshop, participants will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge and skill in falls prevention and reduction strategies across all sectors, and to apply that knowledge in relation to normal physiologic age-related changes of the elderly, medications and medication reviews and acute and chronic medical conditions (including cognitive impairment). Integrating effective fall prevention and reduction strategies into nursing practice can reduce serious fall related injuries, emergency room visits, hospitalizations, nursing home placement and functional decline. Learning activities will include pre-study and group discussion, but the emphasis will be hands-on practice.

Foot Care for Older Adults
This two day workshop is approved by members of the Saskatchewan College of Podiatrists.The objective of this workshop is to standardize basic foot care for older adults in the province of Saskatchewan, within the scope of practice of Registered Nurses(RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) by providing:

    • an increased understanding of the structure and function of the foot
    • an awareness of the more common foot and nail pathologies and ability to determine when it would be appropriate to refer to a podiatrist or a physician
    • an increased understanding of etiology, pathology, assessment and nursing intervention associated with diabetes, venous vascular disease, peripheral arterial disease and ulcerations of the ankle and foot
    • information and practice on geriatric foot and diabetic foot assessment techniques
    • information on instruments: use, sterilization, cleaning and disinfecting techniques, as well as, care and storage
    • an opportunity to participate in foot care procedures including, nail and skin care and padding and strapping
    • an awareness of the health and safety factors involved in providing foot care

Please note: The Foot Care Workshop offered by CEDN prepares LPNs to provide basic foot care with additional competencies according to the SALPN Practice Guideline. This workshop is NOT an advanced foot care workshop that would allow nurses to open their own independent practice. The CEDN Foot Care Workshop discusses the use of tools, such as the black file and the diamond deb file, but does not teach the use of rotary tools.

Introduction to 12 Lead ECG Interpretation

This advanced two day workshop is for registered nurses (RN).  It is delivered by an expert nurse on an on demand basis. Topics include, identifying the leads of the standard 12 Lead ECG, defining the anatomical position for the placement of chest and limb lead, determining which portion of the heart each lead "sees", recognizing ECG changes for ischemia, injury and AMI, differentiating right bundle block from left bundle branch block, as well as identifying left and right ventricular hypertrophy.  *NOTE: Registrant requires extensive experience in Rhythm Interpretation and/or completion of CEDN's Introduction to ECG Rhythm Interpretation Workshop. Here is a short video about the workshop.

Introduction to ECG Rhythm Interpretation
In this 2 day workshop for registered nurses, participants will develop a systematic approach to ECG interpretation. Topics covered include recognizing common sinus, atrial and junctional arrhythmias, identifying appropriate management for basic sinus, atrial and junctional arrhythmias, understanding documentation issues with clients on ECG monitors, identifying features of AV blocks, bundle branch blocks and ventricular arrhythmias, as well as identifying appropriate management for basic arrhythmias.

IUD and Pessary Insertion for Health Care Professionals
This one day workshop for NPs & Family Practitioners reviews anatomy and physiology, and assessment and techniques. It includes a discussion of current options of IUDs and pessaries, indications and contraindications for insertion, and appropriate follow-up care. There is also demonstration and hands-on practice of insertion techniques.

Physical Assessment
This two day workshop is delivered by an expert nurse on an on demand basis.

The physical assessment workshop is for Registered Nurses (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), Nurse Practitioners (NP), and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN). Participants will enhance their interviewing and history taking skills and improve their ability to perform a comprehensive physical examination and make clinical judgments about adult client health care needs. Topics covered in this two day workshop include Respiratory, Cardiovascular Systems, Neurological and Abdominal Systems. 

Learning activities include lecture and group discussion, but the emphasis is hands-on assessment with participants practicing on each other.

Simple Suture for RNs
This workshop is for registered nurses who work in areas that require them to perform simple suturing. Previous training or experience with suturing is not required. Participants will learn wound assessment and determine treatment options, such as suturing or further consultation, learn and demonstrate basic suturing techniques and choice of appropriate suture material.

Learning Activities include basics of materials and techniques, suture patterns, and discussion of wounds that may/should not be closed primarily, but may need to heal by secondary intention, proper cleaning and preparation of wound.

Skin and Wound Care for Nurses
This is a one day workshop where RNs, LPNs and NPS will:

  • Improve their knowledge of skin and wound care
  • Learn and apply assessment techniques and strategies to recognize changes in related to skin and wounds and care plan for safe, quality outcomes
  • Improve their skill and ability to provide appropriate care and interventions in their workplace
  • Assess for the need for referral to another healthcare provider
  • Review the different variety of wound care products and their use

Suturing and Surgical Techniques for RN(NP)s
In this workshop for nurse practitioners (NP) and family practitioners, participants will be provided with a review of basic suturing skills and techniques, along with the opportunity to gain knowledge, skill and ability with more complicated sutures and other surgical skills.

Learning activities will include basics of materials and techniques, suture patterns, discussion of wounds that may/should not be closed primarily but may need to heal by secondary intention, proper cleaning/prep of wound, simple mole removal, assessment for and application of skin glue, incision and drainage and cyst with capsule removal.

X-ray Interpretation and Casting for RN(NP)s
We are reviewing this pilot workshop and will have more information for you shortly.

Online Courses

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Perinatal Education Program

The Perinatal Education Program is a joint program of the Division of Continuing Medical Education and Continuing Education and Development for Nurses, College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan.

For further information about this program and their education events, please click here.

Partners

CEDN maintains strong ties to both internal and external partners.

Contact

For general information on CEDN and our services you may contact us at

Continuing Education and Development for Nurses

Box 60000 RPO University
Saskatoon, SK S7N 4J8
Phone: (306) 966-8363
Toll Free: 1-844-966-6269 (ext. 4)
Fax: (306) 966-7356
E-mail: info.cedn@usask.ca