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HEART & STROKE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSES

We provide Instructor Training (IT) courses for the following: BLS and ACLS 

For further information please contact: Sevi Cesta, Vice President: sevi@qrseducation.com


OR Diana Curphey,  Administrator: Diana@qrsadmin.com or call (905) 668-2232

 

 

 

JANUARY 7, 2023 - ACLS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE - KINGSTON - QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY - PRIVATE COURSE - FULL
0800 - 1700 HRS
$550.00
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JANUARY 21, 2023 - ACLS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE - LONDON - PRIVATE COURES - FULL
0800 - 1800 HRS
$550.00
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JANUARY 28, 2023 - ACLS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE - HAMILTON - PRIVATE COURE - FULL
0800 - 1800 HRS
$550.00
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FEBRUARY 11, 2023 - ACLS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE - MARKHAM - OAK VALLEY HEALTH- PRIVATE COURSE - FULL
0800 - 1800 HRS
$550.00
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FEBRUARY 25, 2023 - ACLS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE - OAKVILLE TRAFALGAR HOSPITAL - PRIVATE COURSE - FULL
0800 - 1800 HRS
$550.00
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MARCH 25, 2023 - ACLS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE - LONDON - PRIVATE COURSE - FULL
0800 - 1800 HRS
$550.00
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BLS INSTRUCTOR TRAINING COURSE - TBA - TBA
TBA
$0.00
Seats left: 0

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ACLS PROVIDER COURSE (14 Hours)

ACLS-PROVIDER: for healthcare providers who are new to Heart & Stroke's ACLS course or who don't use their life-saving skills often. Builds on skills and knowledge from Basic Life Support course.

Two Options:

  1. Blended Learning: mix of self-paced, online learning plus about 10 hours in classroom
  2. Traditional Learning: about 14 hours in class

Pre-requisite: 

  1. Must successfully complete the Precourse Self-Assessment for admission
  2. Must have a current HSF BLS card. No other BLS card can be accepted

For any queries, contact Diana Curphey, Administrator: diana@qrsadmin.com or call (905) 668-2232

Cancellation, Refund & Transfer policy:

  1. Cancellation greater than three weeks prior to the course: full refund, less $30 Administration Fee.
  2. Cancellation between one to three weeks prior to the course: Refund, less $150, as your spot will not likely be filled  by another registrant.
  3. Cancellation within 7 days prior or for “no shows”: NO REFUND.
  4. Transfer fee to another course: $75.00 (if done 3 weeks prior to course), for first request. Subsequent transfer or for transfers done between one to three weeks prior to the course: $150.00.
  5. No transfer allowed within 7 days prior to the course.
FEBRUARY 8 & 9, 2023 - WOODSTOCK - WOODSTOCK HOSPITAL - VISION HALL - ACLS PROVIDER COURSE
DAY 1 - FEB 8 - 1500 - 2000 HRS - DAY 2 - FEB 9 - 0800 - 1700 HRS
$380.00
Seats left: 4
FEBRUARY 27 & 28, 2023 - STRATFORD - STRATFORD GENERAL HOSPITAL - EDUCATION ROOM A & B - ACLS PROVIDER COURSE
DAY 1 - FEB 27 - 1200 - 1700 HRS - DAY 2 - FEB 28 - 0800 - 1700 HRS
$400.00
Seats left: 5
MARCH 20 & 21, 2023 - ST. MARY'S ONTARIO - ST. MARY'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - MEETING ROOM #2 - ACLS PROVIDER COURSE
DAY 1 - MAR 20 - 1200 - 1700 HRS - DAY 2 - MAR 21 - 0800 - 1700 HRS
$400.00
Seats left: 7
APRIL 12 & 13, 2023 - WOODSTOCK - WOODSTOCK HOSPITAL- VISION HALL - ACLS PROVIDER COURSE
DAY 1 - APR 12 - 1300 - 2000 HRS - DAY 2 - APR 13 - 0800- 1700 HRS
$380.00
Seats left: 6
APRIL 26 & 27, 2023 - MIDLAND - GEORGIAN BAY GENERAL - ACLS PROVIDER COURSE
DAY 1 - APR 26 - 1200 - 1700 HRS - DAY 2 - APR 27 - 0800 - 1700 HRS
$380.00
Seats left: 5

ACLS RENEWAL (8 Hours)

ACLS Renewal: are you a healthcare provider who is confident in your ACLS skills and uses them regularly, and requires limited practice to renew your credentials? Then the Heart & Stroke's ACLS Renewal course is for you. In this concentrated course, your proficiency will be evaluated in CPR, team dynamics, communication, management of cardiopulmonary arrest, acute dysrhythmia, stroke, acute coronary syndrome and more.

 

Two ACLS Renewal Options:

  1. Blended Learning: mix of self-paced, online learning plus about 6 hours in classroom
  2. Traditional Learning: about 8 hours in class

 

Pre-requisites: 

  1. Must successfully complete the Precourse Self-Assessment for admission
  2. You must have a current ACLS card
  3. You must prepare for this course using the 2020 ACLS Provider Manual
  4. You must have a current HSF BLS card. No other BLS card can be accepted

 

Addition Option: ACLS-EP (Experienced/Enhanced Provider)

  1. Do you have a current ACLS certification that is not expired?
  2. Do you have the skills, knowledge, and experience to attend ACLS and be tested on a megacode scenario? 
  3. Are you comfortable not having individual practice on cardiac arrest, tachycardia and bradycardia scenarios?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then the 1-Day ACLS-EP course is ideal for you. Contact us to book.

 

Cancellation, Refund & Transfer policy:

  1. Cancellation greater than three weeks prior to the course: full refund, less $30 Administration Fee.
  2. Cancellation between one to three weeks prior to the course: Refund, less $150, as your spot will not likely be filled by another registrant.
  3. Cancellation within 7 days prior or for “no shows”: NO REFUND.
  4. Transfer fee to another course: $75.00 (if done 3 weeks prior to course), for first request. Subsequent transfer or for transfers done between one to three weeks prior to the course: $150.00.
  5. No transfer allowed within 7 days prior to the course.

 

Contact Diana Curphey, Administrator: diana@qrsadmin.com or call (905) 668-2232

 

JANUARY 25, 2023 - WOODSTOCK - WOODSTOCK HOSPITAL - VISION HALL - ACLS RENEWAL COURSE
0800 - 1600 HRS
$330.00
Seats left: 3
FEBRUARY 4, 2023 - MISSISSAUGA - TRILLIUM HEALTH - CLINICAL LEARNING LAB - ACLS RENEWAL COURSE
0800 - 1600 HRS
$330.00
Seats left: 0
FEBRUARY 15, 2023 - HOLLAND LANDING - PRIVATE COURSE FOR MSH STAFF - ACLS RENEWAL COURSE
0800 - 1600 HRS
$330.00
Seats left: 2
FEBRUARY 24, 2023 - STRATFORD - STRATFORD GENERAL HOSPITAL - EDUCATION ROOM A & B - ACLS RENEWAL COURSE
0800 - 1600 HRS
$350.00
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MARCH 29, 2023 - WOODSTOCK - WOODSTOCK HOSPITAL - VISION HALL - ACLS REWEWAL COURSE
0800 - 1600 HRS
$330.00
Seats left: 4
APRIL 1, 2023 - NEWMARKET - LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED AT REGISTRATION - ACLS RENEWAL COURSE
0800 - 1600 HRS
$350.00
Seats left: 2
APRIL 28, 2023 - MIDLAND - GEORGIAN BAY GENERAL HOSPITAL - ACLS RENEWAL COURSE
0800 - 1600 HRS
$330.00
Seats left: 7

HEART AND STROKE BLS PROVIDER COURSE

As a healthcare professional doing the BLS-HCP course, you will be expected to perform the following: recognize several life-threatening emergencies; demonstrate high quality CPR;  successfully use an Automated External Defibrillator; deal with a choking victim; and, perform rescue skills in an adult, child and infant victim.

Please allow yourself adequate preparation time as you are expected to demonstrate knowledge of the material. 

There are BLS options to consider prior to booking:

1. BLS Blended 90 minute. This is an ideal course that allows for online training on your own time, followed by a 90 minute in-class portion. The written test is taken during the online portion and there is no further written test in the in-class portion. The BLS e-manual is included in the purchase price.

2.  BLS Renewal. This class is approximately 3.5 hours in duration and there is a written test included. You will be required to prepare for the course using the BLS Provider Manual and this manual is not included in the price of the course.

3. BLS Renewal Challenge Test. If you are wanting to attend a BLS Renewal, but do not have a current HSF BLS card, you may take the online Challenge Test prior to attending the BLS Renewal course.

4. BLS Certification. If you are new to doing BLS, you will be required to take the approximately 4.5 hour BLS Certification course. The cost of the BLS Provider manual is not included. 

  

Please register early as course enrolment is limited. 

Cancellation, Refund & Transfer policy:  1. Cancellation prior to 2 weeks before the course: refund, less $20 Administration Fee. 2. For cancellations within 2 weeks of the course or for “no shows”: NO REFUND. 4. If wanting to transfer to another BLS course: $20.00 fee.

      Contact Diana Curphey,  Administrator: Diana@qrsadmin.com or call (905) 668-2232

       

      TBA - TBA
      TBA
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      ON DEMAND COURSES

      OnDEMAND COURSES:

      Welcome to our 2023 OnDemand registration page where we have provided access to all our OnDemand courses and Certification Tests in one spot. The OnDemand learning format provides a flexible way to learn at your own pace, plus you will have access to the course for the entire year.

      CERTIFICATION TESTS: Our 2023 Certification Tests are being offered for the Rhythm, ECG, Fluid/Electrolyte/ABG, and Cardiac Medication courses. If you choose this additional option, you will need to register below for the certification test you want to complete. Then you complete the Online Test and, to successfully receive certification, you will need a mark of 84% or higher. You will be sent a separate numbered Course Certificate to forward to your educator, manager or prospective employer. Annual recertification is suggested for Rhythm and ECG.

       

      BELOW IS A DESCRIPTION FOR EACH COURSE:

      OnDemand NOVICE Rhythm Interpretation: New or fairly new to telemetry or interested in cardiac nursing? Then this course is for you. Ideal for nursing students, RNs, RPNs, cardiac technicians. A systematic approach to Lead II Rhythm Interpretation will be used throughout the course starting with identifying what a normal sinus rhythm looks like before learning about abnormal rhythms. There will be plenty of practice time and case studies in a non stressful learning environment. You will also have a solid understanding of the management of the patient presenting with an abnormal rhythm according to ACC, AHA, ACLS guidelines.  If you would like to prepare for this course you can purchase the QRS Heart of the Matter Manual, available in Products. 

      2023 OnDemand  8 hour Novice Rhythm Interpretation AGENDA

      REGISTRATION BELOW: CERTIFICATION TEST INFO: Rhythm Interpretation

       

      OnDemand 12-Lead ECG Interpretation: New or fairly new to ECG Interpretation? This course is ideal for health care staff or students working in any health care setting. The important objectives of this course are to become comfortable in using a systematic approach to ECG assessment, recognize a normal vs abnormal ECG, and understand the treatments and anticipated complications for each type of acute coronary syndrome. NOTE: If you are new to cardiac monitoring, please attend the 8-hour Novice Rhythm Interpretation course first. If you would like to prepare for this course you can purchase the QRS Heart of the Matter Manual, available in Products.

      2023 OnDemand  8 hour 12-ECG Assessment AGENDA

      REGISTRATION BELOW:  CERTIFICATION TEST INFO: Rhythm & ECG Interpretation

       

      OnDemand COMBINED Rhythm & ECG Interpretation: Have some experience in Rhythm & ECG but need a refresher? This course is geared to staff who work or have worked with patients on the cardiac monitor or who are having ECGs taken. Pre-requisite: a minimum level of rhythm interpretation (i.e. you know what sinus rhythm and lethal rhythms look like). If you are new to cardiac monitoring, please attend the 8-hour Novice Rhythm and 8-hour ECG Interpretation course instead. If you are confident in rhythm and ECG interpretation, please register for the 8-hour Advanced ECG courseStill unsure of which course is best for you? Send us an email and we will be happy to help you make your decision. If you would like to prepare for this course you can purchase the QRS Heart of the Matter Manual

      2023 OnDemand  8 hour Combined Rhythm & ECG AGENDA

      REGISTRATION BELOW: CERTIFICATION TEST INFO Rhythm & ECG Assessment

       

      OnDemand ADVANCED ECG Interpretation: Confident in Rhythm and ECG Assessment? Then this 8-hour Advanced ECG course is perfect for you. Utilizing the RIRI approach at an advanced level, you will work on case studies with discussion on WPW, AV Blocks, Axis deviation, hemiblocks and bifascicular blocks, SVT with aberrancy vs VT and the segment called "Case Study Jeopardy" which reviews other ECG cases. This course has been designed for healthcare providers working in critical care and Emergency as an RN, NP, or MD. This course is not suited for those who are new to cardiac monitoring. 

      2023 OnDemand  8 hour Advanced ECG Assessment AGENDA 

      REGISTRATION BELOW: CERTIFICATION TEST INFO Rhythm & ECG

       

      OnDemand Rhythm & ECG Interpretation for non-critical care NURSE PRACTITIONERS: Are you an NP or NP student working in family practice, geriatrics, mental health or non-critical care settings? Then this course is perfect for you. The focus of this day is geared to relatively stable patients who may have a new diagnosis of cardiac disease that may require cardiology consultation or who have already had cardiology follow-up. This course will provide you with a systematic and fast method of assessing the ECG with plenty of practice throughout the course. If you would like to do any pre-reading, please consider purchasing our QRS Heart of the Matter available at www.qrs-education.com; under “Products”. 

      2023 OnDemand  8 hour Rhythm & ECG for Nurse Practitioners AGENDA

      REGISTRATION BELOW:  CERTIFICATION TEST INFO Rhythm & ECG

       

      OnDemand 8 hour Pre-Hospital ECG: Are you an Advanced Care Paramedic or Primary Care Paramedic or student with an interest in better understanding the ECG? Then this 8-hour course is ideal for you. You will learn a systematic approach to ECG assessment with various case studies that focus on pre-hospital and Emergency care. 

      2023 OnDemand 8 hour Pre-hospital ECG AGENDA

      REGISTRATION BELOW: CERTIFICATION TEST INFO Rhythm & ECG

       

      OnDemand 4 hours THE ABCS of Cardiac Medications: The focus of this course is to develop a clear understanding of the uses of ACE-Inhibitors, Angiotensin Receptor Blockers, Beta Blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers, Statins, NOACs/DOACs, to understand possible side effects, and to learn about patient education tips. 

      2023 OnDemand 4 hour: ABCs of Cardiac Medication AGENDA

      REGISTRATION BELOW:  CERTIFICATION TEST INFO Cardiac Medications

       

      OnDemand 5 hours Fluids/Electrolytes/ABGs: This course is suited for anyone wanting to better understand homeostasis, fluid & electrolytes as well as arterial blood gases. There will be plenty of opportunity to practice at your own pace.

      2023 OnDemand 5 hour:  Fluids/Electrolytes/ABGs AGENDA

      REGISTRATION BELOW:  CERTIFICATION TEST INFO Fluids/Electrolytes/ABGs

      

      OnDemand 1 hour IMPLANTABLE DEVICES Review: A review of external, temporary and permanent pacemakers, Permanent pacemaker descriptors, Failure to Capture and Failure to Sense, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT). 

      2023 OnDemand 1 hour: Implantable Devices AGENDA

       

      OnDemand 8 hour Cardiology Update: The Cardiology Update Course covers topics not discussed in the rhythm or ECG sessions. You may attend the entire 8 hour session OR just components that are of interest to you. Please send us an email with the topics you would like to attend:

      NOW AVAILABLE OnDemand:

      • If It Walks Like a Duck, Is It Always a Duck? Conditions That Mimic an Acute MI (1 hour)
      • Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy (2 hours)
      • The Silent Killers: Conditions That May Lead to Sudden Cardiac Death in Young, Healthy People
      • Women and Heart Disease
      • Life in the Cath Lab
      • Axis Deviation, Hemiblocks, Bifascicular Blocks
      • VT vs SVT with Aberrancy
      • Case Study Jeopardy
      ON DEMAND - NOVICE RHYTHM INTERPRETATION - AT YOUR OWN PLACE AND PACE
      8 HOURS
      $110.00
      Seats left: 77
      ON DEMAND - ECG INTERPRETATION - AT YOUR OWN PLACE AND PACE
      8 HOURS
      $110.00
      Seats left: 79
      ON DEMAND - COMBINED RHYTHM & ECG - AT YOUR OWN PLACE AND PACE
      8 HOURS
      $110.00
      Seats left: 83
      ON DEMAND - ADVANCED ECG - AT YOUR OWN PLACE AND PACE
      8 HOURS
      $110.00
      Seats left: 96
      ON DEMAND - THE AABC'S OF CARDIAC MEDICATION - AT YOUR OWN PLACE AND PACE
      4 HOURS
      $60.00
      Seats left: 96
      ON DEMAND - FLUIDS/ELECTROLYTES/ABGS - AT YOUR OWN PLACE AND PACE
      5 HOURS
      $60.00
      Seats left: 99
      ON DEMAND - IMPLANTABLE DEVICES - PACEMAKER REVIEW - AT YOUR OWN PLACE AND PACE
      1 HOUR
      $30.00
      Seats left: 97
      ON DEMAND - ECG FOR NP'S IN NON-CRITICAL CARE - AT YOUR OWN PLACE AND PACE
      8 HOURS
      $110.00
      Seats left: 100
      CERTIFICATION TEST - Rhythm Interpretation - YOUR CHOSEN LOCATION
      1 HOUR
      $60.00
      Seats left: 100
      CERTIFICATION TEST - Rhythm & ECG Interpretation - YOUR CHOSEN LOCATION
      1 HOUR
      $60.00
      Seats left: 100
      CERTIFICATION TEST - Fluids/Electrolytes/ABG'S - YOUR CHOSEN LOCATION
      1 HOUR
      $60.00
      Seats left: 100
      CERTIFICATION TEST - Cardiac Medications - YOUR CHOSEN LOCATION
      1 HOUR
      $60.00
      Seats left: 100

      PEDIATRIC Courses

      Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)You will be able to practice and train in dynamic role-playing situations that mirror real life and that will help you in your role as a healthcare provider. You will be introduced to a wide range of life-threatening  scenarios involving pediatric patients experiencing respiratory emergencies, shock and cardiopulmonary arrest in which you apply a systematic approach that includes the evaluate-identify-intervene sequence. The goal is to strengthen your ability to recognize, intervene, communicate and work effectively as a critical member of a healthcare team.

      Two options: PALS Provider: for healthcare providers who are new to HSF's PALS course or who don't use their life-saving skills often. Length of course: approximately 14 hours PALS Renewal: for healthcare providers who are confident in their PALS skills and use them regularly, and who require limited practice to renew their credentials. Length of course: approximately 7 hours.

       

      Paediatric Emergency Assessment Recognition and Stabilization (PEARS)The 8-hour PEARS Course prepares healthcare providers with foundational skills to assess, recognize, and participate in the initial management of respiratory and/or cardiovascular emergencies and cardiopulmonary arrest in the paediatric patient.  Active case-based instruction will be used to teach students to provide appropriate lifesaving interventions within the initial minutes after response until the child is transferred to an advanced life support provider. If you work in a remote, rural, sub-urban or urban emergency department or clinic with unstable paediatric patients and want to develop more confidence in caring for these patients, this course is for you.  

       

      PALS and PEARS: Terms & Conditions

      1. IMPORTANT: On checking out, please write your HSF BLS # in the Additional Comment Section. If you do not have a current Heart and Stroke BLS by the course date, do not register as you will not be able to attend without this pre-requisite course. Ensure your BLS has been obtained by HSF.

      2. You are required to complete the On-line PALS Pre-Course Assessment prior to the PALS course.  Instructions on how to access this test will be emailed to you upon Registration in our Welcome Letter.

      3.. You are required to study from the Heart and Stroke 2020 PALS Provider Manual, available at resuscitation.heartandstroke.ca.

      4. Please allow yourself adequate preparation time as you are expected to demonstrate knowledge of the material you will be tested on.

      By Proceeding to Registration and Check Out, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to the above FOUR Terms & Conditions.

      If you would like to do some additional reading, please visit out QRS Tips section of our website. For any questions, please contact our QRS administrator, Diana@qrsadmin.com

      PALS and PEARS Cancellation, Refund & Transfer policy:  Cancellation greater than three weeks prior to the course: full refund, less $30 Administration Fee. Cancellation between one to three weeks prior to the course: Refund, less $150, as your spot will not likely be filled  by another registrant. For cancellation within 7 days prior or for “no shows”: NO REFUND. Transfer fee to another course: $75.00 (if done 3 weeks prior to course), for first request. Subsequent transfer or for transfers done between one to three weeks prior to the course: $150.00. NO TRANSFERS ALLOWED WITHIN 7 DAYS PRIOR TO THE COURSE

      PALS PROVIDER COURSE - TBA
      TBA
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      PALS RENEWAL COURSE - TBA
      TBA
      $0.00
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      PEARS PROVIDER COURSE - TBA
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      TRAUMA Courses

      TRAUMA COURSES: Welcome to our Trauma registration page where we have combined access to all our Trauma courses in one spot. We offer two trauma courses and a description of each is provided below: 1-Day Assessment and Management of the Adult and Paediatric Trauma Patient, and the ENA certification Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC).  

      1-Day Assessment and Management of the Adult and Paediatric Trauma Patient: This one-day, non-stressful trauma course has been designed by QRS Educational Services for all front-line health care professionals who are working in remote rural, non-urban and non-trauma emergency departments with patients who present with trauma. This course has been developed after receiving numerous requests from staff in a wide-variety of emergency settings who wanted to be more confident in managing the trauma patient. The focus of this course will be on establishing a systematic and rapid assessment, recognizing stable vs. unstable trauma, and stabilizing of the patient presenting with airway and respiratory compromise, shock, and neurological trauma. Class size is restricted to allow opportunities for mock scenarios and demonstration on some of the emergency procedures done for patient stabilization. 

      Please contact us if you would like to schedule this one-day Adult and Paediatric Trauma course at your location.

      Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)The first few minutes of trauma care are critical to achieving better patient outcomes. The Emergency Nurses Association's (ENA) TNCC is widely recognized as the premier course for hospitals and trauma centers worldwide, empowering nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients. In this course you will learn about rapid identification of life-threatening injuries, comprehensive patient assessment and enhanced intervention for better patient outcomes. A variety of learning methodologies are incorporated in TNCC, including online, a textbook, interactive lecture, hands-on practice and case-based learning. Recertification is required every 4 years.

      Please contact us if you would like to schedule a TNCC course at your location.

       

       

       

       

      TNCC - TBA
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