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QRS Educational Services launched their cardiac education program in 1993, providing specialized, adult-learning workshops for health-care medical professionals.

Celebrating their 25th year of business in 2018, QRS continues to provide quality programs and certification courses to nurses, paramedics, physicians, ECG technicians, pharmacists, and students at accessible training venues and specific healthcare institutions across Canada.

Darlene HuttonQRS Founder - Darlene Hutton

Darlene Hutton, RN, BScN, MSN, has been involved with critical care nursing and the management of STEMI care prior to the first fibrinolytic and PCI clinical trials.  She started as a beside nurse in CCU and took on the role of Critical Care Educator then CCU/Stepdown Manager. She became Research Manager for numerous clinical trials involving Acute Coronary Syndrome: STEMI & NSTEMI evidence-based research and practice; Severe Heart Failure, Atrial Fibrillation; and new drugs classifications for the current management of Type II Diabetes.  

There is no area in health care where research has made such an immense positive change in patient outcomes.  I feel very honoured to have been part of the research journey right from the beginning.

With our experienced and dynamic instructors, QRS has positioned itself to continue to provide the one-stop educational courses our clients have come to know us for. Our high-quality delivery has made QRS one of the favourite educational organizations within Ontario with our goal being to continue to provide these courses to our customers, wherever they are: remote, rural, private, or urban centres.

Darlene is a published author on the following: 

  • Emergency Preparedness in the O.R. - Part II: Sinus Bradycardia and Tachycardia. D. Hutton. 2012. American College of Plastic Surgical Nursing.
  • Emergency Preparedness in the O.R. - Part III: Acute Coronary Syndrome and Rapid ECG Assessment. D. Hutton. 2011. American College of Plastic Surgical Nursing.  
  • The Importance of QT Interval Measurement. D. Hutton. 2008. Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses.
  • A Novel Systematic Approach to ECG Interpretation. D. Hutton. 2005. Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses. 





Diana Curphey

QRS Administrator - Diana Curphey

Diana has been a member of the QRS Team since 2008.  She brings leadership and administration expertise from her previous work experiences. Diana will be happy to assist  you with registration or inquires you may have. 





    QRS Educational Services has provided on-site education throughout Canada. The following are a sample of organizations that have approved and retained our educational services:

    Government of Canada: Health Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch

     Government of Canada: Health Canada - Occupational Health Division

    Agency of the Federal Government of Canada Corrections Services

    Pembroke General Hospital

    Brockville General Hospital

    Perth & Smiths Falls District Hospital

    City of Greater Sudbury Emergency Services

    Temiskaming Hospital, New Liskeard

    Geraldton and District Hospital

    Queensway Carlton Hospital, Ottawa

    Groves Memorial Community Hospital, Fergus

    Rouge Valley Healthcare System, Toronto

    Halton Regional Health Centre: Milton, Georgetown, Oakville sites

    Southlake Regional Hospital, Newmarket

    Hawkesbury General Hospital; Hospital Montfort

    Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto

    Hamilton General Hospital

    Temiskaming Hospital, New Liskeard

    Kingston General Hospital

    The Scarborough Hospital

    Lennox & Addington County Hospital, Napanee

    Trillium Health Centre: Mississauga

    London Health Sciences Centre

    Wawa General Hospital, Wawa

    Manitoulin Health Sciences Centre, Little Current

    Weeneebayko Area Health Authority: Moose Factory, Fort Albany, Attawapiskat, Moosonee, Kashechewan and Peawanuck

    Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital, Red Lake  William Osler Health System, Toronto

    Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto

    Winchester Hospital

    Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe Windsor Regional Hospital

    North Bay General Hospital

    Woodstock General Hospital

    North York Hospital

    Northern College, Timmins


    Orillia Soldier’s Memorial Hospital


    Ottawa Civic Hospital



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