QRS Educational Services launched their cardiac education program in 1993, providing specialized, adult-learning workshops for health-care medical professionals. Celebrating their 29th year of business in 2022, QRS continues to provide quality programs and certification courses to nurses, paramedics, physicians, ECG technicians, pharmacists, and students at accessible training venues, healthcare institutions in Canada, and online.
QRS President - 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 Manager of the CCU/Stepdown Unit. She became Research Manager for numerous clinical trials involving Acute Coronary Syndrome; 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 in urban centres."
Darlene is a published author:
- A call for standardized national guidelines on QT/QTc monitoring in Canada. K. Hutton, D. Hutton. 2021. The Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing.
- QRS Educational Services Presents: "The Heart of the Matter": 1st, 2nd, 3rd Edition
- Emergency Preparedness in the O.R. - Sinus Bradycardia and Tachycardia. D. Hutton. 2012. American College of Plastic Surgical Nursing.
- Emergency Preparedness in the O.R. - 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.
QRS Vice President: Sevi Cesta
Sevi Cesta, BScN, RN, CNCC(C), MN, has been nursing for over 25 years. The majority of that time has been within her passion of Critical Care; first as a bedside critical care nurse, to Educator and Manager. Sevi has held a variety of other positions during her career including Clinical Research Coordinator, Faculty at Seneca College, Co-Lead for the Code Blue Committee ensuring policies and practices were reflective of the current ACLS guidelines, and she holds and Adjunct Clinical Appointment with University of Toronto. As Vice President, Sevi is the Liaison Coordinator for all Heart and Stroke Resuscitation courses and a certified Instructor Trainer.
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; 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 County; Windsor Regional Hospital; North Bay General Hospital; Woodstock General Hospital; Ottawa Civic Hospital; Northern College; Timmins; Orillia Soldier's Memorial Hospital; University of Western Ontario, London