Professional Studies

Are you a professional looking to upgrade your skills? Stenberg College offer a variety of professional studies, continuing education, and skills training to help you upgrade your skills.



Professional Studies


Please click the title of each Professional Studies Course to open further information on course descriptions, admission requirements and registration details.

redcross_training_partnerFor more information and registration about all of these courses, please contact us at [email protected] or by telephone at 604-634-1045.

Standard First Aid Level HCP Course

Description:

Comprehensive two-day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training for work requirements or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies at home.

Course covers a variety of topics from basic (circulation and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission) to in-depth (sudden medical emergencies and injuries to the head and/or spine).

Course Length: 16 Hours

Course Fee:

General Public – $170
Employer/Industry Partner-Funded Seats – $128(25% Discount Applied)
Stenberg College Alumni – $128

Certification: 3 Year Certification in Standard First Aid

Take-Home Materials: Red Cross First Aid & CPR Manual, Pocket mask with one-way valve, Certification Card and Wall Certificate

Upcoming Dates: November 12th/13th 9am-5pm

CPR/AED/Level HCP

Description:

Course on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillation provide the skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular emergencies and choking for adults, children, and babies. Using an automated external defibrillator (AED) is included. Course is suitable for those looking for training for their workplace.

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Fee:

$100.00 Public
$75.00 Alumni
$75.00 Industry Partner (25% discount applied)

Pre-Course Requirements: None

Certification: 3 year certification

Take-Home Materials: Red Cross First Aid, Pocket Mask with one-way valve, CPR Manual & Certification Card

Upcoming Dates:

January 23rd, 2016: 9am-5pm
February 6th, 2016: 9am-5pm

Emergency Child Care First Aid & CPR/AED Level B

Description:

Basic one-day course offering an overview of first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills with a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses. Course covers skills needed to recognize, prevent, and respond to circulation emergencies for babies and children (CPR level B). Other topics include airway and breathing emergencies, as well as prevention of disease transmission. Course is designed for those in the early childhood education industry as well as for parents/caregivers.

Course Length: 8 hours

Course Fee:

$100.00 Public
$75.00 Alumni
$75.00 Industry Partner (25% discount applied)

Pre-Course Requirements: None

Take-Home Materials: Red Cross Child Care First Aid, Pocket mask with one-way valve & CPR Manual

Upcoming Dates:

Workplace Emergency First Aid (WEFA)

Description:

Comprehensive one day course offering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills for those who need training due to work requirements.
This course is recognized by WorkSafeBC in British Columbia as equivalent to OFA Level 1 course
Participants will receive a 3 year certification in Workplace Emergency First Aid CPR/AED Level A

Course Length: 8 Hours

Course Fee:

$85.00 Public
$64.00 Alumni
$64.00 Industry Partner

Course Content:

  • Introduction and the Red Cross
  • Preparing to respond, prevention of disease transmission
  • Check, Call, Care
  • Wound care and WorksafeBC records
  • Airway, breathing and circulation emergencies
  • Shock, bleeding and medical emergencies
  • Knowledge evaluation and closing

Upcoming Dates: Sunday, November 27th: 9am – 5pm

Peoplesavers Course

Course Description:

This program is designed to give children basic first aid knowledge and awareness and show them their role in the emergency medical services (EMS) system. Four levels offer age-specific training.

Course Length:

Level 1: 1 hour of teaching time
Level 2: 2 hours of teaching time
Level 3: 3 hours of teaching time
Level 4: 4 hours of teaching time

Prerequisite:

Level 1: Ages 5-6
Level 2: Ages 6-8
Level 3: Ages 8-10
Level 4: Ages 10-12

Certification:

  • Participation card
  • No expiry
For more information and registration, please contact Natalie Sparkman at 604-634-2479 or [email protected]

Program Overview:

This program is not mandatory to take the PBA exam, however it is an excellent way to prepare your knowledge and pre-test yourself to gain confidence and proficiency. It will also provide you with tests based on questions that are straight from the PBA exam data bank.
Participants will progress through 10 modules (2 courses in each module) sequentially. Upon completion of the previous module’s exams, the next module will open. Participants may refer back to previously opened modules for review.

There are two writings per exam; therefore participants are encouraged to attempt them when they feel confident in their preparation. Each module (not course) allows for you to do a practice exam covering the topics in the two courses. It is recommended that you write the exam in 3 hours, which is the time allowed in the initial PBA Entry to Practice Designation Exam. An option to write a second exam is available.

Please note, the more you dedicate yourself to working diligently through the entire Exam Practice Program, the better prepared you will be to take the PBA Entry to Practice Designation Exam.

Participants are eligible to register for the PBA Entrance to Practice Designation Exam two weeks after completion of the PBA Exam Practice.

Credential upon Completion:

Upon completion of the Exam Practice Program, a printable certificate and transcript of unofficial grades is available.

Admissions Criteria:

This program is offered on a continuous enrollment basis.

Should you have any questions regarding your designation, please direct these to your provincial administrator via the PBA website.

Course Fee:

$750.00

Registration:

For more information and registration, please contact Natalie Sparkman at 604-634-2479 or [email protected]

To find out more information, please email [email protected] or call 604-634-2479.

Overview:

This classroom-delivery course was designed to provide health professionals with additional skills that will allow them to draw blood as an added skill within their existing profession. This additional training may also provide opportunity for movement within an individual’s existing career. For instance an RN may work as a duty nurse at a hospital and after successfully completing the Phlebotomy course may pick up shifts as an RN working for a private insurance company performing assessments in people’s homes.

Course Location: Stenberg College, Surrey Campus (no online option)

Credential Upon Completion: Certificate

Admission Requirements:

Registration open to RNs, RPNs, LPNs, Stenberg College Medical Lab Assistant alumni, and Stenberg College Cardio Tech alumni.

Course Description:

This module focuses on the laboratory tests that aid in the diagnosis of disorder allowing a phlebotomy professional to become familiar with the common diagnostics tests ordered. The importance of accurate documentation and specimen handling will be discussed in this course. The latest safety supplies and phlebotomy equipment will be utilized. All aspects of phlebotomy are the highlight of this module such as:

  • Venipuncture
  • Blood Collection Equipment
  • Documentation, Specimen Handling and Transportation
  • Preanalytical Complications in Blood Collection

Course Fee:

$500.00 (includes tuition and materials)
Stenberg Alumni receive a 25% discount.

Upcoming Course Dates:

July 22nd/23rd & July 29th/30th: 10am-2pm
Sept 16th/17th & Sept 23rd/24th: 10am-2pm

To find out more information, please email [email protected] or call 604-634-2479.

Blood Collection Equipment

  • Blood collection tubes and additives
  • Venipuncture equipment (vacutainer tube holder system and parts)
  • Specimen type and collection vacuum tubes
  • Anticoagulants in each tube type, color coding system and how the anticoagulants work
  • Gray top tubes
  • Green top tubes
  • Purple/lavender top tubes
  • Light blue top tubes
  • Red top tubes
  • Serum Separator tubes
  • Plasma Separator tubes
  • CLSI Standards order of draw
  • Safety needles and holders
  • Butterfly needles
  • Sharps disposal
  • Gloves for blood collection and review universal precautions
  • Antiseptics for cleaning skin, sterile gauze and different bandage

1. Venipuncture Procedures:

  • Essential steps in the preparation for blood collection
  • Needlestick prevention strategies
  • Review hand hygiene and gloving procedures

Equipment selection and patient preparation:

  • Choosing the correct tubes and supplies
  • Positioning the patient
  • Selection of venipuncture site
  • Warming the puncture site
  • Tourniquet application
  • Decontamination of the puncture site (choosing alcohol pad vs. iodine)

Venipuncture methods:

  • Evacuated tube system, winged infusion system or butterfly method
  • Bandage and proper disposal (use once and discard immediately policy)
  • Order of tube collection following the NCCLS guidelines and special considerations for coagulation testing
  • Specimen labeling
  • Assessing the patient before leaving

Factors for specimen rejection:

  • Inadequate (NSQ) blood volume
  • Hemolyzed or clotted specimens
  • Specimens improperly transported (chilled vs. room temp)
  • Use of outdated supplies

2. Specimen Handling and Processing

  • Tube mixing
  • Transporting specimens
  • Specimens received in the pneumatic tube
  • Central processing
  • Centrifugation – waiting times for plasma vs. serum
  • Operating, balancing a centrifuge
  • Aliquot preparation

Instructional Technique:

Lectures, instructor demonstration, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and sharing relevant experiences

Student Evaluation:

Based on participation, quiz, phlebotomy assessment, and successful completion of 20 venipunctures

Texts & Materials: Phlebotomy Essentials 4th edition by Ruth E. McCall

Objectives / Purpose: Upon completing this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully and safely perform venipuncture
  • List the CLSI order of draw
  • Practice proper aliquots
  • Exhibit the ability to palpate for proper vein selection
  • Execute proper centrifuge balancing
  • Display the ability to troubleshoot problems during collection
  • Explain proper tube mixing
  • Identify and prepare blood collection supplies
  • List proper safety equipment used to protect the phlebotomy professional
  • Demonstrate proper hand hygiene
  • Identify various anticoagulants used in vacutainer tubes
  • Define the difference between plasma vs. serum
  • Execute proper disposal of sharps

To find out more information, please email [email protected].

To find out more information, please email [email protected].

Description:

The Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Skills Certificate is a self-directed, online certificate that enhances your soft skills. The six PPD workshops cover Professionalism, Quality Service, Feedback, Diverse Teams, Conflict Resolution and Leadership. Together, these workshops prepare you to effectively approach and resolve real life situations.

Course Length: 6 Hours

Course Delivery:

This course is delivered through self-guided, interactive online learning. Online learning includes readings, audio lectures, quizzes, and activities. You can complete the workshops in any order you choose but, must complete all six to complete the certificate.

Assessments:

All assessments are mastery/fail.

Each workshop contains a short quiz of multiple choice and true/false questions. You must receive a minimum grade of 70% or higher on each quiz to achieve mastery and receive your certificate. You will have 4 attempts on each quiz to successfully achieve 70% or higher.

Credential Upon Completion: Certificate

Course Fee:

$150.00
Stenberg College Alumni/Industry Partners receive a 25% discount

To find out more information, please email [email protected].

To register or for more information about this course, please send an email to [email protected].

Overview:

This online course covers IV fluid administration and IV fluid therapy management. Offered in an online delivery format, the course content is learned and tested online. Through the completion of realistic, case- based lessons and interactive self-assessment exercises, participants will learn course material at their own pace, reviewing as often as they like. Videos and animations demonstrate best practices for techniques and procedures.

Delivery Format: Offered in an online-based format only.

Total Course Length:

8-10 hours online theory (approximate – dependent on the pacing of learner)

Course Fee:

$200.00

Stenberg Practical Nursing & Psychiatric Nursing Alumni = $150.00 (a 25% discount of the $200 general public fee)

Upcoming Course Dates:

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in registering for an upcoming workshop.

Admissions Criteria:

This course is intended for LPNs, however other nursing professionals such as RNs and RPNs may also participate. Proof of licensing / registration is required. Participants must have basic computer skills and access to a computer with internet access.

Registration:

To register or for more information about this course, please send an email to [email protected].

To register or for more information about this course, please send an email to [email protected].

Overview:

This online and face to face course covers IV fluid administration and IV fluid therapy management. Through the completion of realistic, case-based lessons and interactive self-assessment exercises, participants will learn course material at their own pace, reviewing as often as they like. Videos and animations demonstrate best practices for techniques and procedures.

Delivery Format:

Offered in a hybrid delivery format (combined online and instructor-led lab skills practice / skills check session).

Total Course Length:

13 hours

8 hours online theory (approximate – could take longer to complete depending on the learner)
4 hours lab practice / knowledge and skills check

Credential upon Completion: Certificate of completion

Course Fee:

$350.00 (Includes tuition and materials)

Stenberg Practical Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing Alumni receive a 25% discount.

Upcoming Course Dates:

Theory deadline: February 27th, 2017
In-class Skills Lab: March 4th, 2017

9am – 1pm at Stenberg College, Surrey Campus

Please email [email protected] if you are interested in registering for the upcoming workshop.

Admissions Criteria:

This course is intended for LPNs, however other nursing professionals such as RNs and RPNs may also participate. Proof of licensing / registration is required. Participants must have basic computer skills and access to a computer with internet access.

Registration:

To register or for more information about this course, please send an email to [email protected].

To register or for more information about this course, please send an email to [email protected] or call 604-634-2479.

Overview:

This course has been designed to support LPNs in making the transition from front line care providers to leaders/managers. The program is intended to prepare LPNs to take on leadership roles in varied health care settings and further develop their practice to include core competencies of confident and skilled leaders.

Course Length: 12 weeks (40 hours)

Credential Upon Completion: Certificate of Completion

Admission Requirements:

Designed specifically for LPNs, however other nursing professionals such as RNs and RPNs may also participate. Proof of licensing / registration is required. Participants must have basic computer skills and access to a computer with internet access.

Course Fee:

$795 (tuition) + $84 (textbook)

Stenberg College Practical Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing Alumni receive a 25% tuition discount.
Industry Partners and host site employees also receive a 25% tuition discount.

Course Delivery & Upcoming Dates:

September 25, 2017

Offered in an online delivery format (combined online and instructor-facilitated learning).

To register or for more information about this course, please send an email to [email protected] or call 604-634-2479.