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  1. Critical Care Nursing program at Durham College
    Quite a few of my colleagues have taken this course and really enjoyed it. I hear the sim lab is pretty great too and the instructors are excellent. (I took the critical care course through Mohawk...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing in Canada
  2. Oxygen by mask
    You would need to check your hospital's policy on oxygen administration. At my hospital for instance, on the rehab floor a physicians order is needed while in surgery/medicine there are medical...
    Dec 6, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  3. Recognized online ACLS courses in Canada?
    I'm pretty sure that all ACLS courses require a "hands-on" component so I don't think there is a course that is completely distance ed. From my experience anyways... :)
    Sep 8, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  4. Is this a new concept?
    I work in a community hospital ICU and I applied after working a year in general surgery. I found that in order to even get an interview I had to start a critical care course on my own initiative and...
    Aug 17, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  5. Hours/flexability in Ontario?
    In our hospital (ONA), pretty much all of the full time staff (non specialty like OR/PACU/Endo/Day surg) work 2 days, 2 nights, 5 days off (12 hour shifts).
    Jun 14, '11
    Forum: International Nursing
  6. Ontario RN Holiday Pay
    There is variety among the different hospitals in Ontario and one of the factors to consider is if you work in an ONA hospital or not....take a look at the "collective agreement" and the "local...
    Mar 29, '10
    Forum: International Nursing
  7. Crazy ICU nights...
    I have a story, that of course happened on a full moon night shift in our MICU. It was around 2am and we received a patient with an extensive psych history who was admitted in with a medication...
    Sep 15, '09
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  8. Critical Care Nursing
    I took the Critical Care Certificate through Mohawk College in Hamilton (distance ed. format). I was working full time in a med/surg ICU and was able to complete 1-2 modules a term. Two a term was a...
    Aug 10, '09
    Forum: International Nursing
  9. latex gloves and eczema
    A lot of hospitals, at least in Ontario are also moving towards being completely latex free, if they aren't already. Because of the awareness around increasing latex allergies in the last few years,...
    Jun 2, '09
    Forum: International Nursing