Health Assessment Refresher Workshop

Health Assessment Refresher Workshop

This interactive workshop offers individuals an opportunity to review and refresh their health assessment skills through a hands-on approach. This workshop is particularly geared towards students in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) program who will be taking the Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnosis (AHAD) course this year.

This refresher workshop will be beneficial towards preparing students for the Comprehensive Physical Examination (Adult) Demonstration that is an entry requirement for the AHAD course and will ready students for success in their clinical placements, which demand proficiency in conducting comprehensive physical examinations. Learners will have the opportunity to practice and evaluate assessments in small groups. This refresher workshop will give students the foundation for the advanced assessment skills required in the PHCNP program.

Learning Objectives

Workshop participants will:

  • Gain proficiency in administering a complete independent physical assessment.
  • Identify where to concentrate their efforts in order to be successful in conducting physical examinations.
  • Have the opportunity to practice the hands-on components of physical examination assessment skills.
  • Improve their skill set based on verbal feedback of their performance throughout the workshop.

Learners that successfully complete this class will receive a Certificate of Participation.


Students are encouraged to register by August 15 to review the self-paced modules before the in-person class date. Self-paced modules take approximately 10 hours to review.

In-person class date: Sunday, August 28, 8:30am-4:30pm

Learners will be asked to adhere to the outlined health and safety requirements at the University of Windsor at the time the class is held. Health & Safety requirements will be provided one week before the start of the class.

Format: Self-paced modules, and one in-person class

Fees:  

Prerequisites:

  • This class is open to students enrolled in the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) program. Proof of admission may be requested.

Sherry Morrell

Sherry Morrell

Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Assistant Professor-Faculty of Nursing University of Windsor

Education

PhD Health Science and Rehabilitation, University of Western Ontario
Master of Clinical Science -Wound Healing, University of Western Ontario
Master's, Nursing, University of Windsor
Bachelor's, Nursing, University of Windsor
RN Diploma St. Clair College

Sherry Morrell has worked at the University of Windsor in the Faculty of Nursing since 2006. She is teaching in the undergraduate BScN and graduate NP nursing programs. She has a wide variety of teaching experience; examples include anatomy, health assessment, pharmacology, and experiential labs. Concurrently, Sherry works as a nurse practitioner in the community. Most recently at Grand Maris Urgent Care, and prior, Windsor Regional Hospital Emergency Department.


Instructor Gina Pittman

Gina Pittman MN, NP, PhD(c)

Nurse Practitioner (NP)
Limited-term Lecturer-Faculty of Nursing University of Windsor

Education

PhD in Nursing, University of Windsor
Master's, Nursing, University of Windsor
Bachelor of Nursing Degree, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Gian Pittman has worked at the University of Windsor in the Faculty of Nursing since 2015. She is teaching in the undergraduate BScN and graduate NP nursing programs. She has a wide variety of teaching experience; examples include professional nursing, pharmacology, and fourth year labs. Currently, Gina also works as a nurse practitioner in the community at two local urgent care centres.

This class is offered through Blackboard Collaborate. Learners will require access to a computer with high-speed internet access.

Blackboard Requirements

All class details can be accessed through Blackboard. A link will be provided through email and you will have access the first day of class.

Please activate your UWinID. Your UWinID and password are needed to access Blackboard. If you have any issues, please contact continue@uwindsor.ca.

Blackboard.uwindsor.ca works best with Google Chrome. You can also use Firefox or Safari. It is suggested that you avoid using Internet Explorer. There is a “Navigating Your Online Course” module and technical tutorials that you can review for a brief orientation to Blackboard once you log in. Feel free to review the full Blackboard preferred system requirements.

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