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Our Network is committed to a focus on a "Evidence-Based Learning and Growth and a Maintaining Competency Strategy" that includes supporting continued education opportunities for healthcare professionals and embedding quality standards into everyday work. Our goal is to aid in the maintenance of knowledge, skill and expertise in the healthcare provision for birthing families, women, children, and youth within Simcoe County, Muskoka and Parry Sound regions. To view our Education Framework, click here.

Regional Courses

Fundamentals of Fetal Health Surveillance (FHS)

This program is intended for healthcare providers who want to learn, review and apply fundamental concepts related to fetal health surveillance in labour. This course is not appropriate for the inexperienced practitioner (recommend 6 months experience with fetal monitoring). This course is open to nurses, doctors, and midwives working in the following hospitals: CGMH, GBGH, MAHC, OSMH, RVH, SMH, and WPSHC.

The FHS course for August 2023 is now full. Additional courses will be released in the near future.

Indigenous Culturally Appropriate Pregnancy Care (CAPC) Training

A 6-week self-paced, onlinecourse designed to help you transition from feeling unclear about delivering culturally appropriate pregnancy care to feeling confident in your cultural knowledge and abilities to continue fostering positive and engaging relationships with prenatal and postpartum Indigenous people and their families.

Open for registration!

Cost: $497.00 CAD (contact CAPC for group discount)

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)

NRP is an educational program that introduces the concepts and skills of neonatal resuscitation. In Canada, NRP is administered by the Canadian Paediatric Society and is designed to teach individuals and teams who may be required to resuscitate newborn babies.

The NRP course for August 2023 is now full. Additional courses will be released in the near future.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Plus Full Certification

(2 Day) Course

PALS is designed to teach the skills needed to assess and administer care within the first 10 minutes of a pediatric cardiac arrest. Providers learn the skills needed to manage advanced cardiac life support scenarios: respiratory emergency, various types of cardiac arrest, pre-arrest emergencies: stable and unstable bradycardia and tachycardia. This course is open to those working in the following hospitals: CGMH, GBGH, MAHC, OSMH, RVH, SMH, and WPSHC.

The PALS course for November 2023 is now full. Additional courses will be released in the near future.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Plus Re-Certification Course

PALS is designed to teach the skills needed to assess and administer care within the first 10 minutes of a pediatric cardiac arrest. Providers learn the skills needed to manage advanced cardiac life support scenarios: respiratory emergency, various types of cardiac arrest, pre-arrest emergencies: stable and unstable bradycardia and tachycardia. This course is a re-certification and is open to MDs, RNs, RRTs, EMS and RPNs.

November 3, 2023 at 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: The Heights of Horseshoe (1101 Horseshoe Valley Rd W Oro-Medonte)

Cost: $250 + HST

Perinatal Mental Health Education Series

This self-paced, online series is brought to you by Women and Children's Health Network and Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Trainings. It covers the following topics: burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma in perinatal health professionals, and perinatal mental health psychoeducation.

Open for registration!

Cost: Free to clinicians working in Central Region North (sponsored by WCHN)

To Register: info@canadianperinatalmentalhealthtrainings.com

The S.T.A.B.L.E. Program

S.T.A.B.L.E. is the most widely distributed and implemented neonatal education program to focus exclusively on the post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick infants. This course is open to RNs, RPNs, EMS, and RRTs who work with infants in a hospital setting in Central Region North. This course is recommended for individuals working in level 2C NICUs (OSMH/RVH staff).

February 22-23, 2024 at 8:30am - 4:30pm

Location: Georgian Bay General Hospital

Cost: Free for nurses, doctors, and midwives working in: CGMH, GBGH, MAHC, OSMH, RVH, SMH, and WPSHC. (sponsored by the Women & Children's Health Network )

Additional Courses

Ottawa Curriculum for Perinatal Mental Health

The University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development and the Department of Psychiatry are proud to present this 1/2-day virtual course. The focus of this year's course is SAFETY.  Live seminars will address how to balance suicide and child safety assessment while providing trauma-informed and culturally safe care. The morning closes with a panel presentation from community resource providers. Accredited pre-recordings will cover the screening and treatment of common perinatal mental illnesses, with an opportunity to ask questions to perinatal psychiatry experts. 

Open for registration!

Date: October 13, June 6, June 13

Time: 8:00 - 12:30pm EST

Supporting Parents When They Experience Mental Health Challenges

Free course by Health Nexus for healthcare providers. This course consists of three online modules, and is divided into the following topics:

  • Module 1: Understanding Mental Health Challenges.

  • Module 2: Assessing Risk and Managing Crises.

  • Module 3: Supporting Parenting Skills.

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