At Dominion Consult, we often talk about the transformative power of education.
Health workers who are given access to hands-on training, resources and mentorship gain the confidence and skills needed to better serve their patients. We know that well-trained, skilled and motivated health care providers are essential to ensuring quality health care for everyone, wherever they live.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that the global deficit of health care workers in 2013 was approximately 17.4 million – a figure that could grow to exceed 18 million by 2030. This growing shortage disproportionately affects low- and middle-income countries, denying basic health services to millions and limiting access to life-saving care, as well as economic and social advancement.
There is no health without a health workforce. In Working for health and growth: investing in the health workforce, the WHO High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth highlights the essential role of health workers:
With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have seen how inaction and chronic underinvestment can compromise human health, and also lead to serious economic and social setbacks. Investing in health workers is one part of the broader objective of strengthening health systems and social protection and essentially constitutes the first line of defense against international health crises. Complementing monitoring and crisis response mechanisms, health workers are the cornerstone of a resilient health system. We need these ‘Everyday Heroes’ to meet these needs and expectations.
That is why, for more than three decades, our organization has improved the availability and quality of health care through the education, training and professional development of the health workforce in resource-scarce countries.
Our Training Programs
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation training is essential for all health workers and life savers. CPR training will be addressing the followings: Preparing to Responding, The Emergency Medical Services System, Check, Call Care, Airway Emergencies, Breathing and Circulation Emergencies, Respiratory and cardiac Arrest, Wound Care, Head and Spine Injuries, Bone, Muscle and Joint Injuries, Sudden Medical Emergencies, Environmental Emergencies, Poisons, and Additional Skills for Health Care Providers
Children with developmental disabilities have complex needs when caring for them. Developmental disability impairs the child’s development especially if it is a disability that occurs before birth, at birth or during birth. Other developmental disability occurs during childhood or adolescence. Developmental disability can affect the clients’ physical function, mental function or both. The families of client with developmental disabilities often face challenges that in turn may affect their health. The training will address ways to support clients with developmental disability, and ways to help the family cope with challenges (Respite care) (Ref. Sorrentino, S.A. 2009).
Learning disabilities is sometimes referred to as “invisible disabilities”. It is called invisible disability because many children with this disability don’t look, talk or behave so differently than other children. Although under close observation, one might notice some of the characteristics of learning disability.
This course will be looking into the following: Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dysnomia, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Learning Disorder and Interventions.
Behavioral Disorders (BD) are referred to as conditions that are related to mental health issues or problems. These problems lead to disruptive behavior as well as emotional and social problems. An example of Behavioral Disorders is Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). This course will be addressing the following: Different definitions of Behavioral Disorders, Common diagnosed behaviors, How to work with people with behavioral Disorders, informal assessment for Behavioral Disorders, Model in understanding why certain behaviors occur, and Intervention: modeling, Tracking, Use of positive reinforcement, Social skill training, Impulse Control strategies, and Calming down strategies.
This is a brain disorder that impairs the clients’ behavior, communication and social skills. The autistic client has problem communicating with others. Autism usually begins between the ages of one and a half to three years. In Canada, one child out of every two hundred children have autism (Ref. Sorrentino, S.A. 2009).
Pharmacology and medication training is tailored to build a strong and broad foundation of knowledge, and skills needed by health care workers to administer medication to their client with better clarity. It will also empower them with the information of how drugs work in the body, the characteristics and actions of medication.
In Canada, one of the biggest problems is food borne illness. According to Health Canada, over 1 million Canadians suffer from food borne illness every year which sometimes results in death.
This course will be looking into what food borne illness is, symptoms of food borne illness, different types of food contamination, types of biological and chemical contaminations and how to avoid it, food spoilage, cross contamination, personal hygiene, safe food handling & food borne illness prevention.
Vital signs are also termed cardinal signs. Vital signs reflect the body’s physiologic status and provide information critical to evaluating homeostatic balance. Vital signs include five critical assessment areas: a. Temperature b. Pulse c. Respiration d. Blood pressure & e. Oxygen saturation. Vital signs are only indicators of a client’s present condition, but also provide clues to a positive or negative change in status.
Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System is a Canada-wide system that gives employers and employees (workers) information about the hazardous materials used in the workplace. Some of the topics will include: The overview of WHMIS, The WHMIS and Legislation, WHMIS and the Suppliers, WHMIS and the Employer, WHMIS and the Worker, WHMIS classes and Symbols, and WHMIS MSDS
The Safe Management training is a package put up by the Safe Management group aimed at promoting safety with dignity and respect. Safe Management training will help us create and maintain safe environment. The following topics will be addressed: Risk Management, Relationship Management, Behavioral Management, Aggression Management and Physical Intervention Concepts
Health promotion is defined as a process of enabling people to increase control over and to improve their health (WHO, 1986). To achieve the best possible health status for the entire population by fostering conditions that enable and support people in making healthy choices and by providing the needed services that promote and maintain optimum health
ABA also known as Applied Behavior Analysis is a behavioral training target at promoting appropriate behaviors from an unconventional social unacceptable behavior. ABA utilizes positive reinforcement techniques as well as using what works best for the individual to establish positive behavior changes.
GPA also known as Gentle Persuasive Approach is tailored at meeting person centered care for people who have dementia as well as aggressive behaviors that could lead to self injuries as well as for others. It teaches positive ways to keep everyone safe even in violent moments
Palliative care is a training that teaches healthcare workers how to care for patients who are faced with life threatening disease. The training also focuses on how to support the client’s family. Palliative care aims to relieve suffering and improve quality of life for patients and their families at all stages of the illness.
Please feel free to call any of the numbers below for customized training.
647.352.7228 (Office, Toronto)
905.791.9108 (Office, Brampton)