C-26, r. 160 - Regulation respecting standards of equivalence for diplomas and training for the issue of a permit by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec

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3. A person who holds a diploma issued by an educational institution outside Québec is granted a diploma equivalence if the person’s diploma was obtained upon completion of Secondary IV studies in Québec, or the equivalent, comprising at least 1,800 hours apportioned as follows:
(1)  a minimum of 945 theoretical and laboratory hours obtained in subjects dealing with professional training for nursing assistants including
(a)  150 hours on the profession, its ethical and legal aspects in the context of a comprehensive approach to health, and communication at work;
(b)  135 hours in basic care procedures and in establishing a helping relationship;
(c)  330 hours in the musculoskeletal, nervous and sensory systems, endocrine system, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, digestive system, urinary and reproductive systems;
(d)  90 hours in nutrition and pharmacotherapy;
(e)  90 hours of first aid and infection control;
(f)  30 hours in palliative care; and
(g)  120 hours in approaches to mental health and approaches to persons with cognitive deficits and intellectual impairments;
(2)  a minimum of 855 hours of training apportioned as follows:
(a)  135 hours of specific care and basic care to persons suffering from a loss of autonomy;
(b)  120 hours in geronto-geriatric care;
(c)  120 hours of care of persons with mental health problems and persons with physical or intellectual impairments;
(d)  330 hours of care including at least 120 hours in medical care, at least 90 hours of pre- and postoperative care to adults and at least 90 hours of physical rehabilitation care; and
(e)  60 hours of care to persons suffering from a loss of autonomy in family or intermediate-type establishments.
O.C. 749-98, s. 3; O.C. 436-2008, s. 2.