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Caring For Dementia Patients In The Clinical Setting

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Caring For Dementia Patients In The Clinical Setting

About the CPD Face to Face Course

This face to face course is conducted over one day and is equivalent to 7 continuing professional development (CPD) hours.* 

*Please note that this program is subject to change.

8 September 2017 - Bowral NSW

8 September 2017
Southern Highlands Private Hospital
93 – 95 Bowral Street, Bowral NSW 2576

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Key learning outcomes

On completion participants will be better able to:

  • Deteriorating patient – what is the current practice?
  • Dementia – what is it and how does it impact upon deteriorating health?
  • Dementia and end of life – a difficult trajectory to predict
  • How does delirium impact on this?
  • Pain, Nutrition and Continence, what part do these play?
  • Complexities of co morbidities
  • Communication issues
  • Behaviour – understanding their reality
  • Advanced care planning
  • Dying in hospital
  • Family and person responsible special considerations


Joanne Russell 
Nurse Practitioner

Joanne is a Nurse Practitioner, endorsed in 2012, who specialises in the care of the Older Person. Her work in Gerontology has spanned the past 21 years, working in both the acute care sector and residential care, in Australia and New Zealand.  She has attained a Masters in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) from University of Newcastle and a Post Graduate Diploma in Palliative Care Aged care from Flinders University.
Currently Joanne works for Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home in Sydney. Her role there is focussed on improving clinical outcomes and quality of life for the Residents through advanced clinical assessment and interventions, support to clinical staff and education to Staff and Residents.

8.00amArrival and registration/house keeping
8.30amSession 1 – Dementia
10.30amMorning tea
11.00amSession 2 – Delirium and other factors that impact on the older person
1.30pmSession 3 – Behaviour management strategies
3.00pmAfternoon tea
3.15pmSession 4 – Dying in hospital
4.15pm Finish and evaluation


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