About the CPD short course
This short 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.
Who should attend?
This short course is for any nurse who is involved in the care of the older people in the acute care, rehabilitation or residential aged care settings. The short course aims to improve nurses’ knowledge in the clinical assessment process of an older person and refine documentation skills required to positively influence health outcomes.
Dates and locations
We are currently finalising our calendar of CPD short courses for the first half of 2017. If you would like to be informed when dates are announced, you can register for email notifications.
If you would like to tell us which courses you would like to see in your area, please click here to complete a short survey.
|RN member $187.50||RN non-member $219.50|
|EN member $153.50||EN non-member $186.00|
Key learning outcomes
On completion participants will be better able to:
- identify normal changes in ageing and differentiate these from pathological processes
- provide a holistic approach to assessing older people
- use assessment tools to provide objective data
- effectively document relevant assessment findings with an understanding of the legal, ethical and professional ramifications
- recognise the special psychosocial needs of the elderly and strategies that can be used to help give person-centred care.
Registration and introduction
Morning tea break
Nutrition, metabolism and elimination
Assessment of common problems in the older person
Afternoon tea break
Evaluation and finish