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Rehabilitation nursing

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About the CPD short course

This short course is conducted over two days and is equivalent to 14 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Please note that this program is subject to change.

Who should attend?

This short course is designed for registered and enrolled nurses working with clients requiring rehabilitation.

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.

 

Fees

RN member $327.00 RN non-member $385.00
EN member $269.00 EN non-member $327.00

 

Key learning outcomes

On completion participants will be better able to:

  • discuss rehabilitation nursing, including the role and responsibility of the rehabilitation nurse within the multidisciplinary team
  • identify strategies to support the rehabilitation of the amputee, orthopaedic, brain-injured or stroke patient
  • describe the nursing assessment and management of pain and continence
  • review sexuality in rehabilitation from a spinal, CVA and continence perspective
  • review physiotherapy strategies which can improve rehabilitation
  • demonstrate teaching skills relevant to rehabilitation.

Program outline

Day 1

9.00am

Introduction to rehabilitation nursing

  • aims of rehabilitation
  • process of rehabilitation
  • relationship between nursing and rehabilitation
  • promoting independence
  • competency standards
  • team approach

10.45am

Morning tea

11.00am

Care planning

  • types of teams
  • team building
  • discharge planning
  • case study/group work

12.45pm

Lunch

1.30pm

Management of the amputee client

  • reasons for amputation
  • psychological impact
  • perioperative assessment
  • postoperative assessment and management
  • stump management
  • discharge of the client

2.30pm

Afternoon tea

2.45pm

Pain assessment and management in the rehabilitation setting

  • pain classification
  • types of pain
  • pain assessment tools
  • non-pharmacological strategies

4.45pm

Day one finish

Day 2

9.00am

Continence management – a rehabilitative perspective

  • anatomy and physiology underpinning normal continence
  • pathophysiology of bowel and bladder dysfunction
  • common bowel and bladder management techniques

10.30am

Morning tea

10.45am

Brain injury and rehabilitation

11.45am

Orthopaedic rehabilitation

  • total hip replacement (THR)
  • total knee replacement (TKR)
  • fractured neck of femur

12.45pm

Lunch

1.30pm

Stroke management

  • classification of haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke
  • physical effects
  • psychological effects
  • social effects
  • complications of stroke
  • issues for rehabilitation
  • positioning
  • new trends – acute stroke units

3.00pm

Afternoon tea

3.15pm

Sexuality

  • sexuality in rehabilitation from a spinal, CVA and continence perspective

4.00pm

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation

  • gait
  • factors impacting on rehabilitation
  • team work with physiotherapists

4.45pm

Evaluation and finish