HealthcareLink is proud to be partnering with ACLS to bring our Nurses over 60 CPD Courses as an affordable all-in-one subscription
The care of older people is in the spotlight
The ACSL learning resources are based on the rights of older people and provide you with the CPD you need today and tomorrow. Our swift development of new learning resources in response to changing regulatory requirements, community expectations and unexpected public health risks will keep you up to date.
Relevant learning resources for all settings
Delirium, Clinical governance, Antimicrobial Resistance, Chemical Restraint along with the other ACLS learning resources are directly relevant for the care you provide be it in people’s homes, in hospital, residential aged care or in the community. With over 60 courses endorsed by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Association, you'll have plenty to choose from!
Plan your annual learning with one subscription
The work you do, your areas of interest and reflection on your nursing practice will be the starting point for your annual CPD learning subscription, so subscribe and simply choose the right courses to meet your needs. It might be one of our ‘Look and Act’ toolkits, a leadership and management course, an ‘About Me’ video or one of the many resources aligned to the Aged Care Quality Standards.
ACLS has been providing continuing professional development to nurses and other care workers since 2004. We have delivered over 700,000 individual course enrolments and all of our learning resources are directly relevant for the work you do when caring for older people.
2. What type of courses do you offer?
We have courses that are interactive and include scenarios and 10 questions to check your knowledge. Others are videos that will take you about 15 minutes to complete.
We also have a growing library of resources that will optimise to your phone or other devices and are great for refreshing you knowledge about the many high risk illnesses and conditions that have a high negative impact on older people.
3. I need to get 20 CPD hours each year how ACLS eLearning help?
If the work you do or the people you provide nursing or other care to are older people then the ACLS suites will have learning resources relevant to your practice. Many of the ACLS resources have additional reading included to assist you to get your required hours and further expand your knowledge on the topic.
4. Where can I go to get more information about my CPD requirements for annual registration?
Good question and it’s important to keep up to date with the requirements. Click here to go to the Nursing and Midwifery Board CPD for Nurses Guidelines.
5. I am not very confident with doing online learning…
The team at HealthcareLink are here to assist you get started so call out if you need any help. Just make sure you have the settings on your phone or computer that are required.
6. Should I get all of my CPD from ACLS?
The Nursing and Midwifery Board provides a list of what is accepted as CPD. Continuing professional development is intend to build on your knowledge and develop your competence, personal and professional attributes. The ACLS library is a good starting place. You could consider other learning opportunities through for example reflection, mentoring, workshops, case conferences.
7. How do I keep on track and not leave my CPD to the last minute?
So let’s start by congratulating and saying thanks for the amazing work you do every day. So having to do CPD can seem like another thing to add to your busy life!
Try these tips:
Keep notes on your phone as you identify your learning needs.
Jump onto the HealthcareLink CPD site and check out the learning resources available from ACLS that fit.
Consider other CPD opportunities.
Start building your learning plan and work out what is achievable. Others have found it useful to have a monthly plan of learning from June to May each year.
Do a reminder on your phone/ computer to help stay on track.
8. Can I keep track of the requirements for CPD and other registration requirements in my HealthcareLink profile?
Yes, you can manage and record all the CPD learnings and outcomes on HealthcareLink CPD records profile. Please go to My Profile section under HealthcareLink portal, select "CPD Records"
9. I care for older people in hospital will the ACLS learning resources be useful for me?
Yes. There will be other CPD required for your role in the hospital setting but many of the ACLS learning resources will be of value and relevant. For example: Delirium, Pressure injuries, Antimicrobial stewardship, Sensory loss, Falls, Medication management, Open disclosure, Chemical Restraint.
10. Why would I choose ACLS by HealthcareLink?
We took a snapshot of our anonymous reviews for the last 2 years for about 15 of our learning resources. Every learning resource had an average 4.5/5 result from 10,932 reviews.
Our learning resources and their educational material is endorsed by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation.
We keep a close eye on what is happening in the health and aged care sectors and respond quickly with relevant new learning resources and keep current resources up to date. In February 2020 ACLS was one of the first eLearning companies in Australia to develop COVID-19 learning resources.