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HealthcareLink RN High Risk and Acquired Complications Learning Pack 1

Speciality Classification
Nurses
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
20 hours
Provider
Aged Care Learning Solutions

Do you have a particular area of interest? Would you like to develop your knowledge to enhance your job opportunities and strengthen your skills?

Check out the High Risk and Acquired Complications Learning Pack. These learning activities along with the additional reading make up 20 + hours of CPD and address the high risk conditions, complications and their consequences when older people are hospitalised or enter residential aged care.

 

Delirium

Interactive, assessment based learning activity. This learning resource has been allocated 2 CPD hours.  The risk for delirium and is high in both acute care and residential aged care. Despite its known existence for hundreds of years it is often missed or misdiagnosed. The experience of delirium can be extremely distressing for all. Premature death is common.

Content:

Overview; Short and long term issues with delirium; Delirium risk factors; Principles of delirium management. Be sure to do the additional reading and reflect on your learning to meet your CPD requirements.

4.5/5 (313reviews) Others who have reviewed this learning resource strongly agree they can apply their knowledge and understanding to improve the care or services they are responsible for at their workplace.

 

Pressure Injuries - Look and Act Toolkit  

This learning resource has been allocated 1 CPD hour.

The toolkit is a great refresher on pressure injuries with a focus on prevention and action. The burden of a pressure injury is high and has a significant impact on the person’s quality of life.

Content:

Overview; Risk; Signs and symptoms; Actions. Be sure to do the additional reading and reflect on your learning to meet your CPD requirements.

4.5/5 (110 reviews) Others who have reviewed this learning resource strongly agree it is relevant for providing care or services to older people.

 

Dementia  

Interactive, assessment based learning activity. This learning resource has been allocated 2 CPD hours.

Did you know there are currently (2021) an estimated 472,000 people living with dementia in Australia? We have included this learning resource in the High Risk Learning Pack as people living with dementia when hospitalised or in residential aged care are at even higher risk of harm.

This learning resource puts the older person and their needs at the centre of dementia care. It will refresh or add to your knowledge and prompt you to think about how society and healthcare workers can improve the quality of life for people living with dementia.

Content:

Overview; Disease progression; Respect and dignity; Supporting independence, communication and safety; Recognising and responding to unmet needs, responses, actions and reactions. Be sure to do the additional reading and reflect on your learning to meet your CPD requirements.

4.4/5 (579 reviews) Others who have reviewed this learning resource strongly agree it was interesting and easy to complete.

 

Falls 

Interactive, assessment based learning activity. This learning resource has been allocated 2 CPD hours.

A fall can define an older person’s future and all measures should be taken to minimise the risk of falls in hospitals, aged care and the community. A hip fracture in a very old person puts them at great risk of premature death.

Content:

Overview; Falls hazards; Risk assessment; Implementing falls prevention strategies Incident reporting; Safety and assistance after a fall. Be sure to do the additional reading and reflect on your learning to meet your CPD requirements.

4.5/5 (237 Reviews) Others who have reviewed this learning resource strongly agree it will assist them to uphold the rights of older people receiving care or services.

 

Malnutrition and Dehydration 

Interactive, assessment-based learning activity. This learning resource has been allocated 2 CPD hours.

You play a vital role in supporting people to be well nourished and hydrated as the risk for illness and complications is high when malnutrition and dehydration occur.

Content:

Malnutrition; Ageing changes and risk factors;  People’s rights including choice and preferences; Nutritional needs of the older person; Promoting nutritional wellbeing and strategies to protect people’s safety; Respect for diversity. Dehydration: Ageing changes and risk factors; Signs and symptoms; Prevention. Be sure to do the additional reading and reflect on your learning to meet your CPD requirements.

4.5/5 (550 reviews) Others who have reviewed this learning resource strongly agree they can apply their knowledge and understanding to improve the care or services they are responsible for at their workplace.

 

Medication Management

Interactive, assessment-based learning activity. This learning resource has been allocated 2 CPD hours.

Medication errors and adverse reactions have a high cost for the victim and financially for the health and aged care sectors. The vulnerability of older people adds to the risk.

Content:

Overview; Safety and quality; Risk of common adverse reactions; Medication errors; High Risk Medications and safety issues; Legal and professional responsibilities; People’s rights; Support to self-administer medication; “Rights” of medication administration; Safety issues relating to routes of administration; Reporting medication incidents. Be sure to do the additional reading and reflect on your learning to meet your CPD requirements.

4.5/5 (218 Reviews) Others who have reviewed this learning resource strongly agree it has added to or refreshed their knowledge and understanding of the topic.

 

Swallowing Difficulties and Choking 

Interactive, assessment based learning activity. This learning resource has been allocated 2 CPD hours.

Did you know many older people die from swallowing difficulties and choking each year? Many of these deaths are preventable when the signs and symptoms are quickly recognised and acted on.

Contents:

Overview; Swallowing difficulties; Common causes; Signs and symptoms; Aspiration pneumonia; Prevention and management strategies. Choking: Common causes; Signs and symptoms; Prevention and management strategies; Emergency procedures. Be sure to do the additional reading and reflect on your learning to meet your CPD requirements.

4.5/5 (490 reviews) Others who have reviewed this learning resource strongly agree it is relevant for providing care or services to older people.

 

Infection Prevention and Control 

Interactive, assessment based learning activity. This learning resource has been allocated 2 CPD hours.

The COVID-19 pandemic was and continues to be a stark reminder of the vigilance required for all health care workers in the prevention and protection from infectious diseases.

Content:

Overview; Workplace health and safety responsibilities; Infection transmission and risk factors; Signs and symptoms of common infections for older people; Influenza outbreak response; Gastroenteritis outbreak response; COVID-19 outbreak response; Preventative measures. Be sure to do the additional reading and reflect on your learning to meet your CPD requirements.

4.5/5 (714 Reviews) Others who have reviewed this learning resource strongly agree it has added to or refreshed their knowledge and understanding of the topic.

 

Continence

Interactive, assessment based learning activity. This learning resource has been allocated 2 CPD hours.

There are many causes of urinary and faecal incontinence but don’t overlook the practicalities of an older person simply getting to the toilet when they need to go!

Content:

Overview; Bladder continence management; Bowel continence management, Dementia and continence care. Be sure to do the additional reading and reflect on your learning to meet your CPD requirements.

4.5/5 (204 Reviews) Others who have reviewed this learning resource strongly agree it will assist them to uphold the rights of older people receiving care or services.

 

Management of Unexpected Deterioration or Change

Interactive, assessment based learning activity. This learning resource has been allocated 3 CPD hours.

A person’s deterioration may be sudden, very obvious or subtle so you need to know what to look out for and how best to respond for the needs and wants of each person. Sometimes it’s a sense that something is not quite right!

Content:

Overview; Issues with quality of care; Recognising and responding; People’s rights to make informed choices and decisions; Safety net process; Key management elements; Communication during handover; Common signs and symptoms as indicators of unexpected deterioration or sudden change. Be sure to do the additional reading and reflect on your learning to meet your CPD requirements.

4.5/5 (505 Reviews) Others who have reviewed this learning resource strongly agree it has added to or refreshed their knowledge and understanding of the topic.

 

We suggest you also allocate some CPD time to the following resources.

To further your learning please refer to the:

 

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care)

https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/standards/nsqhs-standards

 

Acquired Hospital Complications List (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care)

https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/indicators/hospital-acquired-complications#hospital-acquir ed-comp lications-list

 

Aged Care Quality Standards (Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission)

https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/providers/standards

 

High Impact /High Prevalence Risks (Aged Care Quality Standards ; Standards 3 and 8)

https://www.agedcarequality.gov.au/providers/standards/standard-3

https://www.agedcarequality.gov. a u/provid ers/standards/standard-8


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HealthcareLink RN High Risk and Acquired Complications Learning Pack 1
Speciality Classification
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Agedcare
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Provider Type
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Duration
20 hours
CPD Points
20
Price
190.00
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10 short courses worth A$19 each = Total of A$190
Location
Online
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