Want to learn how to make a significant difference to an older person’s health, safety and quality of life?
The ANMF (Vic Branch) is partnering with La Trobe University to deliver a three-day workshop, fully funded by the Andrews Government, across regional and metropolitan Victoria.
‘Comprehensive health assessment of the older person’ is offered to public sector registered and enrolled nurses primarily working in residential aged care, aged persons mental health, sub-acute, transitional care and maintenance programs.
The workshop includes eight health modules:
- clinical reasoning and general assessment skills including: data collection techniques, organisation of data and the role of assessment in planning care
- communication of assessment findings and ethical, legal and professional considerations such as: documentation, informed consent and confidentiality
- musculoskeletal assessment
- nutrition, metabolism and elimination, including assessment of the integument (skin, hair, nails), abdomen and oral cavity and assessment for dehydration, constipation, malnutrition, urinary tract infection and changes in blood glucose
- assessment of the cardiovascular system
- respiratory assessment including pulse oximetry
- assessment of cognition and perception including: mental status, cognitive functioning, perception, sensation, coordination, reflexes, pain and the senses
- psychosocial assessment including: coping and stress, sexuality, sleep and rest.
Workshops will be available in Melbourne and regional Victoria in September, October and November 2019 as follows:
Geelong: 11-13 September
Melbourne: 16-18 September
Colac 16-18 October
Albury Wodonga 23-25 October
Ballarat 30-31 October and 1 November
Melbourne 13-15 November
Shepparton 13-15 November
Wangaratta 20-22 November
Ararat 27-29 November