CPD1h of CPD
Total Rating(s)41
Publish Date25 November 2018
Review Date19 August 2021
Expiry Date25 November 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This highly interactive Course takes you through a real-life case study. It requires you, the Clinical Detective, to consider why certain diagnostic tests, observations and procedures are undertaken. As you move the case study you’ll be able to confirm or eliminate potential clinical problems. You will be asked a series of questions throughout the Course that will assist you with this and your learning.

Topics include:

  • What are red flags in your assessment findings?
  • Why are certain diagnostic tests ordered?
  • Which diagnoses can be ruled out?
  • How are clinical conditions treated?
  • What does this mean for the patient?

Target audience

This Course is designed for nurses and other health professionals working in primary health care, community and acute settings.


The purpose of this Course is to enhance your critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills by working through a case study in order to identify and act on a common clinical condition.


We use critical thinking skills and professional judgment on a daily basis in our practice. It is important that we continue to revise and strengthen these skills to ensure that we are able to recognise deteriorating patients and changes to conditions in a timely manner.

Learning Outcomes

  • Promptly identify signs and symptoms of a condition that are evident from a patient’s presentation and their history
  • Undertake a comprehensive assessment relative to the patient’s presentation and concerns and implement timely action based on the interpretation of the data obtained
  • Use knowledge of diagnostic tests for the specific condition to further confirm the presenting condition and how these will influence treatment required for the patient
  • Provide an outline of the expected outcomes for the patient with the condition related to the potential treatment and nursing management


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Genevieve Brideson

Genevieve Brideson completed her general nurse training in 1985, operating room certificate in 1988, midwifery in 1992, and a bachelor of nursing in 2000. She commenced aviation nursing in 1991 on commercial flights with critical care patients and then with RFDS Eastern Goldfields (now Western Operations) in 1993. She moved into hospital management roles at the end of 2007, but aviation nursing has remained her passion. She completed honours in 2010, looking at how flight nurses in Australia maintain their midwifery skills and graduated with a PhD in September 2017, which examined the work of contemporary flight nurses in Australia. Genevieve is currently working as a freelance consultant in various nursing roles, including as a member of the South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal.

CPD1h of CPD
Total Rating(s)41
Publish Date25 November 2018
Review Date19 August 2021
Expiry Date25 November 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Clinical Assessment

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Learner Reviews


41 Total Rating(s)

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Natalie Blythe
18 Feb 2019

I enjoyed the way the education was presented as a case study. It meant throughout the learning resource it made it more relateable to my own workplace.

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Margaret Wubbels
12 Feb 2019

This was a very interesting lecture by doing a case study.

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Brydie Grossman
07 Feb 2019

Very informative

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Ma. Christina Cate
01 Feb 2019

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mary susan delos reyes
30 Jan 2019


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24 Jan 2019

Love the content, delivery and structure of the presentation.

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Ashley Thomson
22 Jan 2019


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Jason Ballard
20 Jan 2019

Like all the courses I have done with Ausmed I found this course to be excellent. It was very specific and informative and was scaffolded in a logical way making it easy to learn and understand the content. One main feature of all Ausmed courses is the life like scenario used to present the information to be learned. I find this to be excellent as I learn better when what I am learning is related to real life situations and not just the rote learning of dry information.

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Chung Him Tong
16 Jan 2019

Comprehensive and easy to understand.

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Alejandro Ruiz
13 Jan 2019

This was a very good course. I would definitely recommend this to all other nurses.