This highly interactive Ausmed Course takes you through a real-life case study where you, the Clinical Detective, must investigate why certain diagnostic tests, observations, and procedures are undertaken.
As you move through 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 to assist you with your findings.
- 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?
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 and respond to deteriorating patients and changes to conditions in a timely manner.
The purpose of this Ausmed 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.
- 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.
Registered nurses, registered midwives and other healthcare professionals working in primary health, community and acute settings.
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