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Details
CPD1h 20m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)192
Published30 May 2018
Updated29 January 2019
Reviewed14 February 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will provide nurses and other health professionals with a detailed explanation of why and how a comprehensive health assessment (CHA) of an older adult is undertaken.

Topics include:

  • Why conduct a comprehensive health assessment?
  • What’s involved in the assessment
  • What to do when an issue is identified
  • Case study

Target audience

All nurses and other health professionals working with older adults in both the inpatient setting, and the community.

Purpose

Enhance the existing knowledge and skill of nurses and other health professionals, and to improve comprehensive assessment of older adults.

Need

Older people in all care settings have multiple health issues and are at higher risk of adverse events. To manage these risks and provide effective care for older people, health professionals need to have sound comprehensive health assessment (CHA) skills coupled with objective evidence-based reasoning.

Evaluation of a training program for CHA of the older adult in Victoria, found only a small number of participants reported undertaking CHAs. This is not surprising given the lack of availability of training for developing and updating health professionals’ skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use your increased knowledge to conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify older adults who would benefit from an assessment
  • Identify critical components of a comprehensive assessment to ensure older adults in your care are holistically assessed
  • Act on issues identified during a comprehensive assessment to ensure that effective interventions are put in place

Disclosure

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.

Educator

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Denise Simmons

Denise Simmons works on the Sunshine Coast as a Nurse Practitioner: chronic disease. The object of her service is to prevent re-admission to hospital, by providing advanced clinical service and monitoring symptoms while in the home. Denise celebrated 50 years of nursing in 2017. Her past experiences are extensive and include rural and remote, juvenile justice, ICU, accident and emergency, and palliative care. Denise has lectured at a number of universities and TAFEs throughout QLD and has worked as a hospital executive for many years.

Details
CPD1h 20m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)192
Published30 May 2018
Updated29 January 2019
Reviewed14 February 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Chronic Illness
Cognitive Impairment
Gerontological
Ageing
Medication Safety
Cultural Considerations
Aged Care
Clinical Assessment
Case Management
Residential Aged Care
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Learner Reviews

4.6

192 Total Rating(s)

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Edmond Thaw
24 May 2019

Very good presentation

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Elizabeth Hanna
23 May 2019

Very in-depth, interactive and engaging.

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Tracey Goodwin
23 May 2019

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Saraswati Chalise
23 May 2019

I have a good understanding of Comprehensive health assessments.

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Janna Jeline Aguilar
22 May 2019

Ok

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Gwendoline Ann Maddox
20 May 2019

Very informative and covered all topics, very comprehensive

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AMANDEEP KAUR DHILLON
20 May 2019

very thorough

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Ruethai Orkhaw
20 May 2019

Excellent

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Susan Lynch
19 May 2019

Videos were a bit slow, i prefer to read rather than watch. But it was well presented

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Michelle rolleston
19 May 2019

This segment of learning was a great way to revisit areas of care for the elderly It gave me clarity and a framework of thighs in my daily encounters with my elderly patients. Thank you