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Details
CPD1h 20m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)86
Publish Date30 May 2018
Review Date14 February 2021
Expiry Date30 May 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

Portrait of Denise Simmons
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)86
Publish Date30 May 2018
Review Date14 February 2021
Expiry Date30 May 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

86 Total Rating(s)

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Margaret Shilton
21 Mar 2019

I enjoyed this activity very much and was very relevant to my work environment.

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Anita Foreman
12 Mar 2019

Throughly enjoyed this experience, highly recommend

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Wendy Peeples
11 Mar 2019

Very clear and concise and directly related to my scope of practice

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Wendy Stanton
09 Mar 2019

Very good

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Susan Cynthia Barnes
07 Mar 2019

I found this resource helpful as it was relatively detailed in regard to CHA's which in my opinion are one of the most important tools in aged care. They provide a baseline from which to assess future health changes and therefore ensure the older person gets the best care possible. This resource further provided me with information as to where to go should inappropriate care or lack of care be discovered Furthermore I think this resource accentuated most of the possible issues one should lokk for when carrying out a CHA

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Emily curtain
02 Mar 2019

This learning module is more directed for nurses within the home care services.

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Paula Marshall
27 Feb 2019

good update and reinforcement of current knowledge

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Wendy Joan Williams
27 Feb 2019

In our area with the current MAC system we are not referring for an ACAT assessment initially as there is a long wait list for ACAT assessments and the client requires CHSP services initially to ensure they are able to be assisted within a community setting or they have a higher chance of bouncing back into the hospital setting.

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Jenny Baker (Gammon)
25 Feb 2019

Worthwhile learning exercise valuable information ,reinforced existing knowledge and it was a great learning tool to review case studies !

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Andrew Markula
25 Feb 2019

I found it very through and worthwhile, essential for anyone working in Aged care.