OPAN Online Learning for Health Professionals
The Older Persons Advocacy Network, Australia's peak body for aged care advocacy, has launched an online and self-paced training program for health and allied health professionals.
Designed to enhance skills to support older people at risk of or experiencing abuse across Australia, the free training is now available via the OPAN Knowledge Hub, where you can select a topic of interest or complete a whole module.
For busy health and aged care professionals the program is designed to be self-directed and easily accessible when workloads allow. There is no time limit set to complete the program so as to allow time to work through all of the topics individually at your own pace. The eLearning program allows for approximately 10 hours of CPD by engaging with all three abuse modules.
- OPAN Knowledge Hub - Health and Aged Care professionals
- Information Sheet - Abuse of the older person: eLearning Program for Health Professionals
End of Life Law for Clinicians (‘ELLC’) is a free online training program about end of life law. 10 new and updated online training modules are available for medical practitioners and students, nurses, and allied and other health professionals. Register here.
The Sleeping Giant - Influencing the Shape and Size of Childhood Obesity
Friday 29 October 2021
Melbourne Exhibition Centre , 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf Melbourne VIC 3000.
Or via Virtual Attendee Ticket.
Early Bird Ticket Price - $245 until 27 August.
Full details of the event and registration are here: https://www.safesleepspace.com.au/pages/2021
A Free CPD Course on Aged Care from the Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership
The Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership’s online course “Culturally responsive practice when working with older people in health and aged care settings” enables health professionals to work effectively and sensitively with Australia’s ageing migrant and refugee population.
The challenges that face the Australian culturally and linguistically diverse population are exacerbated when the individual is considered an older person. Older people from migrant and refugee backgrounds experience substantial challenges in accessing and experiencing health and aged care services in Australia. These challenges need to be addressed, as the proportion of older Australians with an immigrant background is growing.
About the course:
- Free online course for any interested health care professional
- Covers a variety of healthcare settings and scenarios, from a general practice setting to an end-of-life scenario
- Created in collaboration with migrant and refugee communities, healthcare professionals, and leading health researchers from Monash University
- Attracts 5 CPD Hours for ANMF Members
- Includes interactive content, animations, quizzes and reflective tasks, and resources for further reading
Visit our free e-learning course here to get started or refer a colleague.
ME – Managing Emotions
10 Sessions on dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills Training Program for Health Professionals. ‘Nurses and midwives are often faced with challenging behaviours of patients both on wards and in outpatient programs. Being able to earn the styles of DBT, dialectical conversations, validation techniques and the many skills of DBT would provide them with the tools to help them work with emotionally dysregulated inpatients and outpatients’.
The Foundation for Infant Loss Training was established 13 years ago to fill the gap in education in this area.
Our Online Practitioner Training have been produced and has received awards and accreditation's from around the world.
We are thrilled to be accredited by The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation for 16 hours CPD.
Our Practitioner Training is in two parts: Pregnancy and Infant Loss and Supporting Clients with Subsequent Pregnancies after Loss.
You will receive certification for CPD, use of our logo as an accredited member and 2 E Books "Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A Guide for professionals" and "Little Wings: A Mothers perspective of losing a child aged 6 weeks to SIDS".
More information/ booking can be found here: https://www.foundationforinfantloss.co.uk/practitioner-training/
Food as Medicine: Food, Fertility and Pregnancy
Help your patients use foods and nutrition to assist in conceiving and achieving good pregnancy outcomes. Course run by Department Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University and endorsed by the ANMF.
- 30 August 2021
- 22 November 2021
Available for registration at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/fam-pregnancy
The Severe Asthma Toolkit
This independent and contemporary online education and training resource provides multidisciplinary clinicians with the latest information and resources to aids in optimising care for people with severe asthma.
The toolkit was developed by a team of multidisciplinary clinicians from around Australia and Internationally. We designed this toolkit to target a broad audience that includes the settings of primary and tertiary care, as well as the many disciplines involved in severe asthma management, including: physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, pharmacists and psychologists. It is also hoped that the toolkit will allow clinicians in geographically diverse regions access to evidenced based education and training.
The Toolkit’s modules put information at the fingertips of clinicians, while also serving as a long-term education resource. Modules include: What is Severe Asthma?; Diagnosis & Assessment; Management; Medications; Co-Morbidities; Living with Severe Asthma; Establishing a Clinic; Paediatrics; Resources. The Severe Asthma Toolkit is available at toolkit.severeasthma.org.au.
Dysphagia Care Provision in the Context of the IDDSI Framework
CPD: 1.5 hours
This online course provides nurses with the skills to care for somebody with dysphagia, including using the IDDSI Framework. It is relevant to nurses working with all client groups, and is aimed towards improving patient safety and quality of life by providing practical, useful training for everyday care. Through audio, text, video, and interactive learning, the course covers topics such as
- what happens in the normal swallowing process
- how to recognise dysphagia
- when to refer to Speech Pathology
- how to follow Speech Pathology recommendations safely
- how to assist with feeding
- additional sections on medication, dry mouth, intellectual disability
The course provides a full explanation and demonstration of the IDDSI Framework, including all its levels and testing methods, using video and interactive learning to consolidate your learning experience. There are also printable resources throughout the course, and a self-paced, workshop style of presentation to allow you to fully engage with the material.
The course is certified, and globally applicable.
Presented by Speech Pathologists with 15+ years’ experience working with dysphagia
Date: Available now