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
Short Course: Preventing Unwanted Sexual Behaviour in Residential Aged Care Services
The course is up-to-date with the new SIRS and covers how best to detect, report and manage an incident long term through person centred frameworks and international sexual violence best practice. It will also focus on prevention. It has been endorsed by the Victorian DHHS, Dementia Support Australia, the ANMF, and accredited by the Australian College of Nursing for 6 hours of CPD.
The course includes access to the online content for 5 modules, case studies, an online discussion forum, 1-hour zoom Q and A webinar and a certificate of completion.
Module 1 - Defining Unwanted Sexual Behaviour
Module 2 - Identifying Characteristics of Unwanted Sexual Behaviour in RACS
Module 3 - Detection, Management and Support for Residents Around Incidents of Unwanted Sexual Behaviour
Module 4 - Managing Resident Exhibitors and Prevention Strategies of Unwanted Sexual Behaviour in RACS
Module 5 - Handling and Disclosing Information COncerning Unwanted Sexual Behaviour in RAC
The course is for training nurses, ENs, RNs, and NUMs and is being offered for a 50% discount if undertaken between 15th of January 2022 - 13th of February 2022. Enrolment will close on the 7th of January 2022. Register now at: https://shop.monash.edu/short-course-preventing-unwanted-sexual-behaviour-in-residential-aged-care-services.html
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.
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/
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