Primary health care is any medical service that is provided outside the four walls of a hospital, including aged care, community health, general practice, custodial, schools and many other primary health care settings. Australia's 96,000+ primary health care nurses play a critical role in disease prevention and control to keep people healthy. They provide proactive care and health promotion to keep Australians well.
The goal of this course is to teach learners the importance of what Standard 1 means for consumers: That they are treated with dignity and respect and can maintain their identity. They can make informed choices about their care and services and live the life they choose. CPD hours: 40 minutes.
This course provides an understanding of evidence-based oral health care in aged care, including implementation of four key oral health processes: assessment, care planning, daily care and initiating a dental referral. CPD hour: 3 hours.
This course provides an overview of early childhood learning and development 0-8 years, with a focus on the dynamic interaction between child health, learning, development and wellbeing. CPD hours: 5 hours.
This course will provide an understanding of transmission-based precautions used in healthcare environments to prevent and control infection, what contact precautions, what droplet precautions are, and what airborne precautions are and how to use them against infectious agents. CPD hours: 30 minutes.
The goal of this course is to teach learners what Standard 5 means for consumers: that they must feel like they belong, and they are safe and comfortable in the organisation's service environment. CPD hours: 15 minutes.
This course has been developed to provide learners with an understanding of the serious repercussions of falls, and how to prevent them, in individuals receiving residential aged care. Especially staff who can identify changes in the health or mobility of people receiving care and report it so that falls prevention strategies can be put in place. CPD hours: 45 minutes.
This course will teach the learner how to practise good, effective communication when caring for someone living with dementia, including verbal and non-verbal communication. It also will teach the learner to recognise when someone is communicating a need and how to fulfil these needs while maintaining dignity in care. CPD hours: 20 minutes.
Care plans help guide the care and services that aged care consumers receive. They are unique to each consumer and developed in partnership with consumers, their family or advocates, and staff. It is crucial that Aged Care organisations have standardised processes for creating and following care plans. Staff also have a role to play in helping to keep them up-to-date. CPD hours: 40 minutes.