The View from Here – November 2018

06 Nov 2018

DTA-40680-11-18 : The View from Here

 Start Date:
6 November, 2018

 Estimated time to complete:
5 hours

Continuing Professional Education

The View from Here course was designed to help nurses and other health professionals develop the knowledge and practice skills they need to care for people with dementia in hospitals.

The course is visual and interactive comprising nine topics that take approximately 30 minutes each to work through. Content includes video case studies illustrating interactions, assessments and strategies with links and downloads of tools and other resources. The topics include:

  • Topic 1 – Neuropathology
  • Topic 2 – Delirium and delirium superimposed on dementia
  • Topic 3 – Person Centred care and Theoretical models
  • Topic 4 – Communication Strategies
  • Topic 5 – Information Gathering and Bedside Tests
  • Topic 6 – Approaches to Pain Assessment
  • Topic 7 – Activities for the Acute Care Setting
  • Topic 8 –The Environment: Sensory, Physical, Social
  • Topic 9 – Care planning and interventions

Primary Learner Setting

  • Acute care
  • Content may also be relevant to or of interest to community care and residential aged care settings

Target Learner Occupations

  • Registered Nurse
  • Enrolled Nurse
  • Enrolled Endorsed Nurse
  • Nurse Specialist
  • Student Nurse
  • Also relevant and suitable for Allied Health Professionals and Assistants in Nursing in the acute care setting

Continuing Professional Education Statement

Completion of this course provides 5 hours of professional education. A Completion Certificate for CPD credit is awarded on successful completion of all nine topics, including assessments.

Acknowledgements

Dementia Training Australia is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Dementia and Aged Care Services Fund.

This eLearning course was developed by the team at the Queensland University of Technology. The View from Here eLearning course was developed by Frederick Graham, Metro South Health, and Sandra Jeavons, Elizabeth Miles and Prof Elizabeth Beattie, Dementia Training Australia. It is based on a face-to-face education program of the same name previously developed by Kate Nayton with the Queensland Dementia Training Study Centre. The View from Here has been reviewed by clinicians and academics with expertise in dementia care in acute care settings, delirium management and learning design.

Please note that this course is not designed to be accessed on a mobile phone. If you are accessing it from a mobile, please be aware that much of the text may be too small to read. Consider accessing from a tablet, laptop or desktop computer instead.

Learning Outcomes

Topic 1 - Neuropathology - Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the neuropathology basis for responsive behaviours
  • Identify how dementia-related damage to cortical structures may impact patient behaviour
Topic 2 - Delirium and delirium superimposed on dementia - Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe key features of delirium
  • Differentiate between symptoms of delirium and dementia
  • Describe how symptoms of delirium may overlay those of dementia in cases of delirium superimposed on dementia
Topic 3 - Person Centred care and Theoretical models  - Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe person-centred care (PCC)
  • Recognise that applying the principles of PCC can improve the quality of care for people with dementia
  • Describe a number of models and frameworks that can provide structure to assessing and planning person-centred care for people with dementia
  • Apply simple strategies that support a person-centred approach
Topic 4 - Communication Strategies - Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand the impact of dementia on communication
  • Identify and implement communication strategies which can be used to facilitate communication
  • Reflect on your communication style and rehearse modifications to verbal communication which may enhance understanding for the person with dementia
Topic 5 - Information Gathering - Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Recognise that information gathering is related to successful care of the patient with dementia and management of their behavioural symptoms
  • Identify and use informal tools for information gathering about the patient’s personal history and current functional status
  • Administer at least three bedside tests
  • Identify how you would include information from bedside tests in patient progress notes
Topic 6 - Pain - Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the various mechanisms by which pain can be expressed, and the hierarchy of pain assessment
  • Recognise that regular pain assessment is vital to the management of BPSD
  • Use formal tools to identify and record pain levels
Topic 7 - Activity - Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify meaningful activities for a person with dementia
  • Outline how the Need-driven Dementia-compromised Behaviour model (NDB) can be used to derive effective activity prescription
  • Recognise that recreational and social activity is an efficient strategy to reduce anxiety and enhance mood and well-being for some people with dementia
  • Identify some activity resources appropriate to the hospital setting
Topic 8 - Environment: Sensory, Physical, Social - Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify both psychosocial and physical factors in the environment that may impact on the person with dementia
  • Apply 10 evidenced-based principles of environmental design to identify aspects of your ward which could be changed to improve the quality of care for people with dementia
Topic 9 -  Care planning and interventions  - Key Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify tools to observe, assess and document function and behaviour in the acute care setting over time
  • Understand where to access the latest evidence in relation to use of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia

Professional Value

You must successfully complete each topic including the quiz (obtaining a pass of 80%) before you will be able to access a short evaluation and print a certificate of completion. You may be able to use the certificate as acknowledgement for Continuous Professional Development.

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  • Registrations Open: 03 Oct 2018
  • Registrations Close: 06 Nov 2018

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