Online module

Care planning and interventions

45 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

This module draws together the learnings from modules 1-8 and leads you through planning care and implementing strategies that will lead to optimal care for patients with any form of cognitive impairment.

Cost free

This module has prerequisite requirements

Further details below

Suitable for people working in:

Primary Care , Acute Care

This module is part of the course:

The view from here - acute care

Care planning and interventions

Care planning and interventions


In this module we ask you how you go about documenting your observations about people with dementia who are your patients. We explore the value and limitations of some behavioural observation tools.

We examine pharmacological strategies including the use of antipsychotics in dementia their known adverse effects and the use of medications in the management of responsive behaviours in acute care.

The final activity asks you to reflect on all of this program's modules in a care planning scenario.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • review and discuss the Pittsburgh Agitation Scale, Cohen Mansfield Agitation Inventory, and the PAH Behavioural Monitoring Template
  • understand the latest evidence regarding the use of anti-psychotics for the management of responsive behaviours in acute care

Continuing Professional Education

A completion certificate for CPD credit is awarded upon successful completion of this module.


The View from Here was developed by:

  • Frederick Graham, Metro South Health
  • Sandra Jeavons, Elizabeth Miles and Prof Elizabeth Beattie, Dementia Training Australia, QUT

It is based on a face-to-face education program of the same name previously developed by Queensland Dementia Training Study Centre 1.

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.

The View from Here was developed with funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.

Learning with DTA

Online courses

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Online modules

Modules can be completed individually, and in any order. You may choose to complete any module, based on your areas of interest.


Some modules may have prerequisites. If a module has a prerequisite you’ll need to complete that first to ensure you have the essential prior knowledge required. Modules with a prerequisite will be clearly marked.

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Liz Miles


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