Online module

The environment: sensory, physical, social

45 mins

1 week

Cost free

Certificate of Completion

Modifying environmental factors can positively impact on the wellbeing and function of a person with dementia during an acute care stay.

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

The environment: sensory, physical, social

The environment: sensory, physical, social


Prerequisites


In this module we introduce the general design features for patient safety and wellbeing.

We consider the person’s interaction with their environment and whether there are features in the environment which can be modified to promote ability and way-finding, and reduce stress.

You will learn about the 10 principles of environmental design that apply to people living with dementia.


Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module you should be able to:

  • 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

Continuing Professional Education

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

Acknowledgements

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.


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