Comprehensive Health Assessment of the Older Adult

CPDTime.
1h 20m
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Details
CPD1h 20m of CPD
First Published
Updated28 January 2019
Expires 29 November 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will provide registered nurses and other health professionals with a detailed explanation of why and how a comprehensive health assessment (CHA) of an older adult is undertaken.

Topics
  • Why conduct a comprehensive health assessment?
  • What’s involved in the assessment?
  • What to do when an issue is identified
  • A case study to reinforce your learning
Need

Older people in all care settings have multiple health issues and are at higher risk of adverse events. To manage these risks and provide effective care for older people, health professionals need to have sound comprehensive health assessment (CHA) skills coupled with objective evidence-based reasoning.

Evaluation of a training program for CHA of the older adult in Victoria, found only a small number of participants reported undertaking CHAs. This is not surprising given the lack of availability of training for developing and updating health professionals’ skills.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to enhance existing knowledge and skills of registered nurses and other health professionals to improve the comprehensive assessment of older adults.

Learning Outcomes
  • Use your increased knowledge to conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify older adults who would benefit from an assessment
  • Identify critical components of a comprehensive assessment to ensure older adults in your care are holistically assessed
  • Act on issues identified during a comprehensive assessment to ensure that effective interventions are put in place
Target Audience

This Course is relevant to all registered nurses and other health professionals working with older adults in both the inpatient setting and the community.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Details
CPD1h 20m of CPD
First Published
Updated28 January 2019
Expires
29 November 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Learning Tools
Topics
Chronic Illness
Cognitive Impairment
Ageing
Cultural Considerations
Aged Care
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