Gerontological Nursing

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Gerontological nursing - Specialty Short Course for Professional Development


About the Course

The aim of this 40 hour specialty short course is to provide an educational introduction of gerontological nursing to experienced registered nurses. It also provides newly qualified graduate nurses with introductory educational opportunities specific to the role of the gerontological nurse. It therefore facilitates professional growth and development in this specialised field of nursing

Eligibility

This course is open to all nurses in Australia or overseas


Topics included

  • The ageing body
  • Digestive renal and reproductive systems
  • Musculoskeletal system changes
  • Immune, endocrine & lymphatic systems
  • Integumentary system
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Nervous system
  • Mental and social Health
  • Pain & medication management

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:

  • Understand the principles and scope of Gerontological nursing
  • Describe the normal ageing processes and their effects on the ageing body
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess the ageing body
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify pathophysiology and some common conditions that effect older people
  • Plan and identify appropriate nursing care and interventions for gerontological patients to enhance their quality of life
  • Assess the mental health issues and abnormal or concerning behaviours exhibited by older persons and understand appropriate nursing care

On successful completion of course, students will receive a certificate of completion and 40 CPD hours

* Students are advised to reconfirm their CPD hours depending on country of registration.

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