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Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
The standards developed by the ANCC are the highest and most rigorous in the world, and this accreditation means that you can be sure that all nursing education available through The Learning Centre meets or exceeds these high standards. Ausmed Education's provider number is P0342. Learn more about ANCC accreditation.
Nutrition for Older People
This Video Learning Activity (VLA) examines the role that nutrition plays in healthy ageing, and reinforces the need for ongoing assessment of an older person's nutritional requirements. Questions such as "what should older people eat?" and "why is good nutrition important as we age?" are discussed.
- Factors affecting an older person's nutrition
- The physiological changes associated with ageing
- Management strategies for older people with poor food intake
- Nutritional assessment
- Texture modified foodstuffs
This VLA will be of interest to health professionals working with older people in a variety of healthcare facilities, including respite and aged care homes, and acute, subacute and community settings.
Oral Health for Older People
Oral care is an essential part of nursing care that is sometimes overlooked. Use this Video Learning Activity (VLA) to refresh your knowledge of why oral care is important and what best practice oral care for older people involves.
- Oral landmarks, anatomy and function
- Oral disease
- Maintaining best practice care
This VLA is designed for registered and enrolled nurses who care for older people in any setting.
Malnutrition in the Older Adult
This Video Learning Activity (VLA) will educate you on malnutrition in our ageing population, and help you to identify risk factors for malnutrition and methods in which to identify potential members of our society who may be suffering from this condition. Research studies highlighting contributing factors and effects of malnutrition will also be presented in order to reinforce this growing concern in our community.
- Risk factors for malnutrition
- Methods to identify and measure malnutrition
- Effects of malnutrition on health
- Treatment and prevention of malnutrition
This VLA is designed for nurses, carers and allied health professionals that work with older adults in acute care settings, residential aged-care facilities or in the community.
Comprehensive Health Assessment of the Older Adult
This Video Learning Activity (VLA) will provide nurses with a detailed explanation of why and how a comprehensive health assessment (CHA) of an older adult is undertaken.
- Why conduct a comprehensive health assessment?
- What’s involved in the assessment
- What to do when an issue is identified
- Case study
This VLA is designed for all nurses working with older adults in both the inpatient setting, and the community.