For your CPD convenience we provide dementia program sessions. This is the acclaimed PG Dementia Program for Registered Nurses, Enrolled Nurses and Carers.
The programs cover all the relevant recommendations of the Senate Inquiry, as well the feedback from the two (2) coronial inquiries and the two (2) urgent roundtable meetings, all on the issues of dementia care in Australia.
To support pro-active nurses in achieving excellence in nursing outcomes for older adults, we have invited only knowledgeable and experienced specialists to facilitate our programs.
Our long-standing reputation for quality education means we are able to attract nationally and internationally renowned professionals such as Professor David Ames, Professor Geri R Hall (USA) and Dr Rosalie Hudson to facilitate our programs. Most of our facilitators have published internationally.
The eminence of each facilitator is further evidenced by his or her known commitment to their area of practice and their ability to present the latest information in a personalised manner that can be easily translated into practical nursing activities.
Moodle is a special web site where you login and access the recordings (archives) of programs that have already been presented, and remain current in content.
Although you will see who ‘attended’ the live session, you of course cannot speak with them, they have gone home!
Always have a pen and paper with you when listening to the archives, so you may stop the recording and jot down questions for the facilitator. You email these to our office at the completion of each presentation.
You will find a selection of our archive presentations under our Ready-To-Go CPD.
As a participant in our live or archived programs, we provide you with the objective for each program, to assist you with your learning plan, as is required by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia, and also a Certificate of Attendance on receipt of your reflection forms.
is a special web site where you login at the same time as others and have the ability to:
- listen to a specialist clinician facilitate the session
- speak with each other and the facilitators
- write on and see a lecture room whiteboard
- view the slides of the presentation
We call this a ‘live’ program.
Each live program is recorded and stored as an archive. The archive includes everything that was said and written during the ‘live’ presentation.
Best of all, with the virtual classroom, if you cannot login at the time of an arranged ‘live’ program, you can simply access the archive.
Staff feedback was overwhelmingly positive, acknowledgment was given to the direction and advice given to registered staff by Prue that reminded them of their obligations and maintaining competency and evidence based best practice.
Age Concern (have) a longstanding reputation of promoting contemporary nursing practice for improved care outcomes for elderly people (and the) relationship with medical and nursing specialists in the field confirmed positive outcomes including increased knowledge and understanding and practice for all of those involved.
Thank you for making the dementia course for RN so enriching. I have learned much and will sure to use the new info with my clients and families. I am sure to probably share some info with my co-workers too.
The Age Concern programs have been invaluable to me. They have not only enabled me to upgrade my knowledge and skills as an RN in Aged Care but also given me the confidence that I am performing my responsibilities properly (which I take seriously). They are interesting, relevant, well put together and up to date. Prue and staff are always supportive and I recommend Age Concern to every RN working in Aged Care who wants to give quality care.