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Respiratory: Chronic Disease, Influenza and Pneumonia_Older People

Respiratory: Chronic Disease, Influenza and Pneumonia_Older People

Respiratory: Chronic Disease, Influenza and Pneumonia_Older People

Deb Shearman
Deb Shearman
on behalf of Nurse CPD

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Launch date: 25 May 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

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Description

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Overview, Signs, Symptoms and diagnosis, Care planning and management, Acute COPD management.
Influenza: Overview, Preparation for the influenza season, Influenza outbreak.
Pneumonia: Overview, Risk factors, Preventative measures, Management, Aspiration pneumonia and pneumonitis.

Objectives

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course you should be able to:
1. Define chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
2. List the risk factors for COPD
3. Outline the disease trajectory for COPD
4. Assess risk factors as they relate to your individual resident/client
5. Describe the effect of COPD and other respiratory illness on older peoples' quality of life
6. Explain the management principles of COPD
7. Integrate the management principles of COPD into your resident/client's care planning
8. Apply management principles of COPD when providing resident/client care.
Influenza Learning Outcomes
At the end of this unit you should be able to:
1. Explain the cellular function and transmission of human influenza viruses
2. Compile a list of typical and atypical influenza symptoms
3. Demonstrate a risk management approach to influenza
4. Outline precautionary measures that should be taken before commencement of the influenza season
5. Outline infection control procedures and other actions that need to be taken if an influenza outbreak occurs in the aged care facility where you work
6. Outline infection control procedures and other actions that need to be taken with your client to prevent and or manage an episode of influenza
7. Apply this information to your nursing practice
Pneumonia Learner Outcomes
At the end of this unit you should be able to:
1. List the risk factors for pneumonia
2. List the signs and symptoms of pneumonia in older people
3. Apply the information on preventing pneumonia when providing care to your resident/client
4. Apply the information on management to your resident/client's care.
Deb Shearman

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Deb Shearman
on behalf of Nurse CPD

DEBRA ANN SHEARMAN

AGE: 58

CURRENT POSITION: DIRECTOR CQI INTERNET SOLUTIONS PTY LTD

Deb has just celebrated her 40th anniversary as a registered nurse. She currently lives in Sydney Australia.

Deb has a diverse background in nursing and business having worked across the nursing and health services fields of general, midwifery, mothercraft, drug and alcohol, health promotion and aged care in nursing, counsellor, supervisory and management and educator roles.

Deb has always had a passion for education and strong commitment to the professional development of nurses. Her philosophy is that people have the right to be cared for by those with the knowledge, practical and interpersonal skills to do their job safely, respectfully and holistically.

Deb’s ethos is that learning and development should be directly work relevant and support the day to day work that people do as well as aspiring them to gain further qualifications and to pursue career advancement.

Deb is the CEO and a founding director of CQI Internet Solutions Pty Ltd established in 2004. The company was the first to offer aged care specific online learning in Australia and has delivered over 383,000 course enrolments to nurses, care workers, hospitality staff, administrative staff and allied health professionals across Australia.

April 2017

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