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Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)126
First Published
Updated25 November 2018
Expires 25 November 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This highly interactive Course takes you through a real-life case study. It requires you, the Clinical Detective, to consider why certain diagnostic tests, observations and procedures are undertaken.

As you move the case study you’ll be able to confirm or eliminate potential clinical problems. You will be asked a series of questions throughout the Course that will assist you with this and your learning.

Topics
  • What are red flags in your assessment findings?
  • Why are certain diagnostic tests ordered?
  • Which diagnoses can be ruled out?
  • How are clinical conditions treated?
  • What does this mean for the patient?
Need

We use critical thinking skills and professional judgment on a daily basis in our practice.

It is important that we continue to revise and strengthen these skills to ensure that we are able to recognise deteriorating patients and changes to conditions in a timely manner.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to enhance your critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills by working through a case study in order to identify and act on a common clinical condition.

Learning Outcomes
  • Promptly identify signs and symptoms of a condition that are evident from a patient’s presentation and their history
  • Undertake a comprehensive assessment relative to the patient’s presentation and concerns and implement timely action based on the interpretation of the data obtained
  • Use knowledge of diagnostic tests for the specific condition to further confirm the presenting condition and how these will influence treatment required for the patient
  • Provide an outline of the expected outcomes for the patient with the condition related to the potential treatment and nursing management
Target Audience

This Course is designed for registered nurses and other health professionals working in primary health care, community and acute settings who encounter patients with neurological conditions.

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.

Educator

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Genevieve Brideson

Dr Genevieve Brideson completed her general nurse training in 1985, operating room certificate in 1988, midwifery in 1992, and a bachelor of nursing in 2000. She commenced aviation nursing in 1991 on commercial flights with critical care patients and then with RFDS Eastern Goldfields (now Western Operations) in 1993. She moved into hospital management roles at the end of 2007, but aviation nursing has remained her passion. She completed honours in 2010, looking at how flight nurses in Australia maintain their midwifery skills and graduated with a PhD in September 2017, which examined the work of contemporary flight nurses in Australia. Genevieve is currently working as a freelance consultant in various nursing roles, including as a member of the South Australian Health Practitioners Tribunal. See Educator Profile

Details
CPD1h of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)126
First Published
Updated25 November 2018
Expires 25 November 2021
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Clinical Assessment
Neuroscience
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.5
126 Total Rating(s)
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Anjomay Bertis Luu
28 Jan 2020

Informative and lots of new information that are helpful

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Bronwyn Kym Maree Quinn
27 Jan 2020

I found this course informative and as a pre-hospital clinician it was good to reinforce existing knowledge and new knowledge was gained about the kinds of testing that are done at hospital. As a Paramedic it just goes to show how important a thorough history and assessment is in neurological cases and not to tunnel vision.

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Samana Sharma
21 Jan 2020

Very effective.

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Carlie preece
27 Dec 2019

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Samona Larkins
26 Dec 2019

very good

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Donna Lee Apelu
15 Dec 2019

Great presentation with case study reinforcing important clinical learning.

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Rosina McKeen
28 Nov 2019

All good

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Matthew Thompson
25 Nov 2019

Good topic

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Julie Allen
20 Nov 2019

A wonderful overview on how to differentiate and diagnose different types of headaches.

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Natalie Walter
30 Oct 2019

I really enjoyed this learning resource thankyou.