Important information re access to education and PDRP

Waikato DHB is moving its on-line repository of courses to Ko Awatea LEARN on Monday 26th September 2016. To access this please follow the instructions in the attached flier. You will receive further information once you have been in touch via email with the Waikato DHB Learning and Development team. Ko Awatea LEARN GO LIVE Aged Care Primary and Home based services v 1.0 final

Other information

Looking for yellow transfer forms R1046HWF Emergency care age related residential  and yellow transfer envelopes   Aged care transfer envelope picture .   Just email Julie Daltrey   Julie.daltrey@waikatodhb.health.nz

To access presentations from the  Knowledge and Skills Workshop via VC,  held on the 29th and 30th August 2016, please see list above and click on ‘Education’ and then  on ‘Gerontology Nursing Speciality Courses.’

This website is aimed at gerontology nurses. It promotes information sharing, collaboration and support across the aged care sector in the Waikato region.  It contains contacts, resources, calendar of education and events and other items of interest.

Gerontology nursing is an evidence based specialty practice that addresses the unique physiological, psychological, developmental, economic, cultural and spiritual needs related to the process of ageing and care of older adults.  Working as a gerontology nurse involves collaboration with the older adult and multidiscipliary team.  Gerontology nurses promote wellness, optimum functioning, comfort and quality of life (often for vulnerable older adults with complex multi-morbibity, polypharmacy and cognitive impairment) from healthy ageing to end of life.  Gerontology nurses take a patient centred approach to their work.

Please contact Julie Daltrey or Lindsay Duncan if you have suggestions for additions to this website or if you are aware of any errors or omissions.