Ko Awatea LEARN one-stop shop nursing procedures, evidence and on-line learning:
Ko Awatea LEARN is a eLearning and education community with access to a wide range of courses, procedures, articles. It includes an aged residential care portal, that has subjects such as male catheterisation, continence and wound assessment. Access to the tool is free but requires a unique user name. To get a user name contact Ross Dewstow. This can be done individually however it is ideal for the facility manager to contact Ross to set up access for all clinical staff.
Other online learning options
Advance Care Planning This wedsite has tools, guideline and an online education package
Clinical Update study days for RNs and ENs working with older people, days include laboratory values, pharmacology, clinical conditions
Code of conduct (Nursing Council New Zealand) online training module (click log-in as a guest). A good option if staff are unable to get to physical sessions
Consult Geri RN evidence-based geriatric nursing website, has online education section base at The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing.
Continence Association New Zealand Adult continence on line education package cost $50 – Four hours of video and presentations with check questions and answers to test your knowledge at the end
Continuing education centre paid online updates in multiple subjects. Gerontology subjects. Prices for an update range 13 to 25 US dollars
Hospice Waikato a series of education events and seminars run via your local hospice
Understanding Dementia Free 9-week course aimed at gaining increased knowledge of dementia, its causes and treatments and experience.
End of Life Journal St Christopher’s is a free, online, quarterly journal that publishes articles on all aspects of nursing practice relating to end-of-life care
Goodfellow unit e-learning courses – many and varied subjects including COPD, motor neurone, acute low back pain, gout and many other subjects useful to nurses working with a primary care focus
Learn Online a NZ Ministry of Health learning resource for health profeesionals, has courses on cultural competence, open disclosure and heart failure.
Nursing orientation to long term care (Canadian based) provides nurses, educators and leaders in long-term care with access to select, credible resources and the best available evidence to enhance orientation programs and processes. Provided by Registered Nurses Association of Ontario