On-line education

Nursing procedures, evidence based articles and on-line learning centre:

Ko Awatea LEARN is a eLearning and education community with a wide range of programmes, courses, and community forums available to all nursing staff in the Waikato DHB region.  It is designed to support staff to continue their learning.  Subjects include male catheterisation, continence, wound assessment as well as quality improvement, patient safety, communication, leadership, and patient-centered care and clinical procedures.

To register and use the tool:

  1. Go to Ko Awatea LEARN
  2. Click on “register”
  3. Click on “Create a New Account”
  4. Complete the form-provide your work email address if you have one. For “organization” choose Waikato District Health Board, provide your employee number or our Nursing Council registration number.
  5. Click on “Join Ko Awatea LEARN”
  6. If your email is not accepted or you need help, contact the Waikato DHB Library on 07 8398880 or email library@waikatodhb.health.nz

WOUND CARE online education – the Waikato DHB team have been working hard to provide this exciting new module.  It provides all the core wound care knowledge needed.  It also has a module for skin tears.  Once you have completed the learning there is a test and certificate to prove learning.  have a look and have fun.  You will need to set up and account, here a How Too flyer

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

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

Good Fellow primary care education modules

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

Palliative care online education site.  Hospice United Kingdom on-line learning page

Palliative care education designed for the Australian health context, and available to participants by simply registering.

The Art of Wellness University of Tasmania  Visual art practices aimed at introducing the key principles of visual arts based practices in healthcare.