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Effective Clinical Assessment in Home Care

April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Overview

In this training workshop, you will come away with a tangible set of skills that give you the confidence to carry out systematic and holistic clinical assessments. This course has been revised and updated for 2024 to reflect contemporary practice, examples, and information.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this very interactive training session you will learn:

  •   Describe the requirements of clinical assessment in the relevant standards.
  •   Conduct effective clinical assessment according to policy and procedures.
  •   Identify which assessments can be conducted by non-clinicians.
  •   Describe different types of validated assessment tools and when these should be used.
  •   Practice holistic assessment: psychological, physical, functional, social, and spiritual domains.
  •  Establish systems to capture key information for comprehensive care delivery.
  • Align the care plan with life goals.
  • Assess for deteriorating conditions and changes.
  • Implement clinical protocols, pathways, and guidelines.
  • Apply clinical judgment, reasoning, and decision-making.
  • Describe common errors and pitfalls with clinical assessments.
  • Develop documentation for referrals and high-risk scenarios.
  • Describe strategies to partner with consumers.
  • Outline how clinical assessment relates to clinical governance.
  • Describe the scope of practice, accountability, and the ethical, legal, and professional issues.

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