Clinical Assessment of the Older Person


Key learning outcomes

On completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of the principles of a comprehensive assessment on an older person including:

    - Respiratory Assessment

    - Abdominal assessment

    - Neurological and Neurovascular assessment

  • Recognise the deterioration of an older person in RACFs

Please note that students will complete their clinical assessments in a simulated environment with various case studies provided by the College.


Presenter Biographies

Diva Madan, Nurse Educator – Higher Education RN, MN clinical education, BN, BSc, DN, Cert IV TAE, ANI

Diva is passionate about improving Older People's care in aged care homes. Diva has significant experience in geriatric care and clinical teaching; she enjoys going beyond the essential elements of the curriculum, teaching nurses to be creative, curious, and critical thinkers. Three words to describe Diva:

· Compassionate · Visionary · Achiever


Thuy-An Le, Nurse Educator- Higher Education BN, MN (Clinical Education), GC Acute Care, GC Professional Accounting, Dip leadership & Management, TAE40116, Immunisation Certificate for Registered Nurses

An is passionate about improving the quality of care received by the older people in RACFs. An has significant experience in geriatric care and clinical teaching; she believes that all nurses in the aged care sector should have up to date and evidence-based knowledge and skills to provide optimal consumer care.



Program Outline

8:45am                 Registration

9:00am                 Principles of a comprehensive assessment

10:30am              Morning tea

11:00am              Respiratory Assessment (theory and stimulation) Abdominal Assessment (theory and stimulation)

12:30pm              Lunch

1:00pm                 Acute deterioration Neurological assessment (theory)

2:30pm                 Afternoon tea

2:45pm                 Simulation- case study (deteriorating resident, neurological assessment)

4:30pm                 Evaluation and Close

ACN Members $350 and Non-Members $400


Wednesday, 21 August 2024
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
6/9 Wentworth Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Face to Face
Add to Calendar 08/21/2024 9:00AM 08/21/2024 4:30PM Australia/Canberra Clinical Assessment of the Older Person This course suits all registered and enrolled nurses working in aged care settings. 6/9 Wentworth Street Parramatta NSW 2150


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