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Diploma in Nursing and Patient Care

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The daily responsibility for the care of patients in a health care setting rests primarily with the nursing team. The modern nurse is a highly trained professional and can work in a wide variety of areas from community nursing to surgery.

    Alison's free online nursing diploma course provides an overview of the skills and techniques required in areas such as advanced patient hygiene procedures, environmental health and safety awareness, the role of the nurse in diet therapy and how to ensure patient safety and comfort in the adult care setting. Advanced principles of hygiene provides the learner with an overview of the functions, methods and techniques applied in providing adult patient care with particular emphasis on the daily bath, oral hygiene and the benefits of a back massage in patient comfort.

    Alison's certificate in nursing online course provides you with an overview of the vital role of the nursing professional in supporting both the patient and physician along with the procedures and techniques applied when performing the physical examination, the physical assessment, specimen collection and measurement of patient vital signs.

    This free online nursing Alison course will be of great interest to all health care professionals who would like to learn more about good nursing practices and techniques that help protect and maintain the health and safety of both nursing professional and patient in any health care setting. The course will also be of great interest to any learner who is planning a career in the area of nursing or other areas of the health care sector.

  • After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
    - Describe the role of the nurse in patient care and patient hygiene;
    - List health and safety measures for nurses;
    - Describe movement and exercise routines that nurses can utilize for improved patient care;
    - Summarize the role of the nurse in diet therapy;
    - Describe the role of the nurse in the physical examination of the patient.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Diploma in Nursing and Patient Care
  • Free

  • 10-15 Hours

  • AMEDD Center and School

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 250 Pts

Modules List( 15 )
  • DIPLOMA IN NURSING AND PATIENT CARE
  • NURSING STUDIES - PATIENT CARE AND PATIENT HYGIENE...
  • Module
    1
    Adult Patient Care
    • In this module learn more about care for adult patients.
    • Categories of Basic Human Needs
    • Articles of Equipment required in Patient Care
    • Guidelines for Bed-Making
    • Terminal Cleaning of the Patient Care Unit
  • Module
    1
    Module 2: Advanced Principles of Patient Hygiene
    • Learn more about advanced principles of patient hygiene.
    • Determine Purposes for giving a Patient a Bath
    • Mouth Care
    • Benefits of Back Massage
    • Personal Care and the Adult Patient
  • Module
    2
    Module 3: Environmental Health and the Practical Nurse
    • In this module learn about environmental health in nursing practice.
    • Environmental Health and impact on the Practice Nurse
    • Patient Care Environment - Safety Measures
  • Module 4: Diploma in Nursing Studies - First Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Diploma in Nursing Studies - First Assessment
  • NURSING STUDIES - HEALTH & SAFETY, MOVEMENT AN...
  • Module
    3
    Module 5: Health and Safety for Healthcare Professionals
    • In this module learn more about health and safety for healthcare professionals.
    • Body Mechanics
    • Prevention of Transmission of Pathogens
  • Module
    4
    Module 6: Positioning and Ambulating the Adult Patient
    • In this module learn more about positioning and ambulating the adult patient.
    • Positioning the Adult Patient
    • Common Positions used when Ambulating the Patient
    • Techniques and Actions in Ambulating the Adult Patient
  • Module
    5
    Module 7: Active and Passive Range of Motion Exercise
    • Learn more about active and passive range of motion in exercise.
    • The Effects of Immobility
    • Exercise for the Immobile Patient
  • Module 8: Diploma in Nursing Studies - Second Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Diploma in Nursing Studies - Second Assessment
  • NURSING STUDIES - DIET THERAPY
  • Module
    6
    Module 9: Diet Therapy
    • In this module learn more about the importance of diet therapy when treating patients.
    • Factors Influencing Diet
    • Reasons for the Therapeutic Diet
    • Standard Hospital Diets
    • The Role of the Nurse in Diet Therapy
  • NURSING STUDIES - THE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
  • Module
    7
    Module 10: The Physical Examination
    • Learn about the systematic approach to conducting an effective physical examination where the role of the nursing professional is vital in preparing and supporting the patient.
    • The Function of the Physical Examination
    • The Function of the Practical Nurse during the Physical Examination
    • Positioning of Patient during the Physical Examination
    • Body Systems Examined and Evaluated
  • Module
    8
    Module 11: Specimen Collection
    • Learn more about speciment collection which provides a more focused series of tests procedures to determine the functioning and health status of vital internal organs and body components.
    • Throat Cultures
    • Types of Specimen Collection
  • Module
    9
    Module 12: The Physical Assessment
    • The Physical Assessment introduces the learner to the function and components assessed and observations made during the Physical Examination.
    • Physical Examination - Function and Facts
    • Appearance and Behaviour Examination
    • Components of the Physical Examination
    • Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Systems
    • Musculoskeletal System and the Integumentary Systems
  • Module
    10
    Module 13: Measuring Vital Signs
    • Patient Vital Signs are measured through weight, blood pressure, pulse and temperature readings.
    • Vital Signs measurement of a Patient
    • Method for taking temperature, pulse and Respiration rate
    • Vital Signs Blood Pressure Readings
  • Module 14: Diploma in Nursing Studies - Third Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Diploma in Nursing Studies - Third Assessment
  • NURSING STUDIES - END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 15: Diploma in Nursing Studies - Final Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Diploma in Nursing Studies - Final Assessment
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