Diploma in Nursing and Patient Care
Learn how to give good care to the elderly with the nursing procedures and practices in this free online nursing course.
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To help you learn how to properly care for elderly patients, you will first study the categories of human needs, the equipment used for patient care, and the guidelines for bed-making. You will then study the importance of patient personal hygiene, focusing on daily baths and proper oral care. You will also learn the importance of movement and exercise and how a back massage can help patient comfort. Next, you will study environmental health and safety awareness.
The nutritional needs and metabolism of elderly patients change as they age, which is why it is important that they get a carefully planned diet. This course will teach you the factors that influence diet, the reasons why there is a need for therapeutic diet therapy, and the standard hospital diet. You will then learn how to conduct a physical examination, collect a specimen, and measure vital signs.
Learning the best nursing care practices will not only ensure the health and safety of an elderly patient, but that of a nursing practitioner too. This Diploma in Nursing and Patient Care will be of great interest to all health care professionals who want to further their understanding of this subject. Any student who is planning to pursue a career in the nursing field will also find this course of great help. So start the course today, and learn how to give better nursing care in just a few hours.Start Course Now
Module 2: Advanced Principles of Patient Hygiene
Determine Purposes for giving a Patient a Bath
Benefits of Back Massage
Personal Care and the Adult Patient
Module 3: Environmental Health and the Practical Nurse
Module 5: Health and Safety for Healthcare Professionals
Module 6: 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 7: Active and Passive Range of Motion Exercise
Module 10: The Physical Examination
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 11: Specimen Collection
Module 12: The Physical Assessment
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 13: Measuring Vital Signs
Vital Signs measurement of a Patient
Method for taking temperature, pulse and Respiration rate
Vital Signs Blood Pressure Readings
Module 9: Diet Therapy
Factors Influencing Diet
Reasons for the Therapeutic Diet
Standard Hospital Diets
The Role of the Nurse in Diet Therapy
Module 15: Diploma in Nursing Studies - Final Assessment
Module 4: Diploma in Nursing Studies - First Assessment
Module 8: Diploma in Nursing Studies - Second Assessment
Module 14: Diploma in Nursing Studies - Third Assessment
Module 1: Adult Patient Care
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 enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:
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Free, Online Diploma in Nursing and Patient Care Course
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