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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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Caring for the elderly is an important responsibility which takes patience, skill, and understanding. In the modern world, this responsibility is often taken on by a trained nurse. This course will teach you all the nursing skills you need to give high quality elderly patient care, as well as the important steps involved in a physical examination. With this knowledge, you'll be able to give better care to people who really need it.





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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.

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Module 2: Advanced Principles of Patient Hygiene

Module 3: Environmental Health and the Practical Nurse

Module 5: Health and Safety for Healthcare Professionals

Module 6: Positioning and Ambulating the Adult Patient

Module 7: Active and Passive Range of Motion Exercise

Module 10: The Physical Examination

Module 11: Specimen Collection

Module 12: The Physical Assessment

Module 13: Measuring Vital Signs

Module 9: 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

Learning Outcomes

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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