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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.

Publisher: MEDCoE
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.
Diploma in Nursing and Patient Care
  • Duration

    10-15 Hours
  • Students

    156,719
  • Accreditation

    CPD

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

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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