Dementia training course for senior nurses
This comprehensive CPD-accredited course will help health workers to better meet the needs of people living with dementia within the hospital environment.
- national and international data on dementia
- the UK policy context
- national initiatives on supporting patients with dementia in hospital
- the issues that matter to families and carers
- safeguarding roles and responsibilities
- examples of dementia-friendly hospital environments
- setting the challenge for change.
Attendees will learn how to better provide care for people living with dementia through a person-centred approach.
On day one, participants will:
- understand the demographic impact of dementia on current and future services
- appreciate the principles behind better meeting the needs of patients living with dementia
- explore opportunities to develop dementia-friendly hospital environments and services
- learn how to consider the hospital experience from the viewpoint of the patient and their carer
- start to create an action plan to implement best practice in dementia principles.
On day two, participants will:
- discuss group and individual action plans to implement best practice
- learn how to compare a range of evaluation methods
- explore opportunities for dissemination
- understand how to apply the Mental Capacity Act in hospital.
Who should attend?
Ward staff, clinical staff, senior nurses, matrons, staff nurses, occupational therapists and professions allied to medicine.
Dementia awareness for senior nurses course is delivered over two days.
CPD Standards Office accredited course ref no 60036/15.
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This is a sample training course outline. It is based on approximately 25 delegates, trained at your premises. It can be adapted to your organisation’s training and CPD requirements.