Developing knowledge, unpacking preconceived notions, and dispelling ageism are important parts of nursing practice when working with older people. The CLPNA has partnered with the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing to deliver three new learning modules designed to equip nurses with knowledge and skills to work with older people in a variety of settings.
Theses clinical and research-focused learning modules were developed based on research outlining practicing nurses’ and student nurses’ learning needs related to working with older people. The modules are available to LPNs through myCLPNA.
Understanding and Communicating with Older People
In a recent study, practicing nurses indicated they have a significant learning need related to communication with older people and managing older people with dementia, particularly when they are exhibiting responsive behaviours.
Continence and Mobility
Research shows practicing nurses and student nurses indicated they need further professional development associated with the care of clients with continence and mobility issues. Integrative review of the literature revealed that nurses often lack the knowledge to assess continence needs and the mobilization of older people
In a recent study, practicing nurses indicated their top learning need related to working with older people was understanding cognitive impairment and how to manage associated responsive behaviours.
For more information about the modules Email the CLPNA’s Professional Development Department
Ask CLPNA or call 1-800-661-5877 (toll-free in Alberta) or 780-484-8886.