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Diversity and Flexibility in Professional Development

PDAnow offers a diverse range of topics in our short courses for Allied Health Professionals to meet the holistic individualised needs of clients in your industry. CPD points can be accomplished flexibly through our website. PDAnow aims to meet the changing needs of Allied Health Professionals and is creating up-to-date topics to expand your working ‘ toolbox ’ in your chosen field.


Latest Topics

  • Drug and Alcohol Assessment
    On completion of this topic, you will have gained an increased understanding of:
    • The principles of assessment
    • The knowledge and skills required to take a comprehensive drug and alcohol history
    • The broad issues that underpins and ensures a comprehensive assessment
    • The signs of drug and alcohol use
    • Specific social groups including children; pregnant women; domestic violence
    • The importance of screening for blood-borne diseases
    The duration of this topic is: 1 hour
  • Overview of a Palliative Care Approach in RAC
    On completion of this topic, you will have gained an increased understanding of:
    • Palliative care
    • Contemporary palliative care and it’s relevance in residential aged care (RAC)
    • Who can provide a palliative approach in residential aged care
    • Transitions in care
    • The meaning of a “good” death
    The duration of this topic is: 1 hour
  • Non-pharmacological Management of Pain
    On completion of this topic, you will have gained an increased understanding of:
    • Defining pain and discussing the pain journey and pain physiology
    • Assessing a client's pain and determine its cause and type
    • Implementing non-pharmacological pain management within a client's care plan
    The duration of this topic is: 1 hour
  • Defusing and De-escalating Aggression
    On completion of this topic, you will have gained an increased understanding of:
    • Provide a practical framework for intervening early in an episode of aggression
    • The role of a health professional in effectively managing an interaction with a potential aggressor
    • Prevention and management of aggression and how they can be applied in the work place
    • The potential advantages and disadvantages of a ‘show of force’ intervention
    • Identify and manage potential escape strategies in circumstances of escalating aggression
    The duration of this topic is: 1 hour

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