The Learning Hub is positioning itself to be the central source of CPD and learning for Nurses and Midwives. We are working with content from leading publishers such as WILEY, ELSEVIER and Lippincott Williams and Wilkins to provide nurses with quality medical content. But we aren't stopping there.
Our vision is to change the way nurses learn by innovating above and beyond the content. We are assembling a team of nurse educators and instructional designers to create a modern, convenient, nurse centred learning experience with measurable learning outcomes.
CPD is not just a 'nurse thing'. Nursing and Midwifery, along with 13 other professions, is governed by the National Regulation Agency AHPRA. Specifically for Nurses and Midwives, the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) is the appointed national board that regulates compliance.
For health practitioners this not only means national registration and governance, it was accompanied with the mandatory requirement to complete and document (in accordance with National Standards) Continued Professional Development (CPD). All Nurses and Midwives are required to participate in and evidence a minimum of 20hrs CPD each year. This may be more for nurses with more than one qualification or endorsement. Visit this link to find out more about CPD for multiple Qualifications.
CPD, in the context of National Registration, is now measured in time (hours/minutes), not points. The NMBA have defined 1hr of CPD as "equal to 1 hour of active learning".
CPD must be relevant to your context of practice and it is up to you to identify how much active learning (or CPD time) has taken place (NMBA link). We apply an approximate CPD time rating to courses and content as a guide to help you assess the size of the course only. If your active learning time is longer or shorter than this rating, you should record the actual learning time that has taken place.
Different content is available to different members. Content listings will have the below badges to indicate the access level.
Improve your understanding of the human circulatory system in a clinical setting.
This course covers the anatomical structure and function of the circulatory system and its importance in maintaining healthy human physiology.
Your approach to ethical thinking shapes the day-to-day practical decisions you might make.
How do you balance the interests of your patient, family, or other concerned individuals between such practical dilemmas as costs or benefits of alternative courses of action in order to determine which course produces the best overall outcome?
This course investigates a broad framework that can be used as a basis for organising ethical deliberation and discussion. (more…)
Challenge the way you look at dementia and develop the skills and knowledge to adopt a person-centred approach, ensuring that the needs of those living with dementia are appropriately met. This course will help you reflect on your own clinical practice and develop greater awareness of Person-Centred Care (PCC), best practices and the importance of effective communication skills when dealing with people living with dementia.
Enhance your knowledge of the issues related to the critical care unit. How do you manage patients, families and multidisciplinary teams using best practice knowledge and skills to deliver high quality critical care nursing practice? This course covers a broad range of professional issues related to best practice within critical care settings.
Your professional judgement and decision-making skills are the cornerstone of effective treatment. Thinking clearly; assessing information; weighing up situations, and supporting others - these are all just as important as your procedural skills. This course will demonstrate how to analyse critical thinking pathways and your own clinical practice to help improve your therapeutic decision-making.
This short course will give you a quick reference on the causes, risk factors, pathophysiology, care & management and interventions of Angina. (more…)
This short course will give you a quick reference on the causes, risk factors, pathophysiology, care & management and interventions of Cardiogenic Shock. (more…)