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Chronic Disease Management and Care Planning Education for CVC Program Nurses

Chronic Disease Management and Care Planning Education for CVC Program Nurses

APNA is working in conjunction with the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) to provide practice nurses, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Workers and community nurses (RN or EN who are employed by a DVA contracted Community Nursing provider to provide community nursing services) with free education to help them deliver the best possible care to their patients enrolled in the Coordinated Veterans' Care (CVC) Program.

Practice or community nurses and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Workers who have patients enrolled in the CVC Program can now access the fully-funded education specifically on chronic disease management and care planning.

The education comprises of two online learning modules:
  • Chronic disease management (2hrs) – Providing an understanding of chronic disease management in Australia and how nurses and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Workers can play a vital role.
  • Care planning (3hrs) - A sequential ‘how to’ series for nurses and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Workers on how a comprehensive chronic disease management health care plan may be conducted within the primary health care setting.

Practice nurses are the leaders of chronic disease management in primary care. By growing their understanding and scope of practice in the primary care space, these courses help them best support veterans’ self-management, goals of care and coordinate an effective team approach.
Enrolees can do these interactive modules at their own pace online with certificates of completion provided and optional reflection templates for their continuing professional development records.