Nurse led education and support under the Valley-wide Programmes can be provided by primary care practice nurses who have successfully completed relevant training and undertaken support programmes. Completion of the base line Te Awakairangi Health Network facilitated professional development for primary care nurses, and the relevant updates, is considered appropriate to deliver and claim funding for education sessions under Valley-wide Programmes.
Primary care Nurses who have completed other recognised or similar level professional development, or have previous experience in the delivery of Respiratory, Cardiac and Diabetes education to patients can also participate in delivering and claim funding for education sessions under the Valley-wide Programmes.
Enrolments and Enquiries
Enrolment Forms are sent to all Hutt Valley PHO GP Practices via the Te Awakairangi Heatlth Network weekly Mailout prior to each Course. To pre-enrol or for more details please contact:
Administrator - Valley-Wide Programmes Professional Development for Nurses: 04 566 5320
The following outlines the Valley-wide Programmes Courses facilitated by Te Awakairangi Health Network:
Diabetes Action Course
This is a two-day Course delivered by the Diabetes Nurse Specialist team at the Hutt Valley DHB. It enables nurses to provide diabetes education and support to their enrolled patients. The Course involves some pre-reading.
Diabetes Update Course
The half-day Course delivered by the Diabetes Nurse Specialist team at the Hutt Valley DHB. The Course provides updates on the Diabetes Action programme and advances in Diabetes management. It is recommended, once the Diabetes Action two-day Course has been compeleted, Nurses attend one Diabetes Update half-day Course each year.
This is a two day curse delivered by the Respiratory Nurse Specialist team at the Hutt Valley DHB. It enables nurses to provide education and support to enrolled patients with either newly diagnosed asthma or chronic respiratory disease. Each day will focus on asthma or COPD
Respiratory Update Course
The half-day Respiratory Update Course is delivered in conjunction with the Respiratory team at the Hutt Valley DHB. Each update will have a core focus of asthma or COPD.
Cardiac Continuum of Care Course
This is a two-day Course delivered in conjunction with the Hutt Valley DHB Specialist service. Day One, which also serves as a refresher, is specifically designed for Primary Care Nurses and has a focus on Cardio Vascular Risk Assessment. Day Two is delivered by the Specialist Cardiac team at the Hutt Valley DHB.
This Course is delivered by the Clinical Pharmacy team at Te Awakairangi Health Network. This Course offers training that will enable primary care practice nurses to provide support and comprehensive Warfarin education to their enrolled patients.
Sexual Health Course
The Sexual Health Course is facilitated by the Wellington Sexual Health Service and Compass Health Network. Te Awakairangi Health Network promotes these courses and sends enrolment forms to all Hutt Valley GP practices via the weekly mail out.
For further information regarding any of these courses please e-mail info@TeAwakairangihealth.org.nz
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