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Apr

SYNOPSIS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The updated guidelines for Autism Spectrum Disorder came out in October 2018.

The guidelines help healthcare professionals to better understand what Autism is and what Autism isn’t and make better clinical decisions that not only address the individual’s needs but also give clear direction on how to assess an individual suspected of having Autistic traits.

In this learning activity, you will learn about the updates to the guidelines as well as the diagnostic criteria and assessment processes.

In this session, you will

  • Define Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Gain knowledge of the six guiding principles for the overarching clinical context in which an assessment of ASD concerns should take place
  • Explore the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Gain an understanding of the complex needs and service provisions for individuals with ASD

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This course is free of charge and can be viewed without creating an account with The Paediatric Nurse.

The  link to the guidelines that accompanies this quiz is provided in the first unit – you will need to register your email with Autism CRC to download the guidelines and then answer the quiz questions.

In order to complete the quiz and get your certificate, you will need to create a free account. This will allow the system to generate your free CPD Certificate with your name included.

 

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson / 1 quiz Time: 1 hour

About The Paediatric Nurse

Our Story

The Paediatric Nurse was founded by Brooke Batchelor, a paediatric nurse and qualified teacher, after she experienced the frustration of finding affordable and accessible continuing professional development that was relevant to her paediatric nursing practice. Through this frustration, she decided to set up an online platform that assisted paediatric nurses in meeting their continuing professional development (CPD) annual registration standard requirement, with the Nursing and Midwifery Board Australia. In August 2018, The Paediatric Nurse CPD/CE platform was launched and began delivering live and recorded webinars featuring expert speakers from all over the world.

Our Vision

We believe that with access to relevant, affordable and evidence-based professional development, all members of the paediatric healthcare team can provide opportunities for children & their families to have a voice and receive care that is meets all of their needs. Our profit-for-purpose business model ensures a sustainable, long-term goal of improving paediatric healthcare experiences through programs that fund paediatric post-graduate training for nurses, funding hospital familiarisation programs and supporting play therapy programs to assist with aftercare or post-hospitalisation readjustment. We look forward to a future where children feel part of the decision making in their care and suffer no trauma related to their healthcare experience.

Our Mission

We exist so that you can receive evidence-based CPD/CE that is affordable, accessible and relevant to your practice by breaking down the barriers that prevent you from meeting with the experts. AND We exist to advocate for children in healthcare ensuring that they receive care that considers the whole child within the context of their family and the effects that the care they receive may have on their emotional wellbeing.

Our Values

  • Empowerment – by providing engaging and relevant CPD/CE opportunities, we hope to influence the future directions of paediatric healthcare in Australia
  • Advocacy – we take child health and protection seriously and as registered nurses, we aim to advocate for Australian children to ensure their needs and rights are met
  • Access – the opportunity to speak directly to the experts and access the latest in evidenced-based care
  • Community – we encourage the essence of community and connection by making this space just as much yours as it is ours- your suggestions are always valued!
  • Passionate – our love for paediatric nursing is infectious
  • Selfcare – when nurses look after their own health & wellbeing, their practice can soar to new heights

Our Role

  • Is an international online membership community that champions the success of paediatric nurses the world over
  • We provide continuing professional development (CPD) education/CE, training, resources and support for nurses via our online membership and social media channels
  • Helping paediatric nurses learn from world-wide experts
  • Inspires paediatric nurses to be leaders in their field
  • Provides content and resources to educate and inform paediatric nurses
  • Is an opinion leader and advocate on issues of importance to paediatric nurses across all communities.

Instructor

Clinical Nurse Educator

Brooke Batchelor has an extensive paediatric nursing background spanning 13 years and has worked all over Australia and Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. In 2015, Brooke began blogging about her concerns with the restraint of children during painful procedures. Her blog garnered a lot of attention, and since then, she has developed an online learning platform specifically for paediatric nurses. Her passion lies with giving children and their families a voice in healthcare. She hopes to one day use her business to set up purpose programs that empower children & their families and to provide scholarships to nurses seeking post-graduate qualifications in play therapy. Brooke continues to work casually at her local hospital in Townsville to ensure her skills remain current and enjoys spending time with her family at the local beach or fishing the local waterways.

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In this session, you will

  • Define Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Gain knowledge of the six guiding principles for the overarching clinical context in which an assessment of ASD concerns should take place
  • Explore the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Gain an understanding of the complex needs and service provisions for individuals with ASD