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This suite of clin­i­cal assess­ment mod­ules offers you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to refresh and update your skills. They pro­vide cur­rent evi­dence based con­tent and case sce­nar­ios for your prac­tice.

What types of pre­sen­ta­tions are cov­ered in the suite?

  • Abdom­i­nal Assessment
  • Car­dio­vas­cu­lar Assessment
  • Men­tal Health Assessment
  • Mus­cu­loskele­tal Assessment
  • Neu­ro­log­i­cal Assessment
  • Res­pi­ra­to­ry Assessment
  • Neu­rovas­cu­lar Assessment
  • Renal Assess­ment
  • Dia­bet­ic Foot Assessment
  • Ears Nose and Throat (ENT) Assessment
  • Eyes / Vision Assessment
  • Skin Assess­ment

How have we made it rel­e­vant and use­ful for you?

The Assess­ment sec­tion of the CRANA frame­work has been bro­ken down into 4 parts to describe how to con­duct a com­pre­hen­sive assessment: 

  1. Triage con­sid­er­a­tions
  2. Col­lect data
  3. Form a clin­i­cal impression
  4. Doc­u­ment & com­mu­ni­cate it 
C.R.A.N.A

Each mod­ule fol­lows the same for­mat to make it eas­i­er for you to work with the con­tent and activ­i­ties with respect to your per­son­al learn­ing / refresh­er needs.

Intro­duc­tion

Intro­duc­to­ry con­tent about the presentation

Address­es why, what, and how with respect to the mod­ule content.

Self-quiz

To help you iden­ti­fy gaps in your knowledge.

Get­ting the most from the module

Encour­ages you to con­sid­er your cur­rent knowledge/​job expe­ri­ence and set per­son­al learn­ing goals.

Range of disorders

Signs and symp­toms like­ly to present, life-threat­en­ing emer­gen­cies, red flags.

COVID-19

If appro­pri­ate to the presentation. 

Prac­tise cul­tur­al aware­ness and safe­ty in assessment

Reminders and links to ensure prac­tice is cul­tur­al­ly appro­pri­ate and safe.

Assess­ment step 1:
Triage con­sid­er­a­tions

3 key ques­tions you need to ask when some­one presents.

  • Clin­i­cal empha­sis points.
  • Risk fac­tors
  • Vital signs
  • His­to­ry: focussed and general
  • Phys­i­cal examination
  • Diag­nos­tic tests
  • Lab­o­ra­to­ry results
  • Red flags

Case sce­nar­ios

Assess­ment step 2:
Col­lect data

Obser­va­tions

Refresh­er on rel­e­vant anato­my and physiology

Assess­ment step 3:
Form a clin­i­cal impression

The sequence of steps in the process of form­ing a clin­i­cal impres­sion is explained and you can work through this process in the case scenarios.

Assess­ment step 4:
Doc­u­ment and com­mu­ni­cate it

We look at com­mon prob­lems in doc­u­men­ta­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion of assess­ment results and pro­vide mod­els of good practice.

Spe­cif­ic group considerations

Con­tent about spe­cif­ic groups includ­ing elder­ly, pae­di­ac­tric clients, mater­ni­ty and Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander clients.

Case sce­nar­ios

3 case sce­nar­ios take you through the assess­ment process. 

You’re asked to con­sid­er the data and make deci­sions and then you can check your thoughts with those of the CRANAplus team to see if you’re on the right track.

Self-quiz

Check how much you’ve learned / refreshed!

What’s next?

Pro­vides links to fur­ther course options that may be of interest.

Ref­er­ences

List of ref­er­ence mate­r­i­al used in the module.

Register Individual Modules

In addition to buying the course package above, you can also buy individual modules below.