E-Learning Opportunities

26 February 2015

Understanding the requirements of Restraint Minimisation & Safe Practice is critical for all Nurses and Midwives, the education booklet provides a broad outline and considers aspects of de-escalation, identifies what an enabler is and also considers the aspects of the law associated with restraint minimisation & safe practice.
This education package including the multi choice questionnaire should be completed in conjunction with a review of the identified Hauora Tairawhiti policies and guidelines.

Restraint Minimisation & Safe Practice

Understanding the requirements of Restraint Minimisation & Safe Practice is critical for all Nurses and Midwives, the education booklet provides a broad outline and considers aspects of de-escalation, identifies what an enabler is and also considers the aspects of the law associated with restraint minimisation & safe practice.


This education booklet should be completed in conjunction with Hauora Tairāwhiti policies and guidelines - as well as the online learning module found via the Midlands e-learning portal Ko Awatea.

Click Here for - Restraint Education Booklet

Healthcare and the Treaty of Waitangi

This course, offered by Mauri Ora Associates, aims to explain current health disparities from a historical perspective. Such an understanding clears the way for addressing and facilitates an improvement in health outcomes. It is a media-rich and interactive course. For further information please visit the website

Diabetes On-line 

The aim of this programme is to assist in developing knowledge and skills to enhance your nursing practice; the content of the programme is based on the Whanganui PHO diabetes workbook and is aligned with the National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework 2009 (NDNKSF) which has been endorsed nationally. http://www.healthmentoronline.com/

This diabetes knowledge programme is provided by the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) and supported by the Diabetes Nurse Specialist Section (DNSS) of NZNO. Their website has additional information.

NIKI T34 (Syringe Driver) training

The NIKI T34 online training module has been updated. A new interactive elearning tool has been designed to support clinical staff understand how the Niki T34 Syringe driver work normally and safely.

To complete the on-line training you require a login password - you will find this password in the TDH IV and Related Procedures manual in your ward or department, under the Section NIKI T34. The TDH organisational password is available from your Clinical Nurse Manager or by contacting Robyn Dymock 8690500 extn 8220 or email Robyn.Dymock@tdh.org.nz

Blood Transfusion

This programme complies with Australian and New Zealand Blood Transfusion Service (ANZBTS) standards and consists of 5 modules. It allows nursing and midwifery staff to further understand the requirements for blood transfusion and covers aspects of safe practices in line with policies and procedures. On completion of the programme you will receive documentation of your learning hours and outcome for your portfolio.

Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills – The National Framework

All nurses, regardless of where they practice, are likely to have contact with people with diabetes. The National Diabetes Nursing Knowledge and Skills framework (NDNKSF) provides an outline of the specific knowledge and skills registered nurses need to provide care and education for people with diabetes. The NDNKSF is not a programme – rather, it is a toolkit to guide the professional development of nurses working with people with diabetes.

Knowledge and Skills Framework 2009 (PDF 1.9MB)
FAQ Diabetes knowledge and skills framework 2009 (PDF 400KB)

Pain Management

The assessment and therapeutic treatment of pain is a critical consideration for all health professionals including nursing and midwifery staff; the following resources provide in-depth clinical  information the enable appropriate care and support for patients.

Pain Management Resource

Children's Acute Pain Management

Please use these resources to assist you in your understanding of pain management and to complete the Pain Management Workbook. Once complete, please send the workbook to Nursing & Quality Services for marking.

For Midwives

Epidural Information Resource (PDF 653KB)
Pain Management Workbook for Midwives (WORD 327KB)
Epidural Workbook and certification tools (WORD 341KB)

Once complete, please send for marking to the Education Coordinator in Nursing and Quality Services.

Change for our Children

Human babies are designed to need protecting, even when they sleep. In New Zealand, about 60 babies per year die sudden unexpected deaths, most of these deaths are preventable. Safe Start is a programme of professional and community education to ensure every person in New Zealand knows, accepts and acts on infant safety knowledge.

This programme has been approved by the New Zealand Midwifery Council and Breastfeeding Authority for claiming professional continuing education points. If you complete the presentation you can get a certificate for your portfolio of personal or professional development.

Smoking Cessation

An analysis of clinical trials has found that advice and support from nursing staff can increase people's success in quitting smoking, especially in a hospital setting. The challenge is to incorporate smoking behaviour monitoring and smoking cessation interventions as part of standard nursing practice so that all patients are asked about their tobacco use and those who smoke are given advice to quit along with reinforcement and follow-up.

This course, for registered health professionals, or those training to be one, will help you advise and support smokers to quit. It should take you about 30 minutes to complete - in one go or in several sessions, depending on your available time.

A guide to nurses' role in smoking cessation (PDF 118KB) and providing Nicotine Replacement Therapy to patients and their whanau is available.

STROKE - Nurse Education Resource - Click Here to Download

This provides information about a number of options to access online educational e-learning resources that will provide education for health and social care staff to enable them to become more knowledgeable and skilful in the challenging area of stroke care. 

The websites provides a multidisciplinary resources which focus on a wide range of core knowledge and skills required by all staff when delivering care to patients who have had a stroke. The STARS is recommended as a good place to start

Please follow instructions for the various sites to access the training modules.

ANZUNZ Catheterisation Clinical Guidelines - Click here to download

Access to Catheterisation Clinical Guidelines should be made in conjunction with Lippincott on line procedural manual