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The Tri-focal Model of Care - Transforming Residential Aged Care Education (TMC-TRACE) program is a free and open online educational program for current or aspiring residential aged care workers.
It has been adapted from the workplace-based Tri-focal Model of Care Education Program for Residential Aged Care.
The TMC-TRACE program is designed to enable participants to use a range of strategies to:
The following movie provides a brief overview of the online program and some of its key features.
The TMC-TRACE online program is different to the workplace program:
The online program comprises a brief Course Introduction and nine Modules:
Each Module is self-contained and structured in a similar way, with:
Each Module may be counted as up to 16 hours of continuing professional development (CPD) in nursing.
For more information on the Modules, hover your cursor over each Module name below or go to Module overviews.
0. Course overview
Professional Support Modules
1. Introduction - the context of care
2. Collegiality and teamwork
3. Evidence-based practice through leadership and change management
4. Managing behaviours of concern
5. Management of depression
6. Management of medication
7. Management of nutrition and hydration
8. Management of continence
9. Management of mobility
You will need reliable internet access. You will also need speakers or headphones to listen to the videos. Some videos are embedded YouTube videos.
Some elements use Flash technology, which may not be viewable on some mobile devices. Movie scripts and key documents are in portable document format (PDF).
If you do not have Flash or PDF software installed on your computer, you may download this software at no cost from Adobe.
Please note – some workplaces have restrictions on accessing the internet, YouTube, Flash media and downloading software. Please check with your information technology administrator about your workplace access and download permissions.
If you forget your username (your registration email address) or your password, if you wish to change your log in or other personal details, or if you have any other questions about the education program, please send an email request with your name, preferred email address and telephone number to: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Contact us page.
Please read this section before registering.
By completing the registration process, you declare that:
You will be asked to provide your name, contact email address, date of birth and gender, home and work locations (town/suburb and postcode) and whether or not you work in residential aged care.
The information you provide will only be used so that Deakin University and the Centre for Innovation and Education in Aged Care can contact you and for program evaluation purposes. All program evaluation will be undertaken with de-identified data – that is, all first name, last name and email address data will be excluded from data analyses. Only aggregated data will be reported, so that no individual can be readily identified.
When you have completed the registration process, you may access and attempt any of the available Modules.
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Last updated: 13 August 2013