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General information

Contact Assessment training

Home Care assessment training

Community Health Assessment training

Long Term Care Facilities assessment training

Palliative Care assessment training

 

General information

Welcome letter

We'll send you a welcome letter via email once your course booking is confirmed. This contains essential information about your training. If you haven't received it, please check your junk mail first, then contact us.

Manuals

Details of which manuals you need for your course are in your welcome letter. Your employer usually has copies of all interRAI assessment manuals for you to use. 

Pre-training modules

For many of our distance courses, there are compulsory online learning modules to complete in Learnbook, our online learning system, before your first day of training. Please read your welcome letter carefully - it's easy to get caught out by these requirements, and if you don't complete them in time you may be rebooked onto a later course.

Technology

For distance learning, you'll need a computer or laptop with good internet access and a quiet space to learn. A computer at a nurse's station is not suitable for training. There are additional technology requirements for some courses - please check your welcome letter.

Login information

Refer to your welcome letter for your login details.

Venues

Please check your welcome letter carefully for venue details, if you are attending in-person training. We have training venues in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, but training sessions may occasionally be held elsewhere in New Zealand.


Contact Assessment training

Contact Assessment training is now delivered by distance. In some circumstances an educator may deliver training in person - please let us know if you require this.

Enroll for Contact Assessment training by emailing us at interRAI@tas.health.nz 

The course will show you:

  • how to access the interRAI software system
  • how to create and manage a new client record
  • learn about the interRAI assessment tools
  • how to read and interpret interRAI assessment information
  • how interRAI assessments are used to support clinical decision-making.

You need a computer or tablet with an internet connection and browser. Make sure you activate sound and enable popups.


Home Care assessment training

Once you are confirmed for a place on a training course, your local educator will contact you, providing:

  • information about the training requirements, and
  • access to Relias, the system you will be using to complete the e-learning module ‘Mastering the RAI’ ahead of the course.

You and your manager will also be required to sign a learning agreement.

You will be asked to bring your organisation/facility’s blue interRAI Assessment Form and User's Manual and the orange Clinical Assessment Protocols (CAPs) book with you to training.

Your pre-training requirements

Please read the following academic papers:

Please bring the following manuals from your organisation with you:

  • interRAI Home Care assessment form and user’s manual v9.1
  • interRAI Contact assessment form and user's manual v9.2
  • CAPs for use with Home Care and Long term care assessment instruments v9.1

Recommended readings

The following readings are not compulsory but provide additional context to interRAI assessments for people attending training.

During training

Your educator will support you throughout your training. Once you have completed the initial training course, there are a range of steps to reach interRAI competency.


Community Health Assessment training

Before your training

Once you are confirmed for a place on a training course, your local educator will contact you, providing:

  • information about the training requirements, and
  • access to Relias, the system you will be using to complete the e-learning module ‘Relias-Mastering the RAI’ ahead of the course.

You and your manager will also be required to sign a learning agreement.

You will be asked to bring your organisation or facility’s blue interRAI Assessment Form and User's Manual and the orange Clinical Assessment Protocols (CAPs) book with you to training.

Your pre-training requirements 

Ask your manager to identify five residents for you to assess prior to beginning training. Request the details of the first resident so that you can gather information on this person to bring to your first day’s training.

Important: The collection of information for educational purposes must comply with Tikonga Whanonga, New Zealand Nursing Council Code of Conduct (2012). This does not allow for the imaging of client medical records using a cellphone.

Please read the following academic papers:

Please bring the following manuals from your facility with you:

  • interRAI Community Health (CHA) Assessment Form and User’s Manual v9.1

Recommended readings

The following readings are not compulsory but provide additional context to interRAI assessments for people attending training.

During training

Your educator will support you throughout your training. Once you have completed the initial training course, there are a range of steps to reach interRAI competency.


Long Term Care Facilities assessment training

Once you are confirmed for a place on a training course:

  • you and your manager will be required to sign a learning agreement
  • your educator will contact you with the pre-training requirements

Recommended readings

The following readings are not compulsory but provide additional context to interRAI assessments for people attending training.


Palliative Care assessment training

Before your training

This course is only available to currently competent interRAI Home Care assessors, who have completed their online methodology evaluations in the last 12 months. Once you are confirmed for a place on this training course, your local educator will contact you to provide further information about the training requirements. They will also arrange for you and your manager to sign a learning agreement.

Your pre-training requirements

To prepare for training, please

  • Complete the eLearning module, Level One Advance Care planning, or your DHB's equivalent course.

  • Make sure you have access to the correct manuals. You will need Palliative care assessment form and user’s manual v9.1 and Palliative care clinical assessment protocols (CAPS).

Check that you have the correct manuals

Recommended reading

The following readings are not compulsory but provide additional context to interRAI assessments for people attending training.

During training

Your educator will support you throughout your training. Once you have completed the initial training course, there are a range of steps to reach interRAI competency. Your educator will explain these.