Below we list events that may be of interest to our members:


  • Monday, September 24, 2018 at 08:30 AM through September 25, 2018
    Brothers Sports Club in Bundaberg, Australia

    The Fabulous World of Wounds - Bundaberg

    The Fabulous World of Wounds - Bundaberg

    Module 8 - Wound Care Practice Tasks | #nurse #woundcare

    Commences the 24th Sept 2018

    In this Seminar, we will explore module eight. Modern wound care embraces the application of traditional, refined, and new treatment modalities. Nurses work in a variety of settings and require confidence and competence in many wound-related practices. This module focuses on common wound-related Nursing tasks.

    The content of each module stands alone as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity and the completion of each module will be awarded a CPD Certificate as evidence of the education activity. There is a total of 12 CPD hours allocated in this Seminar program.

    Module 8 will be delivered in two learning modes:

    The  program for 24th of September will be a series of 6 live webinar presentations. The webinar component allows you to explore the theory behind the practical application of the content in the workshop setting. The webinar recordings will also be made available to attendees as part of the online library to support learning in Module 8.

    The 28th of September will be a small face to face group workshop – where participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice these skills.

    Participants are required to complete both the webinar component and the face to face component to be awarded the CPD attainment of module 8.

    Module 8 Learning Outcomes:

    In this module you will:

    • Gain an understanding of the principles of wound management
    • Explore the correct use of aseptic technique in the wound management environment
    • Review the correct way to implement key wound management tasks
    • Examine practical tips for the removal and application of common wound management products
    The Nurses for Nurses Network has created a nine-module wound management program that provides the Nurse with the skill and knowledge to assess, plan, and manage wounds in the clinical setting to achieve the best possible outcome for the client.
    Click here to find out more about the full Nursing Wound Management Program>>

    The Destination: Bundaberg

    The one-day workshop is being held in Bundaberg – a great location to gain wound care knowledge and skill and combine a visit to the start of the Great Barrier Reef – stay the weekend and explore the outlying islands or the many interesting activities in the area.


    There are many accommodation options available in the area. You can choose to stay at the beach or in town Click here>> to explore the options.


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  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 08:00 AM through September 28, 2018
    Twin Towns Services Club in Tweed Heads, Australia

    2018 National Eating Disorders & Obesity Conference

    The National Eating Disorders and Obesity Conference will be held at Twin Towns Services Club on Thursday 27 – Friday 28 September 2018.

    This annual conference is going into its 5th year and will provide the opportunity to share current research, celebrate successes and address challenges whilst learning and networking with like-minded professionals in the prevention, treatment and care of people living with an Eating Disorder and/or Obesity.

    The intervention points of public health promotion, community based care and hospital care along with the management of patients through multidisciplinary teams will create a unique collaboration of health care professionals.

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  • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 09:00 AM through September 27, 2018
    Brothers Sports Club in Bundaberg, Australia

    Mental Health First Aid Seminar - Bundaberg

    Mental Health First Aid Seminar - Bundaberg

    26 September - 27 September 2018

    The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach Nurses how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate mental health services can be accessed, or the crisis resolves. 

    The course curriculum is evidence-based, as informed by the Mental Health First Aid Australia Guidelines.

    What the Course Covers:

    Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, identify appropriate mental health services to refer to, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

    Developing mental health problems covered are:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety problems
    • Psychosis
    • Substance use problems

    Mental health crisis situations covered are:

    • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
    • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
    • Panic attacks
    • Traumatic events
    • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
    • Severe psychotic states
    • Aggressive behaviours

    Claim CPD Hours:

    The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for Nurses


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  • Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 09:00 AM through September 28, 2018
    Mecure Hotel Brisbane in brisbane, Australia

    Liver Disease and Dysfunction Conference


    Liver disease affects millions of Australians. As a nurse, you are likely caring for people with liver conditions. Attend this conference and ensure your nursing knowledge is up-to-date. It includes:

    • The personal cost of liver disease
    • Back to basics – how to assess liver function
    • A practical guide to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    • Alcohol and the liver
    • From cirrhosis to cancer
    • Modern management of hepatitis and much, much more …

    The Goal

    Need for Program

    In Australia, hepatic disease is the 11th most common cause of early death. There are a wide range of other liver diseases, some of which are very complex and life reducing. For instance, liver cancer is the most rapidly increasing cause of cancer death in Australia today. Liver disease can affect every organ system in the body because of the complexity of liver function. These relationships make clinical assessment difficult and confusing – particularly because early manifestations of liver disease may be subtle. Given the diversity of liver disease, it is likely that most nurses will care for acute and chronically unwell people with this condition. Evidenced knowledge relating to the prevention as well as management of the condition will assist nurses to achieve best patient outcomes.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this education is to provide knowledge relating to the prevention, causes, and management of liver disease, in order to achieve best nursing outcomes.

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  • Monday, October 01, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    Self-Paced Online

    How to be a Great Nurse Manager

    Unlock your nursing leadership potential with this course by tapping into your vision & aligning that with the organisation's vision to deliver great nursing outcomes you feel truly proud of. In this 10 lesson program, delivere entirely online where webinars are watched at your convenience, we unpack the core components of the NUM role, from effecting change to understanding accounting. We look at the traits of the transformational leader & develop that into your nurse manager leadership style. Nurse Manager HQ's resident CPA expert, with 25 years experience in health, clears the fog of accounting jargon to build skills & confidence in analysing and interpreting financial reports. We invest in emotional intelligence, building resilience & understanding motivation theories to enable you to build strong, dynamic & integrated teams delivering excellent patient outcomes. 

     The entire program is available at $399 or you can buy most lessons individually at $50 each. It is ideally suited to both experienced nurse managers wanting to master the execution of key parts of the NUM role, but also the emerging clinical manager aspiring to secure a role in nurse management.

    Once a member, you can join my Nurse Manager FaceBook community to share your leadership journey: the highs and low, frustrations and loves, so that you can build on a community of supportive nursing leaders who share their knowledge, wisdom, mistakes and learnings. Peer-to-peer learning is our greatest resource. We have a long history in nursing comraderie - let's build on that with a national group of like-minded nurse leaders through the "How to be a Great Nurse Manager" 10 lesson program.

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  • Tuesday, October 09, 2018 at 08:30 AM through October 19, 2018
    P&O Pacific Aria

    Perioperative Nursing - Papua New Guinea

    Perioperative Nursing - Papua New Guinea

    Scrub the Deck and Hoist the Drape | #perioperative #nurse

    This Perioperative Conference is intended to provide the Nurse with an opportunity to enhance and develop their skills and knowledge relating to key areas of the perioperative environment. The conference program presents current perioperative topics of significance and explores the latest nursing research to create a conference experience that the perioperative Nurse will find both interesting and relevant.

    Perioperative Nursing is practised in an intense, fast-paced environment, and this conference aims to improve Nursing knowledge and healthcare outcomes through expert teaching sessions with a focus on evidence-based practice.

    The Presenter: 

    Dr Osborne, senior Implementation Scientist, Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation (AusHSI) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), has a clinical background of almost 30 years in Nursing, over 10 in all aspects of perioperative Nursing. 

    She is internationally recognised for professional work in perioperative Nursing, most recently (2013-present) for work as the inaugural Editor for the Australian College of Perioperative Nurses’ Standards for Perioperative Nursing Practice in Australia and raising the quality and credibility of the standards by ensuring they are evidence-based and reflect contemporary perioperative Nursing practice. 

    This document is held in high esteem by government, industry, the courts and the general public as the national professional standards for the field and is utilised by accreditation authorities with the standards having been cited within the Australian Law Courts in several medico-legal cases.

    The Standards are used by perioperative departments, government bodies (e.g. Licensing Standards for the Arrangements of Management, Staffing and Equipment for Day Surgery; Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare), industry (e.g. MTTA Medical Technology Association of Australia), and individual practitioners to guide daily practice.

    Dr Osborne is currently leading funded research studies on the uptake of evidence-based standards in practice among perioperative Nurses and estimating true risk of retained surgical items. Dr Osborne has leveraged her reputation in the perioperative community to transition her presentations more toward EBP and implementation science in the specialty.

    In addition to her role as ACORN Standards Editor, Dr Osborne is Editor and Expert Reviewer for Cochrane Wounds Group, member of the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), and manuscript reviewer for several other international refereed journals, such as International Journal of Nursing Studies, Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing, and BMJ Nursing.

    Dr Osborne has a consistent record in research and dissemination, having published over 50 papers in international refereed journals consistently ranked in the top 10% of journals in the discipline (Citation Reports Index), most in highly ranked journals, with more than 600 total citations by almost 600 documents.

    Conference Learning Outcomes:

    • Explore the latest research updates that will influence the area of perioperative Nursing practice
    • Investigate how communication, leadership, and team building can impact the perioperative environment for both the Nurse and the patient
    • Re-examine the ACORN standards and apply the principles to real-world situations
    • Consider the wellbeing of the perioperative Nurse and identify strategies to enhance the work experience of this specialist Nursing cohort

    You don’t have to be a member to attend this Cruise Conference but if you are then you get so much more 


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  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 08:00 AM through October 12, 2018
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    The Nurse Health Coach Conference


    A raft of lifelong conditions require energy-intense efforts from both individuals and nurses for long-term wellness to be sustained. Traditional biomedical models tend to focus on advice giving and often fail to address the complex set of psychological factors that affect behaviour change. Attend this conference to discover how health coaching principles can support you, to enable people with chronic diseases to move from a point of illness to a state of wellness. Topics include:

    • An exploration of nurse health coaching
    • Converting goals and intentions into behaviour
    • Tips for dealing with setbacks and negativity
    • Why boundaries are essential AND how to make them stick
    • Practical strategies to overcome barriers to behaviour change
    • How to develop self-awareness around your own wellbeing and much, much more…
    Book your place now and find out why your colleagues are saying this is “the best conference they’ve ever attended…”

    Need for Program

    The total wellbeing of a patient can easily be forgotten in the urgency of functional care and technological practices. However, the importance of caring for the whole person cannot be underestimated in today’s fast and demanding health setting. The healing value of holism takes into account the mind-body-spirit within the context in which a person lives. Incorporating health coaching principles into modern health care enables nurses to support people with chronic diseases to move from a point of illness to state of wellness. As well, there is evidence that holistic care and health coaching have positive health and job satisfaction benefits for nurses. This event is timely to avert the rising rates of chronic disease and nurse burnout.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with the insights and the practical applications of holistic health coaching principles, so as to support people with chronic diseases to move from a point of illness to a state of wellness.

    Your learning outcomes:

    Improve the nurse-patient alliance to enhance patient’s satisfaction with care and adherence to care plans
    Apply holistic health coaching principles to enable people with chronic illnesses to be supported through change
    Enhance personal health and wellbeing of the nurse to assist in the healing process of others
    Encourage professional growth of the nurse through self-reflection
  • Friday, October 12, 2018 at 08:00 AM
    Mater Education in South Brisbane, Australia

    Maternity Emergency Management

    Maternity Emergency Management

    This one day, hands on interactive program implements Crisis Resource Management (CRM) principles and human factors throughout skill stations, immersive scenarios and reflective debriefs to help interprofessional teams manage a range of maternity emergencies.
    This course is held in a realistic clinical environment in our world-class medical simulation facility, and facilitated by our interprofessional educational and simulation experts.
    This course is for:

    • midwives
    • obstetric medical officers
    • GP Dip. Obs
    • midwifery and medical students.

    To ensure optimal learning and practice, clinician numbers are capped for each course:

    • obstetric medical staff
    • 8 midwives
    • midwifery or medical students.

    With such high demand for this course, we can’t confirm your enrolment until we receive full payment. As places are offered on a first come, first served basis, we recommend making your payment at least two weeks before the course’s start date to secure your place.

    Course accreditation 

    When you complete the course you’ll receive a certificate of participation.
    This course is accredited by the following clinical organisations:

    • Australian College of Midwives (ACM)
      • 7.5 MidPLUS Points
    • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG)
    • Paper-based CPD Program participants
      • 8 CPD Points under the Meeting Attendance category
      • CPD Online Program participants
      • 8 PD Points in the Clinical Expertise Domain 


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  • Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 08:00 AM through October 19, 2018
    Sebel Maroochydore in Maroochydore, Australia

    Sunshine Coast Nurses' Conference


    Every year Ausmed Education holds a nurses’ conference specifically designed for your location and aimed at assisting you to get rapidly up-to-date on current nursing topics. Attend this local nurses’ conference to gain a broad range of clinical and professional updates relevant to your practice. Take time out and network with like-minded colleagues. Find out:

    • What are some of the health priorities that you need to know about?
    • What nursing interventions make a difference, especially to those with chronic conditions?
    • Why is evidence so important to the way you practice?
    • What is the latest information about a range of current treatments?

    The Goal

    Need for Program

    As a nurse, the need to continually seek new information is a given no matter where you work. Nursing safety and quality are essential and both are directly linked to knowledge. This is a time when:

    • Health care budgets are under increased stress
    • The community purse is shrinking
    • Quality outcomes are now the goal of all care

    Now more than ever, if safe, quality outcomes are to be achieved, it is important that you take a leadership role in providing outcome focused high-value care. This can be done by addressing emerging gaps in your knowledge through up-to-date information.

    Purpose of Program

    This program provides you with current knowledge relating to a range of professional and clinical practice topics that will improve how you provide holistic nursing care.

    Your learning outcomes:

    People with health risks in your care will receive preventative nursing action to avoid illness
    Better patient outcomes will be achieved through the application of up-to-date knowledge relating to specific nursing interventions
    Interprofessional collaboration will be optimised to enhance patient outcomes
    Patient outcomes will be underpinned by evidence-based practice and recognised standards and guidelines
  • Monday, October 22, 2018 at 08:00 AM through October 23, 2018
    Oaks Calypso Plaza in Coolangatta, Australia

    Clinical Deterioration - Identify, Assess, Prevent Seminar

    Clinical Deterioration - Identify, Assess, Prevent Seminar

    2 Day Seminar for Nurses


    There is a significant potential for patients across any clinical setting to rapidly become unwell. Recent system changes have been rolled out to encourage better management of clinical deterioration. However, your ability to recognise and respond to changes in a patient’s condition early is a high priority if acute illness is to be averted. Attend this two-day seminar to gain knowledge that will help you to feel more confident that your essential assessment skills and early nursing management can detect early cues and prevent poor patient outcomes. Learn about:

    • The power of assessment when your patient is deteriorating
    • How to recognise sepsis early
    • Warning signs of acute kidney injury
    • How to recognise acute respiratory failure including basic CXR interpretation
    • Tips for recognising common arrhythmias and electrolyte imbalances
    • How to perform a basic interpretation of arterial blood gases
    • The power of communication when things don’t go to plan…
    Attend this seminar if you are a nurse working in a general clinical setting and want to improve your ability to identify and manage patients whose clinical condition is deteriorating.


    Need for Program

    Growing numbers of high acuity patients are increasingly being cared for across a wide range of clinical settings, not just in acute care units such as intensive care units. The more acutely unwell a person is, the greater the risk of poor patient outcomes, including increased morbidity and mortality. Nurses are essential to the prevention, early detection and management of developing problems that can increase such morbidity and mortality. The ability to recognise and interpret clinical cues and then implement appropriate, evidence-based interventions in a timely manner has a significant positive impact on patient outcomes. Therefore, nurses must continually increase their knowledge to ensure they are sufficiently educated to care for patients at risk of deterioration, and prevent them from becoming acutely unwell.

    Purpose of Program

    This seminar enables nurses working in general areas to feel more confident in their knowledge and ability to assess and manage patients whose clinical condition is deteriorating.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Relate pathophysiological principles that occur in acutely ill patients to prioritise assessment in a patient who is deteriorating
    • Correlate clinical assessment findings with pathophysiological processes occurring across a range of body systems
    • Apply a range of appropriate and timely evidence-based nursing interventions for a person who is acutely ill and whose condition is deteriorating
    • Recognise and respond to early signs of sepsis by implementing evidence-based interventions and thereby improving patient outcomes

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