Events

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

 

  • 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 

     

    More Info: https://www.nursesfornurses.com.au/events/203/Perioperative-Nursing-Papua-New-Guinea?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20May%202018%20-%20Helen&utm_content=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20May%202018%20-%20Helen+CID_818d725635e4f6a09397b52e5231719f&utm_source=NfN%20Enews%20Campaigns&utm_term=Perioperative%20Nursing%20%20Papua%20New%20Guinea%20%20October%202018

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

    Sunshine Coast Nurses' Conference

    Overview

    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

    Overview

    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

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/clinical-deterioration

  • Monday, October 22, 2018 at 08:00 AM through October 23, 2018
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Nursing People with Addictions Seminar

    Nursing People with Addictions Seminar

    Includes: Assessing addictive behaviour; Withdrawal and detox; Harm reduction and resources; Pharmaceutical misuse; Communicating with people with addictions; and much more...

    Overview

    Nurses are in contact with people suffering from addiction illnesses in a variety of healthcare settings. The addiction is often associated with a multitude of complex acute and chronic problems, either as a by-product of the person’s dependence or as a contributing factor. Attend this highly interactive seminar and find out:

    • The brain and addiction
    • Factors that tip the scales toward addiction
    • How to assess addictive behaviour
    • The best evidence treatment for addictions
    • Withdrawal management
    • Harm reduction and resources
    • Pharmaceutical misuse and addiction
    • Communicating effectively with people who have an addiction and much, much more

     

    Need for Program

    Alcohol and other substance misuse are now considered a major public health problem. Nurses in a range of specialities and settings are very likely to come into contact with people who have become addicted to one or more of the variety of substances of dependence. The consequences for the individual, and the community are significant. It has been estimated that the annual economic cost of alcohol and illicit drug misuse to Australian society is $23.7 billion. Understanding addiction, how it affects people and those around them, and the latest principles of effective management is essential to recovery of people who suffer from addictions and to minimise harm.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this seminar is to provide nurses with knowledge and skills that can be implemented in all encounters with people who have become dependent on legal or illicit substances of dependence.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Use essential evidence-based knowledge and assessment skills during any patient encounter for the early recognition of and responses for people who are suffering from an addiction
    • Understand the physiology and psychology of behaviours, emotions and motivations associated with addictions to implement patient-centred care in any setting that enhances recovery and prevents harm
    • Use appropriate interviewing and communication techniques with people who have a history of addiction to facilitate treatment or progress in recovery
    • Practice best evidence relating to treatment and management of withdrawal and detoxification to facilitate a safe outcome for the patient

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/nursing-people-with-addictions

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 08:00 AM

    AACBT National Workshop: An Introduction to Compassion Focused Therapy

    Compassion-focused therapy (CFT) is an integrative psychotherapy model that focuses on the cultivation and application of compassion for both self and others. CFT integrates cognitive-behavioural therapy techniques with evolutionary, developmental and social psychology; affective neuroscience; and Buddhist psychology. The approach was originally developed for clients with high-levels of self-criticism and shame and has a growing evidence-base for a variety of clinical disorders and presentations. Practicing compassion has been shown to have powerful effects on physiological, psychological and social processes, specifically in the regulation of threat-focused emotional experiences and the development of a caring orientation to suffering.

    This workshop will introduce the core principles and practices of CFT which include an evolutionary functional analysis of emotions, a formulation of threat-based experiences and protective behaviours, the use of compassionate imagery to stimulate soothing and affiliation, and the development of the ‘compassionate self’. Participants will be guided in experiential exercises with a focus on developing compassion for both themselves and their clients. The workshop will also provide participants with an opportunity to formulate and address self-criticism using CFT interventions.

    For more information, including how to register: https://www.aacbt.org.au/product/aacbt-national-workshop-brisbane-introduction-compassion-focused-therapy/

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 08:00 AM through October 26, 2018
    Mecure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Palliative Care - CPD for All Nurses Seminar

    Palliative Care - CPD for All Nurses Seminar

    2 Day Seminar for All Nurses

    Overview

    Are you confused about the practices that you see in your workplace, which are considered to be palliative care? Do you want to build your confidence or validate your practice in quality palliative care? Attend this seminar and make a difference. It includes:

    • Plenty of discussion
    • Coming to grips with palliative care
    • Tips for good symptom management?
    • Putting pain into perspective
    • Advance Care Planning – what it is and is not
    • How to have that sensitive conversation
    • Finding the resources
    • Current hot topics

    Gain knowledge and apply it to your practice immediately. Book now!

     

    Need for Program

    Australia has an ageing population which has resulted in an increase in chronic illnesses. Consequently, greater numbers of people now require palliative care. Specialist palliative services already exist especially for complex care needs. However, due to the increased demand for palliative care services, modern policy direction and national standards indicate that non-specialist palliative care is everyone’s business and should be available to all. This means nurses will be expected to provide a palliative approach to care when needed. It is essential that nurses are provided with the knowledge and skills required to provide good quality palliative care when required.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this program is to provide education to nurses so they can provide a palliative approach to care in any setting.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • You will be able to provide a palliative approach to care in any setting
    • You will more confidently manage symptoms and explain them to a person’s family
    • You will confidently engage in therapeutic communication with patients and relatives at end-of-life
    • You will know how to plan and conduct a palliative care case conference

     

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/palliative-care-cpd-for-all-nurses

  • Monday, October 29, 2018 at 08:00 AM through October 30, 2018
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    The Unsettled Baby Seminar

    Overview

    Nurses and Midwives working with mothers and babies are often asked what to do when babies remain unsettled. This program gives you insight into this problem and arms you with a raft of resources to help mothers and babies cope. Includes:

    • Understanding why babies cry
    • What is the ‘Period of PURPLE Crying®’ and do all babies go through this period?
    • When is crying considered excessive?
    • What does babies crying mean? Interpreting the sounds...
    • How do babies learn to self regulate and soothe themselves?
    • Infant Crying and the passage to sleep. How do they learn?
    • Controlled crying - Good or Bad?
    • Strategies that families try
    • Crying and Child abuse

    Book your place NOW!

     

    Need for Program

    Inconsolable infant crying and sleep disruption are a great source of concern for parents. This is a common problem affecting approximately a quarter of all parents. There is an abundance of advice and solutions to assist an unsettled baby - all of which are readily accessible. However, this advice is not always pertinent to a specific baby and parent. Nurses and midwives are important conduits to ensure correct information and interventions get to the parent when they need it most. There is a need for nurses and midwives to be correctly informed about the consensus and best practice course of action to implement in the care of an unsettled baby.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this seminar is to provide nurses and midwives with a deeper understanding of the unsettled baby and, using best available evidence, to assist parents and carers to appropriately respond to the infant.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • You will know and apply a range of theories and interventions relating to the care of unsettled babies
    • Babies presented to you with unsettled behaviour will be assessed to ensure there is no underlying physiological condition
    • That advice you provide to mothers of unsettled babies will be informed with best available evidence
    • Parents in your practice will be more confident when dealing with an unsettled baby

     

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/the-unsettled-baby-seminar

  • Monday, October 29, 2018 at 08:00 AM through October 30, 2018
    Mecure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    The Ins and Outs of Bowel Disease Conference

    Overview

    Bowel diseases are increasing in Australia today and their treatments are increasingly sophisticated. Bowel diseases have a significant impact on a person’s entire health. Nurses are, therefore, crucial in ensuring patients with bowel disease have the best health outcomes possible. Attend this conference and update your knowledge about:

    • The role of the gut microbiome in health and disease
    • The huge effects of inflammatory bowel disease
    • Nutritional interventions for irritable bowel disease
    • How to troubleshoot challenging stomas
    • Key medicines used in the management of bowel diseases
    • The psychosocial impacts associated with living with a bowel disease and much, much more…

    The Goal

    Need for Program

    The incidence of people with bowel disease varies in Australia with some, such as inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer, being common disorders. Bowel diseases are, by nature, anxiety-producing and may cause very uncomfortable symptoms. Current evidence suggests that the timely management of these conditions and best-practice care is imperative if wellness and quality of life is to be preserved. Nurses frequently connect with patients who have disorders of the bowel and are key in their support and in achieving desired outcomes.

    Purpose of Program

    This conference provides evidence-based knowledge to promote best-practice nursing care of people with bowel conditions.

    Your learning outcomes:

    Collate information obtained from a nursing assessment of a patient’s health and their laboratory findings to develop appropriate care plans
    Use current knowledge about bowel-related disorders and their management to promote best outcomes for patients across the continuum of care
    Support patients in your care to deal with the anxieties and emotional strains associated with a bowel disorder
    Use information relating to bowel health to promote the prevention of disorders and to educate patients

     

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 08:30 AM
    SunPAC in Sunnybank, Australia

    Symposium 2018: Community Nursing Matters

    The Metro South Community Nurses Network has been developed to enable connecting, collaborating and sharing of specific community based practice information between Nurse Clinicians working outside of the acute care domain.

    The theme of this year’s symposium is titled: Community Nursing Matters. As nurses, we are aware of the value of our own practice and how we are progressing our knowledge and skill. However, we can often forget to share this with others and then wonder why we are not getting the professional and greater community recognition we deserve. 

    Health professionals from across Metro South Health are invited to attend this annual symposium of guest key note speakers and presenters from our own Metro South community based nursing clinicians. These presentations reflect a range of service areas and highlight the value of community based nursing.

    All nursing staff are invited to consider submitting an abstract for both oral and poster presentations.

    Abstract submissions close COB 5 September 2018. For more information and submission of abstracts; https://qheps.health.qld.gov.au/metrosouth/nursing/community-nurses-network-symposium-2018

    NB: This symposium is open to Metro South Health employees only.

    More Info: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/symposium-2018-community-nursing-matters-tickets-48226589026?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

  • Thursday, November 01, 2018 at 08:00 AM through November 02, 2018
    Mecure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Comprehensive Care of the Older Adult Conference

    Overview

    Comprehensive care is an essential pillar of modern health as reflected in Standard 5 of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC, 2018). As people age they are more likely to require comprehensive care. Attend this conference to gain key information and learn about:

    • How to implement a comprehensive approach to care
    • Measuring and documenting “comprehensive care” outcomes in older adults
    • How to effectively combine clinical and psychosocial care for patient satisfaction
    • Managing the complexities of delirium
    • How to implement novel approaches to risk reduction
    • Using incident reports to improve care
    • How to link prevention strategies to clinical outcomes and much, much more …
    Don’t miss your chance to network with like-minded colleagues, book now!

    The Goal

    Need for Program

    The recently released, 2nd edition of the NSQHS Standards (2018) includes the concept of comprehensive care. This concept of care has emerged in response to identified gaps and will likely drive health policies for the next several decades. Such patient centred care requires a holistic approach that goes beyond the disease process demanding health providers consider and respond to the complex needs of their patients / residents and the communities that are touched by them. As people are more likely to require comprehensive care as they age it is incumbent on all staff to be properly equipped to provide comprehensive care and ensure they comply with Standard 5 in order to achieve best patient/resident outcomes.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this two-day conference is to refresh and realign knowledge so as to confidently provide comprehensive care to older adults so as to achieve desired health outcomes.

    Your learning outcomes:

    Your documentation will include a full and detailed assessment of the psychosocial needs of your patient/resident
    Older people in your care will experience a comprehensive approach to their care needs
    Patients/residents who have cognitive impairment will be provided care that reduces the likelihood of falls
    Your understanding of the concept of comprehensive care will result in less untoward events occurring in healthcare environments