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


  • Monday, July 22, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Mater Education

    Foundational ECG Interpretation

    In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the foundational skills required to perform and interpret a 12 lead ECG, and recognising ECG changes that may be consistent with life threatening arrhythmias and myocardial injury.

    An experienced clinical facilitator will present current evidence-based theory using case studies and practical activities. Participants will also receive a comprehensive manual and workbook.

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  • Monday, July 22, 2019 at 08:00 AM through July 23, 2019
    Hotel Ibis in Brisbane, Australia

    Clinical Relaxation and Massage Therapy for Nurses Seminar


    Why do nurses live with stress despite knowing it is detrimental to physical and psychological health? Why do nurses expect, even anticipate stress despite solid evidence that chronic stress compromises health? Preventing and coping with emotional and physical hazards in nursing is essential for nurses to compassionately care for others. An appreciation of Psychoneuroimmunology, which explains links between neurological, endocrine and immune systems, lays the foundation for enhanced stress management. This knowledge reveals how certain techniques are effective for relaxation. This unique and dynamic two day seminar provides an opportunity for all nurses to learn:

    • Why is stress so detrimental to health?
    • How are stress, inflammation and disease linked?
    • What is the science of mind body health?
    • How are the immune, endocrine and nervous systems connected?
    • What are the known benefits of massage therapy and relaxation?
    • How do evidenced-based relaxation techniques enhance healing and improve health?
    • Realistic approaches to integrate massage therapy and relaxation into modern, daily life and nursing practice
    • Opportunities to practice relaxation skills and much, much more…

    Attend this seminar to gain practical, evidenced-based stress-reduction skills for yourself and your patients. Book now!


    Need for Program

    The nature of the profession, unfortunately, exposes nurses to physically and emotionally demanding situations. This daily taxing environment leads to work-related stress. It is well documented that stressful and traumatic events can impact the immune system and affect healing. Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) examines links between psychological processes and resistance to disease and chronic conditions. An understanding of PNI is important to nurses as it connects the negative impact of stress and the benefits of relaxation on health. Attending this program is more important than ever as it explains PNI research and offers efficacious relaxation strategies to promote mental and physical health in nurses and patients.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this seminar is to enable nurses to practically implement effective massage therapy and relaxation strategies that are underpinned by strong evidence-based knowledge.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Use PNI research to explain scientific mechanisms of stress related ill health
    • Correlate links between stress, inflammation and disease to instil a need for regular relaxation techniques
    • Apply evidenced-based relaxation techniques to enhance your own and your patients’ health
    • Enhance patients’ experience of care as a result of your better wellbeing!


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  • Monday, July 22, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Brisbane, Australia

    2019 National elder abuse conference

    Hosted by ADA Australia and Caxton Legal Centre

    ADA Australia and Caxton Legal Centre are hosting the 2019 National Elder Abuse Conference in Brisbane from 22 to 23 July 2019.

    This is is one of the most important and influential aged care conferences in Australia. But don't expect a talkfest. It's not your usual conference. Themed 'Rock the Boat', it's a forum focused on action, outcomes, energy and a fresh approach to drive critical change in the campaign against elder abuse.

    Join a team of international, national and local experts as we explore the issues and challenges associated with elder abuse. Share your views with community and industry professionals, policy makers, researchers, academics and frontline community staff from around Australia and the world.

    Don't miss the opportunity to help 'Rock the Boat' and bring an end to elder abuse.

    For program and ticket information, visit the website or email

    Receive additional update via the Facebook event page.

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Brisbane (venue to be advised)

    “SNAP” – Satisfied Nurses and Patients Seminar

    Patient Experience; Patient Satisfaction; Patient Centred Care…..Are we overthinking the whole lot?

    What do we mean, anyway and….what about ME?! What’s my experience? My satisfaction? Is that even relevant? …and could there be a link?

    This seminar gives you the time to explore all these questions (and possibly more) in the company of other healthcare providers. As the pace of healthcare seems to increase exponentially none of us would argue that the patient ought to be at the centre of what we do.

    In fact, many of us chose this profession because of what we wanted to do for patients, families and communities.

    But is this possible and, more importantly, is it currently true?

    Content Includes:

    • Understanding the nature of experience
    • Understanding what matters to us, so we can provide what matters to others
    • Understanding the role of neuroplasticity, awareness and focus
    • Some basic tools, tactics and techniques to keep connection in focus
    • Mindfulness and presence as professional attributes (and how to do it!)
    • How hard is it? Keeping it real in our current reality!
    • Oh, yes, and a few definitions, research findings and frameworks along the way.

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  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Churches of Christ Care in Kenmore, Australia

    Aged Care Clinical Workshop

    Hosted by BlueCare

    This full day workshop is suitable for nurses, allied health professionals, and clinical, quality or service managers who are interested to learn more about two pertinent topics - sexualities in aged care and dignity of risk. Hear about how to better support client needs in relation to sexuality. Also learn how to balance consumer choice with risk and duty of care, and how to develop consumer-centred solutions using good communication and negotiation skills. This timely information will help you and your organisation look at risk differently and meet the new aged care quality standards.

    Click here for further information or to register.

  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Bundaberg Brothers Club in Bundaberg, Australia

    Mental Health First Aid Course: The Suicidal Person and Non-suicidal Self Injury

    MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE: The Suicidal Person and Non-suicidal Self Injury

    Mental illness is common in our society with one in five adults experiencing a mental illness in any one year. Half the people who experience mental illness will not seek treatment and delayed treatment will adversely affect the success of any clinical intervention.

    These numbers would indicate that acute hospitals, aged care services, and medical practices would have clients presenting with mental illness that require support and diagnosis – but a large number of these services do not employ mental health trained staff.

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


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  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 08:00 AM through July 25, 2019
    The Leprechaun Room in Bundaberg, Australia

    Mental Health First Aid Course Bundaberg

    The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach Nurses and other Health Care Professionals 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.

    There will also be a number of staff in the workplace who will also experience a mental illness in the next 12 months and your service will need to have the resources to identify those that may need support and ongoing assistance.

    In the workplace Mental Health First Aid works the same as physical first aid – most organisations are training a number of key personnel to become Workplace Mental Health First Aiders who can identify, support, and assist their clients and colleagues during initial diagnosis and in times of crises.

    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

    What the Course Covers:

    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

    Course Learning Outcomes:

    In this session you will:

    • Gain skills to offer initial support to adults developing a mental health problem
    • Gain skills to assist individuals with a worsening mental health problem
    • Gain skills to assist an individual in a mental health crisis
    • Explore the use of these skills in your current clinical practice

    Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion as evidence of their continuing CPD requirements.

    Please Note:

    • Participants who complete this training are eligible to complete an online Accreditation Assessment in order to receive a Mental Health First Aider Certificate of Accreditation valid for 3 years.
    • Any interested Nurse or other health professionals can attend.
    • This course is not a therapy or support group, rather it is an education course to learn how to give mental health first aid support to others.
    • Numbers to this course are limited to a maximum of 30 participants.


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  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 08:00 AM through July 26, 2019
    Burke and Wills in Toowoomba, Australia

    Palliative Care - CPD for All Nurses Seminar

    Palliative Care - CPD for All Nurses Seminar

    Includes: Advance Care Plans; Symptom Management; Holding Difficult Conversations and Much More


    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

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  • Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in Herston, Australia

    Rheumatology in Primary Care

    Hosted by Arthritis Queensland and the Australian Rheumatology Association (QLD Branch), in partnership with Metro North Hospital & Health Service and Brisbane North PHN

    You are invited to join us for this one day update for GPs. 

    The 2019 update will be held at the Clinical Skills Development Services facility at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

    Attendees will enjoy presentations and interactive workshops from some of Queensland's leading rheumatologists, primary care physicians and academics, including:  Dr Paul Kubler, Dr James Martin, Dr Ashleigh Hennessey, Dr Phillip Robinson, Dr Laurel Young and  Dr Navid Adib.

    Featuring :

    •  Dr Laurel Young's Joint Injection Workshop 
    • GP "Tools for Practice" (Health Pathways, Share Care Letters, Referral Guidelines, and more!) 

    A full speakers list and program will be announced shortly. 

    Early Bird tickets $100 until 1 July 2019 ($150 after 1 July)

    Register here.

  • Monday, July 29, 2019 at 08:30 AM through July 30, 2019
    Mercure Townsville in Townsville, Australia

    Townsville Nurses' Conference

    Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Townsville region have access to effective and engaging CPD on an annual basis. We look forward to receiving your support to ensure that this Local Nurses’ Conference is brought to Townsville every July. Book your place at this year’s event and:

    • Gain new knowledge for contemporary practice
    • Network, share experiences, and connect with like-minded colleagues
    • Help meet your CPD requirements
    • Enrich your professional practice and personal growth
    • Improve health outcomes specific to your local community and much, much more…

    We recognise that attending a conference requires planning and the support of your organisation. See below to find out how you can gain support to attend this event.

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