Events

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

 

  • Thursday, August 01, 2019 at 08:00 AM through January 28, 2020
    Mater Education

    Neuropsychiatry Certificate

    Mater's Neuropsychiatry Certificate is an Australian-first program, designed to support psychiatry registrars, neurology registrars, junior psychiatrists and junior neurologists, to effectively assess and manage neuropsychiatric disorders.

    As a collaborative between Mater's Center for Neuroscience and Department of Psychiatry, and Mater Education, the six-month program provides participants with the opportunity to:

    • attend supervised treatments and management of patients with neuropsychiatric disorders,
    • participate in a range of specialist case planning meetings and research events, and
    • present a case study and current evidence pertaining to neuropsychiatry texts and current journal articles as part of their learning.

    Participants will receive first-hand exposure to neuropsychiatric disorders including Parkinson’s, Functional Neurological Disorder (FND), Epilepsy and Cognitive Impairment, with supervision and endorsement by the treating neurologist or psychiatrist.

    Endorsed by the Queensland Neuropsychiatry Section of RANZCP, certification provides access to:

    • Professional networks and discussion forums
    • Networking opportunities within research and education
    • Contact with specialty neurologists and psychiatrists.

    More Info: https://www.matereducation.qld.edu.au/Professional-development-learning/Neuroscience/Neuropsychiatry-Certificate

  • Monday, November 11, 2019 at 08:00 AM through November 12, 2019
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Medicines: Improve Your Knowledge Seminar

    Overview

    Medicines are one of the highest risk areas of practice for all nurses. This vital update will increase your confidence in:

    Preventing medicine errors

    How medicines act and are metabolised

    Safe administration and storage of medicines

    Common medicine interactions and side effects

    Where to look for credible medicine information

    How to educate patients about their medicines

    This seminar is for all nurses who have not had a formal update in medicines education in the past 18 months. Come and “TOP UP” your knowledge!

    Need for Program

    The administration of medicines is one of the riskiest areas of nursing practice and requires a thorough understanding of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. In this context, it is imperative that medicine interactions and unwanted side effects are readily identified. The combination of new and current medicines requires nurses to continually expand their knowledge and that of their patients. The onus for safe and quality practice remains with the professional handling of medicine. It is, therefore, imperative that nurses engage in evidence-based education.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this seminar is to provide up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge about the safe and quality use of medicines in nursing practice.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Analyse key concepts in pharmacology, such as how medicines exert their action, why the body’s handling of a medicine differs between individuals, and how these relate to appropriate dosage
    • Explain the reasons for different dosage forms and the advantages and disadvantages of different routes of administration
    • Source and appraise information about medicines and explain to a student nurse or colleague how to find and identify high-quality sources of information
    • Recognise circumstances that expose patients to medication misadventure and how to avoid them

     

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/event/seminar/medicines-general-update-for-all-nurses?p=1848285015&e=EVENT3469

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    TBA - Toowoomba

    Become a workplace coach

    Leadership skills in any occupation drive change. But in the nursing profession, leadership skills are vital to patient care and advocacy, regardless of your title or position. Are you ready to step up and stand out, taking your leadership skills to the next level?


    Become a workplace coach

    Coaching skills are vital to every professional. Whether you are a nurse manager, a registered nurse working in Aged Care and leading aged care workers, or a nurse providing care to and advocating for your patients. Coaching skills are essential!

    In this course we look into ways coaching skills can be applied in your workplace, and what the benefits are of using workplace coaching in day to day practice. We focus on you as a workplace coach, as you are your own most powerful coaching tool. During the day we look at various coaching models and explore ways to build a coaching culture in your team. It will be an active day in which you will practice your coaching skills and be challenged to try out new techniques, ultimately expanding your coaching toolbox.

    What is workplace coaching?

    • The difference between coaching, mentoring, supervision
    • Why coaching skills are so important in a workplace
    • The latest research on coaching and coaching skills

    You as a workplace coach

    • The most powerful tool while coaching: you
      • Starting point: judgement vs curiosity
      • Be aware: your own beliefs, stereotypes, strengths and pitfalls
    • Coaching techniques

    Coaching models

    • Positive psychology
    • Solution and problem focused coaching approach

    Building a coaching culture in your team

    • Coaching and employee engagement
    • Coaching and change management

    We will end the day by finalising your own workplace coaching development action plan that you have created. This action plan enables you to transfer all your learnings to your workplace, and make you stand up and stand out, as the workplace coach you are!

    ACN Leadership courses are interactive and challenging. We teach knowledge through concepts, theories and latest research. We develop new skills through experimental learning and put freshly acquired knowledge into practice. We help you transfer your learnings into your workplace through practical action planning. Be ready to take this adventure…you will be challenged!

    TO REGISTER

    Sign in or create an account to secure your place today.

    ACN members

    Please log in with your ACN member number (username) and password. If you do not know your password, click the forgot my password link or contact our membership team on 1800 061 660.

    Non-members

    Please click 'create a new account' and follow the prompts.

    By registering for this event/short course you are agreeing to the registration Event Terms and Conditions
  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 09:00 AM through November 24, 2019
    P&O Pacific Aria

    Recognition and Clinical Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient - PNG

    Recognition and Clinical Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient - PNG

    12 November - 23 November 2019

    Developing knowledge on how to recognise and perform advanced clinical assessment on a patient who is deteriorating is an expectation of the evolving role of the Clinical Nurse.

    In this Conference, we will explore the assessment of a patient with a variety of clinical disorders and conditions that include cardiac, respiratory, abdominal, and electrolyte imbalance. The teaching methodology will contain clinical scenarios that will assist the Nurse to recognise clinical deterioration and apply a critical thinking approach. The communication strategies to support patient assessment will also be investigated.
     
    Assertion training is incorporated into the Conference content in recognition of this skill as a vital component of ensuring effective communication within the health care team.

    Knowledge + Critical Thinking + Assertive Skills = Expert Nurse.

    All three of these components will be explored in this conference framework.

    Conference Learning Outcomes:

    • Explore the skills required to recognise and undertake clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient
    • Review a variety of clinical conditions relating to cardiac and respiratory disease, abdominal disorders, and electrolyte imbalance
    • Discover how to apply critical thinking via a scenario-based teaching approach
    • Gain assertiveness skills to enhance effective communication, and timely intervention, within the health care team

    The Presenters:

     

    Anne Evans-Murray

    Anne Evans-Murray, Registered Nurse; Registered Counsellor; Certificate 1V in Assessment and Workplace Training; Upgraded certificate 1V in Training and Assessment; Diploma of Counselling (Grief and Loss, Relationship Counselling); Bachelor of Health Science; Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary); Masters in Education (Curriculum Development); Graduate Certificate in....Read More>>

     

    Dr Pam Savage

    Pam has an extensive background in clinical nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas.

    As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers....Read More>>

    What's included in your Conference registration?

    • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information equating to 24 CPD Hours
    • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
    • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
    • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
    • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
    • Editable presentation-note handouts that can be downloaded to your device of choice or printed, whichever you choose
    • A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
    • The opportunity to meet as a group in various open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
    • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
    • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
    • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

     

    More Info: https://www.nursesfornurses.com.au/events/234/Recognition-and-Clinical-Assessment-of-the-Deteriorating-Patient-PNG?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20August%202018%20-%20Sue&utm_content=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20August%202018%20-%20Sue+CID_6cd3fce8f8e17e8c79cef35fd4f46000&utm_source=NfN%20Enews%20Campaigns&utm_term=Click%20for%20more%20information

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 09:00 AM through November 24, 2019
    P&O Pacific Aria

    Dermatology Nursing - Papua New Guinea

    Dermatology Nursing - Papua New Guinea

    “We don’t save lives – we change lives” | #dermatology #nurse

    12 November - 23 November 2019

    This conference was first delivered in 2018. This current program extends on the original content presented as well as incorporating new content not covered in the first program.

    Dermatology is a huge field and, like any other speciality, requires clinicians to hold the specific knowledge to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment options for the patient. This Conference will explore the latest best practice clinical guidelines on the key concepts of Dermatology Nursing.

    The content is as relevant to the Nurse working in a Dermatology practice as it is to the Nurse wanting to find out more about Dermatology to use in their general practice and patient education.

    Conference Learning Outcomes:

    • Explore clinical aspects of dermatological conditions and the signs and symptoms commonly associated
    • Investigate the treatment options available for the dermatological conditions discussed
    • Examine the most common dermatological conditions that may present to your service
    • Update your knowledge on the current best practice clinical guidelines

    The Presenters:

     

     

    Sharon Hudson

    Sharon is a Registered Nurse with a passion for education, dermatology and clinical research. With past presidential roles in the Australian Dermatology Nurses

    Association and the International Skincare Nursing Group, she has an exceptional knowledge of clinical dermatology and the information required by Nurses who work within this speciality environment.

    Sharon is currently working in dermatology as a clinician....Read More>>

     

    Dr Pam Savage

    Pam has an extensive background in clinical nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas.

    As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers. Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition....Read More>>

    What's included in your Conference registration?

    • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information equating to 24 CPD Hours
    • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
    • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
    • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
    • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
    • Editable presentation-note handouts that can be downloaded to your device of choice or printed, whichever you choose
    • A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
    • The opportunity to meet as a group in various open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
    • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
    • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
    • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

     

    More Info: https://www.nursesfornurses.com.au/events/233/Dermatology-Nursing-Papua-New-Guinea?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20August%202018%20-%20Sue&utm_content=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20August%202018%20-%20Sue+CID_6cd3fce8f8e17e8c79cef35fd4f46000&utm_source=NfN%20Enews%20Campaigns&utm_term=Click%20for%20more%20information

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 09:00 AM through November 24, 2019
    P&O Pacific Aria

    The Legal Implications of Nursing Practice - PNG

    The Legal Implications of Nursing Practice - PNG

    #nurses #nursinglaw

    12 November - 23 November 2019

    In this conference, we will explore the key legal concepts that impact Nursing practice and gain the knowledge and skill to make effective decisions for patient and staff safety and confidence.

    Dr Pam Savage has a formidable reputation as a Registered Nurse and Barrister in the ability to translate the legal ramifications of health service delivery to the practical application in the Nursing setting.

    Conference Learning Outcomes:

    • Assess how the legal system influences the provision of health services and professional practice in Australia through health care legislation and common law.
    • Analyse aspects of health practice and policy from an ethical and legal standpoint.
    • Discuss how various laws, professional standards, and legislative requirements are incorporated into daily nursing practice.
    • Apply legal and professional standards to situations in order to make safe and effective decisions for safe practice

    The Presenter: Dr Pam Savage

    Pam has an extensive background in clinical nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas.

    As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers.

    Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and....Read More>>

    What's included in your Conference Registration:

    • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information equating to 27 CPD Hours
    • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
    • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
    • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
    • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
    • Editable presentation-note handouts that can be downloaded to your device of choice or printed, whichever you choose
    • A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
    • The opportunity to meet as a group in various open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
    • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
    • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
    • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

     

    More Info: https://www.nursesfornurses.com.au/events/232/The-Legal-Implications-of-Nursing-Practice-PNG?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20August%202018%20-%20Sue&utm_content=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20August%202018%20-%20Sue+CID_6cd3fce8f8e17e8c79cef35fd4f46000&utm_source=NfN%20Enews%20Campaigns&utm_term=Click%20for%20more%20information

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 04:30 PM
    Mater Hospital in South Brisbane, Australia

    Open disclosure workshop

    Open disclosure workshop

    Hosted by Mater Education


    This course aims to prepare any health professional who may be involved in Open Disclosure conversations, to conduct them with transparency and compassion.

    When things go wrong in the health care system, patients and families have the right to be informed. A health professional's engagement with consumers at these difficult times will shape the experience, impact attitudes towards ongoing treatment options, and the consumer's future engagement with clinicians and health services.

    Lean to conduct effective open disclosure conversations to manage adverse events compassionately for consumers and staff, as well as improving communication and organisational systems.

     

    Participants may be able to self-allocate 3.5 CPD hours as per the requirements of their professional body.

    Click here for more information.

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 08:00 AM through November 15, 2019
    Mecure Hotel in Brisbane, Australia

    Trauma Nursing Seminar

    Overview

    Many nurses will be faced with patients who have suffered physical trauma. Make sure you are confident and up-to-date with best practice in these situations. Attend this seminar to improve your knowledge and build confidence in:

    • How to conduct a primary assessment
    • What’s essential when preparing to receive a trauma patient
    • Safe care for a patient with spinal trauma
    • How to assess and manage head, abdominal, pelvic, and musculoskeletal trauma
    • What’s different when trauma affects pregnant women and paediatric patients
    • What to do in a burns situation and much, much more…

    Attend this highly evaluated and informative seminar. Book now!

    Need for Program

    In Australia, deaths resulting from trauma are commonly caused by falls, self-harm, unintentional injury, and transport accidents. Nurses who practice in hospitals, emergency departments, primary health care, and rural or remote area nursing are often the frontline responders or carers of the people who suffer such injuries. Your ability to rapidly assess a person with traumatic injury is essential for harm minimisation. In addition, high-level clinical decision-making combined with evidence-based knowledge ensures that optimum patient-care and better long-term outcomes are achieved for people affected by traumatic injury.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this seminar is to provide nurses with the current evidence and underpinning principles of best-practice nursing management of people with physical trauma.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Correlate the underpinning principles of trauma management to the pathophysiology and “mechanism of injury” to achieve the best patient outcomes
    • Provide evidence-based trauma nursing care contingent on the capacity and resources of the setting within which you practice
    • Develop and extend primary assessment skills for a wide range of scenarios to improve short- and long-term patient outcomes
    • Confidently prioritise nursing actions when a complex range of trauma situations occur

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/trauma-nursing

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 08:00 AM through November 29, 2019
    Cruise - Pacific Aria

    The Legal Implications of Nursing Practice

    THE LEGAL IMPLICATION OF NURSING PRACTICE

    24 CPD Hours

     

    Welcome – we hope you enjoy exploring the Conference information below. If you would like to secure your place or have any further questions please complete the enquiry form or call Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577.

    In this conference, we will explore the key legal concepts that impact Nursing practice and gain the knowledge and skill to make effective decisions for patient and staff safety with confidence.

    Dr Pam Savage has a formidable reputation, as a Registered Nurse and Barrister, in her ability to translate the legal ramifications of health service delivery to the practical application in the Nursing setting.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Assess how the legal system influences the provision of health services and professional practice in Australia through health care legislation and common law.
    • Analyse aspects of health practice and policy from an ethical and legal standpoint.
    • Discuss how various laws, professional standards, and legislative requirements are incorporated into daily nursing practice.
    • Apply legal and professional standards to situations in order to make safe and effective decisions for safe practice

     

    More Info: https://www.nfnn.com.au/event/legal-implications-png/

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 08:00 AM through November 29, 2019
    Cruise - Pacific Aria

    Dermatology Nursing Conference

    Dermatology Nursing Conference

    24 CPD Hours

     

    Welcome – we hope you enjoy exploring the Conference information below. If you would like to secure your place or have any further questions please complete the enquiry form or call Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577.

    This conference was first delivered in 2018 in conjunction with our Conference Partners, Education at Sea. This current program extends on the original content presented as well as incorporating new content not covered in the first program.

    Dermatology is a huge field and, like any other speciality, requires clinicians to hold the specific knowledge to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment options for the patient. This Conference will explore the latest best practice clinical guidelines on the key concepts of Dermatology Nursing.

    The content is as relevant to the Nurse working in a Dermatology practice as it is to the Nurse wanting to find out more about Dermatology to use in their general practice and patient education.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Explore clinical aspects of dermatological conditions and the signs and symptoms commonly associated
    • Investigate the treatment options available for the dermatological conditions discussed
    • Examine the most common dermatological conditions that may present to your service
    • Update your knowledge on the current best practice clinical guidelines

    More Info: https://www.nfnn.com.au/event/dermatology-png-2019/