Events

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

 

  • Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 09:00 AM through June 12, 2020
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Assessment: General Clinical Nursing Seminar

    Why Attend

    This seminar will assist you to conduct better clinical nursing assessments. This is an opportunity for you to update your general clinical assessment skills within a practical and interactive environment. Learn about:

    • Taking a history
    • Building trust with a patient
    • The difference between primary and secondary assessment
    • How to select the correct assessment tool
    • Anatomy and physiology in relation to a wide range of systems, including common or serious presentations
    • Stepping up your clinical reasoning skills
    • Numerous case studies to highlight key findings, as well as commonly missed signs and symptoms

    Attend this two-day seminar if you have not had formal education on this topic in the past 12 months. Book now!

    Need for Program

    A fundamental aspect of nursing care is the ability to conduct a comprehensive patient assessment and interpret and act on the relevant findings. New techniques and evidence are always emerging, which will impact on assessment knowledge and skills that already exist. Closing the gap between what is already known and any new aspects of assessment is necessary if critical thinking is to be maintained at a high level.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this seminar is to offer all nurses an opportunity to update their general clinical assessment skills.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Improve patient comfort during an assessment by preparing the person physically and psychosocially, including through selecting the most appropriate assessment tool
    • Confidently take a meaningful patient history in accordance with best practice so as to extract the relevant knowledge within the context of the person’s condition
    • Correlate clinical assessment findings with the pathophysiological processes that occur across a range of body systems
    • Document findings and apply a range of appropriate and timely evidence-based nursing interventions to a patient following a comprehensive assessment

    More Information can be found on Ausmed's Website

  • Monday, June 15, 2020 at 08:30 AM through June 16, 2020
    Mercure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Linking Diet and Disease Conference

    Why Attend

    As a population, we need to ask: how exactly is diet linked to disease? The growing relationship between chronic illness and food means that, increasingly, nurses are required to know how and why a person’s health is related to their diet. Attend this conference to discover:

    • Health considerations when transitioning into a plant-based diet
    • When clean eating becomes a mental health issue
    • How fussy eating can lead to permanent damage
    • Why diets are not one-size-fits-all and much, much more…
  • Monday, June 15, 2020 at 08:30 AM through June 16, 2020
    Mercure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Law: Nursing Practice and Accountability Seminar

    Law: Nursing Practice and Accountability Seminar

    Two-Day Seminar

    Why Attend

    Safe and accountable practice requires all nurses need to be mindful of and understand the implications of their legal responsibilities. Attend this two-day seminar and find out about:

    • How does modern law affect your practice?
    • What are the legal implications of not using best-available evidence in your practice?
    • How does the law interpret Codes of Practice and Standards?
    • How are unsafe medicine practices viewed by the law?
    • Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter: what is acceptable on social media?
    • Who is responsible for your CPD?
    • Mandatory reporting – what’s your legal responsibility?

    Don’t miss this opportunity to gain important knowledge. Book now!

    Need for Program

    There are potential risks that manifest in all areas of nursing care. Every year nurses are involved in cases that invariably include a failure of duty of care at some level. Nurses have a legal and ethical duty encompassing all that they do in order to protect the public from harm. Ignorance of the law is not a defence when something goes wrong. Therefore, knowledge of relevant laws across jurisdictions is of critical importance to all professionals and ultimately, their patients.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this seminar is to offer nurses a forum to debate and enhance their knowledge of modern law as it affects their practice

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Use knowledge regarding the accountability and legal frameworks that apply to safe patient outcomes in all aspects of practice
    • Know the professionally appropriate steps to take when there is a failure of duty of care
    • Define professional boundaries and how this relates to the use of social media in a health care context
    • Reflect on legal case studies that involve nurses and other health professionals and their consequences including how to prevent such occurrences in the future

     

  • Monday, June 15, 2020 at 08:30 AM through June 16, 2020
    Kondari Hotel & Resort in Hervey Bay, Australia

    Hervey Bay Nurses' Conference

    Why Attend

    This general nurses’ conference is an ideal way for you to update your knowledge about a range of nursing topics each year. Book your place at this upcoming conference and:

    • Keep up-to-date
    • 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…

    Attending a conference requires planning and, often, the support of your organisation. See below and find out how you can gain support to attend this event.

     

    More info is available on Ausmed's Website

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 06:00 PM through June 21, 2020
    Brisbane Convention Centre

    Cancer Nurses Society of Australia 23rd Annual Congress

    The program will commence on Thursday 18 June 2020, with a series of Pre-Congress Symposia, followed by a two day Congress program, featuring plenary and concurrent sessions, which will conclude at 3.15pm on Saturday 20 June 2020.

    Further program information coming soon.

    http://www.cnsacongress.com.au/home

  • Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 06:00 PM through June 19, 2020
    Voco Gold Coast in Surfers Paradise, Australia

    Diabetes: Nursing Management Seminar Gold Coast

    More Info Here...

    Diabetes: Nursing Management Seminar

    Two-Day Seminar: Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Blood Glucose Monitoring, Insulin Administration, Prevention of Complications, Patient Education, and Lifestyle Modification

    Why Attend

    Attend this seminar to learn about modern nursing care and the management of people affected by diabetes mellitus. Update your knowledge of:

    • Current protocols for the administration of insulin
    • Measurement and management of blood glucose levels
    • Lifestyle factors relating to diabetes mellitus
    • Patient education strategies
    • Prevention of complications

    Attend this consistently highly evaluated program if you have not had a formal diabetes update in the past 18 months.

    Need for Program

    Diabetes is becoming more prevalent worldwide, and the associated nursing care is increasingly more complex. Nurses are at the forefront of both the prevention and management of diabetes and are critical to patient education and the minimisation of complications. Nurses across a wide range of healthcare settings have a key role in managing diabetes. Therefore, all nurses need ongoing access to quality education in order to be well informed about the latest evidence and best practice in the management of this complex chronic illness.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this seminar is to provide nurses with a general update on modern adult diabetes management that translates into improved outcomes for patients with diabetes.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Complete an assessment of a patient with diabetes and implement an evidence-based plan of care
    • Evaluate assessment techniques for patients with diabetes, including the effective use of tools, such as blood glucose meters, pathology, and monofilaments
    • Recognise when a person has metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes, or issues with glycaemic control, and know how to develop an appropriate nursing care plan to prevent escalation of disease
    • Determine how lifestyle factors that impact on diabetes management relate to strategies for patient education

    More Info Here

  • Friday, July 03, 2020 at 08:00 AM through July 11, 2020
    Carnival Splendor

    Keeping Afloat in Perioperative Nursing

    Perioperative Nursing is a wonderful dynamic and challenging Nursing speciality. It is a team sport where medical, nursing and ancillary staff are thrust together in a team environment. When this works well it is a masterpiece to behold, however when personalities and unforeseen circumstances arise, it can be fraught with difficulties.

    This conference is designed to look at evidence-based literature and a deeper understanding of the perioperative environment.

    We will explore some of the possible emergency situations perioperative Nurses may face, and, provide knowledge to perform during these emergencies with confidence skill and know-how to deliver safer patient care.

    Perioperative Nursing is not always taught in the undergraduate curricula thus the importance of post registration education in this specialty area cannot be overestimated. This Conference will suit both novice and experienced Perioperative Nurses.

    Learning Outcomes
    • To explore and more deeply understand the perioperative environment and how this may impact on adverse events,
    • To provide evidence-based information about perioperative incidents from a case history perspective, and explore how we can prepare and prevent these occurrences,
    • To discuss and understand the physiology and treatment of some perioperative emergency situations
    • To come away feeling educated, empowered and realising that perioperative nurses are brilliant!

    More Info: https://www.nfnn.com.au/event/keeping-afloat-in-perioperative-nursing/

  • Friday, July 03, 2020 at 08:00 AM through July 11, 2020
    Carnival Splendor

    Workplace Wellness Conference

    What is this Conference all about?

    Listen to our fabulous presenter, Nicole Nash-Arnold as she explains what this conference will focus on.

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/3srqbjy4akbXU9dJvuZr79

    Now, from the outset, let me say this: if you think because you’re not a nurse manager, you can’t nurse your culture back to good health, then frankly, that’s like saying the only person responsible for delivering great patient outcomes is the doctor.   

    Patient outcomes rely on every single member of the multidisciplinary team: and I mean from the consultant physician to the ward cleaner.  We all have a part to play.  If one jigsaw piece falls out, then those optimal patient outcomes simply cannot be delivered. 

    Culture is exactly the same.

    They say stress won’t kill you, but your reaction to it will. 

    Workplace stress is considered the number one performance killer in organisations: $125 billion is spent annually in Australia for poor wellbeing of workers who are stressed and struggling.

    During this conference, I promise two things:

    One: I’m going to reorient your perceptions about the profound impact you can truly have in curing toxic workplaces.  After all, there’s nothing more disillusioning than feeling powerless in a place where you probably spend a considerable amount of your time.

    Two: I’m going to give you a 4-step strategy to nursing your workplace back to good health: I call it Code GREaT.

    Learning Outcomes
    • Identify the core elements to workplace stress and poor organisation culture
    • Analyse the potential opportunities for cognitively restructuring our mindset towards our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous healthcare industry
    • Adapt multiple strategies to deliver a meaningful contribution to nursing our sick workplace cultures back to good health
    • Execute on an action plan to deliver on key deliverables, including improving your workplace culture, re-evaluating how to see individuals and reducing your workplace-related stress

    More Info: https://www.nfnn.com.au/event/workplace-wellness-conference/

  • Monday, July 27, 2020 at 08:00 AM through July 28, 2020
    Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters in Mermaid Waters, Australia

    Standard Mental Health First Aid Course Gold Coast

    Standard Mental Health First Aid Course

    12 CPD Hours

    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.

    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.

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

     

    More Info: https://www.nfnn.com.au/event/mhfa-gold-coast-2020/

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters in Mermaid Waters, Australia

    Mental Health First Aid: Conversations about Suicide Workshop Gold Coast

    Mental Health First Aid: Conversations about Suicide Workshop

    4 CPD Hours

    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.

    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.

    At the completion of the course, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person. This is not a postvention course and is not recommended for individuals recently bereaved by suicide.

    The MHFA for the Suicidal Person course is not a therapy or a support group and it is important that people undertaking the course are feeling relatively robust when they undertake it.

    Specific postvention support services can be found at the Beyond Blue website.

     

    More Info: https://www.nfnn.com.au/event/mhfa-suicide-gold-coast-2020/