Below we list events that may be of interest to our members:
The Perioperative Patient Journey: from preoperative, operative, and post-operative
Including operating theatre and surgical ward Nursing.
This Conference will provide vital information about the care of the surgical patient – preop, operative, and postop. This will include the use of contemporary case studies as the content explores the patient journey through the operating theatre and into the surgical ward environment.Surgical adverse events are not uncommon. Australian research has shown that adverse surgical events were highly preventable in 47.6 per cent of cases.
The key to preventing deaths intraoperatively and in the first 48 hours after surgery is timely, high-quality pre- and postoperative patient care.
This Conference will enhance knowledge of the Nurse working in the operating suite (perianaesthesia and perioperative nurse) and Nurses working in the surgical ward.
- To explore and more deeply understand the surgical process and how this may impact on adverse events,
- To provide evidence-based information about the preoperative, operative, and post-operative assessment requirements to prevent poor outcomes,
- To discuss and understand the physiology and treatment of some perioperative emergency situations
- To come away feeling educated, empowered and realising that perioperative and Surgical Nurses are brilliant!
Life Threatening Presentations – Recognition and Treatment
This innovative conference is designed to provide clinicians with essential skills relating to the assessment & management of patients who are experiencing life threatening emergencies.
The conference program will cover a variety of clinical conditions, which if not recognised & treated promptly may result in either death or significant morbidity for the patient.This conference is designed to facilitate the application of a problem-solving approach to the assessment & management of a wide variety of patient conditions and will present the latest in research & management guidelines for each of the conditions discussed.
Topics will include Respiratory Problems – including hypoxemia and hypercarbia and tension pneumothorax, Chest x-ray interpretation, Arterial Blood Gas analysis, Shock, Anaphylaxis, Chest Pain, Drowning, Thrombolytic Therapy, Diabetic Emergencies, Acute Pulmonary Oedema, Envenomation & Stroke.
- Describe the assessment & management of the patient with respiratory problems such as hypoxaemia, hypercarbia, & tension pneumothorax
- Describe the pathogenesis, signs & symptoms of Anaphylaxis, & the management strategies that may be employed to treat the patient
- Describe the assessment (including signs & symptoms) & management of the patient with Diabetic decompensation with any of the following conditions; hypoglycaemia, diabetic ketoacidosis.
- Describe the assessment & management of the patient who has been, or may have been envenomated
This wound management conference is designed to provide clinicians with essential knowledge relating to the assessment & best practice management of clients with Chronic, Hard to Heal and Complex Wounds.
The conference program will cover a variety of wounds and a plethora of Wound Management strategies with a focus on the provision of strategies to use when human resources and wound management products are limited.
The conference content will provide participants enhanced practical wound assessment strategies and will present the latest in research & management guidelines for each of the wound types discussed.
Topics will include Comprehensive Best Practice Wound Assessment, Standards for Wound Prevention and Management, Lower leg Ulcers, Wound Biofilm identification and management, Wound infection Management, Specialised populations and Complex wounds.
- Review the key components of a comprehensive wound assessment and the clues that assist with wound product selection
- Explore in detail the most common types of chronic, hard to heal and complex wounds
- Examine best practice guidelines and strategies to promote wound healing in Hard to Heal Wounds
- Discover the ‘go-to wound product’ categories and gain an understanding of their mode of action
Adolescent Mental Health for the General Nurse Conference
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.
The onset of the most common mental health conditions that we see in general health care settings begins in adolescence. This conference is relevant to those Nurses who work in the acute care setting, community health setting, medical practices, youth services, schools, or other settings where there may be an adolescent client.
The information is as valid for the clinician as it is for parents, grandparents, and other family members.In this program, you will learn how to assist an adolescent who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until expert professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
You will learn about adolescent development, the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems in young people, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in crisis situations.Mental health problems covered:
- Depression and anxiety
- Eating disorders
- Substance use problems
Mental health crises covered:
- Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
- Non-suicidal self-injury
- Panic attacks
- Traumatic events
Severe psychotic states
- Severe effects from alcohol or other drug use
- Aggressive behaviours.
- Gain skills to offer initial support to adolescents 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
Fourteen hours of this Conference consist of the delivery of the Youth Mental Health First Aid Course auspiced by Mental Health First Aid Australia and endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing.
To receive Mental Health First Aid Australian Accreditation, including the additional certificate awarded by them you will need to attend all 14 hours of face to face lectures provided in this conference.
More Info: https://www.nfnn.com.au/event/adolescent-mental-health-conference/
We invite you to attend Wounds 2020!
Wounds Australia is the peak body for wound care and management in Australia through advocacy, education and research.
The theme for the 2020 conference is Connect, Collaborate, Innovate. The vision of the conference is to open our minds to new concepts in the challenge to prevent and manage wounds. This conference will highlight current data and innovative solutions for the complex wound aetiologies, treatments and systems of care that many of us face every day. Connect with colleagues, industry and experts in clinical practice, theory and research. Collaborate with your new and old connections to solve problems and share innovations. Innovate – gain inspiration to develop and implement innovations in wound management.
Wounds Australia encourages you to think differently, using global learnings on change and innovation to make a difference for your patients, community and practice.
This conference will explore some of the interesting, obscure, and devastating conditions that your patients may present within a variety of clinical settings. The knowledge gained will encourage you to look beyond the obvious and enable you to enhance your assessment and clinical management skills.
Join us and our Conference Partners, Education at Sea, for our Exploring the Human Face of Primary Health Care Conference as we discover the splendour and beauty that is Cambodia.We will spend 9 days exploring this unique destination in and around Seim Reap and Phnom Penh.
Visit local hospitals and health services to meet our fellow healthcare colleagues.
- Gain an understanding of the issues impacting on public health delivery in Australia
- Explore a number of common and not so common conditions that clients may present with
- Examine any commonalities of condition presentation with our Cambodian Colleagues
- Identify possible future implications of the public health requirements for the Australian population