Below we list events that may be of interest to our members:
Neonatal Refresher CourseThis course is designed for qualified Registered Nurses, Midwives and Enrolled Nurses who have previous experience within a Special Care Nursery (SCN) and who are out-of-practice and wish to refresh their knowledge and skills in an acute critical and special care setting for neonates.
It is ideal for neonatal nurses who have taken an extended break, or are working in alternate areas of practice but still meet the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia mandatory registration standards of Recency of Practice and Continuing Professional Development.
Participants will learn contemporary best-practice and renew their confidence while gaining practical experience at Mater Mothers' Hospital Brisbane.
The course is designed to build on your previous special care neonatal skills, knowledge and experience to prepare you for safe practice according to the relevant NMBA registered nurse Standards for Practice.
Throughout the course, participants will:
- gain an understanding of contemporary, evidence-based best practice, in the SCN environment;
- observe and perform a variety of SCN clinical skills with the support of clinical facilitators and educators i.e. low flow oxygen, caring for neonates in incubators and administration of medications;
- receive regular feedback and support from clinical facilitators and educators, and have the opportunity to be individually assessed.
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 the developing problems that can increase 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 in order 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 improve patient outcomes
Bringing Clarity and Common Sense to Wound Management
Cheryl Dezotti is known for her common sense approach to wound management. In this 12-hour seminar, Cheryl will provide you with the key pieces of practical information that will allow you to piece together the wound management puzzle irrespective of your area of clinical practice.
This is a stand-alone CPD wound management seminar, however, should you be participating in the Nursing CPD Institute’s Wound Management Program you will be credited for the completion of Module 5 and Module 6 by attending this 2-day seminar.
- Cloud Based Practices
- My Health Record
- Cyber Attacks
- Platform Fatigue
AAPM Members - $140
Non Members - $260
Registrations Close: 14 March 2019 (unless sold out prior)
CPD Points: This event attracts 20 CPD points for AAPM members. These points will be automatically allocated to member profiles on completion and attendance at the event. Certificate of attendance will be emailed to all registered attendees.
Mental Health First Aid Course for General Nurses and Other Health Professionals
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.
Common challenges in primary care: fracture management
A joint initiative between Metro North Hospital and Health Service and Brisbane North PHN
Join us for an evening of practical education on fracture management and immobilisation techniques, while networking with orthopaedic specialists and fellow GPs.
This interactive case-based and practical workshop will explore the principles of fracture management and bone healing including reviewing radiological imaging. The workshop will explore optimum treatment and management for patients with a range of common fractures and musculoskeletal injuries seen in the primary care setting.
The event will include opportunities to:
- discuss and apply the general principles of fracture management and healing
- discuss common signs of bone healing and radiology including red flags and escalation pathways to ensure safe and effective management
- discuss and apply a range of immobilisation techniques for optimum healing
- discuss current referral pathways to orthopaedic clinics in Metro North including the Musculoskeletal Primary Care Pathway.
Educational Meeting on Eczema
Hosted by Professor Pete Smith at Allergy Medical
Eczema, particularly in infancy is the start of a journey for food and inhalant allergies. The management of eczema has many factors and you may need several layers sorted out before you control things. Eczema is a risk factor for peanut allergy and we will discuss how to implement food introduction practices.
For more information please contact Anita McGonigle via email or 0402 199 948
Hosted by the Benchmarque Group
The Otitis Media Management Program is a nationally accredited program and is fully funded by the federal Department of Health under the Ear and Hearing Health Project.
The Otitis Media Management Program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for professionals working in Indigenous health to safely assess the aural health of individuals and implement best practice management guidelines.
At the successful completion of this program the clinician should:
- have knowledge and understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the ear
- be able to perform a comprehensive ear health assessment
- recognise abnormalities of the auditory system
- recognise the need for refer to medical staff or specialist
- give the patient a comprehensive explanation of examination findings
- document the examination findings and outcome in the patient’s history.
This program is available to registered and enrolled nurses, GPs, audiometrists, Indigenous health care workers, and allied health care workers.
For more information please download the flyer.
Hosted by Black Dog Institute
Despite improved awareness and education, there are still some presentations of depression that are highly challenging for clinicians to manage in the primary care setting . Depression Dilemmas is a new interactive workshop that tackles areas of treating mood disorders that clinicians can find particularly demanding. Using case studies as the platform for learning, the program explores strategies to tackle depression in the context of alcohol use disorder, late-life depression and depression that is failing to remit despite seemingly adequate treatment. Open to both general practitioners and psychologists, this advanced workshop also provides an opportunity for the two professions to interact, share each other’s perspective and problem solve together.
1. Depression & Alcohol
2. Late life depression
3. Difficult to treat depression
GPs, GP Registrars, Psychologists, Counsellors, Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals
• 40 RACGP QI&CPD Category 1 Points
• 30 ACCRM PRPD
• Mental Health Skills Training (GPMHSC)
• 6 CPD Hours (psychologists)
• 6 OPD Hours (counsellors)
• AASW Endorsed Activity
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 becoming 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 of 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 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