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

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    Brisbane North PHN Lutwyche in Lutwyche , Australia

    Training in the management of acute care needs of RACF residents - Kaiyar

    The Brisbane North Primary Health Network (Brisbane North PHN) extends an invitation to residential aged care facility (RACF) nursing staff in the region to participate in free training and support providing up to 12 professional development hours.

    This unique opportunity will familiarise nurses with five clinical pathways, which have been collaboratively developed by Clinical Excellence Queensland’s Healthcare Improvement Unit, for the management of acute care needs of RACF residents.

    This training and support will be delivered by a nurse practitioner who has expertise in the clinical care of people living in residential aged care and will assist RACFs to address Standard 3 of the Aged Care Standards.

    Kaiyar Group timetable

    • Pathway 1 & 2, Wednesday 29 January, 11.45 - 4.30 pm
    • Pathway 3 & 4, Wednesday 26 February, 11.45 - 4.30 pm
    • Pathway 5, Wednesday, 25 March, 11.45 – 2.30 pm

    (Kaiyar is the Turrbul word for cockatoo).

    For more information or to register click here.

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 08:00 AM through January 31, 2020
    Oaks Calypso Plaza in Coolangatta, 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

    Overview

    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

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/event/seminar/palliative-care-cpd-for-all-nurses?p=2272145006&e=EVENT3764

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 08:00 AM through January 31, 2020
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Defusing Difficult Staff Behaviours Seminar

    Why Attend

    Disruptive behaviours in the healthcare environment increase risk by interfering with the provision of safe patient care. This popular program explores this issue and teaches strategies to deal with a range of disruptive and difficult behaviours. In what can often be a stressful and fast-paced environment, where communication problems, anxiety, and stress can manifest as difficult behaviours that, if not managed skillfully, can escalate to conflict and even aggression. In many workplaces, there is conflict between coworkers, with manipulative or domineering behaviours leading to communication breakdown. Learn skills to identify the triggers and defuse these behaviours before they escalate. This two-day seminar includes topics such as human behaviour, communication, aggression management, and defusing difficult situations when they arise with patients, visitors, and staff. This is an essential learning experience for everyone that works in health care.

    Need for Program

    A positive approach to defusing difficult or disruptive behaviours is essential in healthcare settings. Disruptive behaviour increases the risk of interfering with the provision of safe patient care. Communication problems, anxiety, and stress can manifest as difficult behaviours that, if not managed skillfully, can escalate to conflict and even aggression. Knowing the early interventions that may defuse disruptive situations early and prevent escalation is critical in healthcare today.

    Purpose of Program

    This seminar is designed to teach skills to deescalate and better manage disruptive behaviours of team members, patients, and visitors.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Determine whether conflict in your setting is triggered by a system issue or the behaviour of others.
    • Describe the action you would take in the next week if a system issue is the cause of disruptive behaviour in your workplace.
    • Describe the action you would take in the next week if the cause of the conflict and disruption is the result of particular undesirable behaviours.
    • Implement solution-focused communication

     

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/event/seminar/defusing-disruptive-behaviours?p=2302905001&e=EVENT3758

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 08:00 AM through January 31, 2020
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Defusing Difficult and Disruptive Behaviours Seminar

    Why Attend

    This popular program teaches strategies to deal with a range of disruptive and difficult behaviours in the workplace. Learn skills to identify the triggers and defuse these behaviours before they escalate. Includes:

    • Why conflictual situations emerge
    • Is the problem the system or the people?
    • What are the consequences for the patients when conflictual situations emerge?
    • Identifying difficult behaviours
    • What are the signs of impending conflict?
    • How to ‘talk down’ trouble
    • What do do when tempers get out of control
    This is an essential learning experience for everyone that works in healthcare – not just managers. Book now!

     

    Need for Program

    A positive approach to defusing difficult or disruptive behaviours is essential in healthcare settings. Disruptive behaviour increases the risk of interfering with the provision of safe patient care. Communication problems, anxiety, and stress can manifest as difficult behaviours that, if not managed skillfully, can escalate to conflict and even aggression. Knowing the early interventions that may defuse disruptive situations early and prevent escalation is critical in healthcare today.

    Purpose of Program

    This seminar is designed to teach skills to deescalate and better manage disruptive behaviours of team members, patients, and visitors.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Determine whether conflict in your setting is triggered by a system issue or the behaviour of others.
    • Describe the action you would take in the next week if a system issue is the cause of disruptive behaviour in your workplace.
    • Describe the action you would take in the next week if the cause of the conflict and disruption is the result of particular undesirable behaviours.
    • Implement solution-focused communication strategies for defusing conflict, aggression, and disruptive behaviour relative to the situation.

     

     

    More Info...

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 08:00 AM through January 31, 2020
    Caloundra (venue to be advised) in Caloundra, Australia

    Trauma Fundamentals Seminar

    Professional growth for nurses across Australia is essential if you want your staff to provide the highest standard of care to patients. While there are many areas of medicine nurses need to be up to date on, the treatment of trauma injuries is one of the most fluid and changing departments of a hospital. With constant updates in treatment procedures, diagnostics and understanding, enrolling your nursing team into one of our trauma courses or seminars is an important step in ensuring patient care is kept at the highest possible standard.

    Available across Australia our trauma courses and seminars are a great way to keep the knowledge in your hospital at the cutting edge of medical theory.

    The ECT4Health Trauma Fundamentals Seminar is a two-day course with a comprehensive coverage of physiology, assessment and management of the patient presenting with trauma. This program is designed for Emergency Department nurses or those in rural, remote or acute care facilities who may be involved in the assessment and management of traumatic injuries.

    The content starts with basic cellular overview, oxygen delivery to tissue, nursing assessment, epidemiology of trauma in Australia, shock, burns and trauma to different systems. Differences in the physiology of special populations e.g. children, elderly and pregnant women with be discussed in the context of severe injury and shock.

    At the completion of this seminar, nurses will have an updated approach to assessment, fluid resuscitation and shock management. Whilst the program is basic in its content and will not replace robust study, it serves as an outstanding introduction for the nurse new to emergency, trauma care and rural/remote nursing.

    This program attracts 12 CPD appropriate for general nurses and those holding Endorsements as NP or RIPRN.  CPD for Paramedics is offered in this program.

    Note:  This program is theoretical.  There are no practical workshops associated with this seminar.

    At ECT4Health we run a range of courses aimed at upskilling nurses and paramedics. For more information on our upcoming courses right across Australia, click here.

    ENROL NOW  for Trauma Fundamentals Seminar

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 09:00 AM
    TBA

    Project ECHO Network: Kids & Teens Mental Health & Behaviour

    Do you work with children and young people with behaviour and mental health concerns? Project ECHO can support you in your work through case-based learning. Bring your de-identified cases for advice and support. Join our inter-professional community of practice meetings online.

    https://www.ourphn.org.au/wp-content/uploads/20191218-flyer_-ECHO-Kids-and-teens-.pdf

  • Friday, January 31, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    Brisbane North PHN Lutwyche in Lutwyche , Australia

    Redicase training

    Brisbane North PHN has been conducting monthly face to face Redicase training for new users. The training is open to all mental health service providers (clinicians and administration staff) and PHN staff.

    The training is not mandatory for all new users as Redicase can be easily navigated, referrals commenced and service contacts uploaded with the use of the user manual and/or some workplace training. The training can offer more of an insight into Redicase as well as sharing some tips and tricks that might come in handy.

    The training usually takes about 2 hours and there will be some time at the end to go into any specific aspects of Redicase the group requires.

    Below are the following training dates available:

    • Friday 31 January 1.00 - 4.00 pm Lutwyche Office* (RSVP by 29 January)
    • Friday 28 February 1.00 - 4.00 pm North Lakes office (RSVP by 26 February)
    • Friday 27 March 1.00 - 4.00 pm Lutwyche Office* (RSVP by 25 March)
    • Friday 1 May 1.00 - 4.00 pm North Lakes Office (RSVP by 29 April)
    • Friday 29 May 1.00 - 4.00 pm Lutwyche Office* (RSVP by 27 May)
    • Friday 26 June 1.00 - 4.00 pm North Lakes Office (RSVP by 24 June)

    Brisbane North PHN Lutwyche*: Level 1, Market Central, 120 Chalk Street, Lutwyche Qld 4030

    Brisbane North PHN North Lakes: Level 2, 10 Endeavour Boulevard, North Lakes Qld 4509

    *Please note: Market Central (formerly Lutwyche City Shopping Centre) has now introduced a paid ticketless parking system. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. The shopping centre is also accessible via buses on Lutwyche Road and a main taxi rank. For more information and parking costs, please visit: http://marketcentral.com.au/centre-information/ticketless-parking

    Please make sure you can log into Redicase prior to the training and bring a laptop as we will be creating some test referrals.

    To RSVP please email stephen.giles@brisbanenorthphn.org.au indicating the session you would like to attend. Please advise if there is any specific aspects of Redicase you would like to be addressed.

    Should you be unable to attend any of the above sessions and would still like some training, please contact Steve Giles Coordinator Brisbane MIND stephen.giles@brisbanenorthphn.org.au and other arrangements may be made.

  • Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 05:30 PM
    Brisbane North PHN North Lakes in North Lakes, Australia

    End of Life special interest group

    Health professionals and care workers in the Brisbane North region who care for people at the end of life are invited to join the End of Life Special Interest Group. Join your colleagues for an evening of networking as we discuss topics relevant to palliative and end of life care in our region.

    Topics for discussion:

    • Nurse discernment and the response to suffering at the end of life in acute care - Cheryl Blaber, PhD Student QUT and MNHHS Program Manager, Palliative Care.
    • ‘Around our region’ –  Hear a brief overview from local organisations about what palliative care services they provide.

    Who should attend: Any health worker who provides care at the end of life (you don’t need to be working in a dedicated palliative care role).

    RSVP: Please email agedcareprojects@brisbanenorthphn.org.au by Monday 3 February 2020.

    Please bring a plate of food to share with your colleagues over some networking mocktails.

    For more information on the End of Life Special Interest Group, please contact Rebecca Taylor via Rebecca.Taylor2@health.qld.gov.au or Emma White via emma.white@brisbanenorthphn.org.au

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2020 at 08:00 AM
    Brisbane North PHN North Lakes in North Lakes, Australia

    Training In The Management Of Acute Care Needs Of RACF Residents - Marutchi

    The Brisbane North Primary Health Network (Brisbane North PHN) extends an invitation to residential aged care facility (RACF) nursing staff in the region to participate in free training and support providing up to 12 professional development hours.

    This unique opportunity will familiarise nurses with five clinical pathways, which have been collaboratively developed by Clinical Excellence Queensland’s Healthcare Improvement Unit, for the management of acute care needs of RACF residents.

    This training and support will be delivered by a nurse practitioner who has expertise in the clinical care of people living in residential aged care and will assist RACFs to address Standard 3 of the Aged Care Standards.

    Marutchi Group timetable

    • Pathway 1 & 2, Wednesday 5 February, 11.45 am - 4.30 pm  
    • Pathway 3 & 4, Wednesday 4 March, 11.45 am - 4.30 pm  
    • Pathway 5, Wednesday 1 April, 11.45 pm - 2.30 pm

    (Marutchi is the Turrbul word for black swan).

    For more information or to register click here.

    View other timetables for this training here.