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, September 23, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Mater Education

    Mother & Infant Care for Enrolled Nurses

    Mater Education in partnership with Mater Mothers’ Hospitals now offers the opportunity for Enrolled Nurses (ENs) to increase their skills and knowledge to care for new mothers and babies in the midwifery care environment.

    The post-graduate program is designed for enrolled nurses who are currently working in healthcare or midwifery led care, who would like to develop their knowledge and skills as an EN in the midwifery environment.

    Participants will learn:

    • anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system
    • anatomy and physiology of the breast and lactogenesis
    • physiological changes to the neonate
    • care of the newborn
    • complications of the newborn
    • postnatal care of women
    • complications in the postnatal period.

    This course requires participants to complete three learning modules:

    1. Theoretical learning
    2. Practical workshops
    3. Clinical placement in Mater Mothers’ Hospital.

    More Info: https://www.matereducation.qld.edu.au/Professional-development-learning/Maternity-Infant-Care/Mother-Infant-Care-for-Enrolled-Nurses

  • Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 08:00 AM through September 27, 2019
    Mater Education

    Resuscitation & Life Support - Neonatal Resuscitation (NeoResus)

    The NeoResus program is a specialised training program to train healthcare professionals in newborn resuscitation. The aim is to provide participants with evidence-based skills in assessment, intervention and crisis resource management. This full-day program is designed to offer participants with varying levels of experience in newborn resuscitation the opportunity to learn in an interprofessional and simulation based environment.

    Skills and knowledge developed during this course:

    • Initial steps of assessment of a newborn baby after birth
    • Determining a baby’s requirement for assistance to establish and maintain effective breathing
    • Assisting the baby to breathe using a variety of positive pressure ventilation devices
    • Providing external chest compressions if initial resuscitation measures fail to restore adequate circulation
    • Endotracheal intubation and strapping
    • Establishing vascular access during a resuscitation at birth
    • Administration of drugs and volume expanders during newborn resuscitation

    More Info: https://www.matereducation.qld.edu.au/Professional-development-learning/Resuscitation-Life-Support/Neonatal-Resuscitation

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 08:00 AM through October 11, 2019
    RACV Royal Pines Resort in Benowa, Australia

    ASBD's 12th Scientific Meeting

    ASBD's 12th Scientific Meeting will be held 10-12 October 2019 at RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

    The theme of the conference is "Precision, Innovation and the Future". Watch this space for further updates and information on registration, or visit the conference website at www.asbd2019.com.

  • Monday, October 21, 2019 at 08:00 AM through October 22, 2019
    Oaks Calypso Plaza in Gold Coast, Australia

    Clinical Deterioration - Identify, Assess, Prevent Seminar

    2-Day Seminar for Nurses

    Why Attend

    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

    1. Relate pathophysiological principles that occur in acutely ill patients in order to prioritise assessment in a patient who is deteriorating
    2. Correlate clinical assessment findings with pathophysiological processes occurring across a range of body systems
    3. Apply a range of appropriate and timely evidence-based nursing interventions for a person who is acutely ill and whose condition is deteriorating
    4. Recognise and respond to early signs of sepsis by implementing evidence-based interventions and thereby improve patient outcomes

    More Info - https://www.ausmed.com.au/event/seminar/clinical-deterioration?p=1966195005&e=EVENT3399

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 08:00 AM through October 25, 2019
    Mecure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Children: Rashes and Infections Seminar

    2-Day Seminar: Fever in Children; Describing Rashes; Non-Infectious Diseases; Immunisation; Neurological Infections; Genito-Urinary Infections; Respiratory Tract Infections and Much, Much More...

    Why Attend

    The assessment and management of a child with a rash, infection, or febrile illness is often not well understood and can be especially challenging. This seminar will provide nurses, and others who care for children, with the knowledge to assist in determining what may be causing a child’s rash, and how to manage any associated conditions.

    Additionally, this interactive program will allow nurses to differentiate common, mild, and more serious infections that occur in children, and the assessment and ongoing management required. Case studies are included throughout the two-day program, involving conditions such as infectious rashes, non-infectious rashes, respiratory infections, neurological infections, and many more.

    If you work with children regularly, or you are occasionally required to care for them, you will find this seminar to be essential learning. This seminar and this educator have been consistently highly evaluated and registrations are high, so book early to ensure your place.

    Need for Program

    No matter where nurses work, at some stage they are likely to be asked: “What infection or rash is that?” Many nurses have a good understanding of the infectious diseases and rashes that present in adulthood. However, childhood infections may not be so well understood. This program explains and discusses the conditions that cause childhood infections and rashes. It will be useful to a diverse range of nurses, assisting them in the early identification and care of sick children.

    Purpose of Program

    This program provides nurses with continuing professional development that examines and explains childhood infections and rashes. It will discuss different types of infections and rashes, including how to assess the child, and how to administer and prioritise best-practice nursing care.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    1. Assess and identify the different types of childhood rashes and their related nursing care
    2. Distinguish the characteristics of the most serious rashes and conditions
    3. Examine a range of infectious diseases in infants and children and their associated nursing management
    4. Outline best practice in management of fever and febrile convulsions in children

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/event/seminar/childhood-rashes-and-infections?p=1894865057&e=EVENT3658

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 08:00 AM through October 25, 2019
    Sebel Maroochydore in Maroochydore, Australia

    Sunshine Coast Nurses' Conference

    Why Attend

    Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Sunshine Coast region have access to effective and engaging CPD on an annual basis. We look forward to receiving your support to ensure that this Local Nurses’ Conference is brought to Sunshine Coast every October. Book your place at this year’s event and:

    • Gain new knowledge for contemporary practice
    • 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…

    We recognise that attending a conference requires planning and the support of your organisation. See below to find out how you can gain support to attend this event.

     

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/event/conference/sunshine-coast-nurses-conference?p=1882645006&e=EVENT3610

  • Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM through November 04, 2019
    Norwegain Bliss

    Building Rapport with Children

    Building Rapport with Children

    An introduction to incorporating child play as a communication tool into healthcare #nurses #paediatrics

    27 October - 3 November 2019

    This Travel CPD Conference is brought to you in partnership with Education at Sea. The focus of the Conference is developing your clinical play skills to effectively communicate and interact with children in your care, so that the children and their parents feel less anxious and more confident in the provision of their individualised health care plan.

    All Nurses see paediatric clients at some time and no matter what area of Nursing you work in (e.g. Acute Care, A&E, ICU, Theatre, Medical Imaging or Paediatrics) you are going to come across children who are unable or unwilling to communicate like an adult patient can.

    If you can learn to talk and play, then you exponentially increase your literacy skills so you can communicate to children and adults in creative, playful yet effective ways. To do this you will need to learn about how children develop sequentially and holistically.

  • Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM through November 04, 2019
    Norwegian Bliss

    The Transforming Role of the Perioperative Nurse

    The Transforming Role of the Perioperative Nurse

    #nurses #perioperative

    27 October - 3 November 2019

    This Perioperative Conference is intended to provide the Nurse with an opportunity to enhance and develop their skills and knowledge relating to key areas of the perioperative environment. The conference program presents current perioperative topics of significance and explores the latest Nursing research to create a conference experience that the perioperative Nurse will find both interesting and relevant.

    Perioperative Nursing is practised in an intense, fast-paced environment, and this conference aims to improve Nursing knowledge and healthcare outcomes through expert teaching sessions with a focus on evidence-based practice.

    Conference Learning Outcomes:

    • Explore the latest research updates that will influence the area of perioperative Nursing practice
    • Investigate how communication, leadership, and team building can impact the perioperative environment for both the Nurse and the patient
    • Review the ACORN standards and apply the principles to real-world situations
    • Consider the wellbeing of the perioperative Nurse and identify strategies to enhance the work experience of this specialist Nursing cohort

    This Conference provides attendees 18 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

    The venue for the Conference is the Norwegian Bliss, a most fabulous Conference venue where you can explore key destinations along the Mexican Riviera outside the Conference program hours.

    What's included in Your Conference Registration:

    • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information equating to 18 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/235/The-Transforming-Role-of-the-Perioperative-Nurse?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

    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