Events

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

 

  • Monday, January 14, 2019 at 08:00 AM through April 08, 2019
    Mater Education, South Brisbane

    Neonatal Refresher Course

    Neonatal Refresher Course

    This 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.

    More Info: https://www.matereducation.qld.edu.au/Professional-development-learning/Maternity-Infant-Care/Neonatal-Refresher-Course

  • Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 08:00 AM through January 25, 2019
    Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas in Noosa, Australia

    Beating Burnout in Nursing Conference

    Overview

    Are you feeling unhappy, stressed, and burnt out? Are you reluctant to go back to work after days off and questioning your commitment to your nursing career? Are you feeling guilty that you’ve used up all your sick leave for mental health days? Well, you are not alone! Take time out to attend this popular conference. Learn how to tackle stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue in nursing. Topics include:

    • The difference between stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue?
    • Practical ways to build resilience
    • Learning how to appreciate ourselves so we can appreciate others
    • How to leave work behind you when you go home
    • Discovering the key to enjoying nursing again and much, much more…
    Don’t miss your chance to attend this very popular and highly evaluated conference. Book now!
  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 08:00 AM through February 01, 2019
    Oakes 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/course/palliative-care-cpd-for-all-nurses

  • Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 08:00 AM through February 01, 2019
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Defusing Difficult Staff Behaviours Seminar

    Defusing Difficult Staff Behaviours Seminar

    2 Day Seminar: Positive Behaviour Management, Motivating Others and Dealing with Conflict

    Overview

    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, where individuals, including staff, patients, and visitors, may be under extraordinary or extreme stress. While many courses focus primarily on aggression management, this seminar covers the early interventions that may defuse disruptive situations early and prevent escalation. You will also learn how to deal with conflict and aggression and how to improve your communication skills in challenging situations.

    Purpose of Program

    Defusing Difficult Staff Behaviours is a two-day seminar designed to enhance your skills in defusing difficult behaviours, managing conflict, and preventing and dealing with aggression. Participants will learn about communication, human behaviour, and behavioural influences. This seminar relates to managing the behaviour of co-workers, patients, visitors, and anyone behaving in a disruptive or difficult manner.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Examine your understanding of human behaviour to increase your insight into disruptive behaviours
    • Determine the most significant behavioural influences that may lead to disruptive behaviours
    • Evaluate and expand your skills in managing behavioural issues with staff, patients, and visitors
    • Develop solution-focused communication skills for defusing conflict, aggression, and disruptive behaviour

     

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/defusing-disruptive-behaviours

  • Friday, February 01, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Self-Paced Online

    How to be a Great Nurse Manager

    Unlock your nursing leadership potential with this course by tapping into your vision & aligning that with the organisation's vision to deliver great nursing outcomes you feel truly proud of. In this 10 lesson program, delivere entirely online where webinars are watched at your convenience, we unpack the core components of the NUM role, from effecting change to understanding accounting. We look at the traits of the transformational leader & develop that into your nurse manager leadership style. Nurse Manager HQ's resident CPA expert, with 25 years experience in health, clears the fog of accounting jargon to build skills & confidence in analysing and interpreting financial reports. We invest in emotional intelligence, building resilience & understanding motivation theories to enable you to build strong, dynamic & integrated teams delivering excellent patient outcomes. 

     The entire program is available at $399 or you can buy most lessons individually at $50 each. It is ideally suited to both experienced nurse managers wanting to master the execution of key parts of the NUM role, but also the emerging clinical manager aspiring to secure a role in nurse management.

    Once a member, you can join my Nurse Manager FaceBook community to share your leadership journey: the highs and low, frustrations and loves, so that you can build on a community of supportive nursing leaders who share their knowledge, wisdom, mistakes and learnings. Peer-to-peer learning is our greatest resource. We have a long history in nursing comraderie - let's build on that with a national group of like-minded nurse leaders through the "How to be a Great Nurse Manager" 10 lesson program.

    More Info: http://www.nursemanagerhq.com/nursing-management

  • Monday, February 04, 2019 at 08:00 AM through February 05, 2019
    Rockhampton Leagues Club in Rochkampton, Australia

    Mental Health First Aid - Rockhampton

    The 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course will teach Nurses and other Health Care Professionals how to offer initial support to adults who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or in a mental health crisis, until appropriate mental health services can be accessed, or the crisis resolves. 

    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.  

    What the Course Covers:

    Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, identify appropriate mental health services to refer to, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

    Developing mental health problems covered are:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety problems
    • Psychosis
    • Substance use problems

    Mental health crisis situations covered are:

    • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
    • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
    • Panic attacks
    • Traumatic events
    • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
    • Severe psychotic states
    • Aggressive behaviours

    Testimonials from our last course:

    "The in-depth information on each area of the mental health issues covered in this course will now enable me to recognize someone who is in need of help and the best way to assist."

    "It was very well presented. The content was clear and concise. I work with a nursing agency and I go to different hospitals and nursing homes. This certificate will be of great assistance to me because I meet all sorts of clients in my travels."

    "My overall response to this course is of very high opinions. I didn't even know that Mental Health First Aid existed and am very impressed and excited to integrate it and be able to possibly help people I may come across who may be struggling with an illness that others may not recognise effectively."

    Claim CPD Hours:

    The Standard Mental Health First Aid Course has been endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours

     

    More Info: https://www.nursesfornurses.com.au/events/255/Mental-Health-First-Aid-Rockhampton

  • Monday, February 04, 2019 at 08:30 AM through February 05, 2019
    Rockhampton Leagues Club in Rockhampton, Australia

    MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE

    Course participants learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, identify appropriate mental health services to refer to, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

    Developing mental health problems covered are:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety problems
    • Psychosis
    • Substance use problems

    Mental health crisis situations covered are:

    • Suicidal thoughts and behaviours
    • Non-suicidal self-injury (sometimes called deliberate self-harm)
    • Panic attacks
    • Traumatic events
    • Severe effects of drug or alcohol use
    • Severe psychotic states
    • Aggressive behaviours

    In this session you will:

    • Gain skills to offer initial support to adults 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

    Course participants receive a copy of the Standard MHFA Manual to keep and a Certificate of Completion as evidence of their continuing CPD requirements.

    More Info: https://www.nfnn.com.au/event/mental-health-first-aid-seminar-rockhampton-2019/

  • Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Mater South Brisbane Campus in South Brisbane, Australia

    Postnatal Care

    Postnatal Care

    In this program, participants will refresh and update their theoretical and practical knowledge in caring for postnatal patients and their newborns. They will have the opportunity to practice foundational postnatal skills - such as pain management, breast feeding support, newborn care, caesarean recovery and more in a confidential and safe environment under the guidance of clinical experts.

     

    More Info: https://www.matereducation.qld.edu.au/Professional-development-learning/Maternity-Infant-Care/Postnatal-Care 

  • Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at 08:00 AM through February 07, 2019
    Rockhampton Leagues Club in Rockhampton, Australia

    Chronic Wounds – Best Practice Management

    Over 433,000 Australians suffer from chronic wounds and at least 2.6 billion dollars a year is spent on treatment strategies. Chronic wounds are debilitating for patients and are resource intensive for healthcare services.

    The Nurses for Nurses Network has created a nine-module Nursing Wound Management Program that provides the Nurse with the skill and knowledge to assess, plan, and manage wounds in the clinical setting to achieve the best possible outcome for the client. The content of each module stands alone as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity and the completion of each module will be awarded a CPD Certificate as evidence of the education activity. We have created this program so that the modules do not have to be completed in order.

    In this module, we will discover the most common types of chronic wounds along with the aetiology, assessment, and best practice wound care recommendations. We will provide tips to apply to your decision making when choosing wound care products that are appropriate for each wound type.

    Please Note: A pre-recorded webinar, The Physiology of Wound Healing and the Identification and Categorisation of Wounds will be provided in the Online Library for your review prior to the commencement of this seminar.

    Module Learning Outcomes:

    • Explore the types of chronic wounds
    • Investigate the aetiology of arterial and venous ulcers and review management and care planning strategies
    • Consider the aetiology of mixed ulcers and review management and care planning strategies
    • Gain an understanding of product selection – acknowledging that there are over 3000 products available to choose from

    Topics Covered:

    • The Types of Chronic Wounds
    • Arterial Ulcers – Aetiology, management, and care planning 
    • Venous Ulcers – Aetiology, management, and care planning 
    • Mixed Ulcers – Aetiology, management, and care planning 
    • Demystifying 3000 + Wound Care Products
    • Real World Wounds to Solve!

    What's included in your registration costs:

    • An education program based on current best practice information
    • A Presenter that is a recognised expert in the field and is excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with program Attendees
    • An online library to provide you with information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the program
    • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice or printed, whichever you choose
    • A satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard, and additional information to support a fantastic education experience
    • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

    More Info: https://www.nursesfornurses.com.au/events/256/Chronic-Wounds-–-Best-Practice-Management

  • Wednesday, February 06, 2019 at 08:30 AM through February 07, 2019
    Rockhampton Leagues Club in Rockhampton, Australia

    Chronic Wounds – Best Practice Management

    The nine-module Nursing Wound Management Program provides the Nurse with the skill and knowledge to assess, plan, and manage wounds in the clinical setting to achieve the best possible outcome for the client. 

    The content of each module stands alone as a continuing professional development (CPD) activity and the completion of each module will be awarded a CPD Certificate as evidence of the education activity. We have created this program so that the modules do not have to be completed in order.

    In this module, we will discover the most common types of chronic wounds along with the aetiology, assessment, and best practice wound care recommendations. We will provide tips to apply to your decision making when choosing wound care products that are appropriate for each wound type.

    Please Note: A pre-recorded webinar, The Physiology of Wound Healing and the Identification and Categorisation of Wounds will be provided in the Online Library for your review prior to the commencement of this seminar.

    TOPICS COVERED:

    • The Types of Chronic Wounds
    • Arterial Ulcers – Aetiology, management, and care planning
    • Venous Ulcers – Aetiology, management, and care planning
    • Mixed Ulcers – Aetiology, management, and care planning
    • Demystifying 3000 + Wound Care Products
    • Real World Wounds to Solve!

    MODULE LEARNING OUTCOMES

    • Explore the types of chronic wounds
    • Investigate the aetiology of arterial and venous ulcers and review management and care planning strategies
    • Consider the aetiology of mixed ulcers and review management and care planning strategies
    • Gain an understanding of product selection – acknowledging that there are over 3000 products available to choose from

    More Info: https://www.nfnn.com.au/event/chronic-wound-management-rockhampton/