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

  • Monday, March 25, 2019 at 09:00 AM through March 26, 2019
    Rockhampton Leagues Club

    Diabetes: Nursing Management Seminar Rockhampton

    Overview

    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

     

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/diabetes-care

     

  • Monday, March 25, 2019 at 09:00 AM through March 26, 2019
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane

    Aged Care Nursing - Improving Quality of Life Conference

    Overview

     

    While the average lifespan has increased, good health is not a guarantee in later life. Nurses are in a position to support older people to experience a better quality of life during these later years. This conference will provide you with up-to-date evidence related to the care of older adults. It includes:

    • The current hot topics in aged care
    • Dodging the dementia bullet
    • How innovative findings are changing the way we think
    • How to take a trauma-informed approach to understanding behavioural symptoms
    • Key updates on wound management, diabetes, medications safety, and much, much more…

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/aged-care-nursing-living-longer-living-better-conference#speakers

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 08:00 AM
    Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in South Brisbane, Australia

    Refugee trauma recovery in resettlement conference

    Refugee trauma recovery in resettlement conference

    Hosted by  Forum of Australian Services for Survivors of Torture and Trauma (FASSTT)


    The three day program (27-29 March 2019) will not only provide global insights from human rights luminaries, but it will also explore innovations in practice from a wide cross section of workers in the sector, and community leaders, who responded to the Call for Abstracts.  

    Learn from sector experts and your peers through a series of interactive workshops, plenary sessions, panels and informal social occasions.  

    For more details please visit the website.

  • Friday, March 29, 2019 at 08:30 AM
    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in Herston, Australia

    The Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education General Medicine Symposium

    The Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education General Medicine Symposium

    Hosted by The Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education


    The day will offer:

    • expert speakers discussing new development and evidence
    • practical information
    • relevant information to care of people with chronic disease
    • an opportunity to update and confirm knowledge for practice.

    Clinicians of all disciplines in all sectors are invited to register to attend. 

    For more information please visit the booking form.

  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    CheckUP Training Room

    Mental Health Skills Training

    Mental Health Skills Training

    Hosted by CheckUP


    CheckUP is offering a Mental Health Skills training workshop on Saturday 30 March 2019.  The workshop focuses on the assessment, planning and review cycle of common mental health conditions and the development of mental health treatment plans (MHTP). 

    The course is accredited with the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC), RACGP and ACRRM as a Category 1 activity.   GPs who complete the course requirements will be eligible to claim MBS Item numbers 2715 and 2717.

    Click here for more information or contact Kat Murray on 07 3105 8300.

    Click here to register for this event. 

  • Monday, April 01, 2019 at 08:00 AM through April 02, 2019
    Sebel Maroocydore in Maroochydore, Australia

    Wound Management: A Practical Guide Seminar

    2 Day Seminar for all Nurses, General Practitioners, Podiatrists, Pharmacists and Occupational Therapists etc.

    Overview

    Ausmed's Wound Management seminar is an essential and very popular course for healthcare professionals including: nurses, general practitioners, podiatrists, pharmacists and occupational therapists. It is based on latest evidence for effective wound management. You will learn about:

    • A strong focus on foundation principles of wound management
    • How to incorporate a patient centred approach to care
    • How to assess and manage chronic and acute wounds
    • Dressing selection, compression therapy and bandaging

    Ausmed has a long standing track record in educating thousands of nurses and other health practitioners across Australia on this topic. Our experienced presenters are popular and extremely adept educators who are consistently very highly evaluated. Don’t miss out - Book Now!

    Need for Program

    Nearly half a million Australians are affected by wounds in some way. It is predicted that the prevalence and cost of wound care will rise over the next few years because of the ageing population. Comprehensive assessment guides treatment. Knowledge of foundation principles of wound care is essential. Additionally, new wound dressing products are becoming increasingly sophisticated. If best patient outcomes are to be achieved, applying evidenced wound management is essential.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this program is to provide health professionals with up-to-date information, tools and strategies for best practice wound management.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Build an understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of wounds with factors that impact on healing
    • Use a systematic approach for assessing a patient and their wound to guide appropriate care
    • Describe an appropriate management plan, including dressings, taking into account patient considerations and the pathophysiology of the wound
    • Gain confidence in the management of a person with a wound and advocate for best practice care

     

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/wound-care

  • Monday, April 01, 2019 at 08:00 AM through April 02, 2019
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Caring for Sick Children - General Paediatric Nursing Update Seminar

    2 Day Seminar for General Nurses

    Overview

    As a nurse, are you ever required to care for a sick or injured child even though it is not your specialty area of nursing? Attend this program and be informed about modern general paediatric nursing care. It includes:

    • Considerations when assessing a sick or injured child
    • Involving the parents in a child’s immediate care
    • What to do for an asthma attack
    • Immunisation updates
    • Managing sepsis in children
    • Preventing injuries from nursery equipment and toys

    Need for Program

    In Australia, most seriously unwell and severely injured children are cared for in dedicated tertiary hospitals – usually located in major cities. Though paediatric expertise is invariably clustered in and around these centres of excellence, children become ill or injure themselves at any time and in any place, meaning their first point of contact is likely to be a nurse outside of these centres. Such nurses need regular access to education that enables them to be safe and confident when caring for children and their families. Understanding modern paediatric concepts and improving knowledge about the care required for a sick or injured child is essential if positive health outcomes are to be achieved.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this program is to provide an update to general nurses on the appropriate, evidenced care of children who experience an illness or injury and also to address preventative measures to reduce hospital admission.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Correctly and swiftly assess a sick or injured child, based on knowledge of the main anatomical and physiological differences between children and adults
    • Provide care to a child that reflects evidence-based treatment that is age and developmentally appropriate
    • Provide a sick or injured child in your care with appropriate, evidence-based interventions to prevent further deterioration
    • Provide a child in your care and their family with holistic, family-centred communication

     

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/caring-for-sick-children-general-paediatric-nursing-update

  • Thursday, April 04, 2019 at 08:00 AM through April 05, 2019
    Mecure Hotel in Brisbane, Australia

    Night Duty Nursing Conference

    Overview

    Because night duty nurses usually practice in less-resourced situations, as well as in the dark of night, they experience a range of particular challenges, including people who rapidly become unwell. Attend this conference and learn about:

    • Clinical deterioration at night
    • How to assess the skin in five minutes
    • Troubleshooting venous access devices
    • New evidence on the effects of sleep disturbance
    • Finding the time to learn – how to stay up to date at night and much, much more…
    Don’t miss out on an opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues. Book now!

    Need for Program

    Nurses who practice at night may find it more difficult to access education that specifically relates to their work environment. Their challenges may involve reduced availability of resources; increased risk; untoward clinical problems; and patients who are sleeping rather than engaging in daytime schedules, which makes observation more complex. Evidence-based knowledge of a nurse at night is crucial for confident, safe, and effective decision-making.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this education is to provide a program that focuses specifically on the needs of nurses who work regular or occasional night shifts.

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/night-duty-nursing-conference

  • Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 08:30 AM through April 17, 2019
    Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas

    Towards Equilibrium: Optimising Wellness in Healthcare Workers - The South Pacific

    Towards Equilibrium: Optimising Wellness in Healthcare Workers - The South Pacific

    #nurse | #nursewellness

    Wellness matters, not just in its own right, but because it affects performance. As clinicians, we have the following expectations within our workplace:

    “We expect that our work day is going to consist of a series of interactions that are geared towards the goal of achieving the best care for our patients. We expect that we will do this by working together, each to our own strengths, and within our own role until we get the patient what they need and to where they need to go.”

    “We expect that we will be respected for our knowledge, our skill and our experience. We expect that we will be supported should we run into trouble – if there is a gap in our knowledge, or if we need assistance with a procedure, or if there is a process or system issue with which we are not familiar. We expect that we will be given feedback that is constructive and useful, in order that we may enhance and improve our skills, individually and collectively.”

    However, the complexities of healthcare organisations, our workloads, targets and other factors can challenge these expectations and erode our wellness, resulting in stress, burnout, and mental illness.

    This interactive Conference invites attendees to reflect on four key themes that will introduce them to a number of strategies to enhance their own wellness and performance. At the end of this Conference, attendees will have a personal toolkit containing strategies that they can use to enhance their professional and personal life.

    Four themes will be examined in this Conference:

    1. The Landscape of Clinician Wellness - where we explore Wellness within the health profession.
    2. The Science of Wellness - under this theme the Anatomy of Mental Wellbeing is investigated. We will discover the concept of Legitimising the Wellness Agenda - how wellness affects our performance, individually and collectively.
    3. Equipping the Wellness Toolbox - which is an introductory mindfulness workshop –  in this experiential workshop, we explore the practice of mindfulness, including brief, low-intensity practices that are embeddable in the healthcare workplace. We also investigate the concept of work/life balance – this is an interactive workshop delving into the tools for "recharging batteries", based on our own strengths and interests.
    4. Translating Ideas into Action - From Individual to Team Wellness. Under this theme, we explore how to take what has been learnt and implement actions in local workplaces.

    In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the “Creative Corner” if they choose, where the use of art for wellness will be introduced and delegates will be invited to commence work on a creative project. Over four sessions, the Creative Corner will involve the symbolism of the tree, and how our own ability to grow and thrive is dependent on many things – support, strength, nurturing, space to grow, resilience, and the ability to withstand the “storms”. (Reference Shahina Braganza  click here to read more>>)

    More Info: https://www.nursesfornurses.com.au/events/219/Towards-Equilibrium-Optimising-Wellness-in-Healthcare-Workers-The-South-Pacific?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20May%202018%20-%20Helen&utm_content=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20May%202018%20-%20Helen+CID_818d725635e4f6a09397b52e5231719f&utm_source=NfN%20Enews%20Campaigns&utm_term=Towards%20Equilibrium%20Optimising%20Wellness%20in%20Healthcare%20Workers%20%20The%20South%20Pacific%20%20April%202019