Below we list events that may be of interest to our members:
Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Bundaberg 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 Bundaberg every February. 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…
Medicines are one of the highest risk areas of practice for all nurses. This vital update will increase your confidence in:
Preventing medicine errors
How medicines act and are metabolised
Safe administration and storage of medicines
Common medicine interactions and side effects
Where to look for credible medicine information
How to educate patients about their medicines
This seminar is for all nurses who have not had a formal update in medicines education in the past 18 months. Come and “TOP UP” your knowledge!
Need for Program
The administration of medicines is one of the riskiest areas of nursing practice and requires a thorough understanding of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. In this context, it is imperative that medicine interactions and unwanted side effects are readily identified. The combination of new and current medicines requires nurses to continually expand their knowledge and that of their patients. The onus for safe and quality practice remains with the professional handling of medicine. It is, therefore, imperative that nurses engage in evidence-based education.
Purpose of Program
The purpose of this seminar is to provide up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge about the safe and quality use of medicines in nursing practice.
Your Learning Outcomes
- Analyse key concepts in pharmacology, such as how medicines exert their action, why the body’s handling of a medicine differs between individuals, and how these relate to appropriate dosage
- Explain the reasons for different dosage forms and the advantages and disadvantages of different routes of administration
- Source and appraise information about medicines and explain to a student nurse or colleague how to find and identify high-quality sources of information
- Recognise circumstances that expose patients to medication misadventure and how to avoid them
More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/medicines-general-update-for-all-nurses
Chronic Disease Support Program
Hosted by the Benchmarque Group
The Chronic Disease Support Program is a nationally accredited program and is fully funded by the federal Department of Health under the Chronic Disease Project.
The Chronic Disease Support Program is driven by a desire to create better health for clients, reduced hospital admissions, better patient compliance and the provision of care by those best qualified to provide advice.
The Chronic Disease Self Support Program aims to cover key content areas:
- Current health care burden of chronic diseases
- High risk population groups
- Strategies to reduce the impact of chronic disease
- Models of self management
- Motivational interviewing and barriers to behaviour change
- Goal setting and lifestyle issues
- Chronic Disease Self Management planning education, communication and documentation
- Health Care communication frameworks
- Professional, legal and ethical issues to consider
- Resources and support
- Chronic Disease Individualised Self Management Care Plan
For more information please download the flyer.
Common challenges in primary care: general genetics for GPs
A joint initiative between Metro North Hospital and Health Service and Brisbane North PHN
This is the first of two education evenings exploring common problems seen in general practice involving genetics. Genetics and genomics is a rapidly expanding field and it is important that General Practitioners are aware of new developments so that they may identify suitable patients for referral and understand how to supply suitable advice if a referral is not necessary. There will be opportunities to network with a local Clinical Geneticist and to ask specific or case related questions so bring these questions with you to the meeting.
For more information please see the event flyer.
This activity has been allocated 40 category 1 points in the QI&CPD program for the 2017 – 2019 triennium.
Suicide prevention training
Informed by the latest research in suicide prevention, Wesley LifeForce training equips participants with a variety of skills such as managing suicidal crisis, understanding risk and protective factors, as well as how to recognise potential warning signs. We offer both full-day workshops and half-day seminars. Our programs are aimed at training individuals from all walks of life, as well as organisational groups.
Wesley LifeForce has developed quality suicide prevention training. Our Suicide Prevention Workshop is designed to teach people how to identify the signs that someone may be at risk of suicide and appropriate action to take. Simple effective interventions can make a real difference and save lives. All Wesley LifeForce facilitators are accredited trainers and have completed suicide intervention training. Many are also accredited counsellors.
Community information resources
When faced with a crisis, individuals often do not know how to access appropriate assistance. With this in mind, Wesley LifeForce has developed ‘the Wesley LifeForce Service Finder’. Every workshop participant receives a handout with information on how to download the service finder which includes national 24-hour crisis numbers and information about local community services/resources.
Ensuring participant safety
All workshop material is specifically designed with participant’s safety in mind. Our course material is vetted by MindFrame – an Australian Government body which provides expert advice to the Suicide Prevention Sector on responsible reporting/portrayal of the issue of suicide.
- implement the SALT suicide intervention strategy with a potentially suicidal patient
- identify the clues that suggest a patient presenting to a general practice may be at risk of self-harm
- recognise the static and dynamic factors which contribute to the degree of patient risk
- identify the components of a mental state examination and how they contribute to the assessment of a patient who may be at risk of suicide
Common challenges in primary care: cancer genetics for GPs
A joint initiative between Metro North Hospital and Health Service and Brisbane North PHN
This is the second of two education evenings exploring common problems seen in general practice involving genetics. Genetics and genomics is a rapidly expanding field and it is important that General Practitioners are aware of new developments so that they may identify suitable patients for referral and understand how to supply suitable advice if a referral is not necessary. There will be opportunities to network with a local clinical geneticist and to ask specific or case related questions so bring these questions with you to the meeting.
For more information please see the events flyer.
As an enrolled nurse, you are essential to the provision of high-quality health care in Australia today. Make sure you are one of the well-informed and up-to-date nursing professionals by attending this conference. Take time out to network with like-minded colleagues at this annual Ausmed Education event. Topics include:
- Practical pearls relevant to your clinical area
- Key updates on wound management and diabetes
- Medication knowledge tailored to ENs
- An opportunity to discuss professional issues, network with colleagues, and much, much more…
Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshops
What are the workshops?
APNA is thrilled to deliver our crowd favourite Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshops Australia wide.
General practice nursing is unlike other areas of nursing practice. Attending a Foundations workshop is the perfect way to build on your expertise, and engage with nurses in your local area. These workshops are developed and delivered by nurse leaders, and offer an engaging program that provides an overview of the key skills and knowledge required for your daily practice.
Whether you’re new or experienced in the general practice setting, there’s something for you to learn at a Foundations workshop.
It’s the perfect opportunity to gain up to 12 hours of APNA endorsed CPD while you learn, engage and network with nurses who understand what it’s like to work in general practice.
2 day workshop | 12 CPD hours
8:45am to 5pm both days (8:30am registration)
APNA member $350 | Non-member $450
Recognition and Clinical Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient - New Zealand
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23 February - 5 March 2019Developing 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.
In this Conference you will:
- 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
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 Critical Care.
Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents, but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.
Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.
Anne has a passionate commitment to empower all clinical staff through increased awareness and knowledge of the critically ill patient's condition so that timely intervention is implemented, which will benefit patient outcomes.
She is the author of three books; “ECGs Simply”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and ‘Uncomplicating Life, Simply’. Her ECG book is a textbook sold in many universities in Australia.
More Info: https://www.nursesfornurses.com.au/events/220/Recognition-and-Clinical-Assessment-of-the-Deteriorating-Patient-New-Zealand?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=Recognition%20and%20Clinical%20Assessment%20of%20the%20Deteriorating%20Patient%20%20New%20Zealand%20%20FebruaryMarch%202019
Frontline administrative staff who work in hospitals, general practice, and community health settings are essential members of the interprofessional healthcare team. You, as a ward clerk, receptionist, or administrative assistant, are vital to the effective running of a unit in any healthcare setting. So isn’t it about time you were supported with education to help you perform this crucial role? Attend this conference and learn about:
- The KPIs of frontline administrative staff
- Mandatory reporting and your responsibilities
- Ethical dilemmas in the workplace – everyone’s business
- How to work with difficult and unpredictable colleagues
- A career planning workshop and much, much more…