Events

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

 

  • Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 08:00 AM through November 29, 2019
    Mercure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Brisbane Aged Care Conference

    Why Attend

    In today’s contentious aged care environment, it has never been more necessary to have quick access to education that raises the bar for registered nurses in aged care. Attend this conference and find out:

    • Preventing unnecessary transfer to hospital
    • When to listen and when to speak when dealing with complaints
    • Care considerations for an older person with dementia
    • The latest on safe sedative use
    • The role of dementia care mapping and much, much more...

     

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  • Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 09:00 AM through November 29, 2019
    Mercure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Party Drugs Conference

    Why Attend

    Party drugs have been around since the 1970s but are just as popular today as they were then. From disco biscuits to other club drugs, these illicit substances aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, and it is essential for nurses and other healthcare professionals to know what to do when someone presents with symptoms associated with the use of party drugs. Attend this conference to learn about:

    • What’s actually in a party drug?
    • Are “legal highs” actually legal?
    • What is “chemsex”?
    • What are the current arguments for and against pill testing?
    • Is caffeine the new party drug?
    • What to do when someone presents with serotonin syndrome and much, much more...

    Don’t miss this conference – book now!

     

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  • Monday, December 02, 2019 at 08:00 AM through December 03, 2019
    Mercure Townsville in Townsville, Australia

    Medicines: Improve Your Knowledge Seminar

    Overview

    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/event/seminar/medicines-general-update-for-all-nurses?p=1848285015&e=EVENT3471

  • Monday, December 02, 2019 at 08:00 AM through December 03, 2019
    Mercure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane QLD,4000, Australia

    Preventing Surgical Complications Conference

    Why Attend

    Attend this event to ensure you are well-informed about how to prevent a raft of potential surgical complications from occurring. Understand why things go wrong, how to recognise and respond to warning signs early, and how to prevent the need for a patient to return to theatre. Learn about:

    • Fluid and electrolyte changes – why they must not be overlooked
    • Managing acute delirium
    • Causes of cardiac, respiratory and renal complications
    • How to assess for signs of acute stroke
    • Diabetes management before and after surgery
    • Preventing healthcare-associated infections and much, much more...

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  • Monday, December 02, 2019 at 08:00 AM through December 03, 2019
    Oaks Calypso Plaza in Coolangatta, 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!
  • Monday, December 02, 2019 at 08:00 AM through December 03, 2019
    Mercure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Clinical Deterioration - Identify, Assess, Prevent Seminar

    Clinical Deterioration - Identify, Assess, Prevent Seminar

    2 Day Seminar for Nurses

    Overview

    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 developing problems that can increase such 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

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

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/clinical-deterioration

  • Monday, December 09, 2019 at 08:00 AM through December 10, 2019
    Rydges Mackay in Mackay, Australia

    Mackay Nurses' Conference

    Why Attend

    Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Mackay 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 Mackay every December. 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.

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  • Monday, December 09, 2019 at 08:00 AM through December 10, 2019
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane in brisbane, Australia

    Respiratory Nursing Seminar

    Oxygen Therapy, Arterial Blood Gas Analysis, Acute Respiratory Failure, Pneumonia, Asthma, Chronic Lung Disease and much, much more...

    Overview

    Dyspnoea can be distressing for the person and respiratory failure is frightening. Respiratory disease is prevalent in our society and most nurses will care for people with lung problems or respiratory. Attend this program and get up to date on:

    • Key anatomy, physiology and principles relating to the respiratory system
    • Skills to assess people with respiratory issues
    • Current nursing management of:
      • acute respiratory failure
      • asthma and COPD
      • respiratory tract infections
      • pneumothorax and lung trauma
    • Acute oxygen therapy: A New paradigm (Swim between the flags)
    • Effective use of inhaled therapy: inhaler device technique & enabling adherence
    • Basic interpretation of ABGs and CXRs

    This seminar is relevant to all nurses who care for people with respiratory disease.

     

    Need for Program

    Respiratory symptoms are common and nearly a third of Australians live with a chronic respiratory condition. In 2011, more than half a million deaths were related to COPD alone. Most nurses will care for people with these conditions and effective evidence-based management can change the course of their recovery, symptom impact, quality of life and even survival.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this seminar is to enable you to apply evidence-based knowledge and skills to your nursing practice with people with respiratory disease.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Conduct a comprehensive respiratory assessment based on knowledge of anatomy and physiology
    • Differentiate between a range of common acute and chronic respiratory signs and symptoms
    • Translate evidence-based management principles to nursing interventions of common respiratory illness
    • Alleviate respiratory distress by direct interventions and providing education to enable self management

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/respiratory-nursing

  • Monday, December 09, 2019 at 09:00 AM through December 10, 2019
    Mercure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Beating Burnout in Midwifery Seminar

    Beating Burnout in Midwifery Seminar

    2-Day Seminar For All Midwives

    Why Attend

    Are you feeling overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted? Are you struggling to gain the satisfaction you once received from practicing as a midwife? You are not alone if you are experiencing feelings of stress, burnout, and even compassion fatigue. This special seminar is designed to explore the causes and conditions that can lead to burnout in midwives and offers strategies and techniques to reduce burnout. Topics include:

    • How to counteract the impact of cumulative stress and vicarious trauma
    • Managing birthing expectations
    • The role that power, control, and politics play in midwifery
    • Managing the perception of medicolegal risk
    • How compassion for self and others can enhance the therapeutic relationship and decrease burnout
    • Tips for building psychological safety in your team and much, much more…
    • Don’t miss your chance to attend this popular seminar that is specifically designed for midwives. Book now!

    Need for Program

    High levels of emotional exhaustion, a decreasing sense of achievement, and subsequent depersonalisation are sadly affecting many health professionals. Midwives are reporting feelings of stress, burnout, and even compassion fatigue. Professional costs include decreased staff morale, increased sick leave, with lower levels of satisfaction among midwives and those in their care. In order to address the current impact of burnout in midwifery, there is a need for an educational program to unpack the causes and offer strategies to develop the resilience required to prevent these insidious professional threats from occurring.

    Purpose of Program

    To provide midwives with knowledge and skills to reduce stress and burnout, and to increase personal wellness, job satisfaction, and psychological safety in the workplace, ultimately enhancing women and family-centred approaches to maternity care.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Gain further insight into the factors that cause cumulative stress amongst midwives, which will assist with early recognition and prevention of burnout
    • Be able to apply a trauma-informed approach to maternity care
    • Improve the therapeutic relationship with the woman, her partner, and the newborn baby, resulting in a reduction in compassion fatigue
    • Have a toolbox of practical strategies to assist you to gain greater satisfaction from work and the ability to leave it behind when you go home

     

     

     

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  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 08:00 AM through December 13, 2019
    Mercure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Pathological Behaviours in the Workplace Conference

    Why Attend

    Pathological behaviours are complex and can have devastating consequences if left unrecognised and unmanaged. This conference will enable you to consider practical solutions to this persistent area of stress and conflict. Topics include:

    • How to recognise gaslighting in the office
    • Why covert narcissism can be harder to recognise than other types of narcissism
    • The key to not taking “it” personally
    • How PTSD can stem from narcissistic abuse
    • Disarming stress at work to reduce toxic behaviour and much, much more…

    Come along to this popular event – Book now!

     

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