Below we list events that may be of interest to our members:
Module Eight of the Nine Module NCI Wound Management Program
Small group, hands-on workshop, led by a recognised Nursing Specialist in wound care.
This Seminar will be delivered in two learning modes:
Prior to the 16th of August, attendees will be provided with a series of 6 webinar presentations. The webinar component allows you to explore the theory behind the practical application of the content in the workshop setting. The webinar recordings will be made available to attendees as part of the online library to support learning in Module 8 and should be completed prior to the 16th of August.
On the day you will be immersed in a simulated environment utilising the latest in wound care models to explore and practice key wound care strategies.
To truly offer a holistic approach to the care of complex patients, nurses should embrace the raw sciences that inform and justify decisions when time is critical. The ECT4Health Advanced Physiology seminar refreshes those sciences.
Giants like physiology and anatomy, pathophysiology and pharmacology are all taught in under-grad and post-grad programs, however outside of the hallowed halls of an academic institution, our CPD and in-services rarely refreshes those core concepts that inform practice.
Our Advanced Physiology one day seminar does that.
- Cell physiology, Hypoxia and Lactate production
- Oxygen and its toxicity
- Energy, Acid/base balance (ABG analysis)
- The lethal Triad – Acidosis, Hypothermia and Coagulopathy
- Shock and its physiology
- Sepsis and its predictable pathophysiological deterioration into shock
- Respiratory failure, PF ratio/ VQ mismatch
- Acid/base balance (ABG analysis)
- Ischaemic pathophysiology and the formation of a thrombus
When really understanding concepts of deterioration at a cellular level, it unlocks clinical reasoning in nurses and paramedics like never before.
This is one for the science geeks among us…..
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.
Queensland Branch Annual General Meeting and Dinner
The Queensland Branch of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Annual General Meeting will be held from 5:30pm on Wednesday 5 September 2018 at the Greek Club in South Brisbane.
This is an opportunity to hear about the activities of the Branch for the past 12 months, for members to vote in the Branch election, to network with other mental health nurses and to listen to inspirational speakers presenting on contemporary issues in Queensland.
All ACMHN members are welcome, as well as those considering joining. You are welcome to attend the AGM only free of charge, however do note that Dinner tickets will not be available to purchase on the evening.
29 Edmondstone St
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Annual General Meeting
The Queensland Branch of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Annual General Meeting will be held from 5.30pm to 6:00pm.
This is an opportunity to hear about the activities of the Branch for the past 12 months, for members to vote in the Branch election, and to network with other mental health nurses.
Beth Mohle, Secretary, Queensland Nurses and Midwives’ Union
Post Annual General Meeting Networking Dinner
Menu: Shared Traditional Greek Platters
Cost: $50 per person
Payment: Payable to Australian College of Mental Health Nurses upon registration, no payments can be accepted on the evening.
Dietary: Must be advised prior to the date in order to cater accordingly
Beverages: Available for cash purchase on arrival and throughout the evening from the dedicated bar within the function room.
Please note: Attendees who do not register for the Post Meeting Networking Dinner can unfortunately not pay for the dinner on the evening.
The venue requires final numbers and catering 7 days prior to the date and unfortunately cannot accept late attendees on the evening.
Arrival and Registration: 5.00pm to 5.30pm
Annual General Meeting: 5.30pm to 6.00pm
Networking Drinks: 6.00pm to 6.15pm
Guest Speaker: 6.15pm onwards
Dinner : 7.00pm
Please note: Scheduling is subject to change on the evening and is to be used as only a guide
Call for nominations for the Committee
Nominations are now called for to be part of the QLD Branch Committee. If you would like to nominate, please fill out a copy of the nomination form and return it to email@example.com by Monday 3 September 2018.
To download a nomination form, please click here: Nomination Form For more information please contact the QLD Branch Secretary, Samantha Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrations for the Dinner are now closed. No further registrations can be accepted.
All are welcome to attend the AGM however the dinner cannot be purchased on the evening due to venue requirements.
The Basic Assessment and Support in Intensive Care (BASIC) course covers the fundamental knowledge and skills required for healthcare professionals working in Intensive Care Units and other critical care environments that provide intensive care management or advanced resuscitation and pre-transport stabilisation of critically ill and injured adult patients.
This course aims to prepare clinicians from all disciplines for the practical management of critically ill patients.
This course is designed for qualified Registered Nurses and Enrolled Nurses who are out-of-practice and wish to refresh their knowledge in acute care nursing. It is also ideal for nurses working in non-acute areas of practice who wish to return to work in acute care environment.
Participants will learn contemporary best-practice and renew their confidence while gaining practical experience in some of Mater’s exceptional hospitals.
The course is designed to build on your previous nursing 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 a clinical environment.
- observe and perform a variety of clinical skills including medication administration within the acute care setting with the support of preceptors, clinical facilitators and nurse educators.
- receive regular feedback and support from educators and facilitators, and have the opportunity to be individually assessed.
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.
This workshop offers participants the opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and practice skills using hands-on realistic medical simulation equipment, under the guidance of our interprofessional educational experts. This best practice, evidence-based workshop provides the necessary knowledge that clinicians require to perform perineal repair.
This half-day workshop will cover topics including:
- Anatomy of the female pelvic floor
- Types and classification of perineal trauma
- Assessment of perineal trauma
- Repair of perineal trauma
- Women centred care
- Perineal repair practice using mannequins
Your Invitation to Participate
On behalf of the conference organising committee, we are proud to announce the 2019 CRANAplus 37th Conference.
The conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in New south Wales from 18 – 20 September 2019.
The Conference theme for 2019 is “Embracing Diversity to build Stronger Connections”
Abstract submissions and registrations will open early in 2019.
Further information will be released on this website when it becomes available.
Who Should Attend the CRANAplus Conferences
- Remote and isolated health professionals
- Remote or isolated health and community Service Providers
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services
- Undergraduate and postgraduate students
- Researchers and education providers
- Professional bodies & associations
- State, Territory & Local Governments
More Info: http://www.cranaconference.com/
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.