Events

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

 

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 08:00 AM through March 01, 2019
    Hotel Ibis Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    Perianaesthesia Nursing: Introductory Skills Update Seminar

    Overview

    Perianesthesia nursing is a demanding and unique speciality area of nursing practice. Working in this area requires you to be confident that your knowledge and skills are up-to-date. Your ability as a nurse to care for patients who are undergoing or recovering from anaesthesia is reliant on a sound knowledge base that can adapt to any situation, particularly emergencies. Attend this seminar to:

    • Understand the different types of anaesthetics and why they are selected
    • Improve your ability to assess and manage a difficult airway
    • Update your knowledge of modern anaesthetic agents, including gases and the anaesthetic machine
    • Briefly review infection prevention principles, aseptic technique, and patient positioning
    • Gain confidence in managing surgical complications such as anaphylaxis, massive blood loss, and malignant hyperthermia

    Gain knowledge and apply it to your practice immediately. Book now!

     

    Need for Program

    Nurses work under ever-increasing pressure to enhance their knowledge and skills in already fast-paced healthcare environments, including in perianaesthesia nursing. This two-day comprehensive seminar enables nurses working in this area to feel confident that their knowledge and skills are up-to-date, which is essential for good patient outcomes.

    Purpose of Program

    This seminar provides an opportunity for nurses to update their knowledge of the basic and fundamental skills required to work effectively in this environment of care and immediately translate this knowledge into practice to improve patient outcomes. This program is compliant with ANZCA Standard PS08 Assistant to the Anaesthetist (2016) 7.2, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.9, 7.10, 7.11, 8.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Gain insight into how perianaesthesia nursing is changing, including the growth of sub-specialities and the implications this has on current models of care
    • Implement current best-practice relating to anaesthetics/intraoperative monitoring, infection control/aseptic technique, the management of emergencies in your practice, and improving patient safety
    • Update knowledge of post-anaesthesia care, including postoperative nausea and vomiting, pain management, and airway management to improve patient outcomes
    • Relate practice to current Australian College of Operating Room Nurses [ACORN] and the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists [ANZCA] Standards, including policies, procedures and guidelines from State health services

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/perianaesthesia-nursing-introductory-skills

  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 08:00 AM through March 01, 2019
    Mecure Hotel Brisbane in Brisbane, Australia

    What Great Teams Do! Seminar

    Overview

    In today’s hospital and community health settings, you as a health professional will increasingly have to work within many different professional teams. In the morning you may be working with one team and in the afternoon, another. Such teamwork can be personally rewarding and offer many professional rewards in your work life. It can also lead to improved patient satisfaction, decision making, and care. Knowing how to work in interprofessional teams is an important skill which may be learned. Attend this seminar to:

    • Find out how effective interprofessional teamwork can save time
    • Understand how patients benefit from improved care
    • Enrich your professional relationships
    • How to include patients most effectively in team decisions
    • Improve the continuum of care in your facility

     

    Need for Program

    Nowadays, a key skill of all health professionals is to regularly and constructively collaborate with others within a team. Including the patient in all decisions that affect their health is essential for the provision of evidenced care. Inter professional teamwork provides many benefits and it enriches the work environment enabling much personal and patient satisfaction. It improves the continuum of care and prevents costly double-ups, missed opportunities and even adverse events. Knowing how to work in interprofessional teams is an important skill which may be learned.

    Purpose of Program

    The purpose of this practical seminar is to provide a forum for health professionals to learn new skills and knowledge to enhance their involvement in interprofessional teams which will ultimately lead to better, risk-averse, evidenced patient care.

    Your Learning Outcomes

    • Prevent costly overlaps of care, missed opportunities and adverse events through the use of advanced inter professional communication skills
    • Reflect on your personal strengths that may make your involvement in interprofessional teams more effective
    • Sharpen your ability to communicate your professional views and, in-so-doing demonstrate appropriate use of advocacy and assertiveness
    • Discourage turf wars to facilitate collaboration and enhanced patient outcomes

    More Info: https://www.ausmed.com.au/course/interprofessional-collaboration-working-more-effectively-across-different-teams

  • 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

  • Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 09:00 AM through June 25, 2019
    Norwegian Getaway

    Unlock the Mysteries of the Baltics and Wound Management

    Unlock the Mysteries of the Baltics and Wound Management

    Everything you have ever wanted to know about wound care management #nurses #woundcare

    16 June - 25 June 2019

    Join us for the Fabulous World of Wounds Conference aboard the Norwegian Getaway as we explore the Baltics leaving from Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Discover the splendours of Copenhagen, Berlin, Estonia, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm.

    The Nurses for Nurses Network has created a nine-module Wound Management Program, called the Fabulous World of Wounds and we will be delivering Modules 2 and 4 at this Conference.

    The content 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.

    All Nurses, irrespective of the workplace, need to understand wound management and be able to provide clinical support and /or advice to a patient. In addition, Registered Nurses need to have comprehensive wound management knowledge to provide advice and/or direct other members of the clinical team in wound management.

    This is an exceptional opportunity to cover this level of expert content in such a fabulous conference setting.

     

    More Info: https://www.nursesfornurses.com.au/events/227/Unlock-the-Mysteries-of-the-Baltics-and-Wound-Management?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20August%202018%20-%20Sue&utm_content=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20August%202018%20-%20Sue+CID_6cd3fce8f8e17e8c79cef35fd4f46000&utm_source=NfN%20Enews%20Campaigns&utm_term=Click%20for%20more%20information

  • Saturday, July 06, 2019 at 08:00 AM through July 15, 2019
    Carnival Spirit

    HOW TO BE A NURSING LEADER OF THE 21ST CENTURY

    HOW TO BE A NURSING LEADER OF THE 21ST CENTURY 

    Do you want to lead a team that delivers an exceptional health consumer experience and meets key organisational goals?

    Business and healthcare is an awkward mix – this conference aims to equip you with the “soft” and “hard” skills that you need to triumph in this challenging role.  If you are a current or aspiring NUM or Nurse Manager of a health service, learn the leadership skills you need to deliver an engaged, dynamic, well-integrated team of Nurses. 

    CONFERENCE PROGRAM

    The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

    No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation – a cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive* accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.

    The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

    Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program, the full Program can be found further down this page.

    DAY 1: 06 July 2019 | Depart Sydney

    Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to Sydney.

    Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

    DAY 2: 07 July 2019 | At Sea
    DAY 3: 08 July 2019 | At Sea
    DAY 4: 09 July 2019 | Noumea
    DAY 5: 10 July 2019 | Mare
    DAY 6: 11 July 2019 | The Isle of Pines
    DAY 7: 12 July 2019 | At Sea
    DAY 8: 13 July 2019 | At Sea
    DAY 9: 14 July 2019 | Arrive Sydney

     

    More Info: https://www.nfnn.com.au/event/nursing-leader/

  • Saturday, July 06, 2019 at 09:00 AM through July 14, 2019
    The Carnival Spirit

    How to be a Nursing Leader of the 21st Century

    How to be a Nursing Leader of the 21st Century

    Editor: Sue Walker

    If you are a current or aspiring NUM or Nurse Manager of a health service, learn the leadership skills you need to deliver an engaged, dynamic, well-integrated team of Nurses. 

    Business and healthcare is an awkward mix - this conference aims to equip you with the “soft” and “hard” skills that you need to triumph in this challenging role.

    Conference Learning Outcomes:

    • Understand your own leadership and management values and develop your professional career plan to get the job you want
    • Learn about transformational leadership and how to build an inspired culture of learning and innovation
    • Discover the future trends of health care delivery and what skills will be needed to manage in this changed environment
    • Comprehend and apply practical management skills to deliver organisational results 

    This conference will provide the attendee with 24 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

    The venue for the conference is the Carnival Spirit as the ship cruises the South Pacific. The Conference venue will provide the conference attendee the fabulous opportunity to explore the beautiful South Pacific destinations outside of conference hours.

    The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program. What we have done is marry best practice content with a cruise ship conference venue to provide you with a Travel CPD experience, where the conference content is as important as your need for rest and relaxation.  Nurses spend their lives looking after others – this conference venue looks after the Nurse for a change.

    Want to find out more? https://www.nursesfornurses.com.au/events/231/How-to-be-a-Nursing-Leader-of-the-21st-Century?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Members%20fortnightly%20newsletter%20Sue%2030092018&utm_content=Members%20fortnightly%20newsletter%20Sue%2030092018+CID_6f2c07dfdbff73a25028c892011b953e&utm_source=NfN%20Enews%20Campaigns&utm_term=click%20here

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 09:00 AM through September 20, 2019
    Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in Lovedale , Australia

    CRANAplus 37th CONFERENCE

    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
    • Consumers
    • 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/

  • Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM through November 04, 2019
    Norwegain Bliss

    Building Rapport with Children

    Building Rapport with Children

    An introduction to incorporating child play as a communication tool into healthcare #nurses #paediatrics

    27 October - 3 November 2019

    This Travel CPD Conference is brought to you in partnership with Education at Sea. The focus of the Conference is developing your clinical play skills to effectively communicate and interact with children in your care, so that the children and their parents feel less anxious and more confident in the provision of their individualised health care plan.

    All Nurses see paediatric clients at some time and no matter what area of Nursing you work in (e.g. Acute Care, A&E, ICU, Theatre, Medical Imaging or Paediatrics) you are going to come across children who are unable or unwilling to communicate like an adult patient can.

    If you can learn to talk and play, then you exponentially increase your literacy skills so you can communicate to children and adults in creative, playful yet effective ways. To do this you will need to learn about how children develop sequentially and holistically.

  • Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM through November 04, 2019
    Norwegian Bliss

    The Transforming Role of the Perioperative Nurse

    The Transforming Role of the Perioperative Nurse

    #nurses #perioperative

    27 October - 3 November 2019

    This Perioperative Conference is intended to provide the Nurse with an opportunity to enhance and develop their skills and knowledge relating to key areas of the perioperative environment. The conference program presents current perioperative topics of significance and explores the latest Nursing research to create a conference experience that the perioperative Nurse will find both interesting and relevant.

    Perioperative Nursing is practised in an intense, fast-paced environment, and this conference aims to improve Nursing knowledge and healthcare outcomes through expert teaching sessions with a focus on evidence-based practice.

    Conference Learning Outcomes:

    • Explore the latest research updates that will influence the area of perioperative Nursing practice
    • Investigate how communication, leadership, and team building can impact the perioperative environment for both the Nurse and the patient
    • Review the ACORN standards and apply the principles to real-world situations
    • Consider the wellbeing of the perioperative Nurse and identify strategies to enhance the work experience of this specialist Nursing cohort

    This Conference provides attendees 18 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

    The venue for the Conference is the Norwegian Bliss, a most fabulous Conference venue where you can explore key destinations along the Mexican Riviera outside the Conference program hours.

    What's included in Your Conference Registration:

    • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information equating to 18 CPD Hours
    • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
    • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
    • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
    • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
    • Editable presentation-note handouts that can be downloaded to your device of choice or printed, whichever you choose
    • A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
    • The opportunity to meet as a group in various open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
    • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
    • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
    • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

    More Info: https://www.nursesfornurses.com.au/events/235/The-Transforming-Role-of-the-Perioperative-Nurse?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20August%202018%20-%20Sue&utm_content=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20August%202018%20-%20Sue+CID_6cd3fce8f8e17e8c79cef35fd4f46000&utm_source=NfN%20Enews%20Campaigns&utm_term=Click%20for%20more%20information

  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 09:00 AM through November 24, 2019
    P&O Pacific Aria

    Dermatology Nursing - Papua New Guinea

    Dermatology Nursing - Papua New Guinea

    “We don’t save lives – we change lives” | #dermatology #nurse

    12 November - 23 November 2019

    This conference was first delivered in 2018. This current program extends on the original content presented as well as incorporating new content not covered in the first program.

    Dermatology is a huge field and, like any other speciality, requires clinicians to hold the specific knowledge to provide the correct diagnosis and treatment options for the patient. This Conference will explore the latest best practice clinical guidelines on the key concepts of Dermatology Nursing.

    The content is as relevant to the Nurse working in a Dermatology practice as it is to the Nurse wanting to find out more about Dermatology to use in their general practice and patient education.

    Conference Learning Outcomes:

    • Explore clinical aspects of dermatological conditions and the signs and symptoms commonly associated
    • Investigate the treatment options available for the dermatological conditions discussed
    • Examine the most common dermatological conditions that may present to your service
    • Update your knowledge on the current best practice clinical guidelines

    The Presenters:

     

     

    Sharon Hudson

    Sharon is a Registered Nurse with a passion for education, dermatology and clinical research. With past presidential roles in the Australian Dermatology Nurses

    Association and the International Skincare Nursing Group, she has an exceptional knowledge of clinical dermatology and the information required by Nurses who work within this speciality environment.

    Sharon is currently working in dermatology as a clinician....Read More>>

     

    Dr Pam Savage

    Pam has an extensive background in clinical nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas.

    As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers. Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition....Read More>>

    What's included in your Conference registration?

    • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information equating to 24 CPD Hours
    • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
    • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
    • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
    • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
    • Editable presentation-note handouts that can be downloaded to your device of choice or printed, whichever you choose
    • A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
    • The opportunity to meet as a group in various open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
    • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
    • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
    • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

     

    More Info: https://www.nursesfornurses.com.au/events/233/Dermatology-Nursing-Papua-New-Guinea?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20August%202018%20-%20Sue&utm_content=Events%20Monthly%20newsletter%20August%202018%20-%20Sue+CID_6cd3fce8f8e17e8c79cef35fd4f46000&utm_source=NfN%20Enews%20Campaigns&utm_term=Click%20for%20more%20information