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The Two Key Clinical Aspects in the Care of the Aged Client

15-22 October 2022 | Alaska | 24 CPD Hours

Conference Program:

This conference will focus on two key aspects of Nursing Service delivery in the care of the older person. Both have significant impact on care delivery, from skill mix requirements through to staffing and budget allocation, as well as quality of life experience for the clients concerned.

The two key aspects of Nursing Service delivery in the care of the older person on which this conference will focus are Palliative Care in the older adult and Mental Health Problems in the older person.

Conference Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of the palliative care issues in the care of the older person
  • Explore palliative care symptom control specialised population
  • Examine the mental health problems that can occur in the older person demographic
  • Advance your knowledge in the management of crisis mental health situations

Our Presenter:

Sue Walker


Specialist Nurse Educator

Sue Walker is the Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

The Program:

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

In the spirit of adult learning, the Conference is delivered in two formats. The live presentations delivered in the Conference Room and there is the online library which is open one month prior to the actual Conference dates. The library is an essential component of the entire Conference program.

The library consists of Conference material supplied by the Presenter which can include any of the following:

  • Research documents
  • Links to external information
  • Recorded Conference presentations
  • Electronic Notepads

The research documents and recorded Conference presentation form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities but are delivered to you prior to the commencement date so that you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two week window post the Conference where the library remains open to you. You can also undertake the library activities during the actual Conference.

DAY ONE: 15 October 2022 | Depart Seattle, Washington

1630: Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to the port.

Time and Venue: TBA | Conference Welcome and Registration Function

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

All delegates are required to attend the conference registration session in order to collect their conference pack & confirm registration details to ensure the correct issuing of their CPD certificate.

DAY TWO: 16 October 2022 | At Sea | Conference Day

0900 – 1200

Mental Illness in the Older Person | Face to Face

  • Types and prevalence
  • Interventions
  • Recovery

Mental Health First Aid | Face to Face

  • Why mental health first aid?
  • The MHFA Action Plan

Depression and Anxiety Problems | Face to Face

    1200 – 1400


      1400 – 1700

      The MHFA Action Plan for Depression and Anxiety | Face to Face

      • Crisis first aid for suicidal thoughts and behaviours
      • Crisis first aid for panic attacks

      MHFA Action Plan when there is no crisis | Face to Face

        DAY THREE:  17 October 2022 | Juneau, Alaska

        1330 – 2300

        Explore this port of call at your leisure

        Juneau’s lively downtown is compact, easy to navigate on foot and always a favourite with visitors. Within easy walking distance of the cruise ship docks are many of Juneau’s main attractions, including the state capitol building, Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, several museums and historic South Franklin Street, where turn-of-the-century buildings today are gift shops, restaurants and pubs.

        Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel Juneau Alaska

        0900 – 1200

        Confusion and Dementia | Face to Face

        • Signs, symptoms and risk factors

        The MHFA Action Plan for Confusion and Challenging Behaviours | Face to Face

        • Crisis first aid for delirium
        • Crisis first aid for unsafe behaviours wandering, driving, at home)
        • Crisis first aid for challenging behaviours

        CPD HOURS: 1

        The difference between Dementia, delirium, and depression | Recorded Webinar Available Via the Online Library

         In this session, the difference between these three conditions will be discussed and the necessary interventions explored.

          CPD HOURS: 1

          A review of the medications used in the management of mental health issues in the older adult | Recorded Webinar Available Via the Online Library

          In this session, the medications used in the symptom management of the older person experiencing a mental health issue will be explored.

            DAY FOUR: 18 October 2022 | Skagway, Alaska

            0700 – 2015

            Explore this Port of Call at your Leisure

            Today Skagway survives almost entirely on tourism, as bus tours and more than 400 cruise ships a year turn this small town into a boomtown again every summer. Up to five ships a day stop here and, on the busiest days, more than 8,000 visitors — 10 times the town’s resident population — march off the ships and turn Broadway Avenue into a modern-day version of the Klondike Gold Rush.

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            CPD HOURS: 1

            Palliative Care it’s a concept not a Building | Recorded Webinar Available Via the Online Library

            Access to symptom control of a life-limiting illness should not be defined by geography, dollars, or specialist institutions. This discussion will focus on the delivery of palliative care to older Australians an how we can improve the service provided.

              CPD HOURS: 1

              End of Life Law | Recorded Webinar Available Via the Online Library

              This session provides an overview of end of life law that relates to medical treatment and Nursing care and why it is important to know the law.

                CPD HOURS: 1

                Advanced Care Planning | Recorded Webinar Available Via the Online Library

                Advance care planning can improve end-of-life care in line with a person’s wishes. Processes differ from state to state. In this session we will explore the importance of advanced care planning and the implications for care delivery.

                  DAY FIVE: 19 October 2022 | Glacier Bay, Alaska

                  Make sure you get a great seat as we cruise Glacier Bay

                  With its spectacular glaciers and abundance of marine wildlife, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve has become the crown jewel in the itinerary of many cruise-ship and independent travellers. The bay features seven tidewater glaciers that spill out of the mountains and deposit icebergs of all shapes, sizes and shades of blue into the ocean.

                  Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

                  1330 – 1630

                  Psychosis | Face to Face

                  • Signs & symptoms, risk factors and interventions
                  • Schizophrenia and dementia

                  The MHFA Action Plan for Psychosis | Face to Face

                  • Crisis first aid for severe psychotic states
                  • Crisis first aid for aggressive behaviour

                  Substance Use Problems | Face to Face

                  • Prevalence and types
                  • Alcohol and non-medical use of medications
                  • Tips for low-risk drinking

                    Day SIX: 20 October 2022 | Ketchikan, Alaska

                    0700 – 1315

                    Explore this port of call at your leisure

                    Ketchikan is known as Alaska’s “first city” due to its location at the southern tip of the Inside Passage – it is the first city you reach as you cruise north, and for many visitors, their first introduction to the beauty and majesty of Alaska.

                      Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

                      1400 – 1700

                      Palliative Care Needs Assessment Workshop | Face to Face  

                      This session will focus on the assessment of the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing of the person. A number of validated tools will be discussed and scenario review will form part of the workshop.

                      DAY Seven: 21 October  2022 | Victoria, British Colombia

                      0900 – 1030

                      Following on from Assessment | Face to Face 

                      A review of the more common issues that may be identified and care planning strategies for same.

                      1030 – 1100


                      1100 – 1200

                      Symptom Management | Face to Face

                       In this session, we will continue to review symptom management with the issues of pain, nausea, depression, anxiety, and fatigue highlighted.

                      1200 – 1400


                      1400 – 1600

                      Providing Support for the person who is Dying | Face to Face 

                      In this session, we will discuss impending death, inclusive of the management of end of life symptoms.

                      1700 – 1800

                      Conference Farewell Reception | Venue: TBA

                      Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues – safe travels home..

                      1900 – 2359

                      Take the evening to explore Victoria

                      Victoria, capital of British Columbia, is located on the southern end of Vancouver Island. You can see it’s British colonial past in its Victorian architecture, including the iconic Craigdarroch Castle mansion. But don’t let this fool you into thinking it is stuck in the past as Victoria is also known for its hip nightlife and amazing restaurant scene.

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                      Day EIGHT: 22 October 2022 | Arrive Seattle

                      Disembark – safe travels!

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                      Conference Registration Cost – $1090.00

                      Costs and Inclusions

                      • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
                      • 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 electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice (device not included)
                      • A Conference pack 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 Conference 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 and session presenter
                      • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

                      What’s not Included:

                      • Travel costs
                      • Cabin costs
                      • Travel Insurance

                      What you don’t have to worry about:

                      • Housework
                      • Cooking Meals
                      • The Boss

                      Conference registration and deposits are being handled by our Conference Partner – Education at Sea.

                      This is a fabulous program – to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea to find out about all the cabin options available. Once you have paid your deposit, your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

                      Education at Sea Contact Details:

                      02 7908 7774 | [email protected] |

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                      Disclaimer: The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.