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Phone: 07 4151 3884

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Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

Key Aspects of Nursing Practice:

A Three-day Nursing Fundamentals Conference

16-18 March 2022 | Gold Coast | 18 CPD Hours

Conference Program:

 

In this conference six key concepts of nursing practice will be reviewed to reflect current best practice concepts in Nursing service delivery

 

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:

 

  • Wound Management – Challenges in managing a non-healing wound
  • Diabetes Update – The science of weight loss and the implications for Diabetes management
  • Fundamentals of Counselling- Avoiding errors in counselling and learning essential skills
  • Common Mental Health Conditions and a discussion on suicide
  • Cardiac Foundations of interpretation of arrhythmias and managing life-threatening situations
  • Law Update: Physical and Chemical Restraints, Force Feeding, and Managing bullying and professional obligations

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

 

  • Explore the challenges of the non-healing wound and an update on diabetes with a focus on the science of weight loss
  • Investigate the fundamentals of counselling as a therapeutic nursing action and review the common mental health conditions and the issue of suicide
  • Review interpretation of arrhythmias and managing life-threatening situations
  • Examine the law surrounding restraint, force feeding, and professional obligations surrounding bullying

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

 

  • The impact of a non-healing wound on the patient.
  • The assessment and management strategies associated with a non-healing wound.
  • The Latest information on weight loss
  • The implication of weight loss in the management of diabetes
  • The fundamentals of Counselling in the role of the nurse
  • The errors that can occur in the counselling relationship and the essential skills to prevent same
  • What the common mental health conditions are in the Australian community
  • The latest treatment modalities available to treat the most common mental health conditions
  • How to have a discussion with someone you believe may be contemplating taking their own life
  • What to do when someone identifies to you they are in crisis
  • The fundamentals of cardiac rhythm interpretation
  • How to interpret an arrythmia and identify a life-threatening cardia situation
  • The legal implications of physical and chemical restraint in the health care environment
  • The definition of force feeding and the legal implications for nursing practice
  • Your legal obligations surrounding bullying in the workplace

Our Presenters:

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

Anne Evans-Murray

Happy attendees

Unique, brilliant lectures and due to travel a great chance to meet new colleagues and friends, explore their work stories and enhance your workplace with this knowledge, also chances to speak with presenters which aren’t available in a day session.

Karen

Deteriorating Patient | NZ 2019

Anne Evans Murray is so dynamic and an excellent speaker and clarified many topics for me. She is an inspiration

Margaret

Deteriorating Patient | NZ 2019

It was absolutely amazing. I really enjoyed the presenter and the manner in which she presented the content. I would really recommend it to everyone. And oh yes a great holiday for the family to while we learnt.

Anne

Deteriorating Patient | NZ 2019

Nursing CPD Institute

Jules Aitken

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

Louise Webber

Louise Webber

Masters of Nursing Science (Nursing Practioner), BA (Hons), RN

Louise has over 20 years’ experience in wound management established her own Private Practice (Wound Therapies) following completion of her Nurse Practitioner in 2014. She has worked across several public hospitals and Community Nurse Settings both in Australia and overseas.

She works collaboratively with several Aged Care Providers, private hospitals and Community Nursing Services and runs a Specialist wound clinic for a GP Practice north of Brisbane.

Louise was previously an Honorary Clinical Fellow for Australian Catholic University having participated in several research projects leading to publication. She is passionate about wound care and striving for best practice and has participated in several international working groups for Pressure Injuries and Leg ulcers.

She is a mum of two teenagers, loves the Sunny Coast lifestyle and attempting to play golf!

Nurses for Nurse Dr Pam Savage

Dr Pam Savage

Sue Walker Nurses for Nurses

Sue Walker

Sue Walker

RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC (PALCARE), MACN

Specialist Nurse Educator

Sue Walker is a 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.

Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager in the acute, aged care, community, and palliative care settings. Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the health care system.

Sue Walker Nurses for Nurses

Dr Wendy McIntosh

The Program:

DAY One: Wednesday, 16 March 2022

0830 – 0900

Welcome and registration

    0900 – 1230 (Morning Tea: 1000 – 1030) 

    Wound Management Challenges in managing a non-healing wound | Presenter: Louise Webber

    Living with a chronic wound can affect an individual’s quality of life. How much do we really understand this as clinicians?

    This session will explore the Patient’s perspective on living with a non-healing wound and how as clinicians we can support our patients with this. We will explore the wound healing process and the difference between healing and non-healing wounds. We will look into best practice in managing a chronic wound with the concept of Wound Hygiene.

    The session will also focus on different product choices to support wound healing and adjunct therapies such as compression to facilitate best outcomes.

    In this session, you will:

    • Gain an understanding of the patient’s perspective in living with a non-healing wound
    • Explore the wound healing process in relation to wound chronicity
    • Investigate how to manage a non-healing wound
    • Discuss product choice & adjunct therapies for wound management

    1230 – 1330 

    lunch

     

    1330 – 1700 (Afternoon Tea: 1500 – 1530)

    Diabetes Update –  The science of weight loss and the implications for Diabetes management |  Presenter: Jules Aitken

    This session will explore the science of weight loss and the implications for diabetes management.

    Exploring the impact of adipose fat on glycaemic control, the increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease for clients with diabetes and increased risk for chronic kidney disease, we will explore benefits to weight loss and dilemmas for patients. Weight loss treatments will be discussed including risks and benefits, the importance of client education and managing client expectation regarding the various options available.

    The information provided will assist the Nurse to engage patients in conversations regarding their weight and diabetes management.

    In this session, you will:

    • Gain an understanding of how adipose fat affects glycaemic control
    • Gain an understanding of the increased risk of Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in people with diabetes
    • Understand the impact of weight on renal function and pharmacological treatments for diabetes
    • Identify treatments available for weight loss for clients with diabetes

      DAY TWO: thursday 17 March 2022

      0900 – 1230 (Morning Tea: 1000 – 1030) 

      Fundamentals of Counselling – Avoiding errors in counselling and learning essential skills |  Presenter:  Anne Evans-Murray

      In this session, you will explore the effects of grief on the bereaved as well as other factors that influence mental health. You will also gain understanding by observing two experienced facilitators demonstrating counselling techniques and highlighting common errors in counselling.

      The session is presented by an experienced Registered Counsellor who is also an RN. The content and demonstrations are essential knowledge for all nurses and midwives as we daily face difficult situations and exposed to patients in distress or grieving.

      In this session, you will:

      • Gain an understanding of the different techniques in counselling
      • Discuss gender issues in counselling
      • Observe the practical demonstrations and gain understanding of the importance of body language and common errors to avoid
      • Outline the effects illicit drugs have on mental health

       Please Note: This is not a therapy session.

      1230 – 1330 

      lunch

       

      1330 – 1700 (Afternoon Tea: 1500 – 1530)

      Being professionally close whilst being personally distant: Professional boundaries and supervision | Presenter: Dr Wendy McIntosh

      In these two sessions the presenter will take you through the complexities and nuances of professional boundaries. You will learn and see examples of boundary transgressions. You will explore reasons for boundary transgressions and identify strategies to establish and maintain boundaries, one of which is professional supervision.

      In this session, you will:

      • Gain an understanding the language and definitions of professional boundaries
      • Discuss and understand the professional boundary framework (context, categories of concern, over / under involvement)
      • Identify red flags that transgressions hare about to or have occurred
      • Explore multiple reasons for transgressions (intrapsychic, interpersonal, organisational, broader system)
      • Identify and discuss strategies to establish and maintain boundaries
      • Discuss what is meant by the term professional supervisions
      • Explore the benefits of supervision with a specific focus on professional boundaries
      • Resource supervision options for you

      DAY THREE: FRIDAY 18 March 2022

      0900 – 1230 (Morning Tea: 1000 – 1030) 

      Cardiac Foundations of interpretation of arrhythmias and managing life-threatening situations. |  Presenter:  Anne Evans-Murray

      In this session, you will gain knowledge on how to interpret sinus rhythm, atrial fibrillation and some life-threatening arrhythmias.

      You will acquire an understanding of the foundation of interpretation of sinus rhythm which will aid you to understand more complex arrhythmias such as Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) and cardiac arrest either in the ward, in critical care, or in the emergency department. This session is aimed at providing you with the skills to interpret quickly and instigate treatment in life-threatening situations. 

      In this session, you will:

      • Explore the growth of telemetry in the wards and the impact on nurse’s responsibilities and knowledge
      • Review the cardiac complex: waves, segments and timing intervals and demonstrate the understanding of the foundation of interpretation of sinus rhythm
      • Discuss the presentation and pathophysiology of atrial fibrillation and relate this to the two potentially life-threatening complications
      • Demonstrate interpretation of PEA and VT, both life-threatening arrhythmias and outline the treatment according to the Australian and New Zealand Committee of Resuscitation guidelines (ANZCOR)

          1230 – 1330 

          lunch

           

          1330 – 1700 (Afternoon Tea: 1500 – 1530)

          Voluntary Assisted Dying | Presenter: Dr Pam Savage

          This short presentation clarifies and compares State legislation particularly that of Victoria and Queensland. There are strict guidelines and limits imposed on access and information governing VAD. This session identifies the rules and procedures that underpin the option.

          In this session, you will:

          • Understand the eligibility criteria in voluntary assisted dying legislation
          • Acknowledge the limitations of access
          • Appreciate the rules governing information about VAD
          • Recognise the controls imposed by various legislation

            Understanding the Tort of Negligence | Presenter: Dr Pam Savage

            The most common legal action against health workers, actions are considered in light of experience, education, professional standards, guidelines and policies and the circumstances.  The legal concepts that define negligence can provide us with strategies to analyse and determine our decisions to intervene or not in a situation that carries risks to the client or ourselves.  This session explores these concepts and relates them to real world situations to aid in judging situations.

            In this session, you will:

            • Relate the elements of negligence to situations to determine risks

            • Identify what is looked at by the courts and regulating authority to judge our own behaviours against those standards

            • Apply legal and professional principals to practice

            • Examine cases of nursing negligence

            Common Mental Health Conditions and a discussion on suicide | Presenter: Sue Walker

            In this session, we will explore what is mental health and what leads to the development of mental illness. The common mental health conditions of depression and anxiety will be discussed and the current treatment options available be investigated.

            The issue of suicide will be discussed – looking at rates within the community and how an individual can be supported in a suicide crisis situation.

            In this session, you will:

            • Explore mental health and the development of a mental health disorder
            • Examine the common mental health conditions within the Australian community
            • Investigate treatment options available
            • Discuss suicide and important interventions

            Conference Registration Cost

            $790.00 inc GST

            What’s Included

            • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
            • Conference Presenter/s that is a recognised expert in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
            • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
            • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenter/s
            • 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 – flights and transfers
            • Accommodation
            • Travel Insurance

            What you don’t have to worry about:

            • Housework
            • Cooking Meals
            • The Boss
            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.