Aged care fundamentals

 

21 – 23 July 2022 | The Gold Coast | 19 Hours CPD

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Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

Conference Synopsis

Aged care is a complex field and nurses working in this area are required to have a broad knowledge base. This conference explores a number of key issues that are relevant in both the community and residential care settings.

Various ethical and clinical topics will be investigated by expert clinicians in the field. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a number of hands-on activities that will foster a greater understanding of the topic at hand.

Who is this conference for?

All Nurses registered with AHPRA, Clinical Specialists, or Clinical Managers working in the aged care sector either in the community or residential setting. Or Registered Nurses interested in moving into this challenging and exciting area of clinical practice.

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Topics Covered | 19 Hours CPD

  • Aged Care: The Australian Experience
  • Clinical Governance and the Aged Care Quality Standards
  • Polypharmacy and Ageing
  • ACFI
  • Delirium and Depression
  • Ageism, Elder Abuse, and Mandatory Reporting
  • The Ageing Skin
  • Diabetes 
  • Wound Assessment, Care Planning, and Product Selection
  • Culturally Appropriate Care
  • Cardiac Assessment in the Older Person
  • Dementia 
  • Palliation in Aged Care
  • Nutrition in the Older Person
  • Assisted Dying Legislation
  • Bowel Management
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Learning Outcomes

In this conference you will:

    • Gain an understanding of the key issues facing the delivery of aged care services in the current Australian setting
    • Explore the common chronic health conditions that impact the aged care demographic
    • Review the importance of skin integrity and wound management in the ageing skin
    • Benefit from presentations provided by experts working in the field
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You will learn:

  • The development of the aged care industry in Australia
  • The expectations of the community for aged care delivery
  • About clinical governance and what that looks like in practice
  • The latest information on the use of medicines in older people
  • The Aged Care Funding Instrument (ACFI)
  • Practical information on the required assessment and documentation to support your ACFI funding claim
  • About managing the risk of harm from falls that forms part of the Comprehensive Care Standard
  • Falls assessment and interventions that have been found to be effective in minimising falls risk
  • About delirium and depression
  • To identify the obvious differences between dementia, delirium, and depression
  • How ageism is defined as a process of stereotyping and discriminating against a person or people, simply because they are older
  • How ageism underpins elder abuse which we will explore in all its manifestations
  • The issues of skin assessment, pressure injury categorisation and prevention, as well as the treatment for skin tears
  • That over one-quarter of the clients that Nurses will see in the community and residential aged care settings will have a diagnosis of diabetes
  • To destroy the myth of the diabetic diet
  • About wound assessment, care planning, and product selection
  • How to create a care plan post wound assessment
  • That there are thousands of dressing products on the market and which ones are the best to use
  • What culturally appropriate care is
  • That cardiac assessment in the community and aged care residential environment is essential, and to review the key cardiac conditions that may present
  • About dementia – the illnesses that fall under this umbrella term, the implications for the person and their loved ones, and the latest research into the disease
  • Nursing implications for care delivery for a client with a diagnosis of dementia
  • That palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of people and their families with life-threatening illnesses through the prevention of suffering including physical, psychological, and spiritual suffering
  • That older people are more vulnerable to the implications and consequences of malnutrition
  • How assisted dying legislation that currently exists in Australia relates to older people
  • Why bowel management is a key to wellness for older people

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Our Presenters:

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Amy Gibson

BPharm, MClinPharm, MPS, AACPA

Amy Gibson is an accredited consultant pharmacist currently working as a general practice/home care support pharmacist. A graduate of the University of Queensland with experience in community pharmacy, corporate pharmacy operations and residential aged care, Amy has completed post-graduate studies in clinical pharmacy and is furthering her studies in Clinical Education.

Amy Gibson

Amy Gibson is an accredited consultant pharmacist currently working as a general practice/home care support pharmacist. A graduate of the University of Queensland with experience in community pharmacy, corporate pharmacy operations and residential aged care, Amy has completed post-graduate studies in clinical pharmacy and is furthering her studies in Clinical Education. 

Amy has been registered for more than 20 years and has worked in a variety of regional and metropolitan settings. She is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy. Amy has participated in General Practice Pharmacist research projects run by UQ and Griffith Universities, both as a participant pharmacist and mentor.

Amy has also been a health professional Ambassador for the National Heart Foundation and continues to participate in their quality improvement research.

Amy regularly conducts medication review services in collaboration with GPs to improve medicines use in the community and provides education to GPs, home care support workers and patients and their carers. She is a firm believer in empowerment through education for patients and health professionals alike.

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Anne Evans-Murray

R.N., BHlthSc, MACCCN, Grad.Dip Ed, MEd, Dip Counselling, GradCertCritCare, CertIV Training and Assessment, CertIV in Mediation

Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

Anne Evans-Murray

Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-ray interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertivness training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.

Anne has a passionate commitment to empower all clinical staff through increased awareness and knowledge of the critically ill patient’s condition so that timely intervention is implemented, which will benefit patient outcomes.

She is the author of three books; “ECGs Simply”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and ‘Uncomplicating Life, Simply’. Her ECG book is a textbook sold in many universities in Australia.

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David Ruzicka

Master of Nursing Science (Nursing Practitioner), Master of Palliative Care, RN

David is a nurse practitioner with over 14 years of clinical experience in palliative care. David has worked in both the acute and community sector within various Queensland health facilities throughout the state.

He has proven ability as a palliative care clinician and researcher, as well as with mentoring and motivating staff.

David Ruzicka

David is a nurse practitioner with over 14 years of clinical experience in palliative care. David has worked in both the acute and community sector within various Queensland health facilities throughout the state.

He has proven ability as a palliative care clinician and researcher, as well as with mentoring and motivating staff. David has completed a Master of Nursing Science (Nurse Practitioner) with distinction and a Master of Palliative care and is currently employed as a Nurse Practitioner within the Palliative care service in the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health service.

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Jules Aitken

Master of Nursing Science (Nursing Practitioner)

Jules Aitken is an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner specialising in Diabetes, Chronic Disease and Weight Management. She attained her Masters of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). She is also a registered Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE) registered with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) gaining her Certificate of Diabetes Management at the University of Technology Sydney.

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Louise Webber 

Master of Nursing Science (Nursing Practitioner), BA (Hons), RN

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

Louise Webber

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

Louise has over 20 years’ experience in wound management and 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!

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Mark Pratt 

Master of Nursing Science (Nursing Practitioner), RN

Mark Pratt is currently working as a nurse practitioner for the frail older person on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. He works across community and inpatient settings to facilitate early discharge and admission avoidance.

This requires strong relationships with service providers and other health professionals. Mark has been a nurse practitioner since 2012 and during that time has been involved in a number of hospital avoidance programs in Queensland and New South Wales. He is passionate about people receiving care as close to home as possible.

Mark has qualifications in aged care, health promotion and education, which provide a good basis for community interventions

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Mary Andrews

Diversicare

Mary has a background in Pharmacy (College of Pharmacy, Dublin). She’s had over 25yrs experience in aged care (Department Veterans’ Affairs) gaining extensive experience liaising with a range of service providers, acute care facilities, industry professionals and government agencies in relation to the complex health needs of the veteran community.

Mary Andrews

Mary has a background in Pharmacy from her native Ireland. She migrated to ‘sunny’ QLD over 30 years ago, where she started her career in aged care with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and had 25 years’ experience liaising with a range of service providers, acute care facilities, industry professionals and government agencies in relation to the complex health needs of the veteran community.

For the past five years, she’s been working with Diversicare to promote the needs of CALD communities. She initially coordinated their Community Visitor Scheme - which aimed to help reduce the social isolation of CALD clients in residential facilities.

Her current role is as a project officer with the PICAC (Partner’s in Culturally Appropriate Care) program - delivering cultural competence training, information, and resources to support aged care providers in the provision of culturally appropriate care to CALD clients.

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Pam Bridges

RN; BA (Social Welfare); Grad Dip Health Services Management

Pam is a Registered Nurse, an experienced manager, and a noted expert with an extensive career in the aged care sector. Her many roles include Commonwealth Nursing Officer, Director of Nursing/General Manager of residential care, and commissioning a new aged care site.

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Sue Walker

RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC (PALCARE), MACN Specialist Nurse Educator

Sue Walker is the Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Nurse Education Consultant Sue is a member of the Education Governance Committee of the Institute as well as a key contributor to the online education platform Continuing Professional Development library.

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Conference Program:

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Day one: 21 July 2022

Sessions presented today will include: 

  • Aged Care: The Australian Experience
  • Let’s explore Clinical Governance and the Aged Care Quality Standards
  • Polypharmacy and Ageing
  • ACFI Unpacked – Assessment, submission, and appraisals
  • Falls Risk
  • Delirium and Depression – The risk of misdiagnosis
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Day Two: 22 July 2022

Sessions presented today will include:

  • Ageism, Elder Abuse, and Mandatory Reporting
  • The Ageing Skin and How to Maintain Skin Integrity
  • Diabetes Update
  • Picking the Products for best Outcome
  • Culturally Appropriate Care
  • Cardiac Assessment in the Older Person
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Day THREE: 23 July 2022

Sessions presented today will include:

  • Dementia Update
  • Palliation in Aged Care
  • Nutrition in the Older Person
  • Assisted Dying Legislation and the Lived Experience
  • Bowel Management – what a fabulous way to end a conference!

The Venue:

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Mermaid Waters hotel by nightcap plus

Corner of Sunshine Boulevard & Markeri Street
Mermaid Waters, The Gold Coast

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Something to do for everyone

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Sue was very approachable, spoke clearly and was more than willing to answer any questions we had for her, she presented herself in a very professional manner and I would highly recommend this course to anybody.

Gavin

Mental Health First Aid

Jules and Louise were very knowledgeable and very open to questions and further education. I learnt so much which will assist me not only professionally but personally.

Robyn

A Holistic Approach to Wound Management

Anne took what can be scary and complex and gave us tools to save our patients. Her immense knowledge allows her to come at concepts from different angles until we understand. I look forward to attending more workshops run by Anne.

Karen

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What’s Included

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Conference Presenters that are 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, and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenters
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
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.

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$790.00 inc GST

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