Assessment and Management of Emergencies in Aged Care Facilities

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06 Nov 2024 | Gold Coast | 6 CPD HRS

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Phone: 07 4151 3884

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

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Clinical emergencies occur in all aged care settings, and it is the responsibility of the registered nurse (RN) to have the skills and knowledge to perform a comprehensive assessment of the situation, initiate emergency interventions, and lead and direct staff on acute care provision.

It is also the responsibility of the RN to recognise clinical deterioration and initiate appropriate interventions as required.

Both these essential functions require expert skills to communicate with other health practitioners to achieve the best possible outcome for the individual concerned.

This exceptional seminar provides registered nurses working in all aged care settings the platform to enhance their skills in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care for patients according to accepted Australian and New Zealand nursing practices and standards.

This seminar will explore common conditions that are signified by acute deterioration that, if missed, will lead to an adverse outcome for the person concerned. Impact the industry’s reputation in general, the aged care service in particular, and the professional standing of the individual registered nurse involved.

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Seminar Learning Outcomes

At this seminar, you will:

    • Learn clinical assessment skills to recognise respiratory and cardiac deterioration
    • Gain the skills to differentiate between dementia and depression and an acute episode of delirium
    • Gain knowledge of neurological and physical assessment skills of a client post fall
    • Explore dealing with difficult people and assertiveness
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You will also learn:

  • The responsibilities of a registered nurse in aged care
  • Understand professional boundaries
  • Leadership strategies to assist with time management
  • Leadership strategies to ensure that the team delivers what is required for each individual and meets the standards set by the organisation and the commission
  • How to accurately assess in a variety of clinical emergencies in aged care, such as respiratory and cardiac deterioration, syncope, and others including falls and anaphylaxis
  • How to communicate with staff, clients, families, medical officers and other health care practitioners.
  • How to respond to aggression

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Our Presenters:

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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 understand and retain what she presents and enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience, 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-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership.

She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors, and paramedics. Anne is passionate about empowering 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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Sue Walker


Sue is the director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network. Sue is a key contributor to the online education platform Nursing CPD – a Continuing Professional Development platform to assist Nurses in meeting their annual CPD requirements.

As a Registered Nurse, Sue holds Degrees in both Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Public Health, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, and Training and Assessment. She is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer, Mindfulness Practitioner, and Clinical Supervisor. Sue has extensive experience as a clinician, educator, and senior manager.

She has presented at local and international conferences on many topics including, key issues in healthcare, such as the psychological impact of the work that Nurses do and how the work requirements to deliver healthcare impact the health of the clinician. Other topics presented comprise of Nursing Leadership, Emergency Management, Mental health, Aged Care, Advanced Life Support, Assertiveness, Grief and Loss, and Workplace Bullying.

Sue is passionate about making a difference in how the community and Nurses experience the healthcare system.

“Nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and work in difficult environments that can take advantage of their commitment to ensuring the best possible care is delivered. To continue to meet professional and community expectations Nurses and Midwives need to acknowledge their unique contribution to health care delivery and assert their collective strength to safeguard the community and ensure their ongoing professional needs are recognised and met. Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care.

Nursing is a fabulous profession.  The knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client”.

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Seminar Program:

Sessions being presented today:

  • Current Challenges Affecting the Care of the Elderly in Aged Care Facilities
  • Challenging Situations with Documentation, Care Planning and Leading the Team
  • Assessment of Cardiac Emergencies and Syncope
  • Assessment of Respiratory Deterioration
  • Assessment Skills in Differentiating between Dementia, Depression and an Acute Episode of Delirium
  • Coping with Emergency Situations, Relating to Communication Challenges
  • Recognition and Management of an Anaphylaxis Emergency
  • Assessment of an Injury After a Fall
  • Professional Boundaries in Aged Care

The Venue:

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Parkwood Tavern

Cnr Olsen &, Wintergreen Dr, Parkwood
(07) 5571 5104

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Happy attendees

A thoroughly well run course. It was great to have the handout and the blank book for notes. I am keen to access the library for the powerpoint text – I am hoping these include the content references. Anne and Sue have certainly worked hard to make this course so seamless. Well done.


Telemetry, Cardiac Arrhythmias and 12-lead ECG Interpretation, Rockhampton

If you struggle to be assertive this course gives you practical tools to become better able to stand up for yourself. Loved the practical side of learning what to do and say in difficult situations, both at home and work. A very helpful course for both personal and work life. Teaches your beneficial skills in how to stand up for yourself and be assertive in a very practical way.


Assertiveness and Communication n Challenging Situations, Gold Coast

This course is an absolute necessity to attend. Not only will you have resources to assist you in being able to have self preservation but you will be able to be of benefit to clients which are under our care. A definite course for all nurses in which ever field they are working in from EN’s to DON’s they should attend.


Assertiveness and Communication in Challenging Situations, Gold Coast

What’s Included:

  • A workshop program based on current best practice
  • Presenters who are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • A workshop pack that includes a notepad, pen, and additional information to support a fantastic workshop experience
  • A delicious morning tea
  • A workshop transcript that identifies each session including the session synopsis and session presenter
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours 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.

Registration Cost

$390.00 inc GST

NB: Price does not include accommodation or travel costs.
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The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incurring any financial loss.

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