assessment skills and Challenging Topics in Health Care

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24-25 Oct 2024 | Gold Coast | 12 CPD HRS

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

Phone: 07 4151 3884

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

Nurses for Nurses CPD Travel

SYNOPSIS

In this conference, we have two components. The first explores a variety of fascinating topics that have caused debate in the healthcare setting. Many topics will relate to common disorders where societal incidence is increasing rapidly. A number of the sessions will connect to the Fat and Sugar debate and the outcomes experienced from the low-fat diet that has been the mainstay of dietary advice for many decades in society.

We will explore the controversy of the common hypothesis: when a person follows a low-fat diet and lowers their cholesterol, this will result in a reduction in heart disease. The presenter will explore data from various cardiac disorders, which includes sudden cardiac death. Nurses require advanced skills to assess jugular venous pressure and identify a new murmur accurately.

The conference’s second focus is the skills Nurses require when performing critical assessments. The presenter will demonstrate an extensive abdominal assessment and relate this to the two potentially life-threatening conditions of undiagnosed bowel obstruction and abdominal bleeding.

All Nurses from psychiatric units, post-operative orthopaedic wards, to aged care must have advanced clinical assessment skills to assess their patients when they manifest signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction. The assessment of electrolyte imbalance is another essential skill for all nurses and will also be investigated.

This conference covers several interesting topics that apply to clinical practice in various Nursing areas, from the emergency department and critical care areas to the acute hospital setting, primary health care, and the aged care sector. It is essential knowledge for any Nurse working in the current healthcare environment.

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Seminar Learning Outcomes

At this conference, you will:

  • Discuss the general abdominal assessment skills of a deteriorating patient with an abdominal disorder such as bowel obstruction, abdominal bleed and others
  • Explore dietary recommendations and the effect on weight loss or weight gain
  • Discuss the effect of weight gain on insulin resilience and link to hypertension
  • Investigate the presentation of electrolyte imbalance and the repercussions if it is a missed diagnosis
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    You will also learn:

    • About the controversy regarding a low-fat diet and cholesterol lowering drugs and the impact on health
    • How to perform an abdominal assessment on a patient with a bowel obstruction
    • The rationale to why some patients in the psychiatric wards or post op orthopaedic surgery have an increased incidence of bowel obstruction
    • The assessment of a patient in the surgical ward with an electrolyte imbalance
    • The clinical manifestation of the common electrolyte imbalance in the surgery ward
    • The pathophysiology of the increasing valve disorders understand the significance of a new murmur.
    • The presentation of patients who present with anaphylaxis or hypoglycaemia and the management according to the latest ANZCORS guidelines
    • Examination on how Cocaine and Methamphetamine cause cardiac damage and sudden cardiac death
    • Essential knowledge of renal nurses on how to identify hyperkalaemia on the 12 lead ECG or cardiac monitor
    • How to perform an accurate assessment of a patient who presents with unusual signs of endocarditis
    • The link between undiagnosed endocarditis and associated complications

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    Our Presenter:

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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 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 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 of lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

    Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences and seminars throughout Australia and New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-ray interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertiveness 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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    DID YOU KNOW THAT ANNE ALSo HAS ONLINE CONTENT YOU CAN ACCESS?

    Conference Program:

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    Day one:

    Topics covered today will include: 

    • History of the ‘Fat and Sugar’ debate
    • Controversy Relating to Lowering Cholesterol & the Development of Insulin Resistance
    • Gut Health and link to Autoimmune Disorders &
      General Health and Cognition
    • Abdominal Assessment Skills
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    Day Two:

    Topics covered today will include:

    • Heart Failure and Unusual Causes
    • Caffeine Drinks & their Link to Sudden Cardiac Death
    • Illicit drugs
    • HOCM
    • Pregnancy & the Link to Cardiomyopathy
    • Endocarditis and Advanced Clinical Assessment Skills
    • Emphysema and the Link to Right Heart Failure
    • Controversies in Allergies and Assessment of Anaphylaxis
    • Summary Trivia

    The Venue: 

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    The Club at Parkwood Village

    76 – 122 Napper Road, Parkwood
    [email protected]
    (07) 5563 3342

    Things to do During your Gold Coast Visit

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    Something to do for everyone

    The attractions of the Gold Coast bring smiles to people of all ages and stages. With exhilarating rides, exotic animals and endless waterslides to help you cool off on hot summer days, your Gold Coast holiday offers a full spectrum of interactive entertainment - from dazzling big budget Gold Coast theme parks to small, hilariously kitsch museums.

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    Amusements and Theme Parks

    The Coast’s kid cred is already world-renowned – theme parks rise from the sand and sea. Jump into cute, cuddly and roaring wildlife encounters; worlds built entirely for those that bounce; and ice-creameries serving up sugar highs from just about every corner.

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    Need some retail therapy?

    The Gold Coast shopping scene is vast - from discount factory outlets to high-end designer boutiques and everything in between.

    Who doesn't love a good dose of retail therapy?

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    Enjoy some fabulous food

    The Coast is a place where night bites, hatted restaurants, street-eats and breweries are all served with a side of alfresco. A place where five-star feasting means dusting the sand from your feet; where surfers swap their boards for a latte at sun-up and little ones break from beachside frolics to feast on epic spreads of fish and chips.

    Our affiliation with ACN provides you with the opportunity to grow your career and tap into your individual potential.
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    Happy attendees

    The presenter,  Anne explained things so well. Things I had previously thought difficult she made them easy to understand.

    Anna

    Essential Assessment Skills for Nurse, Gold Coast, 2023

    Brilliant update and refresher on the heart, including the latest names and descriptions of heart failure. Fantastic basic explanation on ECG’s , and the latest controversial research of cholesterol and statins.

    Susan

    Essential Assessment Skills for Nurses, | Gold Coast, 2023

    [The] Controversial Issues in Health Care [session] was a great way to hear the other side of the story when you feel there is already many things we should be doing and treating different.

    Liam

    Essential Assessment Skills for Nurses, Gold Coast, 2023

    What’s Included:

    • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
    • Conference Presenter who is a recognised expert in her field and is excited to be able to share her 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 as outlined in the program
    • 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.

    Registration Cost

    $770.00 inc GST

    NB: Price does not include accommodation or travel costs.
    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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