The Deteriorating Patient Conference

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25 NOv-05 Dec 2024 | Cruising to NZ from Sydney | 24 CPD HRS

Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

Phone: 02 7908 7774
Email: [email protected]

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Welcome – we hope you enjoy exploring the Conference information below.

If you would like to secure your place or have any further questions please complete the enquiry form or contact the team from Education at Sea, our conference partners, on 02 7908 7774 or [email protected].

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Conference Synopsis

This conference will look at the care of the deteriorating patient using a ‘case history approach’, learning from past coronial and published cases. We do not look at such cases to scoff, but rather to see where greater understanding and learnings can be achieved to assist in safer patient care.

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Conference Learning Outcomes

At this conference, you will:

  • Explore the overall coronial process.
  • Learn about real cases of different types of patient deterioration to enhance procedural knowledge. Procedural knowledge may be defined as the knowledge we use to act, encompassing skills, techniques, and the ability to secure goals within the working environment.
  • Understand the importance of a firm process of escalation of care in your institution,
  • Increase your knowledge of the overall care of the deteriorating patient.
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You Will Also Learn

This conference will provide learnings from deteriorating patients including but not limited to:

  • Airway management,
  • Respiratory compromise,
  • Cardiovascular collapse,
  • Medication error,
  • Anaphylaxis,
  • Rare complications such as Malignant hyperthermia,
  • And much more!

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenter:



Dr. Paula Foran has a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education & Training awarded from the University of Melbourne, a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training, a Master Degree in professional education and training and has received her Ph.D. for her doctoral thesis, “The Value of Guided Operating Theatre Experience for Undergraduate Nurses”, undertaken at Deakin University.

Paula has a number of publications and book chapters to her credit, & has been a guest speaker, and presented Keynote presentations at National & International Conferences. 

Paula Foran

Dr. Paula Foran has a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education & Training awarded from the University of Melbourne, a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training, a Master Degree in professional education and training and has received her Ph.D. for her doctoral thesis, “The Value of Guided Operating Theatre Experience for Undergraduate Nurses”, undertaken at Deakin University.

Paula has a number of publications and book chapters to her credit, has been a guest speaker, and presented Keynote presentations at National & International Conferences. Paula has been awarded the ‘Most Popular Presenter’ for her keynote address at the International Collaboration of Perianaesthesia Nurses (ICPAN) and presented at the ICPAN (International Collaboration of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses) conference in Cancun, Mexico 2019.

Paula was recently awarded the ‘Best Oral Presentation’ award at the European Operating Room Nurses (EORNA) conference in The Hague.

Paula is currently a unit co-ordinator of two master level subjects with The University of Tasmania, is a senior lecturer for Critical Care Education Services, the National Education Officer for the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN). and was the ‘Chief Examiner’ for Perianaesthesia nursing in Australia until 2018 with the Australian College of Perianaesthesia Nurses.

She is a delightfully relaxed and humorous presenter.

Conference Program:

The Conference is delivered in two formats in the spirit of adult learning. The live presentations are delivered in the Conference Room, and the online library is open one month before 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/s, which can include any of the following:

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

The research documents and recorded Conference presentations form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities. They are delivered to you before the commencement date so 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.

Below is a snapshot of the Conference Program.

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Day one: 25 Nov 2024

Depart Sydney

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

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

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Day Two: 26 Nov 2024

Conference Day

Topics covered in today’s sessions:

  • Deteriorating Patient Policy and Escalation of Care Plan
  • National Safety Standard ‘Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration’
  • Lessons Learned from Clinical Practice and the Coroner’s Court
  • Case Histories from Coronial Cases and Clinical Practice
  • Airway Management
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Day Three: 27 Nov 2024

Conference Day

Topics covered in today’s sessions:

  • Deterioration of a Urology Patient
  • Massive Rise in Temperature Post Operatively!
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Day Four: 28 Nov 2024

Free Day

An understated and underappreciated cultural melting pot, brimming with stunning views, rich food and turbulent but fascinating history.

The mix of both French and local Kanak culture, intermingled with aspects of Vietnamese and Indonesian influence, has created a unique travel experience in Nouméa and New Caledonia.

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Day Five: 29 Nov 2024


Mystery Island is the South Pacific at its best. The water is crystal clear & the bluest of water, so grab your snorkel & swim with turtles & gorgeous tropical fish in this tropical paradise.

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Day Six: 30 Nov 2024


With its long, white sandy beaches and cliffs bathed in beautiful crystalline water, Lifou, New Caledonia offers no shortage of spectacular diving spots and hiking paths. The island’s varied landscapes are echoed by the nature of its inhabitants. Open and friendly, they offer visitors a warm welcome.

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Day Seven: 01 Dec 2024


Welcome to Port Chalmers, your gateway to the enchanting city of Dunedin! Nestled on the shores of Otago Harbour, this historic port town is a destination brimming with rich maritime history, stunning landscapes, and a vibrant arts scene.

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Day Eight: 02 Dec 2024


Nestled in the southwestern corner of New Zealand’s South Island, Fiordland is where nature reigns supreme, and adventure awaits at every turn. From the awe-inspiring fjords to the lush rainforests, Fiordland is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Join us on a journey to explore this untamed gem of New Zealand.

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Day Nine: 03 Dec 2024

Conference Day

Topics covered in today’s sessions:

  • Sudden Deterioration due to Venous thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Normalising Abnormal
  • The Vital Importance of Escalation of Care
  • Non-technical Skills in the Deteriorating Patient Scenario
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Day Ten AM: 04 Dec 2024

Conference Day

Topics covered in today’s sessions:

  • Communication and Situational Awareness in the Deteriorating Patient
  • Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Pre-empting Deterioration with Monitoring
  • Putting it all together

Day Ten Pm: 04 Dec 2024

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

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Day eleven: 05 Dec 2024

Arrive Sydney

Safe Travels home.


The Governance oversight for the content of this Conference program and the issuing of the associated CPD Certificate is provided by Nursing CPD. Nursing CPD is committed to providing high-quality, clinically relevant education for Nurses.

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The Venue:

Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor has it all! Being the length of 3 football fields it holds a huge amount of fun-filled activities onboard for you to enjoy.

Refurbished in 2019, including Fun-Ship 2.0 upgrades including the Green Thunder Waterslide & Waterpark, Guy’s Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Cantina and the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar.

Take time to relax, explore and have fun. 

Let's talk about your accommodation

Relax in a style & smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more.

All you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.

Dining Options

You've got a foodie in you — everyone does! Awaken and delight yours on this cruise with delicious main dishes, tempting desserts and general yumminess everywhere you look.

There is plenty of choice but where to start? Including four new dining options - Masala Tiger, Fahrenheit 555, Pizzeria del Capitano and Seafood Shack.

Relax and unwind

Sometimes you just need to get away… from all that vacation. We know — sitting at home, it’s hard to imagine that, but trust us — it’s really, really nice to have a place to unwind from the day’s excitement.

Escape to a world designed, from the ground up, for relaxation. Cloud 9 Spa staff are masters (or, maybe more like artists) trained in the craft of simply helping you chill.

take in a stage show

Here's your chance to dip a toe into onboard entertainment, activities, bars and more… so that when you cruise, you're ready to dive headfirst into the fun.

There's stage shows, comedy bars, live music, and karaoke just to name a few of the entertainment choices you have to enjoy onboard.

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Education at Sea

Education at Sea is an Australian business founded by experienced Nurses who wanted to offer a better alternative for CPD education for their fellow Nurses.
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Can I Bring the Family?

Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your CPD Travel adventure.

Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid’s club program.

Simply talk to the Team at Education at Sea, they can organise all your and your travelling companion’s travel arrangements.

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What if I need kid-free time?

If you want to mix only with adults, most ships have an area with entry only available to people over the age of 18..

Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this private retreat where they can connect with the ocean – and disconnect from everything else.

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Can you give me some tips on Cruising?

We sure can……whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship our Ultimate Guide to Cruising is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure.

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Can you organise for me to share a room with someone?

We can’t promise – but we can pop your name on a waiting list and if another person asks the same question we can put you in contact with each other and you can decide if you are both compatible to share a cabin.

Contact the fabulous team at Education at Sea on 02 7908 7774 for more information.

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

I loved many things about the trip. But one thing I did enjoy was the relaxed atmosphere and the way the presenter  [Paula] interacted with everybody and made the program interesting by her many stories and experiences.


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The talks were great. Just love Paula as a speaker and as a person…she entertaining but also professional.


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Very professional presentations and opportunity for learning while enjoying professional networking and a jolly good holiday together with old and new friends.


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  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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, 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.
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 incur any financial loss.

Registration Costs


Please Note: Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel costs.
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 simply 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.

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