Essential Assessment Skills for Nurses:

plus Controversial Topics in Health

07 – 12 Aug 2022  | Hobart | 18 CPD Hrs

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Book and pay your deposit before 31 May 2022 and
receive a special treat in your registration pack.

A bottle of Tasmanian bubbly and delicious chocolates.

Phone: 07 4151 3884
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Conference Synopsis

In this conference, we have two components.

One explores a variety of very interesting topics that have caused controversy in the health care setting. Many topics will relate to common disorders where the incidence in society is increasing rapidly.

A number of the sessions will relate to the Fat and Sugar debate and the outcomes that have been experienced from the low-fat diet which 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.

Another diet-related topic that we will review is whether a professional athlete has an increased risk of cardiac arrhythmias and even sudden cardiac death. The presenter will explore data that identifies that the fitter a person becomes, the more likely they are to develop cardiac disorders.

The second focus of the conference is the skills required by Nurses when performing key assessments. The presenter will demonstrate an extensive abdominal assessment and relate this to the three potentially life-threatening conditions of undiagnosed bowel obstruction, peritonitis, and abdominal bleeding.

All Nurses from psychiatric units, post-operative orthopaedic wards and the aged care sector 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 be investigated in this program.

This conference covers several interesting topics that apply to clinical practice in a variety of Nursing areas, from the emergency department and critical care areas through to the acute hospital setting, primary health care, and the aged care sector.

This is essential knowledge for any Nurse working in the current health care environment.

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Conference Learning Outcomes

At this seminar you will:

    • Discuss the necessary nursing skills required for general abdominal assessment of a deteriorating patient with an abdominal disorder such as bowel obstruction, abdominal bleed, or peritonitis
    • Explore dietary recommendations and their effect on weight loss or weight gain
    • Discuss the effect of weight gain on insulin resistance and its link to hypertension
    • Investigate the presentation of electrolyte imbalance and the repercussions if it is a missed diagnosis
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You will 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 as to why some patients in the psychiatric wards or post-op orthopaedic surgery patients have an increased incidence of bowel obstruction
  • The clinical manifestation of the common electrolyte imbalance in the surgical ward
  • The presentation of patients with anaphylaxis or hypoglycaemia and their management according to the latest ANZCORS guidelines
  • How Cocaine and Methamphetamine cause cardiac damage and sudden cardiac death.
  • Essential knowledge for 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

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.

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 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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Conference Program:

Exclusive Offer

Book and pay your deposit before 31 May 2022 and
receive a special treat in your registration pack.

A bottle of Tasmanian bubbly and delicious chocolates.

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Day one: 07 Aug 2022

Optional Tour: Experience the grandeur that is MONA

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

 

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DAY Two: 08 Aug 2022

Topics covered today will include:

  • History of the ‘Fat and Sugar’ Debate
  • Controversy relating to Lowering Cholesterol and the Development of Insulin Resistance
  • Gut Health and its link to Autoimmune Disorders and General Health and Cognition
  • Abdominal Assessment Skills
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DAY three: 09 Aug 2022

Topics covered today will include:

  • Epidemics in Cardiology
  • The Difference Between a Cardiac Arrest and a Syncope

Optional Tour: Explore the Cascade Brewery
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DAY Four: 10 Aug 2022

Today is a free day for you to explore all that Hobart has to offer.

Optional Tour: Discover Port Arthur
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    DAY Five: 11 Aug 2022

    Topics covered today will include:

    • Caffeine Drinks and their link to Sudden Cardiac Death
    • Illicit Drugs
    • Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM)
    • Pregnancy and its link to Cardiomyopathy
    • Electrolyte imbalance assessment and management
    • Endocarditis and its increased incidence in Australia and New Zealand
    • Cardiac Conditions linked to the Coronavirus
    • The Controversy around the Vaccine’s link to Cardiac Disorders and Possible Diabetes

    Evening: An Optional Event 
    A fundraising event for the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club

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    DAY Six: 12 Aug 2022

    Topics covered today will include:

    • Heart Failure and the coronavirus
    • Increased Incidence of Emphysema and the link to Right Heart Failure
    • Controversies in Allergies and Assessment of Anaphylaxis

    Eveing: Conference Conclusion

    Take this opportunity to ask any questions that have arisen over the past five days – Safe travels

    CONFERENCE GOVERNANCE

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

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    The Venue:

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    Surfair Events Centre

    923 David Low Way, Marcoola QLD 4564

    07 5457 2555

     

    Things to do During your Sunshine Coast Visit

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    Bli Bli Watersports

    Located on David Low Way Bli Bli Watersports boast 50 acres of water-born-fun to be had.

    From wakeboarding in the cables ski area, bouncing on the inflatable in Wake Park or throwing a line in to try and catch the elusive Barra, you are sure to have a great time.

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    Enjoy some fabulous food

    Without a doubt the Sunshine Coast is a great place for any foodie to visit. It has an array of delicious places to eat and farmers markets to visit.

    Even the venue of the conference is well known for its tasty food.

     

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    Need some retail therapy?

    Of course the place to go to fight the shopping big is to visit iconic Sunshine Plaza.

    With over 320 specialty stores there is something for the whole family.

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

    The Venue:

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    RACV HOBART HOTEL

    154-156 Collins St, Hobart TAS 7000

    Things to do During your hoBART Visit

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     Salamanca Markets

    Salamanca Market is open every Saturday from 0830 to 1500 and you will be spoilt for choice with over 300 stalls to browse through. 

    You will also enjoy the grandeur of the historic Georgian sandstone warehouses as you stroll the waterfront and where you will find beautiful Tasmanian-designed handmade products.

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    Visit the Gorgeous Gardens

    Without a doubt the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is a must do when visiting Hobart.

    The team at the gardens host a free 50 min tour, which departs daily from The Hub at 11 am. These small group tours take in the Garden’s highlights and bring to life the stories behind its creation.

     

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    Cheers…explore a local winery

    Tasmania is world renown for its wines, whether it is a sparkling chardonnay or a full bodied shiraz, Tassie will serve a tipple that suits.

    Grab a friend, find a tour of a winery and enjoy a fabulous day! 

    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

    Anne is an engaging speaker who knows how to read the room. And has well presented material that is easy to understand.

    Denell

    The Deteriorating Patient | Port Douglas | Jan 2022

    What a fantastic speaker [Anne]. I learned so much and plan on looking for online education or booking an entire conference on this subject. So relevant and relatable.

    Dean

    Telemetry, Cardiac Arrhythmias and 12 Lead ECG | The Gold Coast | March 2022

    So glad I attended this workshop, I learnt more in to 2 days than I have in years trying to teach myself, it finally makes sense and I still remember it. Thank you Anne, you have a gift and are a sensational eductor.

    Rachel

    Telemetry, Cardiac Arrhythmias and 12 Lead ECG | Hervey Bay | September 2021

    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, lanyard, and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
    • 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
    • Fabulous catering – Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea on full conference days
    • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenters
    • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
    • 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

    $1,090.00 inc GST

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