Keeping afloat in Perioperative Nursing

29 Jan - 03 Feb 2023 | Port Douglas | 24 CPD Hrs
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KEEPING AFLOAT IN PERIOPERATIVE NURSING

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

If you’d like to secure your place or have any further questions about travel arrangements or accommodation please complete the enquiry form or call Education at Sea on 02 7908 7774.

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Synopsis:

Perioperative nursing is a wonderful, dynamic and challenging nursing speciality. It is a team sport where medical, nursing, and ancillary staff are thrust together in a team environment.

When this works well, it is a masterpiece to behold. However, it can be fraught with difficulties when personalities and unforeseen circumstances arise.

This seminar is designed to look at evidence-based literature and to develop a deeper understanding of the perioperative environment, explore some of the possible emergency situations perioperative nurses may face and provide knowledge to perform during these emergencies with the confidence, skills and know-how to deliver safer patient care.

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You will Learn:

  • About professionalism in the perioperative environment
  • The benefits of effective leadership
  • What situational awareness is
  • Why 70% of perioperative adverse events can be attributed to human factors and lack of team members’ non-technical skills
  • Examples of non-technical skills: poor communication, poor teamwork, poor leadership, poor decision-making, and poor situational awareness
  • The circumstances leading to perioperative fatigue
  • The Australian College of Perioperative Nurse’s guideline on fatigue
  • The actual cost of perioperative fatigue to both perioperative nurses and their patients
  • The prevalence of retained items and mechanisms that can be put in place to assist its prevention
  • The prevention and management of venous thromboembolism (VTE)
  • Why perioperative inadvertent hypothermia has very serious consequences
  • About published case history of incidents that have occurred in the perioperative environment with a view to learning in hindsight
  • Why the recognition of Malignant Hyperthermia is so important
  • Potentially catastrophic anaphylactic reactions in the perioperative environment
  • About CPR in the Operating Theatre (OR)
  • What to do about blood loss requiring massive blood transfusion
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Conference Learning Outcomes:

At this conference you will:

  • Explore and more deeply understand the perioperative environment and how this may impact on adverse events,
  • Review evidence-based information about perioperative incidents from a case history perspective, and explore how we can prepare and prevent these occurrences,
  • Discuss and understand the physiology and treatment of some perioperative emergency situations
  • Come away feeling educated, empowered, and realising that perioperative nurses are brilliant!
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Who is this conference for?

Perioperative nursing is not always taught in the undergraduate curricula thus the importance of post-registration education in this specialty area cannot be overestimated.

This seminar will suit both novice and experienced perioperative nurses and surgical ward nurses who want to know more about the operative part of their patient’s journey.

Our Presenter:

DR PAULA FORAN

PhD., R.N., FACORN, FACPAN

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 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 Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

In the spirit of adult learning, the Conference is delivered in two formats: The live presentations delivered in the Conference Room and the online library which is open one month prior to 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 which can include any of the following:

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

The research documents and recorded Conference presentation form part of the Continuing Professional Development activities but are delivered to you prior to the commencement date so that you can start your Conference Program early. If you choose not to undertake these activities prior, there is a two week window post 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:

29 Jan 23 | Arrive Port Douglas

Settle into your accommodation and join us for the evening at The Oaks.

1730 – 1830: Conference Welcome & Registration Reception

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

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Day Two:

30 Jan 23 | Conference Day

Today’s Sessions Include:

  • Professionalism in the Perioperative
    Environment
  • Leadership in the Operating Suite
  • Human Factors and situational awareness
  • Perioperative Fatigue
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Day Three:
31 Jan 23 | Conference Day

Today’s Sessions Include:

  • Forgotten something? – Retained items
  • Perioperative prevention & management of Venous thromboembolism
  • Perioperative Inadvertent Hypothermia
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Day four:
01 Feb 23 | a Day to Explore

There are so many fabulous things to do in and around Port Douglas.

You may choose to explore on your own or join other conference delegates on one of the optional tours that we will create for you – stay tuned for the details.

 

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Day five:
02 Feb 23 | Conference day

Today’s Sessions Include:

  • Case Histories from the Coroner informing our perioperative practice
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Perioperative Anaphylaxis
  • CPR in the OR – A Case History Approach
  • Massive Blood Loss and Transfusion

Evening

Optional Event – A fabulous fundraising activity for the Global Nurses and Midwives Rotary Club.

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Day six:
03 Feb 23 | AM | conference day

Today’s Sessions Include:

  • Putting it all together: A Q&A Session
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Day Six:
03 Feb 23 | PM | Farewell Reception

Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues.

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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The Oaks Port Douglas Resort

87-109 Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas

Why not stay where the conference is being held?

Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, the Oaks Resort Port Douglas offers up contemporary, well-appointed accommodation and, amongst other amenities, features a lagoon-style pool featuring a swim-up bar.

To get the best deal talk to the team at Education at Sea about accommodation options on 02 6674 2577 or [email protected]

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Things to do During your port douglas Visit

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Explore The Great Barrier Reef

Explore the pristine waters and gorgeous corals of the Great Barrier Reef. Set out by your self or join one of many snorkelling tours offered departing Port Douglas..

When it comes to choosing the perfect diving or snorkelling trip, you will be spoiled for choice.

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Enjoy some fabulous food

Without a doubt Port Douglas is a fabulous place for any foodie to visit.

With its array of local tropical produce and delicious seafood right at it's doorstep the food on show reflects Port Douglas's tropical lifestyle.

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Explore the Daintree

The expansive Daintree Rainforest has a plethora of attractions for you to explore.

You could go saltwater crocodile spotting on a river cruise, walk the forest boardwalks (keep your eyes peeled for cassowaries) or swim in the not-so-secret crystal clear freshwater swimming holes, just to name a few.  

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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.

Leonie

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

Suzanne

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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.

Robyn

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Costs & Inclusions

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Conference Presenter that is a recognised expert in their field and are excited to be able to share their 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 and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • 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 held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenter
  • 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.

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 Cost

$1,090.00 inc GST

All conference payments including registrations, accommodation options and deposits are being handled by our Conference Partner – Education at Sea.

This is a fabulous program – to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea to find out about accommodation choices.

Once you have paid your deposit, your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

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