Supporting & Empowering Nurse Practitioners & Nurses working in Advanced Practice Roles
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07-08 Nov 2024 | Gold Coast | 14 CPD Hrs

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Phone: 07 4151 3884

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07 4151 3884
Email: [email protected]

This seminar has been created based on numerous requests by Nurse Practitioners to fill the gap in face-to-face education in advanced clinical skills. It will explore challenging situations that Nurse practitioners face in their unique roles.

This seminar will provide the nurse practitioner, advanced nurse, and midwife with skills to flourish in their roles, including essential assessment skills and communication skills to manage challenging situations.

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Whilst you may not practice in cardiology as your specialty, clients with cardiac disorders are found across the spectrum of health care delivery.

Anne will address how to avoid pitfalls and potentially dangerous prescribing errors with a common and potentially dangerous cardiac condition called Long QT Interval syndrome/disorder. Long QT interval incidence is increasing in the general population and with pregnant women.

This is essential information for the Nurse Practitioner prescribing medications. It is vital knowledge to avoid prescribing medications that have the potential to prolong the QT interval, resulting in a cardiac arrest.

With their ability to prescribe medications, Nurse Practitioners must exercise caution when prescribing certain drugs, for example, some antidepressants, amlodipine, amitriptyline, and erythromycin and many others.

The Nurse Practitioner must also be aware of which drugs to avoid prescribing if a patient has the inherited LQT syndrome. This is ‘must-have’ knowledge for all clinicians who prescribe medications.

The content of this unique seminar will more than meet the needs of the Nurse Practitioner and the advanced clinician.

The content varies from understanding the basics of ECG interpretation to accurately reading a 12-lead ECG and recognising an acute myocardial infarction.

Additionally, attendees will gain knowledge on performing physical assessment skills, which are required for advanced nursing practice. These advanced physical assessment skills, such as cardiac and respiratory auscultation, will be explored, and this knowledge will be linked to the interpretation of a chest x-ray.

The Nurse Practitioner or a Nurse in their private practice and other advanced nurses/ midwives face unique challenges which can potentially to lead to burnout.

This seminar will provide various tools to recognise the effects of burnout and strategies to manage these challenging situations. Also, using practical roleplay, our presenters will demonstrate effective communication and counselling tips.

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Learning Outcomes

At this seminar you will:

    • Learn to confidently analyse lung sounds and relate the pathophysiology of various respiratory disorders to these abnormal sounds
    • Accurately interpret myocardial infarctions: anterior and inferior on a 12 lead ECG
    • Learn about the pitfalls or dangers when prescribing medications that cause Long QT interval syndrome / disorder
    • Recognise the signs and symptoms of burnout and learn strategies how to manage it
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You will also learn:

    • How to interpret a 12-lead ECG example anterior, inferior, and posterior STEMI in three steps
    • To differentiate between ST elevation, ST depression and T wave inversion and significance of changes
    • How to quickly analyse a rhythm strip using the ‘famous five’ analysis hints
    • To perform a 12 lead ECG accurately
    • Explain the significance of performing a 12 lead ECG on a woman with chest pain in the post-partum period
    • The general respiratory assessment of a deteriorating patient
    • How to read a chest x-ray
    • To evaluate lung sounds and link the abnormal sounds to the presentation on the chest x-ray
    • How to recognise the presentation on the chest x-ray of a variety of disorders such as: heart failure, pneumothorax, pneumonia, and placement of various catheters
    • Assertiveness strategies and practical hints on how to develop a powerful assertive body language and vocabulary and to manage criticism
    • To use these skills when faced with challenging situations in your advanced role
    • The pathophysiology and gain understanding of the Long QT interval syndrome and why nurse practitioners and other advanced practitioners must have knowledge of this disorder
    • Counselling tips on supporting a bereaved client/person

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 extensive experience, with 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University where she lectured for the Masters of Critical Care course.

Anne is a Professional Member of the Australian Counseling Association (PMACA) and The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN). She has written three books; “ECG’s Simply – Cardiac Arrhythmias Made Easy”, “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and “Uncomplicating Life, Simply”.

Anne is also a frequent presenter at workshops, seminars and conferences throughout Australia and New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays, Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient, leadership skills, self-development, assertiveness training and counselling skills.

She also conducts accredited advanced life support (ALS) training for Nurses and Doctors. As well as these activities Anne also has her private counselling practice and is a frequent presenter at educational events throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Anne has a commitment and passion for empowering people through increased knowledge with the hope that such knowledge will lead to an improvement in patient outcomes and enhance their performance satisfaction.

Sue Walker

RN, BN, BN (ADMIN), MPHC, MACN, Specialist Nurse Educator

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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Conference Program:

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Day one: 

Topics covered today will include: 

  • Interpretation of the Foundations of Sinus Rhythm
  • Long QT and Prescribing Problems
  • Interpretation of a 12 Lead ECG: Recognition of a Myocardial Infarction and SCAD
  • Cardiac Auscultation and the Recognition of a Deteriorating Patient
  • Burnout of the Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Nurse
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Day Two:

Topics covered today will include:

  • Respiratory assessment and auscultation of lung sounds
  • Chest X-ray Interpretation
  • Communication and Assertiveness Training
  • Counselling Tips and Feeling Empowered when faced with Bereaved Patients
  • Professional Boundaries and How to set them

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

I have been told by several work colleagues how great Anne’s courses are. I was not disappointed at all. I would have to say as a first time attendee at one of Anne’s courses, this is the best presentation I have ever been to….. I will certainly be back for more.


Clinical Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient with a Respiratory Disorder, April 2023

Great presenter, will definitely attend her seminars again. Very clear concise, empathetic and a great communicator. I actually clearly understood her content.


Exploring Workplace Violence and Personal Resilience Retreat, May 2022

The presenters were with their presentations and the great examples they used from their experience. I would also say that every single nurse should attend this retreat within their nursing career for their resilience and wellbeing.


Personal and Professional Challenges Nursing Retreat | Queenstown, NZ | May 2023

What’s Included

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • Welcome function on the first night
  • 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 incur any financial loss.
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