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Key Aspects in the aged client

15-22 October 2022 | Cruising Alaska departing Seattle
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Welcome – we hope you enjoy exploring the Two Clinical Aspects in the Care of the Aged Clients Conference information below.

If you would like to secure your place or have any further questions please complete the enquiry form or call Education at Sea on 02 6674 2577.

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This conference will focus on two key aspects of Nursing Service delivery in the care of the older person. Both have significant impact on care delivery, from skill mix requirements through to staffing and budget allocation, as well as quality of life experience for the clients concerned.

Join us and our Conference Partners, Education at Sea, for the Care of the Aged Client Conference aboard the Norwegian Bliss as we explore Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and Victoria leaving from Seattle.

Discover the natural wonders of Alaska, the beauty of Victora Canada, and all that the fabulous city of Seattle has to offer.

The two key aspects of Nursing Service delivery in the care of the older person on which this conference will focus are Palliative Care in the older adult and Mental Health Problems in the older person.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the palliative care issues in the care of the older person
  • Explore palliative care symptom control specialised population
  • Examine the mental health problems that can occur in the older person demographic
  • Advance your knowledge in the management of crisis mental health situations

Not your typical Nursing CPD Conference

Our Presenter:

Sue Walker


Specialist Nurse Educator

Sue Walker is a Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Conference Program:

The program content is provided by an expert Educator with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation a cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.

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 there is 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/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 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 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.

Day one: 15 Oct 2022 | Seattle

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

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

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Day two: 16 Oct 2022 | at sea | Conference Day

This is a full Conference day. Topics covered today:

  • Mental Illness in the Older Person
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Depression and Anxiety Problems
  • The MHFA Action Plan for Depression and Anxiety
  • MHFA Action Plan when there is no crisis
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Day three: 17 Oct 2022 | Juneau

Explore at your leisure

Juneau’s lively downtown is compact, easy to navigate on foot and always a favourite with visitors and has many things to see within walking distance of the ship.

Topics covered today:

  • Confusion and Dementia
  • The MHFA Action Plan for Confusion and Challenging Behaviours
  • The difference between Dementia, delirium, and depression
  • A review of the medications used in the management of mental health issues in the older adult
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Day four: 18 Oct 2022 | Skagway

Explore at your leisure

Today Skagway survives almost entirely on tourism, as bus tours and more than 400 cruise ships a year turn this small town into a boomtown again every summer.

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Day five: 19 Oct 2022 | Glacier Bay

Grab a great seat

With its spectacular glaciers and abundance of marine wildlife, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve has become the crown jewel in the itinerary of many cruise-ship and independent travellers.

Topics covered today:

  • Palliative Care it’s a concept not a Building
  • End of Life Law
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Psychosis
  • The MHFA Action Plan for Psychosis
  • Substance Use Problems
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Day six: 20 Oct 2022 | Ketchikan

This morning explore that amazing town of Ketchikan.

Set at the bottom of Alaska’s famed Inside Passage, this gorgeous town is the Salmon Capital of the World.  While in port take the opportunity to check out the feisty salmon, idyllic scenery, and an incredibly rich Alaska Native culture.

Topics covered today:

  • Palliative Care Needs Assessment Workshop

Day Seven: 21 Oct 2022 | Victoria, British Colombia | conference day

Topics covered today:

  • Following on from Assessment
  • Symptom management
  • Providing Support for the person who is dying

Evening: Tonight we say our final goodbyes to new friends as we enjoy a farewell function.

This evening explore Victoria Canada

This evening you can roam the spacious lawns of stunning Butchart Gardens with its exotic flora, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains.

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Day eight: 22 Oct May 2022 | Seattle

Disembark in Seattle, Safe travels!


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

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The Venue:

Norwegian Bliss

Custom-built for the spectacular, Norwegian Bliss features a revolutionary Observation Lounge for you to soak in every stunning moment, from bald eagles soaring over glaciers to dolphins splashing through warm turquoise waters. Come aboard and experience the best dining, entertainment, and amenities at sea against a backdrop of unrivalled natural beauty. Whether you choose to go tropical or a little wild, there’s one word to describe the experiences awaiting you on Norwegian’s newest ship: Bliss.

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Let's talk about your accommodation

Relax in a lively style and 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.

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Dining Options

Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, our complimentary dining options include three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, our Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef’s Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.

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Relax and unwind

Enjoy some much-needed relaxation – When you want some “me” time, look no further than Mandara Spa®. Relax with a hot-stone massage, one of over 50 specialty treatments offered. At our onboard spas, treatments range from the classic to the luxurious. Let our pampering professionals soothe and rejuvenate you with facials, massages, acupuncture and a full menu of services.

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take in a stage show

When it comes to the entertainment on our newest ships, you won’t believe your eyes or even your ears. Bask in the bright lights of Broadway with performances like Burn the Floor and Million Dollar Quartet. Or tickle your funny bone with hilarious comedic performances.

CPD Conference Partner

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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Happy attendees

Sue presented the course well, showing she had a deal of knowledge in this area. She included personal antidotes in her presentation. She was easy to listen to and I gained a great deal from the presentation.


Standard Mental Health First Aid | Gold Coast

Sue was a great instructor and had us all involved in the course.


Standard Mental Health First Aid | Rockhampton

Sue was very approachable spoke clearly and was more then willing to answer any questions we had for her, she presented herself in a very professional manner and I would highly recommend this course to anybody.


Standard Mental Health First Aid | Bundaberg

Costs & Inclusions

  • 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/s 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/s
  • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice (device not included)
  • 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 held at the Conference including the session synopsis and session presenter/s
  • 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


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 all the cabin options available.

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

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

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