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Advanced Practice Conference

  • : Melbourne VIC 3000

Overview

Advanced Practice roles are emerging, and in some cases already well established within nursing, allied health and paramedicine in Australia. Navigating your pathway to Advanced Practice can be challenging, and it is vital to continually reassess your role, with an eye on the needs of your patient group. Additionally, you need to maintain your current skills and knowledge, whilst addressing any new areas for growth. Attend this conference and learn about:

  • Advanced Practice – how is it defined?
  • Assessing the need for Advanced Practice
  • Building support for the growth of your role
  • Nurse Practitioner and other advanced nursing roles
  • Advanced Practice Allied Health roles
  • Reassessing and redesigning your role
  • Expanding your scope of practice
  • Adding skills outside of your current scope, such as prescribing
  • Accessing education and professional development

Attend this conference, which is specifically designed to assist you to develop your advanced role, which in turn, improves your patient outcomes.

Schedule Day One

8:30AM REGISTRATION FOR DAY ONE


9:00

Leanne Boase

What is Advanced Practice?

Many health professionals are already working at an advanced level, but, in some cases, this may be unrecognised or unsupported. Advanced practice is essential in health care in order to meet the current and future health needs of our community. This introductory session of the conference will briefly review the current definitions of advanced practice in Australia. Let’s discuss:

  • How are healthcare practices evolving?
  • Why is there an increasing need for advanced practice roles?
  • What are the key attributes of advanced practice roles?

9:30

Kathy Tori

Identifying Advanced Practice Opportunities – How to Gain Traction

Often, the challenge lies in getting started. The clinician is the main driver of change for:

  • Finding support for your ideas and identifying stakeholders
  • First steps towards advanced practice – where to start
  • Mapping your existing role against the definition and principles of advanced practice
  • Getting started on your advanced practice journey

This session offers practical strategies and skills that you can use to start planning for the development of your role.

10:30 MORNING TEA


11:00

Fran Pearce

Clinical Leadership and Advanced Practice

Clinical leadership is fundamental to the provision of effective and safe patient outcomes. It can be a major force in influencing new models of care and progressing changes in health care provision. The outcomes of clinical leadership can be identified at all levels of the organisation and are embedded and expected within advanced practice roles. However, culture, staffing and perceptions of other barriers can block this and undermine positive outcomes. This session will challenge you to consider:

  • Why should clinical leadership be seen as an integral part of your own development?
  • How can you foster the development of your team?
  • How can you practically overcome barriers associated with introducing Evidence-Based Practice?
  • Mentors and mentoring - how does it all fit together?

12:00

Leanne Boase

Building a Business Case for Your Advanced Practice Role

Working as an expert clinician, it can be challenging to find the motivation or time to build a business case. However, it’s an essential aspect of transitioning to an advanced practice role. This key session considers:

  • How crucial is a business case to your role development?
  • Where do you begin, and who do you engage?
  • What information do you need?
  • How can you present your business case?

1:00PM LUNCH AND NETWORKING


2:00

Amanda Wynne

Legal Issues in Advanced Practice

In many situations, there are legal barriers or considerations to developing your advanced practice role. Here we consider:

  • Prescribing rights, what is allowed?
  • What are the legalities of signing off on certificates and other documents?
  • Professional indemnity, are you covered?
  • Accessing Medicare, private health insurance rebates, and other sources of healthcare funding – what are your responsibilities?

3:15 AFTERNOON TEA


3:30

Suzanne Wallis, Tara Jones, and Melinda Brooks

Showcasing Well-known Advanced Practice Roles – Nurse Practitioners

There is a wide range of advanced practice roles developing across health care in Australia. Here we showcase one of the most established, the Nurse Practitioner (NP). This session will showcase a range of Nurse Practitioners working in varied roles who will consider:

  • How they got started
  • Key challenges
  • What the future may hold

4:30 CLOSE OF DAY ONE OF CONFERENCE


Day Two

9:00AM COMMENCEMENT OF DAY TWO


9:00

Kathy Tori

Maintaining Existing Advanced Practice Roles

Now that you have your advanced practice role established, how will you ensure your role is valued and continuing? This session will encourage you to consider:

  • How can you embed your role?
  • Evaluating your role – what should you be measuring?
  • Why is it essential to revisit your business case?
  • How to establish a cycle of evaluation…

9:45

Leanne Boase

Expanding Your Role – How to Expand Your Scope of Practice

Now that you have established and embedded your role, and started your cycle of evaluation, it’s now time to address how you will continue to grow. Day two will commence by considering:

  • Expanding the scope of practice – who is responsible?
  • What is the process of expansion?
  • What is the appropriate safety and governance?
  • Planning ahead – how do you determine future need?

10:45 MORNING TEA


11:15

Dr Susan Furness

Paramedics and Advanced Practice

Paramedics have traditionally been classified as unscheduled healthcare providers, but their roles have been evolving to better meet medical advancements and community needs. This session will explore the development of advanced roles for paramedics, and the challenges of working as third space professionals.

  • Defining advanced practice in paramedicine
  • Evolution of paramedic roles
  • Third space theory and the challenge of boundary blurring
  • What still needs to be done

12:15

Kathy Tori

Accessing Education for Advanced Practice

Many healthcare professionals working in advanced practice roles have developed their skills on the front line. Many have also pursued higher education. This session will consider:

  • What is the value of higher degrees?
  • How can higher degrees enhance clinical practice or contribute to practice development?
  • Where can further study take you?

1:00PM LUNCH AND NETWORKING


2:00

Dr Susan Furness

Multidisciplinary Collaboration and Paramedicine

This session will allow for an exploration of current trends in multidisciplinary practice and examine the possibilities that arise when clinicians from various advanced practice roles combine forces to work together. It includes:

  • The symphony of working together to improve patient outcome
  • The educational considerations – several hats or several health carers
  • Maintaining the connection for effective multidisciplinary collaboration

2:30

Tom Collins

Showcasing Other Advanced Practice Roles – Pharmacy, Physiotherapy and Podiatry

Here we showcase other advanced practice roles including pharmacy, podiatry and physiotherapy. You will hear from advanced practitioners working in varied roles who will consider:

  • How they got started
  • Key challenges
  • What the future may hold

3:30 AFTERNOON TEA


3:45

Leanne Boase and Kathy Tori

Advanced Practice, Research, and Leadership

This final session will discuss and debate the future of advanced practice in Australia. It offers an opportunity to brainstorm areas for further research and leadership in Australia. It includes:

  • Where will health care be in 10 years?
  • Where do we need to focus?
  • What role can we play in driving the change and growth of advanced practice roles in Australia?

4:30 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE AND EVALUATIONS


The Goal Need for Program

Many health professionals are already working at an advanced level, but, in some cases, this may be unrecognised or unsupported. Advanced practice is essential in health care in order to meet the current and future health needs of our community. Nurses, paramedics, and other health professionals are committed to lifelong learning, continuing professional development, and ensuring the needs of their patients or clients are met. Therefore, it is common that these groups want to develop their role or evolve to meet these needs. There is a wide range of education available with a clinical focus to support advanced practice development. However, there is little support on how to develop these roles.

Purpose of Program

The purpose of this program is to increase your knowledge and prepare you to develop your role towards advanced practice.

Your learning outcomes:

Gain a comprehensive understanding of advanced practice and how it can apply to your role

Acquire strategies and skills in planning for the development of your role

Plan for provision of care for your patient group that meets their current needs, as well as their future needs

Understand your scope of practice and how to expand it safely and successfully

Presenters

Leanne Boase

Leanne Boase

Leanne Boase is a Nurse Practitioner with a background in critical care and paediatrics. She currently practices across three GP ...Read More

Kathy Tori

Kathy Tori

Kathy Tori was endorsed as a Nurse Practitioner in 2008 in the speciality practice area of emergency nursing. Kathy has ...Read More

Fran Pearce

Fran Pearce

Fran Pearce is an education coordinator at a large metropolitan teaching hospital. She has extensive experience in orthopaedic nursing, including ... Read More

Amanda Wynne

Amanda Wynne

Amanda Wynne is a barrister at the Victorian Bar whose practice includes family law, child abuse, family violence, mental health, ... Read More

Suzanne Wallis

Suzanne Wallis

Suzanne Wallis is a Nurse Practitioner: sexual health at Goulburn Valley Health, Shepparton and The Women’s, Melbourne. She is an ...Read More

Tara Jones

Tara Jones

Having completed a Bachelor of Nursing at the Australian Catholic University in 1997, Tara Jones has spent most of her ... Read More

Melinda Brooks

Melinda Brooks

Melinda Brooks has worked in wound management for more than 20 years in a variety of settings from the Victorian ... Read More

Susan Furness

Susan Furness

Dr Susan Furness is a senior lecturer, discipline lead, and course coordinator for the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours ... Read More

Tom Collins

Tom Collins

Tom Collins is the Clinical Leader of the Advanced Practice Physiotherapy team at the Northern Hospital in Melbourne, working in ...Read More

 

Title
Advanced Practice Conference
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas
-- GENERAL --
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Type
Delivery
Provider Type
RTO
Duration
11 Hours | 30 Mins
Start Date
29-Oct-2018
End Date
30-Oct-2018
CPD
11 Hours | 30 Mins
Price
715.00
Location
Melbourne VIC 3000
Venue
Oaks on Market, 60 Market St
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