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Clinical Nurse Specialists' Conference

  • : Surry Hills NSW 2010

 

Strengthening Practice

Overview

This conference is specifically designed for Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) - now and in the future. There are many rewards associated with being a CNS and education is key to unlocking the potential of this important role. Attend this conference to find out about:

  • Examples of high-value contributions from CNS
  • How to advance your practice
  • How to promote continuity of care despite the demands of shift work
  • Strategies for translating evidence into clinical practice
  • Making your voice heard - the importance of assertiveness
  • Useful clinical updates
  • Where the future of CNS practice is leading

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Schedule

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Day One

8:30AM REGISTRATION FOR DAY ONE


9:00

Sue Cadigan

The Clinical Nurse Specialist - Not ‘Just a Nurse’

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) are well-positioned to create positive patient outcomes in any given specialty. In addition, their important contribution has an impact on the cost of health care delivery. This introductory session includes:

  • What is the economic argument for employing CNS?
  • What is relationship between quality of nursing care and the CNS?
  • Is patient satisfaction enhanced when CNS are involved in the continuum of care?

9:45

Dean King

Demands of Working in an Interdisciplinary Team

Working in interdisciplinary teams can be challenging especially when sharing professional boundaries combined with decision making. Improving patient outcomes requires effective an effective team climate.

  • What are the stresses that could undermine the effectiveness of CNS in interdisciplinary teams
  • What is the most effective way a CNS can practice in an interdisciplinary team?
  • How to manage individual professional relationships and the management structure to achieve best patient outcomes

10:30 MORNING TEA


11.00

Susie Helmrich

The CNS in Intensive Care

The CNS role in intensive care is associated with a high degree of specialised care. The emphasis for the role is on both evidence and research with a view towards preventing complications and promoting a transition to discharge. This session looks at the how CNS in Intensive Care Units are expanding their roles for the future needs of the patient.

11:45

Dr Jacqui Young

The CNS in Primary Care

The CNS has traditionally been associated with specialised acute care, but with the emphasis on community and primary health care the opportunity for new specialist roles is growing. This session looks at the how CNS in primary care are expanding their roles for the future needs of the community:

  • Improving self care of patients
  • Value adding to patient outcomes
  • Why CNS will make big inroads into primary care

12:30PM LUNCH BREAK


1:30

Dr Vivien Lane

Broadcasting What You Do

This session will show you how not to be ignored or invisible in your workplace and to ensure that the accomplishments of CNS practice are fully acknowledged. Find out how to disseminate the impact of your practice as a CNS and ensure your successes are recognised.

  • How to get yourself known and properly integrated when consulting as a CNS
  • What services are you promoting and is this clear to others?
  • Do patients know who you are?

2:30

Dr Vivien Lane

How CNS Change Created Better Patient Outcomes for … Patients with Cancer

It is essential that CNS can clearly articulate their value within the healthcare setting and demonstrate practice outcomes. This example from one nursing setting includes strategies for facilitating professional collaboration and value of this role.

3:15 AFTERNOON TEA


3:30

Karen Davies

The Role of CNS in Medication Safety

Reducing medication risk and error is a component of the CNS role. The use of risk mitigation strategies and latest evidence are tools that every CNS needs. In this session we will look at:

  • Medication risk mitigation strategies
  • What is the role of the CNS in medication safety?
  • Translating this knowledge to others

4:30 CLOSE OF DAY ONE OF PROGRAM


Day Two

9:00AM COMMENCEMENT OF DAY TWO


9:00

Mark Brommeyer

Electronic Medication Management: How CNS Close The Loop?

There is clearly scope for CNS to be highly involved in medication safety. The purpose of electronic medication management (EMM) systems is to promote safety and quality in healthcare. The opportunity for Clinical Nurses Specialists to take the lead in this innovation is full of potential. This session will follow on from the final session on day one by looking at:

  • What is the role of clinical nurses specialists in EMM systems?
  • How can safety be optimised and risks be mitigated when using technology?
  • How can CNS’s effectively educate others, engage staff and seamlessly manage transitions to new systems?

9:45

Cherrie Lowe

How to Make Data Work for You

At this time where data is now seemingly being collected everywhere what does this mean for CNS? Find out how to make data work for you and not against you.

  • How to tap into and use the resources of data that already exist
  • Evaluating your effectiveness with data
  • Other considerations

10:30 MORNING TEA


11:00

Emmy-Lou Hamley

Techniques for Mentoring Effectively

Mentoring is a major aspect of the CNS role. Mentoring other nurses, particularly at the patient’s side, is very important to their personal and professional development. The manner in which a CNS mentors can have a significant impact on patient outcomes. Includes:

  • What is the difference between: counselling, coaching, supervision and mentoring?
  • How do you establish yourself as a mentor?
  • What is the ‘mentoring relationship’?
  • Tips to mentoring ‘on the go’
  • Maintaining professional boundaries

12:00

Emmy-Lou Hamley

Capturing the Full Value of CNS Practice Through Change

There is now considerable evidence that links nursing care to safety and quality of patients. Because CNS are rich repositories of knowledge they are ideally situated to lead changes that result in improved patient outcomes. Effecting change to practice is commonly very difficult. However, incremental change and the introduction of evidence is possible. This session will look at strategies that you may be able to implement in your workplace. Includes:

  • How to bring an issue to the forefront?
  • What makes staff attitudes ‘turn around’?
  • Dealing with hard core resistance
  • How can you sustain change?

1:00PM LUNCH BREAK


2:00

Dr Treasure McGuire

Pharmacology Update - What CNS’ Need to Know

Pharmacology remains a cornerstone of nursing knowledge. In this session, basic pharmacological (pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamics) concepts will be applied to anticoagulant therapy as these are considered high risk medicines, fraught with complex administrative issues. CNS need to employ pharmacological principles and clinical evidence to maximise efficacy and minimise risk for individual patients This session includes:

  • Warfarin vs Heparin vs NOACs
  • Evidence for prescribing – prophylaxis vs treatment
  • Precautions and monitoring considerations
  • Be alert not alarmed - avoiding and recognising anticoagulant adverse events

3:00

Natasha Eaton

How CNS Created Better Patient Outcomes for … Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

It is essential that CNS can clearly articulate their value within the healthcare setting and demonstrate practice outcomes. This example from one nursing setting includes strategies for facilitating professional collaboration and value of this role.

3:45 AFTERNOON TEA


4:00

Dr Vivien Lane

Stand Back - Here We Come – Tomorrow’s Clinical Nurse Specialist

There is no doubt that CNS have a large role to play in promoting the delivery of high-quality health care in Australia. In this session we will look at why this role will be even more important in the future, potential barriers and enhancers, and elevating the value of the CNS for optimal patient care. Includes:

  • Advancing the practice of the CNS – extending or expanding?
  • Is there a role for CNS prescribing in Australia?
  • Clinical innovation – myth or reality?
  • What has health policy got to do with it?

4:45 CLOSE OF DAY TWO OF PROGRAM


The Goal Need for Program

Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) practice in a range of settings depending on their specialty focus and the needs of the community in which they work. The role includes: leading clinical practice; research and education; and, working effectively in interdisciplinary teams. This diversity can create challenges in practice and gaps in knowledge and skills. For CNS to achieve the desired patient outcomes, they need educational support to be able to work to the full extent of their scope of practice.

Purpose of Program

By attending this CNS conference you will improve your knowledge and practice relating to a range of topics pertinent to your role which will enhance the quality of patient outcomes.

Your learning outcomes:

Integrate practice interventions that advance the CNS role and improve health outcomes

Broadcast best CNS practices that are aligned with organisational goals

Advance professional leadership within your CNS role

Ensure financial aspects of CNS care relate to better health services

Presenters

Cherrie Lowe

Cherrie Lowe

Cherrie Lowe is an Associate Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management, an Honorary Lecturer and Associate of ... Read More

Emmy-Lou Hamley

Emmy-Lou Hamley

Emmy-Lou Hamley graduated from the University of Queensland in Brisbane with a Master's degree in Nursing (Mental Health). She began ... Read More

Vivien Lane

Vivien Lane

Dr Vivien Lane is a nurse clinician specialising in oncology and palliative care, with over three decades’ experience in education, ... Read More

Treasure McGuire

Treasure McGuire

Dr Treasure McGuire is a medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. As Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Mater Health Services, ... Read More

Dean King

Dean King

Dean King is a highly qualified healthcare professional with over 28 years of industry experience. He specialises in communication engagement ... Read More

Mark Brommeyer

Mark Brommeyer

Mark Brommeyer trained as a Registered Nurse and has over 25 years of teaching, lecturing and experience in facilitating adult ...Read More

Karen  Davies

Karen Davies

Karen Davies is a Clinical Nurse Consultant - Safe Medication Practice at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Karen is ... Read More

Sue Cadigan

Sue Cadigan

Sue Cadigan is the Nursing Director of Surgery and Perioperative Services at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). During ... Read More

Jacqui Young

Jacqui Young

Jacqui has been a registered nurse for over 30 years with experience in clinical, education, management & research areas. Jacqui ... Read More

Natasha Eaton

Natasha Eaton

Natasha Eaton has 15 years of cardiovascular nursing experience and has been a Registered Nurse for 21 years. Her Cardiovascular ...Read More

Susie Helmrich

Susie Helmrich

Susan Helmrich works has a Clinical Nurse Educator at The Wesley Hospital. She has a background in intensive care nursing ... Read More

Title
Clinical Nurse Specialists' Conference
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Provider Type
RTO
Duration
11 hours 45 mins
Start Date
21-Mar-2016
End Date
22-Mar-2016
CPD
11 hours 45 mins
Fees
$671.00 (two days)
Location
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Venue
Mercure Hotel Brisbane, 85-87 North Quay
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