Lakes Entrance Nurses' Conference
- : Lakes Entrance VIC 3909
Every year Ausmed Education holds a Nurses’ Conference specifically designed for your location aimed at assisting you to rapidly get up-to-date on current nursing topics. Attend this local Nurses’ Conference to close gaps that in your knowledge and skills. Find out:
- What are some of the health priorities that you need to know about?
- Why is the focus away from the throughput of healthcare and towards the quality of the outcome?
- What nursing interventions make a difference especially to those with chronic conditions?
- Why is evidence so important to the way you practice?
- The latest information about a range of current treatments
CHAIRPERSON: RENEE DI GIUSEPPE
8:30AM REGISTRATION FOR DAY ONE
Alison CrottyFirst Thyself: Preventing Stress, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue
Stress reduction is front and central in today's fast paced health environments. Stress affects all levels of staff and is well-known to be detrimental to health and productivity. Nursing is considered to be one of the most stressful jobs as a result of long hours, the need for critical decision-making and therefore potential for burn-out amongst nurses is high. As well, the potential for compassion fatigue is likely to be present if a nurse is feeling burnt out. This introductory session considers the need to look after ourselves before being able to give to others. Includes:
- What is the difference between stress, burnout and compassion fatigue?
- What impact do these types of issues have on our body and mind?
- What are potential flow on effects to our patients?
- What strategies can reduce stress, the risk of burnout and prevent compassion fatigue on a day to day basis?
Tracey CranePre-Diabetes - A Window of Opportunity?
The statistics on pre-diabetes in this country are astonishing. This condition may be asymptomatic but leads to type II diabetes if untreated. Early diagnosis is key to reducing the risk of developing type II diabetes. Find out the latest information about pre-diabetes including:
- What is it and how is it diagnosed?
- Who gets it?
- What education can a nurse provide to patients to prevent it from developing into type II diabetes?
- Dietary friends and foes
10:45 MORNING TEA
Tracey CranePreventing Microvascular Complications of Diabetes
The microvascular complications of diabetes are profound and have long term debilitating effects. Diabetes education and patient self-management are essential to avoid and divert chronic complications and improve patient outcomes. This session looks in detail at these complications and focuses on nursing strategies including education that may contribute to improved outcomes for patients with the following conditions:
- Diabetic neuropathy
Renee Di GiuseppeST What? Recognising Important ECG Changes
There are certain ECG changes that must be correctly identified and reported urgently if patient outcomes are to be achieved. This session will take a look at some of these important changes, helping you to immediately gain confidence and apply this knowledge to your clinical practice. Includes:
- Quick recap - why do we do ECGs?
- What ECG changes may indicate a person is experiencing or has experienced chest pain, myocardial ischaemia, injury or infarction?
- What nursing actions must follow recognition of these changes?
1:00PM LUNCH BREAK
Juana FordRespiratory Health: Best Practice in Early Interventions
From early intervention to self-management the role of best practice in respiratory health is imperative to achieve optimal quality of life. In this session:
- What types of respiratory disease are there?
- How are these best managed?
- The nursing role in health promotion and prevention
3:00 AFTERNOON TEA
Di GibbsBreast Cancer: An Overview
Breast cancer is not just one disease but a complex collection of many different sub-types that can often be referred to in a confusing way. Breast cancer occurs predominantly in females, although in rare instances men can also develop the disease. This session includes:
- Breast cancer: the latest information
- How does breast cancer develop
- Modern treatments
- Breast Care Nurses at the forefront: patient education and the role of health promotion
4:15 CLOSE OF DAY ONE OF PROGRAM
CHAIRPERSON: RENEE DI GIUSEPPE
9:00AM COMMENCEMENT OF DAY TWO
Cheryl BushHealthcare Settings and Unavoidable Changes
Change in the healthcare workplaces should be regarded as inevitable. A ‘big picture’ consideration of the Australian healthcare system is desirable before local considerations shape decisions about which changes are essential, which can be delayed and which are not necessary. This thoughtful clarity leads to an improved capacity for change-makers to be proactive instead of reactive. Includes:
- Consider why there may be specific staff reactions to specific types of proposed changes / innovations
- What staff can do to be job ready
- What are employers looking for in healthcare settings
- Embracing change-makers
- Being accountable to your professionalism
Steven Jay“I’m Hungry!” Preventing Malnutrition In The Older Adult
Malnutrition or under-nutrition causing unplanned weight loss is a major health problem known, to exacerbate chronic illness and increase morbidity and mortality, particularly in older people. Nurses have an important role to play in recognising those most at risk and averting the problems. This session looks at:
- Why malnutrition or under-nutrition is so detrimental to the health of an older person
- The multi-system impact of malnutrition on the older person, including skin integrity, mobility and wound healing
- Nursing strategies to improve nutritional status
10:30 MORNING TEA
Steven JayWeight Loss and Food
The global weight loss industry generates billions of dollars. But this is not translated into billions of kilograms lost nor kept off by individuals. This session provides an overview of the evidence underpinning various approaches to weight loss. Includes:
- Dietary therapy: macronutrient content, carbohydrate and fat quality, nutrient density and amount of energy deficit
- Other dietary weight loss strategies (e.g. meal timing, portion controlled meal replacements)
- Should an obese woman diet during pregnancy?
- Review of current clinical practice guidelines
Lyn BillingtonSafe Use Of Sedatives in People with Acute Severe Behavioural Disorder
Illicit drug use and abuse is bringing more and more people into Emergency Departments all over Australia. The reason for the presentation is often varied and may be traumatic for the person and staff members such as nurses who are often the first person to assess the person. Acute severe behavioural disturbance as a result of crystal methamphetamine use calls for an organised management approach, with sedation forming a large aspect of this. As such, this session aims to review the following:
- Why are amphetamine-type substances a cause of such high agitation?
- Assessing sedative requirements in patients with acute severe behavioural disturbance relating to methamphetamine use
- Safety with sedatives - prescribing, administering and de-prescribing as per guidelines
- Potential side effects of sedatives and how these may be averted
1:00PM LUNCH BREAK
Renee Di GiuseppeTo Give or Not to Give: Oxygen Therapy Latest Evidence
Oxygen therapy represents an area of clinical nursing where evidence has changed therefore clinical practices must reflect this. No longer is oxygen always considered necessary and always considered safe. This session will bring you up to date on modern evidence about oxygen in acute care, including how oxygen therapy and various devices can be safely and correctly chosen. Includes:
- Overview of recent evidence relating to safe oxygen therapy
- What do oxygen saturations really measure and what targets should we be aiming for?
- Exploring the concepts of hypoxaemia, hypoxia and respiratory failure
- Oxygen delivery systems – choosing the correct therapy for the correct patient
3:00 AFTERNOON TEA
Margaret WilsonEmbarrassment Down Under: Urinary Incontinence in Women
Far too many Australian women suffer from preventable episodes of urinary incontinence. This session will look at this pervasive condition and reveal the secrets to stop this symptom in its tracks. Includes:
- What is the difference between different types of incontinence?
- Can they co-exist and why is this important in terms of management and treatment?
- How to perform simple but effective techniques to strengthen pelvic floor muscles
4:15 CLOSE OF DAY TWO OF PROGRAM
The Goal Need for Program
Safety and quality are essential and are directly linked to knowledge. The need for you to continually seek new information in regard to the nursing care you provide is a given, no matter where you work. This is a time when:
- Healthcare budgets are under increased stress
- The community purse is shrinking
- Throughput is no longer the goal of care and is being replaced with quality outcomes
It is more important than ever that you take a leadership role in providing high value care to people that is outcome focused. Addressing emerging gaps in knowledge through up-to-date information is crucial if safe, quality outcomes are to be achieved.Purpose of Program
This program provides you with current knowledge relating to a range of professional and practice topics that will improve how you deliver nursing care.Your learning outcomes:
People in your care with health risks will receive preventative nursing action to avoid illness
Better patient outcomes will be achieved through the application of up-to-date knowledge relating to specific nursing interventions
Inter-professional collaboration will be optimised to enhance patient outcomes
Patient outcomes will be underpinned by evidence-based practice and recognised standards and guidelinesPresenters
Renee Di Giuseppe
Renee Di Giuseppe is a Critical Care Registered Nurse. She currently works in the Intensive Care Unit at a large ... Read More
Alison is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters in Psychology from Monash University. She has been in private practice in ... Read More
Tracey Crane is an experienced Credentialed Diabetes Educator who provides diabetes education and support. ... Read More
Dianne has been nursing since 1975 first as a general nurse and midwife, and for the past 25 years in ... Read More
Cheryl's career spans over 25 years, initially within the acute setting, with a focus of the critical care areas and ... Read More
Steven Jay is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Member of Dietitians Association of Australia, with over ten years clinical experience ... Read More
Lyn Billington's extensive career as a pharmacist has included many years working with Gippsland Psychiatric Services and continued with Latrobe ... Read More
Margaret is a Clinical Nurse Consultant in Continence at Bairnsdale Regional Health Service with 20 years experience in this field. ... Read More
Juana Ford is a qualified Respiratory Educator at Gippsland Lakes Community Health, providing services across all ages. ... Read More