Lorne Nurses' Conference
- : Lorne NSW 2439
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 gain a broad range of clinical and professional updates relevant to your practice. Take time out and network with like-minded colleagues. Find out:
- What are some of the health priorities that you need to know about?
- 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
8:30AM REGISTRATION FOR DAY ONE
TBACommunity Health Needs of the Lorne Local Health District
The community health needs for the Lorne Local Health District are fast growing. This introductory session sets the scene for the conference by considering:
- What are the health needs of the Lorne district?
- Are they aligned with Australia as a whole?
- How is nursing practice aligned with achieving health outcomes?
Anne GroganDiabetes Medication Update: Oral and Injectable Medicines
Oral and injectable medicines for diabetes are frequently administered by nurses but can often be misunderstood. The risks to safety that medications such as insulin can pose if incorrectly administered are huge. As such, this session will provide an overview of current medication treatments for optimal diabetes management, including:
- What are the differences in oral and insulin medications?
- When might each type be required?
- How is the type of insulin therapy selected?
- Side effects and interactions to be aware of
- Tips for safe medication administration
10:45 MORNING TEA
Anne GroganReversing Pre-Diabetes
Because diabetes is well-known to be linked to a raft of chronic diseases, reversing or delaying its onset is now imperative. In this session, we will look at the definition of pre-diabetes and what is known about it. As well, evidence regarding whether pre-diabetes inevitably leads to diabetes will be addressed and the following will be discussed:
- What is pre-diabetes and how is it diagnosed?
- If a person has a high blood sugar reading what is the next step that should be taken?
- Can pre-diabetes be reversed and if so, how?
- What ongoing monitoring is necessary?
- The importance of nurses in preventing diabetes
Craig MaloneyThe Nurse Health Coach
Are you someone who gets a real kick out of seeing a patient have an “ah-ha!” moment? Do you have an amazing ability to connect well with patients? Have you ever thought about putting your talents to good use and becoming a health coach? We as nurses wear many different hats in our role, and health coaching is now seen as an increasing part of nursing and a potential new horizon for nurses to explore professionally. This session will open your mind to the possibility of being a “nurse health coach” and how you can apply your passion for your patients and help guide them towards better health.
1:15PM LUNCH AND NETWORKING
Tanja BrunnerRehabilitation Following a Fall: Latest Information
Rehabilitation aims to prevent another fall with a structured rehabilitation plan being vital to restore health, and support longevity and long-term outcomes. In this session:
- What are the major risk factors for a fall?
- What are the benefits of a structured rehabilitation plan?
- How to decrease future falls and injury: What’s the best program?
Peter MartinCare and Decision-Making at the End of Life
As patients near the final phase of a terminal illness it can be difficult to make rational and reasonable choices that meet the patient’s wishes. There are many legal and ethical pitfalls when considering end-of-life choices both for patients, their families and health professionals. This insightful session will discuss:
- What are Advanced Care Directives and why should everyone have them?
- How do you have a practical discussion about a patient’s wishes as outlined in an Advanced Care Directive?
- What are some of the ethical decisions that patients and families face at the end of life?
4:00 AFTERNOON TEA
Peter MartinPalliative Care: Spiritual Care in the Last Days
The final days of a person’s life are in some ways the most special. Each person and family member experience this time in a unique way, both physiologically and spiritually. It can be a time of big emotions and raw feelings. The approach to care provided at this time is critical. This session explores the spiritual aspect of palliative care.
5:00 CLOSE OF DAY ONE OF CONFERENCE
9:00AM COMMENCEMENT OF DAY TWO
Cheryl ParkinManaging Urinary Incontinence
In Australia, many people live with the devastating consequences of bladder dysfunction and urinary incontinence. In this session we will look at:
- What are the causes of urinary incontinence?
- Symptom or disease?
- Best-practice management strategies
Cheryl ParkinFemale Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Female pelvic floor dysfunction encompasses a number of prevalent clinical conditions including urinary and faecal incontinence, obstructed defaecation, sexual dysfunction and female pelvic organ prolapse. The latter condition is the most common condition and may require surgical treatment. Many factors relating to the cause of female pelvic organ prolapse are not yet fully understood.
10:45 MORNING TEA
Carol RosevearHumour Is Infectious but Infection Is Serious
We all know that humour is infectious, but the risk of infection is deadly serious. In this session, the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard for Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infection will be used to identify current best evidence and practice in infection prevention and control for nurses. This session includes:
- An update on the occurrence of healthcare related acquired infections
- The impact of infections on patients and resources
- Early identification of infection and colonisation of patients and staff
- Infection prevention and control strategies that work – nursing practice to reduce the incidence of the spread of infection
Carol RosevearBlood-borne Pathogens: Understanding the Risks
Despite a greater knowledge of hazards and risk management, health care workers continue to be exposed to blood and bodily fluids through needle stick injuries and other exposure incidents. This session includes:
- What blood-borne pathogens are of most concern?
- Modes of transmission: when am I actually at risk?
- Appropriate use of precautions
- What to do if you experience a needle stick or sharps injury
- How can nurses avoid discrimination when a patient has a known blood-borne infection?
1:15PM LUNCH AND NETWORKING
Craig MaloneyGetting “Buy-In” from Your Patients
Many nurses feel a shared sense of frustration that, despite the health education they can provide, patients resist taking advice and making changes to their health. Are we going about health promotion in the wrong way? Are our needs being met rather than our patients? Sometimes we may be too eager to provide useful, practical tips to our patients. Despite our best intentions, are we failing to see what matters most to our patients? Is it time to use our reputation as one of the most trusted professions to go back to basics and build a meaningful relationship with our patients? From here, anything is possible, right? Let’s discuss:
- The power of unconditional positive regard
- How to actually be non-judgmental (we’re all guilty)
- Keeping goal setting and rewards simple
- Motivational interviewing and how to know if your patient is ready to change their behaviour
3:15 AFTERNOON TEA
Craig MaloneyWellbeing in Nurses: Are We Looking After Ourselves?
The profession of nursing has traditionally promoted holistic healthcare practice for patients. Nurses spend their shifts caring for others through often highly charged and emotional situations, but can forget to look after themselves too. Topics for discussion in this final session include:
- How to enhance emotional wellbeing through self-care
- Whether wellbeing should this be considered part of professional development
- How to sustain wellbeing across the day to go home healthy
4:30 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE AND EVALUATIONS
The Goal Need for Program
In regard to the nursing care you provide, the need to continually seek new information is a given no matter where you work. Nursing safety and quality are essential and both are directly linked to knowledge. This is a time when:
- Health care budgets are under increased stress
- The community purse is shrinking
- Quality outcomes are now the goal of all care
More now than ever, it is important, if safe, quality outcomes are to be achieved, that you take a leadership role in providing outcome focused high-value care. This can be done by addressing emerging gaps in your knowledge through up-to-date information.Purpose of Program
This program provides you with current knowledge relating to a range of professional and clinical practice topics that will improve how you provide holistic 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 related to specific nursing interventions
Inter-professional collaboration will be optimised to enhance patient outcomes
Patient outcomes will be underpinned by evidence-based practice, recognised standards and guidelinesPresenters
Craig Maloney has a master of mental health nursing and graduate qualifications in child and adolescent mental health, group work, ...Read More
Anne Grogan is a registered nurse and credentialled diabetes educator working as a Consultant Diabetes Educator at Colac Area Health, Victoria. ... Read More
Tanja graduated from Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia in 1990. Since 2003, Tanja has operated her own private practice in Tasmania and Victoria. ... Read More
Peter has been a Clinician for 30 years. After doing a variety of medical rotations as a junior doctor, he ... Read More
Cheryl Parkin has been working as a Physiotherapist for more than 30 years. In 2013, she completed her Master of ... Read More
Carol Rosevear is a registered nurse with extensive experience in infection control, and in managing operating rooms and day procedure ... Read More
To Be Determined