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Mornington Peninsula Nurses' Conference

  • : Portsea VIC 3944
Overview

 

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 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
Schedule

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Day One

8:30AM REGISTRATION FOR DAY ONE


9:00

Craig Maloney

Communicating Within an Inter-professional Team

It is well known that the best work gets done by teams. In hospitals and community settings, teams of inter-professionals work together to achieve patient outcomes. Although much ‘lip service’ is paid to the success of teamwork - really effective teams are hard to find. This introductory session will focus on a cornerstone of inter-professional collaboration - communication in teams. Includes:

  • Learn about your own communication style — Did you really say what you thought you said?
  • Why do people seem to misinterpret some very simple ideas?
  • Why must you use a range of communication styles if you are to be really understood?
  • Learn the dynamics of team communication?
  • The power within your mind — how to improve your listening skills

10:00

Elizabeth Allen

Pre-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


11:15

Caitlin Casson

Deficit Following Stroke

Stroke causes many long-term neurological problems. Some are worse than others and will be dependent on the degree and type of brain damage. A particularly disturbing complication relates to difficulties with communication. Quality nursing care is crucial for these patients and their families for a range of reasons. This session explores:

  • What are the different types of impairment post-stroke including aphasia and their anatomic correlations?
  • Nursing assessment - what you need to know
  • Management of deficits - how to plan for the best outcomes
  • Evaluating your care

12:00

Diana Clayton

Perspective is Everything: The Case of the Older Adult

If 90-year-old woman from a RACF was admitted to your area in considerable pain with a fractured NoF, and was unable to articulate clearly, how would you approach her as an older woman? Would your approach change if she lived at home, was articulate and self caring? One of the key factors that can impact on the treatment people receive in acute care is assumptions about age. In this session, the persistence of negative societal attitudes towards older people will be explored.

  • Why is 60 still considered “old” if 80 is the new 60?
  • Does the health system contribute to ageism?
  • Why are some older patients more acceptable in acute hospital settings than others?
  • Are we really practicing patient centred care with older patients?

12:45PM LUNCH BREAK


1:30

Dr Jenny Gowan

Asthma & COPD - Medicines, Devices & Management Update

Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) are chronic lung disorders that occur frequently in the general population. Quality patient outcomes require that these respiratory conditions are well understood and that nurses are familiar with current Guidelines. This session will provide an update on the following:

  • Current Guidelines on the evidence-based management of asthma & COPD
  • Overlap of asthma and COPD
  • New medications and their place in therapy
  • New devices - specific advantages and precautions to consider
  • Correct use of inhalational drug delivery devices

2:45

Dr Jenny Gowan

Polypharmacy and The Prescribing Cascade

The use of medicines in older people is fraught with potential dangers. Prescribing of medicines increases as people age and the chances of interactions and unwanted side effects are greater. This session informs you of current trends in prescribing and alerts you to the special considerations of pharmacotherapeutics in older people. Includes:

  • Patient expectations and prescriptions
  • Significant risks and adverse medicine events
  • Ageing effects on pharmacokinetics
  • Common culprit medicines to watch out for
  • Periodic reviews of medicines and its role in the prescribing cascade

3:30 AFTERNOON TEA


3:45

Jill Chenowyth

Embarrassment Down Under - Stress Incontinence in Women

Far too many Australian women suffer from preventable episodes of stress 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 stress and urge incontinence?
  • Can they co-exist and why is this important in terms of treatment?
  • How to perform simple but effective techniques to strengthen pelvic floor muscles

4:30 CLOSE OF DAY ONE OF PROGRAM


Day Two

9:00AM COMMENCEMENT OF DAY TWO


9:00

Robyn Attoe

Is it Delirium, Dementia or Both?

Delirium has a high related morbidity and is a cause of patient deterioration. It is often unrecognised until it is well advanced, and is easily confused with dementia. It can be triggered by acute illness, surgical interventions and a range of inflammatory responses. This session looks at:

  • How does onset differ between delirium and dementia?
  • Questions to ask relating to history
  • How to perform a quick assessment to determine the likelihood that a person has delirium
  • What happens to consciousness in delirium compared to dementia?
  • In which condition do symptoms fluctuate?

10:00

Frances Pontonio

Balanced Analgesia: The Key to Effective Pain Management

Management of pain, both acute and chronic, is critical to maintaining quality of life and a feeling of optimal health. In this session:

  • Assessment of pain….why is this important?
  • Acute vs chronic pain
  • What is balanced analgesia and how is this achieved?
  • Considerations for analgesia in the older person
  • Pharmacological agents used in multi-modal analgesia
  • Side effects of analgesia and treatment of such

11:00 MORNING TEA


11:15

Cassie Lee

Early Detection of Lymphoedema

Although lymphoedema cannot be cured, the impact of the condition can be lessened with appropriate professional and self-management. The signs and symptoms of lymphoedema including the importance of patient education cannot be overemphasised. This session looks at the significant outcomes that a holistic multidisciplinary approach to care can achieve and includes:

  • How to manage skin in people with lymphoedema
  • What is the correct way to apply compression therapy?
  • How to prevent infection
  • What type of patient education works best?

12:15

Craig Maloney

Motivational Interviewing Techniques

Education is generally limited for nurses in how to deal with people who experience addiction and substance abuse. However, the prevalence of a dependancy is far reaching, not just within Drug and Alcohol or Mental Health settings. Interviewing those who have dependent behaviours needs to be performed very carefully and within a professional framework. This session will provide you with an opportunity to learn more about motivational interviewing techniques. Includes:

  • What is a motivational interview and why are they an important tool in any nurses’ ‘tool kit’?
  • What can be done in a motivational interview situation to assist a person to be motivated about rehabilitation prospects?
  • How can a family therapy approach be used when there is a family member who is dependent on drugs or alcohol?
  • Measuring outcomes of therapeutic interventions
  • Reshaping your view of ‘failure’

1:15PM LUNCH BREAK


2:00

Matt Brailsford

Rehabilitation Following a Fall

Despite a huge focus on the prevention of falls, particularly in older adults, sadly, it is inevitable that accidental falls will continue to occur. The serious health problems relating to falls can be very traumatic for an older adult. This session will focus on a range of evidence-based physiotherapy considerations that are imperative for promoting patient outcomes following a fall.

3:00 AFTERNOON TEA


3:15

Craig Maloney

Managing Emotions at Work: Getting the Balance Right

In recent years, the healthcare system has been characterised by its unpredictability. Many nurses worry about their future and the uncertainty of their jobs. With the added pressures of life, relationships, finances and families, many nurses are at risk of emotional outbursts - either their own or from colleagues. Such high emotions can be very destructive. This final session examines the impacts of uncertainty and insecurity in the workplace and considers:

  • What is the difference between worry and anxiety?
  • How does our state of being impact on our decision-making ability?
  • How can you stop worrying?
  • What can you do to become less anxious?

4:30 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:

  • Health care 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 guidelines

Presenters

Craig Maloney

Craig Maloney

Craig Maloney has an impressive background which includes a Master of Mental Health Nursing and graduate qualifications in Child Adolescent ... Read More

Elizabeth Allen

Elizabeth Allen

Liz is a Registered Nurse/Midwife and has been employed as Clinical Nurse Consultant in Diabetes for the past 16 years. ... Read More

Caitlin Casson

Caitlin Casson

Caitlin Casson is an Occupational Therapist in stroke rehabilitation at Peninsula Health, Victoria. Caitlin has completed her Masters in Health ... Read More

Diana Clayton

Diana Clayton

Diana Clayton is a Clinical Nurse Consultant who works for Peninsula Health in the Falls Prevention Service. She initially set ... Read More

Jill Chenowyth

Jill Chenowyth

Jill Chenowyth is a Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist with over 30 years experience. She has worked in both the ... Read More

Jenny Gowan

Jenny Gowan

Jenny, a practicing pharmacist, is a Teaching Associate at Monash University, Melbourne. She is a member of the PSA Branch ... Read More

Robyn Attoe

Robyn Attoe

Robyn Attoe is a highly qualified Registered Nurse with a Graduate Diploma in Gerontology and Cert IV in Training and ... Read More

Nicola Robertson

Nicola Robertson

Nicola Robertson is a Clinical Nurse Consultant with the Acute Pain Service at Frankston Hospital, Peninsula Health. With a background ... Read More

Cassie Lee

Cassie Lee

Cassie Lee graduated from Latrobe University in 2000. She has been working with Mornington Peninsula Family Physiotherapy for the last ... Read More

Matthew Brailsford

Matthew Brailsford

Matthew Brailsford is a physiotherapist specialising in clinical rehabilitation. Matthew has experience in the fitness industry and physiotherapy (private practice ... Read More

Frances Pontonio

Frances Pontonio

Frances Pontonio is a Clinical Nurse Consultant, Pain management at the Austin Hospital Melbourne. ... Read More

Title
Mornington Peninsula Nurses' Conference
Speciality Classification
Location
Type
Delivery
Provider Type
RTO
Duration
12 hours 15 mins
Start Date
27-Feb-2017
End Date
28-Feb-2017
CPD
12 hours 15 mins
Fees
$572.00 (two days)
Location
Portsea VIC 3944
Venue
Portsea Mercure Portsea Resort, 46 London Bridge Rd
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