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Nursing People with Neurodegeneration - A Surgical Perspective

  • : Melbourne VIC 8001
Overview

 

Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are increasing worldwide. The potential for cognition and quality of life to be exacerbated by the need for surgery is huge. This timely conference assists nurses working in busy surgical units to meet the challenges of caring for a person with a neurodegenerative disease following surgery. Topics include:

  • How does surgery affect neurodegeneration?
  • When is a person with altered cognition considered unfit to give consent?
  • The use of restraint - whose needs are being met?
  • Is it delirium, dementia or both?
  • Preventing falls in people with gait disturbances
  • When surgery is not an option - is there such a thing as 'semi palliative care'?
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The Goal Need for Program

Neurodegeneration has many causes but always leads to diminished quality of life. Prevalence of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s are increasing worldwide. People with these conditions occasionally require surgery for a range of reasons. However, surgical interventions are also known to affect cognition. Nurses who work on busy surgical units are likely to experience increased challenges when a person has a co-morbid neurodegenerative condition. Understanding the potential complications which can occur as a result of surgery is critical to best practice nursing care.

Purpose of Program

The purpose of this educational program is to update your knowledge about a range of neurodegenerative conditions and the nursing implications that may arise within the surgical setting.

Your learning outcomes:

Patients with neurodegeneration requiring surgery will have a targeted nursing assessment based on enhanced awareness of their conditions

Patients and/or their families will receive relevant information about the nature of their condition and interventions that may improve their long-term outcome

Unwanted consequences of surgical procedures will be rapidly identified and appropriate treatment triggered

Gait disturbances will be properly reviewed and falls will be prevented

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Title
Nursing People with Neurodegeneration - A Surgical Perspective
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Provider Type
RTO
Duration
11 hours
Start Date
05-Dec-2016
End Date
06-Dec-2016
CPD
11 hours
Fees
$671.00 (two days)
Location
Melbourne VIC 8001
Venue
Hotel IBIS - Therry Street, 15-21 Therry Street
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