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Sydney Nurses' Conference

  • : Surry Hills NSW 2010
Overview

Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Sydney region have access to effective and engaging CPD on an annual basis. We look forward to receiving your support to ensure that this Local Nurses’ Conference is brought to Sydney every May. Book your place at this year’s event and:

  • Gain new knowledge for contemporary practice
  • Network, share experiences, and connect with like-minded colleagues
  • Help meet your CPD requirements
  • Enrich your professional practice and personal growth
  • Improve health outcomes specific to your local community and much, much more…

We recognise that attending a conference requires planning and the support of your organisation. See below to find out how you can gain support to attend this event.

 

Schedule Day One

8:30 REGISTRATION FOR DAY ONE


9:00

Welcome and Introduction

9:05

TBA

Assessing Physical Health – A Systems Approach

It has been well-established that mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, can be associated with a range of poor physical health markers and outcomes. This session will take a head-to-toe approach and demonstrate how a mental health disorder can create a cascade of poor health functioning. It will systematically outline strategies that health professionals can introduce to promote health for each body system and avert risks. It includes:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Respiratory health
  • Dental health
  • Sexual health

9:45

James McVeigh

Recognising “Red Flags” of Clinical Deterioration

There is a huge potential for patients across any clinical setting to become rapidly unwell. Recent system changes have been rolled out to encourage better management of clinical deterioration. However, your ability to recognise and respond to changes in a patient’s condition early is a high priority if an acute illness is to be averted. This session looks at:

  • What clues or changes in clinical observations may indicate a patient is becoming unwell?
  • What immediate assessment should be undertaken when you suspect a patient is deteriorating?
  • How should these changes in observations be documented?
  • When should you escalate incidents?

10:45 MORNING TEA


11:15

James McVeigh

Sepsis and the Significance of Early Recognition

Did you know that sepsis is one of the leading causes of death globally? Preventing mortality related to sepsis begins with early detection and timely interventions. This session uses case scenarios to explain the pathophysiological mechanisms by which sepsis develops. It will look at how you can detect the early warning signs of sepsis. Finally, it will assist you to understand the evidence-based management of this potentially fatal condition across a range of clinical settings. It includes:

  • What is the definition of sepsis?
  • What is the relationship between infection and sepsis?
  • Early recognition – what are the clinical signs? E.g. an increasing SOFA score
  • Why is timely intervention so important?
  • In a suspected or a known case of sepsis, what are the main nursing management priorities across a range of clinical settings?

12:15

Jeanne Barr

The Clinical Nurse Detective – Neurological

Using case scenarios, this session will highlight “red flags” of deterioration relating to a patient’s neurological function. It will explain what you must be able to recognise and look at what actions should take place. From seizures and headaches to TIAs and trauma, this session includes:

  • What clues or changes in clinical observations may indicate a patient is becoming unwell?
  • What immediate assessment should be undertaken when you suspect a patient is deteriorating?
  • How should these changes in observations be documented and communicated?

1:15 LUNCH AND NETWORKING


2:15

Kate Hurrell

Facilitating An Effective Case Conferences

All nurses, not just specialist nurses working in palliative care are expected to be able to provide a palliative approach to care when needed. Palliative care case conferences are an important aspect of this. Yet, nurses often lack confidence or have not had formal education on how to conduct one. This session looks at advocating for a patient and discusses the following:

  • What is a case conference?
  • When should a case conference be held?
  • How do you involve consumers in care?
  • How to have difficult conversations?
  • What useful resources are freely available to assist you with organising a case conference?

3:15 AFTERNOON TEA


3:45

Casey Doyle

The Science of Addiction

Why do some people develop addictions to alcohol or other drugs, while others do not? Nurses in a range of specialities and settings are likely to come into contact with people with substance addictions. An understanding of the complex science of addiction is essential if we are to provide care that is evidence-based, holistic, and free from stigma. This session will cover:

  • What is addiction?
  • What activities are addictive?
  • Who is susceptible to addiction and how does it develop?
  • When and how do people recover from addiction and what treatments are effective?

4:45 CLOSE OF DAY ONE OF CONFERENCE


Day Two

9:00 COMMENCEMENT OF DAY TWO


9:00

Gwen Higgins

Medicine Used in the Very Old – What You Must Know to be Safe

As people age their ability to metabolise medicines becomes challenged. In this session, you will look at why this is the case. You will refresh your knowledge about the key changes and the clinical implications of them. It includes a refresher on:

  • The ageing kidney and liver and their effect on medicines
  • The safest medication delivery mechanisms – tablets, immediate release, sustained release, patches, MDIs, turbuhalers, or nebulisers
  • The dangers of crushing medicines
  • Concerns with over-the-counter medicines (such as ibuprofen)
  • Why keeping up-to-date with current evidence for deprescribing will ensure best outcomes

10:00

Joanne Macmillan

Caring for People with Cognitive Impairment

While cognitive decline is not guaranteed to occur during the ageing process, it is presenting more frequently in older adults. This session will look at the practical management of an older adult with cognitive impairment. It includes:

  • How does cognitive decline present in older adults?
  • Do some conditions cause cognitive decline to present differently?
  • How do you care for an older adult with cognitive decline?

11:00 MORNING TEA


11:30

Elaine Ford

Anxious Feelings – Helping People Experiencing Anxiety

Everyone experiences anxiety to some extent during their life. Anxiety is a necessity for recognising and responding to something that poses a threat to our wellbeing. However, for some people these feelings can quickly consume their lives. This session will look further into:

  • How anxiety can have both positive and negative impacts on a person's overall health
  • Clinical approaches to treatment
  • How to help people work through their anxiety

12:30 LUNCH AND NETWORKING


1:30

Wendy Bryant

The Psychosocial Impact of Diabetes

There is often a high degree of focus that goes towards understanding and preventing the clinical complications of diabetes. However, less focus is placed on the psychological impacts of a diabetes diagnosis and the long-term changes to a person’s life thereafter. This session will look at a holistic approach to diabetes and its life-changing impact on a person. It includes:

  • What common psychological impact does diabetes have on someone?
  • Who is more vulnerable to this?
  • How can we improve our support for those living with diabetes?

2:15

Fleur Trezise

"War On Wounds” – Wounds That Won’t Heal

Chronic wounds are often debilitating and can severely impact a person’s quality of life. Chronic wounds that linger can be challenging and frustrating, particularly for the person. This session will look at the evidence for managing a chronic wound when difficult healing circumstances exist. Topics include:

  • Which wounds are known to be chronic in nature?
  • What causes prolonged healing in a chronic wound?
  • How do you choose the most suitable dressing for a chronic wound?
  • Are there alternative ways to improve wound healing?

3:15 AFTERNOON TEA


3:45

Mike Smith

The Delicate Art of Giving (and Receiving) Feedback

Giving and receiving feedback is a skill that requires time and practice to develop. Many nurses may find themselves in positions where they are required to do this regularly yet may not have had an opportunity to have these skills taught. When feedback is communicated in the right way, at the right time, and for the right reasons, it can be a powerful tool in achieving desired outcomes. This session will help you discover how you can feel comfortable with the art of giving and receiving feedback. It includes strategies for giving feedback to:

  • Student nurses
  • Preceptees
  • New staff members
  • Other colleagues

4:30 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE AND EVALUATIONS


The Goal Need for Program

Engaging in CPD is essential for all health professionals to maintain, improve, and broaden their knowledge, skills, and practice. CPD assists health professionals to stay up-to-date with changes in clinical practice and emerging new evidence in order to enhance their patient outcomes. It is also a professional registration requirement. There is a need for formal CPD to be provided directly to regional Australian nurses, midwives, and other health professionals who may not otherwise be able to access engaging and effective continuing education.

Purpose of Program

The purpose of Ausmed’s local nurses’ conferences is to provide health professionals who work in regional Australia with current knowledge about a range of professional and clinical practice topics that will improve the provision of holistic care.

Your learning outcomes:

People with health risks will receive preventative care and education to avoid illness

Better patient outcomes will be achieved through the application of up-to-date knowledge related to specific interventions

Interprofessional collaboration will be optimised to enhance patient outcomes

Patient outcomes will be underpinned by evidence-based practice, recognised standards, and guidelines

Presenters

James McVeigh

James McVeigh

Jim McVeigh is an authorised Nurse Practitioner in the field of High Dependency Nursing (Coronary Care/Cardiology). In this role, Jim ... Read More

Anne Walsh

Anne Walsh

Anne Walsh started her career in drug and alcohol (D&A) as a police officer and RN/drug and alcohol worker. Anne ...Read More

Gwen Higgins

Gwen Higgins

Gwen Higgins is an Accredited Pharmacist undertaking home medicines reviews for general practitioners in the inner western suburbs of Sydney. ...Read More

Joanne Macmillan

Joanne Macmillan

Joanne Macmillan has spent 34 years working clinically in a variety of aged care units. Since then she has had ...Read More

Elaine Ford

Elaine Ford

Elaine has been nursing for 38 years and has enjoyed working in many acute and non-acute settings in general and ...Read More

Wendy Bryant

Wendy Bryant

Wendy Bryant is a credentialled diabetes educator with 22 years' experience and specialised diabetes knowledge and skills in the provision ... Read More

Fleur Trezise

Fleur Trezise

Fleur Trezise was endorsed in 2013 as a Nurse Practitioner: wound management and is currently working in South Western Sydney. ... Read More

Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Mike Smith has been a mental health nurse for 20 years and has master's degree in public health and mental ...Read More

Kate Hurrell

Kate Hurrell

Kate Hurrell is an Aged Care Consultant with advanced qualifications in nursing and gerontology. Her special area of expertise is ...Read More

Casey  Doyle

Casey Doyle

Casey Doyle is a Credentialled Drug and Alcohol Nurse (CDAN) and Clinical Nurse Consultant working in Addiction Medicine in South ... Read More

Jeanne Barr

Jeanne Barr

Jeanne Barr is a Clinical Nurse Consultant - Neuroscience at the Royal North Shore Hospital. ... Read More

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Type
Delivery
Title
Sydney Nurses' Conference
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
-- GENERAL MEDICAL--
Location
Provider Type
RTO
Duration
11 Hours | 15 Mins
Start Date
30-May-2019
End Date
31-May-2019
CPD
11 Hours | 15 Mins
Price
610.00
Location
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Venue
Rydges Sydney Central, 28 Albion Street
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