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The Enrolled Nurses' Conference

  • : Perth WA 6000

Overview

 

As an enrolled nurse, you are essential to the provision of high-quality health care in Australia today. Make sure you are one of the well-informed and up-to-date nursing professionals by attending this conference. Take time out to network with like-minded colleagues at this annual Ausmed Education event. Topics include:

  • Practical pearls relevant to your clinical area
  • Key updates on wound management and diabetes
  • Medication knowledge tailored to ENs
  • An opportunity to discuss professional issues, network with colleagues, and much, much more…

Ausmed Education’s Enrolled Nurses’ Conference is always highly evaluated and very popular. It is relevant to enrolled nurses who work in any setting and offers you a wonderful opportunity to ensure your knowledge does not slip. Don’t miss out – book now!

Schedule Day One

8:30 REGISTRATION FOR DAY ONE


9:00

Welcome and Introduction

9:05

Karen Mason

Great Work Gets Done in Teams!

Everyone knows that teamwork is a way to get things done efficiently. A key skill of all health professionals is to regularly and constructively collaborate with others within a team. This session will take a fun look at:

  • What does great teamwork look like?
  • How can you help your colleagues?
  • Why it’s ok to ask for help yourself!

9:45

Andrew Stafford

Medications for Dementia – An Update for Enrolled Nurses

Medications are commonly used to support people living with dementia, for both cognitive symptoms and responsive behaviours. ENs have a key responsibility in ensuring the appropriate use of medications for dementia. This presentation will review the evidence regarding the appropriate use of medications in dementia care, specifically covering:

  • What benefits are anticipated from the use of memory enhancing medications
  • The risks and benefits of sedative medications in this situation
  • Utilising processes to optimise the use of medications for dementia symptoms

10:45 MORNING TEA


11:15

Karen Mason

Don't “Turn a Blind Eye” to Fluid Balance

Fluid balance need not be tedious. In fact, it should not be ignored. Understanding the ins and outs of fluid balance is essential, especially for people with chronic cardiac and respiratory conditions. This session will take a look how ENs can show clinical leadership by maintaining accurate fluid balance. Topics include:

  • What chronic illnesses need particular focus on fluid balance and why?
  • What medications can interact with fluid balance?
  • How do you keep an accurate fluid balance record?

12:15

Denise Turner

Motivating Small Teams: Uncovering the Untold Story

Motivation is a constant issue in most workplaces. What motivates people can be very personal. If you are the clinical manager, what does it take to motivate the staff who you lead? This session looks at models of motivation and unpacks why some methods will work on one person but not on another. It includes:

  • Why is motivating a team so important?
  • What motivates people?
  • Which model do you use use and when?
  • Behaviours of the leader – how important are they?

1:15 LUNCH AND NETWORKING


2:15

Denise Turner

Top Tips for Being a Preceptor, Mentor, or Clinical facilitator

Within the expectation of being an EN is your ability to regularly, or even occasionally, act as a preceptor, mentor, or clinical facilitator. Developing your ability to foster professional socialisation, act as a role model, and provide direct clinical support to less experienced staff is rewarding yet also challenging. This session will:

  • Explore the value of enrolled nurses as preceptors
  • Discuss each of the three primary roles associated with being a preceptor
  • Facilitate discussion on how to identify, motivate, and provide support to those you are mentoring

3:15 AFTERNOON TEA


3:45

Karen Mason

Conversation Tables – Time to Get Together to Converse About Hot Topics for Enrolled Nurses

Have you ever wondered if other enrolled nurses are having the same experiences as you? Here is your opportunity to connect more deeply with your peers. Bring your questions and comments and be ready to swap! Conversations will run for approximately 10 minutes and you will have time to connect with three groups.

4:15 CLOSE OF DAY ONE OF CONFERENCE


Day Two

9:00 COMMENCEMENT OF DAY TWO


9:00

Karen Mason

Exacerbated Asthma – Time to Act Quick

When exacerbated asthma occurs, it’s time to act quickly. While asthma is commonly managed with a reliever or preventer, it can quickly turn life-threatening when exacerbated. Knowing a person’s asthma action plan and escalation of care can change outcomes drastically. This session will look at the EN’s role in assessing and managing an exacerbated episode. It includes:

  • How is asthma commonly managed?
  • What is an asthma action plan and why is it so important to know?
  • How do you escalate care in an exacerbated episode?
  • What can ENs do during an exacerbated asthma episode?

9:45

Liz Howse

More than Just Turning – Preventing Pressure Injuries

Reduced mobility is a common occurrence with ageing. As an older adult loses strength and the ability to move frequently, pressure injuries form in areas that are under sustained amounts of pressure. This session explains:

  • What is a pressure injury?
  • Who is at risk of developing a pressure injury?
  • How can you reduce the risk of a pressure injury in an immobile patient?
  • How do you reposition a person to reduce accumulated pressure in a certain area?
  • When do you need to report a pressure injury?

10:45 MORNING TEA


11:15

Professor Leon Flicker

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 the 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?

12:15 LUNCH AND NETWORKING


1:15

Nick Tatnall

Loss, but Not as You Know It

Grief is a common emotion in health care. It’s typically thought of as something tied to death. However, in reality, it’s tied to loss. Not just the loss of life, but loss of control, independence, and connection. Physical loss is just as significant as an emotional loss. Be it the loss of sight, hearing, or mobility. This session unpacks loss and grief from a much broader perspective. It includes:

  • What defines grief and loss?
  • What health conditions can lead to a sense of loss?
  • What might loss mean to a person diagnosed with a physical or mental illness?
  • How can you recognise when someone is grieving?
  • Communication tips to help those experiencing grief...

2:15

Nicholas Tatnall

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
  • An overview of clinical approaches to the treatment of anxiety disorders
  • How to help people manage their own anxiety
  • An overview of relaxation techniques

3:00 AFTERNOON TEA


3:30

Katherine McKinley

Your Career Vision – A Guide for Enrolled Nurses

Taking time for yourself and knowing what the vision of your future may look like is important. Being able to acknowledge clear goals and developing a vision can be difficult when you feel like you aren’t moving in a clear direction. This session will look at tips to set goals to help you see what the future may hold. It will discuss:

  • Why is it important to have a vision?
  • How do you set clear goals?
  • How do you avoid procrastination?
  • How do you overcome a lack of confidence?

4:30 CLOSE OF CONFERENCE AND EVALUATIONS


The Goal Need for Program

Enrolled nurses (ENs) are under pressure to extend their scope of practice and broaden their nursing knowledge. This includes being proficient and skilled in selected areas of care. In addition, the gap between evidence and practice continues to widen – weakening the effectiveness of patient outcomes. As responsibility and accountability is fundamental to the work of ENs, it is imperative that continuous updates to knowledge and skills are integrated into all aspects of patient care.

Purpose of Program

The purpose of this program is to improve patient outcomes by increasing the clinical and professional knowledge and practice of enrolled nurses.

Your learning outcomes:

Use information from patients about their care preferences in the development of the nursing care plan

Critically interpret and use patient information from a range of sources to provide best practice nursing care

Use communication as a therapeutic tool to facilitate collegial and interprofessional collaboration

Implement and evaluate care that reflects best available nursing evidence so that safe and quality care is provided

Presenters

Karen Mason

Karen Mason

Karen Mason qualified as a Nurse Practitioner: emergency, gaining her masters in Nurse Practitioner studies in 2008. She currently works ... Read More

Andrew Stafford

Andrew Stafford

Andrew Stafford is an academic and an accredited pharmacist with an interest in clinical geriatrics. His experience in aged care ... Read More

Denise Turner

Denise Turner

Denise Turner began her nursing career in South Africa in the year 2000 as a passionate orthopaedic Registered Nurse. In ... Read More

Leon Flicker

Leon Flicker

Leon Flicker is the inaugural Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia since 1998. He established a ... Read More

Nicholas Tatnall

Nicholas Tatnall

Nick Tatnall is a Registered Nurse: mental health, currently working as a community mental health nurse in the Wheatbelt region ...Read More

Liz Howse

Liz Howse

Liz Howse has extensive clinical practice in wound and ostomy management within primary and community care nursing. Liz has the ... Read More

Katherine McKinley

Katherine McKinley

Katherine McKinley began her career in healthcare as an ED ward clerk in an Accident and Emergency Department in the ...Read More

 

Title
The Enrolled Nurses' Conference
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Interest Areas / Topics Covered
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Duration
10 Hours | 45 Mins
Start Date
29-Apr-2019
End Date
30-Apr-2019
CPD
10 Hours | 45 Mins
Price
610.00
Location
Perth WA 6000
Venue
Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, 778-788 Hay Street
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