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The Enrolled Nurses' Conference

  • : Melbourne VIC 3000

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

9:15

Geoff Ahern

Why Not All Wounds Are Visible – A Trauma-Informed Approach

You have just arrived for your shift, received handover, and are caring for yet another agitated person with delirium or dementia. Take a second to stop and think, is there a reason they are experiencing outbursts of agitation? Could there be an underlying reason? Let’s rewind and take a trauma-informed approach to this situation. Using a case study, we will help you take a different approach to outbursts, agitation, and other challenging behaviours. It includes:

  • What is trauma?
  • Why might behavioural symptoms of delirium and dementia be expressed in a person who has experienced trauma?
  • What does it mean to take a trauma-informed approach?
  • Why should we be asking “what has happened to this person”?
  • How can knowing their past trauma help understand current behaviours?

10:00

Geoff Ahern

Tips for Coping with Aggressive Behaviours

It can be very distressing if a patient or resident experiences periods of agitation and even aggression as a result of their medical condition. Recognising aggressive behaviours and knowing the steps needed to de-escalate a possibly violent situation ensures you are able to keep yourself safe. This practical session will demonstrate:

  • What does aggression look like?
  • WHow do you stay safe and keep others safe?
  • What can you do to de-escalate an aggressive situation?
  • Who can you speak to if you’re exposed to danger?

11:00 MORNING TEA


11:30

Amanda Wynne

An Unacceptable Failure – Investigating Elder Abuse

Recent media attention has shined a light on elder abuse. As a healthcare worker, it is imperative that you are able to recognise the signs of abuse in an older adult. This session will look further into signs, the disclosure of information, and the documentation process. It includes:

  • What are the signs of elder abuse?
  • How can you disclose and expose situations of elder abuse safely?
  • What is your role in mandatory reporting?

12:30

Geoff Ahern

Working with Difficult and Unpredictable Colleagues

This session will assist you to understand the nature of complex personalities. Such challenges can cause dissatisfaction and even disruption at work. This session will help you to understand why some personalities are a potential cause of difficult workplace situations. It includes:

  • What are the characteristics of a personality disorder?
  • Why are there challenges associated with personality disorders?
  • What are some practical strategies to manage these situations?

1:30 LUNCH AND NETWORKING


2:30

Geoff Ahern

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.

3:00 AFTERNOON TEA


3:30

Renee Di Giuseppe

Your Career Vision

Taking time for yourself and creating a vision for your future is important. But being able to acknowledge clear goals and develop a vision can be difficult when you’re not sure of your priorities and passions. This session will look at tips for setting goals to help you see what your future may hold. It will show you:

  • How to avoid being your own worst enemy when it comes to reaching your goals
  • The foundational work that will make your bigger goals a reality
  • How to set clear goals that have real meaning for you
  • How to avoid procrastination and build confidence

4:30 CLOSE OF DAY ONE OF CONFERENCE


Day Two

9:00 COMMENCEMENT OF DAY TWO


9:00

Julie Loughran

Test Your Knowledge of Diabetes

You probably care for patients with diabetes every day. But how well do you actually know diabetes? As such, this session will touch on the pathophysiology of diabetes and the significant role the pancreas plays in our body. Topics include:

  • Why does diabetes occur? – A look into the pathophysiology
  • What is the role of the pancreas normally and how does it change in diabetes?
  • Why do we test for ketones?
  • Why is insulin given?

9:45

Phoebe Barr

Ceasing Complacency – Why Medication Safety Matters

Being busy is often the number one thing on an ENs mind. We plan and prioritise our time to get things done. However, recognising when our behaviours may switch from routine to complacent is essential if we are to ensure errors are avoided. This session will go back to basics on medication safety to ensure you leave feeling confident about your own practice. It includes:

  • What are the common medication incidents involving ENs?
  • How can you prevent these?
  • Where can you go to obtain up-to-date information on medicines relevant to EN’s scope of practice?
  • How can you improve medication administration safety and documentation?

10:45 MORNING TEA


11:15

Diana Clayton

The Problem With Falls

Accidental falls are common in hospitalised patients and people of advancing age. In the community, falls contribute significantly to hospital admissions. This can result in serious health problems or even death. Nurses are well positioned to drive change in risk minimisation and fall prevention. This session includes:

  • The problem with falls – the extent, risk factors, and impacts
  • The keys to prevention – screening, assessment, planning, and education
  • National guidelines and NQSHS Standard 5
  • Reporting and incident management

12:00

Melinda Brooks

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?

1:00 LUNCH AND NETWORKING


2:00

Skye Coote

Caring for a Person Who Has Had a Stroke

Caring for a person who has experienced a stroke can be challenging. This session will focus on communication, mobility, and eating and drinking following a stroke. It includes:

  • How can you communicate with someone who has had a severe stroke?
  • How can you ensure food and fluids are given safely?
  • What do you need to do to mobilise someone safely?

3:00 AFTERNOON TEA


3:30

Loretta Quinn

Caring for People with Cognitive Impairment

Cognitive impairment is often prevalent in older adults in aged care facilities. This session will look at the different conditions that come under cognitive impairment and will discuss how to care for people with these conditions. It will include:

  • What is the difference between dementia and delirium?
  • Why might they be confused with symptoms of depression?
  • How do you manage symptoms of delirium, dementia, and depression?
  • Alternative ways of managing dementia-related symptoms?
  • What if a resident becomes suddenly confused?

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 are 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

Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a ... Read More

Amanda Wynne

Amanda Wynne

Amanda Wynne is a barrister at the Victorian Bar whose practice includes family law, child abuse, family violence, mental health, ... Read More

Julie Loughran

Julie Loughran

Julie Loughran is a credentialled diabetes educator and has been working in the field of diabetes for the last 20 ...Read More

Phoebe Barr

Phoebe Barr

Phoebe Barr is the acting lead pharmacist for the Division of Surgery and Oral Health at the Canberra Hospital and ...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

Melinda Brooks

Melinda Brooks

Melinda Brooks has worked in wound management for more than 20 years in a variety of settings from the Victorian ... Read More

Skye Coote

Skye Coote

Skye Coote is a stroke nurse consultant at a Melbourne metropolitan hospital. She has an extensive background in critical care ... Read More

Loretta Quinn

Loretta Quinn

Dr Loretta Quinn, registered music therapist, and Registered Div 1 Nurse has a unique, engaging and practical approach to her ... Read More

Renee Di Giuseppe

Renee Di Giuseppe

Renee Di Giuseppe is a Critical Care Registered Nurse and holds a Master of Health Science (Critical Care). She works ... Read More

 

Title
The Enrolled Nurses' Conference
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Provider Type
RTO
Duration
11 Hours | 00 Mins
Start Date
02-May-2019
End Date
03-May-2019
CPD
11 Hours | 00 Mins
Price
610.00
Location
Melbourne VIC 3000
Venue
Oaks On Collins , 480 Collins St
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