Free Hand Hygiene Module

To ensure all health professionals are best prepared to contain the spread of coronavirus, we at Ausmed have made our Hand Hygiene Module free. We invite you to undertake this 40 minute module.

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Lecture Overview

A small degree of stress and anxiety is often beneficial to keep us safe, motivated and can even help us to achieve our goals. However, when anxiety is affecting our day-to-day lives or relationships, its time to seek help. This session will review the most common anxiety and stress disorders you may encounter in your practice, with tips on providing the right care.


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Karen-Ann Clarke

Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a registered nurse and a specialised mental health nurse with 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and families impacted by the experience of mental illness. Using a feminist narrative methodology, her PhD research explored the way that women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Karen-Ann is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Teaching in excess of 900 undergraduate students each year, she is passionate about the value that immersive mental health simulation can bring to student’s learning and clinical skills and the way that it can safely bring to life theoretical concepts related to mental healthcare. Karen-Ann currently supervises a number of honours, masters and PhD students and is part of numerous research projects, involving visualisation and simulation, mental illness, suicide prevention and the inclusion of people with lived experience of mental illness into the teaching and learning space. See Educator Profile


60 Total Rating(s)
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Bruce Garry
15 Feb 2020

The resource provided information in an accessible and informal manner. It's a good overview of anxiety and its causes.

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Fiona Rogers
05 Feb 2020

Really enjoyed this education. Presenter was very knowledgeable & conducted session in a very calm manner, not rushed.

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Alison Lodge
31 Jan 2020

Useful background into a concerning problem that is seen increasingly in our work

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Nicholas Stewart Cleave
27 Jan 2020

Another excellent, comprehensive presentation from Dr Karen Anne

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Annette Auliciems
23 Jan 2020

Interesting topic. Well presented Insightful

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Michael Howard
19 Jan 2020

very informative.

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Jacqueline Elvin
17 Jan 2020

What a fantastic and informative presentation.

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Moira Munro
12 Jan 2020

Good presentation

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Alisdair Mackenzie
03 Jan 2020

excellent, thought provoking

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bronwyn ann beecroft
27 Dec 2019

Very good.