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In today’s contentious aged care environment, it has never been more necessary to have quick access to education that raises the bar for registered nurses in aged care. Attend this conference and find out:
When the professional nursing focus is on the right things for the older adult the right outcomes result…but are we going wrong? The Royal Commission into Aged Care would suggest we are. This introductory session explores how nursing practice offers a major solution to some of the problems that have arisen.
When caring for patients with dementia, observational assessment tools can prove beneficial to the care provided by healthcare professionals. This session discusses the following:
Diabetes is a serious condition that affects the lives of many older adults. Understanding exactly how diabetes affects the body, what causes it, as well as how it is detected provides a strong foundation for helping people to prevent its terrible consequences. This session reviews:
Many medicines can affect gait. This session will explore the negative effects of some medicines on gait. It includes:
Sedatives are pervasive in aged care and there is now increasing community concern about their overuse. This session explores the issues associated with sedative use and how it impacts other body systems:
Because incontinence is complex, getting to the root cause of the problem is key to managing it appropriately. This session looks at some of the areas where medical conditions may cause or exacerbate urinary incontinence as well as opportunities to improve it. It includes:
As healthcare professionals, we must strive to create an environment where social interaction is more than just “here is your drink”. This session will look at:
An older adult’s quality of life is likely to be significantly challenged when faced with illness, injury, or disease. Comprehensive care that ensures older adults avoid unnecessary hospitalisation is a pillar of promoting the best possible quality of life. This session will look at:
Dementia Care Mapping is not a new concept but a useful assessment tool for the measurement of wellbeing in adults living with dementia. Based on respect for personhood, it is instrumental in developing person-centred care. This session focuses on practical aspects of Dementia Care Mapping and how it can guide practice. It includes:
The incidence of skin tears and other wounds, e.g. pressure injuries, diabetic foot, and leg ulcers, increases with age and is a serious issue for older adults. In this session, we will discuss wound care for residents who have dementia. It includes:
The complex and constantly changing nature of the skin means that the potential for abnormal findings is endless. Abnormal growths and changes in the appearance of the skin are referred to as skin lesions. The purpose of this session is to explain the different types of skin conditions and abnormalities and provide simple examples of how you can correctly identify and describe common skin conditions and lesions. It includes:
As people are living longer and longer, geriatric obesity and diabetes in the older adult are becoming more prevalent. This session will discuss:
Older adults are at high risk for injuries or illnesses and, because of that, they have an equally high chance of ending up in rehabilitation services. This session will discuss:
The current need for aged care nurses to meet the specific care requirements of patients is more crucial than ever. This is the result of the increase in numbers and the complexity of older adults, as well as the special challenges they and their families face. Sound knowledge and competence in the provision of holistic care is necessary to ensure that the capacity needed to deal with these complexities, as well as the increasing standards within aged care are met.
The purpose of this conference is to enhance the knowledge and skills of nurses working in aged care.
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