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In-home care is growing and more nurses are needed in this area than ever before. This is because in-home care is also complex care. Attend this conference and find out about:
In-home care was designed to keep people out of hospital and living independently at home. However, this requires regularly thinking outside the box and being innovative. Topics include:
When entering another person’s home, their way of living may seem very different to that with which you are accustomed. Whether this is a preferred way of living or cultural traditions, it is their choice. This session will discuss:
How much do you really understand about the NDIS? You may be asked many questions and be required to support individuals seeking NDIS services. This session unpacks the history and function of the NDIS. It includes:
People in your care may feel apprehensive as they go through eligibility criteria for the NDIS. As such, this session is designed to help provide knowledge to individuals making the transition by supporting them with resources and education. This session includes:
Respecting choice and independence is a critical part of the provision of quality care and the maintenance of dignity. However, there may be a time when you feel you need to insist on a particular care pathway that may not be what is wanted by the client. This session looks at:
A fundamental human right, self determination first started as a human rights concept after World War II. This session will discuss:
Caring for family members can be physically exhausting. The pressure builds if you are their primary carer, knowing that they rely on you and your management of their illness. This session looks at the unpaid carers and their needs. Topics include:
The value of an interprofessional team cannot not be underestimated. Hear how to optimise a person-centred approach in a home-care environment to promote self-management and independent living.
Skeletal pain is common – particularly in people who have mobility problems. This session focuses on how this type of pain can be alleviated and the importance of communication and appropriate assessment. It includes:
Disorders of the skin are frequently encountered by nurses in general and specialised areas of practice. Like any other organ, changes in structure and function may be an indicator of a disease or disorder. A careful skin assessment may help identify a systemic disease or an actual skin disorder. This session will explain some of the common disorders associated with the most obvious organ in the body. It will help you to understand why certain pathophysiological changes result in disease. It includes:
When a person is discharged from acute care to the community, the planning of their transition is critical. This session looks not only at what happens in the community but what also needs to occur upstream prior to the person being discharged. It includes:
Dressings do not heal wounds. However, dressing selection is an important part of the overall management of the wound environment. A plethora of wound management products exist and this session will take a function-based approach on how to select the right dressing. Learn:
This facilitated discussion session will look at the aids and appliances we encounter in the community and what works best, as well as give any updates regarding the latest aids and appliances.
In-home care is growing. For example, the number of older people receiving home care has increased 84% in the past 10 years (AIHW). The trend for people to live independently at home for as long as possible is evident. With this comes a range of complex needs that a person may have. As well, the systems established to look after people in the home are also becoming complex, such as the Home Care Package Program and the NDIS. It is vitally important that nurses, other health professionals, and carers are equipped with knowledge and skills for the needs of people to live independently with choices at home.
This program provides nurses, other healthcare professionals, and carers with knowledge and skills to improve the quality of everyday life for people living with disability or long-term care needs at home.
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