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Have you observed changes in the level of acuity of the patients in your care? Are you looking to build your confidence and learn more about how to care for people with more complex clinical conditions? If you feel under pressure to continually extend your scope of practice and broaden your nursing knowledge of acute care topics, then attend this conference to keep up-to-date. Topics include:
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Enrolled nurses who work in acute hospital settings or the community are likely to be caring for older Australians. As frontline carers, ENs are in a prime position to support psychosocial wellbeing. This session will encourage you to consider what really matters to an older person and why this is so valuable to your practice. It includes:
It is essential that all enrolled nurses, not just those working in mental health settings, have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to perform an acute mental status examination. This practical session will draw on relevant case studies to demonstrate how to assess an acutely unwell person who is experiencing mental distress. It includes:
Sepsis is a potentially fatal condition caused by a whole-of-body inflammatory response to severe infection. The chances of survival are significantly improved if the onset is identified early. This session demonstrates the importance of early recognition and reinforces the warning signs of sepsis you must be aware of. It includes:
There is a huge potential for patients across any clinical setting to become rapidly unwell. Recent system changes have been rolled out to encourage better management of clinical deterioration. However, your ability to recognise and respond to changes in a patient’s condition early is a high priority if an acute illness is to be averted. This session looks at:
A range of diabetes-related complications can often manifest. One of the lesser-known complications that can impact a person’s ability to self-care and complete activities of daily living (ADLs) is eye-related conditions. This session will spend some time reviewing why this type of complication occurs and how to prevent it. However, most importantly, it will focus on practical approaches to supporting people with their ADLs who are experiencing this type of complication. It includes:
Delirium is a common condition that occurs in acute care settings. Advanced delirium symptoms are often confused with dementia. This session will look at:
Increasingly, patient care relies on interprofessional interventions. Interprofessional communication, including genuine patient understanding, is critical to the provision of holistic care. This adds significant complexity to the work of nurses. This session will consider, in brief, two aspects of care: interprofessional and patient communication. It includes two case scenarios and asks the questions:
Nurses are widely seen as caregivers. However, it is known that the nursing profession has a high incidence of bullies and workplace anti-social behaviour. This session will focus on the governance of bullying and the organisational approach to policy and primary health care for staff. Topics include:
While wound management is a complex area, this session will provide an essential update on the basic yet fundamental principles of wound assessment. Let’s review a range of considerations, including the wound, the person, and their environment.
Pressure ulcers are recognised as a serious patient safety problem. This important session reviews:
According to NPS Medicinewise, one in three of all unplanned hospital admissions relate in some way to medicines. The potential of medicines to be harmful is huge, especially for those taking four or more medicines on a regular basis. Enrolled nurses who administer medicines and observe patients have an important role in ensuring medicine-related risks are minimised. This session looks at common medicines and considers how to optimise the quality and safe use of medicines for your patients. It includes:
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:
Rapid changes in health care, including technology, have resulted in a steep rise in the acuity of patients across all clinical settings. People who may have once been cared for in a high-dependency setting are now routinely cared for on general wards. As new knowledge emerges at frightening speeds and some previous practices are now seen to be outdated, being well-informed is an imperative for enrolled nurses who care for patients requiring acute care. There is a timely need for formal education that provides enrolled nurses with key clinical updates on a range of acute care topics.
The purpose of this program is to provide enrolled nurses with key clinical updates on a range of acute care topics and, thereby, to improve outcomes for patients with increasingly complex conditions.
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