Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Launceston region have access to effective and engaging CPD on an annual basis. We look forward to receiving your support to ensure that this Local Nurses’ Conference is brought to Launceston every September. Book your place at this year’s event and:
The recent COVID pandemic had the whole world focusing on social distancing and hand hygiene. However, the distancing from each other caused widespread loneliness and poor mental health. This session will dive into mental health awareness during a global pandemic.
Mental illness can be complex and, at times, unpredictable. With a public hungry for more information, how do we look behind the numbers and examine the real effects of mental health on the individual? Topics include:
It is essential that all nurses, not just those working in mental health settings, have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to perform a mental health examination. This practical session will draw on relevant case studies to demonstrate how to assess a person who has a mental illness and may be experiencing mental distress. It includes:
Opioids are commonly prescribed medication for pain management in a range of settings, frequently as a PRN. Yet their potential for harm and misuse is ever present. It is essential that these medicines are fully understood so that they are appropriately used and so that nurses can confidently feel safe administering them. This session offers an in-depth review of opioid medications, including:
Medications are designed to treat, but sometimes they may cause harm instead. In these cases, deprescribing is utilised in order to safely reduce medications. This session includes:
This introductory session looks at modern wound management - the challenges of wounds, the trends in care, the best-practice resources and how this program will address these issues. Topics include:
Despite best efforts, some patients will experience wounds that deteriorate due to infection. Should the wound demonstrate dehiscence, drainage and devitalised tissue, the nursing team will need to be able to set appropriate objectives and select correct dressings to care for these wounds. This session includes:
From the belief that the brain is a radiator to modern neuroscience, this opening session will discuss all things brain related. It includes the following topics:
As nurses, we use critical thinking skills and professional judgment on a daily basis in our practice. It is important that we continue to revise and strengthen these skills to ensure that we are able to recognise and act on important changes in a patient’s condition in a timely manner. In this session, you will:
Are you ready, detective?
The TV show Nurse Jackie showed us a healthcare professional with an addiction to prescription medication and, though people have complained about it, it highlights an issue that affects nurses and other healthcare professionals worldwide. This session will explore:
The impact of ice and methamphetamine use is now well known to have a highly disruptive impact on some individuals. If you’re this individual these effects may well extend to families and communities. However, a conversation around this drug also needs to consider who exactly uses these drugs, what is actually the prevalence of use, and how big of a problem are concurrent mental health issues? This session will challenge your perceptions of ice and methamphetamine use and addresses:
Speakers for this event are still being confirmed
Good patient care is directly related to the quality of the nursing care being provided. The healthcare environment is rapidly changing and all nurses are faced with the constant challenge of keeping their knowledge, skills and practice, up-to-date. As well, the amount of new knowledge available is increasing. To achieve the desired patient outcomes informed, safe and competent nursing practice is vital. In addition, continuing professional development is a professional regulatory requirement.
The purpose of this conference is to enable all nurses to remain up-to-date on a range of current professional and clinical practice topics.
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