Chronic illness is now rampant. Good outcomes are directly related to whether professional interventions are put in place. Attend this conference and discover some of the best practices that help people manage their life with a long-term condition. Topics include:
A pandemic is a cause for concern for everyone, including our patients with chronic conditions. This session will discuss the following:
Psoriasis and its associated condition psoriatic arthritis can be debilitating and cause permanent damage to those who have them. This session begins to look at the following:
During an outbreak, the most vulnerable are at the highest risk of morbidity and mortality. This session will discuss:
This session will discuss the link between mental health and chronic disease, and will discuss the following:
Mental health disorders affect 1 in 5 Australians each year. Some of them have a subtype called mood disorders, some of which are commonly seen in this population. This session will discuss the following:
This session will discuss what the threat of viral outbreaks may mean for our patients with asthma and includes:
Most people diagnosed with diabetes as adults will be diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2, however, a recent study has found that these adults may actually have Diabetes Type 1. This session will discuss the following:
Diabetes emergencies can occur for a range of reasons, cause a great deal of anxiety and may be life-threatening. In this session, you will learn about current best-practice nursing care for common diabetes-related emergencies. It includes:
Respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease require lifelong, specialist management. Other chronic respiratory diseases will also be discussed. Includes:
Crohn’s disease is one of the most common forms of IBD. The severity of the disease can be unpredictable and can lead to severe flare-ups which often results in hospitalisation and possible surgery. It’s fluctuating nature extensively impacts the patient emotionally, physically and socially. This session will further look into Crohn’s Disease:
Celiac disease isn’t taken as seriously as other chronic diseases, but for those who have it, it is a serious matter which can cause long-term damage if left untreated. This session includes:
Chronic disease is debilitating and can often mentally exhausting. This session will look at practical ways to support individuals with chronic health diseases that often affect mental health. We will explore:
Sally Double is a registered nurse with postgraduate qualifications in diabetes education. Sally works with many healthcare teams and practitioners to develop an individualised care plan approach for people managing diabetes. Sally has extensive experience in supporting individuals with type 1 diabetes, including type 1 and exercise, insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring technologies, Gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Sally also offers education sessions to upskill staff working in schools, early learning centres and aged care facilities caring for children and adults with diabetes.
Leanne Boase is a nurse practitioner with a background in critical care and paediatrics. She currently practices across three GP clinics in Melbourne. She has also built, owned and operated her own GP practice and is now a director of the Prime Medical Property Group, developing and building properties in the health sector. Leanne also does business planning and is the author of 'Medical Business Management', aimed at assisting health professionals to start their own businesses. Leanne is the current president and a fellow of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners. She works as a casual academic. Her qualifications include a master of nursing (nurse practitioner) and a master of health science (education).
Chronic disease is an umbrella term for a raft of different conditions that have a serious impact on living everyday life. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), half of all Australians have a chronic illness. As well, most people with chronic conditions invariably develop complex healthcare needs and have a diminished quality of life as a result. They are also more likely to die prematurely. Prevention of health deterioration and the impact of chronic disease on individuals within any community is becoming a major focus of professional health practitioner concern. Assessment and the implementation of proactive strategies will assist people to better manage their conditions. This includes interprofessional systems that can encompass the complex needs of individuals who face confronting holistic life challenges.
The purpose of this conference is to improve the health outcomes of people living with chronic conditions and to maintain optimal health and wellbeing despite their condition.
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