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Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Nowra 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 Nowra every November. Book your place at this year’s event and:
We recognise that attending a conference requires planning and the support of your organisation. See below to find out how you can gain support to attend this event.
Mental illness can be complex and, at times, unpredictable. Its prevalence and level of severity depend on an individual’s past experiences, genetic makeup, access to treatment, and support and education. This session will look into acute and long-term mental illness and how they differ. Topics include:
The origins of trauma-informed care stem from a large study that investigated the correlation between adverse childhood events (ACE) and long-term health problems later in life. Understanding the impact of adverse childhood events and cumulative stressors later in life is essential if we are to create a safe environment that promotes resilience and enables healing for clients. This session explores:
Depression is a disorder that affects many people in Australia. It is an illness that can be debilitating to the person and their carers, as well as a challenge to treat. This session will look at:
Because of the action of these substances and capacity for respiratory depression, prescription opioids are being implicated in a large and increasingly rising number of fatal accidental overdoses. The prevalence of these demands that nurses are well informed about the following:
The potential for harm with any medication is a constant concern regardless of the administered drug. Methotrexate raises particular interest due to its potential to cause adverse outcomes. This session will look at methotrexate toxicity and a relevant case study regarding medication safety. This includes:
Staying up-to-date with wound prevention and management to help reduce the impact of chronic wounds is constantly identified as a priority of care for older adults. This session will look at managing the wound by combining the latest standards with best practice. It includes:
Chronic wounds are often debilitating and can severely impact a person’s quality of life. Chronic wounds that linger can be challenging and frustrating, particularly for the person. This session will look at the evidence for managing a chronic wound when difficult healing circumstances exist. Topics include:
Due to a vast increase in literature, it can often be difficult to keep up-to-date with new research. Yet, being informed by current evidence is essential if we are to comprehensively care for older adults. As such, this session will review recent literature and the hot topics most relevant to the older adult. It includes:
While cognitive decline is not guaranteed to occur during the ageing process, it is presenting more frequently in older adults. This session will look at the care needs of an older adult with cognitive impairment. It includes:
Often, a degree of anxiety is beneficial to keep us safe and motivated. At one point or another most of us are likely to experience some level of anxiety. However, when consumed by it, it can quickly become debilitating and life-altering. This session will review these common mental health conditions. Topics include:
Too often people in the workplace experience negative emotions as a result of incivility. This, clearly, can be destructive and lead to disengaged workplaces where no one benefits. Establishing and maintaining clear personal boundaries has proven to be an effective strategy for dealing with unpredictable and unstable behaviours of others, including other staff. This session highlights:
Engaging in CPD is essential for all health professionals to maintain, improve, and broaden their knowledge, skills, and practice. CPD assists health professionals to stay up-to-date with changes in clinical practice and emerging new evidence in order to enhance their patient outcomes. It is also a professional registration requirement. There is a need for formal CPD to be provided directly to regional Australian nurses, midwives, and other health professionals who may not otherwise be able to access engaging and effective continuing education.
The purpose of Ausmed’s local nurses’ conferences is to provide health professionals who work in regional Australia with current knowledge about a range of professional and clinical practice topics that will improve the provision of holistic care.
Mike Smith has been a mental health nurse for 20 years and has master's degree in public health and ... Read More
Debbie Blanchfield is currently clinical nurse consultant: wound care for Illawarra Shoalhaven Local... Read More
Sharon Wall is currently the director of Ageing by Caring Pty Ltd and has qualifications that includ... Read More
Andrew Barker has been a registered pharmacist for 27 years and has been accredited to undertake med... Read More