11h CPDConference

Perth Nurses' Conference

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Perth Nurses' Conference 2020
Perth

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Perth
28 - 29 May 2020
Holiday Inn Perth City Centre,
778-788 Hay Street

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$629.00
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Why Attend

This general nurses’ conference is an ideal way for you to update your knowledge about a range of nursing topics each year. Book your place at this upcoming conference and:

  • Keep up-to-date
  • Network, share experiences, and connect with like-minded colleagues
  • Help meet your CPD requirements
  • Enrich your professional practice and personal growth
  • Improve health outcomes specific to your local community and much, much more…
Attending a conference requires planning and, often, the support of your organisation. See below and find out how you can gain support to attend this event.

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Schedule

Day One

8:30 Registration for Day One

9:00

Welcome and Introduction

9:05
Kane Guthrie

All Time Low: The Hypotensive Patient

Nurses frequently encounter patients with low blood pressure. This session will cover when you need to worry, how to work out what's causing it and how to fix it. It includes:

  • Recognising hypotension and its causes
  • When to worry about low blood and its effects on organ perfusion
  • How to correct the hypotensive patient blood pressure
9:45
Ed Gaudoin

Dementia and Palliative Care

Palliative care, which was traditionally provided to patients with terminal cancer, is now provided to patients with a life-limiting or terminal illness, including dementia. This session will discuss palliative care for patients living with dementia, which is the second leading cause of death in Australia. It includes:

  • What does palliative care in patients living with dementia look like?
  • Why is a patient’s advanced care plan (ACP) important in palliative care in dementia?
  • How can we support patients who are culturally and linguistically diverse when providing palliative care in dementia?
10:45 Morning Tea

11:15
Andrew Stafford

Blood Pressure Control in Older People: How Low Should We Go?

It is well established that ensuring a person’s blood pressure is well controlled reduces their risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. However, as a person ages their risk of adverse events from antihypertensive medications increases and blood pressure management becomes a finer balance between risk and harms. This session includes a discussion of:

  • Blood pressure targets for older people
  • Benefits of different antihypertensive medications
  • Safety of antihypertensive medications in older people.
12:00
Andrew Stafford

The Changing Landscape of Type 2 Diabetes Management

Until the turn of the century, the treatment of type 2 diabetes with oral medications was dominated by the use of metformin and sulfonylureas. Over the past decade, several new classes of medications for type 2 diabetes have become available, which have several benefits over older treatments. This session will cover:

  • Pharmacology of oral therapies for diabetes
  • Adverse effects and interactions of oral diabetes treatments
  • Clinical outcomes of treatment
  • Current practice guidelines
1:00 Lunch and Networking

2:00
TBA

The Psychology of Dependence

Why do some people develop a dependence on alcohol or other drugs, while others do not? Nurses in a range of specialities and settings are likely to come into contact with people who have become addicted to one or more substances of dependence. An understanding of the psychology of dependence is essential if we are to provide care that is evidence-based, holistic, and free from stigma. This session will uncover:

  • The brain and addiction – what do we know?
  • What are the strongest influences on dependence developing?
  • Why is dependence considered a chronic disease?
  • How is a person supported to manage a dependence?
3:00 Afternoon Tea

3:30
TBA

Therapeutic Communication and People with a Mental Illness

People with mental health conditions may also experience difficulty communicating, particularly when they are unwell. Nurses who work in general settings may not have had formal education in how to communicate with someone who is depressed, experiencing hallucinations or highly anxious. However, all nurses need to feel comfortable speaking with people in these situations and with relatives and carers of those with a mental illness. This session looks at the very important considerations surrounding therapeutic communication in these challenging circumstances. It includes:

  • Golden rules of therapeutic communication
  • Cultural considerations to consider
  • Body language - practical examples of what makes a difference
  • Communicating when health literacy is limited or non-existent
  • How much should you say? Disclosure and confidentiality with family members
4:30 Close of Day One of Conference

Day Two

9:00 Commencement of Day Two

9:00
Karen Mason

Til Death Do We Part: Family Presence During Resuscitation

This session will explore the much-debated issue of family presence during resuscitation (FPDR), which still remains inconsistently implemented by emergency personnel. The benefits for family members has been well documented as providing opportunities for family/friends to say goodbye, facilitating closure and enabling family/friends to provide emotional support to the patient. The presentation will:

  • Discuss the existing literature on FPDR
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of implementing FPDR in the hospital setting
  • Identify educational requirements for nursing/medical staff
  • Identify strategies for its introduction and sustainability in the workplace
10:00
Karen Mason

Hear, Hear: Ear Infections

Ear infections are the most common cause of earaches and are more common in children. Though most of them are self-limiting, we still have to be cautious in order to prevent possible complications. This session includes

  • Common ear infections and best treatment options
  • Why ear infections are more common in children
  • Signs and symptoms of complications associated with ear infections
10:45 Morning Tea

11:15
Liz Howse

Management of Cancerous and Non-Healing Wounds

Cancerous wounds are known to be non-healing wounds that are difficult to manage. This session will discuss:

  • Definition and diagnosis of cancerous wounds
  • Assessment of cancerous wounds
  • Goal of care for the person with a cancerous wound
  • Wound management and dressing selection
12:00
Kane Guthrie

The Extremes of Potassium Disorders

Potassium disorders are common in healthcare, but how dangerous can they be? This session will look at dealing with hypokalemia and hyperkalaemia and includes:

  • What are the signs and symptoms of hypokalemia and hyperkalemia?
  • Can these mimic other medical issues?
  • How are these treated?
  • What can happen when these conditions worsen?
  • Can these disorders have similar presentations?
1:00 Lunch and Networking

2:00
Daniel Fatovich

Recreational Drugs in the Emergency Department: The Inside Story

While alcohol remains the substance most commonly seen in alcohol and other drug-related presentations to the emergency department, there is a need to understand how nurses can improve outcomes for those affected by recreational drugs. This session will provide an overview of the important nursing considerations related to recreational drug use in emergency departments. Topics include:

  • The appearance and cost of recreational drugs
  • Their clinical effects and treatment
  • Research in the field
3:00 Afternoon Tea

3:30
Karen Mason

Sepsis Through the Ages: The Differences of Sepsis in Children and Adults

Sepsis is a serious condition at any age, but would you be able to spot sepsis in patients of different ages? This session will look at:

  • What are the differences in signs and symptoms of sepsis in children and adults?
  • Are there any atypical presentations of sepsis at any age that we should be aware of?
4:30 Close of Conference and Evaluations

The Goal

Need for Program

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, utilising informed, safe, and competent nursing practice is vital. In addition, continuing professional development is a professional regulatory requirement.

Purpose of Program

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.

Your learning outcomes:

Identify behaviours that cause illness in people in order to plan care to prevent health deterioration
Optimise interprofessional collaboration with the intention of enhancing better patient outcomes
Apply new knowledge about a range of conditions to provide holistic care
Underpin patient outcomes with evidence-based practice, recognised standards, and guidelines

Presenters

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Ed Gaudoin

Ed Gaudoin has a fifteen-year history working in consultative nursing palliative care positions across the acute, hospice, community and residential aged care sectors. He describes himself as a 'bedside nurse' and works to optimise compassionate and competent palliative care, especially within the aged care realm. Ed brings an energy and passion in his care of the dying and is driven to support and collaborate with families and staff in providing excellent end-of-life care. He currently works as a clinical nurse consultant for the Metropolitan Palliative Care Consultancy Service (MPaCCS). The aim of the service is to assist primary health providers (GPs, other medical specialists, nursing and allied health staff) to provide the best palliative care possible for their patients. Read More

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Liz Howse

Liz Howse has extensive clinical practice in wound and ostomy management within primary, community and aged care nursing. Liz works in the position as nurse practitioner for Collaborative Primary Health Care and has a special interest in the management of chronic non-healing wounds. Liz has completed a master of philosophy (nursing), a master of nursing (nurse practitioner) and is undertaking further research studies in the effectiveness of low-frequency ultrasonic debridement in the treatment of venous leg ulcers. Liz received the 2012 Primary and Community Care WA Nursing & Midwifery award.  Read More

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Kane Guthrie

Kane Guthrie is an experienced emergency nurse with over 12 years working in emergency departments. He is a previous president of the College of Emergency Nurses, WA Branch, and currently works with WA Country Health Emergency Telehealth Service, as well at Joondalup Health Campus Emergency Department. His interests are toxicology, envenomation and resuscitating the critically ill patient. Read More

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Karen Mason

Karen Mason qualified as a nurse practitioner: emergency, gaining her masters in nurse practitioner studies in 2008. She currently works at the Fiona Stanley Emergency Department, a role she has undertaken since the hospital opened in February 2015. She has numerous postgraduate qualifications and is the lead author on a project with the Western Australian Department of Health, overseeing the introduction of statewide discharge information sheets for adult, paediatric, and elderly patients. She is passionate about ongoing education for nurses. Read More

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Andrew Stafford

Andrew Stafford is an academic and an accredited pharmacist with an interest in clinical geriatrics. His experience in aged care has spanned residential and community sectors. He currently provides medication reviews and training services to a number of providers in Western Australia. Andrew’s research interests include the development and assessment of programs that aim to optimise healthcare for older people, especially through the quality use of medicines. Much of Andrew’s work in his role as a director of Dementia Training Australia involves developing and disseminating innovative resources that upskill the aged care workforce in this area. Through his teaching experience in Tasmanian and Western Australian universities, he is an accomplished educator, particularly within consultant pharmacy practice. Read More

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Daniel Fatovich

Professor Daniel Fatovich is a senior emergency physician at Royal Perth Hospital Emergency Department, one of the busiest emergency departments in Australasia. He is also professor of emergency medicine, University of Western Australia, and head of the Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine - one of several research centres within the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Read More

Date

28 - 29 May 2020

Address

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre
778-788 Hay Street
Perth WA,6000

Price

$629.00 (two days)
Book Online Now