Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Port Macquarie 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 Port Macquarie every September. 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.
The perception of diabetes mellitus as a complex and life-limiting condition prevails, despite advances in research and innovations in treatment. Confusion amongst people with diabetes and healthcare professionals alike is compounded by a wealth of information, often editorial, that liberally interprets trends in diabetes into attractive ‘cures’. Here we examine common myths, reveal the facts and consider a future vision for people with diabetes. This session:
There is often a high degree of focus that goes towards understanding and preventing the clinical complications of diabetes. However, less focus is placed on the psychological impacts of a diabetes diagnosis and the long-term changes to a person’s life thereafter. This session will look at a holistic approach to diabetes and its life-changing impact on a person. It includes:
Insulin therapy is prescribed for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, depending on insulin production or resistance to insulin. This everyday medicine is not ‘one size fits all’ and individualisation of therapy is vital for optimal glycaemic outcomes. In this session, we will consider:
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:
Nurses are essential in the early detection of clinical triggers that may suggest a patient is deteriorating or has already become acutely unwell. Appropriate and timely assessment is known to reduce morbidity and mortality, thus improving patient outcomes. This session reviews important assessment considerations, including:
This session will look at a low fidelity, high occurrence situation to get you working together. This short activity before lunch includes a group exercise to build on your communication and collaboration to support the provision of comprehensive care. It includes:
Clostridium difficile recently changed its name to Clostrioides difficile. Why did this change occur and does it matter? This session also looks at a range of common pathogens found in Australia today and discusses their evolution as well as knowledge about them that has emerged over the past decade. Includes:
Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLASBI’s) are the most common hospital-acquired infection in Australia. This type of infection may lead to sepsis and seriously compromise the health of an individual. This session reviews key considerations relating to the safe management of CVADs and prevention of Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLASBI’s). Includes:
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:
Surgical and investigative interventions for people with diabetes can disrupt glycaemic control and contribute to delayed healing and increased morbidity and length of stay. This session will consider the perioperative management of diabetes, including:
Julie Droguett has been employed by the Central Coast Local Health District for 19 years. Her current role is the clinical nurse specialist in the diabetes centre at Gosford Hospital. Julie is a credentialed diabetes educator working in Diabetes across acute care, sub-acute, community, maternity and paediatrics. She is a professional member of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association and Diabetes NSW.
Ben Beazley is a clinical pharmacist.
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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