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In today’s contentious aged care environment, it has never been more necessary to have quick access to education that raises the bar for registered nurses in aged care. Attend this conference and find out about:
The incidence of skin tears and other wounds, e.g. pressure injuries and diabetic foot and leg ulcers, increases with age and is a serious issue for older adults. In this session, we will discuss wound care for residents who have dementia. It includes:
When caring for patients with dementia, observational assessment tools can prove beneficial to the care provided by healthcare professionals. This session discusses:
No matter how good the provision of care or service, there will always be someone who is not satisfied. Conversely, if healthcare is under par, complaints are justified and will give a health provider an opportunity to address a problem about which they were not previously aware. This session arms you with insights into the appropriate management of complaints. It includes:
Many medicines can affect balance. This session will explore the unwanted effects of some medicines on balance, especially in older people with multiple chronic conditions. It includes:
The use of sedatives is pervasive in aged care, and there is increasing community concern about their overuse and potential long-term adverse effects. This session explores the issues associated with the use of sedatives and why it is important to discourage inappropriate use in older people. It looks at:
Because incontinence is complex, getting to the root cause of the problem is key to managing it appropriately. This session looks at some of the areas where medical conditions may cause or exacerbate urinary incontinence, as well as opportunities to improve it. It includes:
As healthcare professionals, we must strive to create an environment where social interaction is more than just “here is your drink”. This session will look at the following topics:
Diabetes is a serious condition that affects the lives of many older adults. Understanding exactly how diabetes affects the body, what causes it and how it is detected provides a strong foundation for helping people to prevent its terrible consequences. This session reviews:
As people are living longer and longer, geriatric obesity and diabetes in the older adult are becoming more prevalent. This session will discuss:
When the professional nursing focus is on the right things for the older adult, the right outcomes result … but are we going wrong? The Royal Commission into Aged Care would suggest we are. This introductory session explores how nursing practice offers a major solution to some of the problems that have arisen.
An older adult’s quality of life is likely to be significantly challenged when faced with illness, injury or disease. Comprehensive care that ensures older adults avoid unnecessary hospitalisation is a pillar of promoting the best possible quality of life. This session will look at:
As healthcare professionals in a multicultural country, we will encounter residents from different cultures, who bring their own cultural traditions to the care setting. This session will discuss:
The topic of advanced care planning is difficult in itself, but what if the older person already has a decision incapacity? This session will look at the following topics:
The current need for aged care nurses to meet the specific care requirements of patients is more crucial than ever. This is the result of the increase in numbers and the complexity of older adults, as well as the special challenges they and their families face. Sound knowledge and competence in the provision of holistic care are necessary to ensure that the capacity needed to deal with these complexities, as well as the increasing standards within aged care are met.
The purpose of this conference is to enhance the knowledge and skills of nurses working in aged care.
Joanne Russell is a Nurse Practitioner, endorsed in 2012, who specialises in the care of the older p... Read More
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Janette Williams is a continence consultant with an impressive background in the care of patients wi... Read More
Julie Droguett has been employed by Central Coast Local Health District for 15 years. Her current ro... Read More
Gwen Higgins is an accredited pharmacist undertaking home medicines reviews for general practitioner... Read More
Amy currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in the Aged Care Department at St. George Hospital and i... Read More
Dr Gaynor Macdonald is a senior lecturer and consultant anthropologist in the School of Social and P... Read More