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The continuing professional development of staff in health care is absolutely essential to the wellbeing of our community. Attend this popular annual conference and find out about:
This very practical morning kicks off with a session that looks at the value of competencies and clarifies their purpose in today’s busy healthcare system. Talking in a down-to-earth manner, Donna sheds new light on traditional methods of health facility education and training, starting with:
Spraying training across an organisation has questionable value. Not all problems in health care are solved by education and training. This short session looks at how to determine when education or training is simply not the solution to your organisation’s problem. It includes:
This session commences with some stories of how the Wright competency model has been used in other parts of the world, as well as the outcomes that have resulted. Find out about the competency continuum and where the best place to start competency assessment may be in your organisation. We will learn:
In this final session of the morning, you will hear how to make your new competency assessment model work. It includes:
Administrative and program development support in an education or professional development environment is essential. The Association for Nursing Professional Development has formalised a competency-based role in nursing professional development practice areas, which contributes significantly to the overall functioning of an education department. This brief session provides insight into how utilising a professional development associate can improve the outcomes of an education department. Topics include:
This session looks at the responsibility of the nurse educator. It discusses:
In the current health workplace and with the increase in the use of artificial intelligence, it is inevitable that ethical situations will emerge. This interactive session looks at some of the issues that may challenge nurse educators. It includes:
This session will report on a survey of education/training departments in Australian healthcare organisations conducted by Ausmed Education. It will discuss a snapshot of responses to questions, such as:
A vital aspect of all education and training activities is the integrity of the content, including that no conflict of interest exists. Content should not contain any outside influence or bias. However, it is not always easy to ascertain if bias or conflict of interest is present. This session will explain what these two terms mean and give examples of how they can be inadvertently overlooked.
What is happening with education and training in your facility? Is your job changing and do you have concerns about the future of what you do? There is much uncertainty in the constantly changing healthcare system. The purpose of this session is to challenge you to decide how education and training will evolve with your input over the next five years. You will gain insights and strategies to take more control over the value and purpose of your work and department. It includes:
In many of our fast-paced workplaces, it is almost impossible to allocate the time necessary for the development of healing relationships between caregiver and patient. This session gives an overview of relationship-based care and includes:
How staff relate to patients as well as each other has a direct relationship with quality and safety. However, this area of organisational performance – relational proficiency – is often neglected and seldom seen as a competency. In this session, we will look at what is meant by relation-based competence and why it matters to patient care. Discussion includes:
Nurse educators are essential to ensure patient care remains safe and current in all healthcare settings. To achieve desired patient outcomes, optimum education and training must be based on sound educational principles and practices combined with confident leadership. Providing effective continuing professional development is critical for the upskilling and knowledge necessary in today’s dynamic workplace. The continual challenge for nurse educators is to maintain their own knowledge, skills, and practice so that they are adequately prepared and qualified to support the ever-changing workforce.
This conference provides nurse educators with new knowledge and skills to support the ongoing professional development and training needs of the organisation, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team.
Caroline Baughman is a Professional Development Associate for the Montana Nurses Association—an accr... Read More
Tony King is a registered nurse and clinical educator in a large metropolitan intensive care unit. H... Read More
Donna Wright developed the Wright Model of Competency which is now used extensively in the United St... Read More
Dr Linda Starr has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in general, mental health nursing, ... Read More
Cynthea Wellings was educated as a registered nurse at the Royal London Hospital, England. Cynthea W... Read More