As a nurse, are you ever required to care for a sick or injured child even though it is not your specialty area of nursing? Attend this program and be informed about modern general paediatric nursing care. It includes:
8:30am - Registration and Enjoy a Refreshing Drink
Babies and children have distinct care needs compared to adults. Although it is obvious that anatomical and developmental differences exist, there is also a range of more subtle differences that nurses must know about when working with this younger patient group. This session looks at a broad range of essential differences between babies, children, and adults and includes:
A child’s or infant’s illness can have profound effects on the family. A family-centred approach is important to developing positive relationships between the child, family, and healthcare providers to maximise positive outcomes for the infant or child. This session will highlight the importance of family-centred holistic care.
10:30am - Morning Tea
Children are different from adults, and they can have quite different illnesses and injuries. The manner in which a child is assessed also differs to that of an adult. This important session looks at why this is the case and explains how to perform a rapid and effective assessment of a child who is sick or injured. It will include:
Babies and children deteriorate fast. As a result, nurses must be very vigilant and respond rapidly. This session reviews key signs that indicate deterioration is occurring and includes:
12:45pm - Lunch and Networking
Rashes, coughing, abdominal pains, and nausea may all be signs of allergies in children. It is often difficult to identify the allergen and develop management strategies. This session includes:
Although eczema is a relatively benign condition, it is hugely problematic for those who suffer from the condition and their families. This inflammatory condition is chronic and manifests in a range of ways. This session looks at:
3:15pm - Afternoon Tea
Asthma continues to be a major health issue in Australia. The recent asthma storm highlighted how fatal this condition could be. Once a child has asthma, their lungs could be affected lifelong. Find out:
4:30pm - Close of Day One of Seminar
9:00am - Commencement of Day Two
Children ingest a wide variety of medications, objects, and other substances that may have serious consequences. In children under six years of age, it is more likely to be accidental, but, at any age, it is not always easy to identify the substance. This session looks at:
Unfortunately, drowning remains the most common cause of trauma death in children under the age of five years. The initial management of a drowned child has changed in recent years. This session reviews modern evidenced management in such situations, including:
10:30am - Morning Tea
When a child has a fever, medicines such as paracetamol and NSAIDs are often promoted in the community for use with babies and children. But what is the evidence for this type of treatment of a fever? This session looks at childhood fevers and considers best practice holistic nursing care, including:
Sepsis can be insidious, and many paediatric deaths due to sepsis are preventable. Early recognition and appropriate management are essential to save lives. This session will update you on:
1:00pm - Lunch and Networking
In Australia, infectious disease continues to remain a real and present danger. Immunisation is known to be a preventer and protector against these harmful diseases. As immunisation schedules are continually changing, nurses need to frequently update their knowledge in this area. This session includes:
Neonates provide a particular challenge when being cared for outside of a maternity unit or neonatal unit. They present for primary care for many reasons, from minor problems that cause great concern for their parents, to life-threatening conditions. This session includes:
3:15pm - Afternoon Tea and Coffee
This final session tells the story of a range of injuries that babies and children have sustained from everyday equipment. It includes:
4:30pm - Close of Seminar and Evaluations
In Australia, most seriously unwell and severely injured children are cared for in dedicated tertiary hospitals – usually located in major cities. Though paediatric expertise is invariably clustered in and around these centres of excellence, children become ill or injure themselves at any time and in any place, meaning their first point of contact is likely to be a nurse outside of these centres. Such nurses need regular access to education that enables them to be safe and confident when caring for children and their families. Understanding modern paediatric concepts and improving knowledge about the care required for a sick or injured child is essential if positive health outcomes are to be achieved.
The purpose of this program is to provide an update to general nurses on the appropriate, evidenced care of children who experience an illness or injury and also to address preventative measures to reduce hospital admission.
2 - 3 Aug 2021
13 - 14 Sep 2021
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