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The Heart of Everything? Food and Cardiovascular Disease
The Heart of Everything? Food and Cardio...vascular Disease
Nursing Lecture
Added: 24/07/2017

Some foods increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) whilst other may offer protection. CVD is characterised by a narrowing of the arteries and build up of plaque. Clearly, food is directly... linked to these changes.

Food and Nutrition in Today's Australia
Food and Nutrition in Today's Australia
Nursing Lecture
Added: 17/07/2017

There is an abundance of food now available in Australia. The production of food involves a range of people and places and is a major driver of our economy. This introductory session reviews how ou...r geography and climate impact not only our food choices but our health.

Is Sugar the New Fat?
Is Sugar the New Fat?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 10/07/2017

In the ongoing debate over the impact of food on health, particularly in the development of chronic illnesses, evidence continues to build over the harmful effects of sugar. Do we have reason to co...ntinue to demonise fat or is sugar the new culprit?

Coeliac Disease and it's Relationship to Food
Coeliac Disease and it's Relationship to... Food
Nursing Lecture
Added: 03/07/2017

The most obvious function of the gastrointestinal system is to regulate the uptake of nutrients and our understanding of the role of this system expands each day. So what goes wrong in coeliac dise...ase?

Chronic Illness: Counselling Tips
Chronic Illness: Counselling Tips
Nursing Lecture
Added: 26/06/2017
Sometimes, many of those in our care simply need to talk, and although formal counselling sessions are very effective in clarifying a persons concerns and goals, there are many occasions where qualifi...ed counsellors are not available to help ease the person’s concerns. Nurses are unique amongst the healthcare professions in that they are frequently presented with opportunities to initiate informal counselling sessions with those in their care and their significant others. However, informal sessions still require appropriate techniques and structures in order for them to be effective, and this lecture explores these issues and provides guidance to achieving good outcomes from such small, informal counselling sessions.
The Physiology of ECT - Part 4 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 4 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 19/06/2017

This is part 4 of a 4-part series.

ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means... of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.

The Physiology of ECT - Part 3 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 3 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 12/06/2017

This is part 3 of a 4-part series.

ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means... of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.

The Physiology of ECT - Part 2 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 2 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 05/06/2017

This is part 2 of a 4-part series.

ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means... of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.

The Physiology of ECT - Part 1 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 1 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 30/05/2017

This is part 1 of a 4-part series.

ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means... of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.

ECT Side Effects and Other 'Nasties'
ECT Side Effects and Other 'Nasties'
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/05/2017

There is much discussion about the side effects of ECT and whether these outweigh the benefits. This lecture will look at the major side effects and potential adverse events concerned with the prov...ision of ECT (with a special focus on memory loss), treatments and nursing care with ECT treatment.

Treatments - Including the Nurse's Toolbox
Treatments - Including the Nurse's Toolb...ox
Nursing Lecture
Added: 15/05/2017

Most mental health disorders respond well to treatments and failing to treat people can be an injustice. This session looks at common types of treatments and their relative use. It also explores th...e role of nurses in implementing care no matter where they work.

Dealing With the Reality of Psychosis
Dealing With the Reality of Psychosis
Nursing Lecture
Added: 08/05/2017

Psychosis is a very debilitating state involving huge human cost and suffering. This session looks at the phenomenon of psychosis and discusses appropriate professional responses for care and manag...ement.

Bipolar Disorder - A Serious Mental Health Disorder
Bipolar Disorder - A Serious Mental Heal...th Disorder
Nursing Lecture
Added: 01/05/2017

Bipolar disorders impact the lives of many people in today’s society. However, there are many myths that surround the condition. This introductory session looks at facts that nurses need to know ...in order to care for those with these disorders.

ECT – Historical Context, Stigmas and Myths
ECT – Historical Context, Stigmas and ...Myths
Nursing Lecture
Added: 28/04/2017

There are many emotional stigmas as well as myths associated with the use of ECT. This session will look at some of these and clarify points of concern.

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Incidents and Reporting
Incidents and Reporting
Nursing Lecture
Added: 24/02/2017
Documentation is an essential component of aged care. Knowing what to document and when, as well as ensuring appropriate documentation in relation to incidents and health care errors is essential....
Commonly Used Diabetes Medications
Commonly Used Diabetes Medications
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/02/2017
This final session of the seminar is designed to refresh your knowledge of the modern medicines used in people who have diabetes. Gain confidence in your knowledge of these commonly used medicines and... apply to your practice immediately.
Fasting Considerations for People With Diabetes
Fasting Considerations for People With D...iabetes
Nursing Lecture
Added: 10/02/2017
In people with diabetes, fasting can often disrupt what may be normally well controlled blood glucose levels. The potential for hypoglycemia is increased, which can often cause patient anxiety. This s...ession will update your knowledge of best practice in caring for a person with diabetes who is fasting.
Modern Diabetes Management
Modern Diabetes Management
Nursing Lecture
Added: 09/02/2017
This session will provide an update on the latest evidence surrounding modern diabetes management....
The Theatre of Risk - Malignant Hyperthermia and Difficult Airway Management
The Theatre of Risk - Malignant Hyperthe...rmia and Difficult Airway Management
Nursing Lecture
Added: 08/02/2017
Complications arising from anaesthesia or surgical intervention can lead to devastating consequences for a patient and may even be fatal. This afternoon session will look at a range of case scenarios ...where harm has occurred due to surgical intervention. It will include what to do if an untoward event occurs during your line of duty.
The Theatre of Risk - Anaphylaxis, Massive Blood Loss and Haemostasis
The Theatre of Risk - Anaphylaxis, Massi...ve Blood Loss and Haemostasis
Nursing Lecture
Added: 07/02/2017
Complications arising from anaesthesia or surgical intervention can lead to devastating consequences for a patient and may even be fatal. This afternoon session will look at a range of case scenarios ...where harm has occurred due to surgical intervention. It will include what to do if an untoward event occurs during your line of duty.

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