Physical Assessment Skills that Could Sa...ve a Life - Neurological System
The general consensus from nurses is that anything to do with the brain is difficult to understand! Yet a neurological assessment need not be as hard as it seems. The purpose of this session is to tak...e you through the basics of a neurological assessment, including the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS).
Future-Proof Your Career!
This opening session will introduce the conference by providing an inspiring story of how Enrolled Nurses can both embrace their role as well as aim for the stars!...
The Low FODMAP Diet and its Relationship... to a Gluten-Free Diet
The low FODMAP diet has revolutionised treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). FODMAP is an acronym describing poorly absorbed fermentable carbohydrates found in certain foods (fermentable oligos...accharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols). Dr Sue Shepherd developed the low FODMAP diet and it is now effectively used for the treatment of IBS. Emerging evidence now suggests many people who are wheat or gluten-sensitive but who do not have coeliac disease may in fact have FODMAP intolerance. As such, their diagnosis has been instrumental in helping people understand the difference between coeliac disease and IBS.
The Role of Coeliac Queensland
Coeliac societies across the globe are essential providers of support to individuals and families, supplying correct information and helping to raise awareness of coeliac disease in the community. Thi...s session will provide an interesting look at the vital role that Coeliac Queensland plays, in conjunction with Coeliac Australia, as well as an overview of useful resources for health professionals.
Psychosocial Care of the Person with Coe...liac Disease
The psychosocial burden associated with the diagnosis of a lifelong disorder cannot be underestimated. Nurses are in a primary position to recognise and promote wellness in individuals who may be pron...e to or who are experiencing adverse psychological effects resulting from this condition. This important session considers some of the negative mental health impacts associated with coeliac disease and its treatment. There will be a special focus on how to promote optimum quality of life.
Food Labelling in Australia - Standards ...and Advice
In Australia, food products known to cause hypersensitivity reactions, such as those containing gluten, are required to be declared on packaging. Reading and interpreting this information is integral ...in maintaining health in coeliac disease by adhering to a strict gluten-free diet. This session aims to provide an overview of food labelling in Australia and help you better understand how to read a food label, with particular focus on recognising products with gluten.
Making a Gluten-Free Diet Work
Removing gluten from the diet is a lifelong challenge for those living with coeliac disease. While the benefits of a gluten-free diet have been widely established, practically it can be hard to make t...his change. This session will provide invaluable information for patient advocacy. It will also empower you with the right knowledge to encourage patients with coeliac disease to maintain a strict gluten-free diet.
Treating Coeliac Disease with a Gluten-F...ree Diet
Removing the environmental trigger, or toxin, - gluten - from the diet following a diagnosis of coeliac disease is critical. Understanding the indications for this major dietary change is therefore es...sential.
Coeliac Disease or Gluten Sensitivity?
Approximately 10% of Australians are now following glutenfree or wheat-free diets. In the majority of cases they do not have a formal medical diagnosis of coeliac disease. Why are people doing this? W...hat is wheat and gluten sensitivity and how does it differ from coeliac disease? This session provides the latest information on gluten sensitivity and the medical importance of distinguishing coeliac disease from gluten sensitivity.
How is Coeliac Disease Diagnosed?
Appropriate diagnosis of coeliac disease is not only the key to receiving restorative treatment but also reducing stigma around this frequently misunderstood condition. This session provides a valuabl...e opportunity to increase your knowledge of how coeliac disease is diagnosed, thereby assisting susceptible patients to seek appropriate medical attention and receive treatment.
Clinical Manifestations - Signs and Symp...toms of Coeliac Disease
Coeliac disease presents in variable ways. Symptoms may not be present at all or may be minor or severe. This means symptoms are at times overlooked due to their non-specific nature. People may not re...cognise the severity of the disease until they begin to feel the positive effects of treatment.
How and Why Does Coeliac Disease Develop...?
Greater research of coeliac disease has moved us closer to understanding the pathogenesis of this multi-factorial disease. This session looks at the many complex factors that cause gluten to activate ...an immune response and cause damage to a susceptible person.
Facts About Coeliac Disease
Has coeliac disease always existed? Is its prevalence increasing or have modern screening and diagnostic approaches improved our identification of this condition?...
My Experience of Coeliac Disease
Coeliac disease is often thought of as an invisible disease, yet it is considered to be one of the most common lifelong diseases worldwide. This enlightening session will revealing what it is like to ...experience coeliac disease. The perspective of a person living with coeliac disease who is also a nurse will set the scene for this two-day conference.
Confronting Ethical Dilemmas - Caring fo...r Prisoners
There are numerous situations in prisons which may place nurses in a difficult position. This final session will look at the ethical dilemmas that nurses may face. It provides a valuable opportunity t...o join a lively discussion and debate some of the ethical considerations that nurses working in this specialised setting will confront. It includes guidance on how to make correct decisions based on legal and ethical principles.
Advanced Care Directives in Prisons
All competent adults have a right to decide in advance what medical treatment they would refuse if they lost capacity to make decisions in the future. The principle of equivalence means this right mus...t be extended to those in prison. This session looks at the increasing trend to have future refusals of treatment recorded in legally binding documents known as advance care directives (ACDs).
Hepatitis C - Meeting the Challenge in C...orrections
The prevalence of hepatitis C in prisons is a public health concern that is estimated to have reached epidemic proportions. While prevention and treatment of this blood borne disease is achieving goal...s, there are numerous challenges that exist. The opportunity for nurses working with prisoners to provide evidence-based care is as important as infection control for personal safety. This session provides a comprehensive update on hepatitis C in Australian prisons and demonstrates the potential for health promotion by sharing a successfully introduced program.
'Stressed Out' - Physical Responses to a... Harsh Environment
The physical experience of being incarcerated permanently or even temporarily in a correctional facility is likely to lead to adverse physical and psychological effects. How does a typical prison or c...orrectional environment, where isolation and sensory deprivation are commonplace, impact the body's stress response?
Smoking Cessation - How do Prisoners Qui...t Smoking?
The decline in smoking rates in the general public has not been replicated in the correctional setting. Furthermore, the experience of forced abstinence from cigarettes may be much more difficult in t...his environment. Most existing smoking cessation (SC) studies are quantitative and focus on smoking prevalence and/or the efficacy of behavioural or pharmacological interventions. This session will present a qualitative study that examined recently smoking prisoners engaged in a period of SC that was not necessarily of their choosing.
Make a Difference for Asthma and COPD - ...Suspect, Detect and Protect
Asthma and COPD are chronic disorders that occur more frequently in people in prisons compared than in the general population. In addition, the high number of prisoners who smoke, or were previously a...ble to, requires that these respiratory conditions are well understood. This session will review the nurse's role in screening, assessing, managing and providing patient education, including the correct use of inhaled medicines.