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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....
What's in it for Me? Supporting Family Carers
What's in it for Me? Supporting Family C...arers
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/01/2017
When your main focus is the client, the family carers’ concerns can fade into the background....
Physical Assessment Skills that Could Save a Life - Respiratory System
Physical Assessment Skills that Could Sa...ve a Life - Respiratory System
Nursing Lecture
Added: 24/01/2017
The respiratory system is often thought of as a difficult system to assess. Yet understanding how to recognise when things are going wrong can have a huge impact on patient outcomes. This session will... cover some basic concepts relating to the respiratory system and improve your confidence when performing a respiratory assessment.
What to do When People Worry About Being Sick
What to do When People Worry About Being... Sick
Nursing Lecture
Added: 23/01/2017
At a time when a person needs all the strength they can muster to get fit and well again, they may find they are held back by a deep sense of worry and loss of control over their life. They may have a... condition which will never heal and which causes them to live in a perpetual state of anticipatory fear.
Physical Assessment Skills that Could Save a Life - Neurological System
Physical Assessment Skills that Could Sa...ve a Life - Neurological System
Nursing Lecture
Added: 19/01/2017
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!
Future-Proof Your Career!
Nursing Lecture
Added: 18/01/2017
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!...
Psychosocial Care of the Person with Coeliac Disease
Psychosocial Care of the Person with Coe...liac Disease
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/01/2017
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.
My Experience of Coeliac Disease
My Experience of Coeliac Disease
Nursing Lecture
Added: 20/12/2016
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.
'Stressed Out' - Physical Responses to a Harsh Environment
'Stressed Out' - Physical Responses to a... Harsh Environment
Nursing Lecture
Added: 14/12/2016
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 Quit Smoking?
Smoking Cessation - How do Prisoners Qui...t Smoking?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/12/2016
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.
Nutrition Solutions - Dietary Guidelines for Prisons
Nutrition Solutions - Dietary Guidelines... for Prisons
Nursing Lecture
Added: 09/12/2016
Quality nutrition in correctional settings represents a huge opportunity for improvements in health outcomes. This session looks at the history, challenges and solutions related to nutrition in correc...tional settings. Includes: History of food and nutrition in the correctional setting Chronic disease and nutrition research QCS Food and Nutrition Policy and nutritional guidelines Positive effects of providing optimal nutrition to prisoners Challenges to providing optimal nutrition to prisoners Nutrition solutions - how to encourage prisoners to make better nutrition and lifestyle choices.
High BMI - How to Meet the Challenges of Breastfeeding
High BMI - How to Meet the Challenges of... Breastfeeding
Nursing Lecture
Added: 29/11/2016
Obesity has become a concerning and prevalent health problem in Australia and is an important risk factor in women's reproductive life and during the perinatal period. A high BMI can also significantl...y affect breastfeeding outcomes.

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