High BMI - How to Meet the Challenges of... Breastfeeding
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.
Laugh and the World Laughs with You... L...aughter Yoga
Great nurse managers have a sense of humour. Miserable nurses create miserable workplaces which is particularly worrying in environments where the work can be, at times, overwhelming and emotionally d...raining. Humour has particularly healing and beneficial qualities. This final session looks at how nurse managers can infuse humour without callousness into the work they do and, in so doing, create better places to work and deliver better care.
Variety is the Spice of Life - Capitalis...ing on Uniqueness
There are large variations in management styles. However, a common theme of great management is the ability to identify uniqueness and work individually with staff to acknowledge and develop their qua...lities. Great nurse managers do not view staff as a homogenous group but operate at a range of levels.
Are Great Nurse Managers Born or Made? T...hat is the Question
Some schools of thought believe great managers are made. This session looks at the qualities of a great nurse manager and debates how much of these skills are learned or innate....
Many Hands Make Light Work - Motivating ...and Empowering Others
Have you ever wondered why some units have highly engaged staff and others don't? This session looks at the need to acknowledge the uniqueness of each staff member and then engage in genuine connected...ness. In so doing, it will reveal how engagement and motivation can be provoked.
The Role of Clinical Supervision: What G...reat Managers Need to Know
Clinical supervision is the process of two or more professionals formally meeting to reflect and review professional practice with the aim of supporting the individual at work....
As Cool as a Cucumber - Dealing with Con...flict Comfortably
Have you ever felt like crawling into a cupboard when a team member has belittled or intimidated other members of your team? This antisocial behaviour is both disruptive and destructive. Conflict is s...tressful and damages health.
How Great Nurse Managers are Fair and Av...oid the Politics of Envy
Fairness is a topical subject in Australian society which is often associated with envy. This session explores from a psychological perspective perceptions of fairness and the destructive nature of en...vy. Positively altering staff perceptions is a cornerstone of the creation of a healthy work environment.
The Shifting Sands of Management - What ...Great Nurse Managers Need to Know
Workplaces are fluid and evolving and uncertainty is everywhere. Staying ahead of the prevailing tides can be exhausting yet also invigorating....
How Great Nurse Managers Create a 'Spiri...t of Enquiry' in their Workplace
This session looks at the importance of creating a 'Spirit of Enquiry' in modern health units. As evidence based care changes the way we work forever, it is essential that modern managers open up thei...r work environments to new knowledge.
“What is this Stuff?” Prescribing to... Challenging Patients
Occasionally prescribers will encounter patients who, for a variety of reasons, do not adhere to or will challenge their medicine regime. This session unpacks some of the reasons this occurs and offer...s strategies and solutions.
Medicines Used in Chronic Obstructive Pu...lmonary Disease (COPD) Part 2
Part 2 - COPD is a relatively common but frequently undiagnosed condition affecting the quality of life of many Australians. As a result of evidence, the focus of management has broadened from just me...dicines to incorporate non-pharmacological interventions.
Medicines Used in Chronic Obstructive Pu...lmonary Disease (COPD) Part 1
COPD is a relatively common but frequently undiagnosed condition affecting the quality of life of many Australians. As a result of evidence, the focus of management has broadened from just medicines t...o incorporate non-pharmacological interventions.
Beyond Antibiotics - What Now?
There is a raft of non-prescription compounds and foods that may be efficacious in treating certain infections. This final session of Day One looks at some of these readily available substances, and c...onsiders the evidence for their use.
Beyond Antibiotics - What Then...?
This short session considers the unthinkable....
Beta Blockers, Magnesium...Anti-hyperten...sive Medicines
Medicines used to manage hypertension related to pregnancy and perinatal care include a range of actions. Beta-adrenergic blocking agents have been available for many years and new medicines continue ...to emerge. These pose a range of challenges for midwives, who need to ensure they understand the doses, actions and side effects of these medicines.
Preventing Acute Pain from Becoming Chro...nic - A Medicines Perspective
There is a range of reasons why acute pain experienced by some people progresses to chronic pain. Early effective management of acute pain is an important factor. This session looks at the types of in...terventions that may prevent pain from becoming chronic, and includes tips to minimise the risk of acute pain progressing to chronic pain. It will specifically look at the following medicines and pain management:
Medicines Associated with Thyroid Diseas...e
Medicines are commonly prescribed for thyroid dysfunction. Hypothyroidism is the most common disorder of the thyroid gland and affects more women than men. This session looks at medicines related to h...ypo- and hyperthyroid disease.
Nurse Practitioners Working with Pharmac...ists - A Team Approach
The trend towards the provision of interprofessional care to patients is accelerating as it has clear benefits. This development offers a major opportunity for strong working relationships between Nur...se Practitioners and pharmacists. This session looks at the many benefits of team drug therapy decision making between NPs and pharmacists.
Corticosteroids - Appropriate Use and Pr...escribing
Although corticosteroids are complex substances that are a mainstay of many therapeutics, their use may cause unwanted side effects. This session reviews the particular issues surrounding their prescr...iption.