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 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.
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.
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.
Gold Nuggets for Communicating with Coll...eagues
Too little? Too much? Too quiet? Too bossy? Are these ever the type of communication dilemmas that face you in your workplace?...
What to do When People Worry About Being... Sick
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.
Building Your Communication Confidence i...n Teams
In this session we will look at effective communication that helps build successful teams. Unpack common barriers to communication. Come away knowing what makes you feel valued, how to best show your ...appreciation for the people you work closely with and build great teams!
Cancer - Non-Pharmacological Pain Manage...ment Strategies
A review of modern non-pharmacological methods for pain reduction in people with cancer. ...
Aligning Prevention of Infectious Diseas...e with a Person's Culture
In order to reduce the prevalence of infectious disease, it is essential to understand the cultural practices of any given community. This session looks at the relationship between cultural practices ...and disease prevention.
Infection Prevention and Control in the ...Tropics - Practical Nursing Care
The luxury of resources such as clean running water, gloves and gowns is not always afforded in tropical environments. However, the necessity to uphold the highest standards of infection prevention an...d control is essential.
A Self Care Approach to Building Persona...l Resilience
If we cannot be resilient personally how can we be resilient in the work setting? Increasing personal resilience is a strategy for surviving and thriving in the face of workplace adversity. This final... session will explore: