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:
Strong Body - Strong Mind
There is a link between a feeling of confidence and positivity and physical strength. People who regularly exercise often pride themselves on their ability to achieve more because they feel fitter. Th...is session explores the relationship of exercise to an ability to bounce back under duress. Includes:
Resilience in the Face of Chronic Illnes...s
The diagnosis of any chronic progressive illness can be a traumatic experience. People wonder how they will be able to cope and health care professionals wonder how they can help those so affected. Al...though resilience is commonly associated with coping with trauma, catastrophic events, or personal tragedy, increasing attention is being paid to resilience in response to chronic illness. This session reflects on:
Resilience and Professional Relationship...s
Robust social supports are important ways for building emotional resilience. When difficult situations and adversity in your work setting occur, constructive collegial relationships are essential. Thi...s session includes:
Promoting Resilience in Patients
When a person becomes a ‘patient’ there is a shift in the locus of control from person to practitioner. This can cause a profound sense of vulnerability at a time when a person is unwell. People r...espond to this situation in different ways. This session looks at the evidence for nurses to promote resilience in patient and includes:
Surviving and Thriving in Nursing Today
Nursing is currently in a state of profound flux which is going to require strong and resilient leadership if it is to progress successfully as a profession. This session looks at how nursing can not ...only survive but thrive amongst this time of volatility and uncertainty. Includes:
When Perception is the Wild Card
How you perceive situations affects your response to them and ultimately is reflected in your level of resilience. In this session a light will be shone on the role of emotional intelligence and how i...t assist you to be more resilient. Includes:
Why Engaging in Positive Psychology is E...ssential
Positivity affects perceptions, attitudes, and expectations. Positive emotions have been shown to increase feelings of energy, help you cope with adversity, and feel more optimistic about life. To suc...cessfully survive we need to create a positive culture that promotes camaraderie and teamwork. Includes:
How Resilient Are You?
There are tools which can be used to determine your personal level of resilience and which can also be used in your workplace. In this short session you will have the opportunity to complete a resilie...nce scale and reflect on your performance.
The Resilient Practitioner: Building Wor...kplace Resilience
Resilience in nursing is key to maintaining wellbeing and professional stability. This introductory session includes:...
How Maternal Depression and Anxiety can ...Affect an Infant's Nutrition
This final session reviews the impact that maternal depression and anxiety can have on feeding behaviour. It looks broadly at the relationship of nutrition and mental disorders and explores the cascad...e of effects that can result. Includes:
Nasogastric Tube Weaning
The number of enteral-fed infants and children with a nasogastric tube, gastrostomy or jejunostomy has significantly increased in the last 20 years. Bestpractice indicates that the transition to oral ...feeding should be established as soon as tube feeding is no longer appropriate. This session discusses what to plan in order to wean an infant or toddler from tube feeding. Includes:
Failure to Thrive or is Phenotype Matchi...ng Genotype?
Not all small infants and toddlers are failing to thrive but some do struggle because of inadequate nutrition intake. This session looks at the difference between genotype and phenotype and includes:...