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:
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: