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Poor Staffing - Part Two
Poor Staffing - Part Two
Nursing Lecture
Added: 21/03/2016

This lecture is part two of a two-part series. This special legal session looks at your management culpability when only insufficiently experienced or unfamiliar staff are working on a busy shift i...n your unit. There may be all sorts of reasons why you find yourself under-resourced for the level of acuity of patients. However, this causes a risk situation that you have to manage.

Class Actions
Class Actions
Nursing Lecture
Added: 18/03/2016

Class actions are a special type of lawsuit that require multiple people. A brief overview of class actions will be discussed, as well as some examples of cases.

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Trends in Law and Nurse Management
Trends in Law and Nurse Management
Nursing Lecture
Added: 16/03/2016

As part of your management responsibilities, it is important that you are across current legal trends as they relate to the provision of care and staff. This session will review several recent case...s that involved management decisions. It will demonstrate the importance of ensuring you systematically follow a logical course of action should an untoward event occur on your watch.

Analyse This: Strategic Thinking for Modern Managers
Analyse This: Strategic Thinking for Mod...ern Managers
Nursing Lecture
Added: 11/03/2016

The ability to plan long-term whilst maximising performance is a must for managers. Learning to think strategically will help managers map out the the road to success whilst building analytical and... team planning skills.

"I'm Not an Addict" - The Psychology Behind Denial and Addiction
"I'm Not an Addict" - The Psychology Beh...ind Denial and Addiction
Nursing Lecture
Added: 17/02/2016

The normalisation of ice and methamphetamine use in society can create a sense of denial about the significant risks of drug-taking. Some people may only take the drugs occasionally and tell others... that it does no harm. This session considers these myths and looks at how denial influences recovery.

Ann Morgan Essay Prize Winner 2014 - 'The Hall of Mirrors'
Ann Morgan Essay Prize Winner 2014 - 'Th...e Hall of Mirrors'
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/01/2016

The Ann Morgan Prize is offered annually, by the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health in honour of Dr Ann Morgan a pioneer and brilliant clinician in this field. ...It is an invited story in any format of some clinical work with an infant. This prize-winning essay is a description of the work with an anxious mother of a baby who refused to eat and her struggle to see her baby in a positive light.

Infant Mental Health in Nursing Practice
Infant Mental Health in Nursing Practice
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/01/2016

There are many writers and researchers in the field of infant mental health and much can be found to be of relevance in daily clinical nursing practice. Using a case example, Michele will discuss h...ow to incorporate concepts of infant mental health into practice that does not involve ‘just making a mental health assessment’.

Cancer as a Chronic Disease
Cancer as a Chronic Disease
Nursing Lecture
Added: 07/12/2015

The concept of cancer as a chronic illness has become more of a reality with the long trajectory of treatment especially when it is not a one-time event. In addition more people are surviving a can...cer diagnosis as early detection, investigations and treatments continue to develop.

Normal Variations
eChapter  7
Added: 28/02/2013
When performing an assessment of the female genital tract, it is essential not just to understand the appearance of the normal anatomy, but also the normal variations of this anatomy that may occur. W...hen these normal variations are identified, they may sometimes require treatment to improve quality of life, and this eChapter identifies and describes the most common normal variations of the female genital tract, provides criteria for diagnosis and outlines the preferred treatment of these variations.
The Gynecologist's Perspective
eChapter  1
Added: 28/02/2013
The Gynecologist’s Perspective provides the fundamental guidelines for performing an accurate assessment on any patient presenting with a vulvar or vaginal complaint. A thorough assessment forms the... foundations for an accurate diagnosis, and this in turn leads to an optimal and effective management plan for the patient. Written by a distinguished gynaecologist, this eChapter provides the reader with a systematic gynaecological assessment methodology that is thorough, easy to understand and simple to apply in clinical practice.
The Dermatologist's Perspective
eChapter  2
Added: 28/02/2013
It is increasingly common for gynaecologists and dermatologists to work in partnership in the diagnosis and management of diseases of the vulva and vagina. This is because understanding the fundamenta...ls of dermatology applicable to the vulva and vagina has repeatedly been shown to be a valuable adjunct to the rationalisation of diagnosis, classification, investigation and management of disease. This eChapter describes these fundamentals in detail, describes the common dermatological conditions of the vulva, and provides guidance regarding contemporary treatment options.
Neoplasms
eChapter  13
Added: 28/02/2013
Some of the most complex disorders of the vulva and vagina are the neoplasms, and this is because of the variety of cells native to the anatomy gives rise to a wide range of possibilities in terms of ...potential cancer types. This comprehensive eChapter has been written by a distinguished gynaecological oncologist and provides descriptions, clinical features, diagnostic and treatment guidelines for over 240 different neoplasms of the vulva and vagina, and is an excellent resource for any health professional.
Developmental Abnormalities
eChapter  8
Added: 28/02/2013
Developmental abnormalities of the vulva and vagina are commonly manifest at birth but may also present during delayed puberty, sexual intercourse or during an obstructed labour. Divided into conditio...ns where the gender of the genitalia is not in question, and those where there are various degrees of clitoral enlargement, labial fusion and where gonadal abnormalities show one or more facets of male genitalia, this chapter describes the conditions associated with each of these conditions in turn, and describes contemporary management options.
The Psychologist's Perspective
eChapter  4
Added: 28/02/2013
Managing patients with gynaecological difficulties requires a great deal of sensitivity as well as an understanding of female sexuality, psychosocial and cultural issues. The genitals have many social..., religious, emotional and moral connotations and, along with sexual behaviour, still carry many taboos. As such, working in this area requires a sound knowledge base, patience and good interview skills. This eChapter aims address that need and clarify some of the nonmedical factors associated with chronic vulvar symptoms.
Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders and Di...sorders of Pigmentation
eChapter  11
Added: 28/02/2013
This eChapter is part of the Vulva and Vaginal Manual, and draws together two important areas associated with the treatment of diseases of the vulva and vagina: diseases cause by endocrine and metabol...ic disorders, and diseases caused by disorders of pigmentation. A range of disorders are described, including their clinical features, diagnosis and treatment, and this illustrated eChapter will be a valuable resource for anyone wishing to refresh their knowledge of this complex aspect of women’s health.
The Pathologist’s Perspective
eChapter  5
Added: 28/02/2013
Good pathology is crucial to the management of vulvovaginal disease, but how is good pathology obtained? There are two clinical situations in which a tissue sample is sent for pathology: rashes and di...screte lesions. Rashes are sent for accurate pathological diagnosis, but lesions require in addition to confirmation of clinical diagnosis, the pathological assessment of prognostic factors and margins. This eChapter describes both approaches in detail, including biopsy techniques, and tips on how to read a pathologist’s report.
Trauma
eChapter  12
Added: 28/02/2013
Trauma to the female genital tract is unfortunately relatively common, and often occurs during childbirth. However, serious genital trauma may also occur during consensual or non-consensual sex or be ...self-induced or accidental in origin, with all injuries requiring significant skills to identify and treat appropriately. This eChapter is from the eBook The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, and describes the most common forms of trauma to female genitalia, including an extended discussion on the topic of female circumcision.
The Basics
eChapter  6
Added: 28/02/2013
This richly illustrated eChapter provides an overview of the anatomy, histology and microbiology of the female genital tract. Including sections on embryology, illustrated anatomy, histology, and the ...non-epithelial cells and hormone receptors of the vulva, the eChapter serves as an excellent primer or reference for both those wishing to refresh their knowledge of the female genital region, and those wishing to explore the other eChapters of the Vulva and Vaginal Manual.
The Oncologist’s Perspective
eChapter  3
Added: 28/02/2013
Although cancers of the vulva and vagina are uncommon, they are a particularly challenging disease to treat. Understanding the diagnosis and management of benign, pre-malignant and malignant pathologi...es is greatly enhanced when conducted in a collaborative manner with a gynaecologic oncologist, or with an understanding of the fundamentals of an oncological approach. To address this need, this eChapter provides an introductory review of the oncologists perspective towards the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the vulva and vagina.
Infections
eChapter  9
Added: 28/02/2013
This comprehensive eChapter provides an in-depth and wide ranging explication of the viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites that can cause infections of the vulva and vagina. Illustrated with copious ...high quality photographs, both rare and common infections are described, as well as tips for diagnosis and contemporary treatment pathways. This resource is suitable for any health professional providing clinical services in the areas of women’s health and paediatrics.

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