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The Feeding Development Framework
The Feeding Development Framework
Nursing Lecture
Added: 17/08/2016

During the first few weeks to months of life, feeding gradually changes from a reflexive to a learnt behaviour. The progression from reflexive to voluntary independent feeding occurs along a develo...pmental continuum and involves a complex interplay of events. The Feeding Development Framework developed at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne offers health professionals a structure for identifying developmental progress or feeding difficulties.

Allaying Parental Anxiety - Non-Critical Emergency Presentations
Allaying Parental Anxiety - Non-Critical... Emergency Presentations
Nursing Lecture
Added: 08/08/2016

Occasionally parents present their children as an emergency concern, when in fact the concern is not critical. These situations can cause a great deal of parental anxiety and are an area where nurs...es can make a big difference. This session looks at several case scenarios that present to nurses in paediatric situations.

Abdominal Pain - Not Always What it Seems
Abdominal Pain - Not Always What it Seem...s
Nursing Lecture
Added: 03/08/2016

When a child arrives in an emergency department or clinic with abdominal pain it often poses a conundrum for staff. This is because there are so many possible causes of the symptom. This interestin...g session looks at the problem from a nursing perspective and includes:

Paracetamol: Friend or Foe?
Paracetamol: Friend or Foe?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 01/08/2016

Routine use of paracetamol is widespread in the community and it is regularly promoted as being safe in school-aged children. It is a very useful medicine when used appropriately. However, there ar...e a number of associated risk factors that must be considered by nurses.

Childhood Stroke - Not to be Overlooked
Childhood Stroke - Not to be Overlooked
Nursing Lecture
Added: 29/07/2016

A large proportion of children who suffer from a stroke will be left with long-term problems, such as learning difficulties, physical disability and seizures. In addition, stroke is one of the top ...10 causes of death in children.

Pragmatic Language Skills in Children with Hearing Loss
Pragmatic Language Skills in Children wi...th Hearing Loss
Nursing Lecture
Added: 27/07/2016

Communication is an essential developmental goal. Children learn to speak at their own pace; however, hearing is critical to speech development.

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ADHD: Current Understanding and Management
ADHD: Current Understanding and Manageme...nt
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/07/2016

There is debate and controversy surrounding the use of medications for ADHD. In the US, one in 11 children is now diagnosed with the condition and many are medicated. Nurses caring for children wit...h ADHD are often faced with children who present with a physical problem or minor injury or fracture and need to know how to assist them and their families appropriately.

Factors that Relate to Aggression Perpetrated Against Nurses by Patients, Relatives and Staff
Factors that Relate to Aggression Perpet...rated Against Nurses by Patients, Relatives and Staff
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/07/2016

Disruptive clinician behaviour such as bullying, physical violence and more subtle behaviours such as withholding vital information or gossiping, can be highly destructive within a work environment.... What are some of the solutions to disarming and managing this behaviour?

Overcoming Fear of Conflict
Overcoming Fear of Conflict
Nursing Lecture
Added: 18/07/2016

Conflict is not always bad. It can encourage openness and honesty, innovation and change. However, despite this many people are afraid of engaging in conflictual situations.

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Future Trends in Orthopaedic Patient Management
Future Trends in Orthopaedic Patient Man...agement
Nursing Lecture
Added: 15/07/2016

What are the new and expected developments in orthopaedic surgery and patient management?

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Fracture Management: Traction and Spinal Fractures
Fracture Management: Traction and Spinal... Fractures
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/07/2016

This session considers traction (non adhesive skin traction and skeletal traction) and spinal fracture management (halo brace and spinal beds).

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Surgical Interventions for the Orthopaedic Patient
Surgical Interventions for the Orthopaed...ic Patient
Nursing Lecture
Added: 11/07/2016

In 2010 there were 35 996 hip replacements and 44 490 knee replacements performed In Australia. This session will focus on the joint reconstruction and arthroplasty procedures from pre-admission th...rough to rehabilitation systems.

Orthopaedic Surgical Nursing
Orthopaedic Surgical Nursing
Nursing Lecture
Added: 08/07/2016

Orthopaedic assessment is a specialised skill that is applicable in many areas of nursing.

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Low Trauma Fracture Management
Low Trauma Fracture Management
Nursing Lecture
Added: 04/07/2016

Every day more than 40 Australians sustain a hip fracture associated with osteoporosis. A year later, less than half of those original 40 people will be able to walk as well as they did before and ...6 or 7 will have died. This session will focus on the prevention and management of low trauma fractures of the hip, shoulder and spine.

Fasting and Diabetes
Fasting and Diabetes
Nursing Lecture
Added: 01/07/2016

In people with diabetes, fasting can often disrupt what may be normally well controlled blood glucose levels. The potential for hypoglycaemia is increased, which can often cause patient anxiety. Th...is session will update your knowledge of best practice in caring for a person with diabetes who is fasting.

Diabetes in the Older Adult - Overnight Management
Diabetes in the Older Adult - Overnight ...Management
Nursing Lecture
Added: 29/06/2016

This session will provide an update on the latest evidence surrounding modern diabetes management.

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Modern Medication for Diabetes
Modern Medication for Diabetes
Nursing Lecture
Added: 27/06/2016

This final session of the seminar is designed to refresh your knowledge of the modern medicines used in people who have diabetes. Gain confidence in your knowledge of these commonly used medicines ...and apply to your practice immediately.

“Dirty Blood?” An Evidence-Based Overview of Sepsis
“Dirty Blood?” An Evidence-Based Ove...rview of Sepsis
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/06/2016

Sepsis is a leading cause of death worldwide. It is a potentially life-threatening response to an infection that triggers a major inflammatory response within the body.

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HITTS: Could you Recognise it?
HITTS: Could you Recognise it?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 20/06/2016

Heparin is an important and widely used anticoagulant for the treatment and prevention of thromboembolic disorders. Nurses frequently administer it to medical and surgical patients. However, things... can go very wrong. This interesting case study will highlight a potentially fatal consequence of this medicine.

The Clotting Cascade: Understanding Coagulation
The Clotting Cascade: Understanding Coag...ulation
Nursing Lecture
Added: 17/06/2016

Coagulation is a very complex process which under normal circumstances results in the blood clotting. How does this actually happen and why is this so important? This interactive session will help ...you to understand the series of events that are fundamental to the body’s ability to clot.


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