Antibiotics have played a pivotal role in the control of infectious diseases, but this has come at a cost. Bacteria exposed to antibiotics quickly develop resistance due to their rapid multiplicati...on and the selection pressures imposed by antibiotic exposure. Organisms such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the cause of TB, are becoming increasingly resistant to standard antibiotic treatments. Antibiotic resistant bacteria have been identified by the World Health Organisation worldwide as one of the biggest threats to health in the 21st century.
This presentation examines the diagnosis of rashes that are infectious and reviews current best-practice for management....
This session will look at the assessment and management of fever in infants and young children....
Zoonoses are becoming recognised as increasingly important as they are found to be impacting on human health. Ebola virus, Australian bat Lyssa Virus, Hendra virus and Nipah virus have all infected... humans in recent years, with their primary source being animals. Humans have been colonised and infected with multi-resistant bacteria sourced from food chain animals and vegetables exposed to antibiotics. Pets are also known to carry MRSA and other multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria. This session focuses on the newly recognised importance of the role of animals in human disease and the concept of “One Health”.
Bacteria and viruses cause many different infectious diseases but they need to be diagnosed, managed and treated quite differently. This presentation will review these differences, how they impact...on the diagnosis and management of infections with these microbes. The different mechanisms available for prevention, management and control will also be presented.
In this session several case scenarios relating to different infectious diseases will be examined. You will find out the essential relationship between specific laboratory results and diagnosis and... treatment.
There are have been a range of potentially devastating infectious disease pandemics across the globe throughout history. Knowing about the past can guide us in the future. Knowledgeable health care... professionals (and the community) can be better armed to recognise the risks and implement controls. This presentation will consider infectious diseases from a microbiological perspective.
Many pharmacological agents are useful in treating sleep problems. However there are also a number of risks associated with these medications....
Meningococcal Disease is a severe but uncommon disease. The presentation of this disease may be easy to miss and the consequences fatal....
Effective communication is a highly valuable skill, particularly for nurse who works night duty. This interactive session will explore this ability further....
This comprehensive session covers the pathophysiology of pain; looking at the anatomy and physiology of the pain reflexes, receptors and pathways. Different types of pain will also be looked at, as... well as assessment methods and tools used to identify, locate and treat the patient's pain.
Diabetes at night - is it different to diabetes by day? ‘Nil by Mouth’ considerations; nocturnal incontinence; or falls due to poor eyesight may all affect a patient’s blood glucose level (BG...L) during the night.
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.
This lecture is part one 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 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....
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.
New developments in modern technology are rapidly transforming healthcare and are a part of life. Integrating new technology into your workplace can threaten non-digitally confident staff and creat...e problems and resistance to the change.
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.
VUCA - an acronym derived from US military activities in Iraq in the 1990s - refers to an environment where instability and unpredictability are the norm. Management leaders now talk about VUCA as...a concept affecting many workplaces today, not just the military. This session sheds light on the meaning of VUCA and why it is necessary to change the way you see management now and in the future.
The link between a harmonious workplace and effective staff is recruiting the right person for the right job. Whilst this is traditionally an HR role there is wisdom in involving all staff in the p...rocess to ensure the right staff mix.