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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, aka The Horrors, DTs or the Shakes
Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, aka The Hor...rors, DTs or the Shakes
Nursing Lecture
Added: 20/05/2016

The effects of heavy alcohol consumption may have an effect on the central nervous system (CNS). This session looks at this potentially lethal condition of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS), also k...nown as delirium tremens or the ‘DTs’.

More Than Just Cravings... Understanding Alcohol Use
More Than Just Cravings... Understanding... Alcohol Use
Nursing Lecture
Added: 18/05/2016

Understanding the effect that alcohol has on the body is enhanced by knowing exactly what happens to the whole person when removing alcohol takes place.

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Pathophysiology: Impact of Alcohol on Humans
Pathophysiology: Impact of Alcohol on Hu...mans
Nursing Lecture
Added: 16/05/2016

Why is it that, despite alcohol being high in kilojoules, it is poor in nutrition? Why does malnutrition exist alongside heavy drinking?

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Drunk In Love: Effects of Alcohol On Fertility
Drunk In Love: Effects of Alcohol On Fer...tility
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/05/2016

Despite the fact that alcohol is often used to facilitate social interaction and relaxation, it can have profound physiological impacts on sexual function. This session explores how alcohol affects... male and female sexual function.

Inherited Cancers and Genetic Counselling
Inherited Cancers and Genetic Counsellin...g
Nursing Lecture
Added: 11/05/2016

The current practice of genetic counselling is based on helping people to understand and adapt to medical, psychological and genetic contributions to disease.

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Fatty Liver Disease: Responsive or Risky Treatment
Fatty Liver Disease: Responsive or Risky... Treatment
Nursing Lecture
Added: 02/05/2016

Could you be at risk? Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease affects up to a third of the global population. Obesity is a strong risk factor for the development of this disease. Many people with this di...sease have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cirrhosis and liver-related death.

The Looming Crisis of Multi-Antibiotic and Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Bacteria - Part 1
The Looming Crisis of Multi-Antibiotic a...nd Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Bacteria - Part 1
Nursing Lecture
Added: 26/04/2016

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.

The Looming Crisis of Multi-Antibiotic and Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Bacteria - Part 2
The Looming Crisis of Multi-Antibiotic a...nd Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Bacteria - Part 2
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/04/2016

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.

Infectious Rashes in Children
Infectious Rashes in Children
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/04/2016

This presentation examines the diagnosis of rashes that are infectious and reviews current best-practice for management.

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The Challenge of Fever in Children
The Challenge of Fever in Children
Nursing Lecture
Added: 18/04/2016

This session will look at the assessment and management of fever in infants and young children.

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“One Health”: Why We Need to Know About Animal Health
“One Health”: Why We Need to Know Ab...out Animal Health
Nursing Lecture
Added: 15/04/2016

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”.

Is it a Bacterium or a Virus and Why Does it Matter?
Is it a Bacterium or a Virus and Why Doe...s it Matter?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/04/2016

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.

The Path Lab - Your New Best Friends
The Path Lab - Your New Best Friends
Nursing Lecture
Added: 11/04/2016

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.

History of Infectious Pandemics in the 21st Century
History of Infectious Pandemics in the 2...1st Century
Nursing Lecture
Added: 08/04/2016

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.

Treating Sleeping Problems with Medications
Treating Sleeping Problems with Medicati...ons
Nursing Lecture
Added: 06/04/2016

Many pharmacological agents are useful in treating sleep problems. However there are also a number of risks associated with these medications.

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Meningococcal Disease: More Than Spots and Dots
Meningococcal Disease: More Than Spots a...nd Dots
Nursing Lecture
Added: 01/04/2016

Meningococcal Disease is a severe but uncommon disease. The presentation of this disease may be easy to miss and the consequences fatal.

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Communicating at Night: Difficult Conversations to be Had?
Communicating at Night: Difficult Conver...sations to be Had?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 30/03/2016

Effective communication is a highly valuable skill, particularly for nurse who works night duty. This interactive session will explore this ability further.

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Pain Physiology and Management
Pain Physiology and Management
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/03/2016

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: The Highs and Lows
Diabetes at Night: The Highs and Lows
Nursing Lecture
Added: 23/03/2016

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.

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

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.


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