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.
There has never been a street drug quite like ice and meth. The physiological implications for health are stark. This session looks at the impact on the human body of ice and meth use....
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.
The experience of ice and methamphetamine use is life-changing and commonly results in addiction. The journey off the substance is complex but possible. This session looks at rehabilitation from th...e viewpoint of a person who has successfully withdrawn from ice and who has remained free from the drug for many years. It looks at the steps involved in withdrawal from ice use and the type of support a person is likely to need along this journey.
Some foods increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) whilst other may offer protection. CVD is characterised by a narrowing of the arteries and build up of plaque. Clearly, food is directly... linked to these changes.
It is well known that salt raises blood pressure. Certain fats also contribute to hyperlipidaemia and cardiovascular disease. This session reviews the mechanism of hypertension and looks at latest...evidence linking certain foods to this common disease.