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 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.
Taurine and homocysteine are essential amino acids that regulate metabolism and function....
The most obvious function of the gastrointestinal system is to regulate the uptake of nutrients and our understanding of the role of this system expands each day. So what goes wrong in coeliac dise...ase?
In the ongoing debate over the impact of food on health, particularly in the development of chronic illnesses, evidence continues to build over the harmful effects of sugar. Do we have reason to co...ntinue to demonise fat or is sugar the new culprit?
There is an abundance of food now available in Australia. The production of food involves a range of people and places and is a major driver of our economy. This introductory session reviews how ou...r geography and climate impact not only our food choices but our health.
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.
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’.
The development of an understanding of infants’ communications has meant that no longer are we happy for babies to cry without response. The introduction of controlled crying as a settling techni...que has come under a lot of criticism, and the misuse of it has been seen as detrimental to infants’ emotional well-being. This presentation will look at understanding infants’ communication and responses based on infant mental health principles.
The role in understanding the experience of parents and infants in paediatric intensive care is a challenging one. More so is to understand the effect of this experience on the mind of the infant.<.../p>