This interesting session showcases a Melbourne innovation that has the potential to dramatically improve the life of patients who have epilepsy. For nurses, it offers early warning signs that a sei...zure may be about to occur. Associate Professor David Grayden explains the research that is underway to develop this new technology and looks at how it will work in the field.
Access to the genetic code of a person is set to significantly change the way health care is delivered and will have a profound effect on health care provision and outcomes. Use this lecture by Dr...Sue Forrest to understand what this will mean for your nursing care and adapt the education you provide, your ethical decision-making and practice accordingly.
"She just won't eat!" Feeding a child with multiple allergies who refuses to eat can be a struggle for parents but usually there is a way around this. In this lecture, Michelle Meehan explains why...some children with allergies may refuse to eat and how you can assist parents to overcome this struggle.
Caring for sick neonates outside of the neonatal unit can be challenging and is different to caring for older infants and children. In this lecture, learn about the assessment and management of sic...k neonates outside of the neonatal unit. Equip yourself with the skills to care for babies who may have been discharged from hospital at a very early stage only to return back to your workplace with what may be a serious illness.
All businesses, large or small, require a structure in order to maximise the value of outputs. A range of different structures exist in Australia and nurses and midwives working in private practice... need to ensure that they comply with the rules that govern these. Use this lecture to understand the reasons why the structure of your business is important and which structure may be right for you.
Setting up your own business is also the beginning of your journey towards financial and commercial literacy. Rob Lockhart talks us through the fundamentals of managing business finances and the ma...ny rules rules surrounding the commercial aspects of handling money.
Have you ever driven home from work and worried that you forgot to document something important? Well rest assured, you're not alone. Anticipatory fear and anxiety are an occupational hazard of man...y health professionals. This interesting session by Heather Harris looks at what causes nurses and midwives to worry and how this can be managed.
What is a nurse's duty of care and what happens if there is a breach of this duty? In this lecture, listen to Linda Starr as she carefully explains the nursing duty of care and the elements that ne...ed to be proved in a negligence case.
Good policy should assist you to work within the safe limits of the Law. But what if this policy doesn't reflect expected standards of care and codes of conduct? Can and should you question it? In...this talk Linda Starr teaches us to think broadly about policy and legal issues that can occur in nursing practice.
A person with a mental illness may become aggressive towards you when they are afraid or frustrated. In this lecture, Kate Emond explains that there are ways for you to manage this fear and frustra...tion so that hostility doesn't escalate into verbal and physical abuse.
Dual diagnosis is not a rare phenomenon yet it remains under-recognised as services for mental illness and substance abuse may not always overlap. In this lecture Kate Emond explains what dual diag...nosis is and why it is problematic.
It can be nerving to ask someone whether they want to take their own life - how would you respond? In this lecture, Kate Emond shows us that we needn’t be afraid; it isn’t difficult to come up...with a management plan.
Depression is not a normal part of ageing... Asking an older person what they were like a year ago can assist you to assess for any mental illness. With older people being particularly prone to ser...ious levels of depression and/or anxiety, Kate Emond explains that you need to know about pre-morbid personality before any intervention can occur.
Hear from Kate Emond as she provides a snapshot of what depression is and the symptoms we need to look out for as nurses. With so much information now available on depression, it is important to so...urce reliable and up-to-date information where ever possible.
We know more about the phases of psychosis today than we did fifteen to twenty years ago, says Kate Emond. But the difficulty is this: with many psychotic disorders being diagnosed in young adults,... how can you distinguish between the normal changes that occur in adolescence and the changes you may see in a psychotic disorder?
Kate Emond sees the therapeutic relationship as the foundation for everything that nurses and midwives do. In this lecture she explores the meaning of this and encourages nurses to deliver it more...effectively in their nursing practice.
It is normal to feel anxious from time-to-time but when these feelings don't subside there may be something more sinister going on. Kate Emond examines the signs and symptoms of Generalised Anxiety... Disorders in this lecture which will assist you to help others to effectively manage their anxiety.
You need to use more than just your fundamental nursing assessment skills when assessing a person with a mental illness and in this lecture Kate Emond explains why. She will walk you through the me...ntal state examination, findings from which you can use to formulate an action plan for the care you provide.