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ECT – Historical Context, Stigmas and Myths
ECT – Historical Context, Stigmas and ...Myths
Nursing Lecture
Added: 28/04/2017

There are many emotional stigmas as well as myths associated with the use of ECT. This session will look at some of these and clarify points of concern.

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Incidents and Reporting
Incidents and Reporting
Nursing Lecture
Added: 24/02/2017
Documentation is an essential component of aged care. Knowing what to document and when, as well as ensuring appropriate documentation in relation to incidents and health care errors is essential....
Legal Considerations When Nursing Older People - Part 2
Legal Considerations When Nursing Older ...People - Part 2
Nursing Lecture
Added: 20/02/2017
Part two - This is a general session that will discuss the ever-present shadow of the law and its application when those in your care are old, frail and/or vulnerable....
Legal Considerations When Nursing Older People - Part 1
Legal Considerations When Nursing Older ...People - Part 1
Nursing Lecture
Added: 17/02/2017
This is a general session that will discuss the ever-present shadow of the law and its application when those in your care are old, frail and/or vulnerable....
Commonly Used Diabetes Medications
Commonly Used Diabetes Medications
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/02/2017
This final session of the seminar is designed to refresh your knowledge of the modern medicines used in people who have diabetes. Gain confidence in your knowledge of these commonly used medicines and... apply to your practice immediately.
Fasting Considerations for People With Diabetes
Fasting Considerations for People With D...iabetes
Nursing Lecture
Added: 10/02/2017
In people with diabetes, fasting can often disrupt what may be normally well controlled blood glucose levels. The potential for hypoglycemia is increased, which can often cause patient anxiety. This s...ession will update your knowledge of best practice in caring for a person with diabetes who is fasting.
Modern Diabetes Management
Modern Diabetes Management
Nursing Lecture
Added: 09/02/2017
This session will provide an update on the latest evidence surrounding modern diabetes management....
The Theatre of Risk - Malignant Hyperthermia and Difficult Airway Management
The Theatre of Risk - Malignant Hyperthe...rmia and Difficult Airway Management
Nursing Lecture
Added: 08/02/2017
Complications arising from anaesthesia or surgical intervention can lead to devastating consequences for a patient and may even be fatal. This afternoon session will look at a range of case scenarios ...where harm has occurred due to surgical intervention. It will include what to do if an untoward event occurs during your line of duty.
The Theatre of Risk - Anaphylaxis, Massive Blood Loss and Haemostasis
The Theatre of Risk - Anaphylaxis, Massi...ve Blood Loss and Haemostasis
Nursing Lecture
Added: 07/02/2017
Complications arising from anaesthesia or surgical intervention can lead to devastating consequences for a patient and may even be fatal. This afternoon session will look at a range of case scenarios ...where harm has occurred due to surgical intervention. It will include what to do if an untoward event occurs during your line of duty.
The Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) - Part 2
The Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) - ...Part 2
Nursing Lecture
Added: 06/02/2017
Part Two - The Post Anaesthetic Care Unit is a high dependency unit, caring for patients who have been impacted by surgical manipulation and the use of anaesthetic agents (it used to be called 'Recove...ry Room'). Typically it is an area adjacent to the operating room where patients who have had surgery are taken for intensive nursing observation and care while recovering from the anaesthetic. There are many high-alert situations that can occur at this time; therefore the skills, clinical reasoning abilities and actions of nurses in this area are of paramount importance.
The Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) - Part 1
The Post-Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) - ...Part 1
Nursing Lecture
Added: 03/02/2017
The Post Anaesthetic Care Unit is a high dependency unit, caring for patients who have been impacted by surgical manipulation and the use of anaesthetic agents (it used to be called 'Recovery Room'). ...Typically it is an area adjacent to the operating room where patients who have had surgery are taken for intensive nursing observation and care while recovering from the anaesthetic. There are many high-alert situations that can occur at this time; therefore the skills, clinical reasoning abilities and actions of nurses in this area are of paramount importance.
Intraoperative Considerations - Positioning and Equipment
Intraoperative Considerations - Position...ing and Equipment
Nursing Lecture
Added: 02/02/2017
During any surgical procedure, there are essential rules that must be followed to allay risk and prevent surgical mishaps. As mentioned yesterday, scrupulously maintaining an aseptic environment is an... example of this. In this session you will consider other critical aspects of maintaining a safe environment of care.
Anaesthetic Machines and Airway Management
Anaesthetic Machines and Airway Manageme...nt
Nursing Lecture
Added: 01/02/2017
This session will bring you up to date on the use of modern anaesthetics, including a review of the anaesthetic machine - the vital tool in maintaining a patient's physiological status throughout a pr...ocedure.
Infection Prevention and Aseptic Technique
Infection Prevention and Aseptic Techniq...ue
Nursing Lecture
Added: 31/01/2017
The principles of infection control and aseptic technique have been taught to us since the early stages of our nursing career and are, without doubt, a critical aspect of all that we do. Within the pe...rioperative environment, however, there are specific conditions we must abide by in order to ensure infection prevention is scrupulously maintained. There will be an exploration of the ACORN Standard Statements for Infection Prevention and Aseptic Technique focusing on the specific requirements in the operating theatre, such as correct theatre attire and management of traffic flow.
Defining the Perioperative Nurse - A Rapidly Evolving Profession
Defining the Perioperative Nurse - A Rap...idly Evolving Profession
Nursing Lecture
Added: 30/01/2017
Perioperative nursing has evolved into a highly specialised area that has encompassed many changes in its environment of care. This follows a global trend that reflects a continual expansion in nurses...' scope of practice. This introductory session looks at the changes that are occurring in the perioperative nursing landscape in relation to the current ACORN role descriptions. It will consider what this means for nurses who are working in larger complex facilities as well those who are employed in smaller settings. This includes the introduction of advanced practice roles. By understanding these new positions you will be able to gain insight into the already-identified complexities of care.
Physical Assessment Skills that Could Save a Life - Cardiovascular System
Physical Assessment Skills that Could Sa...ve a Life - Cardiovascular System
Nursing Lecture
Added: 26/01/2017
Observations made by Enrolled Nurses can be lifesaving. This session reviews important assessment considerations in relation to a patient’s cardiovascular system. Refresh your assessment skills toda...y!
What's in it for Me? Supporting Family Carers
What's in it for Me? Supporting Family C...arers
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/01/2017
When your main focus is the client, the family carers’ concerns can fade into the background....
Physical Assessment Skills that Could Save a Life - Respiratory System
Physical Assessment Skills that Could Sa...ve a Life - Respiratory System
Nursing Lecture
Added: 24/01/2017
The respiratory system is often thought of as a difficult system to assess. Yet understanding how to recognise when things are going wrong can have a huge impact on patient outcomes. This session will... cover some basic concepts relating to the respiratory system and improve your confidence when performing a respiratory assessment.
What to do When People Worry About Being Sick
What to do When People Worry About Being... Sick
Nursing Lecture
Added: 23/01/2017
At a time when a person needs all the strength they can muster to get fit and well again, they may find they are held back by a deep sense of worry and loss of control over their life. They may have a... condition which will never heal and which causes them to live in a perpetual state of anticipatory fear.
Promoting Nutrition in the Elderly
Promoting Nutrition in the Elderly
Nursing Lecture
Added: 20/01/2017
Malnutrition is a major health problem known to exacerbate chronic illness and increase morbidity and mortality in older people. What practical strategies can you use to prevent malnutrition in your p...atients?

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