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Aligning Prevention of Infectious Disease with a Person's Culture
Aligning Prevention of Infectious Diseas...e with a Person's Culture
Nursing Lecture
Added: 26/09/2018
In order to reduce the prevalence of infectious disease, it is essential to understand the cultural practices of any given community. This session looks at the relationship between cultural practices ...and disease prevention.
A Self Care Approach to Building Personal Resilience
A Self Care Approach to Building Persona...l Resilience
Nursing Lecture
Added: 19/09/2018
If we cannot be resilient personally how can we be resilient in the work setting? Increasing personal resilience is a strategy for surviving and thriving in the face of workplace adversity. This final... session will explore:
Maintaining Healthy Diets when Allergy Exists
Maintaining Healthy Diets when Allergy E...xists
Nursing Lecture
Added: 12/09/2018

Over recent years there has been a significant increase in the prevalence of childhood food allergy in Australia. This presents a challenge to health professionals working with families of young ch...ildren who may be on strictly controlled foods. As a result, this has the potential to impede long term good eating habits and cause incongruous behaviours associated with food.

Resilience in the Face of Chronic Illness
Resilience in the Face of Chronic Illnes...s
Nursing Lecture
Added: 05/09/2018
The diagnosis of any chronic progressive illness can be a traumatic experience. People wonder how they will be able to cope and health care professionals wonder how they can help those so affected. Al...though resilience is commonly associated with coping with trauma, catastrophic events, or personal tragedy, increasing attention is being paid to resilience in response to chronic illness. This session reflects on:
Breast Feeding - Is Part Time Good Enough?
Breast Feeding - Is Part Time Good Enoug...h?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 29/08/2018

Extended breastfeeding has demonstrated beneficial effects on an infant across a range of parameters. However, for a range of reasons full time breastfeeding may not be an option for some women. La...test research shows that even some breastfeeding after three months can be almost as beneficial in terms of protecting the infant from disease as full breastfeeding.

Promoting Resilience in Patients
Promoting Resilience in Patients
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/08/2018
When a person becomes a ‘patient’ there is a shift in the locus of control from person to practitioner. This can cause a profound sense of vulnerability at a time when a person is unwell. People r...espond to this situation in different ways. This session looks at the evidence for nurses to promote resilience in patient and includes:
Overcoming Fear of Conflict
Overcoming Fear of Conflict
Nursing Lecture
Added: 15/08/2018

Conflict is not always bad. It can encourage openness and honesty, innovation and change. However, despite this many people are afraid of engaging in conflictual situations.

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Blood-borne Pathogens: Understanding the Risks
Blood-borne Pathogens: Understanding the... Risks
Nursing Lecture
Added: 08/08/2018

Despite a greater knowledge of hazards and risk management, health care workers continue to be exposed to blood and bodily fluids through needlestick injuries and other exposure incidents.

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Alcohol Related Neuropathy
Alcohol Related Neuropathy
Nursing Lecture
Added: 01/08/2018

The toxic effect of alcohol can even extend to damaging nerve tissue. People who have consumed heavy amounts of alcohol over a number of years may start to feel pain and tingling in their lower lim...bs. This is known as alcoholic neuropathy.

Shard, Meth, Crystal - What Is It?
Shard, Meth, Crystal - What Is It?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/07/2018

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.

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Pathophysiology: Impact of Alcohol on Humans
Pathophysiology: Impact of Alcohol on Hu...mans
Nursing Lecture
Added: 18/07/2018

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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Hit that Vein: A Guide to Drawing Blood Correctly
Hit that Vein: A Guide to Drawing Blood ...Correctly
Nursing Lecture
Added: 30/05/2018

Venepuncture is the collection of blood from a vein. This practical session will arm you with tricks of the trade to improve your technique of this tough skill to master.

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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: 09/05/2018

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’.

Abdominal Pain - Not Always What it Seems
Abdominal Pain - Not Always What it Seem...s
Nursing Lecture
Added: 02/05/2018

When a child arrives in an emergency department or clinic with abdominal pain it often poses a conundrum for staff. This is because there are so many possible causes of the symptom. This interestin...g session looks at the problem from a nursing perspective and includes:

“What is this Stuff?” Prescribing to Challenging Patients
“What is this Stuff?” Prescribing to... Challenging Patients
Nursing Lecture
Added: 07/02/2018
Occasionally prescribers will encounter patients who, for a variety of reasons, do not adhere to or will challenge their medicine regime. This session unpacks some of the reasons this occurs and offer...s strategies and solutions.
The Physiology of ECT - Part 4 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 4 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 19/06/2017

This is part 4 of a 4-part series.

ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means... of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.

The Physiology of ECT - Part 3 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 3 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 12/06/2017

This is part 3 of a 4-part series.

ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means... of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.

The Physiology of ECT - Part 2 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 2 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 05/06/2017

This is part 2 of a 4-part series.

ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means... of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.

The Physiology of ECT - Part 1 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 1 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 30/05/2017

This is part 1 of a 4-part series.

ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means... of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.

ECT Side Effects and Other 'Nasties'
ECT Side Effects and Other 'Nasties'
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/05/2017

There is much discussion about the side effects of ECT and whether these outweigh the benefits. This lecture will look at the major side effects and potential adverse events concerned with the prov...ision of ECT (with a special focus on memory loss), treatments and nursing care with ECT treatment.


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