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The Physiology of ECT - Part 2 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 2 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 24/03/2017

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.

ECT Side Effects and Other 'Nasties'
ECT Side Effects and Other 'Nasties'
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/03/2017

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.

The Physiology of ECT - Part 1 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 1 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 20/03/2017

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 – Historical Context, Stigmas and Myths
ECT – Historical Context, Stigmas and ...Myths
Nursing Lecture
Added: 17/03/2017

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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Treatments - Including the Nurse's Toolbox
Treatments - Including the Nurse's Toolb...ox
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/03/2017

Most mental health disorders respond well to treatments and failing to treat people can be an injustice. This session looks at common types of treatments and their relative use. It also explores th...e role of nurses in implementing care no matter where they work.

Dealing With the Reality of Psychosis
Dealing With the Reality of Psychosis
Nursing Lecture
Added: 10/03/2017

Psychosis is a very debilitating state involving huge human cost and suffering. This session looks at the phenomenon of psychosis and discusses appropriate professional responses for care and manag...ement.

Bipolar Disorder - A Serious Mental Health Disorder
Bipolar Disorder - A Serious Mental Heal...th Disorder
Nursing Lecture
Added: 08/03/2017

Bipolar disorders impact the lives of many people in today’s society. However, there are many myths that surround the condition. This introductory session looks at facts that nurses need to know ...in order to care for those with these disorders.

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.

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