Obesity has become a concerning and prevalent health problem in Australia and is an important risk factor in a woman's reproductive life. Various studies have found obesity has a detrimental effect... in several ways such as menstrual disturbance and infertility, as well as complications during pregnancy and childbirth. As Heather Harris explains, this also has significant implications on midwifery practice.
Men outrank women in death and major disability rates for all major diseases and whilst male health is considered important, it is not yet promoted well enough. This interesting session by Men's He...alth Nurse Practitioner Stuart Wilder, looks at the past, present and future of men's health in Australia. Learn about the key issues in men's health and why health promotion needs to occur across the lifespan.
When Heather Harris is called to help a mother to breastfeed she has three important questions to ask. She also tries to keep things simple, believing that breastfeeding is very much a learned skil...l and a process that is meant to work. This is a captivating session that gives us new insights into this important area of midwifery care.
Although working with an infant that has been exposed to family violence can be incredibly difficult, in this session Wendy Bunston tells us that from her experience this work is absolutely critica...l.
What are the flow-on effects of parental mental illness on young children? Hear from Lisa Bolger as she explores these effects and learn about the specific symptoms of serious mental illnesses affe...cting infants.
Delegation is not as simple as transferring aspects of patient care to another nurse or caregiver. In this session, hear from Linda Starr as she explains what you need to consider when either deleg...ating to someone else or accepting delegation from others.
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.
Sexual dysfunction is often linked to physical illness. In this lecture, hear from Kelwyn Browne as he explains how you can turn a man's concern about their sexual performance into a health promoti...on opportunity.
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.
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.
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?
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.