Cancer is a health priority that affects a large number people in Australia and worldwide. Increasingly many will survive or live for extensive periods despite the mortality that is often associate...d with the disease. What will this mean to nurses roles and practice in the future? Will cancer care only be delivered by specialist nurses or will more be expected of nurses in community/primary care? This session looks at the challenges that cancer care into the future poses for nurses.
Targeted therapies are used to treat many kinds of diseases. In this session, we will focus on their use to treat cancer. In the past, only a few cancers could be treated with targeted therapy, but... now these drugs are used to treat many different types of cancer.
Immunotherapy is treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s immune system to fight cancer....
This short session will provide an overview of the different types of therapies now available. Some of these therapies will be explored in more detail in following lectures....
How will you protect your company, families and employees during a crisis? Health and aged care are possibly the most issues rich sectors in which to manage a successful organisation. The stakehold...er landscape is complex; the public scrutiny extreme; business failure has an immediate impact on lives.
Marketing aged care services is a complex extension of a good business model, yet fraught with risk and requires special skills and attention....
This session looks at the steps necessary to ensure successful bed licence/community care place approvals....
Currently Aged Care Managers and the general workforce are swamped in assessing many complex and individual physical, emotional, social and environmental factors affecting residents’ health and w...ell being. Now the Government has challenged the industry with introducing new systems or methods which provide legal, moral, ethical and personal choice evidence for each resident or home care recipient.
This lecture will review several Coroner’s cases relating to aged care. Specifically, it will look at what went wrong and how a sequence of events eventually lead to the untoward event....
There is a well known test for the way employees have been disciplined, including having their employment terminated, that is referred to as “has the employee been given a fair go all round?”...p>
This session discusses the influence of prior trauma experiences on client-carer relationships in aged care settings, with a particular focus on war-related trauma. Findings from a study on Holocau...st survivors in aged care settings are presented and implications for best practice in aged care are outlined.
Public awareness of gluten intolerance has increased in recent years, yet coeliac disease - affecting 1 in 70 Australians - remains under diagnosed. In this Nursing Lecture, Dr. Jason Tye-Din descr...ibes the causes, presentation and diagnosis of coeliac disease and provides advice on management.l
Nocturnal Enuresis, or incontinence at night, is more prevalent than we may think, and it is a problem for people across the entire lifespan - not just the very young and old. In this revealing nur...sing lecture, Norah Bostock explains the causes of this dysfunction, discusses the practical and psychosocial impacts on the indvidual, and provides some sensible advice on management.
How will nurses be educated to work with new technologies in the future? How will ongoing competence be assured in a digital era? Dr Ian McGrath says that now that technology permeates most aspect...s of nursing care, nurses need to be adequately prepared to manage future developments and develop new technologies.
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.
Sue Querruel says that acute pain management for surgical patients who experience chronic pain can be a challenge for many nurses. In this session, learn about the treatment and best practice nursi...ng assessment that will enable you to tackle this challenge head on.
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.