The nature of surgical procedures today and the increasing co-morbidity of patients are just some of the impacts on surgical nursing practice. Sue Queurruel says that surgical patients are more co...mplex than ever, presenting unique challenges for nurses working in this speciality.
How you receive an income to support yourself must be identified before you do anything. However, many nurses are unclear how the 'pathway to income' occurs. This session looks at a range of fundin...g sources that may be of benefit to nurses working in private practice.
Who uses alcohol in our society, and who abuses it? We know about the effects on our physical and psychological health, but how can we address this with men over the age of forty-five?...
There is increasing research about the importance of sleep not only to our physical health but also our mental well being. In this lecture Dr Clare Anderson explains the normal changes in sleep tha...t occur due to advancing age. Learn about some of the key sleep concepts and why men and women sleep differently.
Stuart Wilder says that we probably don’t talk about erectile dysfunction enough, however it is a very significant issue for men and will become more of a concern in the future. Use this lecture...to enhance your understanding of erectile dysfunction and the role of nurses in the assessment, diagnosis and management of this condition. Learn how erectile dysfunction can mask underlying co-morbid conditions.
This session by Dr Mary Tolcos looks at recent research that directly implicates smoking in lasting epigenetic influences in the brain structures or function of future generations. The outcome is t...hat midwives need to know the true consequences of smoking in pregnancy.
Have you ever driven home from work and worried that you forgot to document something important? Well rest assured, you're not alone. Anticipatory fear and anxiety are an occupational hazard of man...y health professionals. This interesting session by Heather Harris looks at what causes nurses and midwives to worry and how this can be managed.
Is starting an exercise program during pregnancy safe? If so, what type of program is appropriate? In this session Liana Quach describes the benefits of practicing pilates during and after pregnanc...y. Learn about some common types of pilates exercises for pregnant women and how you can assist your client to choose the right class.
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.
Very few nurses may be educated in the art of professional communication despite effective communication being fundamental to nursing practice. In this lecture, Professor Margaret O'Connor discusse...s the principles of effective communication and provides some techniques and tools that you can use to deal with difficult conversations, including giving bad news at night.
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.
Does palliative care change at night? Is palliative care just terminal care? What is end-of-life care and how does it relate to palliative care? In this session, Professor Margaret O’Connor talks... about how we can support ‘dying well’ in acute, aged care and non-specialist palliative care environments.
What would indicate that you - or one of your night duty colleagues - might be affected by 'burnout' or depression? In this session, Michelle Orr talks about work stress and burnout amongst nurses.... Learn about the signs, causes and potential consequences of professional burnout.
How does mental illness impact on physical health? In this engaging session, hear from Michele Orr as she explores the relationship between mental illness and physical health concerns like obesity.... Learn about the indicators of good mental health and mental illness.
Family breakdown has led to increasing discussion over the rights of parents to shared access of their young children. The question of overnight stays with the non-custodial parent in these arrange...ments has raised concern of the needs of those under 3 years old. In this session, hear from Jennifer McIntosh as she explores the problems this can pose for the infant and how best to plan for shared arrangements.
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.
Working with parents and infants can be both challenging and rewarding for all involved. In this exceptional lecture, hear from Dr Julie Stone as she describes how we can meet an infant’s need fo...r compassion and generosity, and support parents in what can be a struggle to care for their children.