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.
As surgical units become busier and more complex than ever, how do we meet these challenges and keep up with the need to provide care for increasingly complex patients? What is old that can become...new again?
Setting up your own business is also the beginning of your journey towards financial and commercial literacy. Rob Lockhart talks us through the fundamentals of managing business finances and the ma...ny rules rules surrounding the commercial aspects of handling money.
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.