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Suicide and Self Harm
Suicide and Self Harm
Nursing Lecture
Added: 28/07/2014

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.

Mental Illness in the Elderly
Mental Illness in the Elderly
Nursing Lecture
Added: 23/07/2014

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.

Depression
Depression
Nursing Lecture
Added: 27/06/2014

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.

Establishing and Sustaining the Therapeutic Relationship
Establishing and Sustaining the Therapeu...tic Relationship
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/06/2014

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.

Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Bi-polar Disorder
Psychosis, Schizophrenia and Bi-polar Di...sorder
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/06/2014

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?

Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Anxiety and Panic Disorders
Nursing Lecture
Added: 23/06/2014

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.

Assessing, Coping and Managing
Assessing, Coping and Managing
Nursing Lecture
Added: 20/06/2014

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.

Smoke and Mirrors and Pretence – Maximising Realism in Simulation
Smoke and Mirrors and Pretence – Maxim...ising Realism in Simulation
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/06/2014

At some point during a simulation scenario your participants will need to 'make believe' because no matter how hard you try, you can't simulate everything.

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Multiple Medications - Multiple Risks
Multiple Medications - Multiple Risks
Nursing Lecture
Added: 28/05/2014

People with comorbid conditions will often require treatment with more than one medication. This creates the potential for the administration of medications that are contraindicated.

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Fetal Brain Impairment: A Long Term Medical Health Risk
Fetal Brain Impairment: A Long Term Medi...cal Health Risk
Nursing Lecture
Added: 20/05/2014

Impairment of fetal brain development can have lasting negative effects into adolescence, and adulthood.

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Advances in Investigating Neurodegeneration in Huntington's Disease Using MRI
Advances in Investigating Neurodegenerat...ion in Huntington's Disease Using MRI
Nursing Lecture
Added: 19/05/2014

There have been significant advances in the investigation of neurodegeneration in Huntington's disease (HD) using Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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Making a Difference Choices and Challenges
Making a Difference Choices and Challeng...es
Nursing Lecture
Added: 29/06/2012
Improvements in anaesthetics, surgical techniques and nursing care now mean that over 50% of all surgery performed in Australia is undertaken on a day case basis. This presents some unique challenges ...and risks for the perioperative and postoperative nurse. In this lecture, Lynn Murray explores new challenges emerging in surgical nursing and the complexities of caring for the high-risk surgical candidate and the often murky issue of consent.
Chronic Illness: Counselling Tips
Chronic Illness: Counselling Tips
Nursing Lecture
Added: 26/06/2012
Sometimes, many of those in our care simply need to talk, and although formal counselling sessions are very effective in clarifying a persons concerns and goals, there are many occasions where qualifi...ed counsellors are not available to help ease the person’s concerns. Nurses are unique amongst the healthcare professions in that they are frequently presented with opportunities to initiate informal counselling sessions with those in their care and their significant others. However, informal sessions still require appropriate techniques and structures in order for them to be effective, and this lecture explores these issues and provides guidance to achieving good outcomes from such small, informal counselling sessions.
Chronic Illness: Is Depression Inevitable?
Chronic Illness: Is Depression Inevitabl...e?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 26/06/2012
Having a chronic illness can be a disturbing and even an isolating experience that impacts adversely on the person’s quality of life. Depression can emerge through changes such as a new and unavoida...ble dependence on others and is common in those with chronic illness. This lecture provides guidelines on the differential assessment of sadness and depression in the chronically ill and reviews effective intervention strategies.
Disruptive and Challenging Behaviour
Disruptive and Challenging Behaviour
Nursing Lecture
Added: 09/02/2012
Occasionally, an older person may present to an acute care facility with highly disruptive and challenging behaviours. Irrespective of whether their cognitive impairment is acute or chronic in nature,... an understanding of the various behavioural mediators that can trigger wandering, shouting, screaming and the like – is an essential cornerstone of the assessment process. This lecture examines a wide range of assessment issues and explores means by which the likelihood of challenging behaviours can be significantly reduced.
Pressure Sores: Preventing the Preventable
Pressure Sores: Preventing the Preventab...le
Nursing Lecture
Added: 09/02/2012
Pressure sores are preventable adverse events that occur in 15 to 20% of all patients admitted to hospitals in Australia. They cost the healthcare system over $300 million per annum, and just one ind...ividual stage four pressure sore can cost over $60 000 to treat. This lecture explores a number of issues related to pressure sores and their treatment, but places particular emphasis on preventative measure that all nurses cam incorporate into the care of their patients.

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