Zoonoses are becoming recognised as increasingly important as they are found to be impacting on human health. Ebola virus, Australian bat Lyssa Virus, Hendra virus and Nipah virus have all infected... humans in recent years, with their primary source being animals. Humans have been colonised and infected with multi-resistant bacteria sourced from food chain animals and vegetables exposed to antibiotics. Pets are also known to carry MRSA and other multi-antibiotic resistant bacteria. This session focuses on the newly recognised importance of the role of animals in human disease and the concept of “One Health”.
Bacteria and viruses cause many different infectious diseases but they need to be diagnosed, managed and treated quite differently. This presentation will review these differences, how they impact...on the diagnosis and management of infections with these microbes. The different mechanisms available for prevention, management and control will also be presented.
In this session several case scenarios relating to different infectious diseases will be examined. You will find out the essential relationship between specific laboratory results and diagnosis and... treatment.
There are have been a range of potentially devastating infectious disease pandemics across the globe throughout history. Knowing about the past can guide us in the future. Knowledgeable health care... professionals (and the community) can be better armed to recognise the risks and implement controls. This presentation will consider infectious diseases from a microbiological perspective.
Effective communication is a highly valuable skill, particularly for nurse who works night duty. This interactive session will explore this ability further....
This comprehensive session covers the pathophysiology of pain; looking at the anatomy and physiology of the pain reflexes, receptors and pathways. Different types of pain will also be looked at, as... well as assessment methods and tools used to identify, locate and treat the patient's pain.
Diabetes at night - is it different to diabetes by day? ‘Nil by Mouth’ considerations; nocturnal incontinence; or falls due to poor eyesight may all affect a patient’s blood glucose level (BG...L) during the night.
This lecture is part two of a two-part series. This special legal session looks at your management culpability when only insufficiently experienced or unfamiliar staff are working on a busy shift i...n your unit. There may be all sorts of reasons why you find yourself under-resourced for the level of acuity of patients. However, this causes a risk situation that you have to manage.
This lecture is part one of a two-part series. This special legal session looks at your management culpability when only insufficiently experienced or unfamiliar staff are working on a busy shift i...n your unit. There may be all sorts of reasons why you find yourself under-resourced for the level of acuity of patients. However, this causes a risk situation that you have to manage.
Class actions are a special type of lawsuit that require multiple people. A brief overview of class actions will be discussed, as well as some examples of cases....
As part of your management responsibilities, it is important that you are across current legal trends as they relate to the provision of care and staff. This session will review several recent case...s that involved management decisions. It will demonstrate the importance of ensuring you systematically follow a logical course of action should an untoward event occur on your watch.
New developments in modern technology are rapidly transforming healthcare and are a part of life. Integrating new technology into your workplace can threaten non-digitally confident staff and creat...e problems and resistance to the change.
The ability to plan long-term whilst maximising performance is a must for managers. Learning to think strategically will help managers map out the the road to success whilst building analytical and... team planning skills.
VUCA - an acronym derived from US military activities in Iraq in the 1990s - refers to an environment where instability and unpredictability are the norm. Management leaders now talk about VUCA as...a concept affecting many workplaces today, not just the military. This session sheds light on the meaning of VUCA and why it is necessary to change the way you see management now and in the future.
There has never been a street drug quite like ice and meth. The physiological implications for health are stark. This session looks at the impact on the human body of ice and meth use....
The normalisation of ice and methamphetamine use in society can create a sense of denial about the significant risks of drug-taking. Some people may only take the drugs occasionally and tell others... that it does no harm. This session considers these myths and looks at how denial influences recovery.
Taurine and homocysteine are essential amino acids that regulate metabolism and function....
The Ann Morgan Prize is offered annually, by the Victorian Branch of the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health in honour of Dr Ann Morgan a pioneer and brilliant clinician in this field....It is an invited story in any format of some clinical work with an infant. This prize-winning essay is a description of the work with an anxious mother of a baby who refused to eat and her struggle to see her baby in a positive light.
The development of an understanding of infants’ communications has meant that no longer are we happy for babies to cry without response. The introduction of controlled crying as a settling techni...que has come under a lot of criticism, and the misuse of it has been seen as detrimental to infants’ emotional well-being. This presentation will look at understanding infants’ communication and responses based on infant mental health principles.
There are many writers and researchers in the field of infant mental health and much can be found to be of relevance in daily clinical nursing practice. Using a case example, Michele will discuss h...ow to incorporate concepts of infant mental health into practice that does not involve ‘just making a mental health assessment’.