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.
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.
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.
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?...
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.
Delegation is not as simple as transferring aspects of patient care to another nurse or caregiver. In this session, hear from Linda Starr as she explains what you need to consider when either deleg...ating to someone else or accepting delegation from others.
What is a nurse's duty of care and what happens if there is a breach of this duty? In this lecture, listen to Linda Starr as she carefully explains the nursing duty of care and the elements that ne...ed to be proved in a negligence case.
Good policy should assist you to work within the safe limits of the Law. But what if this policy doesn't reflect expected standards of care and codes of conduct? Can and should you question it? In...this talk Linda Starr teaches us to think broadly about policy and legal issues that can occur in nursing practice.
A person with a mental illness may become aggressive towards you when they are afraid or frustrated. In this lecture, Kate Emond explains that there are ways for you to manage this fear and frustra...tion so that hostility doesn't escalate into verbal and physical abuse.
Dual diagnosis is not a rare phenomenon yet it remains under-recognised as services for mental illness and substance abuse may not always overlap. In this lecture Kate Emond explains what dual diag...nosis is and why it is problematic.
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.
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.
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.