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Communicating at Night: Difficult Conversations to be Had?
Communicating at Night: Difficult Conver...sations to be Had?
Nursing Lecture
Added: 20/06/2018

Effective communication is a highly valuable skill, particularly for nurse who works night duty. This interactive session will explore this ability further.

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Infants in NICU - Mental Health Considerations for Parents and Infant
Infants in NICU - Mental Health Consider...ations for Parents and Infant
Nursing Lecture
Added: 13/06/2018

The role in understanding the experience of parents and infants in paediatric intensive care is a challenging one. More so is to understand the effect of this experience on the mind of the infant.<.../p>

Hit that Vein: A Guide to Drawing Blood Correctly
Hit that Vein: A Guide to Drawing Blood ...Correctly
Nursing Lecture
Added: 30/05/2018

Venepuncture is the collection of blood from a vein. This practical session will arm you with tricks of the trade to improve your technique of this tough skill to master.

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Pain Physiology and Management
Pain Physiology and Management
Nursing Lecture
Added: 23/05/2018

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.

"For Crying Out Loud!": The Fussy Baby, Irritability and Controlled Crying
"For Crying Out Loud!": The Fussy Baby, ...Irritability and Controlled Crying
Nursing Lecture
Added: 16/05/2018

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.

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, aka The Horrors, DTs or the Shakes
Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, aka The Hor...rors, DTs or the Shakes
Nursing Lecture
Added: 09/05/2018

The effects of heavy alcohol consumption may have an effect on the central nervous system (CNS). This session looks at this potentially lethal condition of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS), also k...nown as delirium tremens or the ‘DTs’.

Abdominal Pain - Not Always What it Seems
Abdominal Pain - Not Always What it Seem...s
Nursing Lecture
Added: 02/05/2018

When a child arrives in an emergency department or clinic with abdominal pain it often poses a conundrum for staff. This is because there are so many possible causes of the symptom. This interestin...g session looks at the problem from a nursing perspective and includes:

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA)
Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and ...Ambiguity (VUCA)
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/04/2018

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.

The Relationship Between Amino Acids and Atherosclerosis
The Relationship Between Amino Acids and... Atherosclerosis
Nursing Lecture
Added: 28/02/2018

Taurine and homocysteine are essential amino acids that regulate metabolism and function.

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As Cool as a Cucumber - Dealing with Conflict Comfortably
As Cool as a Cucumber - Dealing with Con...flict Comfortably
Nursing Lecture
Added: 14/02/2018
Have you ever felt like crawling into a cupboard when a team member has belittled or intimidated other members of your team? This antisocial behaviour is both disruptive and destructive. Conflict is s...tressful and damages health.
“What is this Stuff?” Prescribing to Challenging Patients
“What is this Stuff?” Prescribing to... Challenging Patients
Nursing Lecture
Added: 07/02/2018
Occasionally prescribers will encounter patients who, for a variety of reasons, do not adhere to or will challenge their medicine regime. This session unpacks some of the reasons this occurs and offer...s strategies and solutions.
The Physiology of ECT - Part 4 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 4 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 19/06/2017

This is part 4 of a 4-part series.

ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means... of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.

The Physiology of ECT - Part 3 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 3 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 12/06/2017

This is part 3 of a 4-part series.

ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means... of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.

The Physiology of ECT - Part 2 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 2 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 05/06/2017

This is part 2 of a 4-part series.

ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means... of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.

The Physiology of ECT - Part 1 of 4
The Physiology of ECT - Part 1 of 4
Nursing Lecture
Added: 30/05/2017

This is part 1 of a 4-part series.

ECT induces a controlled seizure in a person by passing electricity through the brain. Although fraught with controversy, this can be a very effective means... of breaking the depressive cycle and even saving life. This session looks at the types of ECT, the known underlying physiology, how it is believed to work and its indication for use.

ECT Side Effects and Other 'Nasties'
ECT Side Effects and Other 'Nasties'
Nursing Lecture
Added: 22/05/2017

There is much discussion about the side effects of ECT and whether these outweigh the benefits. This lecture will look at the major side effects and potential adverse events concerned with the prov...ision of ECT (with a special focus on memory loss), treatments and nursing care with ECT treatment.

Treatments - Including the Nurse's Toolbox
Treatments - Including the Nurse's Toolb...ox
Nursing Lecture
Added: 15/05/2017

Most mental health disorders respond well to treatments and failing to treat people can be an injustice. This session looks at common types of treatments and their relative use. It also explores th...e role of nurses in implementing care no matter where they work.

Dealing With the Reality of Psychosis
Dealing With the Reality of Psychosis
Nursing Lecture
Added: 08/05/2017

Psychosis is a very debilitating state involving huge human cost and suffering. This session looks at the phenomenon of psychosis and discusses appropriate professional responses for care and manag...ement.

Bipolar Disorder - A Serious Mental Health Disorder
Bipolar Disorder - A Serious Mental Heal...th Disorder
Nursing Lecture
Added: 01/05/2017

Bipolar disorders impact the lives of many people in today’s society. However, there are many myths that surround the condition. This introductory session looks at facts that nurses need to know ...in order to care for those with these disorders.

ECT – Historical Context, Stigmas and Myths
ECT – Historical Context, Stigmas and ...Myths
Nursing Lecture
Added: 28/04/2017

There are many emotional stigmas as well as myths associated with the use of ECT. This session will look at some of these and clarify points of concern.

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