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Incidents and Reporting
Documentation is an essential component of aged care. Knowing what to document and when, as well as ensuring appropriate documentation in relation to incidents and health care errors is essential....
Legal Considerations When Nursing Older ...People - Part 2
Part two - This is a general session that will discuss the ever-present shadow of the law and its application when those in your care are old, frail and/or vulnerable....
Legal Considerations When Nursing Older ...People - Part 1
This is a general session that will discuss the ever-present shadow of the law and its application when those in your care are old, frail and/or vulnerable....
'Stressed Out' - Physical Responses to a... Harsh Environment
The physical experience of being incarcerated permanently or even temporarily in a correctional facility is likely to lead to adverse physical and psychological effects. How does a typical prison or c...orrectional environment, where isolation and sensory deprivation are commonplace, impact the body's stress response?
Smoking Cessation - How do Prisoners Qui...t Smoking?
The decline in smoking rates in the general public has not been replicated in the correctional setting. Furthermore, the experience of forced abstinence from cigarettes may be much more difficult in t...his environment. Most existing smoking cessation (SC) studies are quantitative and focus on smoking prevalence and/or the efficacy of behavioural or pharmacological interventions. This session will present a qualitative study that examined recently smoking prisoners engaged in a period of SC that was not necessarily of their choosing.
Make a Difference for Asthma and COPD - ...Suspect, Detect and Protect
Asthma and COPD are chronic disorders that occur more frequently in people in prisons compared than in the general population. In addition, the high number of prisoners who smoke, or were previously a...ble to, requires that these respiratory conditions are well understood. This session will review the nurse's role in screening, assessing, managing and providing patient education, including the correct use of inhaled medicines.