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Feb 20 - 22, 2019 | CME 40.00 | AUD $3100 | Ivanhoe, Victoria
Focused Cardiac Ultrasound - 3 Day POCUS Course is organized by Zedu Ultrasound Training Solutions (UTS) and will be held from Feb 20 - 22, 2019 at Zedu Ultrasound Training Solutions, Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia. Course Description: This immersive program gives you three days of practical hands-on learning on the application of ultrasound when assessing the heart and chest in the critical care setting. Specifically designed for the physician who wants to learn echocardiography as an extension of the physical examination, this course meets ASUM CCPU requirements for Basic Echocardiography in Life Support and Rapid Cardiac Echocardiography units. Course Accreditation: ACEM | This workshop is recognised by the ACEM ED Ultrasound Subcommittee as complying with ACEM ultrasound guidelines and policies for Echocardiography in Life Support and is accredited for 24 hours within the continuing professional development program ACRRM | 30 PRPD & 30 Radiology MOPS. Grant eligible Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Surgery, Obstetrics RACGP | Activity Number: 82247, 40 Category 1 points. Eligible for Procedural and Training Grants Course Objectives: • Modify ultrasound system controls to attain basic practical proficiency in image optimisation to facilitate accurate diagnosis • Demonstrate basic practical proficiency in performing and interpreting the goal directed basic echo examination (4 basic views) • Translate the ultrasound finding to diagnose, differentiate and manage the principal acute cardiovascular and respiratory syndromes: ○ Cardiac tamponade syndromes (pericardial and non-pericardial) ○ Reduced preload and preload responsiveness parameters ○ Left and right ventricular contractility, dimensions and interactions ○ Echocardiographic evidence for pulmonary emboli ○ Significant valvular abnormalities with clinical and haemodynamic significance ○ Hypoxia and respiratory failure, including pulmonary oedema, pneumothorax and pleural effusions • Discuss the clinical role, practical applications and limitations of the goal directed basic echo examination • Document and present complete and accurate sonographic findings for recording in the patient’s record to facilitate appropriate diagnosis and clinical management.
Feb 21 - 22, 2019 | CPD 11.00 | AUD $610 | Brisbane, Queensland
The Enrolled Nurses' Conference is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Feb 21 - 22, 2019 at Mercure Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses. This CPD Conference has been approved for a maximum of 11 CPD Hours. Course Overview: As an enrolled nurse, you are essential to the provision of high-quality health care in Australia today. Make sure you are one of the well-informed and up-to-date nursing professionals by attending this conference. Take time out to network with like-minded colleagues at this annual Ausmed Education event. Topics include: • Practical pearls relevant to your clinical area • Key updates on wound management and diabetes • Medication knowledge tailored to ENs An opportunity to discuss professional issues, network with colleagues, and much, much more … Ausmed Education’s Enrolled Nurses’ Conferences are always highly evaluated and very popular. They are relevant to enrolled nurses who work in any setting and offer you a wonderful opportunity to ensure your knowledge does not slip. Need for Program: Enrolled nurses (ENs) are under pressure to extend their scope of practice and broaden their nursing knowledge. This includes being proficient and skilled in selected areas of care. In addition, the gap between evidence and practice continues to widen – weakening the effectiveness of patient outcomes. As responsibility and accountability is fundamental to the work of ENs, it is imperative that continuous updates to knowledge and skills are integrated into all aspects of patient care. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to improve patient outcomes by increasing the clinical and professional knowledge and practice of enrolled nurses. Learning Objectives: • Use information from patients about their care preferences in the development of the nursing care plan • Critically interpret and use patient information from a range of sources to provide best practice nursing care • Use communication as a therapeutic tool to facilitate collegial and interprofessional collaboration • Implement and evaluate care that reflects best available nursing evidence so that safe and quality care is provided.
Feb 21 - 22, 2019 | CPD 12.00 | Toowoomba, Queensland
Trauma Fundamentals Seminar is organized by ECT4Health and will be held from Feb 21 - 22, 2019 at Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.00 CPD Hours. Conference Description : Professional growth for nurses across Australia is essential if you want your staff to provide the highest standard of care to patients. While there are many areas of medicine nurses need to be up to date on, the treatment of trauma injuries is one of the most fluid and changing departments of a hospital. With constant updates in treatment procedures, diagnostics and understanding, enrolling your nursing team into one of our trauma courses or seminars is an important step in ensuring patient care is kept at the highest possible standard. The ECT4Health Trauma Fundamentals Seminar is a two-day course with a comprehensive coverage of physiology, assessment and management of the patient presenting with trauma. This program is designed for Emergency Department nurses or those in rural, remote or acute care facilities who may be involved in the assessment and management of traumatic injuries. The content starts with basic cellular overview, oxygen delivery to tissue, nursing assessment, epidemiology of trauma in Australia, shock, burns and trauma to different systems. Differences in the physiology of special populations e.g. children, elderly and pregnant women with be discussed in the context of severe injury and shock. At the completion of this seminar, nurses will have an updated approach to assessment, fluid resuscitation and shock management. Whilst the program is basic in its content and will not replace robust study, it serves as an outstanding introduction for the nurse new to emergency, trauma care and rural/remote nursing. Content Includes: • Basic cellular overview. • Oxygen delivery to tissue. • Nursing assessment. • Epidemiology of trauma in Australia. • Shock, burns, and trauma to different systems. • Differences. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 21 - 22, 2019 | CME 40.00 | AUD $1800 | Gold coast, Queensland
Introduction to Obstetrics - 2 Day Course is organized by Australian Institute of Ultrasound (AIU) and will be held from Feb 21 - 22, 2019 at Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Gold coast, Queensland, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Health professionals who have an interest in point of care obstetric ultrasound. Practical scanning with volunteers at varying gestations is also included. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 30 Points. Course Content:- • System orientation and probe manipulation techniques • Early pregnancy assessment • Transabdominal and transvaginal techniques • Third Trimester- • Identifying the cervix & placental location • Fetal location and lie • Fetal Biometry • Amniotic Fluid Index (AFI) • Cord Doppler Conference Objectives:- On completion of the course the student should be able to: Early Pregnancy • Identify & examine an intrauterine pregnancy with a heartbeat present • Describe the criteria for failed pregnancy • Describe pregnancy of unknown location • Commence scanning on transvaginal phantoms • Identify & measure the cervix length • Identify & examine the placenta • Describe some placenta, cord & cervix- variants & pathology • Discuss translabial scanning • Establish fetal lie and locate fetal structures • Identify & record cardiac activity • M-mode • Pulsed Wave ( > 12 weeks) • Locate correct planar anatomy & measure fetal biometry (BPD, HC, AC & FL & EFW) • Identify signs of fetal wellbeing • Scan & measure the Amniotic Fluid Index • Scan & measure the umbilical artery cord Doppler • Be aware of the limitations of point of care ultrasound and when to on-refer the patient Accrediation:- RANZCOG: 12 CPD points ACEM: This course accredited for 15 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours ACRRM: Approved for 30 PDP points; 30 points PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS Emergency Medicine CICM | Lectures - Category 2A, points per hour 1; Demonstrations - Category 2B, points per hour 2; Skills - Category 3B, points per hour 3 RACGP: Activity Number: 103297, 40 Category 1 points ACM: Australian College Midwives approved for 11 CPD points Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 21, 2019 | AUD $950 | Gold coast, Queensland
Ultrasound In Right Upper Quadrant Pain - 1 Day Course is organized by Australian Institute of Ultrasound (AIU) and will be held on Feb 21, 2019 at Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Gold coast, Queensland, Australia. Description:- A common clinical question is the source of right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain; the commonest cause will be cholecystitis. When asked to investigate RUQ pain, in a formal sonography model, this problem could involve three separate examinations - gallbladder, lung and kidney. The benefit if this course is that it will introduce you to biliary, renal and simple lung base scanning techniques, all in one day. These scans are ‘triage tools’ that enable the clinician to choose the next most appropriate formal test, assign appropriate urgency, and commence the best treatment in the interim. Ideally attendees should feel comfortable with machine optimisation and probe manipulation skills. Course Content:- • Biliary • Renal calculi & Hydronephrosis • Lung bases- pleural effusion Course Objectives:- At the end of this course the attendees will be able to: • Identify the parameters for the safe application of ultrasound and its limitations in medical diagnosis • Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing ultrasound. • Practice “hands on” ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions • Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures required to answer common clinical questions • Perform ultrasound RUQ, Lung and Biliary scanning techniques • Acquire images obtained on normal adult volunteers & phantoms • Interpret images from normal adult volunteers • Equip the learner with the foundation skills to begin to incorporate the ultrasound skills with the clinical situation to make appropriate management decisions
Feb 21 - 22, 2019 | CPD 11.00 | AUD $610 | Sydney, New South Wales
Night Duty Nursing Conference is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Feb 21 - 22, 2019 at Rydges Sydney Central, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 11.00 CPD Hours. Conference Overview: Because night duty nurses usually practice in less-resourced situations, as well as in the dark of night, they experience a range of particular challenges, including people who rapidly become unwell. Attend this conference and learn about: • Clinical deterioration at night • How to assess the skin in five minutes • Troubleshooting venous access devices • New evidence on the effects of sleep disturbance • Finding the time to learn - how to stay up to date at night Need for Program: Nurses who practice at night may find it more difficult to access education that specifically relates to their work environment. Their challenges may involve the reduced availability of resources, increased risk, untoward clinical problems, and patients who are sleeping rather than engaging in daytime schedules – which makes observation more complex. Evidence-based knowledge for a nurse at night is crucial for confident, safe, and effective decision-making. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this education is to provide a program that focuses specifically on the needs of nurses who work regular or occasional night shifts. Learning Objectives: • Engage in meaningful dialogue with colleagues to improve safety and quality of patients throughout the 24-hour continuum of care • Provide up-to-date evidence-based clinical care that relates to a range of conditions that can be problematic at night • Improve patient safety and reduce errors at night through knowledge of commonly administered medicines • Use information relating to your professional education requirements to enhance professional development Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 21 - 22, 2019 | CME 10.30 | AUD $610 | Shepparton, Victoria
Shepparton Nurses Conference is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Feb 21 - 22, 2019 at The Carrington Shepparton, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 10.30 CPD Credits. Overview: Ausmed believes it is essential that nurses living in the Shepparton region have access to effective and engaging CPD on an annual basis. We look forward to receiving your support to ensure that this Local Nurses’ Conference is brought to Shepparton every February. Book your place at this year’s event and: • Gain new knowledge for contemporary practice • Network, share experiences, and connect with like-minded colleagues • Help meet your CPD requirements • Enrich your professional practice and personal growth • Improve health outcomes specific to your local community and much, much more… Need for Program: Engaging in CPD is essential for all health professionals to maintain, improve, and broaden their knowledge, skills, and practice. CPD assists health professionals to stay up-to-date with changes in clinical practice and emerging new evidence in order to enhance their patient outcomes. It is also a professional registration requirement. There is a need for formal CPD to be provided directly to regional Australian nurses, midwives, and other health professionals who may not otherwise be able to access engaging and effective continuing education. Purpose of Program: The purpose of Ausmed’s local nurses’ conferences is to provide health professionals who work in regional Australia with current knowledge about a range of professional and clinical practice topics that will improve the provision of holistic care. Your learning outcomes: • People with health risks will receive preventative care and education to avoid illness • Better patient outcomes will be achieved through the application of up-to-date knowledge related to specific interventions • Interprofessional collaboration will be optimised to enhance patient outcomes • Patient outcomes will be underpinned by evidence-based practice, recognised standards, and guidelines
Feb 22 - 24, 2019 | AUD $5500 | Melbourne, Victoria
Intensive Pelvic MRI Course, Melbourne is organized by Thompson Nightingale International (TNI) Pty Ltd and will be held from Feb 22 - 24, 2019 at Park Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Course Overview: Delegates will view real patient MRI examinations, at their own pace, on their own individual Mac CAD workstation. Immediate feedback of case findings with pathology and/or long-term follow up is provided. Details: An outstanding faculty of internationally recognised experts in Rectal | Prostate | GYN MRI have been assembled to lead this three day, hands-on intensive Pelvic MRI course. This individual Mac workstation based course incorporates a comprehensive range of pathology: • A full day of the staging of rectal cancer MRI including TRG post-treatment cases • A full day of Prostate MRI including Prostate MRI biopsy • A full day of GYN MRI including a broad range of benign and malignant pathologies Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 23 - 24, 2019 | Nedlands, Western Australia
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) WA Branch Annual Meeting 2019 is organized by Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and will be held from Feb 23 - 24, 2019 at The Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Feb 25 - 26, 2019 | CPD 10.15 | AUD $540 | Perth, Western Australia
Mindfulness in Nursing Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Feb 25 - 26, 2019 at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 10.15 CPD Hours. Course Overview: Excessive stress has a significant impact on wellbeing and quality of life, and is a major health issue in contemporary society. Work-related stress has increased, and is a growing challenge for health care workers, managers, organisation’s and the community generally. Unmanaged stress is known to have a detrimental effect on staff wellbeing, with increased absenteeism, staff turnover, and reduced performance, all of which affect working relationships, staff-staff and nurse-patient interactions. Attend this seminar to discover what mindfulness is and how mindfulness training can be used in our daily lives, the workplace, and in assisting patients. Learn how mindfulness can: • Reduce stress and burnout in staff • Improve focus and concentration • Contribute to the management of a variety of conditions such as anxiety and depression, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, pregnancy and childbirth • Improve patient care and health outcomes Need for Program: Mindfulness training has been found to reduce stress and burnout in staff, improve focus and concentration, and improve patient care. Evidence-based mindfulness programs, interventions, and techniques have been found to assist in the management of a variety of conditions such as anxiety and depression, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic pain, pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood, and enhancing the wellbeing of university students. Mindfulness can be used in our daily lives, the workplace, and in assisting patients. Mindfulness is about being aware and non-judgmentally accepting thoughts, emotions and body sensations as they arise, noticing their impermanence and letting them pass. This increases our ability to pay attention to what we are doing and regulate our thoughts, emotions and body sensations. Paying attention, self-regulation and compassion for self and others is essential to our own wellbeing and to the provision of high-quality patient care. With increasing busyness and distractions in the workplace, it can become very difficult for nurses and midwives to remain focused and present to the needs of those for whom they provide care. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this interactive program is to provide an introduction to mindfulness practice. By considering the principles of mindfulness and the evidence for its use in healthcare, participants will gain insight into how mindfulness can be used by nurses and midwives to reduce stress and risk, improve wellbeing and enhance care in the workplace. Learning Objectives: • Explain what is meant by the term “mindfulness” and discuss how it is being used in health care • List at least three benefits of how practising mindfulness can result in the provision of high quality health care • Explain how mindfulness can reduce risk in health care delivery • Use a range of mindfulness techniques for self-care, and apply these to improving patient care Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.