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Apr 28 - 30, 2019 | AUD $950 | Melbourne, Victoria
2nd Australasian Diagnostic Error in Medicine (AusDEM) Conference is organized by Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM), Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) and will be held from Apr 28 - 30, 2019 at Grand Hyatt Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Who should attend? Clinicians with an interest in diagnosis including Radiologists and Pathologists, Medical Educators, Researchers, Nurses, Patients, Quality Managers, Medical Administrators and Medical Students. Conference theme: Communicating for safer diagnosis Diagnosis is difficult. Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences. Language creates our experience and the field of diagnostic error and safety can be viewed through the lens of our communication. • How can we communicate for safer diagnosis? • How can health IT better support the diagnostic process? • How can clinicians better communicate with each other across the silos in healthcare? • How can patients better engage in the diagnostic process? This exciting multidisciplinary conference which will bring together thought leaders in the growing field of diagnostic safety. Experts in clinical reasoning, medical education, cognitive psychology, and medical research will join together to explore this critical topic through the lens of our communication. The program will include presentations on the following: • Simulation • Coping with Medical Error • Cognitive Biases • Testing • Expertise & Teaching Clinical Reasoning • Communication • Problems & Solutions Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 29 - 30, 2019 | CPD 11.00 | USD $610 | Melbourne, Victoria
Nurse Management Challenges - CPD Conference is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Apr 29 - 30, 2019 at Oaks on Collins, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. CPD Hours: 11 Hours.0 Mins Need for Program: There is considerable evidence supporting skilled nurse management as being fundamental to the provision of effective, high-quality, and safe patient care and outcomes. However, the growing complexity of the health workplace has the potential to increase strain on nurse managers who are expected to control units when faced with a range of challenges. If patient care is to be optimised then those who carry these responsibilities must be able to identify the activities that can cause problems and then manage them appropriately. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this conference is to assist nurse managers to manage day-to-day challenges with clarity and confidence so as to improve patient outcomes. Conference Overview: Do you face difficult challenges as a nurse manager? Do you take the job home and reconstruct conversations in your mind? This conference shines a light on the many challenges that are today’s “normal” for nurse managers. Come along to this conference and discover: • Unpacking power and influence • Where your legitimate authority stops and bullying starts • Unlocking intergenerational diversity in your unit and then putting it to work • Red flags in the medicine cupboard • The impact of ‘turning a blind eye’ - when good people do nothing • Making decisions you can live with and much, much more ... Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this program it is expected that the participants will be able to: • Use knowledge of the challenges facing nurse managers as they relate to the bigger picture of health care and to manage your unit effectively. • Reflect on your current work environment and identify the main areas where challenges occur the most that impact patient care. • Improve team interactions by proactively managing challenging hotspots, resulting in less negative incidents. • Deal incisively with aberrant staff behaviour in a professional and timely manner.
Apr 29 - 30, 2019 | CME 11.30 | AUD $610 | Melbourne, Victoria
Midwifery Challenges - CPD Conference is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Apr 29 - 30, 2019 at Oaks on Market, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 11.30 CPD Hours. Course Overview: Modern midwifery is increasingly demanding. Rapid social changes and new evidence are affecting the way that midwives practice. Attend this annual Ausmed Education event to explore some of these challenges. Take time out to network with like-minded colleagues. Learn about: • The power of using the best available evidence • New clinical practices that enhance mother and baby outcomes • Practical tips to support your professional wellbeing • Professional issues relevant to midwifery practice This Ausmed event is always highly evaluated and very popular. It is relevant to all midwives working in any setting and offers you a wonderful opportunity to ensure your knowledge does not slip. Don’t miss out - book now! d very popular. They are relevant to all midwives working in any setting and offer you a wonderful opportunity to ensure your knowledge does not slip. Need for Program: In recent years, birthing has increased in Australia. It is inevitable that there are gaps in the knowledge of many midwives in relation to the latest research and the emerging issues that face them in the current practice setting. The context in which midwives practice is increasingly complex and makes demands on the ever-expanding scope of practice. The link between education and the provision of quality care to mothers and their babies is indisputable. A broad range of education relating to contemporary midwifery practice will assist in closing the gaps in knowledge and practice. Purpose of Program: This conference provides a broad range of education relevant to midwifery practice that will enhance the provision of quality care to mothers and babies. Learning Objectives: • Apply evidence-based knowledge about several clinical aspects of midwifery care, including breastfeeding, which will improve the health and safety of mother and baby • Monitor the mother and baby during the perinatal period, taking into consideration conditions that impact on the best possible outcomes • Provide compassionate care to a woman who has challenges associated with the perinatal experience • Optimise interprofessional collaboration to enhance mother and baby outcomes Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Apr 29 - 30, 2019 | CPD 12.00 | AUD $540 | Melbourne, Victoria
Respiratory Nursing Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Apr 29 - 30, 2019 at Oaks on Collins, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.00 CPD Hours. Course Overview: Dyspnoea can be distressing for the person and respiratory failure is frightening. Respiratory disease is prevalent in our society and most nurses will care for people with lung problems or respiratory. Attend this program and get up to date on: • Key anatomy, physiology and principles relating to the respiratory system • Skills to assess people with respiratory issues • Current nursing management of: ○ acute respiratory failure ○ asthma and COPD ○ respiratory tract infections ○ pneumothorax and lung trauma • Acute oxygen therapy: A New paradigm (Swim between the flags) • Effective use of inhaled therapy: inhaler device technique & enabling adherence • Basic interpretation of ABGs and CXRs This seminar is relevant to all nurses who care for people with respiratory disease. Need for Program: Respiratory symptoms are common and nearly a third of Australians live with a chronic respiratory condition. In 2011, more than half a million deaths were related to COPD alone. Most nurses will care for people with these conditions and effective evidence-based management can change the course of their recovery, symptom impact, quality of life and even survival. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this seminar is to enable you to apply evidence-based knowledge and skills to your nursing practice with people with respiratory disease. Learning Objectives: • Conduct a comprehensive respiratory assessment based on knowledge of anatomy and physiology • Differentiate between a range of common acute and chronic respiratory signs and symptoms • Translate evidence-based management principles to nursing interventions for common respiratory illness • Alleviate respiratory distress by direct interventions and providing education to enable self-management Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 01 - 03, 2019 | CPD 40.00 | USD $2120 | Melbourne, Victoria
Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Course is organized by Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Australia and will be held from May 01 - 03, 2019 at Advanced Paediatric Life Support, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is doctors, nurses and paramedics looking to increase their confidence and clinical skills in paediatric acute care. CPD Accreditation: Candidates who are members of RACGP & ACRRM may be eligible to receive 40 QI&CPD points for an Accredited Category 1 Activity. Course Structure : The course covers the following themes: Life support • Basic life support • Advanced support of the airway and ventilation • Cardiac arrest management and defibrillation Diagnosis and management of the seriously ill child • Breathing difficulties • Shock • Abnormal pulse rate and rhythm • Decreased conscious level • Convulsing child Diagnosis and management of the seriously injured child • Chest injury • Abdominal injury • Head trauma • Spinal injury • Burns and scalds • Electrical injuries and drowning Practical procedures • Airway and breathing • Circulation • Trauma • Interpreting trauma X-rays • Stabilisation and transfer Further topics • Fluid and electrolyte management • Acid-base balance • Pain management • Septic child • Neurological assessment • Resuscitation of the baby at birth and more Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 02 - 03, 2019 | CPD 11.00 | AUD $610 | Melbourne, Victoria
The Enrolled Nurses' Conference is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from May 02 - 03, 2019 at Oaks on Collins, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.\ The target audience for this medical event is Nurses. This seminar has been approved for a maximum of 11.00 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.
Eating Disorder Essentials Course by The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders (ACFED) (May 06 - 10, 2019)
May 06 - 10, 2019 | USD $2062.5 | Melbourne, Victoria
Eating Disorder Essentials Course is organized by The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders (ACFED) and will be held from May 06 - 10, 2019 at Karstens Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is anyone who is likely to encounter eating disorders in their work, counsellors, psychologists, psychotherapists, addiction specialists, life coaches, doctors, psychiatrists, nutritionists, nurses and social workers at all levels of experience and qualification. Course Description : This 5-Day course provides a solid foundation to enable you to successfully recognise and treat a range of eating disorders. This comprehensive eating disorders course is in line with the latest thinking from a range of psychological approaches. You will learn practical and effective skills that will enable you to engage with clients and offer them constructive help to recover from their eating disorder. You may also contribute your own expertise as this course provides opportunities to share experience and make discoveries. You will learn : • How to distinguish an eating disorder from disordered eating • To understand and motivate people with eating disorders • How to assess and conceptualise each disorder • How to build a comprehensive treatment plan • Prioritising treatment strategies for over and under eaters • How to encourage and sustain change • The effects of dietary chaos on mood and physiology • Micro skills from traditional and newer therapies • How to deal with emotional eating and cravings • How to manage resistance and relapse • Body image, media and historical influences • How eating disorders affect men After the course : • Health professionals who complete the 5-Day course eating disorder training course can become an ACFED approved eating disorder practitioner. • You can choose to be included on our database and receive referrals via our website. • Your work in the field of eating disorders will be in demand, and may increase your profitability if you are in private practice and/or may increase your future employment prospects. • ACFED approved practitioners will be able to use our logo to promote their skills, and they will receive referrals, regular network newsletters and offers. • This course can also be taken in addition to our 3-Day Obesity Interventions course and our 3-Day Nutritional Interventions Course to elevate you to Silver or Gold ACFED Approved Practitioner status. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
May 06 - 07, 2019 | CPD 12.00 | AUD $540 | Melbourne, Victoria
Cardiac Care: A General Update for Nurses Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from May 06 - 07, 2019 at Oaks on Collins, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This is a 2 Day Seminar - How to Manage Common Cardiac Conditions in all Clinical Settings. This seminar has been approved for a maximum of 12.00 CPD Hours. Course Overview: How often do you look at your handover sheet and see the following included in the history of your patient? AF; IHD; HTN; hypercholesterolemia; or mild renal impairment? Sound familiar? The prevalence of cardiovascular disease in Australia means it is a common comorbidity in many patients, not just those who are hospitalized because of an acute cardiac condition. If you work in general nursing and regularly care for patients with cardiac conditions, attend this seminar to improve your confidence in and knowledge of: • How basic dysrhythmias can be easily identified • The latest guidelines for the immediate nursing management of chest pain • The electrolyte imbalances that are most dangerous in patients with cardiac disease • When “low blood pressure” may actually be a cardiogenic or hypovolemic shock • Why fluid restrictions and daily weights are essential for patients with heart failure • How to prevent mild renal impairment from progressing to acute renal failure Attend this seminar if you work in a non-cardiac specific ward or unit, but you regularly care for patients with an underlying cardiac disease. If you work in a cardiac specialty area, this seminar may be a useful refresher of existing knowledge. Need for Program: According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW 2016), nearly half a million hospital admissions in 2014-2015 were specifically related to the circulatory system, including arrhythmia, heart failure, heart attacks, angina, and stroke. Of the other 10 million hospitalizations in Australia, an underlying cardiac disease is likely to feature in many patients who are admitted for other reasons. As such, nurses who work in general non-cardiac settings units are frequently required to care for patients with underlying complex cardiac conditions. It is, therefore, essential that all nurses remain up-to-date in the evidenced care of patients with underlying cardiac comorbidities. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this seminar is to provide education to nurses who work in non-cardiac areas about the assessment and management of common cardiac comorbidities, so as to improve outcomes for patients. Learning Objectives: • You will have greater confidence in assessing a patient with an underlying cardiac co-morbidity • Patients in your care will have basic dysrhythmias prevented through the early management of electrolyte imbalances • Immediate nursing assessment and management of chest pain will reflect current guidelines • Your knowledge of cardiac function will assist you to recognize hypovolemic and cardiogenic shock early to prevent complications
May 09 - 10, 2019 | CPD 11.00 | AUD $540 | Melbourne, Victoria
Nursing People with Addictions Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from May 09 - 10, 2019 at Oaks on Collins, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This seminar has been approved for a maximum of 11.00 CPD Hours. Includes: Assessing addictive behavior; Withdrawal and detox; Harm reduction and resources; Pharmaceutical misuse; Communicating with people with addictions; and much more... Conference Overview: Nurses are in contact with people suffering from substance use and dependence in a variety of healthcare settings. This is often associated with a multitude of complex acute and chronic problems, either as a by-product of the person’s dependence or as a contributing factor. Attend this highly interactive seminar and find out: • The brain and substance abuse • What tips the scales towards dependency? • How can you assess addictive behavior? • What is best evidence treatment? • Withdrawal management • Harm reduction and resources • Pharmaceutical misuse • Communicating effectively with people who engage in substance misuse Need for Program: Alcohol and other substance misuse are now considered a major public health problem. Nurses in a range of specialties and settings are very likely to come into contact with people who have become addicted to one or more of the variety of substances of dependence. The consequences for the individual and the community are significant. It has been estimated that the annual economic cost of alcohol and illicit drug misuse to Australian society is $23.7 billion. Understanding addiction, how it affects people and those around them, and the latest principles of effective management is essential to the recovery of people who suffer from addictions and to minimize harm. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this seminar is to provide nurses with knowledge and skills that can be implemented in all encounters with people who have become dependent on legal or illicit substances of dependence. Learning Objectives: • Use essential evidence-based knowledge and assessment skills during any patient encounter for the early recognition of and responses for people who are suffering from an addiction • Understand the physiology and psychology of behaviors, emotions, and motivations associated with addictions to implement patient-centered care in any setting that enhances recovery and prevents harm • Use appropriate interviewing and communication techniques with people who have a history of addiction to facilitate treatment or progress in recovery • Practice the best evidence relating to treatment and management of withdrawal and detoxification to facilitate a safe outcome for the patient
May 13 - 14, 2019 | CPD 10.30 | AUD $540 | Melbourne, Victoria
Wound Management: A Practical Guide Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from May 13 - 14, 2019 at Oaks on Market, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. 2 Day Seminar for all Nurses, General Practitioners, Podiatrists, Pharmacists and Occupational Therapists etc. This seminar has been approved for a maximum of 10.30 CPD Hours. Course Overview: Ausmed's Wound Management seminar is an essential and very popular course for healthcare professionals including: nurses, general practitioners, podiatrists, pharmacists and occupational therapists. It is based on latest evidence for effective wound management. You will learn about: • A strong focus on foundation principles of wound management • How to incorporate a patient centred approach to care • How to assess and manage chronic and acute wounds • Dressing selection, compression therapy and bandaging Ausmed has a long standing track record in educating thousands of nurses and other health practitioners across Australia on this topic. Our experienced presenters are popular and extremely adept educators who are consistently very highly evaluated. Need for Program: Nearly half a million Australians are affected by wounds in some way. It is predicted that the prevalence and cost of wound care will rise over the next few years because of the ageing population. Comprehensive assessment guides treatment. Knowledge of foundation principles of wound care is essential. Additionally, new wound dressing products are becoming increasingly sophisticated. If best patient outcomes are to be achieved, applying evidenced wound management is essential. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide health professionals with up-to-date information, tools and strategies for best practice wound management. Learning Objectives: • Build an understanding of the physiology and pathophysiology of wounds with factors that impact on healing • Use a systematic approach for assessing a patient and their wound to guide appropriate care • Describe an appropriate management plan, including dressings, taking into account patient considerations and the pathophysiology of the wound • Gain confidence in the management of a person with a wound and advocate for best practice care Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.