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Oct 22 - 23, 2018 | CME 11.00 | AUD $520 | Melbourne, Victoria
General Surgical and Orthopaedic Nursing Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Oct 22 - 23, 2018 at Oaks on Market, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 11.00 CPD Hours. Course Overview: General Surgical nursing is a fast-paced area of healthcare that requires nurses to be equipped with the latest knowledge. Achieving outcomes such as reduced length of stays, adequate pain management, and patient satisfaction rely on nurses providing evidence-based care across the surgical pathway. This two-day seminar will look at: • Preventing surgical site infections • Recognising and responding to common post-operative complications early • Surgical pharmacology - an update on common medicines • Assessing and managing surgical pain • Orthopedic nursing assessment, interventions, and management of complications Attend this popular and informative seminar. Need for Program: General nurses and those working in surgical or acute areas care for people with a broad range of conditions that require surgical intervention, including orthopedics. Due to the adverse outcomes associated with preventable errors across the surgical pathway, nurses must ensure their practice is safe and underpinned by evidence so as to guarantee patient safety and satisfaction. Purpose of Program: This program updates surgical nurses on current best-practice in regard to several fundamental aspects of surgical and orthopedic nursing care so as to prevent errors and minimize complications for patients undergoing a range of surgical procedures. Learning Objectives: • Outline the factors that contribute to a patient being considered “high-risk” in regard to surgical procedures and how nursing care can prevent these errors • Examine pain management best-practice in relation to surgical nursing, with a particular focus on assessing pain and administering pharmacological agents to treat pain • Clearly, understand your scope of professional practice as a surgical nurse to minimize your risk of litigation and enhance patient safety • Describe the current indications for a range of joint replacements so as to provide appropriate patient education and improve patient satisfaction Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 22 - 23, 2018 | CME 11.45 | AUD $520 | Melbourne, Victoria
Chronic Pain - Nursing Assessment and Management Made Easy Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Oct 22 - 23, 2018 at Oaks on Collins, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is all nurses. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 11.45 CPD Hours. Course Overview: Chronic pain is difficult to manage, but good outcomes for the patient can be achieved with proper knowledge and application. Attend this seminar and learn about: • What causes chronic pain and how it differs from acute pain • Why pain is a unique experience • How to effectively assess a person with chronic pain • Nursing strategies for minimizing chronic pain • Using opioids judiciously • Non-medicine interventions that work • Case scenarios to practice putting it all together Need for Program: Chronic pain affects many people in the community and is a major clinical challenge and a common reason for people to visit their GP. Often chronic pain is unable to be cured. Because pain is a multidimensional and unique experience, then treatments and nursing care may vary considerably. Knowing and using today’s best evidence in the assessment and management of a person with chronic pain will result in improved function and well-being and lessen the high cost of care for all concerned. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this seminar is to provide nurses with knowledge relating to chronic pain and evidence-based management strategies to improve care for people with persistent and advanced pain. Learning Objectives: • Differentiate between types of pain and how their symptoms manifest in an individual • Comprehensively assess patients in your care to determine the nature, the experience, and the impacts of the pain • Discriminate between a range of therapies to ensure that the patient receives care that is aligned with The National Pain Strategy Guidelines • Formulate a nursing care plan for a person with chronic pain, evaluate the outcome, and revise the plan as needed Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 24 - 27, 2018 | CME 110.00 | Melbourne, Victoria
General Practice and Acute Medicine Update Refresher is organized by Australian Medical Forum (AMF) and will be held from Oct 24 - 27, 2018 at Australian Centre for Health Innovation, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Accreditation : • Attend in Person: Approved for RACGP QI&CPD 30 Category 2 points. An application is pending approval for 2 x ALM Category 1 for 80 additional points. This conference in total would offer up to 110 CPD points. • Attend via Live-Stream: Approved for RACGP QI&CPD 30 Category 2 points. Why should attend: The General Practice & Acute Medicine Update Refresher course offers GPs an update on the latest advances in Primary Care and serves as a refresher course on practical clinical topics relevant to their day-to-day practice. It is one of the most comprehensive courses supporting GPs to meet the requirements for appraisals and revalidation. This four day GP course offers: • 110 CPD credits with concise 20-40 minute presentations • Concise practice update presentations delivered by specialists in the field. • Extended Q&A sessions give participants the opportunity to interact with speakers • Handbook with a copy of the presentations serves as an excellent reference after the conference This Conference is one of the most comprehensive courses supporting GPs to meet the requirements for appraisals and revalidation. This four-day course offering 110 CPD credits consists of concise 20-40 minute presentations by specialists in different fields of medicine. Participating physicians will be able to apply the most current treatment strategies to common clinical challenges in their practices. Extended Q&A sessions give participants the opportunity to interact with speakers and a handbook with a copy of the presentations serves as an excellent reference after the conference. In cooperation with FomF, the Australian Medical Forum organizes 80 medical seminars and conferences each year with over 15,000 participants worldwide. This Conference offers GPs an update on the latest advances in Primary Care and serves as a refresher course on practical clinical topics relevant to their day-to-day practice. It is one of the most comprehensive courses supporting GPs to meet the requirements for appraisals and revalidation. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 25, 2018 | CME 7.00 | USD $275 | Melbourne, Victoria
Working with Diversity in Gender and Identity Expression is organized by The Professional Development People (PDP) and will be held on Oct 25, 2018 at Mantra on Russell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Psychiatrists. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7 CPD hours. Course Description: This seminar aims to enhance counselling practitioner’s knowledge, sensitivity and awareness for working with transgender people. Some of the topics covered will be; awareness of language when referring to trans people, scales of sex and gender, the current DSM gender dysphoria diagnosis, referral requirements for treatment and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health standards. Specifically, this training addresses background information, terms & definitions, diagnosis criteria, the prevalence of gender diversity & aspects of assessment. This training also includes the different approaches required depending on the age of the client and the various treatment options available to each including the necessary referrals where indicated. Through teaching, videos and, individual and group activities participants will explore influences on gender and identity, the challenges trans people face and the impact of society on gender identity development and expression. This workshop is designed to provide a necessary basis for understanding the diversified and unique needs of the trans community and seeks to improve practitioners’ personal awareness regarding gender and identity and develop skills and competencies for working with trans youth and adults. Conference Objectives are : • Developing sensitivity regarding the terms and language used by and with people presenting with diversity in gender identity and/or expression. • Recognising diversity in gender identity & expression and respond appropriately. • Identifying the needs of trans clients • Addressing the challenges and pressures trans people face. • Understanding the demands on practitioners working with trans people. • Being aware of the different approaches required for children, adolescents & adults. • Know how to respond to clients with diversity in gender identity and/or expression. • Understand the suitability of various approaches for an array of clients. • Have an awareness of the demands on professionals who work with the trans community.
Oct 25 - 26, 2018 | CME 11.00 | AUD $590 | Melbourne, Victoria
The Nurse Health Coach Conference is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Oct 25 - 26, 2018 at Oaks on Collins, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 11.00 CPD Hours. Course Overview: A raft of lifelong conditions requires energy-intense efforts from both individuals and nurses for long-term wellness to be sustained. Traditional biomedical models tend to focus on advice giving and often fail to address the complex set of psychological factors that affect behavior change. Attend this conference to discover how health coaching principles can support you, to enable people with chronic diseases to move from a point of illness to a state of wellness. Topics include: • An exploration of nurse health coaching • Converting goals and intentions into behavior • Tips for dealing with setbacks and negativity • Why boundaries are essential AND how to make them stick • Practical strategies to overcome barriers to behavior change • How to develop self-awareness around your own wellbeing and much Need for Program: The total wellbeing of a patient can easily be forgotten in the urgency of functional care and technological practices. However, the importance of caring for the whole person cannot be underestimated in today’s fast and demanding health setting. The healing value of holism takes into account the mind-body-spirit within the context in which a person lives. Incorporating health coaching principles into modern healthcare enables nurses to support people with chronic diseases to move from a point of illness to state of wellness. As well, there is evidence that holistic care and health coaching have positive health and job satisfaction benefits for nurses. This event is time to avert the rising rates of chronic disease and nurse burnout. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to provide nurses with the insights and the practical applications of holistic health coaching principles, so as to support people with chronic diseases to move from a point of illness to a state of wellness. Learning Objectives: • Improve the nurse-patient alliance to enhance patient’s satisfaction with care and adherence to care plans • Apply holistic health coaching principles to enable people with chronic illnesses to be supported through change • Enhance personal health and well-being of the nurse to assist in the healing process of others • Encourage professional growth of the nurse through self-reflection Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 26, 2018 | CME 7.00 | USD $275 | Melbourne, Victoria
Existential Perspectives on Therapeutic Interventions is organized by The Professional Development People (PDP) and will be held on Oct 26, 2018 at Mantra on Russell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Psychologists, Counsellors, Psychotherapists, Coaches, Social Workers and Psychiatrists with little knowledge of Existential theory and practice. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 7 CPD hours. Course Description: This course aims to introduce participants to existential theory as something inherent in all client presentations, with a view to broaden their practice framework and interventions. The course will bring attention to our relationship to existential ‘givens’ – those aspects of our existence that cannot be removed, such as anxiety, mortality, relationships, uncertainty, meaning, freedom and choice. How we relate to these ‘givens’ in our lives can assist with recognition of existential issues and inform our work in a variety of client presentations. The reflection on our personal relationship to and ways of being and engaging with existential concepts (and being confronted by them) is a crucial step in understanding the philosophical framework in practice. Through this personal exploration participants will embody the knowledge of existential therapy and living in action, and will be able to introduce the existential dimension into their own skilful work and engagement with clients. This is an opportunity to bring an existential attitude to clinical practice. The training also aims to explore with participants how to directly and immediately support clients in a meaningful exploration of their experience of relationships, choices, search for meaning, life, or anxiety, allowing the opportunity for clients to live more authentically. Conference Objectives are : • Gain an understanding of key concepts in existential philosophy and their place in therapy. • Learn about your own relationship to existential concepts. • Be able to use this learning to discern potential areas of growth for the client. • Be able to incorporate the existential ‘practice experiments’ in your work with clients to support them towards a more authentic and meaningful existence. • Feel more confident in engaging clients in conversation about confronting topics. • Be able to embody the existential attitude towards life and practice as you sit with clients. • Broaden their practice framework and clinical wisdom • Become aware of own relationship to existential aspects of choice, freedom, meaning, and responsibility and how they embody these in their own life • Make clinical intervention more meaningful to clients by seeing presenting problems through the existential lens
Oct 29 - 31, 2018 | CME 21.50 | AUD $2720 | Melbourne, Victoria
Early Pregnancy Assessment for Nurses and Midwives - 3 Day Course is organized by Ultrasound Training Solutions and will be held during Oct 29 - 31, 2018 at Ultrasound Training Solutions, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Early Pregnancy Assessment for Nurses and Midwives (EPAN) courses are delivered with a focus on the acquisition of practical skills for use by nurses and midwives in a clinical environment. This course is particularly suitable for those working in the emergency department, early pregnancy assessment units, IVF clinics and family planning clinics. This course is aimed at candidates that have little or no prior ultrasound experience. Hands on time is the focus with a 1:3/2:3 ratio of time dedicated to theory/practical. Course objectives : At the conclusion of this course you will be able to: • Modify ultrasound system controls to attain basic practical proficiency in image optimisation • Document and present complete and accurate sonographics findings, including structured reports, for recording in the patient’s record to facilitate appropriate diagnosis and clinical management • Discuss the practical applications and limitations of focused ultrasound scans in the assessment of pelvic pain and bleeding • Confirm intrauterine pregnancy and pregnancy viability and identify and assess free fluid in bleeding and haemorrhage • Demonstrate basic practical proficiency in: • transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound assessment, including understanding the sonographicappearances of the uterus, ovaries and endometrium • assessment of 1st trimester pregnancy Accreditation : ACM | Australian College of Midwives CPD Recognised Activity; 21.5 CPD Points ASUM | CAHPU Accredited Units: Physics, Basic Early Pregnancy, Advanced Early Pregnancy Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 29 - 30, 2018 | CME 11.00 | AUD $715 | Melbourne, Victoria
Advanced Practice Conference is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Oct 29 - 30, 2018 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 11.00 CPD Hours. Course Overview: Advanced Practice roles are emerging, and in some cases already well established within nursing, allied health and paramedicine in Australia. Navigating your pathway to Advanced Practice can be challenging, and it is vital to continually reassess your role, with an eye on the needs of your patient group. Additionally, you need to maintain your current skills and knowledge, whilst addressing any new areas for growth. Attend this conference and learn about: • Advanced Practice – how is it defined? • Assessing the need for Advanced Practice • Building support for the growth of your role • Nurse Practitioner and other advanced nursing roles • Advanced Practice Allied Health roles • Reassessing and redesigning your role • Expanding your scope of practice • Adding skills outside of your current scope, such as prescribing • Accessing education and professional development Attend this conference, which is specifically designed to assist you to develop your advanced role, which in turn, improves your patient outcomes. Need for Program: Many health professionals are already working at an advanced level, and in some cases, this may be unrecognized or unsupported. Advanced practice is essential in health care in order to meet the current and future health needs of our community. Nurses, paramedics, and other health professionals are committed to lifelong learning, continuing professional development, and ensuring the needs of their patients or clients are met, therefore it is usual that they want to develop their role or evolve to meet these needs. There is a wide range of education available with a clinical focus to support advanced practice development, however, there is little support on how to develop these roles. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this program is to increase your knowledge and prepare you to develop your role towards advanced practice. Learning Objectives: • Apply a comprehensive understanding of Advanced Practice to your role to improve patient outcomes • Gain clarity around professional growth through acquisition of strategies and skills enabling you to plan for the development of your role • Role development will focus on the provision of care to your patient group that meets their current needs, as well as their future needs • Practice in accordance with your current scope of practice, with an eye to how to expand it safely and successfully Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Oct 31 - Nov 02, 2018 | CME 40.00 | AUD $2720 | Melbourne, Victoria
Ultrasound for General Medicine - 3 Day Course is organized by Ultrasound Training Solutions and will be held during Oct 31 - Nov 02, 2018 at Ultrasound Training Solutions, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Ultrasound for General Medicine (USGM) courses are delivered with a focus on the acquisition of practical skills. The aim of this three day course is to provide basic practical scanning skills in the assessment of commonly encountered clinical problems. Designed by doctors for doctors, this accredited course is are aimed at candidates that have little or no prior ultrasound experience. Hands on time is the focus with a 1:3/2:3 ratio of time dedicated to theory/practical. This course meets ASUM CCPU requirements for Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Renal Hydronephrosis & Calculi and Lung units. Course objectives : • Modify ultrasound system controls to attain basic practical proficiency in image optimisation • Demonstrate practical proficiency in performing and interpreting the following examinations: • renal - meets CCPU requirements • lung - meets CCPU requirements • above knee DVT - meets CCPU requirements • ultrasound guided vascular access - meets CCPU requirements • basic cardiac scanning Accreditation : • ACEM | This course is accredited for 20 ACEM CPD hours and Procedural Skills Maintenance • ANZCA | Participants in the ANZCA CPD program can claim attendance under the Knowledge and Skills category ‘Learning sessions’ at 1 credit per hour for the lectures/presentations. Hands on workshops may be claimed under the Knowledge and skills category ‘Short format learning’ at 2 credits per hour. • ASUM | CCPU Units - Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Renal Hydronephrosis & Calculi, Lung • RACGP | Activity Number: 92759, 40 Category 1 points. Eligible for Procedural and Training Grants Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Nov 01, 2018 | CME 40.00 | AUD $895 | Melbourne, Victoria
Lung in a day - 1 Day POCUS Course is organized by Ultrasound Training Solutions and will be held on Nov 01, 2018 at Ultrasound Training Solutions, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 40 Category 1 points. Course Description : Take a breath of fresh air and join us for our Lung in a day (LUNG) POCUS course. This focused course has been designed specifically to provide you with the skills and knowledge to gain confidence and accuracy in your scanning and identify an artifact from an alternate fact. Suitable for all candidates hands on time is the focus with a 1:3/2:3 ratio of time dedicated to theory/practical. And if you are looking to gain recognition for your skills, this course meets ASUM CCPU requirements for the Lung unit and can serve as a launching point for you achieving your credentials. Conference Objectives are : • Modify ultrasound system controls to attain basic practical proficiency in image optimisation to facilitate accurate diagnosis • Demonstrate an understanding of the sonographic appearances of relevant anatomy, physiology and pathology • Identify, distinguish, and demonstrate a practical understanding of normal surface anatomy and artifacts: chest wall, ribs and costal cartilages, visceral and parietal pleura, pleural space, lungs, diaphragm, liver, spleen, and heart. • pleural effusions and types of fluid collection • pneumothorax and other causes of absent lung sliding • pulmonary oedema and the differences between cardiogenic and inflammatory causes of oedema • pulmonary fibrosis and consolidation • paralysed hemidiaphragm • Discuss the clinical role, practical applications and limitations of ultrasound assessment Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.