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31 May 2010 - Issue 10


From the Editor... Issue 10 of the Nursing Post has arrived! Our Congratulations goes to the entire graduate class of 2008 from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia for being our front cover winners for this issue! A fantastic photo that captures the future of nursing at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital! Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) is one of Australia ‘s leading teaching tertiary hospitals. The Hospital has over 600 beds and employs approximately 5,000 staff who treat over 420,000 patients every year. SCGH has an international reputation for ground-breaking medical research and is home to Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2005 for his groundbreaking work demonstrating that stomach ulcers are caused by bacteria and not stress. Once again, thanks to the wonderful graduates for a great cover photo! Want to see yourself and your colleagues on the front cover? It’s simple, just send us your happy snaps, as the competition is ongoing, and remember, even if you don’t end up gracing our front cover, there’s always a chance you may see your photo somewhere in the magazine. Want to win an exclusive Nursing Post prize pack? Well, all you have to do is send us a touching, funny or informative story that you would like to share with your fellow colleagues throughout the country...go on, give it a go! Are finances posing a bit of a concern for you? Then maybe you should give the lovely people at Quick & Easy Finance a call. They are able to help sort out your financial woes just as their name says, quickly and easily! Check out their advertisement in this issue for further details. We hope you enjoy this issue of the Nursing Post, as we strive to bring you the latest career and educational opportunities for nurses and health professionals throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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Community Articles

Stress and Anxiety........................... 26-27

Leisure & Lifestyle CellarMasters................................... 28 Madame Flavour Tea........................ 29

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Arabian Gulf Information Sessions are ready to roll it’s time to make a date! An expert Promesse team will be holding Information Sessions (morning and afternoon) in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in June, to tell nurses about opportunities for working in the Arabian Gulf including at the top hospital group, King Abdulaziz Medical Cities (‘KAMC’) in Saudi Arabia. KAMC representatives had been planning to join us as originally advertised but have had to defer their trip until next year. The main aims of the sessions are that you gain an understanding of what living and working in the Arabian Gulf countries is all about, both the good and the bad, and if you’re interested, to help find the perfect job for you. Our team has vast experience both of working there themselves as well as placing

our candidates in jobs and in locations that are right for them. Working in the Gulf can be a fantastic experience if you get the best advice. It’s not for everyone but almost anyone can find their niche there. There are loads of top jobs on offer which we can tell you about as well as all the other benefits. If you want to know more about expatriate life in the Gulf, come along and join in. We’re keen to answer all your questions and also you will be able to chat with like-minded colleagues during the refreshment break (yes, we are going to feed you!).

Information session dates:

• BRISBANE Thursday 3 JUNE • SYDNEY Wednesday 9 JUNE • MELBOURNE Friday 11 JUNE It’s free, fun, interactive and informative, so contact us right away to book your spot! If you can’t attend, get in touch anyway we will help you on an individual basis. At Promesse our informed advice is • free and independent • personalised • without obligation and can make the difference between disappointment and winning the perfect job. So act now - contact Christine Kohleis RN or Judit Barta on the FREECALL numbers or email below.

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NURSES GET A SECOND OPINION! If you’re a Nurse looking to relocate to the Middle East, now’s a great time to talk with Geneva Health to get the latest information and advice. Having just returned from a trip to the Middle East, we can offer first hand and up-to-date information about the wonderful opportunities on offer here. We can also put you in touch with other Nurses who are currently living and working there.

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!! Representatives from the prestigious King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia will be joining us down-under for face-to-face interviews and information sessions in key cities throughout New Zealand and Australia in July. This hospital is interested in interviewing Registered Nurses to fill their vacancies across a variety of different specialities. Employment offers will be made on the day, giving successful candidates the option of starting before the end of the year! Some of the incredible benefits on offer are: • Tax free salary • Free flights • Free furnished accommodation and utilities • Generous annual leave • Free medical insurance and emergency dental • 12-24 month contracts • Bonuses and relocation costs (conditions apply) • International travel opportunities • Work with a leading Healthcare Recruitment company

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Nursing Opportunities in Saudi Arabia Interviews will be conducted in July in Australia & New Zealand

Now is the time to get organised and take advantage of the earning and saving potential as well as the extensive professional development opportunities available to you in Saudi Arabia! The King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (General Organization) (KFSH&RC (Gen.Org.)) group are state-of-the-art Joint Commission International Accredited (JCIA) tertiary care medical research and academic facilities located in Saudi Arabia. Currently the group has three hospitals with a combined total of 1,346 beds (inclusive of day beds) between the Riyadh and Jeddah sites. KFSH&RC (Gen.Org.) hospitals are national referral centres for Oncology, Organ Transplantation, Cardiovascular Diseases, Neurosciences and Genetic Diseases. Vacancies currently exist for Staff Nurses and Managers for a number of positions across all specialties in both the Riyadh and Jeddah sites. Senior positions include: Head Nurses (Oncology Clinic, Theatre, PICU, VIP & IVF) and Program Directors (Perioperative, Cardiovascular & Maternal Child). If you have a passion for delivering high quality patient care, come along and meet the hospital representatives who will be visiting Australia and New Zealand in mid July.

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My Saudi Adventure by Emily

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o why Saudi Arabia? That was the question on everyone’s lips when I told them I was going to throw in my “normal” life in Australia for a year in a far off country shrouded in exotic mystery and allure.

I had come to a time in my life where I needed to break free of the humdrum routine of the everyday and satisfy my craving for adventure and excitement. Flipping through a nursing careers magazine I came across the CCM Recruitment advertisement for contracts in Saudi Arabia. I called CCM and the recruitment officer gave me a complete and thorough overview of what to expect from my Middle Eastern sojourn, including details about the work involved, lifestyle, and cultural changes.

CCM’s continuous assistance with the application, medical, and visa processing enabled the process to be quick and hassle-free. So within three months I was waving goodbye to Oz and embarking on my Big Adventure. Almost three years later (and with no

plans to leave!) I can confidently affirm that my time here in the Middle East has been the most rewarding of my life. Not only are the financial benefits excellent, but career wise I have had opportunities to further my skills extensively by being involved in the health care of patients with rare and advanced diseases and morbidities rarely seen in Western society.

Being a member of a large ex-pat community here in Riyadh has permitted me to meet and mingle with people from all over the world and all walks of life. It isn’t unusual to be at one of the multitude of parties, balls, and functions that are held every weekend and be introduced to twenty different people, all different nationalities, from engineers to doctors, corporate managers to military personnel. Being literally in the ‘middle’, travel to Europe, Asia, and everywhere else from Saudi is easy and accessible. The social scene here is thriving, and I have been fortunate enough to make amazing lasting friends, whom I have travelled with and can share my experience with me. I came to Saudi Arabia knowing no-one and perhaps a little nervous of what lay beyond the horizon, but when I leave will take with me an irreplaceable experience, lasting friendships and a broader and wiser outlook on life and culture. 9


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See the world from the Arabian Gulf An occasional contribution from Chris Kohleis, Recruitment Director of Promesse Hi everyone I’ve often said that working in the Arabian Gulf offers great opportunities to travel but some nurses have asked me why it’s so great. After all, wouldn’t the same apply if you worked in London for example? Both places are a lot closer to attractive holiday destinations in Europe than Australia or New Zealand. There’s a combination of reasons that so many nurses are able to have such great holidays while working in the Arabian Gulf states. The first is that when working in the Gulf you can retain around 80% of your salary after you’ve paid all your day-to-day expenses – there’s no tax and the hospitals provide for free most of your high expense items. You just can’t do that working either at home or in the UK or US. The money you retain is yours to dispose of as you please, to use for travelling, for some special purchases, for saving or any combination. In other words you can splurge out on a fabulous holiday and still have money left over. It’s great to have the funds to spare, but if you can’t get the time off, you still can’t go on that fabulous trip. In the Gulf, you’ll generally have around a hefty 7 weeks of annual leave per year. Also bear in mind that when you’re working, the shifts for most nurses are 12 hours which means you end up working about 7-8 days every fortnight. This means that you can take short breaks of 3-4 days without touching your annual holidays. You have to be sensible though – getting the days off you want obviously depends on your roster so you need to plan in advance. All the same, many of our nurses use this time to take regular short break holidays. I even went to the South of France for a long weekend. Flight times from Gulf locations to the Eastern Mediterranean are about 3-4 hours , Rome 4-5 hours, Paris & London about 7 hours, Nairobi 5 hours and Mumbai 3 hours. And short trips to holiday resorts such as to Jeddah for diving on the Red Sea are often only an hour away . The Gulf is a very competitive travel hub for connecting Europe, Africa and Asia and offers low cost fares and holiday packages in local currencies which are unaffected by exchange rate fluctuations – you are paid in the local currency and buy your travel in this currency. Finally the other interesting thing about working in the Gulf is that you will be working with a highly international workforce with colleagues from across the globe. Many of our nurses have developed life-long friendships with these nurses and joined them on their visits home – there’s nothing like a local to show you around. The breadth of your travel options is huge and where you go is only limited by your imagination. Most people have opportunities to travel like this only very few times in their life so it’s important to make the most of it. Regards and happy travelling

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Christine Kohleis RN Recruitment Director Promesse

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Patients trust nurses. Nurses trust the Australian Medicines Handbook. Australian Medicines Handbook is the evidence-based comparative medicines reference preferred by thousands of health professionals such as doctors and pharmacists. Now, with changes to Australian prescribing laws, nurse practitioners also need a reliable, practical medicines reference. AMH is concise, comprehensive and easy to use. Individual drug monographs contain brief descriptions of mode of action, as well as indications and contraindications, adverse effects and other specific considerations, dosage, brand names, patient counselling and practice points, etc. Class statements provide comparative information about similar drugs, to support informed prescribing choices, and the substantial drug interactions section also contains useful advice for clinicians on managing specific interactions. AMH is completely independent of the pharmaceutical industry. We accept no advertising, sponsorship, support or direct input from drug manufacturers. Recommended Retail Price $155.00 + P&H

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What’s your Story? What we want! Tell us a touching, inspiring or any lifechanging experiences in your nursing career Share your travel experiences from nursing in exciting locations in Australia and Overseas Send in funny tales from the ward that happened to you, a nurse colleague or a patient you looked after

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• All submissions selected for publication will be subject to editing. • Include any images or photo’s that may be relevant to your story • Include your name, address, phone number, and email address. • Story Length: 500 - 1500 words • Submit stories via email or Microsoft Word • Check online at www.nursingpost. com.au for complete submission conditions

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Leisure and Lifestyle

STRESS and ANXIETY

The following extract was taken from the Ausmed Publication entitled “Counselling and Interviewing for Carers” written by Hugh Irons, Chapter 8, entitled ‘Stress and Anxiety’. Visit www.AusmedOnline.com for further readings and resources.

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tress, anxiety, and agitation are closely related, but they are not the same thing. Stress is often discussed as if it were a disease to be avoided at all costs. However, some degree of ‘stress’ is inevitable in life. Anything that causes a change in a person’s daily routine (or 26

threatens to do so) can be described as ‘stressful’, and it could even be said that some degree of stress is ‘healthy’. However, reaction to stress varies significantly from one person to another, and what one person finds extremely stressful might be no problem at all to another person. If a person does feel particularly stressed, this can lead to anxiety and agitation.


Leisure and Lifestyle

Stress

Various things that cause stress are known as ‘stressors’. Stressors can include: Environmental factors, Lifestyle factors and Physical factors. If the reaction is short term, this is called an ‘acute stress reaction’. Such a reaction begins within hours and lasts for days (or perhaps weeks) after a traumatic event such as a car crash. Symptoms can include anxiety, temporary loss of memory surrounding the event, unwillingness to spend time with other people, and agitation. If the reaction lasts months (or perhaps years), ‘posttraumatic stress disorder’ (PTSD) might have developed. The stressor is usually a significant traumatic event such as military combat, severe physical assault, sexual assault, or witnessing a natural disaster. In addition to anxiety and agitation, the person can suffer from sleep disturbances, nightmares, and ‘flashbacks’ (vivid memories of the traumatic event). People suffering from PTSD often avoid people or situations that bring back memories of the event. PTSD can be an extremely disabling disorder that can ruin a person’s life. Professional psychological or psychiatric treatment is usually required.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a general feeling of uneasiness and concern as a result of a threat - real or imagined. Mild-to-moderate anxiety can be a normal response to a stressor, and the reaction can help a person deal with difficult situations. For example, a student preparing for an examination might be motivated to study and concentrate. However, severe anxiety can interfere with a person’s ability to cope with stressors. The person can develop intense feelings of discomfort, including physical symptoms (such as headache). These feelings can significantly restrict daily life. This is especially the case with severe, long-term (chronic) anxiety, which remains with a person for a long time. Such anxiety can have a profound and damaging effect on health, employment, and social functioning. Physical symptoms such as feeling tense, rapid heart beat, and general aches and pains can occur. Concentration deteriorates and the person can have difficulty in absorbing new information. A severely anxious person is focused completely on the threat or crisis at hand and can seem quite confused and disoriented.

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Forget those expensive Mother’s Day gifts this year and give the special women in your life some of your time and an enriching cup of tea from the delightful range offered by Madame Flavour. Madame Flavour adds romance to classic leaf tea blends from around the world with Australian spices and delicate flowers to create five delicious concoctions for mum to choose from. From traditional English Breakfast and Earl Grey Twist; to the uplifting Sultry Chai; relaxing Green, Jasmine and Pear and the recently-released White with Rose, there is a blend to delight mothers of all generations. Each uplifting blend is lovingly enclosed in a silken biodegradable pod (or purse, as Madame Flavour likes to call them) designed to infuse the loose-leaf teas to perfection. Beautifully-packaged, Madame Flavour infuser pods (box of 18 and 25) are available at Woolworths, Safeway, Coles and selected IGA supermarkets nationally, or can be ordered online at www.madameflavour.com Elegant ‘High Tea Series’ storage tins are offered exclusively at the Madame Flavour online boutique. They come in your choice of large (100 infuser pods) or small (18 infuser pods), complete with a gift card personalised with your message, and can be shipped to any location. You can also choose from a range of gift packs. Madame Flavour teas are priced from $5.

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Continued Professional Development Education for Nurses & Midwives Psychiatric Nursing Assessment Skills

Two Day Conference Sydney: 24-25 June Melbourne: 15-16 July Perth: 5-6 Aug Adelaide: 29-30 Nov Brisbane: 3-4 Feb 2011

Two Day Seminar Melbourne: 21-22 Jun Brisbane: 19-20 Jul Adelaide: 16-17 Sep Perth: 28-29 Oct Sydney: 11-12 Nov

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Personality Disorders in the Workplace

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Age Concern Pty Ltd

Contact Prue Mellor Ph: (03) 9576 7844 | Fax: (03) 9576 9811

E: info@ageconcern.com.au W: www.ageconcern.com.au

Post Graduate Program for Registered Nurses

The course is based on practical knowledge and will provide students with the latest information on all types of dementia and skills in using internationally accepted assessment tools from which care plans can be developed.

The Benchmarque Group

Ph: 1300 855 568 | Fax: 1300 855 572 E: info@benchmarquegroup.com.au W: www.benchmarquegroup.com.au

Vocational Graduate Certificate in Electrocardiograph (ECG) Interpretation

Cost: $770.00 per person Time: 8 weeks, 2 sessions per week, each for 1½ hours.

The Graduate Cert in ECG Interpretation is essential learning for health care professionals working in areas where ECG Interpretation is required as part of a patient’s routine and emergency care. The course is designed to give the participant a high level of knowledge and skill in ECG interpretation and critical rhythm recognition

Dementia Program for Enrolled Nurses (Div 2)

Cost: $525.00 per person Time: Total Hours of learning - Approx 260 hours.

Professional nursing issues including an introduction to evidence based nursing, research and ethics, causes of delirium (acute confusion) nursing assessment and management and a host of other topics.

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Please Note: This course is available in any location in Australia. Participation in Online Distance course will attract CNE points as part of the RCNA Lifelong Learning Program


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The Ageing North EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

The Australian Association of Gerontology (SA & NT Division) presents

AAG Northern Territory Conference 12 & 13 August 2010 Holiday Inn Esplanade Darwin, Northern Territory

The Australian Association of Gerontology (SA/NT Division) is hosting its first Northern Territory conference in Darwin, the Northern Territory’s vibrant, tropical capital, on Thursday and Friday, the 12 & 13 August 2010. This 2 day event will bring together a wide range of people with an interest in issues of ageing – aged care providers and professionals, policy makers and advocates, researchers and students, and older people themselves.

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New Zealand

New South Wales

NZNO Primary Health Care Nurses

Australian College of Emergency Nursing

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Contact Lorraine Hogan

E: lorrainemhogan@gmail.com

Contact ACEN Tel: (02) 9629 8688 Fax: (02) ] 9629 8488

Conference 2010 Changing Face “Revolutionising the face of Primary Health Care “

TNCC - Trauma Nursing Core Course

The purpose of this conference is to bring Primary Health Care nurses together and promote collaboration across the Primary Health Care Sector. This conference will provide the opportunity to present and discuss the successes, opportunities, challenges and obstacles that we all face in Primary Health Care

Date: 25 – 27th June 2010 Venue: Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, Auckland

E: admin@acen.com.au W: www: acen.com Trauma nursing as a discipline refers to the process and content of all the different roles nurses have in the care of the trauma patient. Knowledge is the core of any discipline. The purpose of TNCC is to present core-level knowledge, refine skills, and build a firm foundation in trauma nursing. This is an internationally recognised program for registered nurses.

ACEN Members: $605.00 Non Members: $660.00 Date: 26-27 June 2010 Venue: Sydney

Southern Region Enrolled Nurse Section Contact Judy Teavae

E: teavae@ihug.co.nz

Annual National Enrolled Nurse and Nurse Assistant Conference 2010

The Southern Region Enrolled Nurse Section welcomes Enrolled Nurses & Nurse Assistants to attend the Annual NZNO National Enrolled Nurse and Nurse Assistant Conference in Dunedin. We promise you a great conference and a great time. The Conference is a great time to catch up with other Enrolled Nurses and Nurse Assistants around New Zealand.

Date: 30th June - 2nd July 2010 Venue: University of Otago, Dunedin

NZNO District Nurses Section Contact Helen Peek or Anne Stewart

E: helen.peek@sdhb.govt.nz or anne.stewart@sdhb.govt.nz

District Nurses Symposium 2010: Embracing Challenge Date: Saturday, 31 July, 2010 Venue: Ascot Park Hotel, Invercargill

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Tasmania Royal College of Nursing, Australia

Please contact Emma Rice, Events Project Officer Tel: 1800 061 660 E: expo@rcna.org.au

TAS Nursing and Health Expo

Meet with Australia’s leading nursing and health organisations at the Royal College of Nursing, Australia Nursing and Health Expo in Hobart, TAS. Australia’s leading nursing and health expo gives you the opportunity to find out about all your options in the world of nursing. Are you a nursing student, a nurse, or someone thinking about nursing? Join us at the expo and find out how we can help you get the most out of your nursing career.

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Ph: (07) 3636 6500 | Fax: (07) 3636 6501 E: SDC-Admin@health.qld.gov.au W: www.sdc.qld.edu.au

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Basic Laparoscopic Training- BLT * NEW

This comprehensive one day introductory workshop for Nurses and Students who are either new to laparoscopic surgery or wish to refresh their skills in this interactive learning environment, focuses on the basic skills required for safe laparoscopic surgical practice. Training is provided using synthetic tissue models, laparoscopic trainer boxes as well as on state-of-the-art virtual reality laparoscopic trainers to maximise the quality of the learning outcomes..

QLD Health: $230.00 Non-QLD Health: $290.00 Date: 20th May 2010 Venue: QH Skills Development Centre, Level 4 - Block 6

Contact ACEN Tel: (02) 9629 8688 Fax: (02) ] 9629 8488

E: admin@acen.com.au W: www: acen.com

ENPC - Emergency Nurse Paediatric Course

Trauma is the leading cause of death in children. However, acute illness is also a source of unnecessary paediatric death. While national attention has recently focused on the standardisation of trauma care, less effort has been made to standardise emergency paediatric care.

ACEN Members: $605.00 Non Members: $660.00 Date: 28/29 August 2010 Venue: Adelaide

The Asthma Foundation of SA

Ph: (08) 8238 9300 | Fax: (08) 8238 9303 E: info@asthmasa.com.au | W: www.asthmasa.com.au

Royal College of Nursing, Australia

Please contact Emma Rice, Events Project Officer Tel: 1800 061 660 E: expo@rcna.org.au

QLD Nursing and Health Expo

Meet with Australia’s leading nursing and health organisations at the Royal College of Nursing, Australia Nursing and Health Expo in Brisbane, QLD. Australia’s leading nursing and health expo gives you the opportunity to find out about all your options in the world of nursing.

Cost: Gold coin donation (optional) Date: Sunday, 6 June 2010 Venue: Grand Hall, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Eczema Workshop for Health Professionals

This workshop has been designed to educate health professionals how to manage eczema in the clinical setting. It covers physical processes, clinical features, care plans and current principles of therapy. A ‘hands-on’ approach is taken to become familiar with how to apply the various treatments used in eczema management, including wet wrapping and emollient therapy.

Cost: $65.00 (incl. GST) Date: 28 May 2010 Venue: Asthma Foundation of SA, 300 South Road,

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Ph: 08 8208 5300 | Fax: 08 8208 5311 E: education@rdns.org.au W: www.rdnseducation.edu.au

Annual Competencies for Nurses

An all-in-one-day event for nurses to ensure all mandatory competencies are up to date. Covering updates to all the common mandatory occupational competencies this workshop offers you an opportunity to bring your employment essentials into one place, on one day. Our free managed service will also remind you when it’s time to update your competencies each year..

Cost: $$250.00 (incl. GST) Date: 29 June 2010 Venue: Asthma Foundation of SA, 300 South Road,

Hilton.

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4th Biennial Australasian Midwifery Expo in conjunction with the 12th Biennial National Association of Childbirth Educators (QLD Branch) present:

Bump, Birth and Beyond: a road to discovery Venue Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

Call for Abstracts Bump, Birth & Beyond: a road to discovery

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20th - 22nd October 2010


Western Australia Royal College of Nursing, Australia

King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women

WA Nursing and Health Expo

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Meet with Australia’s leading nursing and health organisations at the Royal College of Nursing, Australia Nursing and Health Expo in Perth, WA. Australia’s leading nursing and health expo gives you the opportunity to find out about all your options in the world of nursing.

Cost: Gold coin donation (optional) Date: Sunday, 25 July 2010 Venue: Perth Convention Centre

Contact Department of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research Ph: (08) 9340 1566 | Fax: (08) 9340 1590

Urology

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For health professionals working with women. Topics may include: Urge and stress incontinence, Urinary tract infections, Obstructive voiding, Urethral injuriesrecognition and management and Flow and residuals. Public Sector: $16.50 | Others: $44.00 Date: Thursday 10 June 2010 Venue: Lecture Theatre, KEMH

Obstetric Emergencies

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children

Contact Department of Paediatric Nursing Education Ph: (08) 9340 8926

E: pmh.sd@health.wa.gov.au

Preceptor Study day - The Preceptor Difference

Registered and enrolled nurses to prepare for the role of preceptor to new staff or students. Topics may include but not limited to: Introduction to the role, workplace socialisation and communication, teaching in the workplace, setting objectives, giving constructive feedback and performance evaluation External: $88.00 Date: Tuesdays 29 June 2010 Venue: PMH, Roberts Road, Subiaco

Resuscitation: Paediatric Life Support (Accredited with APLS Aust/NZ)

This course focuses on a systematic approach for the first ten minutes of management of the seriously ill/injured child as per Advanced Paediatric Life Support Australia and New Zealand. Internal: $125.00 | External: $200.00 Date: 25 June 2010 Simulation session: 30 June 2010 Venue: Staff Development Centre 6th Floor, Hay Street Building The activities above has been endorsed on behalf of the RCNA according to approved criteria

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For registered midwives. Topics may include Postpartum haemorrhage, Shoulder dystocia, Cord prolapse, Breech birth, Puerperal infection, Placental Abruption and Cardiac Disease Public Sector Employees: $44.00 Others: $88.00 Date: Monday 21 June 2010 Venue: Agnes Walsh Lounge, KEMH

Motherhood and Mental Health Substance Abuse and Misuse

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For health professionals working with childbearing women. Topics may include Mother and Baby Unit, Psychiatric disorders and medications, The impact of sexual abuse, Fear in childbirth, Role of WANDAS, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Substance use in pregnancy and Labour and the chemically dependent woman Public Sector Employees: $16..50 Others: $44.00 Date: Tuesday 22 June 2010 Venue: Lecture Theatre, KEMH

Gynaecology and Perioperative Nursing

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For health professionals working with women. Topics may include · Ethical dilemmas- Interruption to pregnancy, The gynaecological patient-woe to go, Innovations in contraception, Endometriosis, Infertility and Perioperative Workshop. Public Sector Employees: $16..50 Others: $44.00 Date: Tuesday 8 June 2010 Venue: Lecture Theatre The educational activities above has been endorsed by APEC no. 060728303 as authorised by the RCNA according to approved criteria.

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Australian and New Zealand

Cystic Fibrosis Nurses Conference 2010

PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Esplanade River Suites 112 Melville Parade Como Western Australia

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19th - 20th August 2010


Victoria Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) Helen Macpherson Smith Institute of Community Health

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

E: getinfo@rdns.com.au W: www.rdns.com.au Venue: RDNS Head Office, 31 Alma Road, St Kilda

Introduction to Clinical Research A Multidisciplinary Approach

Contact Student Liaison Coordinator Tel: (03) 9536 5241 F: (03) 9536 5300

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Acute Wound Management

This one day workshop will provide an opportunity to enhance assessment and management skills related to acute wound management. Topics may include Assessment and management of skin tears, Management of skin grafts, Management of surgical wounds, Use of Topical Negative Pressure and Therapy in wound management.

RDNS Staff: In-service External: $110.00 Date: Tuesday 29 June 2010

Advances in Wound Management Course

This three day course will provide participants with an opportunity to explore advanced wound management strategies and their application into clinical practice. Components of wound assessment, Factors affecting healing, Dressing selection, Management of complex and unusual wounds and Management of leg and pressure ulcers.

RDNS Staff: $330.00 External: $300.00 Date: Tuesdays 8, 15 & 22 June 2010

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders: An Introduction

This one day workshop would enable participants to develop a basic understanding and appreciation of Schizophrenia and related disorders in the community, particularly among RDNS’ clients and how to assist the clients with such conditions. Topics may include What are Schizophrenia and related disorders?, Causes and effects of Schizophrenia and related disorders on individuals affected by them, Risks associated with Schizophrenia and related disorders, Contemporary therapeutic interventions and support for individuals affected by Schizophrenia and selected disorders, Community resources for supporting individuals affected by Schizophrenia and related disorders, Role of district nurses in caring for RDNS’ clients with Schizophrenia and related disorders.

RDNS Staff: In-service External: $110.00 Date: Thursday 24 June 2010 Please Note: Attendance at the above courses will attract CNE points as part of the RCNA Life Long Learning Program.

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This one day course has been developed to provide an insight to those with an interest in clinical research and to demystify clinical research by providing an overview of terminology, methodology and approaches. Topics include Clinical Research in Health, How to access Research Funding, Research Design, Basic Statistics, Ethics and Research Governance and Informed Consent Contact Cath Sully (Wed, Thur & Fri) on (03) 8387 2000 or send an email to cath.sully@mh.org.au Melbourne Health: $70.00 | External: $170.00 Date: 9 July 2010 Register By: Friday 25 June 2010 Venue: Seminar Room 1, Fuctions and Convention Centre, Grattan Street, Parkville, 3052

Bariatric Education Day - Management process for the admission & discharge of a Bariatric patient Health care professionals provide care for an increasing number of bariatric patients (previously known as obese or morbidly obese) who require specialised equipment and work practices. The management of bariatric patients has been identified as an occupational health and safety risk for staff and a quality of care issue for patients. This course was developed to meet the ongoing learning needs of the multi-disciplinary team caring for the Bariatric patient. Contact Kevin Finnigan on (03) 9342 7069 or send an email to kevin.finnigan@mh.org.au Melbourne Health: $70.00 | External: $170.00 Date: 5 July 2010 Register By: Friday 25 June 2010 Venue: Charles La Trobe Lecture Theatre, Function & Convention Centre, Grattan Street, Parkville, 3052


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A short drive from Riyadh, Old Dariyah is the ancestral home of the ruling family of Saudi Arabia. Although most of its mud buildings date to this century, Old Dariyah itself was inhabited as early as the 9th century CE. The old city also served as the capital of the first Saudi dynasty from 1744 to 1818. Significant old city structures include the Salwa Palace, Saad bin Saud Palace (above), the Turaif Bath House, and the Imam Mohammad bin Saud Mosque. It’s one more example of the many surprises Arabia has in store for the interested visitor. Today Saudi and the modern nations

of the region are building excellent modern healthcare systems, and they need the help of skilled, dedicated Western nurses to do it. At the right hospitals there are great opportunities for career advancement and continuing your education. You do need expert advice to make the most of the opportunities on offer - see the examples across the page. Because Promesse specialises exclusively in placements to the Arabian Gulf, we know what we’re talking about - and we’re free and friendly, so if you want the experience of


Castle built of mud. on surprising.

Designed to keep out summer heat, the imposing Saad bin Saud Palace was probably just as effective at keeping out intruders.

a lifetime, call Christine Kohleis RN or Judit Barta for an informative chat.

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