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8 February 2010 - Issue2

ADVENTUROUS NURSES AN ABUNDANCE OF OPPORTUNITIES AWAIT Working in the UK is a fantastic way of broadening your horizons and enhancing your career potential with international experience. Whether you’re looking for agency work for a working holiday experience or a permanent role that offers job security we can help. We understand that moving across the globe can seem daunting and often it’s difficult to know where to begin. Let our expert consultants take the pressure off by guiding you step by step through a personalised service that caters to your specific needs. We are looking for Registered Nurses with experience in theatres, ICU, CCU, A&E, Paediatrics, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Cardiothoracic and General Medical/Surgical. We can offer you competitive rates of pay, 28 days leave (pro rata), subsidised accommodation, help setting up a UK bank account, National Insurance Number and your overseas nursing program. You may also be eligible for our relocation bonus. Speak to your local recruiting expert for more information. We pride ourselves on helping you make the transition as smooth and simple as possible. For a free information pack and help planning your ‘trip of a lifetime’ please contact your local consultant. UK information sessions: Brisbane - Wednesday 10th March Melbourne – Thursday 18th March Don’t miss out, book your place now. VIC/SA/NSW/TAS/NZ Kerrie Smith T: 03 8562 4288 or 0800 001 718 (Free Call NZ) E: QLD/NT/WA Karlee Heslip T: 07 3243 3023 E:

With our help, you can ride high in the Arabian Gulf The enthusiasm of hospitals in the Gulf region for Western nurses is as strong as ever - if you want to make a contribution, they are keen to have you. And you really can give your nursing career a hefty boost with a one- or two-year stint over there. With 50+ new hospitals to be built across the region in the near future and much else in the pipeline, opportunities for skills development and career progression come up regularly, unlike at home when you can wait for years. Don’t forget that tax-free salary and all the other generous expat benefits, plus opportunities for travel and new experiences - like riding camels through spectacular desert scenery.

RNs from 2 years post-grad experience to the most senior levels and in most specialties are being sought - see the list of current vacancies on inside back cover of this publication.

You must have expert help to find the right job! At Promesse our informed advice is free, friendly, personalised and without obligation, so act now - contact Christine Kohleis RN or Judit Barta on the FREECALL numbers or email below.

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Moving camels lift both front and back hooves of the left side, then front and back of the right side. This creates a powerful swaying motion from right to left that people with delicate stomachs sometimes can’t handle. Maybe that’s why camels are called ‘the ships of the desert’!

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Welcome to Issue 2 of the Nursing Post! Well with February already upon us, it seems that 2010 is rolling right along, and we hope that it has been a good start to the year for all involved. Our Congratulations must firstly go to Robyn Baird and the wonderful staff from the Burwood Unit at Delmont Private Hospital, a 60 bed acute psychiatric hospital, with extensive Day Programs, Community Outreach and Specialist Consulting Suites, located in Glen Iris, Victoria. Delmont Private Hospital has been a leading provider of mental health services for over thirty years and has just completed a 12 month major hospital expansion and refurbishment. It has two inpatient units, Burwood and Ashwood, specializing and treating a wide range of psychiatric illness including Aged Psychiatry and Drug and Alcohol.

Next Publication Details: Issue: 3 Date: 22 Feb 2010 | Material Deadline: 15 Feb 2010

The Hospital offers a full continuum of first class psychiatric and drug and alcohol services with care to meet the unique needs of all individuals.

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Thank you all 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.

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EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS Australia and New Zealand Wide................. 15 Oceania University . ................................... 15 New South Wales . ..................................... 16 The Right to Care that Works...................... 17 6th Australian Update on HIV..................... 18 Tasmania................................................... 19 Austrauma................................................. 20 Northern Territory...................................... 21 New Zealand.............................................. 21 Queensland............................................... 22 3rd Palliative Care Education...................... 22 Gold Coast Training Academy ..................... 23 Western Australia ...................................... 24 Victoria...................................................... 26 National Maori Mental Health . .................. 28


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

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Vocational Graduate Certificate in Electrocardiograph (ECG) Interpretation * NEW

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.

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.

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

Cost: $440.00 per person Time: 5 weeks, 2 sessions per week, each for 1½ hours. Please Note: This course is availble in any location in Australia. Participation in either Online Distance courses will attract CNE points as part of the RCNA Lifelong Learning Program




New South Wales Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Sydney Adventist Hospital

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Contact Emma Thompson Tel: (03) 9249 1139 F: (03) 9276 7431

Contact San College of Education Tel: (02) 9487 9211 F: (02) 9487 9215

Cancer Care Workshop


Austrauma 2010 - Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery conference


This professional development workshop is designed for Registered Nurses and Health Care personnel working with cancer patients in an acute care setting. Course includes an introduction to chemo-safety to meet SAH core competencies.

We greatly look forward to seeing you at our 10th anniversary of AUSTRAUMA with yet another outstanding and world renowned International faculty from the United States, Sweden, Israel and New Zealand. We also once again welcome a superb Australian faculty with trauma, critical care and emergency care leaders from around the Nation.

SAH Staff: $30.00 External: $60.00 Date: Thursday 25 February 2010 Venue: Beattie Complex, San College of Education

Pain Management

Conference Fee: $140.00 Date: 11 - 13 February 2010 Venue: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre


This is a half day workshop provides participants with the opportunity to gain substantial theoretical knowledge and develop practical skills to better assess, manage and care for patients experiencing pain acute, chronic and acute/chronic.

Please Note: Attendance at the above conference will attract CNE points as part of the RCNA Lifelong Learning Program.

SAH Staff: $30.00 External: $60.00 Date: Tuesday 2 March 2010 Venue: Beattie Complex, San College of Education

Nepean Hospital Midwives

Contact Murray Tonkin or Deborah Fitzgibbon Tel: (02) 9673 1490 F: (02) 8569 1354

Airway and Intubation Workshop


This is a half day workshop to enhance skills in managing basic intubation, difficult intubations and emergency airway management. The format will include lectures, scenarios and skill stations.

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19th Annual Conference * NEW ‘Taking Midwifery to the Future - Attitudes, Practice & Environment’.

SAH Staff: $30.00 External: $60.00 Date: Wednesday 3 March 2010 Venue: Beattie Complex, San College of Education

Welcome to the 19th Annual “Taking Midwifery to the Future” Conference. We look forward to welcoming everyone who takes part in this great day. The presentations cover many areas, identified as being important to providing the best of care to mothers and babies, and provide an informative and thought provoking programme. The Organising Committee of the 2009 Taking Midwifery to the Future Conference invite you to join with midwives, from areas ranging from birthing centres to Neonatal Intensive Care Units, to meet at Sebel Resort & Spa Hawkesbury in Windsor.

Basic ECG Course

The course is designed to cater for the needs of a variety of health care professionals including registered nurses, paramedics and cardiac technicians. The basic ECG course is a comprehensive, one-day course conducted by registered nurses who have diverse experience in coronary care and critical care environments.

SAH Staff: $100.00 External: $140.00 Date: Thursday 11 March 2010 Venue: Beattie Complex, San College of Education

Conference Fee: $140.00 Date: Friday 26 February 2010 Venue: Sebel Rseort & Spa, Hawkesbury


18-19 February 2010 Sydney • NSW • Austra lia

Everyone has the right to timely, effective, best-practice mental health care. This Summer Forum will focus on the RIGHT to CARE that WORKS. People with mental illness need access to a comprehensive system of care that offers high quality care that works. We need a system which recognises the magnitude of the problems inherent in providing this system and commits resources to effective programs. We need a system of care which respects human rights and drives forward to social justice and social inclusion. Right Care Works!

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Crowne Plaza Darling Harbour 150 Day St Sydney NSW

New South Wales Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) NSW Tel: 1300 308 828 E:

Advanced Life Support: Paediatric Two Day Program * NEW


This program is aimed at nurses working with paediatric patients in many settings and is endorsed by the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC). The program content runs over two days and covers the Registered Nurse’s role in the emergency management of infants and children.

Member: $330.00 Non-Member: $385.00 Date: 18-19 February 2010 Venue: College of Nursing. Burwood

Advanced Life Support: Adult All-in-One Refresher + Accreditation Program* NEW This is a unique one day theoretical and practical Adult ALS Update program for healthcare professionals who have previously completed a formal ALS course. Registration includes the National ALS Adult and Paediatric Manual and separate workbook. The morning is a review of that content with the opportunity to apply those concepts in practice scenarios.

Member: $240.00 Non-Member: $280.00 Date: Thursday 25 February 2010 Venue: College of Nursing. Burwood

The Childrens Hospital at Westmead Contact Nicki Pereira Tel: (02) 9926 7111


7th Annual Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium 2010 * NEW

Registrations are now open for the 2010 Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium and Workshops. This years international guest speakers are David Browning, Renee McCulloch and Ross Drake. Places in the Symposium and Workshops are limited so please register early to ensure your place.

Cost: $170.00 Date: Thursday 4 March 2010 Venue: Lorimer Dods Lecture Theatre

Cnr Hawkesbury Rd & Hainsworth Ave, Westmead


Australian College of Emergency Nursing

Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Nurses Group Inc

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

Contact Tracey Nicholls

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TNCC - Trauma Nursing Core Course

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14th National Conference

Highly recommended for all registered nurses working in emergency departments, intensive care and other trauma related areas. 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.

Cost: see website for details Date: 28-30 March 2010 Venue: Conference & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour


This course is designed for Paramedics, Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurses, Doctors and other Pre-hospital care providers who must initially evaluate and stabilize the trauma patient. The Australian College of Emergency Nursing (ACEN) has acquired the sole distribution rights to the Basic Trauma Life Support Course (BTLS) as developed by the BTLS International, USA.

Tasmania Dept of Health and Human Service - TAS and University of Tasmania

ACEN Members: $500.00 Non Members: $550.00 Date: 27 & 28 February 2010 Venue: RAAF Richmond

Contact Conference Design Pty Ltd Ph: (03) 6231 2999 | Fax: (03) 6231 2999 E: | W:

Leadership and Practice Development in Health: “Quality and Safety through Workplace Learning”

Royal North Shore Hospital

Following the success of last year’s Conference, the Organising Committee invites you to attend the second Conference on ‘Leadership and Practice Development in Health: Quality and Safety through Workplace Learning.’ The Conference has an interdisciplinary focus on workplace learning and clinical supervision in its many forms. We are proud to present an exciting program that will feature nationally and internationally recognised leaders from nursing and midwifery, allied health and medicine to showcase the latest and the best in research and practice.

Contact Nicki Pereira Tel: (02) 9926 7111


6th Neuroscience Symposium


The annual symposium will cover topics on Interventional Neuroradiology, Voice Clinic in brain injury,movement disorders, Mitochondrial disease as well as case studies from ICU, neurology and neurosurgery.

Before 26 Feb: $80.00 After 26 Feb: $95.00 Date: Friday 26 March 2010 Venue: Harbourview Hotel, Blue Street, North Sydney

Cost: $350.00 (incl. GST) Date: 18 – 19 March 2010, Venue: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart



ACEN Members: $605.00 Non Members: $660.00 Date: 13 & 14 March 2010 Venue: Maclean

ITLS - International Trauma Life Support


We would like to invite you to attend our 14th National Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Nurses meeting. ASOHNS 60th Diamond Jubilee National ASM, runs concurrently with our meeting and like always we are fortunate to share the surgical scientific sessions and have the opportunity to hear the invited International presentations and key note address

AUSTRAUMA™ Trauma, Critical Care and Emergency Surgery conference Sydney Convention and exhibition centre


Darling Harbour, Sydney 11 - 13 February 2010

2010 This conference has been endorsed by Royal College of Nursing, Australia, according to approved criteria. Attendance attracts RCNA Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) points as part of RCNA’s Life Long Learning Program (3LP).

Thur 11: Workshops: 4 CNE points Thur 11: Disaster Course: 8 CNE points Thur 11: Nursing forum: 6.5 CNE points Thur 11: Scientific research: 7.5 CNE points Fri 12: Conference: 7 CNE points Sat 13: Conference: 7 CNE points 20

Northern Territory Centre for Remote Health (CRH)

Australian College of Emergency Nursing Contact ACEN Tel: (02) 9629 8688 Fax: (02) ] 9629 8488

Contact Caroline Pidgeon Ph: (08) 8951 4718 | F: (08) 8951 4777

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Framing Indigenous Health

CATN-II - A conceptual approach to Injury and Illness * NEW


The course places an emphasis on understanding health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and aims to explore the social determinants of health, the cause and effect relationship, of Australia’s colonisation and development to the poorer health outcomes experienced Indigenous Australians.

Cost: $780.00 Date: 8 - 11 March 2010 Venue: Centre for Remote Health,

Corner Skinner and Simpson Streets Alice Springs

ACEN Members: $605.00 Non Members: $660.00 Date: 20 & 21 March 2010 Venue: Alice Springs

Self Care for Remote Health Professionals

ITLS - International Trauma Life Support


This short course offered in collaboration with CRANA’s personal support program is focused on personal and professional resilience. In a one day workshop setting it explores the adaptation process to living and working in remote areas, examines sources of stress associated with remote practice and suggests strategies to manage preventable and predictable stress.

Cost: $210.00 Date: Friday 12 March 2010 Venue: Centre for Remote Health,

ACEN Members: $500.00 Non Members: $550.00 Date: 27 & 28 March 2010 Venue: Umuwa

Corner Skinner and Simpson Streets Alice Springs

Pharmacotherapeutics for RANs


This course is designed for Paramedics, Registered Nurse, Enrolled Nurses, Doctors and other Pre-hospital care providers who must initially evaluate and stabilize the trauma patient. The Australian College of Emergency Nursing (ACEN) has acquired the sole distribution rights to the Basic Trauma Life Support Course (BTLS) as developed by the BTLS International, USA.


This course is specifically designed for Remote Area Nurses (RANs) who work in, or are planning to work in, remote rural or isolated areas in Australia to support Pharmacotherapeutics in practice. The course consists of a self directed learning guide, a set of readings and resources and an assessment package to be completed, together with participation in the two day workshop offered in remote regional locations around Australia.

New Zealand NZNO Primary Health Care Nurses Contact Lorraine Hogan


Cost: $585.00 | CRANA Members: $480.00 Date: 22-23 March 2010 Venue: Centre for Remote Health,

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

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

Lecture Theatre 1, Alice Springs

Please Note: CRH is a joint centre of Flinders University and Charles Darwin University.

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



The purpose of this course is to teach physiologic concepts, which strengthen the critical decision making skills of nurses who care for injured patients. To assure the most comprehensive approach; information is also presented encompassing trauma system development, ethical dilemmas, trauma team collaboration and interpersonal relationships, and the application of science to nursing practice



To ensure quality end-of-life care, our workforce must be adequately prepared in the principles and practice of palliative care. This conference will identify future directions for building a workforce capable of meeting the needs of our communities.

Third National Palliative Care Education Conference Building our workforce

11–12 February 2010, QUT, Brisbane

For abstract submissions and registration details visit

Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning

QLD Health Skills Development Centre Ph: (07) 3636 6500 | Fax: (07) 3636 6501 E: W:

Ph: (07) 3271 8845 | Fax: (07) 3271 8851 E:

Critical Components Of Risk Assessment & Management For The Mental Health Practitioner

Basic Laparoscopic Training- BLT

A comprehensive one day introductory workshop focussed on building the basic skills required for safe laparoscopic surgical practice. The course is suitable for Nurses and Students who is new to laparoscopic surgery or who wish to refresh their skills. The course introduces the participant to laparoscopic equipment and instruments using synthetic tissue models, laparoscopic trainer boxes and state-of-the-art virtual reality laparoscopic trainers to maximise the quality of the learning outcomes

This one day workshop will provide participants with the core knowledge and skills required in risk assessment and management. This free one day workshop is suitable for all mental health practitioners currently working in Queensland Health.

Date: 23, 24 or 25 February 2010 Venue: Townsville (venue to be confirmed)

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

Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College Ph: (07) 3271 8845 | Fax: (07) 3271 8851 E:

Please Note: Attendance at the above course will attract CNE points as part of the RCNA Lifelong Learning Program.

2010 Annual Scientific Meeting “Cardio nursing: The Heart of Cardiac Care” * NEW Cost: $400.00 Students, Aboriginal health workers: $300.00 Date: 12-13 March 2010 Venue: Royal on the Park, Brisbane 22

Looking to expand your horizons? Say YES to new and exciting career opportunities by developing your skills and being trained in the latest techniques and procedures for anti-aging medicine and corrective skin therapies.

Advanced Diploma Of Health Science (Aesthetics) Government Accredited course - Course No: 30650QLD

The opportunities are endless! Correspondence course running all year round with immediate start available ** On Campus delivery available on the Gold Coast

Please visit our website today at to download a comprehensive course outline, or alternatively call one of our friendly staff on (07) 5535 2827 so they can discuss the training options available to you and arrange a no obligation interview 23


This intensive and very skin specific course will qualify you as an Aesthetic therapist in just 12 – 18 months depending on your prior qualifications. The vocational outcome of the Advanced Diploma can offer you success in a wide range of job roles; such as in a plastic or cosmetic surgery performing pre and post operative treatments, in an anti-aging clinic performing more specific duties such as cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers; or even the reward of opening your own skin and laser clinic.

Western Australia Princess Margaret Hospital for Children

Mayo Healthcare


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

Contact Susan McGuire Ph: (07) 3847 9089 | Fax: (07) 3847 9035

General Practice Nurses - Clinical Update

Essentials of Ventilation


Recommended for General practice nurses who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in paediatric conditions Internal: $22.00 | External: $82.00 Date: Monday 22 February 2010 Venue: PMH, Roberts Road, Subiaco

Resuscitation - Paediatric Life Support

Comprehensive theoretical and practical training suitable for beginners in critical care and clinicians wanting to enhance their ventilation skills. Topics include Principles of gas exchange, Indication and applications of NIV, CPAP vs BiPAP, Initiating, monitoring and titrating therapy, Complications, Masks and circuits, Alarms & troubleshooting, Waveforms and others


Cost: $350.00 (incl. GST) Date: 25-26 March 2010 Venue: The Esplanade River Suites, Como

(Accredited with APLS Aust/NZ) Nursing and Medical practitioners who wish to update their knowledge and skills in the management of the severely ill or injured child. Internal: $125.00 | External: $200.00 PLS: Friday 26 February 2010 + Simulation Session: Wednesday 3 March 2010 Venue: Staff Development Centre 6th Floor, Hay Street Building

Wound Management Study Day

Intra Aortic Balloon Pump

Comprehensive theoretical & practical training suitable for clinicians wanting to advance their knowledge and application of Intra Aortic Balloon Pump therapy. Topics include Review of cardiac haemodynamics, Principles of IABP therapy, IAB catheter insertion and pump set up, Correct trigger choice, Understanding IABP waveforms, Setting timing, Troubleshooting alarms, Indications, contraindications and complications, Patients monitoring and Real time case studies.


Health care professionals wanting to increase their knowledge and ability to implement optimum wound care in the paediatric setting Internal: $22.00 | External: $82.00 Date: Monday 8 March 2010 Venue: PMH, Roberts Road, Subiaco

Cost: $198.00 (incl. GST) Date: Tuesday 23 March 2010 Venue: The Esplanade River Suites, Como

Choices and Challenges with Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs)

Respiratory Study Day

Recommended for Nurses wanting to update skills in the management of children with respiratory disorders Internal: $22.00 | External: $82.00 Date: Tuesday 23 March 2010 Venue: PMH, Roberts Road, Subiaco

The goal of this comprehensive workshop is to promote excellence in management of all types of CVAD’s through exploration & integration of theory and clinical practice. Topics include Types of Central Venous Access Devices including PICCS, Acute CVC’s, Dialysis Catheters & Ports, Selecting the Right Device, New Technologies with vascular access including impregnated catheters, power injection, ultrasound, safety systems, ambulatory care

Asthma Management Updates in current treatment

Recommended for nurses who work with children who have asthma and nurses who would like to update their skills and knowledge in current asthma management Internal: $22.00 | External: $82.00 Date: Monday 19 April 2010 Venue: PMH, Roberts Road, Subiaco

Cost: $154.00 (incl. GST) Date: Tuesday 16 February 2010 Venue: The Esplanade River Suites, Como

The activities above has been endorsed on behalf of the RCNA according to approved criteria .


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For health professionals working with childbearing women. Topics may include Chiropractics, Homeopathy/ Kinesiology, Acupressure/acupuncture, Hypnosis and Herbal medicines Public Sector: $44.00 | Others: $88.00 Date: Wednesday 3 March 2010 Venue: Agnes Walsh Lounge

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

contact the Conference Secretariat Ph: (02) 9213 4049

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Newborn Skills Study Days


For Registered Nurses and Midwives working with neonates. Topics may include Pathophysiology and Clinical Application Public Sector: $88.00 | Others: $176.00 Date: 15 & 16 March 2010 Venue: Details provided on confirmation of registration

Australian Wound Management Association contact the Conference Secretariat Ph: (02) 6281 6624 | Fax: (02) 6285 1336 E: | W:

Neonatal Resuscitation Program


For health professionals from multi-disciplinary backgrounds who are required to effectively manage aspects of emergency resuscitation in neonatal care. An interactive workshop exploring relevant fetal and neonatal physiology and theory and practice of neonatal resuscitation

2010 AWMA Conference * NEW ‘Journey into New Frontiers’

We will bring together people from all the areas that are contributing to changing wound care, from delivery of care through to therapeutic development. A full day pre-conference workshop is planned for 24 March on Pressure Ulcers; Evidencebased practice, to be led by Barbara Braden and Cees Oomens. Costs: Check Website for details Date: 24-27 March 2010 Venue: Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC)

Contact Barbara Carter on (08) 9340 1260 or send an email to Costs: $230.00 Date: Monday 22 March 2010 Venue: To be advised

Women’s Health Celebrating International Women’s Day * NEW

For all health professionals working with women. Topics may include: • Domestic violence and sexual assault • Sexually transmitted diseases • Mental health illness • Dementia • Menopause • Promoting women’s health Public Sector: $44.00 | Others: $88.00 Date: Monday 8 March 2010 Venue: Lecture theatre This educational activity has been endorsed by APEC no. 04082729 as authorised by the RCNA according to approved criteria.



The ANZUNS meeting, as in previous years, aspires to a diverse program both from a research and educational perspective. The program for nurses this year will focus on Paediatric, Indigenous and Multicultural Women’s Urology and will include workshops in these areas as well as a workshop on preparing a business plan. Costs: Check Website for details Date: 21-23 March 2010 Venue: Perth Convention Exhibition Centre (PCEC)


Victoria The Royal Melbourne Hospital

The Lung Health Promotion Centre

Contact Short Course Adminstration Ph: (03) 9342 4981 | Fax: (03)9342 4970

Contact Sue Reiff Ph: (03) 9076 2382


Spirometry Principles & Practice

Palliative Care Nursing

Endorsed by the Australia and New Zealand Society of Respiratory Science (ANZSRS) and The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ), this extensive 2 day course is for health professionals who care for people with asthma, COPD and other respiratory conditions. To develop skills to enable particpants to perform spirometry to internationally recognised best practice.


Palliative Care Nursing provides specialist care for patients with advanced, life-limiting illness, where cure may no longer be possible. This course will address aspects of the Palliative Care Nursing approach , which focuses on physical, emotional and spiritual needs, and aims to achieve the best quality of life for these patients

Cost: Early Bird Discount: $468.00 | After 15 Jan: $520.00 Date: 15-16 February 2010 Venue: AMREP Education Centre, The Alfred Hospital

Contact Kassandra Russell on (03) 9342 7000 or send an email to Melbourne Health: $70.00 | External: $170.00 Date: Wednesday 17 March, 2010 Register By: Friday 26 February, 2010 Venue: Charles LaTrobe Theatre, RMH, Grattan Street, Parkville, 3052

Smoking Cessation Facilitators Course

Using an evidence based approach, this course aims to give health professionals the knowledge and skills to treat and manage nicotine dependency to help people addicted to smoking to quit. The program skills participants to be able to work effectively on to one and to conduct smoking ce.

Respiratory Nursing

This two day course provides Registered Nurses (Div 1) with the opportunity to update skills and theoretical knowledge in the management of the respiratory system

Cost: Early Bird Discount: $495.00 | After 26 Jan: $550.00 Date: 24-25 February 2010 Venue: AMREP Education Centre, The Alfred Hospital

Contact Rebecca Peel on (03) 9342 7000 or send an email to Melbourne Health: $110.00 | External: $270.00 Date: 24 & 25 March 2010 Register By: Friday 12 March 2010 Venue: Clinical Skills Centre, RMH, Grattan Street, Parkville, 3052

Asthma Educator’s Course

This highly regarded course covers the latest advances in asthma care. It aims to provide health professionals with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with people with asthma to improve their health outcomes. The course takes a holistic approach and is presented by experts in the field.

Advanced Haematology

Cost: Early Bird Discount: $585.00 | After 2 Feb: $650.00 Date: 3 - 5 March 2009 Venue: AMREP Education Centre, The Alfred Hospital

The Advanced Haematology Short Course was developed to meet the learning needs of nurses caring for patients with a diversity of haematological disorders. It is an expectation that participants in this program be familiar with the anatomy and physiology of Red and White blood cells and that of platelets. These topics will only be briefly discussed. To help facilitate your learning, a number of pre-readings will be available to you.

Please Note: Attendance at the above courses will attract CNE points as part of the RCNA Lifelong Learning Program.

Contact Jo-Anne Martin on (03) 9342 7000 or send an email to Melbourne Health: $110.00 | External: $270.00 Date: 3 & 4 May 2010 Register By: Friday, 16 April, 2010 Venue: Charles LaTrobe Theatre, RMH, Grattan Street, Parkville, 3052


Total Aged Services

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

Contact Wayne Woff Ph: (03) 9571 5606 | Fax: (03) 9571 9708

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Advances in Wound Management Course

Melbourne CAREX 2010

This three day course will provide participants with an opportunity to explore advanced wound management strategies and their application into clinical practice.

Dementia Care: “A Framework for Excellence” Date: 18 March 2010 Time: 09:30 - 13:15 Cost: $132.00 (inc GST) Venue: Committee Room (Level 3)


This one day workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to identify key issues in the care of frail aged clients with depression and explore contemporary management strategies.

Food/Support Services: “Training, Technology & Tasty Tomatoes”

RDNS Staff: Inservice External: $110.00 Date: Wednesday 24 February 2010 Venue: RDNS Head Office, 31 Alma Road, St Kilda

Date: 18 March 2010 Time: 09:30 - 13:15 Cost: $99.00 (inc GST) Venue: Winner’s Circle Room (Level 1)

Leg Ulcer Management

Palliative Care: “Talking with someone that cares”


Date: Friday 19 March 2010 Time: 09:30 - 13:00 Cost: $99.00 (inc GST) Venue: Committee Room (Level 3)

This one day workshop will provide an opportunity to enhance assessment and management skills related to leg ulcer management.

RDNS Staff: Inservice External: $110.00 Date: Wednesday 17 February 2010 Venue: RDNS Head Office, 31 Alma Road, St Kilda

Occupational Therapy: “Responding to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia” Date: Friday 19 March 2010 Time: 09:30 - 13:00 OT Australia Vic. members: $99.00 (inc GST) Cost: $132.00 (inc GST) Venue: Blue Diamond Room (Level 2)

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders: An Introduction * NEW

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.

Wound/Skin Care: “Skin Care & Skin Tears: Prevention, Assessment & Management”

RDNS Staff: Inservice External: $110.00 Date: Thursday 18 February 2010 Venue: RDNS Head Office, 31 Alma Road, St Kilda

Date: Friday 19 March 2010 Time: 09:30 - 13:00 Cost: $99.00 (inc GST) Venue: Winner’s Circle Room (Level 1)

Please Note: Attendance at the above courses will attract CNE points as part of the RCNA Life Long Learning Program.



RDNS Staff: $300.00 External: $325.00 Date: Thursdays 11, 18 & 25 February 2010 Venue: RDNS Head Office, 31 Alma Road, St Kilda

Depression in the Frail Aged


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