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22 February 2010 - Issue3


More opportunities, more rewards for midwives in Queensland Be part of Queensland Health’s progressive midwifery practice The Queensland State Government’s major investment in public healthcare infrastructure offers unprecedented career opportunities for midwives to drive the reform. Queensland Health invites midwives to express their interest in a range of exciting career opportunities.

Make the midwifery move that ticks all the right boxes: One of Australia’s best remuneration packages Professional development support and allowances Flexible workplaces A dream Queensland lifestyle Extra incentives for working in rural and remote locations.

Search for jobs or submit an online Expression of Interest:

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VOL 4 ISSUE 3 22 February 2010

ADVERTISERS INDEX

From the Editor...

Queensland Health.................................................. Inside Cover Promesse.................................................................. 1, 32-33 Hays Healthcare....................................................... 3 Queensland Health.................................................. 4 Continental Travel Nurse.......................................... 5 SwingShift Nurses.................................................... 5 Christies Care............................................................ 5 WACHS - Pilbara...................................................... 6 Smart Salary............................................................ 6 Global Destiny.......................................................... 7 WA Country Health Service..................................... 8 NT Renal................................................................... 9 Mediserve Nursing Agency.....................................10-11 HIP Super ................................................................ 13 Mediserve Nursing Agency.....................................Back Cover

Issue 3 of the Nursing Post has arrived! Our Congratulations must firstly go to Jane Johansen and the wonderful staff from Toronto Private Hospital who are our front cover photo winners, the smiling staff are wearing their pink caps with pride to show their support and fund raising for the Cancer Council’s research into Breast and Women’s Gynaecological Cancers. Toronto Private Hospital is situated on the western side of Lake Macquarie, NSW, on the hill overlooking the township of Toronto. It is centrally located and a 30-minute drive from the major cities of Gosford, Newcastle and Maitland. It is ideally positioned to take advantage of great views of the mountains and the lake Toronto Private Hospital has been serving the local and regional community from its current location since 1988 and, before that, from its previous location at Rathmines. It offers a combination of 72 medical, surgical and rehabilitation beds, three operating theatres, and a nine-bed recovery ward. Thank you all for a great cover photo and a wonderful fund raising effort for a great cause!

Next Publication Details: Issue: 4 Date: 8 March 2010 | Material Deadline: 1 March 2010 The Nursing Post Pty Ltd - ABN: 28 105 044 282 PO BOX 6213, East Perth, WA, 6892 Ph: +(618) 9325 3917 | Fax: +(618) 9325 4037 E: admin@nursingpost.com.au W: www.nursingpost.com.au

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.

Editor: Kelvin Chong Printed by Westcare Pty Ltd For media-kits, deadlines or advertising queries, please contact Neil Fredericks

Keep a look out for the Nursing Post magazine over the coming weeks, as we will be adding a lot more exciting content and competitions for our readers, along with latest information regarding career and educational prospects for nurses and allied health professionals throughout Australia and New Zealand. 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! We hope you enjoy this issue of the Nursing Post!

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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: kerrie.smith@hays.com.au QLD/NT/WA Karlee Heslip T: 07 3243 3023 E: karlee.heslip@hays.com.au

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Careers with Queensland Health

Nurse Practitioner Boonah Health Service, Boonah Hospital, Darling Downs – West Moreton Health Service District. Remuneration value up to $9253 p.m., comprising salary between $3639.10 $3730.00 p.f., employer contribution to superannuation (up to 12.75%) and annual leave loading (17.5%). Accommodation can be negotiated. (Nurse Grade 8) (Temporary position up to 30 June 2010 with possibility of extension. Applications will remain current for the duration of the vacancy.) JAR: H10WM0281. Duties/Abilities: The nurse practitioner role is a model of extended practice that builds upon existing nursing codes and standards as well as the competencies of advanced practice nursing. The Nurse Practitioner is authorised to practice as a nurse practitioner with legal provisions to diagnose, prescribe medication, order diagnostic tests and refer to other health professionals. Enquiries: Kenley Arndt (07) 5463 3300. Application Kit: (07) 3136 5616 or www.health.qld.gov.au/workforus Closing Date: Monday, 1 March 2010. TMP Q087463

You can apply online at www.health.qld.gov.au/workforus A criminal history check may be conducted on the recommended person for the job. A non-smoking policy applies to Queensland Government buildings, offices and motor vehicles.

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Continental Travelnurse. . . the UK’s Premier Travel Nurse Company

We employ ALL AGES and MOST SPECIALTIES. With Continental Travelnurse, you will have a dedicated Recruiter to help you from your first call until your flight home! We have ten years of experience, so we understand exactly what you need. • Company work permit SPONSORSHIP or Advice on your visa application • Registration ASSISTANCE and MONEY • 3 MONTHS and longer Full Time Hospital-based assignments • Airport MEET and greet • ROSTERS in ADVANCE so you can make travel plans • Up-market company HOUSING or ALLOWANCE • Travel MONEY • Education ALLOWANCE

For 3 months or 3 years, we’d love to have YOU! FREE call our team today on: 1800 85 1234 Email: info@continentaltravelnurse.com Website: www.continentaltravelnurse.com

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Live in care work available throughout the UK! We are looking for special people to join our caring agency and in return we offer:

* Guaranteed minimum income and standby accommodation (conditions apply)

* Excellent free four day training * Accommodation and food provided the weeks you work

* Dedicated support teams for our carers You must be eligible to work in the UK: work visa UK, EU passport, right of abode etc Interested? Ring our Australian Representative

Ruth Payne on: (07) 3205 2316 or email: mailau@christiescare.com: or apply on-line at:

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Government of Western Australia WA Country Health Service

Registered Nurse Recruitment Pool Roebourne, Pilbara Web Search No.: Pool Ref CH360 Level/Salary: ANF Level 1 $49,325 - $64,908 pa Permanent Full Time 80 hrs per f/n We are seeking applications from dynamic and motivated nurses for the position of Registered General Nurse. In this role applicants will deliver a high standard of nursing care in accordance with the policies and procedures of the West Pilbara Health Service, ANF and Nurses and Midwives Board of WA. You will; demonstrate a commitment to improving knowledge and working in a harmonious environment; and, act in a professional manner as a team member. Other Conditions: This position is subject to a Working With Children (WWC) Check. For further information please refer to the WWC website at: http://www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au/default.htm For Further Job Related Information: Enquiries are encouraged and should be directed to Helen Anderton on Ph: 9182 0200. Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online at http://www.jobs.wa.gov.au Closing Date: 4.00pm Tuesday 1st June 2010 adcorp F37669

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Fluid Assessment

You could be with NT Renal Services, Leading the Way. Unique places appeal to unique people. The Territory is renowned for attracting those imaginative and inventive enough to make a difference. In our outstanding team of health professionals we work together in a teaching and learning environment, using innovative and creative approaches to problem solving, keeping abreast of clinical changes and best practice. The Employed Renal nursing Graduate Diploma offers opportunities and experiences for professional development not offered anywhere else. 9

Nurses are employed in the major hospitals with rotations throughout the Territory and even interstate, with reimbursement of fee offered. NT Renal Services is like no other in Australia. For more information including employment opportunities in NT Renal Services contact renalrecruit@nt.gov.au and for NT Nursing Careers visit www.cdu.edu.au and www.nursing.nt.gov.au or call 1800 000648


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We are seeking nurses from all specialities for vacancies in various Public and Private metropolitan hospitals. Currently there are many positions available in both Brisbane & Sydney. Please contact: Liina in Brisbane: (07) 3229 2528 | brisbane@mediserve.com.au Beth in Sydney: (02) 9290 2700 | sydney@mediserve.com.au

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We require Nurses urgently for placements in hospitals in Canberra and throughout Tasmania. Numerous beneďŹ ts available including Travel and Accommodation assistance. Please cal Lee on: 1300 305 594 | nurses@mediserve.com.au

Perth & Melbourne

Many positions available for Nurses in various Metro Hospitals. Please call Kelly in Perth on: (08) 9325 1332 | perth@mediserve.com.au and Rima in Melbourne on (03) 9629 3780 | melbourne@mediserve.com.au

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Numerous vacancies in Royal Darwin and Darwin Private hospitals. Call Irene on: (08) 8981 2446 | darwin@mediserve.com.au

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melbourne@mediserve.com.au suite 1a, level 15, 470 collins street melbourne, victoria 3000

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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

Please Note

• 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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For employers, HIP caters for organisations of any size and offers a fully supportive approach, with hassle free administration at no cost to your business, flexible payment options and a member education program to assist our members in understanding their super. HIP has over 25,000 members nationally, 1,200 registered employers and more than $500 million in funds under management.

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EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS Australia and New Zealand Wide........... Oceania University . ............................. New South Wales . ............................... 3rd International Nurse Education Conference NETNEP.............................. 12th National Breast Care Nurses Conference .......................................... Beyond the Mask ................................. Northern Territory................................ New Zealand........................................ RDNS Workshop . ................................. South Australia.................................... Queensland......................................... Brisbane PNCE ..................................... Gold Coast Training Academy ............... Western Australia ................................ Tasmania............................................. Victoria................................................

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Australia & New Zealand Your next logical step Become a physician

OUM-NP RNtoMBBS01/10cmyk

Earn your MBBS at Oceania University of Medicine ~ Samoa     –

Many of your duties are the same as a doctor, so why not gain the rewards Gain more knowledge, more autonomy and more recognition No need to uproot family and move from friends and support systems Continue working during first two years OUM graduates are eligible to sit for the AMC exam

OCEANIA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE CLASSES BEGIN EVERY JANUARY, MARCH, JUNE, AUGUST AND OCTOBER For information visit www.RNtoMBBS.org or 1300 665 343

Age Concern Pty Ltd

The Benchmarque Group

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

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

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

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

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RN to MBBS


New South Wales Nepean Hospital Midwives

Sydney Adventist Hospital

E: murrayt@aimhigherevents.com.au E: deborahf@aimhigherevents.com.au

E: education@sah.org.au

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

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

Cancer Care Workshop

EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

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

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.

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.

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

Pain Management

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.

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

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

Airway and Intubation Workshop

The Childrens Hospital at Westmead E: npereira@nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au

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.

7th Annual Paediatric Palliative Care Symposium 2010

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

Contact Nicki Pereira Tel: (02) 9926 7111

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.

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.

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

Cnr Hawkesbury Rd & Hainsworth Ave, Westmead

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

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11–14 April, 2010 Hilton Sydney

Organised and sponsored by Elsevier and Nurse Education Today and Nurse Education in Practice

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EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

3rd International Nurse Education Conference


EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

New South Wales

Australian College of Critical Care Nurses (ACCCN) NSW

Royal North Shore Hospital

Tel: 1300 308 828 E: nsw@acccn.com.au

Contact Nicki Pereira Tel: (02) 9926 7111

Advanced Life Support: Adult All-in-One Refresher + Accreditation Program

6th Neuroscience Symposium

E: npereira@nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au 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.

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.

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

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

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Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Nurses Group Inc Contact Tracey Nicholls

E: Tracey.nicholls@health.sa.gov.au W: www.ohnng.com.au/national_conference

14th National Conference

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

NSW Operating Theatre Association Inc.

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

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

TNCC - Trauma Nursing Core Course

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.

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

“Beyond the Mask�

ITLS - International Trauma Life Support

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.

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

11-13th March 2010 Newcastle Panthers, King St, Newcastle

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EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

Annual Conference

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


Northern Territory Centre for Remote Health (CRH)

Australian College of Emergency Nursing

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

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

Framing Indigenous Health

CATN-II - A conceptual approach to Injury and Illness

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

E: crh.studentadmin@flinders.edu.au W: www.crh.org.au

EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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

E: lorrainemhogan@gmail.com

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

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South Australia

2010

RDNS Workshops Annual Competencies for Nurses

Benefits

• Education delivered by highly experienced nurses and clinical specialists • Education delivered using the most current and evidence based material • Certification to satisfy employer requirements • Free managed annual reminder service

Content

• CPR and choking • Medications Administration update • Manual Handling update • Infection Control update • Fire & Emergency update • Blood Glucose Monitoring update

Cost

Date(s)

Prerequisite(s) Register Now

• $250 • Early Bird Registration: $225 if registered and paid in full 4 weeks prior to commencement date • Includes light lunch • 21 April • 19 May • 29 June

Registered or Enrolled Nurse practicing certificate (current or lapsed) required on registration

This course has limited intakes with limited places so early registration is encouraged. If you are interested in attending: • please complete a Registration form available on the back of this page • visit www.rdnseducation.edu.au • or contact the RDNS Education Centre on 82085300

• Unless otherwise indicated all events held at 44 Greenhill Rd Wayville from 9am to 4.30pm

• Information correct at time of printing. Prices, dates and times subject to change without notice. • Unless otherwise indicated all prices are GST inclusive The Education Centre, RDNS PO Box 247, Glenside SA 5065

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• All bookings subject to cancellation policy. Contact the RDNS Education Centre or visit www.rdnseducation.edu.au for more details.

Telephone: 08 8208 5300 Facsimile: 08 8208 5311 Email: education@rdns.org.au www.rdnseducation.edu.au

RTO No. 40049

EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

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.


South Australia

Queensland

Ausmed Publications and Conferences

QLD Health Skills Development Centre

Ph: (03) 9375 7311 | F: (03) 9375 7299 E: ausmed@ausmed.com.au | W: www.ausmed.com.au

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

Alcohol & Drugs in Adults and Adolescents

Basic Laparoscopic Training- BLT

EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

The Alcohol and Drugs seminar presents an opportunity to gain knowledge about substance abuse, the causes, repercussions and workable approaches to those affected by drug and/or alcohol addictions. Participants can register for both days or choose either the first study day concerning adults and their addictions, or the second day which is a different program focusing on addicted teenagers.

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

Cost: $451.00 One Day: $297.00 Date: 18 - 19 March 2010 Venue: Chifley on South Terrace, 226 South Terrace

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

Clinical Nursing Assessment Skills

Being able to undertake nursing assessment of the various bodily systems is a key skill for best practice nursing. This program provides invaluable information about primary and secondary assessment of the respiratory, cardiac, neurologial systems and their functioning capabilities. Documentation guidelines are an integral part of this educational event.

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

Cost: $451.00 One Day: $275.00 Date: 25 - 26 March 2010 Venue: Chifley on South Terrace, 226 South Terrace

Australasian Cardiovascular Nursing College Ph: (07) 3271 8845 | Fax: (07) 3271 8851 E: qcmhltraining@health.qld.gov.au

Please Note: This seminar has been endorsed by APEC No 04083036 as authorised by (RCNA) according to approved criteria and attracts RCNA CNE points as part of RCNA’s Life Long Learning program (3LP).

2010 Annual Scientific Meeting “Cardio nursing: Prevent, Educate, Treat”

The aim is to deliver presentations on best practice in current cardiovascular nursing care through plenary sessions with experts and practical sessions. This Conference is suitable for Nurses working in coronary care units, cardiothoracic nursing, angiography suites, heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation and any other nurses who care for those with cardiovascular disease in primary, secondary and tertiary care.

Mayo Healthcare

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

E: smcguire@mayogroup.com.au W: www.mayohealthcare.com.au

Cost: $400.00 Students, Aboriginal health workers: $300.00 Date: 12-13 March 2010 Venue: Royal on the Park, Brisbane

Essentials of Ventilation

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

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

Cost: $350.00 (incl. GST) Date: 2 - 3 March 2010 Venue: Rendezvous Allegra Hotel, Adelaide

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Care of the Child with an Acute Illness

For those registered nurses, without specialist paediatric experience and knowledge, dealing with children who become unwell or injured can be confronting. This seminar is designed for the participants to increase their understanding and confidence in the assessment and management of seriously ill children, such as infectious conditions and immunisation

Guidance for Infection Control fo ALL Nurses

Guidance for Infection Control fo ALL Nurses offers nurses an opportunity to refresh their knowledge of infection prevention and control. It will be of use to all nurses who have not had an infection control update in the past 12 months.

Cost: $330 .00 One Day: $297.00 Date: 15 March 2010 Venue: The Pavilion, Allan Border Field, 1 Bogan Street,

Cost: $451.00 One Day: $275.00 Date: 15 - 16 March 2010 Venue: The Pavilion, Allan Border Field, 1 Bogan Street,

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Breakfast Creek, Brisbane

Modern Medical & Surgical Nursing

Please Note: These seminars has been endorsed by APEC No 04083036 as authorised by (RCNA) according to approved criteria and attracts RCNA CNE points as part of RCNA’s Life Long Learning program (3LP).

This Modern Medical & Surgical Nursing program is for nurses who care for adult patients with diagnosed medical conditions or those who require surgical procedures in inpatient/outpatient/community health services. This seminar is designed to provide clinical updates for nurses which are relevant to the nursing management of med/surg. patients.

Cost: $451.00 One Day: $275.00 Date: 18 - 19 March 2010 Venue: The Pavilion, Allan Border Field, 1 Bogan Street, Breakfast Creek, Brisbane

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Ausmed Publications and Conferences


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EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

Government Accredited course - Course No: 30650QLD

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.

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

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Western Australia King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women

Australian Wound Management Association

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

contact the Conference Secretariat Ph: (02) 6281 6624 | Fax: (02) 6285 1336 E: awma@conlog.com.au | W: www.awma.com.au

E: kemh.dnamer@health.wa.gov.au

2010 AWMA Conference ‘Journey into New Frontiers’

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

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)

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

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children

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

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

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

Wound Management Study Day

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

Contact Barbara Carter on (08) 9340 1260 or send an email to barbara.carter@health.wa.gov.au Costs: $230.00 Date: Monday 22 March 2010 Venue: To be advised

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

Women’s Health Celebrating International Women’s Day

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

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

This educational activity has been endorsed by APEC no. 04082729 as authorised by 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


Western Australia Mayo Healthcare

USANZ and the Australian and New Zealand Urological Nurses Society

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

contact the Conference Secretariat Ph: (02) 9213 4049

E: smcguire@mayogroup.com.au W: www.mayohealthcare.com.au

E: usanz@eventplanners.com.au W: www.urologymeeting.com.au

Essentials of Ventilation

USANZ 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting and 15th ANZUNS Annual Meeting

EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

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

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)

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

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.

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

Contact Conference Design Pty Ltd Ph: (03) 6231 2999 | Fax: (03) 6231 2999 E: info@cdesign.com.au | W: www.cdesign.com.au

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

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

Choices and Challenges with Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs)

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.

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

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

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

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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

E: shortcourse@mh.org.au

Presenting & Educating With Confidence

Palliative Care Nursing

* NEW

The program is fun, interactive and practical and gives participants the opportunity to: * Clearly plan individual or group education sessions * Identify learning styles and teach accordingly * Practice presentation skills * Learn practical skills to overcome fear

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 Contact Kassandra Russell on (03) 9342 7000 or send an email to kassandra.russell@mh.org.au 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

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.

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

Contact Rebecca Peel on (03) 9342 7000 or send an email to rebecca.peel@mh.org.au 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

Managing COPD * NEW There is something you can do!

This holistic course is for health professionals who wish to improve their understanding of and update their knowledge in, the current treatment and management of COPD. Lectures will be delivered by a range of experts in the field of COPD management.

Cost: Early Bird Discount: $432.00 | After 19 Mar: $480.00 Date: Monday 19 - Tuesday 20 April 2010 Venue: AMREP Education Centre, The Alfred Hospital

Advanced Haematology

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 joanne.martin@mh.org.au 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

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Cost: $240.00 Date: Tuesday 2 March 2010 Venue: AMREP Education Centre, The Alfred Hospital


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

Total Aged Services

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

E: office@totalagedservices.com.au W: www.totalagedservices.com.au

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

E: getinfo@rdns.com.au W: www.rdns.com.au

Melbourne CAREX 2010

Communicate Appropriately with Clients & Colleagues * NEW

At the Expo, we are pleased to announce an exciting range of concurrent half day fee paying seminars Venue: Main Grandstand, Caulfield Racecourse

EDUCATIONAL COURSES, CONFERENCES & EVENTS

This nationally accredited course has a focus upon interactive and experiential learning and provides participants with an opportunity to develop and exercise effective communication skills.

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)

RDNS Staff: Inservice External: $110.00 Date: Thursdays 11, 18 & 25 March 2010 Venue: RDNS Head Office, 31 Alma Road, St Kilda

Catheterising with Confidence

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

* NEW

This one day workshop is designed to prepare nurses to perform evidence based urethral or suprapubic catheterisation.

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

RDNS Staff: Inservice External: $155.00 Date: Thursday 18 March 2010 Venue: RDNS Head Office, 31 Alma Road, St Kilda

Dementia: Approaches to Care

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)

* NEW

This two day course will provide participants with an opportunity to identify key issues in the care of the client with dementia and explore contemporary management strategies.

Occupational Therapy: “Responding to Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia”

RDNS Staff: Inservice External: $220.00 Date: 17 & 24 March 2010 Venue: RDNS Head Office, 31 Alma Road, St Kilda

Diabetes: Introduction to management

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)

* NEW

This one day workshop will provide participants with an overview of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes including the pathophysiology and the impact of living with diabetes for the client and the family.

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

RDNS Staff: Inservice External: $110.00 Date: Tuesday 30 March 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.

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The mysterious Nabataeans were among the first known inhabitants of key parts of Arabia. A strong Arab tribe famed for its trading empire, it became an ally of imperial Rome before gradually submerging in the burgeoning Arab culture. The Nabataeans built these impressive tombs at Mada’in Saleh in Saudi Arabia, as well as their capital city of Petra in Jordan. Today their building tradition lives on in the form of an excellent modern healthcare system, and skilled, dedicated Western nurses are needed to help develop it further.

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


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The pre-Islamic archaeological site of Mada’in Saleh in the Al Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia dates mostly from the Nabatean kingdom (1st century AD). We really recommend it as a ‘must-see’ when you’re in the Gulf!

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