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THE TRANSFORMING ROLE OF THE PERIOPERATIVE NURSE
27 Oct – 3 Nov 2019 | The Mexican Riviera | 18 CPD Hours

Conference Program:

This seminar is designed to look at evidence-based literature and a deeper understanding of the perioperative environment; explore some of the possible emergency situations perioperative Nurses may face, and, provide knowledge to perform during these emergencies with confidence
skill and know-how to deliver safer patient care.

Conference Learning Outcomes:

  • To explore and more deeply understand the perioperative environment and how this may impact on adverse events
  • To provide evidence-based information about perioperative incidents from a case history perspective, and explore how we can prepare and prevent these occurrences
  • To discuss and understand the physiology and treatment of some perioperative emergency situations
  • To come away feeling educated, empowered and realising that perioperative nurses are
    brilliant! 

Our Presenters:

PAULA FORAN
PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPAN

Dr Paula Foran has a Graduate Diploma in Adult Education & Training awarded from the University of Melbourne, a Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment & Training, a Master Degree in professional education and training and has received her PhD for her doctoral thesis, “The Value of Guided Operating Theatre Experience for Undergraduate Nurses”, undertaken at Deakin University.

Paula has a number of publications and book chapters to her credit, & has been a guest speaker, and presented Keynote presentations at National & International Conferences. Paula has been awarded the ‘Most Popular Presenter’ for her keynote address at the International Collaboration of Perianaesthesia Nurses (ICPAN) and now will present at the next ICPAN conference in Cancun, Mexico in November 2019.

KEN HAMBRECHT
RN, ICU Cert., B.Sc, (Physiology & Biochem.), M.I.Biol, M.Ed., J.P. MACN

Ken is a unit co-ordinator of two master level subjects with The University of Tasmania; is a senior lecturer for Critical Care Education Services, the National Education Officer for the Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN); sits on the Victorian Consultative Council for Anaesthetic Morbidity and Mortality and has been the ‘Chief Examiner’ for Perianaesthesia nursing in Australia until 20 has
extensive experience in the area of Critical Care practice & education.

Ken has had more than 20 years of experience co-ordinating & teaching in Critical Care Courses & involvement in Medical Education. Ken is a past President of the Victorian Branch of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses (CACCN), & has also been a National Executive member of CACCN.

The Program:

DAY ONE: 27 OCT 2019 | DEPART: LOS ANGELES

Conference Welcome and Registration Function | (Venue and Time: TBA)

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to LA.

Evening (Venue and Time: TBA): Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function. All delegates are required to attend the conference registration session in order to collect their conference pack & confirm registration details to ensure the correct issuing of their CPD certificate.

DAY TWO: 28 OCT 2019 | AT SEA | CPD: 6 HOURS

Preparing the Crew for a Harmonious and Happy “Cruise”

0900 – 1030

Professionalism in the Perioperative Environment | Face to Face

Teamwork is an integral part of perioperative Nursing however several factors can impede this process having negative effects of patient safety whilst in the Operating Room (OR). The aim of this presentation is to openly discuss the difficult issues that can prevent the smooth running of an operating suite, disrupt communication and promote poor staff health and morale. This presentation will provide a definition of professionalism, discuss language, confidentiality (phone, internet and social media), and setting people up to fail. Each issue will be followed by an appropriate solution to the problem.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

1030 – 1130

Human Factors and Situational Awareness | Face to Face

‘Human factors’ may be defined as the environmental, organisational and job factors, and human and individual characteristics which influence behaviour at work in a way which can affect health and safety (Health and Safety Executive United Kingdom 2016). Situational Awareness’ is the ability to identify, process, and comprehend the critical elements of information about what is happening to the team with regards to the mission (United States Coastguard 2016). Recent studies indicate that the main cause (70%) of perioperative adverse events can be attributed to human factors and lack team members’ non-technical skills, such as; poor communication, poor teamwork, poor leadership, poor decision-making, and poor situational awareness (Green, Tsiroyannis & Brennan 2016). These topics will be discussed in an effort to improve human factors, situational awareness and patient safety.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

1430 – 1600

Perioperative Fatigue | Face to Face

Heavy workloads and in some cases ‘on call’ shifts all add to perioperative fatigue. Long working hours by staff pose the greatest threat to patient safety because fatigue, slows reaction time, diminishes attention to detail, decreases energy, and contributes to errors (American Society of Registered Nurses 2010). This presentation will describe the circumstances leading to fatigue, highlight the Australian College of Perioperative Nurse’s guideline on fatigue and illuminate the real cost of perioperative fatigue to both perioperative Nurses and their patients.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

1600 – 1700

The Surgical Count | Self-Directed

In preparation for tomorrow’s presentation, please access and read YOUR OWN organisation’s policy on ‘the surgical count’ and the screening tool used in your hospital for venous thromboembolism.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

DAY THREE: 29 OCT 2019 | AT SEA | CPD: 6 HOURS

Preparing the Crew for a Safe Passage in Rough Seas

0900 – 1030

Forgotten something? – Retained items | Self-Directed

Whilst literature often refers to retained items as a ‘never event’ this occurrence still occurs. This presentation will look at the prevalence of retained items, and mechanism that can be put in place to assist in prevention.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

1030 – 1130

Perioperative Prevention & Management of Venous Thromboembolism | Face to Face

The prevention and management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is often at odds with hospital guidelines and practice (Hibbert et al. 2016). A recent CareTrack Australia study reported that appropriate care (in line with evidence-based or consensus-based guidelines) is only being provided for VTE in just over half of eligible encounters (Hibbert et al. 2016). This presentation will present case histories revealing the real-life impact of VTE, look at how VTE formation occurs, and discuss preventative measures.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

1130 – 1230

Perioperative Inadvertent Hypothermia | Face to Face

The prevention and management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is often at odds with hospital guidelines and practice (Hibbert et al. 2016). A recent CareTrack Australia study reported that appropriate care (in line with evidence-based or consensus-based guidelines) is only being provided for VTE in just over half of eligible encounters (Hibbert et al. 2016). This presentation will present case histories revealing the real-life impact of VTE, look at how VTE formation occurs, and discuss preventative measures.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

1430 – 1600

Case Histories from the Coroner informing our Perioperative Practice | Face to Face

This presentation will look at published case histories of incidents that have occurred in the perioperative environment with a view to learning in hindsight.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

1600 – 1700

Management of Anaphylaxis and Massive Blood Transfusion | Self-Directed

In preparation for the next session on November 2nd, please access and read YOUR OWN organisation’s policy on ‘Management of Anaphylaxis’ and ‘Massive Blood Transfusion’.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

DAY FOUR: 30 OCT 2019 | PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO

Puerto Vallarta

Smaller and more subdued than Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta has retained a good deal of its small village charm along with 26 miles of spectacular beaches along the Banderas Bay. Stroll the cobblestone streets to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Or peruse the many local wares for sale at the open-air markets.

DAY FIVE: 31 OCT 2019 | MAZATLAN, MEXICO

Mazatlan

Combine a first-class beach resort with a city with an illustrious, colonial past and you’ve got Mazatlan. Sip on some Margaritas and enjoy the authentic Mexican cuisine. Take a drive along the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Then visit the many shops offering local crafts.

DAY SIX: 01 NOV 2019 | CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO

CABO SAN LUCAS

Cabo’s signature landmark is El Arco (“The Arch”), a rock formation at the tip of “Land’s End.” The jewel of the Baja Peninsula is famous for its world-class sportfishing, as well as its high-end resorts and exclusive gated communities that line an area simply called “the Corridor.”

DAY SEVEN 02 NOV 2019 | AT SEA | CPD: 6 HOURS

‘Man the Lifeboats’: Emergencies Situation at Sea

0900 – 1030 

Malignant Hyperthermia | Face to Face

Malignant Hyperthermia is an uncommon disorder of skeletal muscle, with autosomal dominant inheritance, involving abnormal skeletal muscle calcium metabolism (Chan et al. 2017). Rapid recognition, and
management is required to treat and manage this life-threatening situation. Definitions, underlying physiology and treatment will be presented.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

1030 – 1130

Perioperative Anaphylaxis | Face to Face

Although infrequent, potentially catastrophic anaphylactic reactions may occur anytime during the perioperative period thus anaphylaxis continues to be a major concern for all perioperative staff. The effective anticipation, prevention, and treatment of these reactions represent real challenges for all medical and Nursing staff who must work in close cooperation during these events (Mertes & Florvaag 2016). This presentation will explain the pathophysiology behind anaphylaxis and discuss current evidence-based practice for the treatment and management of this emergency situation.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

1130 – 1230 

CPR in the OR: A Case History Approach | Face to Face 

Cardiopulmonary arrest may occur at any stage of the perioperative journey. Whilst all nurses are trained in the basic life support and often also advanced life support, this presentation will offer specific understanding of this emergency occurrence and management in the OR by taking a case history approach.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

1430 – 1600

Massive Transfusion Therapy | Self-Directed Webinar

In this session, we will explore the latest information on sexual health in the Primary health care field. The latest statistics and conditions of concern will be discussed. The Cambodian experience will also be noted as a point of interest.

Ken Hanbrecht

RN, ICU Cert., B.Sc, (Physiology & Biochem.), M.I.Biol, M.Ed., J.P. MACN

1600 – 1700

Putting it all Together | Face to Face

An opportunity to ask any further questions from the seminar learnings and to discuss how this education provided maybe able to change practice on return to the perioperative environment.

Paula Foran

PhD., R.N. FACORN, FACPN

 

Tonight we say our final goodbyes to new friends as we enjoy a farewell function.

 

DAY NINE: 17/02/2020 | Phnom Penh

 

Today we depart Phnom Penh – safe travels!

 

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION COST

$990

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION INCLUDES: 

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
  • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice
  • A Conference pack that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • The opportunity to meet as a group in various Conference open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio
  • A dedicated Conference cruise desk open daily to address any questions and provide information as required

What’s not Included:

  • Travel Costs
  • Cabin Costs
  • Travel Insurance

What you don’t have to worry about:

  • Housework
  • Cooking Meals
  • The Boss

The Nurses for Nurses Network strongly recommends customers take out travel insurance at the time of registration for an event, to cover any unforeseen circumstances that may prevent them attending and thus incur any financial loss.

Disclaimer:  The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfNN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

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