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Recognition and Clinical Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient
19-29 November 2019 | PNG | 24 CPD Hours

Conference Program:

In this Conference, we will explore the assessment of a patient with a variety of clinical disorders and conditions that include cardiac, respiratory, abdominal, and electrolyte imbalance. The teaching methodology will contain clinical scenarios that will assist the Nurse to recognise clinical deterioration and apply a critical thinking approach. The communication strategies to support patient assessment will also be investigated.

Assertion training is incorporated into the Conference content in recognition of this skill as a vital component of ensuring effective communication within the health care team.

Knowledge + Critical Thinking + Assertive Skills = Expert Nurse.

All three of these components will be explored in this conference framework.

Conference Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore the skills required to recognise and undertake clinical assessment of the Deteriorating Patient
  • Review a variety of clinical conditions relating to cardiac and respiratory disease, abdominal disorders, and electrolyte imbalance
  • Discover how to apply critical thinking via a scenario-based teaching approach
  • Gain assertiveness skills to enhance effective communication, and timely intervention, within the health care team

Our Presenter:

Anne Evans-Murray, Registered Nurse; Registered Counsellor; Certificate 1V in Assessment and Workplace Training; Upgraded certificate 1V in Training and Assessment; Diploma of Counselling (Grief and Loss, Relationship Counselling); Bachelor of Health Science; Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary); Masters in Education (Curriculum Development); Graduate Certificate in Critical Care.

Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents, but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

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The Program:

DAY ONE:

19 November 2019

Departing Brisbane

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 the port.

Evening: 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: 20 November 2019 | At Sea | 6 CPD Hours

0900 – 1100

Review of Normal Electrophysiology | FF

In this session you will:

  • Investigate the foundation of electrocardiology and the cardiac cycle with review of sinus rhythm.
  • Explore assessment of normal and abnormal parameters or values of the cardiac cycle. Outlining the difference between sinus tachycardia and supraventricular tachycardia.
  • Discuss the Nurse’s role in monitoring of a patient who has taken an overdose of anti-depressants.
  • Knowledge of long QT interval with patients with overdose or electrolyte disturbances.
  • Practice the drawing of sinus rhythm and parameters onto graph paper.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1100 – 1230

Metabolic Syndrome | FF
In this session you will:

  • Examine the causes of Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Explore the controversy of the fat and sugar debate.
  • Review the worldwide epidemic of obesity and metabolic syndrome.
  • Investigate the controversy of statins and the fat cholesterol debate.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1330 – 1430

Assessment of the Patient with Artrial Fibrillation | W
In this session, you will:

  • Discuss the epidemic of Atrial Fibrillation.
  • Review the impact of AF on patient service delivery.
  • Examine the serious complications of untreated AF – reinforcing the link between AF, CVA, and heart failure.
  • Explore the Nursing responsibilities of a patient who presents with new-onset AF in the general wards.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1430 – 1600

Cardiac Auscultation | FF
In this session you will:

  • Explore normal and abnormal heart sounds.
  • Examine the measurement of JVP as it is demonstrated.
  • Gain an understanding of the procedure on how to auscultate the heart as demonstrated by Anne in a step by step steps outline
  • Review how abnormal heart sounds relate to the complications of MI, heart failure, endocarditis, and valve disorders.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

DAY THREE: 21 November 2019 | At Sea | 6 CPD Hours

0900 – 1200

Assessment of Chest Pain | FF
In this session you will:

  • Review the Nursing responsibilities of a patient who presents with chest pain.
  • Learn how to interpret the 12 lead ECG.
  • Participate in evidence based discussion on the role of oxygen with chest pain and the latest Australian, New Zealand guidelines (ANZCOR 2016).
  • Discuss the difference in presentation of stable and unstable angina.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1400 – 1530

Takotsubo Syndrome and Others | FF

In this session you will:

  • Explore clinical assessment of a patient with Takotsubo syndrome.
  • Discuss the link between bereavement and development of heart failure.
  • Investigate gender issues in the presentation with the development of Takotsubo syndrome.
  • Review other causes of chest pain such as Takotsubo syndrome and chest pain in women with spontaneous coronary artery dissection.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1530 – 1700

Endocarditis | FF
In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the aetiology of endocarditis. Gain an understanding of the aetiology of endocarditis.
  • Review the clinical assessment of a patient with Endocarditis.
  • Explore the increase in the incidence of endocarditis in younger populations.
  • Discuss early recognition of the serious complications of endocarditis and how this reduces the mortality rate.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

DAY FOUR: 22 November 2019 | Onshore Alotau

Alotau

The Capital of Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay Province, Alotau is steeped in history, rich in culture and blessed with natural beauty.

Join us on a tour of the local hospital where we will tour the facility with our Nursing colleagues and discuss the delivery of Nursing services reviewing the similarities and differences – this is an opportunity to learn from each other.

DAY FIVE: 23 November 2019 | Onshore Kitava

Kitava

Located in Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay Province, Kitava is a small island off the main Trobiand Island of Kiriwina. Here life remains as it was thousands of years ago with very little external influence. The landing site is surrounded by stunning white sand beaches lined with natural shade-trees, just offshore lies the picture perfect sand atoll Nuratu Island. This truly is a slice of heaven.

DAY SIX: 24 November 2019 | Onshore Rabaul

Rabaul

Located on Papua New Guinea’s north eastern tip, this province – blessed with natural beauty but plagued with an unlucky past – has literally risen from the ashes.

Join us on a tour of the local hospital where we will tour the facility with our Nursing colleagues and discuss the delivery of Nursing services reviewing the similarities and differences – this is an opportunity to learn from each other.

DAY SEVEN: 25 November 2019 | Onshore Kiriwina Island

Kiriwina Island

Spend the day exploring this stunning port of call.
Located in Papua New Guinea’s Milne Bay Province, Kiriwina is the largest and by far the most populous of the Trobriand Islands, and home to one of the most colourful and fascinating cultures on earth.

DAY EIGHT: 26 November 2019 | Onshore The Conflict Islands

The Conflict Islands

Today’s stop gives you the opportunity to experience untouched natural beauty.

Don’t be fooled by the name, this is paradise in the Coral Sea! The Conflict Islands are made up of 21 untouched islands in Papua New Guinea. With spectacular reefs, palm trees and deep blue seas, the Conflict Islands are home to an incredible array of marine wildlife.

DAY NINE: 27 November 2019 | At Sea | 6 CPD Hours

0900 – 1100

Recognition of the Work-place Bully and Managing Difficult Situations | FF

In this session you will:

  • Discussion on the effect of bullying behaviour on the Nurse who has been targeted. 
  • Effects on patient care, when bullying is allowed to go unchecked. 
  • Examining in depth the tactics that are common to all bullies. 
  • Outlining the different levels of bullying and how it affects the targets. 
  • Outline the profile of the target, and their positive attributes.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1100 – 1200

Management of Difficult Situations | FF

In this session you will:

  • Investigate the concept of “assertion and the Nurse” discussing communication strategies used in difficult situations.
  • Explore gender differences in communication styles.
  • Review self-esteem and the link to confidence, the avoidance of burnout, and effective communication.
  • Gain an understanding that advanced Nursing skills include that of advanced communication.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1400 – 1700

Management of Difficult Situations Continued | FF

In this session you will:

  • Investigate the concept of “assertion and the Nurse” discussing communication strategies used in difficult situations.
  • Explore gender differences in communication styles.
  • Review self-esteem and the link to confidence, the avoidance of burnout, and effective communication.
  • Gain an understanding that advanced Nursing skills include that of advanced communication.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

DAY TEN: 28 November 2019 | At Sea | 6 CPD Hours

800 – 0900

Reconition of Deterioration of a Patient with a Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade | W

In this session you will:

  • Explore the physiology of a pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade.
  • Review the responsibilities of the Nurse in a general ward or cardiothoracic ward when a patient deteriorates after a minor procedure.
  • Understand the concept of Becks triad post insertion of a PICC line or after pacemaker insertion, or any cardiac intervention.
  • Examine the procedure for measuring jugular venous pressure.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

0900 – 1000

Electolyte Imbalance and Others | W

In this session you will:

  • Review the assessment of the post-op patient with electrolyte imbalance.
  • Examine the abnormalities of: hyponatremia, hyperkalemia, and hypocalcemia.
  • Explore the increasing epidemic of caffeine ingestion and cocaine use and the resultant effect on the heart and the formation of cardiac arrhythmias and myocardial infarction.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1000 – 1200

Respiratory Assessment | FF

In this session you will:

  • Explore advanced assessment skills.
  • Apply critical thinking.
  • Review the concept of assertive communication to prevent further deterioration of the patient.• Reflect on your own practice.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1400 – 1500

Abdominal Assessment | FF

In this session you will:

  • Learn how to recognize the patient deteriorating with peritonitis, bowel obstruction, and abdominal bleeding.
  • Discuss the techniques of performing an abdominal assessment.
  • Review two case scenarios of dissecting aneurysm and a missed bowel obstruction.
  • Reflect on your own clinical practice.
Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

1500 – 1600

Clinical Scenarios and Summary of Content | FF

This session assists attendees to apply the content of the Conference to their clinical setting. Discussion of the main points of each of the Conference session will be provided. Completion of a worksheet in this session will allow each participant to reflect on key concepts provided as well as practice ECG and arrhythmia interpretation.

Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter

Farewell Reception

Take this opportunity to enjoy a complimentary Drinks and Canapes function as the conference draws to a close and we say farewell to new friends and colleagues – safe travels home..

DAY ELEVEN: 29 November 2019 | Disembark | Brisbane – Safe Travels

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION COST

$890.00

COSTS & INCLUSIONS

  • 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
  • A Conference Presenter that is a recognised expert in their field and is 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
  • 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

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.

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