Continuing Medical Education Conferences in Australia
Dec 09 - 10, 2019 | CPD 11.00 | AUD $610 | Nutrition
Linking Diet and Disease Conference is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Dec 09 - 10, 2019 at Oaks on Collins, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 11 CPD Hours. Need for Program: The established connections between chronic illness and food mean that increasingly, nurses are required to explain why and engage with patients to meaningfully improve their health. This ability to recognise and act on clinical indicators of impaired health as a result of diet is becoming a key feature of modern nursing. Nurses growingly need to demonstrate nutritional literacy so as to assist a person to improve their health outcomes, and importantly, prevent, and in some cases, treat their disease. As people, often with the same questions and struggles as their patients, there’s a timely need time to empower nurses to help themselves, in order to help others. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this conference is to examine the link between diet and disease and integrate this knowledge into nursing practice so as to improve health outcomes for patients. Conference Overview: It’s easy to list foods in our diet and say whether they’re good for us or not, right? But – is it true? Is good or not true for all of us? And in what context, specifically? And, most importantly – WHY? As a population, we need to ask; how exactly is diet linked to disease? The growing relationship between chronic illness and food means that, increasingly, nurses are required to know how and why a person’s health needs to change. Modern thinking now suggests that striving to improve health is no longer as simple as “input versus output”. Attend this conference to learn how diet and disease are actually linked. Find out how you can realistically enable your patients to improve their health. Discover: • Why everything we put in our mouths is within our control • The brain’s response to an “obesogenic” environment • How the gut microbiome is connected to health • How successful medicines are for weight loss • Getting “buy-in” from patients who resist change and much, much more… Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this program it is expected that the participants will be able to: • Understand the broad link between certain foods and chronic illness, and explain this to your patient. • Use the data from a nutritional assessment to assist in the identification and improvement of a patient’s health status. • Explain simple approaches to weight loss and maintenance to your patients to assist them to overcome barriers to weight-loss. • Combine holistic nursing and health coaching principles to engage with patients and enable them to improve their health outcomes. Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
West Lakes, South Australia
Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) / Assistants in Nursing (AINs) Aged Care Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Dec 09 - 10, 2019 at Lakes Resort Hotel, West Lakes, South Australia, Australia. CPD Hours: 11 Hours.0 Min Conference Overview: Personal Care Attendants (PCA), Assistants in Nursing (AIN), and other carers in aged care are crucial to the wellbeing of older people. Attend this seminar and improve your understanding of: • How pressure ulcers develop and how to prevent them • Why skin is an important measure of health • Why deterioration occurs and what to do • Why falls happen, their consequences, and how to prevent them • Feeding and nutrition • Talking appropriately with residents and relatives • Elder abuse Need for Program: PCAs, AINs, and other carers now represent the main workforce in aged care. The increasing complexity of the special needs of older adults is resulting in a greater demand for more comprehensive quality care. Today’s aged care workforce demands caregivers to have fitting and high calibre skills and knowledge to ensure the wellbeing of this vulnerable population. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this seminar is to provide PCAs, AINs, and other carers who work in residential and community aged care with new knowledge and skills relating to the comprehensive care of older adults. Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of this program it is expected that the participants will be able to: • Older adults whose condition is deteriorating will be rapidly identified and the appropriate action initiated. • Meaningful conversations between residents, relatives and staff will be enhanced. • Pressure injuries in older adults will be prevented as a result of improved knowledge of skin health. • Residents requiring assistance with feeding will be properly nourished to maintain their wellbeing.
Perth, Western Australia
Medicines: Improve Your Knowledge Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Dec 09 - 10, 2019 at Perth, Western Australia, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is Nurses. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 11.30 CPD Hours. Course Overview: Medicines are one of the highest risk areas of practice for all nurses. This vital update will increase your confidence in: • Preventing medicine errors • How medicines act and are metabolised • Safe administration and storage of medicines • Common medicine interactions and side effects • Where to look for credible medicine information • How to educate patients about their medicines Need for Program: The administration of medicines is one of the riskiest areas of nursing practice and requires a thorough understanding of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. In this context, it is imperative that medicine interactions and unwanted side effects are readily identified. The combination of new and current medicines requires nurses to continually expand their knowledge and that of their patients. The onus for safe and quality practice remains with the professional handling of medicine. It is, therefore, imperative that nurses engage in evidence-based education. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this seminar is to provide up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge about the safe and quality use of medicines in nursing practice. Learning Objectives: • Analyse key concepts in pharmacology, such as how medicines exert their action, why the body’s handling of a medicine differs between individuals, and how this relates to appropriate dosage • Explain the reasons for different dosage forms and the advantages and disadvantages of different routes of administration • Source and appraise information about medicines and explain to a student nurse or colleague how to find and identify high-quality sources of information • Recognise circumstances that expose patients to medication misadventure and how to avoid them Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Respiratory Nursing Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Dec 02 - 03, 2019 at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is relevant to all nurses who care for people with respiratory disease. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 12.00 CPD Hours. Course Overview: Dyspnoea can be distressing for the person and respiratory failure is frightening. Respiratory disease is prevalent in our society and most nurses will care for people with lung problems or respiratory. Attend this program and get up to date on: • Key anatomy, physiology and principles relating to the respiratory system • Skills to assess people with respiratory issues • Current nursing management of: ○ acute respiratory failure ○ asthma and COPD ○ respiratory tract infections ○ pneumothorax and lung trauma • Acute oxygen therapy: A New paradigm (Swim between the flags) • Effective use of inhaled therapy: inhaler device technique & enabling adherence • Basic interpretation of ABGs and CXRs This seminar is relevant to all nurses who care for people with respiratory disease. Need for Program: Respiratory symptoms are common and nearly a third of Australians live with a chronic respiratory condition. In 2011, more than half a million deaths were related to COPD alone. Most nurses will care for people with these conditions and effective evidence-based management can change the course of their recovery, symptom impact, quality of life and even survival. Purpose of Program: The purpose of this seminar is to enable you to apply evidence-based knowledge and skills to your nursing practice with people with respiratory disease. Learning Objectives: • Conduct a comprehensive respiratory assessment based on knowledge of anatomy and physiology • Differentiate between a range of common acute and chronic respiratory signs and symptoms • Translate evidence-based management principles to nursing interventions of common respiratory illness • Alleviate respiratory distress by direct interventions and providing education to enable self-management Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Dec 09 - 13, 2019 | CPD Hours 40.00 | AUD $4250 | Musculoskeletal Radiology
Gold coast, Queensland
Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound - 5 Day Course is organized by Australian Institute of Ultrasound (AIU) and will be held from Dec 09 - 13, 2019 at Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Gold coast, Queensland, Australia. Accreditation: ACEM: This course accredited for 40 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as complying with ACEM standards and policies for Soft Tissue Ultrasound, Joint Dislocation, Fracture Surveillance, Arthrocentesis (guided by Ultrasound). ANZCA: Participants in the ANZCA and FPM CPD program may claim this course under the Knowledge and skills activity Short format learning at 2 credits per hour ACRRM: Approved for 30 PDP points; 30 points PRPD; 30 pts MOPS Radiology; 30 pts MOPS Emergency Medicine CICM: Lectures – Category 2A, points per hour 1; Demonstrations – Category 2B, points per hour 2; Skills – Category 3B, points per hour 3 RACGP: Activity Number: 103367, 40 Category 1 points. Specific Requirement Eligibility – Diagnostic radiology Description: This five day program is designed for all medical professionals with an interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques. The topics provide an overview of ultrasound pattern recognition in tendons and muscles and discussions on the avoidance of common inaccuracies encountered in practice. Particular emphasis is given to scanning protocols and “tips & hints” for obtaining high quality diagnoses. Practical tuition is in small group sessions using high resolution equipment and volunteer models. Practising without time constraint to produce a report allows registrants to concentrate on their particular objectives. Each day will comprise of a practical demonstration and tuition on one area of interest. Course Content: • Shoulder ultrasound • Elbow ultrasound • Wrist ultrasound • Hip ultrasound • Knee ultrasound • Ankle ultrasound Course Objectives: • To provide an intensive practical training environment • To provide an introduction to the anatomy and ultrasound examination of the shoulder and knee • To provide a working knowledge of protocols in each of the above areas • To allow registrants the opportunity to have questions on further areas of examination answered.
Gold coast, Queensland
Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasound (POCUS) - 5 Day Course is organized by Australian Institute of Ultrasound (AIU) and will be held from Dec 09 - 13, 2019 at Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Gold coast, Queensland, Australia. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 40 Category 1 points. This course is designed to take your clinical ultrasound practice to the next level extending your knowledge and skills through interactive case discussion and small group practical activities; it is relevant to those physicians who want to expand their ultrasound skills. It is assumed that you have rudimental experience in E-FAST, Cardiac and AAA scanning techniques and feel comfortable with basic image optimisation. This course exposes you to the Rapid Ultrasound in Shock Protocol (RUSH) which allows you to assess patients using a multimodality approach whilst managing severely ill patients. By the end of the third day you will feel comfortable to perform and interpret a simple RUSH examination. However, the unconscious patient may entail more than a simple RUSH protocol. Sometimes it is not enough to know the cause of the shock – sometimes you need to do something about it. Is there a fractured femur, requiring a femoral nerve block? Is cholecystitis the cause of this sepsis? Does your delirious patient have a dislocated shoulder requiring reduction? Does your unconscious patient with facial injury have a pupillary response - or raised intracerebral pressure? Attending to this course you will be able to risk stratify these problems far more quickly and safely than conventional investigation. You will go to the ‘outer edges’ of the RUSH protocol. We will revise and optimise your gallbladder scanning. We will also look at rapid identification of fractures and dislocations, identification of nerves. Course Content:- • Review of Physics principles • Rapid Ultrasound in Shock Protocol (EFAST,AAA,DVT,BELS,IVC) • Lung • Right upper quadrant pain (For 2018 courses only Biliary is available) • Basic Soft Tissue • Vascular Access Course Objective:- On completion of the course the following topics will be covered: • Identify the parameters of safe application of ultrasound in medical diagnosis • Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing ultrasound • Practice "hands on" ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions • Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures required to answer common clinical questions • Perform E-FAST, AAA, biliary tract, BELS, vascular access, proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT), basic soft tissue, and lungs ultrasound techniques • Use the Rush protocol in the clinical field • Recognise the variants and abnormalities from presentations & case-based learning. • Incorporate the ultrasound skills with the clinical situation to make appropriate management decisions • Describe the limitations of ultrasound • List when to on-refer patients for formal scanning.
Dec 09 - 10, 2019 | CME 10.45 | Free | Behavioral Health
Sydney, New South Wales
Defusing Difficult Staff Behaviours Seminar is organized by Ausmed Education Pty Ltd and will be held from Dec 09 - 10, 2019 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 10.45 CPD Hours. Conference Overview: Disruptive behaviours in the healthcare environment increase risk by interfering with the provision of safe patient care. This popular program explores this issue and teaches strategies to deal with a range of disruptive and difficult behaviours. In what can often be a stressful and fast-paced environment, where communication problems, anxiety, and stress can manifest as difficult behaviours that, if not managed skillfully, can escalate to conflict and even aggression. In many workplaces, there is conflict between coworkers, with manipulative or domineering behaviours leading to communication breakdown. Learn skills to identify the triggers and defuse these behaviours before they escalate. This two-day seminar includes topics such as human behaviour, communication, aggression management, and defusing difficult situations when they arise with patients, visitors, and staff. This is an essential learning experience for everyone that works in health care. Need for Program: A positive approach to defusing difficult or disruptive behaviours is essential in healthcare settings, where individuals, including staff, patients and visitors, may be under extraordinary or extreme stress. While many courses focus primarily on aggression management, this seminar covers the early interventions that may defuse disruptive situations early and prevent escalation. You will also learn how to deal with conflict and aggression, and improve your communication skills in challenging situations. Purpose of Program: Defusing Difficult Behaviours is a two-day seminar designed to enhance your skills in defusing difficult behaviours, managing conflict, and preventing and dealing with aggression. Participants will learn about communication, human behaviour, and behavioural influences. This seminar relates to managing the behaviour of co-workers, patients, visitors, and anyone behaving in a disruptive or difficult manner. Learning Objectives: • Examine your understanding of human behaviour to increase your insight into disruptive behaviours • Determine the most significant behavioural influences that may lead to disruptive behaviours • Evaluate and expand your skills in managing behavioural issues with staff, patients, and visitors • Develop solution-focused communication skills for defusing conflict, aggression, and disruptive behaviour Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Dec 09 - 11, 2019 | CME 40.00 | AUD $2850 | Critical Care Medicine
Gold coast, Queensland
Intensive Care / RUSH – 3 Day Course is organized by Australian Institute of Ultrasound (AIU) and will be held from Dec 09 - 11, 2019 at Australian Institute of Ultrasound, Gold coast, Queensland, Australia. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 40 Points. Description:- RUSH is just one of many acronyms to describe ultrasound in hypotension, or critical illness. It asks simple questions about heart function, lung function, and vascular integrity - both large and small vessels. It may include a limited search for common causative agents. Rather than teaching a rigid protocol, it looks at the logic behind multisystem scanning and how to fit it to the individual patient. This course is applicable for all levels of physicians who aim to incorporate the Rapid Ultrasound in Shock Protocol (RUSH) in their management through a multimodality approach. It is assumed that you have rudimentary experience in E-FAST, AAA and Cardiac scanning techniques and feel comfortable with basic image optimisation. On the first day, your technique will be revised, polished and expanded by adding DVT scanning. On Day 2, your cardiac scanning skills be will extended finishing with further depth on needle visualisation for ultrasound guided procedures, as steep needle techniques are very important for anyone considering pericardiocentesis. On the third day, you will learn lung scanning and we summarise with some case based discussion, aiming to make feel you comfortable to perform and interpret a simple RUSH examination. Course Content:- • Review of Physics principles • EFAST protocol • Abdominal aortic Aneurysm • Proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT) • Basic Echo in Life support (BELS) • Lung • Vascular Access • Rush Protocol Course Objective:- On completion of the course the following topics will be covered: • Identify the parameters of safe application of ultrasound in medical diagnosis • Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing ultrasound • Practice "hands on" ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions • Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures required to answer common clinical questions • Perform E-FAST, AAA, BELS, vascular access, proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and lungs • Use the Rush protocol in the clinical field • Recognise the variants and abnormalities from presentations & case-based learning. • Incorporate the ultrasound skills with the clinical situation to make appropriate management decisions • Describe the limitations of ultrasound • List when to on-refer patients for formal scanning.
Sydney, New South Wales
Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Course is organized by Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) Australia and will be held from Dec 10 - 12, 2019 at UNSW Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The target audience for this medical event is suitable for doctors, nurses and paramedics looking to increase their confidence and clinical skills in paediatric acute care. CPD Accreditation: Candidates who are members of RACGP & ACRRM may be eligible to receive 40 QI&CPD points for an Accredited Category 1 Activity. Course Description: The course covers the following themes: Life support • Basic life support • Advanced support of the airway and ventilation • Cardiac arrest management and defibrillation Diagnosis and management of the seriously ill child • Breathing difficulties • Shock • Abnormal pulse rate and rhythm • Decreased conscious level • Convulsing child Diagnosis and management of the seriously injured child • Chest injury • Abdominal injury • Head trauma • Spinal injury • Burns and scalds • Electrical injuries and drowning Practical procedures • Airway and breathing • Circulation • Trauma • Interpreting trauma X-rays • Stabilisation and transfer Further topics • Fluid and electrolyte management • Acid-base balance • Pain management • Septic child • Neurological assessment • Resuscitation of the baby at birth and more Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Comprehensive Obstetric Ultrasound - 4 Day Course is organized by Zedu Ultrasound Training Solutions (UTS) and will be held from Dec 10 - 13, 2019 at Zedu Ultrasound Training Solutions, Ivanhoe, Victoria, Australia. Course Description: This comprehensive course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to confirm foetal viability and position, number of foetuses, placenta location, as well as perform AFI, foetal Doppler and basic foetal biometry scans. With expert guided hands-on scanning, evaluation of scanning technique and critique of images obtained you will have the freedom and time to gain confidence in your ultrasound technique. Course Accreditation: ACRRM | 30 PRPD & 30 Obstetrics and Gynaecology / Women's Health, 30 Radiology MOPS. Grant eligible Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics, Surgery, Obstetrics RACGP | Activity Number: 84528, 40 Category 1 points. Eligible for Procedural and Training Grants RANZCOG | This meeting has been approved for 28 PD points in the Clinical Expertise domain of the RANZCOG Continuing Professional Development Program Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course you will be able to: • Modify ultrasound system controls to attain basic practical proficiency in image optimisation, including transducer seclection, focus, depth correction, TGC curve, gain settings • Utilise the calculations package to perform foetal biometry measurements, assessment of AFI and foetal Doppler • Demonstrate basic practical proficiency in performing and interpreting the following • Transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound assessment of the pelvis • Ultrasound evaluation in the first trimester • 2nd and 3rd trimester biometric assessment • 3rd trimester ultrasound assessment of foetal well being, placental location and evaluation of the cervix • Discuss pregnancy loss criteria • Discuss the sonographic assessment of pain and bleeding in the 1st trimester • Discuss the role of ultrasound in assessment of multiple pregnancie