Feb/Mar 2019 | Recognition and Clinical Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient | New Zealand

Feb/Mar 2019 | Recognition and Clinical Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient | New Zealand

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Developing knowledge on how to recognise and perform advanced clinical assessment on a patient who is deteriorating is an expectation of the evolving role of the Clinical Nurse.

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.

Learning Outcomes:

In this Conference you will:

  • 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

The 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.

Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.

Anne has a passionate commitment to empower all clinical staff through increased awareness and knowledge of the critically ill patient’s condition so that timely intervention is implemented, which will benefit patient outcomes.

She is the author of three books; “ECGs Simply”,  “Interpretation of Chest X-rays Simply” and ‘Uncomplicating Life, Simply’.  Her ECG book is a textbook sold in many universities in Australia.

The Venue: Radiance of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas features acres of glass enclosing the nine-storey central atrium, lifts facing the sea and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, you’ll never be at a loss for an incredible view.

The Program: (Click to download a 1-Page Program) (Click to download the Program)

DAY 1 – 23 FEBRUARY 2019 | DEPART MELBOURNE
18:45 Set sail
Evening: VIP Travel Club Function
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VIP Travel Club members invitation will be emailed prior to sail date.

DAY 2 – 24 FEBRUARY 2019 | AT SEA
0800 – 0900: Conference Registration
0900 – 1100: Review of normal electrophysiology
1100 – 1115: Break
1115 – 1215: Assessment of the patient with Atrial Fibrillation
1215 – 1345: Lunch
1345 – 1515: Metabolic syndrome
1515 – 1530: Break
1530 – 1700: Cardiac Auscultation

DAY 3 – 25 FEBRUARY 2019 | AT SEA 
0900 – 1200: Assessment of Chest Pain
1200 – 1345: Lunch
1345 – 1515: Takotsubo Syndrome and Others
1515 – 1530: Break
1530 – 1700: Endocarditis

DAY 4 – 26 FEBRUARY 2019 | CRUISING
MILFORD SOUND
The Maori believed a divine mason carved Milford Sound. The fjord is a geological wonder of the ice age, where waterfalls cascade over sheer cliffs into the dark waters below and mountains dominated by Mitre Peak reach towards the sky.
DOUBTFUL SOUND 
You can only experience the grand scenery and tranquillity of this magnificent fjord by boat. Doubtful Sound sustains an amazing array of wildlife. In the rainy season, its steep hills are covered with hundreds of waterfalls.
DUSKY SOUND 
Part of New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park, Dusky Sound was long the site of Maori camps but few permanent settlements. Captain Cook spent five weeks exploring the dramatic coastline that edges the mountainous wilderness.

1730 – 1830: Book Signing – Join us for a coffee, while Anne takes this opportunity to discuss her book and the experience that led her to put pen to paper.

DAY 5 – 27 FEBRUARY 2019 | PORT OF CALL: DUNEDIN
Dunedin proudly celebrates its Scottish heritage but gold-rush fortunes are behind its grand Victorian and Edwardian architecture. From here you can also explore the Otago Peninsula, home to penguin colonies and scenic coastline.

Optional Shore Tour: Details to be advised closer to the sail date.

1830 – 1930: Exclusive NfN Member’s drinks and canapes function.

DAY 6 – 28 FEBRUARY 2019 | PORT OF CALL: AKAROA
Set on a beautiful harbour, Akaroa is a quaint resort town with unique French heritage. It’s your gateway to Christchurch and amazing South Island nature, from the volcanic Banks Peninsula to the mountains of the Southern Alps.

Optional Shore Tour: Details to be advised closer to the sail date.

DAY 7 – 1 MARCH 2019 | PORT OF CALL: WELLINGTON
Wellington embraces its reputation as a cool ‘little’ capital. The city centre is compact but there’s no shortage of big-city culture. The charm extends to the surrounding green hillsides while countryside and rugged coast are within easy reach.

Optional Shore Tour: Details to be advised closer to the sail date.

DAY 8 – 2 MARCH 2019 | PORT OF CALL: PICTON
The seaside town of Picton is your base for exploring the beautiful scenery, pristine waters and wildlife of the Marlborough Sounds. A short drive brings you to sunny Blenheim, the heart of Marlborough’s acclaimed wine region.

Optional Shore Tour: Details to be advised closer to the sail date.

DAY 9 – 3 MARCH 2019 | AT SEA
A
 day celebrating the art and skill of Communication – The Assertive Nurse
0900 – 1100: Recognition of the work-place bully and managing difficult situations
1100 – 1300: Lunch
1300 – 1700: Management of Difficult Situations

DAY 10 – 4 MARCH 2019 | AT SEA
0900 – 1000: Recognition of deterioration of a patient with a pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade
1000 – 1130: Respiratory assessment
1145 – 1200: Break
1200 – 1300: Electrolyte imbalance and others
1300 – 1430: Lunch
1430 – 1600: Abdominal assessment
1600 – 1700: Clinical scenarios and summary of content

Evening: Conference farewell canapes and drinks session

DAY 11 –  5 MARCH 2019 | ARRIVE SYDNEY
0630: Disembark – safe travels

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