Nursing

Adult Pain Management Course

Overview:

This study day aims to increase participants’ theoretical knowledge regarding management of patients experiencing acute pain states in the hospital setting. The day will provide the Registered Nurse with a refresher into the pathophysiology of Acute Pain states and will examine strategies employed to manage Acute Pain.

 

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Advance Care Planning

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A workshop in advance care planning, including ethical principles and capacity issues relevant to this process.

 

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Alcohol and Other Drugs Course

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This study day aims to increase participants’ theoretical knowledge in relation to patients affected by alcohol & other drugs issues and develop skills in how to manage the issues that arise from intoxication and withdrawal.

 

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Cardiac Rhythm Recognition Workshop

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The study day will provide participants with basic to intermediate knowledge of the heart and the conduction system to improve their rhythm interpretation skills and enable them to confidently care for the monitored patient. This course will focus on rhythm strips and not 12 lead interpretation.

 

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Cardiopulmonary Transplant Nursing Course

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This study day aims to increase theoretical knowledge about the complexities of providing nursing care for patients who undergo the process and procedures of Cardiothoracic Transplantation. It is designed to meet the needs of those nurses working directly or indirectly with patients who undergo cardiothoracic transplantation.

 

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Crisis Management in Anaesthetic & Recovery Nursing

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The aim of this one day workshop is to improve team performance in anaesthetic/recovery emergencies using simulation and case studies.

 

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CVADs - care and management of vascular access devices

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This program aims to increase participants’ knowledge of the care and management of vascular access devices, and provide evidence-based guidelines for assessing and managing peripheral and central venous access devices (including peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs), midlines, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), tunnelled devices (e.g. Hickman catheters), implantable devices (e.g. Portacaths) and Vascaths.

 

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Cytotoxic Medications Workshop

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This program develops participants’ theoretical knowledge to safely and effectively manage cytotoxic medications.

 

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Diabetes management in the hospital setting

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The program aims to increase participant’s knowledge to safely and effectively manage the inpatient with diabetes.

 

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ECG Interpretation Workshop

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This one-day workshop aims to further increase the participant’s understanding of cardiac axis, identifying ischemic changes and location of infarction within the myocardium, as well as develop their ability to analyse aberrant conduction such as bundle branch blocks, narrow and wide complex tachyarrhythmias.

 

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ECMO Workshop: ICU Management of the ECMO Patient

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ECMO Workshop: ICU Management of the ECMO Patient

 

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Engaging Learners - Practical Tips for Clinical Education

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This program aims to facilitate the development of skills and knowledge critical to educate adult learners in the clinical setting. This program has been designed to support the provision of high standard education for health clinicians who provide education as part of their clinical role. In addition to utilising informative and interactive sessions, this program includes sessions which will encourage delegate participation and reflection. Participants will have the opportunity to develop p ...

 

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Enrolled Nurse Study Day

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The Enrolled Nurses Study Day program will provide education, guidelines and offer a range of strategies for ENs to build capacity within the context of their clinical practice. The Study Day will be designed around the NMBA Standards for EN practice 2016 along with current research findings and SVH governance to identify current safe and evidence based patient care. Each Study Day program will be developed to meet the EN current learning needs and aims to encourage ENs to participate in program ...

 

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HIV and Hepatitis Awareness Course

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A one day program which aims to increase participants’ theoretical knowledge in relation to patients affected by HIV and viral hepatitis.

 

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Introduction to Cancer Nursing

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A two day program which aims to increase participants’ knowledge about nursing care that is required by patients when they are undergoing treatment/s for cancer. The course includes didactic presentations, interactive discussions, case studies and group work scenarios.

 

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Introduction to GIT and Colorectal Nursing

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This program aims to develop the knowledge and skills required when caring for patients with gastrointestinal and colorectal issues and disorders such as bowel disease, stoma care, enteral feeding, TPN, surgical interventions and complications.

 

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Introduction to Grief and Bereavement

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An introductory course on the processes of bereavement and the experiences of bereaved people.

 

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Introduction to Head and Neck

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This study day aims to increase participants’ theoretical knowledge in relation to the head and neck specialty.

 

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Introduction to Neurological Nursing

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A two day program which aims to increase participants’ theoretical knowledge in relation to patients affected by neurological conditions.

 

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Introduction to Orthopaedic Nursing

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This program covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of orthopaedic and trauma nursing to provide participants with the foundational knowledge and skill required in this specialty area. The program is co-taught across The Mater, St. Vincent’s Public and St. Vincent’s Private Hospitals. Each of the hospitals host a day each of this three day program.

 

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Introduction to Preceptorship Course

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The Preceptorship program will provide education, guidelines and a range of strategies for RNs who wish to develop capacity as a preceptor and support nurses in competence building to ensure safe and evidence based patient care is provided. The aim is to educate preceptors to support effective transition of nurses from novice to expert practice and enable ongoing professional development of nurses in all context of practice.

 

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Introduction to Urology and Gynaecology Nursing

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This program covers both the theoretical and practical aspects of urology and gynaecology nursing to provide participants with the foundational knowledge and skill required in these specialty area.

 

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Introduction to Vascular Nursing

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This program aims to increase participants’ theoretical knowledge in relation to patients affected by vascular surgical issues.

 

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Management of Patients with Acute Respiratory Conditions

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This study day aim is to increase theoretical knowledge in relation to Acute respiratory conditions. It is designed to meet the needs of those nurses who need to acquire advanced knowledge and skills to enable them to safely and effectively care for critically ill patients with acute respiratory disorders.

 

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Non-Invasive Ventilation Workshop

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This study day aim is to increase theoretical knowledge in relation to Non Invasive Ventilation (NIV). It is designed to meet the needs of those nurses who need to acquire knowledge and skills to enable them to safely and effectively care for patients with respiratory disorders who need NIV.

 

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Orthogeriatrics - A multidisciplinary approach

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This study day aims to provide participants with the advanced theoretical knowledge and skills necessary to provide specialised care to complex, orthogeriatric patients, within a multidisciplinary environment.

 

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Palliative Care Perspectives

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A foundation level course on aspects of palliative care for people with a life limiting illness from the perspective of a specialist palliative care multidisciplinary team.

 

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Plastic Surgery: St Vincent’s Advanced Plastic Surgery Nurses Conference (VAPS)

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We are very pleased to invite you to attend the eighth St Vincent’s Advanced Plastic Surgery (VAPS) Nurses Conference which will be held on Friday 7th September 2018. The VAPS Nursing Conference has rapidly become a key calendar event for the discerning plastic surgery nurse. The aim of this conference is to advance the quality of nursing care relating to all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. The 2018 program will focus on reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face, e ...

 

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Psychological Care for People who are Bereaved

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An advanced level course for psychologists and other mental health specialists working with people who are bereaved, in a variety of care settings.

 

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Safe Handling of Intraoperative Medications Workshop

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This informative and thought-provoking workshop combines didactic presentations, small group work, simulated practice observations and discussion.

 

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Symptoms in Advanced Illness

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A foundation level course providing an overview of the more common symptoms experienced by patients with advanced illness.

 

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Venepuncture and Cannulation Workshop

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The aim of the program is to provide essential theory and practical (manikin based) for venepuncture & cannulation technique and enable clinicians to develop the requisite skills to be able to safely perform cannulation in such a way that complies with NSW Health Policies.

 

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Wound Series - Chronic and Complex Wounds

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This program aims to expand theoretical and practical knowledge to allow the health professional to become proficient in providing wound care for patients with complex wound care needs.

 

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Wound Series - Fundamentals

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To develop and provide health professional with the fundamental skills and knowledge to enhance wound assessment and management for their patients.

 

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Wound Series - Leg Ulcers

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This program aims to expand theoretical and practical knowledge to allow the health professional to become proficient in providing wound care for patients with lower limb wound care needs.

 

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