Policies and Protocols How to identify needs or clinical mismatches
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Depends on Membership level

Policies and Protocols How to identify needs or clinical mismatches

Presenter Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nurses for Nurses Network

Pam has an extensive background in clinical nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas.

As a Lawyer and Clinician this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and post graduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers.

Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition.

Course Content

Every nurse is aware they are governed by employer and professional policies and protocols that give direction to practice.  However, over time and changed circumstances these established directions may become outdated or fail to incorporate new evidence-based practice methods. 

The risks of failing to adhere to policy or protocols is real, the professional must have the capacity to determine currency and appropriateness of directions and to take steps to put in place current and relevant nursing directions. 

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Understand the role of policies and protocols for professional nurses
  • Recognise the legal consequences of failing to adhere to these in the event of a complaint
  • Develop the capacity to analyse and evaluate those written directions for practice
  • Participate in developing and maintaining appropriate and current policies and protocols