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Recognition and Clinical Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient - PNG

19 November - 29 November 2019

02 6674 2577 [email protected]

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.

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

The Presenters:

Anne Evans-Murray

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....Read More>>

What's included in your Conference registration?

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are 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/s
  • Editable electronic note pages that can be downloaded to your device of choice
  • A Conference satchel 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
  • A dedicated Conference cruise desk open daily to address any questions and provide information as required

The Venue: P&O Pacific Aria

Cruising aboard the opulent Pacific Aria will elevate this Nursing conference experience, to that unforgettable trip you will be longing to relive. 

This 219m-long ship has the capacity for 1,500 guests and boasts a top deck pool, premium cinema, Marquee Theatre, spa and fitness centre, a casino, tennis and basketball courts and more. The Pacifica Aria has become one of P&O’s most popular cruise ships, for it is without a doubt a cut above the rest of the fleet! 

 

 

Let's talk about your accommodation

All you have to do is unpack and relax. Your room steward will clean and tidy your room every day all you need to do is get dressed, grab your bag and start your adventure.

Dining options - you will be spoilt for choice, the Pacific Aria has the largest variety of dining experiences yet with 16 speciality restaurants and dining establishments. Cruisers can explore a unique dining experience at ‘The Pantry’ which foregoes the traditional cruise ship buffet for a fresh marketplace of dining options, including a gourmet delicatessen and swathe of modern cuisine restaurants. Menus include modern Australian cuisine such as pulled pork burgers and fresh sandwiches, and tasty Asian broths and curries. ...Read More>>

Dive headfirst into the fun - there are so many fabulous choices on offer when it comes to onboard activities, from gorgeous Stage Show, stand-up comics, karaoke in the piano bar to relaxing by the pool or getting pampered at the amazing day spa. If you are into fitness there is a fully equipped gym and a number of fitness tutorials provided by the expert trainers onboard.

Can I Bring the Family?

Because a cruise is such a fabulous holiday experience, your family and friends can join you on your Travel CPD adventure. Whilst you are attending lectures there are heaps of activities to keep them busy including an exceptional kid's club program. 

Talk to the Team at Education at Sea, they can organise all your and your travel companion's travel arrangements 
02 6674 2577.

What if I need kid-free time?

If you only want to mix with adults this ship has an adults only area including a pool, bar, and relaxation areas, with entry only available to people over the age of 18.

Leave your worries behind when you enter The Oasis. It’s just like it sounds - a happy, peaceful escape that’s all about the downtime. The Oasis can be found on Deck 10.

NfN's Ultimate Guide to Cruising

Whether you are a seasoned cruiser or this is your first time onboard a cruise ship this guide is sure to have some useful tips and advice to ensure you have a fantastic time on this Travel CPD adventure. 

Click here to download your copy >>

The Program: 

The program content is provided by an expert Nurse Educator with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program. What we have done is marry best practice content with a cruise ship holiday to provide you with a Travel CPD experience, where the conference content is as important as your need for rest and relaxation.  We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing continuing professional development to ensure you get the most out of the education experience.

Here is what the program looks like: 

DAY 1: 19 NOV 2019 | DEPART BRISBANE | 4PM
Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the "setting sail" festivities as we say farewell to Brisbane.

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

DAY 2: 20 NOV 2019 | AT SEA | CPD: 6 HRS

  • Review of Normal Electrophysiology
  • Assessment of the patient with Atrial Fibrillation
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Cardiac Auscultation

DAY 3: 21 NOV 2019 | AT SEA | CPD: 6 HRS

  • Assessment of Chest Pain
  • Takotsubo Syndrome and Others
  • Endocarditis

DAY 4: 22 NOV 2019 | ONSHORE ALOTAU | OPTIONAL CPD: 3 HRS 
Optional Hospital Tour

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.

Evening: Join us for an open forum discussion about our hospital visit today.

DAY 5: 23 NOV 2019 | ONSHORE KITAVA

Blessed with natural beauty but plagued with an unlucky past - has literally risen from the ashes.

Evening: Join us for a coffee, while Anne takes this opportunity to discuss her latest book and the experience that led her to put pen to paper. You can purchase a signed copy of the book at this session.

DAY 6: 24 NOV 2019 | ONSHORE RABAUL | OPTIONAL CPD: 3 HRS
Optional Hospital Tour

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.

Evening: Join us for an open forum discussion about our hospital visit today.

DAY 7: 25 NOV 2019 | ONSHORE 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.

Evening: Join us an open forum discussion.

DAY 8: 26 NOV 2019 | ONSHORE 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.

Evening: Join us an open forum discussion.

DAY 9: 27 NOV 2019 | AT SEA | CPD: 6 HRS

A Day Celebrating the Art and Skill of Communication - The Assertive Nurse

  • Recognition of the Work-place Bully and Managing Difficult Situations
  • Management of Difficult Situations

DAY 10: 28 NOV 2019 | AT SEA | CPD: 6 HRS

Clinical Assessment of Respiratory, Abdominal, and Other Conditions

  • Recognition of Deterioration of a Patient with a Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade
  • Respiratory Assessment
  • Electrolyte Imbalance and Others
  • Abdominal Assessment
  • Clinical Scenarios and Summary of Content

Evening: 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 11: 29 NOV 2019 | ARRIVE BRISBANE | 6AM

0600: Arrive in Brisbane and disembark - safe travels!

Disclaimer:  The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Nurses for Nurses Network (NfN), the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NfN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.
Recognition and Clinical Assessment of the Deteriorating Patient - PNG

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Location / Venue
On-board P&O's Pacific Aria
cruising to Papua New Guinea

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
24 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
19 November - 29 November 2019

Cost
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Conference Registration: $890.00
Members: $
Non-Members: $
Students: $

Cheryl Dezotti - The Nurses for Nurses Network

Conference Convenor: Cheryl Dezotti - The Nurses for Nurses Network
Cheryl Dezotti is a Director, a Nurse Education Consultant, and a Wound Care Specialist at the Nurses for Nurses Networ ... Read more »

Sue Walker - The Nurses for Nurses Network

Conference Convenor: Sue Walker - The Nurses for Nurses Network
Sue Walker is a Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network. As a Nurse Education Consultant Sue is a memb ... Read more »

Brad Bosward - Education at Sea

Conference Convenor: Brad Bosward - Education at Sea
Brad has been involved in business since joining AMP in the late 1980’s. After successfully completing Certificat ... Read more »

Jason Dawson - Education at Sea

Conference Convenor: Jason Dawson - Education at Sea
Jason Dawson is a Registered Nurse from the Gold Coast Queensland. Whilst studying his bachelor of Nursing at Southe ... Read more »

Anne Evans-Murray

Presenter: Anne Evans-Murray
Anne Evans-Murray, Registered Nurse; Registered Counsellor; Certificate 1V in Assessment and Workplace Training; U ... Read more »


What you need to do now....

This is a fabulous program - to secure your place at this Conference you need to contact Education at Sea to find out about all the cabin options available. Once you have paid your deposit your registration is confirmed and you can start planning your Conference getaway.

What are you waiting for? Send Education at Sea a no obligation enquiry by simply filling in your contact details in the box on the right-hand at the top of this column.  


Costs:


Conference Registration
$890.00

Please note: Conference registration does not include accommodation or travel cost.

Cabins
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Optional Tours
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Bookings:


All bookings for this event are being handled by Education at Sea
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Remember education expenses including airfares, food and accommodation may be claimed as a tax deduction. Please consult your tax accountant for individual advice.


Exclusive Online Library & Information Bank:


We have created an exclusive online Conference library website for our attendees to access prior to the commencement of the Conference. 

The online library is provided to you so that you can create your own Conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.

Library Content Includes:

  • Webinars and their corresponding note pages
  • Self-directed learning activities and
  • Other supporting documents for the face to face presentations

This page will be available to you as an attendee from 4 weeks before we set sail and for 2 weeks post the Conference, should you want to refresh your knowledge.
 



Please Note: Due to travel weight restrictions and an attempt to help save the planet, paper-based handouts will not be provided on board.
 
We encourage you to download any documents from the online library to your device of choice, that you want to refer to during the conference program.

Writing paper will be provided in your Conference pack.
 


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