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Building Rapport with Children

An introduction to incorporating child play as a communication tool into healthcare #nurses #paediatrics

27 October - 3 November 2019

02 6674 2577 [email protected]

This Travel CPD Conference is brought to you in partnership with Education at Sea. The focus of the Conference is developing your clinical play skills to effectively communicate and interact with children in your care, so that the children and their parents feel less anxious and more confident in the provision of their individualised health care plan.

All Nurses see paediatric clients at some time and no matter what area of Nursing you work in (e.g. Acute Care, A&E, ICU, Theatre, Medical Imaging or Paediatrics) you are going to come across children who are unable or unwilling to communicate like an adult patient can.

If you can learn to talk and play, then you exponentially increase your literacy skills so you can communicate to children and adults in creative, playful yet effective ways. To do this you will need to learn about how children develop sequentially and holistically.

The Presenters:

Dr Judi Parson

Dr Judi Parson is a paediatric qualified Registered Nurse, Play Therapist / Supervisor, Senior Lecturer in Play Therapy and Course Director for the Graduate Certificate / Diploma of Therapeutic Child Play and Master of Child Play Therapy courses at Deakin University

Her PhD titled “Integration of procedural play for children undergoing Cystic Fibrosis treatment: A Nursing perspective” led her to study Play Therapy....Read More>>

Brooke Batchelor

Brooke Batchelor is a Paediatric Registered Nurse, qualified Primary Teacher and children’s advocate. She founded ‘The Paediatric Nurse’ website in 2018 and has developed it into an online continuing professional development website for Paediatric Nurses.

She is passionate about giving children a voice in healthcare and works tirelessly towards encouraging others to further develop their child and family centred care approaches. Brooke has recently joined the Advisory Board for the....Read More>>

Conference Learning Outcomes:

  • Gain an understanding of psychosocial and play development of children
  • Identify, describe and practice the main therapeutic skills to engage children
  • Demonstrate how to apply therapeutic skills to facilitate supporting children through positioning, procedural education, and distraction
  • Learn to communicate through play using toys, puppet, and other creative media 

This Conference provides attendees 18 hours of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The venue for the Conference is the Norwegian Bliss, a most fabulous Conference venue where you can explore key destinations along the Mexican Riviera outside the Conference program hours.

The Venue: NCL's Norwegian Bliss

Custom-built for the spectacular, Norwegian Bliss features a revolutionary Observation Lounge for you to soak in every stunning moment, from bald eagles soaring over glaciers to dolphins splashing through warm turquoise waters. 

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Relax in lively style and smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more.

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.

Freestyle Dining There's no better way to sum up Freestyle Dining: Eat whatever you want, whenever you want, with whomever you want. No dinner bells. No dress code. And no sitting with strangers (unless you want to).

With at least 16 restaurants and dining options on every ship, Norwegian has the perfect menu and location for whatever mood you're in. ....Read More>>

Dive headfirst into the fun - Top off spectacular days with legendary nights aboard Norwegian Bliss. Spend an evening in a swinging speakeasy on the eve of Prohibition. Perfect your dance moves and clear your pipes as you go on an incredible audible journey with The Four Seasons in a Tony Award®-winning musical. Fans of the Beatles shouldn't miss a night rocking out in the famous Liverpool nightclub where the band played. Which will be your soundtrack to an unforgettable night?

Enjoy some much-needed relaxation - Start with a hot-stone massage, one of over 50 specialty treatments offered by our well-trained massage therapists. Then unwind in the Thermal Suite with a steam or a dip in the Vitality Pool. Within these tranquil walls, experience the Salt Room, a dramatic grotto surrounded with layers of body-cleansing salt crystals.

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. 

Simply talk to the Team at Education at Sea, they can organise all your and your travelling companion's travel arrangements. 

Call the Team on 02 6674 2577 or send an email to [email protected].

What if I need kid-free time?

If you only want to mix with adults this ship has an adults only area with entry only available to people over the age of 18.

Guests will jump for joy upon discovering this private retreat where they can connect with the ocean - and disconnect from everything else.

The Vibe Beach Club is resplendent with ocean views, an over-sized hot tub, chaise loungers and a relaxing water feature - idea for relaxation.

A full-service bar, water spritzers, chilled towels and skewers of fruit ease you even more into serenity.

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 >>

What's Included in your 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 Program:

The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators 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.

No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation a cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive* accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.

The Nurses for Nurses Network combines great education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

 

DAY ONE: 27 OCT 2019 | EMBARK - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA | 1600
Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to Los Angeles.

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

DAY TWO: 28 OCT 2019 | At Sea | CPD: 6hrs

Session One: Early childhood attachment
Session Two: Review psychosocial and play development
Session Three: Pre-reading Play
Session Four: Explore the concept of play

DAY THREE: 29 OCT 2019 | At Sea | CPD: 6hrs

Session One: Introduction to therapeutic play skills
Session Two: Interactive experiential putting play skills into action
Session Three: Why procedural preparation is so important
Session Four: Preparing children for procedures

DAY FOUR: 30 OCT 2019 | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico | 0900 - 1800
Smaller and more subdued than Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta has retained a good deal of its small village charm along with 26 miles of spectacular beaches along the Banderas Bay. Stroll the cobblestone streets to the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe or peruse the many local wares for sale at the open-air markets.

Evening: Conference Open Forum
Meet with the Conference Conveners, Presenters and other delegates to reflect on the events of the day and discuss Nursing issues surrounding the paediatric care.

DAY FIVE: 31 OCT 2019 | Mazatlan, Mexico | 0800 - 1700
Combine a first-class beach resort with a city with an illustrious, colonial past and you’ve got Mazatlan. Sip on some Margaritas and enjoy the authentic Mexican cuisine. Take a drive along the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Then visit the many shops offering local crafts.

Evening: Conference Open Forum
Meet with the Conference Conveners, Presenters and other delegates to reflect on the events of the day and discuss Nursing issues surrounding the paediatric care.

DAY SIX: 1 NOV 2019 | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | 0700 - 1500
Cabo’s signature landmark is El Arco (“The Arch”), a rock formation at the tip of “Land’s End.” The jewel of the Baja Peninsula is famous for its world-class sportfishing, as well as its high-end resorts and exclusive gated communities that line an area simply called “the Corridor.”

1800-1900: Conference Session – Trivia Night | Venue: TBA
Come and join us and test your paediatric knowledge in a friendly and collegial environment.

DAY SEVEN: 2 NOV 2019 | At Sea | CPD: 6hrs

Session One: Bedside play spaces for children
Session Two: Create and personalise a puppet to use in your clinical setting
Session Three: Conference Wrap up and Q&A

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 EIGHT: 3 NOV 2019 | DISEMBARK Los Angeles, California | 0800
Disembark the ship – Safe travels!

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 orange box at the top right-hand side of this page.  


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Location / Venue
The Norwegian Bliss cruising the Mexican Riviera

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
18 CPD hours

Date / Time (QLD time)
27 October - 3 November 2019

Cost
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Conference Registration: $990.00
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 »

Dr Judi Parson

Presenter: Dr Judi Parson
Dr Judi Parson is a paediatric qualified Registered Nurse, Play Therapist / Supervisor, Senior Lecturer in Play Therapy ... Read more »

Brooke Batchelor, B. Nurs., GDTL

Presenter: Brooke Batchelor, B. Nurs., GDTL
Brooke Batchelor is a Paediatric Registered Nurse, qualified Primary Teacher and children’s advocate. She founded ... Read more »


Costs:


Conference Registration
$990.00

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

Cabins
Contact Education at Sea
02 6674 2577

Optional Tours
Contact Education at Sea
02 6674 2577


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 orange box at the top of this column.  


Bookings:


All bookings for this event are being handled by Education at Sea
Please contact Helen or Jason on 02 6674 2577
 


 


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.
 


Things to do onboard



Largest Racetrack at Sea

Imagine incredible firsts on our newest and most incredible ship, Norwegian Bliss. See the ocean blur by as you take hairpin turns on the largest race track at sea. Get ready for a thrilling ride on this two-level competitive track while putting your driving skills to the test. Blue skies above and turquoise waters below!
 

Q Texas Smokehouse

Smoked over hickory, oak and pecan wood, all our meats are infused with delicious flavours - whether ribs, chicken or brisket. Dig into some authentic Texas BBQ (extra napkins encouraged). As dinner winds down, the atmosphere heats up as a contemporary country band ropes you into a lively night of dancing, drinking and a honky-tonk good time!
 

Observation Lounge

Imagine sheer amazement from our revolutionary observation lounge offering the most expansive views at sea. Observation Lounge is located at the front of the ship and provides the same stunning views as the views from the bridge and features a full service bar for guests to sit back, relax and take in the views.


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