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Practice Nurse Clinical Education Registration Brochure 18–19 September 2008 Technology Park Adelaide Mawson Lakes Boulevard BOOK EARLY IRST TO GET YOUR F SIONS CHOICE OF SES KEY SPONSORS Why attend PNCE? Testimonials > Receive education specifically geared towards practice nurses “Fantastic weekend across a wide range of clinical and professional issues that overall – I will you face in your day-to-day practice > Hear from over 20 different speakers, all experts in their encourage other chosen field, many of whom are themselves practice nurses practice nurses in my > Meet and interact with your fellow practice nurses from practice to attend next all over South Australia and surrounding areas year.” > Receive up to 12 CNE points from the Royal College of Nursing for attending the 2 days of the conference > View the latest products and technology on offer from our “Thank you for a very conference sponsors educational and enjoyable day.” DEAR DELEGATE, It gives me great pleasure to invite you to attend the second Practice Nurse Clinical Education conference to be held in Adelaide. The landscape in General Practice is changing with a shortage of GPs and pressure to provide patient services. Practice “A very balanced and based nursing is becoming one of the fastest growth areas for the profession with the move to integrate practice nurses deeper into health teams. This year’s program reflects the changing educational series of needs of the profession and aids to support nurses through education. Thank you to the APNA for topics. I would attend providing a high quality program, offering clinical and practical up-skilling seminars as well as smaller hands on practical breakout sessions. The focus for the PNCE is to continually assist you in up-skilling again next year. It was your clinical knowledge and to provide you with a valuable opportunity to network with your peers. I look great to see the forward to seeing you at this year’s Adelaide PNCE. Simon Gillson – Director majority of speakers Reed Medical Education were nurses!” APNA WELCOME The Australian Practice Nurses Association is pleased to be involved with the second Adelaide Practice Nurse Clinical Education conference. PNCE brings together an education program designed specifically for “I am still talking about practice nurses with a wealth of information on the most contemporary practice nursing issues. This year the PNCE, what a we have introduced several new streams to the program including mental health and preventing chronic disease. We encourage you to participate in areas of the program wonderful learning that are most relevant to you and your general practice setting. By participating in PNCE experience.” you are taking the opportunity to further your knowledge and ability in practice nursing. We look forward to seeing you in September at the 2008 Adelaide PNCE. Belinda Caldwell – Executive Officer Australian Practice Nurses Association DAY 1 DAY 2 8.30 – 9.00 REGISTRATION REGISTRATION 9.00 – 10.00 Keynote Session Role of the Practice Nurse: where to? Keynote Session Weight Management & Reduction 10.00 – 10.20 MORNING TEA MORNING TEA 10.20 – 12.20 Stream 1A Diabetes OR Stream 2A Wound Management OR Stream 1B Practical OR Stream 2B Immunisation OR Stream 1C Mental Health Stream 2C Preventing Chronic Disease 12.20 – 1.20 LUNCH LUNCH 1.20 – 2.20 Sterilisation OR Triage OR Importance of a Hearing Test for the Over 50’s OR Managing vomiting and diarrhoea in children OR ECG Interpretation Pathology interpretation 2.30 – 3.30 Data Cleansing OR Foot Check & Assessment OR Asthma First Aid OR Legal issues & professional indemnity OR Pain Management: Diabetic Neuropathy GP Management Plans 3.30 – 4.00 AFTERNOON TEA AFTERNOON TEA 4.00 – 5.00 Keynote Session Keynote Session Persistent Cough – differential diagnosis Practice Nursing: How valuable are you to your practice? > > > PNCE PROGRAM Session Synopses KEYNOTE SESSIONS Stream C – Mental Health Chronic wounds – venous leg ulcers and the diabetic foot...including trouble shooting the wound that won’t heal Mental health and the elderly This session will explore the Keynote Session 1: Role of the Practice Nurse: mental health issues surrounding this key demographic, Learn about the prevention and management of chronic where to from here? and what to look for in the over 75 health assessment. wounds, venous leg ulcers and diabetic foot ulcers. The role of the PN in Australia and overseas is evolving Mental health first aid Learn how to identify acute mental ConvaTec rapidly and in different directions. Hear about the health emergencies in general practice and how to assess and refer patients at risk. Stream B – Immunisation development of the profession, and how the roles and Childhood immunisation update responsibilities of the PN might evolve in coming years. Breakout 1: Sterilisation for accreditation in Update on immunisation issues, new vaccines and Keynote Session 2: Persistent Cough – general practice changes to the schedule or handbook. differential diagnosis. Is it pertussis? AGPAL will discuss sterilisation and what is required for Management of anaphylaxis accreditation against the RACGP Standards for GP 3rd Clinical management of anaphylaxis and assisting patients The most common vaccine preventable disease is edition. The session will explore what practices need to with injectable adrenaline. pertussis, with 90% of cases now in adults. The incidences demonstrate for accreditation and how sterilisation is are likely to be much higher than the 11,000 reported last assessed. It will also highlight how you can easily access Stream C – Preventing Chronic Disease year as 95% of cases go undiagnosed or are mistaken for resources designed specifically to guide and support you Talking preventative health persistent cough. Pertussis is highly infectious, with over through the accreditation process. Visiomed With preventative health and patient education becoming half of cases in infants (which account for 80% of such a large and important part of the PN role, excellent hospitalisations) being transmitted from their parents. Both Breakout 2: The importance of a hearing test communication skills are a must. This session aims to natural and disease induced immunity wane over time, so for the over 50s teach delegates some effective communication techniques close contacts of newborns need a pertussis booster to that can be applied to preventative health and utilised One in six Australians are affected by a hearing loss. immediately with your patients. reduce the risk of passing it on (as recommended by the A routine check-up should include a hearing screen to NHMRC). Sanofi Pasteur determine a hearing loss. Identifying the symptoms of Health promotion age related hearing loss and interpretation of the Obtain an update on the latest techniques in health Keynote Session 3: Weight Management & audiogram results. Hearing Life promotion. This session will provide delegates with general Reduction guidelines that will aid in teaching your patients about the Learn strategies for assisting patients wishing to lose Breakout 3: ECG interpretation importance of overall good health. weight healthily. Learn what an ECG tells you by interpreting the results. Breakout 1: Triage Do you need to be concerned? Keynote Session 4: Practice Nursing: how This session will cover the principles of effective triage, Breakout 4: Data cleansing focusing on a team approach to the identification and valuable are you to your practice? management of prioritising the medical needs of patients. With the evolution of the PN role, the importance of This session will look at the importance of maintaining an up to date and relevant electronic database in the general Breakout 2: Managing vomiting & diarrhoea understanding and being able to communicate to others practice setting. How can information systems be in children your contribution to your workplace has increased. Learn maintained so that quality data can be easily accessed? some handy negotiation skills that could aid in promoting Assessing & preventing dehydration in children. Hydralyte your work and banking on it. Breakout 5: Asthma first aid Breakout 3: Pathology interpretation Maintain and update your knowledge on the importance Update your knowledge on the most common pathology and practice of asthma first aid. Additionally, learn about tests in the general practice setting and learn how to BREAKOUT preventative measures, medication management, and the interpret the results. SESSIONS & STREAMS importance of a tailored asthma action plan. Breakout 4: Foot check & assessment T H U R S D AY Breakout 6: Pain management: a focus on An important aspect of best practice care for diabetes and Stream A – Diabetes diabetic neuropathy other related conditions; checking feet and assessing for Diabetes management 50% of patients with diabetes have some form of abnormalities is a key role for practice nurses. Preventing pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes and other neuropathy and it is difficult to recognise due to different Breakout 5: Legal issues & professional metabolic disorders. Understand the role of lifestyle advice, presentations. Average number of patients with painful diabetic neuropathy per GP practice is estimated at 30. indemnity for practice nurses diet, assessment and medication in diabetes management. Nurses will be provided with diagnostic tools and Professional indemnity and legal issues are an area of Managing a diabetes clinic techniques for the assessment of positive and negative uncertainty for practice nurses. Nurses face a range of legal Learn practical tips on how to manage a diabetes clinic in sensory signs and symptoms of diabetic neuropathy and issues in general practice such as documentation, duty of your practice. Lilly Diabetes data on the role of various drugs in the management of care, consent, and accepting medical orders. Understand painful diabetic neuropathy. Pfizer the issues so you can decide if you need to take out your Stream B – Practical own cover. Sports strapping A hands on session covering Breakout 6: GP management plans approaches to strapping common sports injuries which F R I D AY Learn about the practice nurse role in preparing GP present in the general practice setting. Stream A – Wound Management management plans according to MBS requirements, Plaster workshop A popular hands on session on applying Acute wounds – tears, cuts, abrasions & minor burns models of assisting the GP in preparing and potential and removing plaster casts, with a focus on back slab Learn about the prevention and management of the most roles for practice nurses in managing chronic diseases application. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves! common acute wounds presenting in general practice. between plans. Practice Nurse Clinical Education Getting to the How to Register… Technology Park To register to attend the 2008 Adelaide PNCE, Adelaide please visit www.pnce.com.au/pnce/adelaide and click on ‘registration’. Alternatively, please BY CAR For delegates driving to the conference, complimentary contact 02 9422 2941 to register over the phone parking is available within the Technology park, adjacent to the conference centre. or request a registration form. BY TRAIN Mawson Lakes station on the Gawler Line is a short 15 Registration Fees APNA Member Non–Member minutes from the Adelaide CBD. 1 Day $216 $240 2 Day $400 $444 Registration includes 5 sessions per day, morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch. PLEASE NOTE: AMEX and DINERS Payments will attract a 3% credit card fee. ONLINE REGISTRATION CODE: WEB Accommodation CANCELLATION POLICY All cancellations or alterations must be notified in writing to the PNCE organisers. If the cancellation is received in writing prior to the 22nd August 2008 a 50% cancellation fee will apply. If received after the 22nd August 2008, regrettably there will be no refund. Options The closest accommodation to the ADELAIDE PNCE PROGAM IS ACCREDITED BY Technology Park is the Mawson Lakes Hotel. MAWSON LAKES HOTEL PNCE Social Event 10 Main St, Mawson Lakes Ph: (08) 8360 3500 Time to unwind, enjoy the company of your Standard Room – $128 per night colleagues and take advantage of a great 1 bedroom apartment – $144 per night opportunity for networking. Beverages and ■ Complimentary Onsite Parking ■ Restaurant open for breakfast and dinner canapes provided. ■ 500 metres from the conference centre Thursday 18th September, 5-6pm $30 per person.