Practice Nurse Clinical Education
18–19 September 2008
Technology Park Adelaide
Mawson Lakes Boulevard
TO GET YOUR F
CHOICE OF SES
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.