Conference Program

Monday 2nd September

08:30-17:00 Pre-Conference Workshops:
Prescribing & Pharmacology Workshop
Diagnostics for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses Workshop 
Mundipharma Pain Management Workshop 
(Workshops outlined below)
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16:00-20:00 REGISTRATION OPEN
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18:00-20:00 WELCOME RECEPTION
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Tuesday 3rd September

07.30-08.30       REGISTRATION AND EXHIBITION
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08:30-08:40 Conference Convenor Address
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08:40-08:45 Welcome to Country
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08:45-09:00 Conference Opening 
The Hon Jenny Mikakos MLC
Victorian Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services
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09:00-09:20   Keynote Address 1
Improving health care through key stakeholder partnerships – focus on patients
Chief Nurse of Victoria, Ann Maree Keenan
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09:20-10:20 Keynote Address 2
The International Nurse Practitioner Perspective
Dr Anne Alexandrov
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10:20-11:00 MORNING TEA AND EXHIBITION
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11:00-11:40      Donna Diers Oration – Australian Nurse Practitioner Perspective
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11:40-12:00 Plenary
The National Agenda – An update from ANMF Federal Secretary
Annie Butler
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12:00-12:30  Plenary
Medicare Benefits Schedule – Update
Leanne Boase
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12:30-12:40    Sponsor presentation #1
What HESTA offers Nurse Practitioners
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12:40-13:40  LUNCH AND EXHIBITION
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13:40-15:20      Concurrent Interactive Workshops or concurrent abstracts
MBS  Speciality Practice Chronic Disease Pallaitive Care Research Leadership/Policy 
Workshop Paper 1 Paper 1 Paper 1 Paper 1

MBS

Margaret Faux 

Establishing a Nurse Practitioner led immunisation service for adults with special vaccination requirements 

Madeline Hall 

When the Nurse Practitioner should ask patients to remove their socks? Harm at end of life: to report or not to report? 
 Juliane Samara

Evaluation of the Nurse Practitioner Multidisciplinary Support Committee (MDSC) in HNELHD to support advanced practice 

Anthony Sokolowski

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Complexity and Chaos: Nurse Practitioners providing Primary Care at Home (PCAH) to vulnerable clients

Katy Aish and Karen White

Can Nurse Practitioners perform abdominal paracentesis?

Julie Elmes 

Home-based carers, given appropriate support, can confidently manage breakthrough symptoms using subcutaneous medicines

Sue Healy 

Nurse Practitioners perceptions on leadership and research

 

Paper 3 Paper 3 Paper 3 Paper 3 Paper 3
Challenges of Primary Care Practice in a Rural Setting 
Yvonne Fabry
Refugee Health Nurse Practitioners: transforming health care for refugees and asylum seekers 
Merilyn Spratling 
The Nurse Practitioners as a leader in Atrial Fibrillation management The silicone in Residential Aged Care: Nurse Practitioners Making a Difference 
Juliane Samara 
Nurse practitioner collaborative groups prove supportive in facilitating transition to advanced nursing roles
Paper 4 Paper 4 Paper 4 Paper 4 Paper 4
Does cannabis really work? Essential medicinal cannabis pharmacology knowledge and the impact of legaization on the NP role in Canada A report of the first two years of the OWL program for children and teens with overweight and obesity The use of connectivity blood glucose meters - early intervention in adverse glycaemic events
Lois Rowan
Meeting patient need against the odds - a Nurse Practitioners' journey in prescribing medicinal cannabis Effectiveness of the Non-Medical Surgical Assistant measured by patient outcome assessment
Toni Hains 
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15:20-16:00    AFTERNOON TEA AND EXHIBITION
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16:00-17:00     ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
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Wednesday 4th September

07.30 -08.30       REGISTRATION AND EXHIBITION
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07:30-08:30      SPONSORED BREAKFAST
     National Action Plan for Heart and Stroke
Expert Panel - Sharon McGowan
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08:40-08:45      Welcome Back
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08:45-09:15      Keynote Address 3
     Royal Commission into Aged Care
Amanda Davies
ACNP Vice President
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09:15-09:45      Keynote Address 4
     Safe Script – Pharmacology and Prescribing
Matthew McCrone
Department of Health and Human Services 
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09:45-10:15      Plenary
     Nursing Now Campaign
Professor Jill White
Nursing Now Campaign Board Member (Western Pacific Region)
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10:15-10:45      MORNING TEA AND EXHIBITION
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10:45-11:15      Plenary
     Influencing Australian NP Role Development – Informing Policy and Effecting Change
Liza Edwards
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11:15-11:45      Plenary
     Defining Scope of Practice
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11:45-12:55      Concurrent Interactive Workshops or Concurrent Abstracts
      Beginners Suture Workshop
 
Marketing and tools for the NP Role
 
Aged Care Workshop  NP Models Clinical Research 
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     Beginners Suture Workshop

Elise Bryant 

Marketing for the NP Role

Sara Carter

ACNP Marketing Team

The role of the private practice NP in challenging environments 

Sue Irvine 

Opioid epidemic does this apply to acute and subacute pain management

An exploration of patients' perceptions of discharge from the fast track area of one Emergency Department

Leahanna Stevens 

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Making technology work for us - tips, tricks and apps for clinical education and presentations

Chris Freeman

  Becoming ACE aware in your NP practice  Rural Emergency Department Patients without GP's: A Retrospective Study
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  Pain and the brain use in everyday practice  

Recognition and management of paediatric sepsis in the Emergency Department 

Amanda Harley

Meeting Information Needs of Regioal Radiotherapy Patients with Videos
         
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12:55-13:40      LUNCH AND POSTER JUDGING
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14:00-15:40      Concurrent Interactive Workshops or concurrent abstracts
Advanced Suture Workshop
 
Mental Health  Aged Care  Rural and Remote Policy/Research 
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Advanced Suture Workshop

Elise Bryant

Are current assessment formats compatible with contemporary thinking and practice in mental health care and service provision?

What tsunami? Fine-tuning Aged Care Nurse Practitioner led models of care for Residential Aged Care Facilities and Community Care 

Hazel Bucher 

Resuscitation in rural environments: Nurse Practitioner led model of care. GCS4 - NP led stabilisation for transfer definitive care  State-wide mapping of NP models of practice throughout Victoria 
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Improving Metabolic Health for people with psychosis

Rasa Kabaila

Aged Care NP Scope of practice forum

Recognition and management of sepsis in rural hospitals: Nurse Practitioners leading the way; A case study

Kylie Cameron 

Evidence for the effectiveness of chlorhexidine bathing and health care - associated infections among adult intensive care patients: a trial sequential meta-analysis
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Opening Doors, A first of its Kind

Sian Pritchard

 

Mallee Border Health Centre - an Np led multidisciplinary Primary Health Care Clinic - 18 months on - what are the results?

Dianne Thornton 

Flying high: a neonatal nurse practitioner model of emergency retreival 

Catherine Fox 

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Therapeutic alliance in all dimensions of care

Verena Tinning 

  A review of the nurse practitioner model at Fitzroy Valley Health Service in the West Kimberley region of Western Australia Nurse practitioners are transforming health care: Overview of the national campaign
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15:40-16:15      AFTERNOON TEA AND EXHIBITION
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16:15-17:00    COLLABORATIVE GROUPS, NETWORKING AND STATE CHAPTER MEETINGS
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19.00-23.00    GALA DINNER - PULLMAN, ALBERT PARK
   

Thursday 5th September

  07.30 -08.30       REGISTRATION AND EXHIBITION
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08:30-08:45 Welcome Back and Release of 2020 Conference   
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08:45-09:05    Keynote Address 5
Contemporary Stroke Management - USA and Beyond 
     Dr Anne Alexandrov
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09:05-09:25 Plenary
Nurse Practitioner role in an Indigenous Community 
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09:25-09:45 Plenary
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09:45-10:05  Plenary
Rapid Fire Questions
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10:05-10:20    Sponsor presentation #2
NPS Medicinewise
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10:20-11:00        MORNING TEA AND EXHIBITION
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11:00-12:40      Concurrent Interactive Workshops or concurrent abstracts
Aged Care Private Practice/PHC Acute Care  Research and Publishing Education Research 
Paper 1 Paper 1 Paper 1 Paper 1 Paper 1

Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in a Falls and Balance Outpatient (FAB) Clinic

Dayalini Kumarasamy 

The evolving role of a perioperative nurse practitioner in private practice

Kylie Cross

Melbourne Mobile Stroke Unit Nurse Practitioner Model Development 

Elizabeth Mackey 

Colac Area Health Emergency Nurse Practitioner Pilot evaluation  NP work practices: scopes of practice across different clinical specialties
Paper 2 Paper 2 Paper 2 Workshop  Paper 2

Aged Care Nursing Education:  NP’s leading the way

Lynne Day

The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in the Cosmetic Industry 

Debora Webster-Bain

Knock on wood: Two case studies of uncommon hand factures 

Karen Watling

Publishing workshop

The influence of policy, legislation and population health trends on characteristics of student Nurse Practitioners 

Suzanne Williams

Paper 3 Paper 3 Paper 3   Workshop

Time to evolve - developing and supporting aged care specialist nurses: Introducing the Australian Aged Facilities and Community Care 

Lessons learned in opportunities to expand my practice: public to private to residential aged care. Why I do all three?

Melanie Proper

Implementation of a NP - led TIA clinic: One Year On 

Bronwyn Coulton

 

MBS

Margaret Faux 

Hazel Bucher Paper 4 Paper 4    
 

Clinical Practice Primary Health - Nurse Practitioner Health Check

Kerrie Duggan 

Our Evolution: A rural emergency work force fit for purpose 

Sharon Coombes & Bronwyn Ives

 

 

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12:40-13:00 CONFERENCE CLOSING AND AWARDS
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13.00-14.00 LUNCH

 

Workshops 

 

Prescribing & Pharmacology - Monday 2nd September 
This workshop is now refreshed with new content and ready to provide an overview of Nurse Practitioner’s role in prescribing, the key issues faced with particular focus on PBS access, regulations and limitations.

Program Overview:

This workshop will provide an overview of Nurse Practitioner’s role in prescribing, the key issues faced with particular focus on PBS access, regulations and limitations.

  • Key issues: legislation, ethics, PBS, scheduling changes 
  • Evidence based prescribing  and essential resources 
  • Communication  and patient-centred approach 
  • Update on recent new drugs,  guidelines , cautions,  controversies, drug interactions

Cost $250.00 including GST in addition to your registration
 

Diagnostics - Monday 2nd September 
Diagnostics for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice Nurses - This workshop focuses on providing Nurses with the skills to refer and Interpret X-Ray. Gaining knowledge of your role and responsibilities when utilising diagnostics in everyday practice.

Program Overview:

This session will cover:
Virtual X-ray patient assessment

Anatomy and physiology are reviewed using innovative virtual reality technology
Integrate elements of assessment and pathology through clinical simulation

Emphasising the concepts of quality clinical assessment skills, clinical deterioration and patient safety.

Cost $412.50 including GST in addition to your registration

 

Mundipharma Pain Management  - Monday 2nd September 

The ACNP Pain Management Workshop is an interactive workshop designed to enhance the assessment and management of patients with chronic pain, with a particular focus on patients with moderate to severe chronic non-cancer pain. It focuses on applying a socio-psycho-biomedical approach to assessing and managing chronic pain. It looks at both the role of medications and non-pharmacotherapies. In addition, it provides a systematic approach (based on universal precautions) to the use of opioid analgesics to support the quality use of medicines in patients with chronic pain.

Cost $150.00 including GST in addition to your registration 

 

Basic Suture Workshop - Wednesday 4th September 

This workshop is open to Conference Delegates and is aimed to those who have never sutured before, or as a refresh for those who have not sutured for a while.  NP Candidates learning in this area welcome.

Program Overview: 

  • skin anatomy
  • wound preparation
  • sutures; types & uses
  • instruments; correct usage & types
  • simple suturing techniques; transcutaneous suturing, deep dermal suturing

Please note: this workshop is not suitable for anyone with a practicing knowledge of suturing.

There is a $10.00 charge for this workshop to cover the cost of instruments and materials

 

Advanced Suture Workshop - Wednesday 4th September 

This workshop is open to Conference Delegates and is aimed to those who have a practical knowledge of suturing and perform this procedure in their practice.  There will be NP surgical assistants on hand to answer advanced questions and guide the practical component of the workshop.  

Program Overview: 

  • review of basic suturing
  • new suture technologies; barbed sutures, antimicrobial sutures
  • advanced instrumentation; different needle holders and forceps
  • advanced suturing techniques; mattress suturing, high tension suturing, multilayered suturing
  • dressings to support sutured wounds

Please note: this workshop is not suitable for anyone who has not sutured previously or regularly in their practice.

There is a $10.00 charge for this workshop to cover the cost of instruments and materials.