New Opportunities

These events are shared for your information and are not endorsed by the ACNP.

Be sure to check each event for updates as they may be cancelled, rescheduled or postponed. 

Nurse Webinar Series: Demonstrating the Influence and Impact of Nurses on BBV Elimination (Writing Abstracts)

ASHM in collaboration with key nursing associations, ACNP, AHA, ASHHNA, DANA, is delivering a series of four 60 minute interactive live webinars. The webinars will aim to assist nurses to develop an understanding of what elements of their work are suitable for a conference abstract and provide practical guidance on how to translate that work to writing a successful abstract.

  • Identifying ideas for a conference abstract: 24th August, 6:30PM - 7:30PM (AEST)
  • Developing an idea for a conference abstract: 13th September, 6:30PM - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Interpreting conference abstract guidelines: 11th October, 6:30PM - 7:30PM (AEDT)
  • Tips and tricks for writing a conference abstract: 2nd November, 6:30PM - 7:30PM (AEDT)

The first webinar will be facilitated by Linda Garton - Clinical Nurse Consultant, Community Health SLHD, Sexual Health Service, NSW and Melinda Hassall - Clinical Nurse Lead, ASHM and panellists will include:

  • Rosie Gilliver – Clinical Nurse Consultant, Kirketon Road Centre, Sydney, NSW
  • Mathew Maddison – Nurse Practitioner (Hepatology), Chronic Disease Coordination Unit, Top End Hospital Network, NT Department of Health
  • William Hooke – CNC/Sexual Health, Launceston, Tasmania

Flyer for all sessions: ASHM HIV Nursing Webinar Series

52nd Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society

7-10 September 2022

Vienna, Austria

https://www.ics.org/2022

The ICS Meetings give centre-stage to cutting-edge continence research, put a spotlight on the latest clinical practices, and provide a variety of career opportunities for those interested in continence related issues.

The Meeting is multidisciplinary and welcomes urologists, gynaecologists, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, research scientists, and all those dedicated to improving the lives of patients suffering from different continence conditions.

Learn more here - https://www.ics.org/2022

Join us to help celebrate nursing in the community week!
 
"Nursing in general practice: Opportunities for Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner roles in LARC and EMA care"
 
The webinar aims to describe registered nurse and nurse practitioner roles for long-acting reversible contraception and early medical abortion in general practice. This will be undertaken from the perspective of newly accredited Nurse Practitioner, Cara Taheny, about her experiences as a registered nurse. In addition, Kirsty Fleming will talk about her experience working as a Nurse Practitioner in general practice.
This is a Sigma Xi Omicron chapter co-badge event with SPHERE CRE and AusCAPPS community of practice. Time:  Sep 13th, Tuesday at 7.30pm (AEDT)

Royal Perth Hospital Nurse Practitioner Study Day

Flyer - NP study day 16th September2022 and Nurse Practitioner Study Day Application form for Externals

This study day will provide nurse practitioners and or nurses working towards nurse practitioner the opportunity to refresh or increase knowledge and skills relevant to advanced practice level. The day will cover a broad spectrum of topics as per below so there is something of value to everyone. It is open to all nurse practitioners either working within or externally from EMHS. Online access to the day will be available through MS teams for NPs working in metro and regional WA who are unable to attend in person. 

Event Information

  • Date: Friay 16th September 2022
  • Time 08:00 - 16:00 (WA time)
  • Cost:  Royal Perth Bentley Group Staff and EMHS Staff: No cost.  External: $65.00
  • Venue: Bruce Hunt Lecture Theatre, Level 2 South Block, Royal Perth Hospital
  • Closing date: Two weeks prior to commencement of course.  Confirmation will be sent two weeks prior to course commencement

Content

  • Diagnostics; revision of interpreting x rays
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • COVID 19 and palliative care
  • Pharmacological approaches to pain management, acute and chronic
  • Emergency department NP assessment and diagnostic process; snap shot of presentations
  • Nurse practitioners working collaboratively together to get best patient outcome, a case study
  • Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation & implications for nurse practitioners 

Teleconference

This course is available to be teleconferenced via MS Teams at a cost of $65.00 per site.

EMHS sites that dial in will be free of charge 

Recommended for

All endorsed nurse practitioners, registered nurses working towards nurse practitioner.  

Enquiries

RPBG Safety Organisational Learning and Development Ext: 42353

RPH.SkillsTraining@health.wa.gov.au

Course Coordinator: Sally Coppock & Denise Barron

Email@health.wa.gov.au

You are invited to attend the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Wiser Wound Care Knowledge Translation seminar on patient engagement in wound care being held virtually.  

The seminar will showcase consumer, healthcare professional and researcher viewpoints on the importance of promoting patient engagement in wound care: 

  • Ms Julie White-Smith (Consumer Advisor) presenting on consumer experiences of engaging in wound care. 
  • Ms Monica Stankiewicz (Nurse Practitioner Wound Management, Dermatology and Stomal Therapy) presenting on Nurse Practitioner experience of engaging patients with chronic wounds.  
  • Dr Georgia Tobiano (Senior Research Fellow in End-User Engagement) presenting research about patient engagement in surgical wound care.   

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion to share ideas on how to increase patient engagement in wound care. 

Please see attached flyer for further information and note the Zoom link below:  

Click here to join the meeting 

Meeting ID 860 7015 2833; passcode: 007050 

ACNP National Conference 2022

Inspiring Future Growth for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice

We invite you to join us in Sydney, NSW in October for the ACNP National Conference running from the 13-15 October 2022.

Join over 300+ Delegates and attend the ACNP annual showcase event offering a comprehensive and diverse program for Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioner Candidates, Students, Nurses and Health Professionals. 

The ACNP National Conference is an opportunity to network, learn and connect. 

Running over 4 days, including the popular Pre Conference Workshops, the ACNP National Conference will deliver an engaging, interactive, fun and insightful conference that brings together key industry leaders from around the world.

Early bird registration will run from 31 January 2022 until 30 May 2022. Please ensure you register during this time to take advantage of the special offer! 

Please click on the link below to explore the ACNP National Conference 2022 and all it has to offer! 

 

2022 National Conf Website

 

 

| Contact Us:   

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Lydia Lazar, ACNP Events Coordinator

Annual Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU): Friday 28th October

Our annual MVEC Clinical Vaccinology Update (CVU) will be taking place on Friday 28th October and is an opportunity for healthcare professionals to come together to hear from leading experts on the latest developments and trends in immunisation. The face-to-face event will provide professional development delivered via keynote sessions and interactive breakouts, as well as the opportunity to connect and network with peers.

Date:  Friday 28th October, 2022
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm AEDT
Register:  Registrations open on 31st August via our Events page 

Immunisation Skills Workshop: Friday 25th November

MVEC are pleased to offer our newest immunisation education opportunity – a unique bespoke small group opportunity to upskill providers on the principles and processes of managing:

  • effective vaccine communication
  • error prevention and management
  • anaphylaxis and acute stress responses.

In this face-to-face workshop, designed specifically in a small-group learning format to maximise learning, attendees will hear from immunisation experts and have the opportunity to put their learnings into practice through participation in simulated scenarios.

Date: Friday 25th November 2022
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm AEST
Venue: HELP Precinct Level 1, The Royal Children’s Hospital, 50 Flemington Road, Parkville
Register: Register now via our Events page 
 

If you have any questions about our upcoming events, please contact info.mvec@mcri.edu.au

Ongoing Opportunities 

These events are shared for your information and are not endorsed by the ACNP.

Services Australia has made improvements to their website, so it’s easier for you to find the information you need. It covers all Services Australia health programs and includes:

• infographics

• eLearning

• simulations.  

Download the flyer  - New Health Professional Education Resources Website

Free training and supervision to help you upskill in the area of eating disorders

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration, through funding from the Australian Government Department of health, are currently providing professional development packages of free training and supervision. The PD Packages are designed to support both mental health professionals and dietitians to upskill in this area and to meet the training and supervision requirements of the ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential (the Credential). Practitioners working in primary care or general settings with experience in mental health can also access these packages.


Nurse Practitioners are a crucial part of the mental health workforce, and the PD Packages can support you to access the training and supervision that is required for you to feel knowledgeable, skilled, and confident to support and provide treatment for people experiencing an eating disorder. The PD Packages aim to support clinicians to complete training and supervision designed to suit their individual professional and clinical needs. Clinicians can choose training in one of several different evidencebased treatment models depending on their workplace setting and the diagnostic presentations that they currently work with. All nurse practitioners are eligible for a PD Package regardless of where you work, where you live, and the population/s you work with, and we encourage you to apply - https://connected.anzaed.org.au/pdpackages/.

What are the types of Packages being offered?
Clinicians are awarded one of two types of PD Packages:

  • PACKAGE 1: Clinicians new to providing treatment for people living with an eating disorder
  • PACKAGE 2: Clinicians with some experience in providing treatment for people living with an eating disorder

Read full details on the PDF Credential Professional Development Packages

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Rethink Obesity® 4Forums on-demand

In Australia, there is a 9-year delay in weight management conversation between people living with obesity and health care professionals (HCPs). Obesity rates are growing and people living with obesity are not getting optimal access to care. General Practitioners (GPs) and nurse practitioners play a critical role in obesity management, yet less than 1% of GP consultations are focused on weight management, as obesity management is considered complex and time consuming. Rethink Obesity 4Forums aims at making obesity management simple and breaking down the weight management consultation. Participants will be able to learn from renowned obesity experts across 4 online forums, each focusing on a different topic related to obesity management and highlighting 4 key practical points to be implemented in practice. 

Rethink Obesity® 4Forums is developed by an independent steering committee of obesity experts. Topics are selected to be relevant to obesity management specifically in primary care practice: Forum 1 - Four key considerations about obesity and adolescent health Forum 2 - Four practical points to optimise weight loss in culturally and linguistically diverse communities Forum 3 – Four aspects of the weight loss journey from the male patient perspective Forum 4 – Forty minutes to get your key questions addressed by the experts

  • Are the planned educational strategies based on adult learning principles?: Rethink Obesity 4Forums is developed and delivered in a way that is aligned with adult learning principles.
  •  A series of four practically relevant educational ‘forums’ that follow key aspects in the ‘journey of obesity management’, primarily relevant to primary care
  • Each forum to focus on four essential key points only to ensure learnings are focussed, easily understood and remembered • Each forum is 40 minutes long (25 minutes of panel discussion + 15 minutes Q&A)
  • Each forum is developed by an independent steering committee and hosted by 2 obesity experts (different for each forum) to ensure content is relevant to the audience
  • Each forum facilitated by an external expert with experience in hosting educational events (non-HCP, health journalist)
  • Attendees can watch the forum live or view ‘on-demand’ in their own time after the event • Attendees can provide feedback on their learning after each forum

How does the application show that some impact evaluation is planned? A mandatory evaluation survey will be provided after each forum to assess learning outcomes. Evaluation will include speakers, content, and meeting of learning objectives

Does the educational activity offer knowledge and skills at the level of a NP?: Yes. The series is specifically developed for primary care. GPs and practice nurses play a crucial role in obesity and weight management and the series aims at breaking down the weight management consultation and provides practical tips and skills useful to make obesity management simple and effective.

There are 3 series of 4 episodes each available on-demand:

Series 1: Four key considerations when starting a conversation about obesity (on24.com)

Series 2: Four steps to optimise weight loss maintenance (on24.com)

Series 3: Four key considerations about obesity and adolescent health (on24.com)

 

FREE CPD PROGRAMME NOW OPEN

As an Australian Registered Nurse registered with AHPRA, you are being invited to take part in a free online CPD programme which aims to help to improve the healthcare outcomes for people with Intellectual Disability (ID) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

To find out more, and start your learning journey click here.

About the free CPD programme:

The learning site is separated into different learning levels and covers six domains (modules) of content including relevant to caring for people with ID and/or ASD: care imperatives; communication to individuals with ASD and/or ID; understanding communication from individuals with ASD and/or ID; environments of care; supporting positive behaviour; making things go well; and introduction to the NDIS

  • Foundational: A depository of foundational learning content (tiles, explainers, and videos) under the six domains that you may have previously viewed through membership of your professional nursing body is available online. You can take part in a short quiz to claim 1 hour for this level of CPD.
  • Intermediate: This content involves blocks of learning and a variety of information, videos, vignettes, interviews, activities, and further reading under the six domains. Following completion of the six intermediate modules, you can take part in a short quiz to claim 4 hours for this level of CPD.
  • Advanced: The advanced level will build upon your learnings in foundational and intermediate. You will have opportunities to take part in synchronous online learning sessions with experts in the area. This level also includes activities, videos, information, and further readings. You will also have an option to undertake an assessment and reflective essay. 
  • Completion of the learning material at the foundational, intermediate, and advanced levels and satisfactory completion of the optional assessment will be deemed to be equivalent to one unit of AQF level 8 postgraduate study. This can be presented to universities to consider for advanced standing.

Any Questions?

If you have any queries about the learning site and CPD programme, please contact Senior Project Officer, Amy Pracilio at Southern Cross University amy.pracilio@scu.edu.au.

Research associated with this learning site has been approved by Human Research Ethics Committee at Southern Cross University. The approval number is 2021/046.

If you have concerns about the ethical conduct of this research or the researchers, write to the following:

The Ethics Complaints Officer

Southern Cross University

PO Box 157

Lismore NSW 2480

Email:  ethics.lismore@scu.edu.au

All information is confidential and will be handled as soon as possible.

The National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC) have developed comprehensive foundational eating disorder training designed specifically for GPs. While the training has been developed for GPs, it is also applicable to other medical and health professionals including nurse practitioners, especially those working in general practice and community-based services.

The training provides key information needed to provide best practice care for patients with eating disorders. This includes the knowledge and skills needed to understand, identify and assess eating disorders, provide medical treatment, work within a multidisciplinary care team, understand the stepped system of care, manage MBS items, and provide ongoing recovery support. This four-hour, self-paced and interactive online training includes practical real-life scenarios and activities, videos from leaders in the field and people with leaved experience of an eating disorder, up to date resources and a formal assessment.

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs is available free of charge to all NEDC members (membership with NEDC is free).

Access it here – www.nedc.com.au

https://nedc.com.au/professional-development/elearning/eating-disorder-core-skills-elearning-for-gps/

What You Will Learn

This Safe Swallowing Dysphagia Education and IDDSI Management Program aims to make your care of ageing residents, friends or relatives and their lives, safer and easier. Relax knowing you have the latest education. 
Warning: Your residents may be in danger every meal time…here’s the quickest and easiest way to ensure you, as a carer or Aged Care staff member know the warning signs of swallowing difficulties, and what to do about them…
Breaking SAFETY NEWS: 1/3 Of Residents In Aged Care Suffer Swallowing Difficulties…
What Will You Do If One Of Your 
On average humans swallow 900 times per day… anyone of those could mean trouble if they have swallowing difficulties. 
Are you or your nursing staff properly prepared to deal with it?
Subject: Here is the blunt truth about Safe Swallowing Dysphagia Education and Management …and one remarkable online education program you can access right now at https://www.safeswallowing.com.au/

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Ausmed Education is calling for expressions of interest from Nurse Practitioners to provide high-quality educational sessions at our Australiawide conferences and seminars.  Presenting to groups of nurses, midwives and other health professionals, ranging in size from 15 to 200 on a range of topics, our educators enjoy the support of a respected and well-known company, dedicated to producing professional, engaging and effective educational experiences.  Dowload the flyer "Ongoing opportunities Ausmed 'Call for Speakers'" for all the details.

AANP CE

AANP has quite a few CE programs offered through the AANP CE Center, and quite a few of those programs are actually free to members and non-members. Especially our grant-funded projects. Any education activity we build that is grant funded we do not charge anything for. 

The PDF How to Create a Non-Member Account for Free CE is for all ACNP member.  

The document outlines some basic steps in how to create a FREE non-member account with AANP so that access can be gained to take free CE Activities in the CE Center and how to get started taking their first CE activity. Feel free to share this with anyone that would like to sign up for the Obesity Management activity or any of our other 50+ free CE activities. We have free CE activities in a wide variety of different topics! 

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In 2013, we launched a free online palliative care training program, funded by the Australian Government, which was developed to improve access to best practice palliative care training and to improve the quality of life for people with a life-limiting illness, as well as for their families and careers. If you are interested in using this free online training program, members are asked to create individual accounts by visiting www.pallcaretraining.com.au and registering a new account.  Each participant will receive a certificate of completion upon conclusion. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries by emailing admin@ahha.asn.au or calling 02 6162 0780.

End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC)

A free national training program for nurses, medical practitioners, medical students, and allied health professionals. We are delighted to advise that 10 new and updated online modules for all nurses (nurse practitioners, registered nurses and enrolled nurses) are now available.

Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates is part of the academic team that has developed this course, with Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, QUT. 

About the training

The course can be accessed for free at: https://palliativecareeducation.com.au/course/index.php?categoryid=5 . The course aims to improve nurses’ knowledge and awareness of end of life law; prepare them to apply the law in practice; assist them to manage legal issues; and support their delivery of quality end of life care. Certificates of completion are available.

Each module is 30-60 minutes in duration, and covers key areas of end of life law including capacity and consent to medical treatment, withholding and withdrawing treatment, Advance Care Directives, substitute decision-making, providing pain relief, futile or non-beneficial treatment and emergency treatment. The modules contain interactive exercises, legal cases, self-assessment quizzes, vignettes of clinicians, and further readings to promote reflective learning. I attach a training curriculum overview for further course information.

BETTER PAIN MANAGEMENT E-LEARNING

Get ready to help provide safer pain management options and support

All modules are self-paced and each one takes around 1 hour to complete. Certificates of completion can be automatically downloaded, and may be used for CPD application.
This Better Pain Management eLearning package is free for Australian residents.
Alternatively, email fpm@betterpainmanagement.com.au or telephone (03) 9093 4930.

ICS Australia is now calling for papers for its 2022 National Indigenous Conferences in December 2022

2022 National Indigenous STOP Domestic Violence & Healing Conference

2022 First Nations Men’s Wellbeing Conference

2022 First Nations Women’s Wellbeing Conference

December 14-16, 2022 at Hilton Hotel Cairns QLD

Complete the Submit-A-Paper form online at www.indigenoushealth.net to submit your entry.

 

Indigenous Conference Services welcomes an exciting new era for Indigenous conferences and 2022 is a busy year for us with the revitalisation of our well-established conferences. ICS success is based upon our principle of trusting our culture and listening and adhering to our grassroots, community-controlled grounding and as part of this, our future planning is open to input from communities and grassroots individuals.

 

With this in mind, we are extremely keen to receive input and ideas of topics of concern from around Australia which may not have the chance to be addressed in the previous year’s conference topics and agenda. Call for papers are now open and domestic and family violence workers, researchers, experts and community groups are invited to put forward your entry by completing the Submit-A-Paper form online at www.indigenoushealth.net for the following upcoming 2022 Conferences:

 

2022 National Indigenous STOP Domestic Violence & Healing Conference on December 14-16, 2022 at Hilton Hotel Cairns QLD

 

2022 First Nations Men’s Wellbeing Conference on December 14-16, 2022 at Hilton Hotel Cairns QLD

 

2022 First Nations Women’s Wellbeing Conference on December 14-16, 2022 at Hilton Hotel Cairns QLD

 

Guidelines in Submitting Paper:

  • Papers should not contain offensive language and take into account cultural sensitivities of host country.
  • Papers may treat the themes in a manner that contributes to further discussion of conference aims.
  • Conference papers must be presented in the finish format not less than 60 days prior to the event.
  • First round of papers closing date will be on August 30, 2022. Second round of papers maybe called if all areas within the conference Agenda have not been filled.
  • Papers should be submitted online or emailed in Microsoft Word format with bio & photo of presenters.
  • Authors of papers presented at the conference will be formally notified of their acceptance.
  • Registration fee of $750 will apply to all persons submitting papers payable upon acceptance of papers.
  • Papers should explore ways in which the themes show up in the philosophy of the conference.
  • All papers must be presented in a positive and informative light.

 

ICS Australia have allocated 50 percent of the conference agenda to Indigenous Community groups and grassroots organisations and individuals. Presenters are encouraged to submit their papers articulating connection to one or more of the themes detailed in the Conferences listed. ICS encourage all individuals and presenters to submit abstracts that cater for the broad audience of delegates comprising of Indigenous leaders, academics, politicians, activists, Indigenous Elders, cultural advocates, industry professionals, CEOs, senior managers and policy makers.


Whilst papers are generally encouraged for non-Indigenous presenters, we would advise that they co-present with an Indigenous person, we recognise in some cases this is not possible we ask that presentation be delivered with a Community Organisation Support either verbally or written.

For more information and to submit your entry, please contact (+61) 0740009111 or send us an email: adminics@iinet.net.au. Alternatively, complete the Submit-A-Paper form online at www.indigenoushealth.net.