Have your say on the future of ACT's public maternity services

7:30am to 8:30am
25 September 2018
Meeting Room 1, Level 1, Building 24, The Canberra Hospital

Event Detail

Interested general practitioners and obstetricians are invited to have your say on the new proposed maternity access strategy. The strategy aims to streamline access by having a single point of entry for all public maternity services in the ACT.

ACT Health will be hosting two sessions to discuss the strategy and would value your input into consolidating the strategy and identifying the best ways for general practitioners to engage with the proposed strategy.

Session Detail

Session one: 7:30am - 8:30am on Tuesday 25 September 2018

Session two: 6:00pm - 7:00pm on Wednesday 10 October 2018

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available at each session.

Everyone is welcome however seating is limited. Please RSVP by Friday 21 September to Sally Haseler on sally.haseler [at] act.gov.au with your name and contact details.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Seasons for Growth: Understanding Change, Loss and Grief

1:30pm to 4:00pm
26 September 2018
Carers ACT, 2/80 Beaurepaire Cres, Holt ACT

Event Detail

 A two and a half hour educational seminar for people with an interest in learning about grief, its potential triggers and impacts. It provides strategies for managing grief and moving forward. Participants may be interested in finding out more about grief for personal reasons or to deepen their understanding of the impact of grief and loss in their caring role. This will be live-streamed so you can view on your computer or phone if you can't attend in person.

 

Further Information

Seasons for Growth

Have your say on the future of ACT's public maternity services

6:00pm to 7:00pm
10 October 2018
Meeting Room 1, Level 1, Building 24, The Canberra Hospital

Event Detail

Interested general practitioners and obstetricians are invited to have your say on the new proposed maternity access strategy. The strategy aims to streamline access by having a single point of entry for all public maternity services in the ACT.

ACT Health will be hosting two sessions to discuss the strategy and would value your input into consolidating the strategy and identifying the best ways for general practitioners to engage with the proposed strategy.

Session Detail

Session one: 7:30am - 8:30am on Tuesday 25 September 2018

Session two: 6:00pm - 7:00pm on Wednesday 10 October 2018

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available at each session.

Everyone is welcome however seating is limited. Please RSVP by Friday 21 September to Sally Haseler on sally.haseler [at] act.gov.au with your name and contact details.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Nutrition Support Program

8:45am to 4:30pm
11 October 2018
QT Canberra - 1 London Circuit Canberra ACT

Event Detail

The Nutrition Support Program is a nationally accredited program and is fully funded by the federal Department of Health under the Chronic Disease Project.

Session Detail

The Nutrition Support Program is designed to provide skills and knowledge for a range of health professionals and others working within Indigenous Health to provide detailed information and advice in relation to nutrition and dietary management.

On the successful completion of the program, participants should have the ability to organise appropriate resources for dietary education and assist with the provision of basic and scripted dietary and nutrition information for the client.

Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate strategies to monitor a clients response to the information and education and comply with the instructions of the Dietitian and be aware of protocols for client documentation.

Having a good knowledge and understanding of the principles of nutritional requirements and the body systems, students can recognise how human behaviour and cultural factors may influence our diets.

Foot Health Assessment Program

8:45am to 4:30pm
12 October 2018
QT Canberra - 1 London Circuit Canberra ACT

Event Detail

The Foot Health Assessment Program is a nationally accredited program and is fully funded by the federal Department of Health under the Chronic Disease Project.

Session Detail

The Foot Health Assessment Program is designed to provide skills and knowledge for a range of health professionals and others working within Indigenous Health to provide detailed information and advice in relation to foot health management.

On the successful completion of the program, participants should have the ability to safely perform a basic foot care assessment, determine foot care requirements and use basic equipment and a range of topical medications where the services of a professional podiatrist are not required.

The program is evidence based and the techniques taught are designed to promote the best practice outcomes for patient care.

This program has been designed to provide the student with the opportunity to gain or consolidate knowledge and skills in basic foot care assessment management and referral.

Nutrition Support Program

8:45am to 4:30pm
16 October 2018
QT Canberra, 1 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT 2601

Event Detail

The Nutrition Support Program is designed to provide skills and knowledge for a range of health professionals and others working within Indigenous Health to provide detailed information and advice in relation to nutrition and dietary management.

Session Detail

Please see the attachment for further information and to register for this event.

Course in Ear and Hearing Health

8:45am to 4:30pm
17 October 2018
QT Canberra - 1 London Circuit Canberra ACT

Event Detail

The Course in Ear and Hearing Health aims to provide eligible participants specific skills and knowledge to perform ear health examinations and provide basic point of care hearing evaluations.

The course provides knowledge to allow successful students to provide management strategies and understand referral pathways for specialist care in relation to a range of conditions, based on detailed knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the auditory system.

Session Detail

Vocational outcomes include: enhanced clinical practice, addition of skills to scope of practice, and ear health assessment clinician.

  • assess and determine factors that affect ear and hearing health, assess the client’s physical and pathophysiological auditory status and seek advice where appropriate. The major focus of the unit is on physical auditory assessment
  • provide education, develop management plans, identify and manage hygiene issues regarding ear and hearing health, and provide ongoing management where complex needs regarding ear and hearing health are required
  • perform wax removal procedures where deemed appropriate and safe
  • perform ear health screening assessments on children.

Day Course on Infection Prevention & Control to all General Practice staff

9:00am to 4:00pm
1 November 2018
To be confirmed

Event Detail

  • Small group of 10 - 14 nurses/managers/receptionists to enhance competency checking experience.   
  • Fee includes materials & folder, a complimentary copy of my 2017 prac guide and cleaning policy template
  • Fee includes Tea/Coffee on arrival, morning tea, single course lunch with wine, special dietary requirements 
  • No deposit or prepay - 14 day invoice sent after course. NB 25% cancellation fee for confirmed bookings
  • Fee is $330 pp and $220 non-working or if attending with full fee paying colleague at same clinic
  • Session starts at 9am with 15 minutes rego/coffee. If you don't sterilise items, you may opt to leave at 4pm    

Session Detail

Topics to be covered include:

  1. Triage for suspect flu/gastro/measles, Precautions, Staff Immunisation, Clinical Waste, Sharps Injury (2 hrs)
  2. Competency checking for; Hand hygiene, using pandemic PPE, cleaning, PPE & managing body fluid spills (2 hrs)
  3. Infection Control for wound care i.e. best practice for hand hygiene, glove changes, cleaning (15 minutes)
  4. Managing hand hygiene and surface disinfection for pts with Multiresistant Organisms e.g. MRSA (15 minutes)
  5. Instrument processing (Last 2 hours or 1 hr if you do not perform instrument sterilisation at work - 7 APNA CPD)

Pain Management training day, nursing, allied health, care workers

8:00am to 4:00pm
2 November 2018
Calvary Public Hospital Bruce, Function Room, Lewisham Building

Event Detail

Please see the attached brochure.

Pain Management Education Day

8:00am to 12:45pm
2 November 2018
Function Rooms, Lewisham Building, Calvary Hospital

Event Detail

Contact Joy Burdack at Calvary Hospital on joy.burdack [at] calvary-act.com.au or 02 6201 6854.

Session Detail

Topics include:

  • Journey - Understanding Management of Pain
  • Managing Opioid Maintence Therapy
  • Medical Marijuana

Using Values, Self-Care, and Self-Compassion to improve Long-term health conditions

8:30am to 5:30am
9 February 2019 to 10 February 2019
ANU Canberra

Event Detail

 Co-founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Professor Kelly Wilson, presents this two-day workshop using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to treat long-term health conditions. This workshop is part of the ANZ ACBS Conference in Canberra from Feb 9-12, 2019. 

 

Session Detail

This will be a “no jargon” zone workshop. Although we anticipate many in the workshop will be psychologists, we hope to welcome many from allied health care professions. This work is directly relevant to physicians, nurses, dietician, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other health care providers. 

 

This workshop will provide two days focused on values work in ACT. ACT is an integrated model, so our work together will necessarily touch upon other components of the model. However, the workshop will show how other components facilitate valued living.

 

Self-Care and Self-Compassion are often experienced as competing with “other-focused” values, such as parenting, intimate relations, and work. Very often, self-care is last on the list. In this workshop, we will learn through direct experience how powerful acts of self-care and self-compassion can enrich and empower all other areas of valued living. ACT principles will guide participants in new interventions, worksheets, and interviews that can be used in any human services environment, including mental health clinics, but also, medical settings, workplaces, schools, and community centers.

 

The workshop will be densely experiential and will focus on a set of tools and skills that participants will be prepared to use immediately following the workshop.

Guest Speaker

Prof Kelly Wilson

Further Information

ANZ ACBS Website

Getting big results from brief psychological consults (a one day workshop on focused acceptance and commitment therapy (FACT))

9:00am to 5:30pm
10 February 2019
Australian National University

Event Detail

Pre-conference workshops for the ANZ ACBS national conference for <b> Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) <b> and Contextual Behaviour Science will be held at ANU from 9-10th Feb 2019. 

Session Detail

 Dr Bruce Arroll from New Zealand will be running a workshop on FACT (Focussed ACT) for GPs, nurses and mental health workers who wish to learn ways to engage with their patients and clients with ACT in very time-limited sessions. Large discounts apply for nurses and support workers.   See http://anzact.com/2019-preconference-workshops/ for details.

Guest Speaker

Dr Bruce Arroll