Managing the risks of Polypharmacy for patients with chronic conditions
Date: 27 November 2013
Time: 9.30 am
The WHO has called chronic conditions “the health care challenge of the century”. The management of chronic conditions in New Zealand is in a state of flux, but the call from the nursing sector is very clear:
“Set the nurses free to do what they do well...nurses are educated in how to work with people with ltc, and if they are free to do that, then we’ll start to see care being transformed”
(Nursing Review: Long Term Conditions and Aged Care, 2013).
This one day interactive workshop for nurses in primary care is hosted by the Victoria University Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health (GSNMH) ‘to expand core knowledge and capability to identify and support persons at high risk from polypharmacy’.
The Workshop will develop solutions to manage cumulative medication risk, high risk medicines and inappropriate prescribing. The Nurse’s role in medication risk management will also be explored utilising worked cases in an interactive format.
This workshop is facilitated by Professor Tim Maling and Dr Brian Robinson.
Professor Tim Maling is an Internal Medicine Specialist and Clinical Pharmacologist specializing in the management of chronic conditions.
Dr Brian Robinson is a senior lecturer at GSNMH specializing in pathophysiology, patient safety and risk, and pharmacology.
When: Wednesday 27th Nov 2013
Time: 9.30am – 5.00pm
Where: CS801, Level 8, Clinical Services Building, Wellington Regional Hospital
(take purple lift) Riddiford St, Newtown
(Lunch, Tea & Coffee provided)
TO REGISTER CONTACT:
Annemarie Thorby, Administrator email@example.com 04 463 5993
Places are limited.
Registrations close Friday 1st November
GSNMH Research Seminar Series November 2013
Date: 13 November 2013
Time: 12.00 pm
Recognising, screening and diagnosis for dementia in acute hospital units:
Challenges and pitfalls
Presented by: Dr Kay de Vries & Jenny Drury-Ruddlesden
Drawing on data collected from a case note review from five DHBs across NZ we discuss the issues and challenges encountered when trying to identify how clinicians recognised, screened for or diagnosed older people with dementia during an admission to an acute hospital unit. Further we discuss language used within medical records when referring to people with dementia during their admission.
When: Wed 13 November, 12-1pm
Where: GSNMH, Level 8, Clinical Services Building, Wellington Hospital.
To RSVP please contact Annaliese Ellis, School Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Zealand Army Nurses and the Vietnam War 1967 - 1971
Date: 24 July 2013
Time: 12.00 pm
Presented by Sarah Roberts
This presentation shares the findings from a study that examined New Zealand Army nurses experiences of servicing in the Vietnam War. Nine Royal New Zealand Nursing Corps nurses served in the Vietnam War as part of New Zealand’s military contribution, of which six were available for an oral history interview for the research. These nurses’ experiences along with information and data from military veterans, books, journals, magazines, newspapers, military archival documents and military doctrine and publications were used in the research.
The nurses faced many challenges of working and living in Vietnam during this war. Such challenges include the health conditions they had to manage and the different categories of patients they cared for. The presentation will share some of the memorable experiences of the nurses.
When: Wednesday 24 July 2013
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm
Where: Seminar Room CS801, Level 8 (H)
Clinical Services Block
Wellington Regional Hospital
Refreshments provided (tea, coffee).
RSVP: For more information please contact: Annaliese Ellis, School Administrator Ph: 04 463 6653 or email: email@example.com