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Attending both days of the conference will provide 15 CPD hours you need to maintain your nursing and midwifery registration.
The 2014 Australian Nurses and Midwives Conference brings together nursing and midwifery professionals from across Australia and overseas.
The conference will be held on Thursday 11 September and Friday 12 September at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Melbourne.
The two-day program features 44 speakers (including international and interstate speakers) exploring professional and clinical issues and innovations in nursing, midwifery, mental health and aged care. Nursing and midwifery clinicians, researchers, academics and leaders will present on a range of contemporary professional issues and clinical practice innovations. Topics will include workforce, safety and quality, graduate nursing, nursing and midwifery practice and education, nursing and the environment, scope of practice, advanced practice nursing, communication, sexual health, aged care, elder abuse, evidence based practice guidelines, best practice dementia care, the Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria, nurse practitioners, physical health in mental health, paediatric nursing and the SPORC project, nursing and midwifery regulation, and medication safety.
The conference program also includes two dedicated workplace health and safety streams with a stream on safe patient handling on day one and an occupational violence and aggression stream on day two.
Quality and safety are two vital aspects of any clinicians practice and apply equally to any setting in which nurses and midwives practice. This conference we are fortunate to have the Chief Nurse from New Zealand to speak on the “Critical role of evidence, communication, and effective partnerships in achieving good outcomes”. This follows on from an overview of the twelve month journey of the implementation of the safety and quality standards in Australia. In addition many of the abstracts we received were reflective of the interest the nursing and midwifery professions have in the provision of best practice. This is then linked to the presentation on “Delivering Great Care: More than just balancing the Books” – this is something every nurse and midwife is aware of but sometimes struggle to articulate or find the research to demonstrate it.