Our Guest Bloggers:
- Brian Herd: CRH Law Blog
- Cheryl De Zotti: What’s new with wounds!
- Chris Carlin: Master Your Money Now – Financial Planning For Nurses and Midwives
- The Communiques
- Ellisa O’Keefe – Bravura Education
- Denise Donati: Fertility Solutions
- Dr Julie Martyn: Medication Management Musings from Doc Martyn
- Leisa Wheeler
- Melanie McGrice
- Nicole Nash-Arnold
- Nurse and Midwife Support
- Pam Bridges: Aged Care Happenings
- Pam Savage
- Research Review
- Sue Walker
- Toni Hoffman: Asisterly
- Training Capability
- Veet’s Cuisine: The Healthy Vegetarian
- Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc.
Brian Herd: CRH Law Blog
Brian is a partner in the firm and has been a lawyer since 1983. He is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts in the areas of elder law, retirement, disability and aged care. Brian has extensive experience in life planning for older people and the legal issues impacting on them including making Wills, administering estates, disputes over Wills, superannuation, social security, retirement villages and aged care, incapacity, the Guardianship Regime, the loss of a spouse or the ‘suddenly single syndrome’, planning for disabled children, elder abuse, enduring powers of attorney, advance health directives, family agreements and disputes and mediation. Read more
Cheryl De Zotti: What's New With Wounds!
I love working with Wounds. As a Student Nurse in the 1980s, I was fascinated with how a complex wound could successfully heal with diligent care. I have continued my love of Wound Management and have enjoyed teaching and sharing knowledge about wounds in my professional roles as a Director of Nursing, Clinical Administrator and via the Nursing CPD Insitute. Read more
Chris Carlin: Master Your Money Now – Financial Planning For Nurses and Midwives
Chris Carlin is the founder of Master Your Money Now, the only Australian financial services organisation dedicated to caring for nurses and midwives. Chris is passionate about helping nurses and midwives achieve their financial goals and live out their dream lifestyle. Chris has been delivering advice for over eight years to Australians seeking to increase their income, purchase homes, understand super, protect their loved ones and plan for retirement. Chris is a regular commentator on blogs, LinkedIn and Instagram on finance-related topics. Chris is married to Natalie, a proud New Zealander and paediatric nurse. Chris is the author of the eBook “The World’s Simplest Budget For Nurses and Midwives” which you can download for free here.
The Clinical Communiqué is an electronic publication containing narrative case reports about lessons learned from Coroners’ investigations into preventable deaths in acute hospital and community settings. The Clinical Communiqué is written by clinicians, for clinicians. The Clinical Communiqué was first published in 2003. Twenty-one editions were released before it… Read more
Elissa O'Keefe - Bravura Education
We are Australia and New Zealand’s leading health professional educators in lasers and intense pulsed light technologies for cosmetics, surgery and podiatry.
Our students love the quality and flexibility of Bravura’s self-paced programs, and the support they receive to get up and running quickly.
We’ve worked hard to become the preferred training organisation for doctors, dentists, nurses and beauty therapists and we’re passionate about delivering a superior learning experience for anyone with a passion for this area……Read More
Fertility Solutions: Denise Donati
Denise Donati is a Registered Nurse and has worked in assisted reproduction for 24 years. She is passionate about education for nurses and allied health professionals working in the area of Assisted Reproduction. She is also passionate about making a difference for her patients by providing them with an exceptional experience. In 2006 was invited to Vietnam to assist and establish a local Fertility Nurse Training Program. Denise has also presented extensively in the UK and South East Asia on topics relating to assisted reproduction. Read more www.fssc.com.au
Dr Julie Martyn: Medication Management Musings from Doc Martyn
Julie is a senior lecturer with The University of The Sunshine Coast who recently completed her PhD with The University of New England. Julie’s PhD thesis is the untold story of the medication administration experiences of 20 registered nurses in a regional Australian hospital. Julie’s point of difference in her study is the use of an appreciative inquiry approach rather than the commonly used deficits approach to exploring medication administration practices of Nurses. www.usc.edu.au
Leisa Wheeler, naturopath, health and healing mentor and raw food coach, is the founder and director of Embracing Health, a business dedicated to bringing you health information that can change your life. Leisa knew from a very young age that her future was going to be in the healing profession, and her journey exploring the field of natural medicine in all its facets began in earnest as a teenager. Read more
Melanie McGrice is one of Australia’s best-known dietitians. She is a highly respected author of ‘The Pregnancy Weight Plan’ and co-author of several papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. An experienced media presenter on health, nutrition, and dietary issues Melanie is passionate about educating Australians to eat well, appreciate good food and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Join her free nutrition and wellbeing network at: www.melaniemcgrice.com.au
Nicole Nash-Arnold is a nursing career coach who helps great nurses transform into respected leaders. She shares her 15 years of experience in both senior and executive health leadership roles to germinate great leadership. Clinically, Nicole has over ten years perioperative experience before moving into her nurse educator and management roles. Currently, she manages a privately owned emergency department in Brisbane. She has post-graduate qualifications in perioperative nursing and currently a Masters In Nursing. Nicole is a member of the International Coaches Federation. Nicole’s career coaching blog can be found at www.nursemanagerhq.com
Nurse and Midwife Support
Nurse & Midwife Support (NM Support) is the national, 24/7 support service for nurses, midwives, students, and anyone concerned about the welfare of a nurse, midwife or student. NM Support provides a national telephone and interactive website support service, funded by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Australia and operated independently by Turning Point. NM Support offers free, anonymous and confidential support no matter where you are in Australia.
NM Support provides brief intervention counselling and referral to further support as required. The interactive website offers self-help resources, tools, education materials, a directory of referral services and outlines the professional responsibilities of Nurses and midwives with health-related issues. Access our service any time 1800 677 877 www.nmsupport.org.au You look after others; let us look after you! Your health matters.
Pam Bridges: Aged Care Happenings
Pam has worked in the aged care sector for many years in a wide range of roles and is recognised as a leader in the field. She has represented the industry on Expert Reference Groups, Advisory bodies, and Ministerial working parties, and continues to be heavily involved in the activities of the State and National industry bodies. Visit Pam’s website here.
RN, BA (Maq), DipN (Lon), MHPEd (UNSW), DipLaw (Syd), EdDoc (CQU) As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background was brought to her role as a Lecturer, at CQ University to undergraduate and postgraduate students. This experience also served her well while working with and educating Aboriginal Health Workers. Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author, her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition. Pam has travelled extensively and participated as a Presenter for various Nurses for Nurses’ events, including the 2015 annual conference.
Research Review Australia provides clinical research updates. Covering top 10 research studies with commentary by well-known Australian experts. They are a great tool to help nurses keep up to date. Reviews are sent by email and cost nothing to subscribe. Subscribe online at www.researchreview.com.au or send an email to Trish (our database administrator) [email protected]
Sue is a Registered Nurse and holds a Masters Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care. Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager in the aged care and palliative care settings.
Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the healthcare system. Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession – the backbone of the healthcare system, “it is the knowledge of the individual Nurse that has an immediate impact on the happiness of the person in their care”
Toni Hoffman: Asisterly
Toni Hoffman came to national prominence after exposing issues regarding patient complications and deaths in what became known as the Jayant Patel case. In ASISTERLY Toni will share her thoughts on issues in Health Care.
After studying for years and then beginning your clinical career, it is unlikely you pictured yourself managing people and money. While for some it is personal choice many clinicians end up (either by fate, seniority or some form of coercion) to be responsible for a cost centre. The need to become more financially literate and work toward achieving financial sustainability is essential in driving the business improvements across the health services – both private and public. Improving your understanding of the basic concepts of finance, internal controls, team development etc. will give you an enormous opportunity to be more confident in managing your cost centre.
At Training Capability, we provide a range of options to expand your business skills and acumen. Visit our website to find out more – www.trainingcapability.com alternatively you can contact Elizabeth Wilmot | [email protected] | 0438781642 or John Allen | [email protected] | 0417707380.
Veet's Cuisine: The Healthy Vegetarian
Hi, I am Veet Karen. I have been a healthy vegetarian for over three decades and along the way, I have educated myself on how to eat as healthy as I possibly can. I established a catering business seven years ago ‘Veet’s Cuisine” to following my passion of cooking incredibly healthy and creative vegetarian cuisine. Prior to that, I was a care worker for people with disabilities for eight years and a teacher for twelve years. This year I married my teaching skills with my cooking skills and founded Australia’s first organic vegan chef and lifestyle training. I have a wealth of knowledge to share with you all on how to stay healthy as a vegetarian as well as some great ideas on how to really listen to what your body wants and needs to eat. Even if you are not vegetarian the recipes are always well received by meat eaters too. I have catered and facilitated on two of the nurses for nurses retreats and must admit these retreats are at the top of my list of my fave jobs. www.veetscuisine.com.au
Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc.
Women’s Health Queensland Wide Inc (Women’s Health) is a not for profit health promotion, information and education service for women and health professionals throughout Queensland. We provide quality evidence-based health information to women via our website, our pregnancy and parenting service, our lending library and our Ask a Health Question telephone and email service. We also deliver health education talks to the community and health professionals across Queensland in person and via video conference. www.womhealth.org.au