Learn about APNA’s Nursing in Primary Health Care Program, a three year Commonwealth funded program designed to increase recruitment, retention and employment opportunities for primary health care nurses.
Start the day right with an informative and energising Breakfast Session
From 7am to 8.15am on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 May 2018 you will have a choice of sessions exploring important clinical areas of health delivered by industry leaders.
Breakfast Sessions are included in a Two Day Conference Registration, as is the delicious breakfast that is served up. Spots are limited and ticketed, and if the last few years are any indication, these sessions reach capacity pretty fast - so secure your seat today!
What are Aussie Kids Really Eating? What you need to know to help improve diets of Australian children and adolescents - Friday Morning
Have you ever wondered what Aussie kids really eat? Good nutrition is important for optimal growth and development, however Aussie kids are falling behind when it comes to a healthy diet. Many children are not meeting the national guidelines for key food groups. More than 9 out of 10 children aren’t eating enough vegetables and 8 out of 10 aren’t getting enough dairy.
In this seminar, you’ll hear from Dr Flavia Fayet-Moore from Nutrition Research Australia on the latest research into what Aussie kids are actually eating, and go home packed with realistic and research-based recommendations to help kids and their families eat healthier diets.
Dairy Australia will also share some industry insights on consumer attitudes to diet and dairy intake and give you an understanding of the factors influencing consumer food preferences. Understanding this is key to supporting children and families to achieve a healthier diet.
Don’t miss out on this practical and research-based seminar.
Recently published Australian research indicates that a general practice based model of care intervention for insulin initiation and titration in Australia was associated with a significant reduction in HbA1c relative to control which was maintained over time.
This breakfast session explores this research in more detail, examines the unique role of the Primary Healthcare nurse in the provision of diabetes management services and discusses the range of practical tools available to Primary Healthcare Nurses to support the structured delivery of diabetes care.
APNA are thrilled to have the lovely and switched on Kylie Crisp delivering this session.
Kylie is an experienced Registered Nurse with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. She trained at Royal Melbourne before completing a postgraduate certificate in emergency nursing at the University of Melbourne. She has worked across both Australian and UK Health services, from tertiary hospitals to primary health care. Being involved in change management from an early stage in her career.
Kylie has worked in Primary health for the last 10 years, as a project manager and coordinator of health services. This has led to her current role working at the University of Melbourne as a project Officer and research assistant. She is passionate about the area of diabetes and chronic illness, health equity, models of care, public health and prevention approaches in general practice.
She is also a nurse educator who specialises in mentorship, Health promotion, evidence based research and case management. She strives to empower other nurses and strengthen their delivery of patient care, through the work that she does.
Currently working as RA on the GPOSMOTIC RCT (NHMRC funded). She is also the Project Officer for the Implementation of the Stepping Up Project. This role she has had since July 2017.
Invasive Meningococcal Disease (IMD) is a rare but deadly bacterial infection most commonly presenting as sepsis or meningitis. In Australia, cases of IMD have been steadily increasing over the last five years (2013-2017), with 2017 recording the highest number of cases seen since 2006. The most vulnerable population for IMD are infants and young children, particularly those under 12 months, but further peaks of disease occur in adolescents, and are emerging in older adults too.
Vaccination is an important way health care providers can help to protect patients against IMD.
Several meningococcal vaccines exist to help protect against the serogroups common to Australia. However, not all of these vaccines are available on the National Immunisation Program. This session will assist you to build the knowledge in order to help answer questions about the disease and the vaccines available to help protect them against IMD.
Running the show will be Dr Julianne Bayliss, a microbiologist and virologist with extensive clinical research background in the epidemiology and pathology of infectious diseases. Julianne completed her PhD at Monash University’s Department of Medicine at the Alfred Hospital, studying the pathological changes that occur to the vascular system as a result of allograft rejection and infection following cardiac transplantation. She has published more than twenty first-author peer reviewed publications across the areas of hepatitis, HIV, transplantation and pathology and received numerous awards for presenting her work at national and international conferences. Julianne has held teaching and lecturing appointments with University of Melbourne and Monash University, covering pathology, microbiology and immunology, and continues to volunteer as a mentor for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Are skeletons still in the bedroom closet? Best practice guidelines for the prevention of malnutrition in community-dwelling older adults. How can practice nurses aid in identifying nutritional risk in the elderly? - Saturday Morning
Please join Dr Anthony Villani, Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of the Sunshine Coast, as he discusses evidence based, best practice guidelines for identification and effective management of protein energy malnutrition in the elderly.
This session will also include the important role that practice nurses play in early identification of malnutrition or nutritional risk and how this may be applied in primary care settings.
Dr Anthony Villani is excited to be presenting this important topic to nurses in primary health care. Anthony is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and lecturer in the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Anthony was awarded his doctorate at Flinders University in South Australia where he evaluated portable methods of body composition assessment against DEXA in older adults with hip fracture. Dr Villani’s primary research interests include ageing, body composition assessment, malnutrition, sarcopenia, frailty and Mediterranean Diets. He is particularly interested in exploring dietary interventions that attenuate the loss of skeletal muscle mass that is associated with ageing.