Contemporary Chronic Disease Management Workshops

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What are the workshops?

APNA Contemporary Chronic Disease Management Workshops are designed for nurses in all primary health care settings, including general practice, aged care and community health settings. 

The details

2 day workshop | 12 CPD hours
9am-4:30pm both days (8:30 registration)
$220 (inc. GST)

Topics covered

  • Care coordination
  • Health assessments 
  • Motivational interviewing 
  • Wound care on a primary care budget
  • Skin tears, burns and venous leg ulcers
  • Spirometry 
  • Asthma and respiratory conditions
  • Mental health and ageing 
  • Chronic pain and addiction
  • Elder abuse
  • Avoiding burnout and looking after yourself.

Learning outcomes

Spirometry: Understanding, interpreting and recognising abnormalities 

Improve your understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiorespiratory system. Learn to apply this knowledge to interpreting spirometry results. A practical four hour session with real-world case studies with Nurse Consultant James Brinton.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Improved understanding of the symptoms of common lung conditions, including chronic lung disease.
  2. Improved knowledge of validated tools used for the assessment of lung function.
  3. Improved knowledge related to identifying when there is a problem, and how to intervene.
  4. Improved skills in reading a Spirograph and identifying common indicators of lung problems 
  5. Improved local knowledge of COPD referral pathways.

CDM: Care coordination and health coaching 

An engaging and interactive look at care coordination for your practice. Filled with practical advice on how to make it work in your practice from experienced Health Coach – Kim Poyner, who understands the constraints that nurse’s work under to make care coordination happen – every day. 

Learning outcomes:

  1. Navigating the changing health landscape
  2. Discuss the current impact of Chronic Disease in Australia
  3. Evolving the role of care coordination in your practice
  4. Look at assessment tools, treatment types and referral information 
  5. Developing coaching skills to engage the most complex patients
  6. Creating effective and meaningful care plans
  7. How to make the MBS items work for you.

Mental Health: You are already doing it! Addiction, abuse and looking after yourself

Experienced credentialed mental health nurse Sharyn Amos will provide understanding on the impact of mental health in your practice when dealing with patients with complex and chronic diseases. 

Learning outcomes:

  1. Improve understanding of the complexity of issues (biological, psychological and social) impacting on an individual
  2. highlight how a more holistic, biopsychosocial response to mental health can correlate with improved outcomes for people
  3. Improve an understanding of mental health and the older person
  4. Learn about the role and impact of chronic pain
  5. Learning about Addiction and the relationship with mental health and chronic pain
  6. Improve understanding of the role of primary health in supporting patients who are experiencing family violence and / or elder abuse
  7. Improve understanding of  the importance of looking after self.

Wounds: Dealing with healing

A detailed and practical look at wounds and healing on a primary care budget with clinical nurse consultant Cheryl Frank. A four hour session that will you give you the confidence to asses and treat all wounds in your practice. Wounds covered include burns, venous leg ulcers and skin tears.  

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understand the phases of wound healing
  2. Understand the importance of TIME principles
  3. Understand the importance of the diagnosis and evidence based care including referral
  4. Awareness of managing the wound diagnosis rather than the symptoms of the wound.

Take a look at our workshop dates for 2018

What you had to say

Wonderful engaging speaker! After 20 years of education and struggling to understand spirometry, the penny has dropped!

Great presentation – really thought provoking for this newbie in the GP world!

Great presenter, who delivered to the audience! I’ve worked in Crit Care for 18 years and never had anyone break it down so well!

Picked up some great hints about how to manage wounds in my practice

Really excited to get the tools to use for speaking to my patients about mental health

Kim is inspiring. I wish she could come to speak to all the staff and doctors at my practice. I love her enthusiasm

These workshops have received financial contribution by the Australian Government Department of Health under the Nursing in Primary Health Care (NiPHC) Program 2015–2018.



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