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Falls, Fractures & Pressure Injuries Management Conference

Improving patient safety and preventing the risk of falls, fractures and pressure injuries

2-3 November 2017 | Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne

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overview

Informa’s 3rd Annual Falls, Fractures & Pressure Injuries Conference is the only conference for healthcare professionals to gather and exchange experiences and examine multidisciplinary strategies towards improving patient safety and preventing and managing the risk of falls, fractures and pressure injuries.

2017 sees the conference head to Melbourne, where we will bring together key speakers across these three specialised and related fields to address complex issues such as achieving accreditation and tackling the challenges of the modern patient with regards to the prevention of falls, fractures and pressure injuries.

Discussion will be centred on a combination of case studies of implemented initiatives, research presentations and interactive discussions.

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agenda

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Tracy Nowicki, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Quality Effectiveness Support Team, The Prince Charles Hospital

9:00 am

  • Short overview of the National Standards 2, 8 & 10
  • My recent ACHS organisational wide survey experience
  • Hints and Tips for being accreditation ready
  • Examples of consumer engagement, evidence collection/ presentation, meetings, logistics, showcasing ‘pockets of excellence’, managing the survey team and communication strategy for whole of hospital
  • The importance of TEAM and executive support
  • Living through survey week – Future adventures and business  as usual

9:40 am

  • Explore context specific challenges in skin care for the critically  ill patient
  • Examine the prevalence and incidence of pressure injuries in critically ill patients
  • Examine the current evidence for skin bundle approaches for  PI prevention in the intensive care unit

10:20 am

  • The role of the nursing leadership in inspiring change
  • What is a positive reporting culture?
  • Using data positively to support clinical practice
  • How a positive culture affects the bottom line
  • Where does our data take us next?

11:00 am

Morning refreshments and networking break

11:30 am

  • Improve pain relief on admission to ED with Fascia iliac block and nurse initiated analgesia
  • Improve fluid management and consideration for fluid restricted patients
  • Improve patient experience and decrease length of stay as per the ANZHFR guidelines
  • Introduction of the Orthopaedic and Orthogeriatrician service “shared care model”

12:10 pm

In 2012 The Pan Pacific Guidelines introduced a new staging system. Staff have struggled with the interpretation of this staging system. Upon review the PI incident reports, it revealed that 30% of the PIs are staged incorrectly and of that 30% about 40 – 60% are not even PIs. Globally the PI staging system continues to expand, whilst other lesions are now named that were once simply called ‘redden areas’.

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:50 pm

  • How it was developed?
  • Service reforms were undertaken as clear service inefficiencies were identified within the existing model of care of the day therapy service
  • Clients referred to day therapy who had a multi-disciplinary needs assessment increased 2.5 times
  • Average wait times were reduced

2:30 pm

  • How we foster a pro-active falls prevention culture
  • Staff focus – Education and engagement
  • Patient focus – Pro-active education, risk screening and utilizing equipment to prevent falls
  • Falls prevention packs for patients and carers and engaging with consumers

3:10 pm

Afternoon refreshment and networking break

3:40 pm

  • Navigation of health’s imperfect falls management screening tools
  • Utilising the resources and experts that you have in your workplace
  • Engaging consumers and carers in your falls prevention strategies
  • Effective Multidisciplinary bedside handovers

4:20 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION | Tackling the Challenges of the Modern Patient with regards to the Prevention and Management of Falls, Fractures and Pressure Injuries

Tracy Nowicki, Clinical Nurse Consultant, Quality Effectiveness Support Team, The Prince Charles Hospital

Louise Colaci, Senior Dietitian, General Medicine Cluster, Alfred Health Nutrition Department

Wendy Austin, CNC, Cognitive Assessment & Management Unit, CNC, Dementia & Delirium, The Prince Charles Hospital

Sally Milson Hawke, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, John Hunter Hospital

Keith Layton, Senior Physiotherapist, Older Persons Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Assessment Ward, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

5:00 pm

EQUIPMENT INNOVATION & SELECTION | Stryker

Brett Mayberry, Territory Manager, Stryker

5:20 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

5:30 pm

NETWORKING FUNCTION | Informa invites all speakers and delegates to an informal reception to discuss the day’s issues and network with their peers.

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening Remarks from the Chair

Sarah Sage, Coordinator-Chronic Wound Service & Clinical Nurse Consultant-Wound Management, Melbourne Health

8:55 am

KEYNOTE CASE STUDY | Culture Change at John Hunter Hospital (JHH) – How that is Positively Influencing both Falls and PI Reductions

Sally Milson Hawke, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, John Hunter Hospital

Julie Tait, Service Manager, Critical Care Services, John Hunter Hospital

9:55 am

  •   Falls Prevention Strategies across the CHHHS
  • Transitioning to the ieMR with falls documentation
  • Getting ready for the Comprehensive Care Standard
  • Falls data – What is it telling us in the CHHHS?

10:35 am

EQUIPMENT INNOVATION SPONSORSHIP | Road Map to Effective Falls Prevention

Jurgen Vos, National Product Consultant, Highgate Healthcare

10:50 am

Morning refreshments and networking break

11:10 am

This presentation will look at when the courts have determined that a patient’s fall was the result of a failure on the part of the staff caring for the patient to take reasonable care.

  • A quick reminder of the components of negligence
  • Where breach of duty has been found
  • Other scenarios that might support a claim

11:50 am

Maintaining Bariatric Mobility and Bariatric Skin Issues

Leisa Cassidy, Clinical Nurse Consultant - Biomedical Equipment & Education Service (BEES), The Townsville Hospital

12:30 pm

  • When does documentation let us down?
  • Does the patient have the right to refuse?
  • It is more important than ever to capture and quantify a person’s unique probability of the development of a PI?
  • The modern health system is exposed to a multitude of medical devices and complex patients. Complex surgery on elderly patients is becoming common place. Is this leading to skin injury which is avoidable or unavoidable. What are the risk factors?
  • Can you identify non-modifiable risk factors to ensure adequate documentation to avoid a litigious investigation?

1:10 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:10 pm

  • Brief introduction into the role of nutrition in pressure injuries
  • Nutritional data collected as a part of the audit including demographic information, risk of malnutrition, malnutrition status and nutrition input into at risk patients

2:50 pm

  • Falls risk increases as soon as you step into a hospital
  • With the very best of intentions, hospitals make delirium worse before better
  • Introducing PITCHED as a new way to think about managing delirium, and reducing falls risk, & falls related injuries

3:30 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:40 pm

Close of congress

pricing

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Event pricing

  • Standard registration pricing
    Nursing rate- $1,195+ GST
    Hospital rate: $1,995+ GST
    Standard rate: $2,395+ GST
  • Book 3 delegates and receive the 4th delegate pass at no cost
    To take advantage of this offer, call us today on 02 9080 4307 or email info@informa.com.au.
    Note: All delegates must be from the same company and register at the same time to qualify.

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speakers

Tracy Nowicki

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Quality Effectiveness Support Team, The Prince Charles Hospital

Belinda Faulkner

Nursing Director, The Prince Charles Hospital

Professor Fiona Coyer

School of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology and Intensive Care Services, Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital

Sarah Sage

Coordinator-Chronic Wound Service & Clinical Nurse Consultant-Wound Management, Melbourne Health

Donna De Silva

Clinical Nurse Consultant, Canberra Hospital Orthopaedic Ward, Canberra Hospital and Health Service

Fran Mattocks

Advanced Allied Health Practitioner OT, Geriatric, Adult Rehabilitation & Stroke Service, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service

Doug Murtagh

Advanced Allied Health Practitioner - Physiotherapist, Geriatric, Adult Rehabilitation and Stroke Service

Rosemary Shakallis

Clinical Nurse Educator, Orthopaedics, North Shore Private Hospital

Karen Morrison

Nurse Unit Manager, Neurosurgical Ward, Northshore Private Hospital

Jacqui Cornell

CNC Rehabilitation, Southern ISLHD

Louise Colaci

Senior Dietitian, General Medicine Cluster, Alfred Health Nutrition Department

Wendy Austin

CNC, Cognitive Assessment & Management Unit, CNC, Dementia & Delirium, The Prince Charles Hospital

Sally Milson Hawke

Director of Nursing and Midwifery, John Hunter Hospital

Keith Layton

Senior Physiotherapist, Older Persons Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Assessment Ward, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service

Brett Mayberry

Territory Manager, Stryker

Julie Tait

Service Manager, Critical Care Services, John Hunter Hospital

Jurgen Vos

National Product Consultant, Highgate Healthcare

Janine McIlwraith

Principal Lawyer, Slater and Gordon Lawyers

Leisa Cassidy

Clinical Nurse Consultant - Biomedical Equipment & Education Service (BEES), The Townsville Hospital

Sarah Sage

Coordinator-Chronic Wound Service & Clinical Nurse Consultant-Wound Management, Melbourne Health

when & where

02 - 03 Nov 2017

Rendezvous Grand Hotel
328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
03 9250 1888
www.rendezvoushotels.com.au

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Kate Twentyman
Senior Conference Producer
Kate.Twentyman@informa.com.au

Samantha Lister
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4432
samantha.lister@informa.com.au

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