It can be challenging for rural health professionals to access education and training that is relevant for practicing in a rural setting. That’s why we run a regular webinar series designed specifically for rural health professionals.  The topics are chosen based on requests we receive so if there is a topic you would like, please let us know.

Scheduled Webinars  

Improving Delirium Management in Palliative Care

Mobile Health are supporting Hospice NZ to provide this webinar and thought the topic might be of interest to our rural audience too. 

Register Now: www.mobilehealth.co.nz/delirium 

Dr. Shirley H. Bush is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Palliative Care) at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, and an Investigator with both the Bruyère and Ottawa Hospital Research Institutes.

She has worked as a Palliative Care physician for over 25 years, having initially trained and worked as a general practitioner in London, UK. She has worked as an attending physician on the Palliative Care Unit at Bruyère Continuing Care, Ottawa since 2009. 

This online lecture will provide an overview of delirium in palliative care, and also present recent research on emerging medications for the prevention and management of delirium in palliative care populations. The adaptation and implementation of an interprofessional delirium clinical practice guideline on an inpatient palliative care unit to improve the quality of care will also be presented.

    COVID-19 Pandemic: The New Reality

    Register Now: www.mobilehealth.co.nz/covid 

    Ben registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in 1978. Since then he has had an extensive career in the Diagnostic Microbiology field. He is an honorary lecturer for the University of Otago and gives many presentations to multidisciplinary conferences, seminars and practices every year on many microbially related topics including our microbiome and its relationship to health and disease, emerging antibiotic resistances and emerging infectious diseases.

    The webinar will cover:

    • The new “reality”
    • Delta variant overview – How the RO numbers compare
    • Vaccination progress
    • Extended Q&A session for you to ask those burning questions!

    Recorded Webinars to View

    Dulaglutide – the long-awaited new agent to treat type 2 diabetes

    Watch Video on our new My Health Hub website: https://myhealthhub.co.nz/webinars/ 

    Dr Ryan Paul is an Executive Member of the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) and recently led the development of the NZSSD guidance on the management of type 2 diabetes in New Zealand. Dr Paul is heavily involved in teaching primary care clinicians, diabetes nurse prescribers and endocrinology trainees.

    The topic will include:

    • When + how to use dulaglutide for type 2 diabetes
    • Advice on whether to choose funded dulaglutide or empagliflozin and when to switch between the two
    • When to advise to self-fund dulaglutide
    • The potential for dulaglutide to get patients off insulin
    • The role of dulaglutide in primary + secondary prevention of CVD

    Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID)

    Watch Video on our new My Health Hub website: https://myhealthhub.co.nz/webinars/ 

    Mobile Health, in conjunction with the Canterbury Initiative and CDHB Paediatric Feeding service, are pleased to invite you to this webinar offering practice nurses and public health nurses evidenced-based practical skills to support children with restrictive eating disorders.

    Restrictive Eating is a persistent feeding or eating disturbance leading to avoidance of food, resulting in significant weight loss or nutritional deficiency and/or impairment in psychosocial functioning.

    The topic will include:

    • A framework for understanding restrictive eating patterns
    • Understanding the process of food exploration
    • Evidence based practical tools adapted for age and stage
    • Meeting nutrition needs from a restricted-diet lens
    • Referral pathways for additional support

    Heart Failure and Cardiac Medications

    Watch now: https://youtu.be/A_IAvjbt7RY

    Rachel Hall currently works as a Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology for BOP DHB, plus runs clinics in Te Puke linked with PHOs delivering Hauora Services. She trained as a RGON, going on to get a BN in 2000, a M.H. Sc in 2007 and another Post Grad Cert in 2014. Rachel has been involved with Cardiac Rehabilitation for many years and has chaired the CSANZ Rehab committee and been representative on the International Committee of Cardiac Rehabilitation. She has taught a post-graduate Cardiology paper for nurses for several years.

    Currently a lot of her week is spent providing Heart Failure Clinics, helping patients reach optimal health. Rachel is also involved with Adult Congenital Heart Services transitional clinics plus involved in monitoring of patients with various pacing devices. For the last year she has also done heart failure outreach clinics into the community, as a way of reaching those with higher needs and more comorbidities.

    The topic will include:

    • Types of heart failure
    • Medications shown to benefit and guideline for titration
    • Other therapies to help Heart failure (CRT, Ablation)
    • Patient self-monitoring
    • Adjusting diuretics

    Person-centred Approach in Dementia Care

    Watch now: https://youtu.be/E9KYuxh3NjI

    Sharyn works for Older Person’s Mental Health within the Community as an Occupational Therapist, and as a Dementia Educator for the Walking in Another’s Shoes programme. Walking in Another’s Shoes is a South Island education initiative aimed at assisting the dementia care workforce to move towards a more person-centred practice. Her areas of interest include dementia, maintaining and enhancing function, and empowering others through education.

    She has experience working with older adults across inpatient and community settings.
    Sharyn is passionate about using a person-centred care approach, particularly to inspire aged residential care workers and to support those living with dementia and their whanau.

    The topic will include:

    • What does person-centred care really mean?
    • What are the unmet needs?
    • Removing labels.
    • Being creative with solutions!

    Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

    Watch now: https://youtu.be/4I6m3lrfYjY

    Shyama has worked at CMDHB for nearly 20 years and 19 years have been in Respiratory. She started as a new graduate at Counties in the respiratory inpatient ward, then worked in Orthopedics, ICU and back to respiratory again.

    Shyama has worked in the adult outpatient respiratory service as a Clinical Nurse Specialist now for over 12 years. Her main area of work is in “Sleep” and she works in the localities such as Mangere and Otara. Shyama’s clinic is usually a split clinic with a few new patients to the service who need a full assessment for probable sleep disordered breathing as well as follow ups for those who are already established on treatment..

    The topic will include:

    • Obstructive sleep apnoea- symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
    • Alternate treatments for mild to moderate sleep apnoea

    HIV Essentials Aotearoa

    Watch now: https://youtu.be/keg7nc6eSOk

    Geoff is both NZ Māori and Cook Islands Māori. He has been living with HIV for 28yrs. He has been an advocate and educator in the HIV sector and was the first Cook Islander to speak publicly about living with HIV. Leading a quiet life these days, he works in healthcare as a Registered Nurse and still finds opportunities to educate and change peoples’ attitudes. 

    Abby Leota has worked in and around the HIV sector for 20 years, specifically sexual and reproductive health and rights. Abby is passionate about ending late HIV diagnosis and HIV related stigma in healthcare.

    The topic will include:

    • HIV Today
    • Testing
    • Treatment
    • Stigma

    To maximise this webinar presentation, attendees are strongly encouraged to complete the free HIV Essential’s online course prior to this webinar (you will receive CPD points for completing this online course!). 

    The webinar will build on the HIV essentials online course by providing personal experiences of living with HIV and the chance to gain a deeper understanding and knowledge around HIV risk, testing and management. 

    The link to the online course is:  https://positivespeakers.org.nz/hiv-essentials-online-course

    Trauma Informed Care and Trauma Screening

    Watch now: https://youtu.be/-11EEYRKd8o

    John has worked exclusively in the Mental Health field since 1999 where he started practicing in Northland, before moving to Ngawhata Hospital in Nelson. He then worked in the Te Whare Manaaki Medium Secure Unit until 2010 where he then moved to the Forensic Community Team until 2019 until shiing to Youth forensic. John is now currently a Registered Nurse Mental Health, Specialist Mental Health Services, Canterbury DHB. He also works
    in an on-call role for Crisis Resolution.

    The topic will include:

    • Definition of trauma
    • Trauma and colonisation specific to Aoteroa
    • Extent of trauma
    • Trauma and physical health
    • Trauma and mental health
    • Definition of Trauma informed care
    • Specific trauma based Interventions

    Radiation Oncology

    Watch now: https://youtu.be/bgHPxS-MFI4

    Dr Senanayake graduated MBBS in London in 2005. Following two years working in hospitals in England he moved to New Zealand and pursued specialty training in radiation oncology obtaining FRANZCR in 2015. A fellowship in palliative radiation in Toronto in 2018 preceded him taking up a permanent consultant position in Dunedin Hospital. His subspecialty interests are head and neck, breast , lung and palliative radiotherapy. He enjoys teaching and is currently the Director of Training for RANZCR radiation oncology registrars in Dunedin and an honorary clinical senior lecturer at Otago University. He is married and has two young children and two cats.

    The topic will include:

    • Department Overview
    • General principles of treatment
    • Radiation side effects and management
    • Specific scenarios

    Youth Health Assessment and Engagement

    Watch now: https://youtu.be/PG7nO39sC5U

    Maria an expert child and youth health clinician and has contributed to best practice and clinical services through her leadership roles. Maria is currently the Clinical Director at Health Connections providing specialty primary health care to children and young people. Her clinical and leadership roles have also included; Clinical Director of the Youth Health Hub, HealthWEST; Recipient of the Vodafone World of Difference scholarship for her work in the youth sector, Chair of the Society of Youth Health Professionals Aotearoa New Zealand (SYHPANZ), Board member of Thrive and national advisory roles. Maria is also an Honorary Lecturer with the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, University of Auckland and a guest lecturer with the School of Nursing, Massey University. .

    The topic will include:

    • Strengthen your knowledge and skills using the HEEADSSS Framework
    • What is it, why use it, how to use it

        Eating Disorders

        These webinars are location specific so please register to your location to receive the most appropriate information.

        Tuesday 18th May: North Island audience:                      Watch now: https://youtu.be/hjJTaHdJM-I 

        Wednesday 19th May: South Island audience:               Watch now: https://youtu.be/Zj3_FHRjStk

        Harriet Simms is a Registered Nurse and Clinical Team Leader at Tupu Ora Community (Auckland Regional Eating Disorder Service). For the past 10 years, she has been working with young people, adults and their families to support them with physical and mental health challenges.
        Harriet has experience in providing medical and psychological treatments for eating disorders along with experience treatment general mental health. Harriet grew up in Auckland and has travelled the world meeting people and experiencing many different ways of life.

        Elaine Franks is a Consult Liaison Nurse for the South Island Eating Disorders Service. She trained in the UK and has worked internationally in the UK, Australia and in Aotearoa. For the past 12 years Elaine has been the support, education and liaison for the entire South Island of New Zealand. She also carries a caseload of patients with severe and enduring eating disorders and also adolescents using Maudsley Based Family Therapy.

        The topic will include:

        • Eating disorders explained
        • Diagnostic criteria
        • Focus on adolescents
        • How to treat and manage eating disorders in a rural or remote area

        Post-Operative Care of Heart Surgery Patients in the Community

        Watch Now: https://youtu.be/IJi44yEBaFc

        Anne has a dual but integrated role of Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist and Cardiothoracic Surgery Coordinator at Christchurch Hospital. The surgery coordination aspect begins at referral, continues through surgery work-up, managing the patient during the wait for surgery, and contributing to the compiling of the theatre list. The Cardiac Surgery Rehabilitation role involves patient preparation, education (pre- and post-operative), follow-up after discharge into the community, and being a resource person for patients and families throughout their journey in heart and lung surgery.

        Anne’s Masters Dissertation involved auditing of patient experience after cardiac surgery; the audit tool remains live and the data informs this presentation. She will be summarising the issues and complications that patients experience.

        The topic will include:

        • Overview of patient education pre and post heart surgery
        • Support following surgery
        • Complications/issues experienced at home

            Therapeutic Recreation

            Watch Now: https://youtu.be/2hePBzy2mvI

            Orquidea is a Registered Diversional and Recreational Therapist. She is the current president for the New Zealand Society of Diversional and Recreational Therapists Inc., a national consultant in the use of models of care with a strong focus in therapeutic recreation, human rights and non-pharmacological approaches in aged care, mental health and the disability sectors, and currently works as the National Diversional Therapist for Summerset Retirement Villages.

            Her passion is on using recreation as a prevention and rehabilitation tool, as well as supporting individual’s self-determination through meaningful programmes that facilitate purpose and a sense of belonging. Her special interest includes interprofessional education, innovation in therapeutic recreation, recreation as a human right and global leadership in recreational therapy.

            The topic will include:

            • Why is DRT important for our wellbeing?

            Physicians Associates: Help relieve the GP shortage

            Watch Now: https://youtu.be/OisfIcxbYM8

            Tiffany is the longest-standing PA in NZ and has been working in the Waikato since 2010, currently at Cambridge Family Health. She assisted Health Workforce NZ with recruiting practices for the second PA demonstration in general practice and emergency medicine and became a founder of the NZ PA Society in 2014. In 2020 she helped form “GP Business Solutions” to recruit experienced PA’s from overseas to help fill the gaps in NZ’s increasingly busy clinics, urgent cares and hospitals. She is passionate about finding PA’s that are a good fit for NZ and provide quality patient care.

            The topic will include:

            • Overview: Find out about the Physician Associate role, scope and education, including the history of PA’s globally and in NZ, including information about the benefits to your practice and if a PA is a fit for you!

            Oedema of the Lower Limb

            7th April, watch now: https://youtu.be/7yqELtB75Xg 

            8th April, watch now: https://youtu.be/ozOhqcOjuVA 

            This webinar, on two consecutive evenings, will provide a mixture of academic and practical presentations looking at assessment and treatment options for oedema of the lower limb, as well as presentations from companies updating us on related products.

            We look forward to sessions that will provide useful updates, practical tips, and the opportunity for the
            sharing of ideas during the Question and Answer sessions.

            Optional extra: ABPI ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP
            22nd April, 12:00 – 2:00pm, at Dunedin Hospital

            These webinars will be followed by an optional practical workshop. Participants will learn, practice and be assessed in the skill of ABPI assessment. Upon registration you will receive a workbook covering theoretical components around ABPI assessment which you must complete prior to attending. Certificate of completion of workbook and workshop = 5hrs PD.

            Please register as spaces are limited. Registrations –
            email [email protected]

                Obstetric Emergencies

                Watch Now: https://youtu.be/FUIZ7bxy9Xo 

                Kate is an Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultant and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago in Women’s Health. She works clinically in Invercargill as a generalist obstetrician and as a Gynaecologist at Southland Hospital. Kate does her university work in Dunedin.

                Her special interests include lower genital tract disease, cervical cancer prevention and colposcopy; obstetric risk management, and teaching including interprofessional education.

                The topic will include:

                • Complications of pregnancy
                • Specific obstetric emergencies
                • Premature and complicated deliveries
                • Neonatal and maternal resuscitation


                    Negative Pressure Wounds

                    Watch Now: https://youtu.be/SpoUJIMd2ec

                    Emil has an extensive background in wound care, general and vascular surgery, and intensive care. He is currently Wound Care Specialist for the SDHB where he is responsible for the selection and evaluation of wound products and technology. He is an executive member and treasurer of the NZ Wound Care Society.

                    The topic will include:

                    • What, when, why and how we use Negative Pressure Wound Therapy.
                    • Theory and clinical scenarios


                        Endometriosis – a public health issue too big to ignore

                        Watch Now: https://youtu.be/djdA-tOnazs

                        Deborah has had a global influence on the promotion and prevention of endometriosis worldwide. She developed the world’s first Menstrual Health and Endometriosis (me™) programme for schools in 1997, which has significantly influenced early recognition of symptoms and timely intervention in adolescents in New Zealand. This has been endorsed by the World Endometriosis Society (WES) as the preferred education programme worldwide.

                        The topic will include:

                        • Background
                        • Aetiology and symptoms
                        • Differential diagnosis: diagnosis
                        • Patient’s journey: bell ringers
                        • Chronic Pelvic Pain
                        • Treatment and Management
                        • Early Intervention
                        • Clinical Case Studies


                            What’s new in type 2 diabetes care in 2021

                            Watch Now: https://youtu.be/I0uy3T0uLJs

                            Dr Ryan Paul is an Executive Member of the New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes (NZSSD) and recently led the development of the NZSSD guidance on the management of type 2 diabetes in New Zealand. Dr Paul is heavily involved in teaching primary care clinicians, diabetes nurse prescribers and endocrinology trainees.

                            The topic will include:

                            • The updated treatment algorithm of type 2 diabetes in New Zealand
                            • When and how to use SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP1 receptor agonists
                            • Who does and who does not meet the special authority criteria for funded SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP1 receptor agonists
                            • New recommendations for the screening and management of type 2 diabetes in Aotearoa New Zealand
                            • Achieving equity in diabetes outcomes in Aotearoa New Zealand
                            • Case discussion


                                Congestive Heart Failure

                                Watch Now: https://youtu.be/zVf2ZOa8kQQ

                                Murray is Clinical Nurse Specialist in cardiology at Christchurch Hospital. His role encompasses a coronary care unit, cardiology ward and the Cardiac Cath Lab. In addition to his CNS role, Murray is TAVI Coordinator for the TAVI programme. His background experience within cardiology includes Cardiac Cath Lab, nurse educator and cardiology research.

                                His topic will include:

                                • Classification of heart failure – old & new terminology
                                • Clinical presentation
                                • Diagnosis of heart failure
                                • Overview of management
                                • Essential patient education


                                    Give us the goss, update on COVID-19

                                    Watch now: https://youtu.be/hyjriMOGOWg

                                    Ben registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in 1978. Since then he has had an extensive career in the Diagnostic Microbiology field. He is an honorary lecturer for the University of Otago and gives many presentations to multidisciplinary conferences, seminars and practices every year on many microbially related topics including our microbiome and its relationship to health and disease, emerging antibiotic resistances and emerging infectious diseases.

                                    His topic will include:

                                    • Emerging Infectious Diseases – do we create them
                                    • Emerging Infectious Diseases – do we create them?
                                    • What have we learned?  Should we have known?
                                    • What can we predict?  Outbreaks, swabs, wastewater, human nature?
                                    • Vaccinations – miracle or frustrating mirage? Who first? Which vaccine? When?
                                    • Mutations – hare or tortoise?
                                    • Ethics – short term versus medium term considerations
                                    • Socio Political considerations and the Fourth Estate


                                        Big Chats about Mental Health

                                        Watch now: https://youtu.be/SObfprEBxDM

                                        Elle holds a Masters in Psychology, and works in suicide postvention and prevention. Originally from the UK, she is now based in Waitaha (Canterbury). She is currently embarking on a project driven by the understanding that safe, supportive conversations have the power to change, or even save, a life. The fundamental skills required to support patients, clients, and customers in mental distress are communication skills. This webinar is the first in a series for healthcare providers designed to teach and refine everyday communication skills for application in conversations about mental health and wellbeing.

                                        Her topic will include:

                                        • Burnout, vicarious trauma & compassion fatigue
                                        • Preventative and interventional self-care
                                        • Our capacity as providers of support


                                            Introducing He Ako Hiringa and the EPiC Dashboard  

                                            Watch now: https://youtu.be/jOymN7Gx-_U

                                            Dr Alesha Smith will speak about the development of He Ako Hiringa, a new primary care clinical education programme. She will also present He Ako Hiringa’s interactive data tool, EPiC, set for release in early 2021. EPiC (Evaluating, Prescribing to Inform Care) is an interactive prescribing dashboard that allows prescribers to analyse and compare their medicine management behaviour. As a developer of the EPiC dashboard and a health researcher herself, Alesha will then demonstrate how EPiC can be used to explore the care provided to patients, using medicines for type 2 diabetes as an example.

                                            Her topic will include:

                                            • What He Ako Hiringa can do for you
                                            • Introducing EPiC, a new data tool
                                            • How EPiC can improve patient care


                                                Managing Urinary Conditions in Adults  

                                                Watch now: https://youtu.be/_1-fbcPkJEs

                                                 Janet has been nursing for over 47 years in the UK and NZ mainly in Primary Care; the last 20 years in the continence field as a CNS. Janet also has a private business seeing patients in their own homes and educating nurses in rest homes and general practice.  Janet is passionate about helping people manage their incontinence, and raising awareness that incontinence is not a normal part of being elderly or female.

                                                 Her topic will include:

                                                • Urinary incontinence – stress and urge in men and women
                                                • Assessment and Management in General Practice 

                                                • Accessing pads and products

                                                      Inequities in Diabetes  

                                                      Watch now: https://youtu.be/blTPFuQIuVA

                                                      Rinki is an endocrinologist, diabetologist and physician working at Auckland DHB, Counties Manukau Health. She is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Auckland, and has been a medical advisor for Diabetes Auckland since 2009. Rinki holds a PhD in genetics and epigenetics of diabetes and she leads the national guidelines and database for monogenic diabetes.

                                                      Her topic will include:

                                                      • Inequity in diabetes
                                                      • Medicine dispensing and health outcomes – Who is getting left behind?
                                                      • How to reduce inequity for diabetes patients

                                                            Immunisation Update  

                                                            Watch now: https://youtu.be/lXauICg4QVg

                                                            The Immunisation Advisory Centre (IMAC) is a nationwide organisation based at the School of Population Health at The University of Auckland, who provide New Zealanders with a local source of independent, factual information based on international and New Zealand scientific research regarding vaccine-preventable diseases and the benefits and risks of immunisation. IMAC also provide information and training for health professionals, national immunisation coordination and policy advice and research into many aspects of vaccines and vaccine-preventable diseases.

                                                            Jude Young currently works as an Education Facilitator for the Midland region and an Advisor on the 0800 line.

                                                            Maria Crawford also works as part of the IMAC Midland team, as an Immunisation Education Facilitator, based out of Hamilton.

                                                             Their topic will include:

                                                            • General immunisation overview
                                                            • Latest changes to the National Schedule
                                                            • Priority Groups – pregnant woman, adolescents
                                                            • Common Myths & Immunisation Conversations

                                                                  Advance Care Planning  

                                                                  Watch now: https://youtu.be/DU3F78g0HYc

                                                                  Jane is a registered nurse who has been in the role of Advance Care Planning (ACP) Facilitator in Waitaha/Canterbury since 2013. She has a strong involvement with ACP nationally: chairing the national ACP Steering Group; working as a lead trainer for with the national ACP programme; and employed by the Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) as the National ACP Implementation Consultant. More recently she has been working with HQSC to introduce the Serious Illness Conversation Guide (SICG) to Aotearoa.

                                                                  Her topic will include:

                                                                  • What is Advance Care Planning (ACP)?
                                                                  • Why is ACP important?
                                                                  • The legalities
                                                                  • Introducing and supporting an ACP conversation

                                                                        Why diets don’t work  

                                                                        Watch now: https://youtu.be/B2v0h2wW6qA 

                                                                        Kate is founder and director of Beyond Obesity.  Kate is passionate about reframing the way obesity is viewed in our current environment, in particular how it intersects with health and healthcare.  Her study around obesity has shown the impact shame has on our physical and mental health; the provision of self-care is not intuitive.

                                                                        Her topic will include:


                                                                        • What is Weight-Cycling?
                                                                        • The Physiological response to Starvation
                                                                        • The Psychological Response to Yo-Yo Dieting

                                                                              Improving Medicine Access Equity in Primary Care 

                                                                              Watch now: https://youtu.be/SvM8a5yGii0

                                                                              PHARMAC is dedicated to achieving medicine access equity in Aotearoa so everyone has a fair opportunity to reach their full health potential. Sandy Bhawan will talk us through the research and approaches developed by PHARMAC to reach this goal. Dr Emily Gill will then talk about how this can be achieved, using the example of her work in the Te Whānau ā Apanui Community Health Centre, a remote rural practice in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

                                                                              Sandy Bhawan will cover:

                                                                              • PHARMAC’s focus on medicine access equity
                                                                              • Priority populations and conditions
                                                                              • How you can make a difference

                                                                               Dr Gill will cover: 

                                                                              • Improving medicine access equity in remote rural areas
                                                                              • Case study: Te Whānau ā Apanui Community Health Centre

                                                                                  Radiological Imaging and Trauma Radaiography

                                                                                  Watch now: https://youtu.be/P18NPtGvuWg

                                                                                  James grew up in Dublin, Ireland and completed an undergraduate degree in medical imaging.  From there he traveled the world a bit before settling in New Zealand. He worked in medical imaging for a decade and completed a number of medical imaging post-graduate papers before moving into full-time medical imaging education at Ara Institute of Canterbury in Christchurch. He completed his tertiary teaching and learning qualifications at Ara and MSc at the University of Canterbury in 2015  

                                                                                  His topic will include:

                                                                                  • Basic physics of different imaging modalities, especially plain radiography, US and CT
                                                                                  • Advantages and limitations of each modality
                                                                                  • Guidelines for requesting radiology examinations
                                                                                  • Imaging techniques used in trauma
                                                                                  • Basic principle of picture archiving communication systems (PACS)
                                                                                  • Current and future trends in radiology

                                                                                      Cannabis Legalisation & Control Referendum

                                                                                      Watch now: mobilehealth.co.nz/cannabis

                                                                                      In October New Zealanders will vote on whether the proposed Cannabis Legalisation & Control Bill should allow recreational use of cannabis to become legal in New Zealand. If more than 50% of voters choose YES, this will mean that after the election the incoming Government can introduce a Bill to Parliament that would legalise and control cannabis. This process would include the opportunity for the public to share their thoughts and ideas on how the law might work.

                                                                                      This webinar aims to educate New Zealand health professionals about what the Cannabis Legalisation & Control Bill is, what it could mean for medical practice, our patients and our communities, and what we may wish to consider when voting.

                                                                                      We endeavour to provide a balance of opinions from a range of perspectives to help inform our votes on election day. Please join us.

                                                                                      Panellists include:

                                                                                      • Abe Gray – Curator – Whakamana Cannabis Museum
                                                                                      • Dr Graham Gulbransen – Cannabis Consultant, General Practitioner and Addiction Specialist
                                                                                      • Prof. Douglas Sellman – Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine, University of Otago
                                                                                      • Dr Buzz Burrell – Rural General Practitioner
                                                                                      • Adam Holloway – Partner, Wotton & Kearney Lawyers, MPS Lawyer
                                                                                      • Assoc. Prof Khylee Quince – Director of Maori and Pacific Advancement, AUT

                                                                                          Supporting People to Achieve Weight Loss Goals

                                                                                          Watch now: https://youtu.be/_dLbxnu8TBQ

                                                                                          This webinar has been designed for Health Coaches in primary care practices and community settings who are working with people who have identified they want to lose weight. The Health Coaches are part of the Integrated Primary Mental Health and Addiction initiatives. Nurses, GPs, pharmacists and others may also find these topics useful.

                                                                                          Professor Hayden McRobbie MB ChB (Otago), PhD (London), FASLM

                                                                                          Hayden is a Consultant in Lifestyle Medicine at Lakes District Health Board, with a specialist interest in addiction, obesity and child wellbeing. He graduated with his medical degree from the University of Otago in 1996, a doctorate from the University of London in 2008, and has worked in the field of behavioural medicine for over 20 years. He is also a Fellow of the Australasian Society for Lifestyle Medicine.

                                                                                          Professor McRobbie will cover:
                                                                                          • Food
                                                                                          • Activity
                                                                                          • Behaviours including sleep
                                                                                          • Current popular approaches to weight loss e.g. intermittent fasting,
                                                                                          very low-calorie diet, keto and more
                                                                                          • Evidence in relation to brief interventions around weight loss
                                                                                          • Practical strategies health coaches can use

                                                                                              Supporting mental wellbeing by identifying and working with chronic stress

                                                                                              Watch now: https://youtu.be/Ml7DcP165P0

                                                                                              Anna is a dually trained mental health nurse practitioner and cognitive behavioural therapist with almost two decades clinical experience within a variety of different treatment settings across the lifespan. Anna works as a Clinical Lead for a new online CBT tool, Just a Thought and works in clinical practice as a Nurse Practitioner, providing psychiatric assessment and pharmacological, psychological and nutritional/integrative treatment within a primary care setting.  

                                                                                              This presentation will explore:

                                                                                              • Common causes and perpetuating factors of chronic stress in humans
                                                                                              • Impacts of chronic stress on mental and physical wellbeing and interconnected sequalae
                                                                                              • The HPA axis role in chronic stress and identify the impacts of HPA axis dysregulation
                                                                                              • Effects of environmental, nutritional, cognitive and behavioural adaptive responses on chronic stress
                                                                                              • Effective approaches to unwinding chronic stress and supporting HPA axis function to enhance and protect wellbeing

                                                                                                  Preventing falls in the Elderly

                                                                                                  Watch now: https://youtu.be/8vdEgsgjI2w

                                                                                                  Janet Parker has practiced in the community firstly as a District Nurse and then as a Gerontology Nurse Specialist. She registered as a Nurse Practitioner Older Adults in 2010. She is the clinical lead for Waitemata DHB’s community gerontology nursing service. Under her leadership the team provides assessment, advice and management for older adults with complex health issues in the community and in residential aged care. Through the Residential Aged Care Integration programme (a collaboration between aged residential care and Waitemata DHB) they provide clinical advice, support and education for staff in residential aged care. 

                                                                                                  Her topic will include:

                                                                                                  • How to identify those at risk for falls
                                                                                                  • How to recognise the components of falls
                                                                                                  • Falls assessment for the individual and the population (reducing and preventing falls)
                                                                                                  • Falls intervention: what works



                                                                                                        A Better Future for Rural Health

                                                                                                        Watch now:  https://youtu.be/tNh3KbxJqzw

                                                                                                        To help members and rural stakeholders inform their vote, this webinar featured politicians from the four bigger parties to discuss their party’s plan and vision for rural health over the next 3-10 years.

                                                                                                        The focus of the webinar was to give each Party the opportunity to respond to the Network’s Rural Health Election Manifesto and its three focus areas: workforce development, sustainable funding, and digital/connectivity.

                                                                                                        Panellists include:

                                                                                                        • Labour Party: Hon Chris Hipkins, MP for Remutaka, Minister of Health, Education, State Services, and Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services
                                                                                                        • National Party: Dr Shane Reti, MP for Whangarei, Spokesperson for Health and Deputy Chair of the Health Select Committee
                                                                                                        • Green Party: Hon Julie Anne Genter, List MP, Spokesperson for Health. Currently Associate Minister Health, Associate Minister Transport, Minister Women
                                                                                                        • NZ First Party: Jenny Marcroft, List MP – Spokesperson for Health


                                                                                                          Early Pregnancy Problems

                                                                                                          Watch now: https://youtu.be/7S2AGS4N0YA

                                                                                                          Kate is an Obstetrics and Gynecology consultant and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago in Women’s Health. She works as a generalist obstetrician and gynaecologist at Southland Hospital, Invercargill, and at the University in Dunedin. Her special interests include lower genital tract disease, cervical cancer prevention and colposcopy; obstetric risk management, and teaching including interprofessional education.  

                                                                                                          Her presentation will include miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and molar pregnancy

                                                                                                          • How they present
                                                                                                          • Diagnosis and management
                                                                                                          • Problems and pitfalls

                                                                                                            Acute Stroke Management

                                                                                                            Watch now: https://youtu.be/VIDmn5BDzK0

                                                                                                            Dr Julia Slark is the Head of School of Nursing at University of Auckland. She qualified as a Registered Nurse in London, UK in 1993. She has 15 years’ experience as a clinical nurse specialist in Stroke patient care, and was part of the team at Imperial College NHS Trust which implemented the London-wide, new stroke strategy to provide urgent hyper-acute stroke interventions to London regional populations in 2009. Since arriving in New Zealand in 2013, Julia has led two stroke development projects in Auckland and Waikato to implement hyper-acute stroke services and she coordinates New Zealand’s only stroke specialty nursing course.   

                                                                                                            Her topic will include:

                                                                                                            • Aetiology and presentation of sudden onset stroke
                                                                                                            • Goals of Acute Care
                                                                                                            • Nursing Priorities
                                                                                                            • Immediate Complications

                                                                                                              Overview of Diabetes

                                                                                                              Watch now: https://youtu.be/U2oooCKzpr4

                                                                                                              15 years experience working in Diabetes with young adults and adults across primary and secondary care and managing the acutely unwell patient with diabetes.

                                                                                                              Her topic will include:

                                                                                                              • Overview of Types of diabetes
                                                                                                              • Pathophys and diagnosis
                                                                                                              • Managing diabetes cardiovascular risk
                                                                                                              • Treatment Targets
                                                                                                              • Treatment options



                                                                                                                    Common Eye Complaints

                                                                                                                    Watch now: https://youtu.be/7eyA5KX7LOE

                                                                                                                    David has worked 17 years in ophthalmology, including theatre and clinics. He works in a variety of settings in ophthalmology: medical retina, cornea, uveitis and glaucoma. He is working towards establishing a diabetic retinopathy clinic in collaboration with the diabetes service to better meet the needs of these patients.

                                                                                                                    Now based at Greenlane and Waitakere Hospital Eye clinics, with interest in retinal and inflammatory eye disease.

                                                                                                                    His topic will include:

                                                                                                                      • Acute eye conditions
                                                                                                                      • Chronic complaints
                                                                                                                      • Detection and Management


                                                                                                                      Advance directives in mental health care in New Zealand

                                                                                                                      Watch now: https://youtu.be/FMPW5kKWkbQ

                                                                                                                      Tony is a mental health nurse with over 40 years experience in clinical practice, education, research and professional issues. Tony has expertise in mental health assessment, working with people who self harm or are suicidal, and in legal issues related to mental health care. Tony also has an interest in improving the physical and primary care provided to people with mental illness.

                                                                                                                      His topic will include:

                                                                                                                      Advance directives are a tool aimed at increasing autonomy in people using mental specialist mental health services. This webinar will outline a research programme which has developed an advance directive instrument and is engaged in further research. The next stage is a Maori-centred study examining Maori perspectives of advance directives. The research team is also considering how advance directives can be incorporated into New Zealand’s mental health legislation.


                                                                                                                        Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

                                                                                                                        Watch now: https://youtu.be/wCfuUYuURrk

                                                                                                                        Nicola, born and raised in New Zealand, moved to South Africa in her teens and did her general nursing training there, including midwifery.  Back home and in the Waikato in the 1990s, she gained experience in burns, plastics and speciality surgery before moving to Auckland. At Middlemore Hospital she developed her interest in respiratory nursing.  Now with a Master’s degree and as a nurse practitioner, Nicola works across primary, community and secondary health as part of the respiratory team in Counties Manukau.

                                                                                                                        HER TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                        • Causes,
                                                                                                                        • Differential Diagnosis
                                                                                                                        • Acute Presentation
                                                                                                                        • Management
                                                                                                                        • Clinician’s Perspective

                                                                                                                          End of Life Choice

                                                                                                                          Watch now: https://youtu.be/MTWhhL30hKM 

                                                                                                                          In September New Zealanders will vote on whether the End of Life Choice (EOLC) Act should come into force in a binding referendum. If more than 50% of voters choose YES, this will mean some significant changes occur in the New Zealand health system to allow some New Zealanders with terminal illness an option of assisted dying.  

                                                                                                                          Panellists includes:

                                                                                                                            • Adam Holloway: Partner, Wotton + Kearney, MPS Lawyer
                                                                                                                            • Dr Jack Havill: Retired Intensive Care Medicine Specialist, ex Director of Waikato ICU, ex President of EOLC Society
                                                                                                                            • Dr Sinead Donnelly: Internal Medicine and Palliative Medicine Physician, Associate Professor of Palliative Medicine
                                                                                                                            • Hector Matthews: Executive Director, Maori & Pacific Health, Canterbury DHB
                                                                                                                            • Dr Ate Moala: Public Health Medicine Specialist
                                                                                                                            • Caralise Trayes: Journalist and author of The Final Choice – End of Life Suffering – Is Assisted Dying the Answer? (Pre-recorded)

                                                                                                                          Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

                                                                                                                          Watch now: https://youtu.be/KMNW1R9UUOw 

                                                                                                                          Maureen is a sexual health Clinical Nurse Specialist.  She has a military background (UK armed forces) and has served in Afghanistan.  She has received recognition of her work in all things sexual health.

                                                                                                                          HER TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                          This presentation will give a brief overview of taking a sexual history to help a clinician decide what samples are required from where!

                                                                                                                          Prevalence and an overview of signs, symptoms and treatments the common STIs:

                                                                                                                            • Chlamydia
                                                                                                                            • Gonorrhoea
                                                                                                                            • Trichomoniasis
                                                                                                                            • Mycoplasma genitalium
                                                                                                                            • Syphilis

                                                                                                                          Chronic Kidney Disease

                                                                                                                          Watch now: https://youtu.be/CdzeWvo4LTg

                                                                                                                          Carmel completed her nursing training in South Canterbury and went on to complete her renal training in the UK where she worked for six years before returning to New Zealand. She has worked in a variety of clinical areas across the renal services including Clinical Nurse Educator and Consultant for the Strategic Renal Services Review and Pre-Dialysis Educator with Auckland DHB. She was National Education Manger for Kidney Health NZ where she worked for 17 years developing education resources for the management of chronic kidney disease. Carmel currently works for the Cancer Society of NZ.

                                                                                                                          HER TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                            • Nine major risk factors
                                                                                                                            • Detection and staging of CKD
                                                                                                                            • Testing and management as part of long-term condition

                                                                                                                          Trauma Assessment and Care of the Trauma Patient

                                                                                                                          Watch now: https://youtu.be/FwuV4YSDBZA

                                                                                                                          Toni is a highly skilled career professional with over 25 years’ experience in nursing within hospital environments, and over 30 years’ experience as a pre-hospital emergency care provider in primary care environments (Order of St John).  She is the ACNM responsible for the aero medical evacuation/flight service offered by the Dunedin Hospital ICU.  Toni is also Chair of the College of Air and Surface Transport Nurses.

                                                                                                                          HER TOPIC INCLUDED:

                                                                                                                            • Critical action checklist – what needs to be done to immediately save life
                                                                                                                            • Danger/Safety
                                                                                                                            • ABC
                                                                                                                            • Disability (neurological – brain and spinal cord)
                                                                                                                            • Exposure/environment
                                                                                                                            • Packaging a patient for transfer

                                                                                                                          Nutrition and Women’s Health

                                                                                                                          Watch now: https://youtu.be/lVGAZ6eyrcA

                                                                                                                          Leigh O’Brien is a consultant dietitian for two companies in Christchurch, Canterbury dietitians and Dietary Specialist.  She has almost 20 years experience as a New Zealand registered dietitian working both as a clinical and community dietitian before starting private practice.  Leigh works with clients helping them to achieve their nutrition related goals, she specialises in providing nutrition support for those with IBS and food intolerances.  Leigh also provides clinical nutritional services to residential care facilities.  Leigh enjoys research and is currently undertaking a PhD with the University of Otago, her research combines her two great loves, nutrition for older adults and gut health.

                                                                                                                          HER TOPIC INCLUDED:

                                                                                                                            • Which nutrients do NZ women need more of
                                                                                                                            • How to manage weight as we age
                                                                                                                            • Women and heart disease
                                                                                                                            • Polycystic ovarian syndrome how can diet help
                                                                                                                            • Endometriosis and the low FODMAP diet

                                                                                                                          Chronic Pain Management

                                                                                                                          Watch now: https://youtu.be/_2YPoyxZloY

                                                                                                                          Bronwyn has worked in the field of pain management for 19 years. Her roles have ranged from occupational therapy, pain psychology, vocational management, and policy development. She has also held positions in safe handling.

                                                                                                                          HER TOPIC INCLUDED:

                                                                                                                            • raising the topic
                                                                                                                            • finding out the person’s main concern (what matters most)
                                                                                                                            • why sleep management is important
                                                                                                                            • developing a pain plan
                                                                                                                            • medication adherence
                                                                                                                            • coping strategies

                                                                                                                          Contemporary Management of Aortic Stenosis

                                                                                                                          Watch Now: https://youtu.be/xdnvkPfi8LU

                                                                                                                          James is a General and Interventional Cardiologist at Christchurch Hospital, and also works privately at Christchurch Heart Group and St George’s Hospital.

                                                                                                                          James graduated from University of Otago in 1996. He trained in Cardiology at Green Lane and Christchurch Hospitals before completing a two-year coronary, structural heart, and peripheral vascular interventional fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, USA.

                                                                                                                          James has special interest and expertise in coronary and structural heart interventions including trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).

                                                                                                                           HIS TOPIC INCLUDED:

                                                                                                                            • Increasing incidence of aortic stenosis
                                                                                                                            • Prognostic importance of aortic stenosis
                                                                                                                            • How to diagnose aortic stenosis
                                                                                                                            • Options for referral
                                                                                                                            • Management of AS including Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) and surgery
                                                                                                                            • Management of patients after treatment

                                                                                                                          COVID-19 – Providing healthcare safely in the community at Level 2

                                                                                                                          Watch Now: https://youtu.be/sDSwF9AGF5I

                                                                                                                          Ruth Barratt is a registered nurse, quality advisor and researcher. She holds a Masters in Infection Prevention and Control and is credentialed at expert level through the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control. Ruth has over 22 years of experience in this field across the private and public sectors in New Zealand and Australia. She has authored several IPC journal publications and represented infection prevention and control professionals on a number of Australasian committees and working parties. Ruth’s current role is the development and implementation of infection prevention and control protocols and procedures for the management of a patient with a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) within the NSW state biocontainment facilities. 

                                                                                                                           HER TOPIC INCLUDED:

                                                                                                                            • Guiding principles of infection prevention and control for community care in the context of COVID-19
                                                                                                                            • What, when and why of PPE use for community care
                                                                                                                            • Clients and mask use
                                                                                                                            • The challenges of residential care during COVID-19

                                                                                                                          I breathe in, I breathe out, or do I?

                                                                                                                          Watch Now: https://youtu.be/Rui_Vj_9VQY

                                                                                                                          Linda Grady’s current position within Southern District Health Board is that of Clinical Nurse Specialist for Critical Care. She also a clinical tutor at Otago Medical School for a 2nd and 3rd year class and is a Professional Teaching Fellow for Otago University. She is one of the founding members of the Dunedin hospital Tracheostomy Response Team TRT. Linda believes in the achievement of clinical excellence and advancing expertise, not just within the Critical Care team but throughout the entire organisation. The phenomenon, that the more you learn the more you want to know, is accurate and an absolute for Linda.  She has been successful with post graduate study in the fields of critical care, aeromedical retrieval, advanced health assessment, leadership and management and completed clinical masters in education.

                                                                                                                           HER TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                            • Review of respiration
                                                                                                                            • Patient presentations
                                                                                                                            • What’s currently common

                                                                                                                          In TIME Wounds Will Heal

                                                                                                                          Watch Now: https://youtu.be/BixjU742rT4

                                                                                                                          Emil has an extensive background in wound care, general and vascular surgery, and intensive care. He is currently Wound Care Specialist for the ODHB where he is responsible for the selection and evaluation of wound products and technology. He is an executive member and treasurer of the NZ Wound Care Society.

                                                                                                                           HIS TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                          • The concept of TIME in hard to heal wounds
                                                                                                                          • Wound bed preparation
                                                                                                                          • Infection/Inflammation
                                                                                                                          • Biofilm
                                                                                                                          • Debridement options
                                                                                                                          • Moisture balance
                                                                                                                          • Importance of Wound edge  

                                                                                                                          Caring for Complex Older People: Tips, Tricks and Tales from the Trenches

                                                                                                                          Watch Now: https://youtu.be/-Xsk_gLZcXU

                                                                                                                          Dr Michal Boyd is an Associate Professor with the School of Nursing and the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She practices as a nurse practitioner in long term care, and is co-director of Equinox Health Ltd. Her main research and practice interests are the proactive assessment and care coordination for frail older adults and advanced nursing practice.

                                                                                                                           HER TOPIC WILL INCLUDE: 

                                                                                                                          • Recognising and treating acute deterioration in older people using a team approach
                                                                                                                          • How best to help residents in distress: either behaviourally or physically or both
                                                                                                                          • Practical tips and tricks to improve communication with residents and families


                                                                                                                          Long Term Implications of undiagnosed Heart Disease

                                                                                                                          Watch Now: https://youtu.be/jKfkO6VImXk

                                                                                                                          Dr Raj Nair is an Interventional and Structural Cardiologist located at the Waikato Hospital and Southern Cross Heart Institute. 

                                                                                                                          Raj is the Deputy Chair of the Cardiac Intervention and Device Committee at Pharmac and is the Co-Founder of Structural Heart Disease Asia Pacific which aims to bring together all disciplines from the heart team on a unified platform. Additionally, he is on the Organising Committee for the ANZET Meeting focusing on Interventional Cardiology for the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ), along with numerous other leadership roles.

                                                                                                                           HIS TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                          • The status of cardiovascular departments and waiting lists around NZ
                                                                                                                          • How should we manage high risk cardiovascular patients post level 4
                                                                                                                          • How can we encourage our patients to come back to our clinics and what are the long term consequences to our communities if we can’t.
                                                                                                                          • COVID-19 vs. Cardiovascular Disease – what’s the real risk?


                                                                                                                          Depression in the Elderly

                                                                                                                          Watch Now: https://youtu.be/b3ToARA9Pu0

                                                                                                                          After Dick graduated from the University of Otago he completed six Resident Medical Officer years in Auckland before going to the United Kingdom for advanced training.  Since 1982 he has worked as a Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine in Christchurch in dual University/Hospital appointments.  He has a particular interest in student teaching and has served a period as Trainee Intern Co-ordinator.  He has also been involved in the examination, mentoring and supervision of international medical graduates.

                                                                                                                          Other interests include music and reading.  He is interested in Older People in Literature and completed his MA thesis on ‘Older People and Ageing in the fiction of Thomas Hardy.

                                                                                                                          He was President of the NZGS between 2002 and 2005.

                                                                                                                          HIS TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                          • Prevalence and myths
                                                                                                                          • Risk factors and rating scales
                                                                                                                          • Treatment and management
                                                                                                                          • Ethical issues in depression


                                                                                                                          Increased Risk Factors associated with Obesity re. COVID-19

                                                                                                                          Watch Now: https://youtu.be/JALPOBlO7x0

                                                                                                                          Kate has over thirty years nursing experience in a variety of roles and specialties However for the last 13 years she has been working as a Bariatric Nurse Specialist.

                                                                                                                          Her initial role at CMH evolved out of the “Let’s Beat Diabetes” initiative in 2007, which was developed to assess bariatric surgery’s impact on diabetes and chronic disease. However as the role and scope expanded, so too did her knowledge and depth of the complexities related to weight management. She came to see that obesity is not the choice it is presumed to be and that outcomes evaluated by external measures of weight frequently resulted in poorer mental health.

                                                                                                                          HER TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                          • An overview of obesity physiology 
                                                                                                                          • Why there is increased risk
                                                                                                                          • The psychological impact for those living with obesity
                                                                                                                          • How to create a therapeutic relationship with those at risk


                                                                                                                          COVID-19 Update

                                                                                                                          Watch Now: https://youtu.be/TDpdtPZvJ9o

                                                                                                                          Ben registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in 1978. Since then he has had an extensive career in the Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory field. In 1996, he Co-founded and was the Director of EnviroLink Laboratory Ltd (NZ food and water testing laboratory – microbiology). He has numerous publications on mycology, respiratory and urinary microbiology.

                                                                                                                          HIS TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                          • The New Zealand approach to COVID-19 in comparison to other countries
                                                                                                                          • Hindsight of what the pros and cons are for each approach including vaccination progress, treatment progress, case definition pitfalls, testing pitfalls, etc
                                                                                                                          • What has worked well to date, unexpected consequences, etc
                                                                                                                          • Where to now including exit strategies

                                                                                                                          Management of Diabetes

                                                                                                                          Watch Now – https://youtu.be/E3pyN4FSKzA

                                                                                                                          Miranda is a Registered Nurse, and has specialised over the last two decades in diabetes and renal nursing, working in clinical, education, and quality improvement.  Her research interest and passion lie in the early detection and treatment of diabetic kidney disease in the primary care setting, and believes empowering people towards effective self-management, and modernising out-dated healthcare models are crucial for tackling the alarming rise in long term health conditions

                                                                                                                          HER TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                          • Aetiologies, differences and similarities between types of diabetes
                                                                                                                          • Prevalence and risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes
                                                                                                                          • Complications of type 2 diabetes and their impact on people and our community
                                                                                                                          • Strategies for prevention
                                                                                                                          • Management of type 2 diabetes – it’s not as simple as it sounds

                                                                                                                          Skin Cancer

                                                                                                                          Watch Now – https://youtu.be/x5uabNDTIB0 

                                                                                                                          Chelsea Langman is a Registered Nurse, she has 16-years of experience as a specialist skin cancer nurse and dermoscopist.  Chelsea is passionate about raising awareness of skin cancer through prevention and early detection, she utilises the latest in artificial intelligence and technology to assist her.  Chelsea started her business Skin Aware 18 months ago, helping workplaces to implement UV awareness and screening programmes through education and screening clinics.  Chelsea also trains and educates registered nurses around skin cancer and has an interest in the use of technology to assist in healthcare.   

                                                                                                                          HER TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                          • skin cancer facts and figures in NZ 
                                                                                                                          • contributing factors to rates of skin cancer in NZ
                                                                                                                          • non-modifiable risk factors
                                                                                                                          • importance of early detection and early intervention
                                                                                                                          • benign lesions
                                                                                                                          • types of skin cancers and how to assess a skin lesion
                                                                                                                          • current treatment options for skin cancer
                                                                                                                          • screening options for patients
                                                                                                                          • tools available to assist primary healthcare
                                                                                                                          • education and prevention

                                                                                                                          Cardiovascular Disease & COVID-19

                                                                                                                          Watch Now – https://youtu.be/V03lm34qp2Y

                                                                                                                          Murray is Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in cardiology at Christchurch Hospital. This role encompasses a coronary care unit, cardiology ward, and the Cardiac Cath Lab. In additional to his CNS role he is the Coordinator for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) procedures at Christchurch Hospital. His background experience within cardiology includes Cardiac Cath. Lab, nurse educator, and cardiology research. He is passionate about teaching nurses and growing their professional development.

                                                                                                                          HIS TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                          • Cardiovascular Disease and COVID-19 – what we know
                                                                                                                          • Cardiovascular risk factors and gender differences
                                                                                                                          • Ischaemic heart disease in women
                                                                                                                          • COVID-19 Lockdown – where have all the heart attacks gone?
                                                                                                                          • The link between lung disease and heart failure
                                                                                                                          • The link between female cardiovascular comorbidity and heart failure
                                                                                                                          • Pregnancy complications and cardiovascular risk
                                                                                                                          • Hypertension & pregnancy as risk factors for females experiencing spontaneous coronary artery dissection

                                                                                                                          Enhancing Personal Resilience to Decrease Compassion Fatigue and Potential Burnout

                                                                                                                          Watch Now – https://youtu.be/J0x6a8xfIoA

                                                                                                                          Dr Michal Boyd is an Associate Professor with the School of Nursing and the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She practices as a nurse practitioner in long term care, and is co-director of Equinox Health Ltd. Her main research and practice interests are the proactive assessment and care coordination for frail older adults and advanced nursing practice.

                                                                                                                          Dr Boyd is currently national clinical lead for the New Zealand Health Quality and Safety Commission Aged Residential Care workstream. She is also a member of the Te Arai Palliative Care and End of Life Research group and involved in researching new models of primary healthcare for older people, as well as quality improvement initiatives and end of life care in long-term care facilities.

                                                                                                                          HER TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                          • The difference between compassion fatigue & burn out.
                                                                                                                          • Tools to recognise personal risk factors for compassion fatigue and burn out.
                                                                                                                          • Discuss ways to increase resilience to decrease the risk of compassion fatigue and burnout

                                                                                                                          COVID-19 and Infection Prevention and Control Measures

                                                                                                                          Watch Now – https://youtu.be/l7WEpEZdD30

                                                                                                                          Ruth Barratt: Independent IPC and quality advisor, Clinical Nurse Consultant IPC Biopreparedness, Westmead Hospital, Sydney

                                                                                                                          Ruth Barratt is a registered nurse, quality advisor and researcher. She holds a Masters in Infection Prevention and Control and is credentialed at expert level through the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control. Ruth’s current role is the development and implementation of infection prevention and control protocols and procedures for the management of a patient with a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) within the NSW state biocontainment facilities. 

                                                                                                                          HER TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

                                                                                                                          • The principles of IPC in preventing transmission of COVID-19
                                                                                                                          • Breaking the chain of COVID-19 infection
                                                                                                                          • How to implement isolation measures
                                                                                                                          • Using PPE correctly and safely
                                                                                                                          • Education and training staff In safe PPE use

                                                                                                                          COVID-19 (Recorded)

                                                                                                                           Watch Now – https://youtu.be/Ondpt9z1TAI

                                                                                                                          BEN HARRIS – Medical Microbiology Scientist

                                                                                                                          Ben registered as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in 1978. Since then he has had an extensive career in the Diagnostic Microbiology Laboratory field. In 1996, he Co-founded and was the Director of EnviroLink Laboratory Ltd (NZ food and water testing laboratory – microbiology). He has numerous publications on mycology, respiratory and urinary microbiology.

                                                                                                                          His topic will include:
                                                                                                                          • Are there more emerging infectious diseases than ever?
                                                                                                                          • Where did they come from? Why?
                                                                                                                          • What is a R0 value – why is this critical in epidemics?
                                                                                                                          • SARS could be isolated – why not COVID-19?
                                                                                                                          • Will the COVID-19 case definition detect most cases?
                                                                                                                          • How is COVID-19 clinically different from influenza?
                                                                                                                          • Is asymptomatic carriage a risk for cross infection?
                                                                                                                          • Are masks effective?
                                                                                                                          • What is the environmental survival time of COVID-19 ?
                                                                                                                          • What are effective disinfection and hygiene products?
                                                                                                                          • What is the mortality rate, which age groups and comorbidities have the greatest risk

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