Webinars

Webinars

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 – Register Now

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Register now: https://tinyurl.com/y6hz8kbw 

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

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    Sexual Health and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    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

      Previous Webinars on Request

      Several webinars available to view on request.
      Please email us for links to:

      • Shock: Different Types & Treatment (Linda Grady)
      • Acute Assessment of Paediatrics (Natalie Cowley)

       

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      Mobile Health will issue a certificate of attendance to everyone who watches the webinar live. These certificates will be sent automatically generally towards the end of the week following the webinar. For GPs, we will also upload CME information to the RNZCGP system, providing the GP included their Medical Council information either when registering for the webinar or in the follow-up survey.

       

      Webinar Summary for Watching Recorded Sessions

      Most webinars are made available on YouTube within 72 hours of the webinar. We are unable to issue certificates of attendance for watching these videos, but on request, we can provide a summary of the material covered. Registered Nurses, GP’s and other health professionals can then usually include this as part of their self-directed learning programmes. Generally, this should include detail of what was watched, and an outline of how did their practice changed and/or improved as a result.

       

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