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.

In TIME Wounds Will Heal

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/yda55fhv

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

GOING VIRAL:Psychological Thoughts For Staff

Recorded webinar available on request only.

DR RUTH ALLEN: Clinical Psychologist, PhDPG DipClinPsyc, PG DipJour, MNZCCP, Clinical Psychologist

Ruth has been a DHB clinical psychologist in adult community mental health for decades, including group and individual psychological interventions such as DBT. She completed a PhD in 2011, and now combines part-time clinical work with education (on mental health, workplace wellbeing, BPD, qualitative research methods), research projects and peer review for academic and community organisations.

HER TOPIC WILL INCLUDE:

  • Inhaling second-hand stress
  • Distress tolerance
  • Acceptance and change
  • Observing our limits
  • Responding to people with premorbid diagnoses
  • What you might want to ask a clinical psychologist about COVID-19?

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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