Pre-Conference Workshops

Sunday 19th May 2019

Venue: SMC Conference & Function Centre

The pre-conference workshops will be held at the conference venue on Sunday 19th May 2019.  Participation is an additional cost of $80 per person and includes lunch from 1200-1300.  Each workshop has a limited number of participants that can attend and bookings will be taken in a first come, first served basis.  Delegates and non-delegates as welcome to book.

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Workshop 1

Bariatric Nursing, Wound and Skin Care, and Safety

Workshop 2

Stomal and Peristomal conditions: Focus on peristomal skin
  • Facilitators: Susan Gallagher
  • Time: 1000-1200

Nearly 75% of individuals living in Australia are overweight or obese. Wound and skin care professionals feel the impact of this changing demographic in many ways. This course explores care associated with obesity and skin and wound concerns. Soft tissue pathophysiology, central weight distribution, and moving and handling are described as each one applies to individuals whose weight interferes with proper, safe care.

  • Facilitators: Carmen George
  • Time: 1000-1200

This session aims to explore some of the common and not so common stomal and peristomal ‘complications’ that stomal therapy nurses may encounter in their practice. It aims to assist the STN in assessment and diagnoses of the condition and consideration of options for management.

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Workshop 3

What can we do to manage the volcano, when we can only see the crater at the top?

Workshop 4

Colostomy irrigation and ACE procedure
  • Facilitators: Lee Gavegan & Petti Caraiscos
  • Time: 1300-1500

This session aims to improve your understanding of fistulas and the available options for managing fistulas when using V.A.C. Therapy

  • Facilitators: Ian Whiteley & Jill Fairhall (assisting)
  • Time: 1300-1500

This session aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding colostomy irrigation and provide practical advice and evidence based education.  Antegrade Continence Enemas (the ACE procedure) will also be discussed.

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