ACUTE COMPLEX CARE COURSE
Conducted jointly by: Health Ed Professionals P/Ltd & OSCA Health Education®
The course is delivered in intensive mode over 6 days and is equivalent to a one semester tertiary course in teaching and study time.
These courses are held twice annually on the Gold Coast, and annually at Caboolture to coincide with the winter and summer semester university breaks. Many of enrolments are from undergraduate nursing students, as well as registered nurses and paramedics who want to do the courses for professional development or towards their post-graduate studies.
NEXT COURSE DATES
- Gold Coast: Monday 26th June to Saturday 1st July 2017
- Gold Coast: Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th October 2017 (subject to demand)
- Caboolture: Monday 20th to Saturday 25th November 2017
- Gold Coast: Monday 27th November to Saturday 2nd December 2017
COURSE TIMES: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm daily.
Some days or part days will free for some students when the class is split into several cohorts to undertake the practical training sessions for advanced life support. Sunday will only require one cohort to attend and we will allow expressions of interest for the optional attendance sessions.
BENEFITS OF THE COURSE
• The course is fully accredited with Griffith University and Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
• The course includes an accredited Advanced Life Support (ALS) course qualification which is endorsed through the (Australian College Nurses (ACN).
• Choose your level of assessment: professional development only, undergraduate, post graduate (Graduate Certificate or Masters).
• Increases your knowledge and confidence in managing complex patients.
• Strengthen your knowledge about common life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias, be able to recognise the difference between Ventricular Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia, Polymorphic VT and asystole.
• Understand, interpret and analyse Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs) and how these relates to your patient’s condition?
• Learn how to read chest x-rays for different acute conditions including pulmonary oedema and pneumothorax.
• Learn more about acute respiratory management using CPAP and BiPAP—when and why are they used.
• Gain greater knowledge and confidence in managing critical situations during a cardiac arrest.
• Enjoy learning with expert clinical nurse educators who provide a friendly and supportive teaching and learning environment that will assist you to increase your knowledge and confidence in managing complex patients. This course can provide you with an ideal way to improve your confidence and clinical practice skills! .
CREDIT, ENDORSEMENT, & ACCREDITATION:
This course receives the following credits, endorsement and accreditation.
- Griffith University - course credit for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing programs**
- Australian College of Nursing (ACN) endorsed ALS certification.
- Queensland University of Technology (QUT) pending, please contact us.
WHO CAN ENROL?
• All RNs & EENs : general ward, practice nurses, or community nurses wanting to upgrade their current cardiac care knowledge.
• Undergraduate Student nurses: Bachelor of Nursing ** Diploma of Nursing **
• Other health professionals (paramedics) working in acute care.
• Overseas (non resident) students; Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies.
Note: Enrolment Eligibility
If you are unsure about your eligibility, please call to see if you are eligible to do the course. Undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing student nurses will have completed first semester second year clinical and pathophysiology courses.
Diploma of Nursing students will be enrolled in their final semester of their program.
THE HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEACHING TEAM:
Ms. Anne Evans-Murray & Ms. Heather James
The course is taught by Ms. Heather James and Ms. Anne Evans-Murray who are highly experienced and qualified clinical nurse educators and nurse academics. Both Anne and Heather have worked extensively throughout Australia and internationally in New Zealand and Asia. They teach a broad range of clinical nursing topics including acute nursing practices, high dependency, coronary and critical care, emergency nursing, clinical teaching and learning, curriculum development, evidence based practice, and professional counselling courses to a broad range of health professionals. Their collaborative, supportive teaching approach encourages students to develop greater clinical knowledge and confidence and most importantly, the ability to apply this knowledge to clinical practice.
MORE BENEFITS OF THE COURSE:
• Direct “face to face” teaching by highly experienced nurse educators.
• A clinically relevant course.
• All course notes and resources, including ALS pre reading notes.
• “Hands on” practical teaching and assessment skills.
• Certificate of Achievement
• ALS Certification and Certificate.
• Grading transcript for credit application to tertiary programs.
• Friendly, supportive and flexible teaching and learning environment.
The course is offered using multiple assessment streams to provide the best opportunity for students to access credit into other formal tertiary health care programs. There are two assessment pieces for the undergraduate student:
1. Advanced Life Support Practical assessment.
This is performed during the theory week. The student is supported with clinical training and adequate time for practice sessions are included on the ALS day.
The written examination is held some weeks after completion of the intensive study week. Exam dates will be discussed by the convenors during the study week (alternative dates offered) allowing the student adequate time to study. Support is given during the course with many examples of exam questions. An exam review with discussion and exam hints are given on the final day of the course. Students from remote areas may elect to do their exam locally.
The masters student will have the two above assessment pieces as well as an assignment.
All information about the assessment pieces will be given out on the first day.
1. Professional Development: Attendance Only
Fully Assessed — Tertiary Standard:
2. Undergraduate Level
3. Graduate Certificate Level
4. Masters Level
COURSE COST 2017 - GOLD COAST
Registered or Enrolled Nurse: $1525
Overseas students: $1650
Undergraduate (Domestic) Student: $795
COURSE COST 2017 CABOOLTURE
Registered or Enrolled Nurse: $1525
Overseas students: $1650
F/T Undergraduate (Domestic) students $$820
(Evidence of undergraduate student status must be provided with enrolment, e.g. student transcript copy)
Places are not confirmed until payment either in full, or a $100.00 non-refundable deposit is received.
Gold Coast venue:
Gold Coast Institute of TAFE (GCIT) Southport Campus, Corner Nerang & Scarborough Street, Southport, Gold Coast.
(Block K), Queensland University of Technology, Tallon Street, Caboolture.
COURSE ENQUIRIES & ENROLMENTS CAN ALSO BE MADE VIA:
- OSCA Health Education P.O. Box 4175 Ashmore Plaza Ashmore. Q. 4214 or
- Health Ed Professionals P O Box 746 Ashmore City 4214
Phone enquiries during business hours (10 to 4 ) only please:
Heather James: Mobile 0407135332 or Anne Evans-Murray 0412 452950
Refunds and Cancellation.
We reserve the right to cancel an event up to 14 days prior to the event if registrations numbers are insufficient to make the event financially viable. In the unlikely event this happens a full refund will be made to registrants. Cancellations by registrants 30 days prior to events will receive a re-fund less 15% administrative costs. Cancellations less than 30 days but more than 14 days will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations less than 14 days of event no refunds. All efforts will be made to ensure that the advertised speakers present at our events or a speaker of similar standard is substituted if they are un-available on the day because of unforeseen circumstances.
If certificates are lost because you have given an incorrect address, or failed to advise us of a change of address then there is a $20.00 fee to reproduce your certificate and re send it to the corrected address. This item is listed at the bottom of the online registration form. You will need to indicate your course name and date in the comments section of the form when submitting your application.
PAST STUDENTS COMMENTS
"I really enjoyed the way Anne and Heather teach, they make it so easy to understand and enjoyable".
"I loved being able to do all the semester in an intense mode and do all the lectures together, I would recommend this course for all nurses".
"Being an undergraduate nurse, it just helped me so much with pathophysiology and clinical assessment".
"I am so excited, I am an undergrad and I can read ECGS, and chest x-rays!"
"I am an RN in ICU and got so much help especially with blood gas analysis, chest x-rays and arrhythmia interpretation".
"I really enjoyed the course over one week instead of spread over a semester. The way the lecturers were so passionate with their knowledge, really impressed me. Thank you".
"I have less work to do next year as I did this course for my elective for my university course".
"I just learnt so much, can't believe that I can read chest x-rays, analyse arterial blood gases and know all my life - threatening arrhythmias (and I'm an undergraduate)".
"I am a registered nurse in critical care and I think this course should be mandatory, I feel so much more confident in my work".
"I was nervous at first doing the Advanced Life Support practical assessment, but thanks so much Heather and Anne for your amazing support getting me through. I really enjoyed the ALS part of the course. I learnt so much".
"I think all undergraduates should do this course, you will learn so much in such a short time".