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Perinatal & Neonatal Palliative Care presentation


12 May

Date:  Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Time:  7:00-9:00 pm
Location:  in-person - Flinders Medical Centre lecture theatre; virtual – via zoom
Speakers: Dr Victoria Kain; Rebecca May and Jenni Bowler
Cost: Members $20; Non-members $40
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Management of Neonatal Hypoglycaemia virtual presentation


20 Apr

Presentation overview: Low glucose levels in babies (neonatal hypoglycaemia) are common, and can cause brain injury, but the severity and duration of hypoglycaemia that causes injury is unknown.  Despite this, screening babies at risk and treating those with hypoglycaemia is generally recommended. We will review the pathophysiology of neonatal hypoglycaemia, and the evidence, or lack thereof, for best practice in diagnosis, prevention and treatment. 
Date: Tuesday 20 April 2021
Time: TBC
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members

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"Possum Playgroup"


12 Apr

Presenter: Jill Martin, Newborn Family Support Team, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.

A significant part of my role within that team is in supporting vulnerable families, particularly those with substance use in pregnancy. In 2016 we started the Possum Playgroup to address the loss to follow-up of a significant proportion of these families. It is a “one stop shop’ for families involved in the drugs in pregnancy program, that provides access to a wide range of services and supports on a small budget. The group has been suspended during COVID, but we are working on safe ways to re-open – hopefully soon.

Date: Monday 12 April 2021
Time: 6.30 pm start
Topic: Possum Playgroup
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members
Register to receive zoom logon details
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ACNN 2021 Conference

ACNN 2021 Conference


11 Apr

8 - 10 September 2021
Destination: Canberra!
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NDC SIG virtual presentation


8 Apr

When: Thursday 8th April 2021
Time: 7.30 – 8.30 pm
Topic: “Oral feeding our premature babies – not as easy as it seems”
Guest Speaker: 
Ms Krystal Furey Speech pathologist NICU, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
Where:
Zoom meeting
Cost: Free for ACNN members; $20 for non-members
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Fundraising to support LRC SIG initiatives


30 Mar

The 2021 Queensland Branch $1000 raffle tickets are now available for purchase. The $1000 prize is for use towards attending ACNN 2022/23 or a COINN related conference in 2022 or 2023.

The raffle will be drawn on Friday 10 September at ACNN 2021 in Canberra. All proceeds from the raffle go towards funding education and training materials for use in PNG by the Low Resource Countries SIG.

Tickets can be purchased online or will be on sale at the ACNN conference in 2021.

Purchase tickets  here
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Infant Feeding SIG virtual presentation


30 Mar

Date: Tuesday 30 March 2021
Time: 8 - 9 pm (Sydney time)
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members. 
Registration: is required to receive the Zoom logon details (emailed prior to the event).
Presenter: Bronwyn Bernerius RN RM IBCLC CNS Lactation, RPA Newborn Care, RPAH, Sydney

Outline: Mothers of premature or unwell infants face myriad challenges in establishing a full supply of breastmilk. Maintaining their supply of breastmilk stretches that challenge. It can be a long road from birthing a preterm baby to exclusive demand breastfeeding their infant. What advice can we offer to best support the dyad? What is the science to support expressing routines/styles?

This presentation starts with the normal physiology of lactation then explores evidence-based strategies to potentiate success towards exclusive demand breastfeeding in a vulnerable population.
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Research SIG virtual event


25 Mar

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021
Time: 7pm (Sydney time)
Topic: Retrospective data analysis: A snapshot of time in the past
Presenter: Emre Ilhan, PhD candidate. Emre Ilhan is a physiotherapist and lecturer in the Department of Health Professions at Macquarie University. His PhD is looking at defining chronic pain in infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit using a consensus, prognostic, and statistical approach. Emre has completed his PhD in collaboration with Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care, a level 6 surgical NICU in the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
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NNP Workshop


20 Mar

Date: Sunday 21st March 2021
Time: 1200hrs – 1830hrs
Where: The Constance, 14-20 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Cost: $50 for members; $70 non-members
Registration: will open Tuesday 2nd March and closes 18 March.
All welcome but please be aware that sessions will be at the level for recognition of learning level required for NNP registration.
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NNP SIG - Dr Arun Sett presentation


12 Mar

12th March 2021 - 6.30 - 7.30 pm (NSW time)
Dr Arun Sett, Neonatal fellow MBBS (Hons), CCPU (Neonatal) , The Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria will present on Lung Ultrasound!!! 
Arun is a Victorian trained neonatologist currently working for PIPER and Joan Kirner's Women's and Children's Hospital. Arun has completed ultrasound training through the Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and has a keen interest in the use of point of care lung ultrasound in the respiratory management in NICU"
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MBS Taskforce review and Nurse Practitioner Recommendations


7 Mar

ACNN strongly supports the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners call to respond to the MBS taskforce report and recommendations. ACNN supports and endorses the 14 recommendations the Nurse Practitioner Reference Group put forward aimed at improving patient access to quality affordable health care. Unfortunately all the recommendations were rejected by the taskforce. A concern was 'implementation of the NPRG recommendations might strengthen NP workforce expansion and capacity, and that “every nurse will become a nurse practitioner”'. ACNN, as a member of the Coalition of National Nursing & Midwifery Organisations (CoNNMO) is supporting the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners in a response to the Health Minister in relation to the final Taskforse report.  
Anndrea Flint
President ACNN
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PSANZ 2021


8 Feb

Virtual congress: Bridging gaps in perinatal care
March 29th to 31st 2021


 
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Neo-Skin SIG

Neo-Skin SIG


27 Jan

Interested in improving neonatal skin care? Join our SIG and be part of the discussion!
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Neurodevelopmental Care SIG

Neurodevelopmental Care SIG


26 Jan

Join our SIG today!
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Leadership SIG

Leadership SIG


26 Jan

Looking at a leadership role? Join this SIG to be part of a group interested in this area. 
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Infant Feeding SIG

Infant Feeding SIG


26 Jan

Another of the new special interest groups of ACNN. Contact the SIG to be involved. 
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Neonatal Palliative Care Special Interest Group

Neonatal Palliative Care Special Interest Group


25 Jan

Our newest special interest group. New members welcome.
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Ethics Case Study Discussion


10 Nov '20

Ethical Case Study Discussion
Hosted by the Education SIG
Tuesday 10 November 2020
7 – 8.30 pm AEDT

Speakers: •Justine Parsons – Neonatal Nurse Educator & interest in Bioethics
•Dr Janet Green – Neonatal Nurse, Masters in Bioethics, PhD (Caregiving dilemmas)
•Dr Trisha Prentice – Neonatologist, Bioethicist
•Dr Ahmed Mustafa – Neonatology Staff Specialist & interest in Clinical Ethics
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Research Seminar Series


22 Oct '20

Presenter: Prof Denise Harrison       

TITLE: Neonatal Pain Research: Improving pain management during painful procedures 

DATE: October 22nd 7pm AEST  
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NDC SIG virtual event


7 Oct '20

Speaker: Mrs Tash Sorensen
Clinical Trial Coordinator for CIRA DIEM trial, Telethon Kids Institute, King Edward Memorial Hospital and
University of Western Australia
Topic:  Circadian care in the NICU: How can we use day and night to assist in preterm infant development?
Time: 7:30-8:30 pm AEST
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members. 
Registration: please register to receive the zoom link and passcode. Limited to 90 people. 
Full details available HERE
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Research Seminar Series


24 Sep '20

Thursday, 24 September 2020.
Time:
7 - 7.30 pm
Title:
Designing Surveys in Health Research: Not as Simple as It Seems
Speaker:
Associate Professor Samudragupta (Sam) Bora, Group Leader, Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up and Outcomes, Mater Research Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland
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NDC SIG Webinar No1


26 Aug '20

Speaker: Mrs Kristin Hughes
Clinical Nurse, the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Queensland
Topic
: The evolution of clinical practice after moving into a new nursery and post the Family and Infant Neurodevelopmental Education Program (FINE) training
Time: 19:30-20:30 AEST
Date: 26 August 2020
Cost: Free for Members; $20 for non-members
Once registered, you will receive zoom details and passcode
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Research SIG - “Experiencing Research” presentation


20 Aug '20

Thursday 20 August, 2020

Our first presentation will be given by Jeewan Jyoti who is the currently undertaking the  Grace Clinical Neonatal Nursing Research Fellowship at Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, NSW.
Topic: “Are Parents Aware and Involved in their Newborn’s Pain Management in Surgical NICU?”
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members. 
Registration:
please register to receive the zoom link and passcode. Limited to 90 people. 
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Leaders & Mentors Workshop


19 May '20

Wednesday 20th May 2020 - POSTPONED
Once Covid-19 situation settles, new details will be posted. 


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ACNN events up to 30 June 2020 postponed


14 Apr '20

All ACNN events, including those hosted by branches and SIGs, scheduled between now and 30 June 2020 have been postponed. The National Conference due to be held from 2-4 September, will now take place as a 1 day virtual conference. The 2021 conference will be held in Canberra from 8-10 September.  
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Clinical Practice Guidelines for care around stillbirth and neonatal death

Clinical Practice Guidelines for care around stillbirth and neonatal death


13 Aug '19

Updated guidelines by SANDA, released in 2019. Section 3. Respectful and supportive perinatal bereavement care. Endorsed by ACNN. 
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