Research SIG

"Recharge & Reconnect" Workshop

4 Mar

"Recharge & Reconnect" Workshop
Date: 4 March 2023
Time: 8 am to 5 pm followed by networking event - program to be confirmed
Venue: View Melbourne, 562 St Kilda Road
Speakers and topics: Professor Sue White - Approach to Assessing Dysmorphism in the Neonate; Dr Anastasia Pellicano - Pierre Robin Sequence; Dr Simone Huntingford - Neuromonitoring in the NICU; Jenny Lewis, Pharmacist - Inotropes and medication safety in the NICU; Leanne Boase, President of the ACNP - The Future of the Nurse Practitioner Role in Australia; Dr Anna Tottman, Syphillis - Return of the Great Pretender; Dr Anna Kidman - Post extubation nasal CPAP, How high should we go? Results of ECLAT
Flyer: coming soon. 
Cost: $95 ACNN members; $125 non-members 
Registration: now open 
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Moral distress & burnout

27 Oct '22

Date: 27th October 2022
Time: 19:00-19:45 (AEDT)
Presenter: Dr Peter Barr OAM
Topic: Moral distress and burnout in NICU nurses
Peter will report on his study findings relating to moral distress and burnout in NICU nurses. Moral distress is a phenomenon comprised of compromised care, futile care and untruthful care. Burnout is a phenomenon comprised of demoralisation, exhaustion and loss of motive. Personality shame-proneness predicts burnout, demoralisation and loss of motive.
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Extravasation injury management for Neonates

17 Aug '22

Date: Wednesday 17 August 2022
Time: 7.30 pm start AEST
Free for members
Delving into the paediatric and neonatal extravasation injury field has revealed how under-researched the management strategies are, which creates long-term damage for neonates and children.
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Skin Injury & Skin Conditions During The Neonatal Period

25 May '22

Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022

Time: 7.30 pm start (AEST)

Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members
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Reconnect & Recharge Workshop

14 May '22

Date: 14 May 2022
Time: 8.30 am to 4 pm followed by networking event until 5 pm
Venue: Adelaide Convention Centre
Topics: Genetics, ROP, Encephalopathy, Medications and Case Presentations. Please see flyer for full details. 
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Using quality improvement to improve perinatal infant mental health and more

12 May '22

Topic: Using quality improvement to improve perinatal infant mental health and more
Presenter: Amy Keir, Consultant Neonatologist, Women's and Children's Hospital, University of Adelaide, South Australian Institute of Health and Medical Research (SAHMRI), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship.
Date: Thursday 12 May
Time: 7.30 - 8.30 pm AEST
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members
Registration: Please register to receive zoom logon details. 
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Neonatal Organ Donation Presentation

29 Mar '22

Date: Tuesday 29 March
Time: 7 pm start (NSW time); 6.30 pm (SA); 6 pm (Qld)
Cost: Free for members; $20 for non-members
Registration: please register to receive the logon details. 
Solid organ transplantation provides life-saving treatment for infants and children with liver and cardiac failure and is the best treatment for end-stage renal disease. While infants form only a very small minority on the active transplant waiting list, they are at a significantly higher risk of mortality, with 31% of infants on the cardiac transplant waiting list dying before receiving a transplant. Furthermore, infants have the highest mortality of all patients on the liver transplant waiting list. The principal reason for this excess mortality is a lack of suitable infant donors. Given that over a third of all paediatric deaths occur in the neonatal period, expanding organ donation in the neonatal population would address this imbalance as well as improving the supply of organs for older children on the transplant waiting list. Speaker details and registration information will be sent as soon as finalised
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The CoT study

24 Mar '22

Topic: “The CoT Study - Learning the Landscape to Lay the Foundations”
Presenter: Philippa Mann
Date: Thursdday 24 March 2022
Time: 7 pm (Sydney Time)
Registration required. 

An overview of The CoT Study - Co-bedding of Twins in the Neonatal Period. This presentation will provide a broad overview of the PhD research project "The CoT Study", and its progression so far.

Bio: Philippa is a Registered Nurse/aCNE at Grace Centre for Newborn Intensive Care. She has completed a Bachelor of Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Neonatal Nursing, and a Master of Nursing (Clinical Leadership), graduating with Distinction and the SONM Deans Medal 2014. Philippa is a current PhD Candidate with Western Sydney University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her thesis is titled “Co-bedding of Twins in the Neonatal Period - A mixed methods study exploring current practice and perceptions in the hospital and home settings” (The CoT Study”). The project is being conducted via three individual phases – a survey of Australian NICU policies and practices; interviews and focus groups with parents of twins, and NICU clinicians; and finally, an Australia-wide survey of families of twins, and clinicians who work with newborn twins, in any setting (not limited to NICU).  

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Stories from Nurse-Led Education Sessions

14 Feb '22

Monday 14 February 2022
Time: 6.30 pm start (NSW/VIC); 6 pm (SA); 5.30 pm (Qld)
Presenter: Dr Kathryn Currow, Managing Director, Taking Paediatrics Abroad
Taking Paediatrics Abroad Ltd (TPA) is a charitable organisation founded in 2019 to share expertise from Australian paediatric sub-specialist volunteers to empower dedicated clinicians who treat children and young people with complex health problems. TPA expanded and is now facilitating nurse-lead education sessions in low- and middle-income countries – with approx. 120 telehealth sessions since end of May 2020 and supported the commencement of telemedicine in 2 remote NSW Aboriginal communities. Recently ACNN joined TPA in leading telehealth sessions with nursing/midwifery colleagues in the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. This presentation will talk about ethical aspects of this education and present ‘stories’ from these sessions.
Free for members; $20 for non-members
Registration: Please register to receive the Zoom logon details. Registration closes 2 hours prior to the event commencement time and Zoom link sent between 2 hours and 2 days prior to the event. If you do not receive the Zoom details please email or contact us via FaceBook Messanger.  
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Infant Feeding SIG Q & A

26 Aug '21

The Infant Feeding SIG committee is planning to hold a Peer Practice Q&A online session on Thursday 26 August, for one hour starting 7.30pm NSW time.
The purpose is to allow members to put questions to an expert panel on matters relating to infant feeding.
We are calling for questions to be submitted in advance, by Friday 20 August
, to facilitate the preparation of responses for best use of time.

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