Research SIG

“The psychological contract”

18 Jul

Date: Tuesday 18 July 2023
Time: 7 pm start
Presenter: Karen Olver
Topic:  “The psychological contract”... will
  • Introduce the concept of the ‘psychological contract’
  • Discuss on what this can look and feel like at work
  • Explore what actions we can take to use this in our work roles to support both ourselves and our teams
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NDC SIG virtual presentation

22 Jun

Date: Thursday 22nd June 2023
Time: 7 pm start
Topic: Co-bedding Twins
Presenter: Pip Mann, PhD Candidate
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NNP SIG hosted virtual presentation

13 Jun

Date: Tuesday 13 June
Time: 6.30 - 7 pm AEST
Title: “When a Horse isn’t a Horse- it’s a Zebra”
Presenter: Greg Woodhead, Neonatal Consultant & Metabolic Fellow, RCH, Melbourne
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Leadership SIG hosted presentation

16 May

Date: Tuesday 16th May 2023 7.00-8.00pm (AEST)
Presentation title: Creating high performing teams – why culture eats strategy for breakfast.
Presenter: Chris Hastie Manager, Health and Wellbeing, PwC
As part of PwC’s Health and Wellbeing Consulting team, Chris has over 13 years of experience across the Health and Government sectors. Chris is a trained Nuclear Medicine Scientist, as well as a Certified Health Executive and Fellow of the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM), with significant experience in the delivery of healthcare services, including developing culture and high performing teams. His strengths in all areas of health service delivery, including clinical and corporate governance, health and facility planning, project management and process redesign, data management and analysis allows Chris to understand both process and performance. Chris is also a certified Gallup-Strengths Coach and Schwartz Facilitator, enabling him to support culture and strengthen and improve individuals and teams. His experience across the federal, state and local levels of healthcare has provided solid grounding and a system-wide understanding.
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Thermo bundle presentation

8 May

Date: Monday 8 May 2023
Time: 6.30 pm start (Sydney time) 
Topic: Improvement in thermoregulation outcomes following the implementation of a thermoregulation bundle.
Presenter: Hannah Skelton.
Hannah Skelton is the Clinical Nurse Consultant for NICU at Westmead Hospital and a PhD Candidate at Western Sydney University. She has always been passionate about paediatric and neonatal nursing, and commenced employment as a neonatal nurse in 2014. Her interest is ensuring that evidence based practice is implemented in neonatal care, and to increase the engagement between staff and parents, to improve neonatal outcomes. 
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Neonatal Peripheral IV Insertions: Pitfalls and Victories – Innovative Solutions virtual presentation

19 Apr

Date: Wednesday 19 April 2023
Time: 7.30 pm AEST
Presenter: Stephanie Hall (NNP Candidate and CN at RBWH)
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Research SIG hosted presentation

30 Mar

Topic: “The RBWH Humidity Trial: results of a randomised controlled trial”.
Presenter: Gill Noreiks, Principal Researcher & Clinical Nurse, Grantley Stable Nursery Unit (GSNU), Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). Gill has more than 30 years’ experience in neonatal nursing. Gill is in the Senior Leadership Group at GSNU as well as in the Research Group. Gill is also part of the NeoRSEQ (Neonatal Retrieval South East Queensland) which covers from Rockhampton to Northern NSW.
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Nutrition & Feeding SIG

23 Mar

The Nutrition and Feeding SIG are hosting their first Education Presentation for the year next Thursday 23rd March commencing at 8 pm. 

Speech pathologist Jane Pettigrew from The Children’s Hospital, Westmead is presenting - How we can Support Feeding and Communication Development in Neonatal Settings.

Free for members; $20 for non-members. REGISTER HERE  to receive Zoom link. Zoom link sent 2 days up to 2 hours prior to the event commencement time. If not received, please email or contact us via FaceBook Messenger. 
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"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 
Enquires to
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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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