Nurses' Focused Learning Opportunities from ANZSOM
The Nurse Focus Webinar Series was introduced in 2022, and are designed specifically for occupational health nurses, aligning with the new OHN Competency Standards. Three Nurse Focus Webinars will be held this year, and recordings will be displayed on the Online Learning Modules page.
#itswhatyouknow Nurses' Focus Webinar
Clinical governance: what does it mean for me?
Date: Tuesday 12 December 2023 Time: 7.00pm (AEDT) Cost: Free for ANZSOM / AFOEM members, $25 non-members
Clinical governance can be complex and challenging to apply in a busy clinic environment, particularly when many quality and safety resources are designed for use in hospital systems, not primary health care. This presentation will discuss the basics of clinical governance and governance mechanisms you can consider for practical application in your everyday practice to improve quality healthcare.
About the presenter
Kate Rowan-Robinson is a registered nurse who specialises in clinical governance, with a background in sexology, and health and medical law. Kate works for Sonic Health Plus and the Australian government as a nurse manager and advisor on clinical governance, nursing and health service delivery. With a special interest in the intersection between legislation, regulation, best evidence-based practice, and operational delivery, Kate strives to simplify the complexities of law and professional obligations into practical solutions. In addition to her usual work, Kate mentors nursing and healthcare students in her free time, and enjoys working collaboratively to develop their leadership skills and career pathways.
Increasingly there is a realisation that all humans are unique and that in the workplace we should focus on understanding and making the most of our ‘differences’ rather than trying to ‘fix’ our deficiencies.
As an experienced workplace coach and counsellor, Beverley Dale has worked with many workers and workplaces to educate and facilitate best practice approaches to managing and celebrating neurodiversity in the workplace.
She will share these experiences and provide practical ideas for OHNs and other workplace health professionals as they support their workplaces in this important area.
Mental illness in Australia is extremely common with one in five working Australians experiencing a mental illness each year. Since COVID-19, contact with mental health services has increased by 42%. Unfortunately, over 60% of Australian’s attribute at least in part, their mental health challenges to the workplace, as such it is unsurprising that the safety authorities nationally are increasing their focus, expectations and regulations around the way that workplaces of all nature, manage and prevent psychosocial risk.
There has never been a more important time for businesses to build a mental health strategy for their workforce focusing on culture, early support and best practice processes to manage risk.
This session covered how to address growing compliance requirements, build a meaningful mental health program and offer practical strategies to improve the psychological safety and mental wellbeing of employees.
Respiratory protection programs and the role of the OHN
Presenters: Helen Truscott & Emma McCartney Date: Wednesday 25 May 2022
Respirator types and how to use different adaptors
Workplace Respiratory Protection Programs - where do I start?
Selection of RPE for my workplace
Education and training
Earning and recording CPD points
ANZSOM provides continual professional development opportunities via online learning resources, the Annual Scientific Meeting and state branch meetings. Generally these activities are not formally accredited with the Royal Australian College of Nursing, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners or Royal Australasian College of Physicians (AFOEM) however, you can claim CPD points for participation in non-accredited activities. Participation in ANZSOM Committees may also count towards CPD points.
Completion of ANZSOM CPD activities, including the ASM, Branch educational meetings, webinars and online learning modules, can be recorded in My Profile (CPD activity record).
For more details regarding profession-specific CPD requirements and how ANZSOM CPD contributes, download the document below or for more details please contact your governing / registration body directly.