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NZACA Workshops for Registered Nurses – May 2020


The May series of workshops for Registered Nurses is brought to you by the New Zealand Aged Care Association Education Trust. 

These workshops will provide quality provision training for Registered Nurses working in aged care.

We are pleased to have secured Dr Michal Boyd for this series of workshops addressing how to manage challenging behaviours with alternative strategies and the latest frailty guides.

Covered topics will include:

  • reducing and managing the usage of Antipsychotics and Antibiotics in Aged Care to benefit residents well-being
  • updated infection control practices
  • food safety 
Michal Boyd "Residents of aged care facilities live with advanced frailty and require complex management and support for their physical, functional and mental health needs 24 hours a day. This is particularly true for the over 60% of residents with some level of cognitive impairment.  Most people diagnosed with cognitive impairment will progress through a stage of Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD). This can result in distressing symptoms such as delusions, hallucinations and disinhibited behaviours, as well as paranoia, depression, anxiety and aggressive outbursts. Nurses and Healthcare Assistants play a significant role in managing these symptoms on a day to day basis and by requesting and administering psychotropic medications. This presentation will discuss pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to caring for residents exhibiting BPSD signs and symptoms and is based on information from the Health Quality and Safety Commission Frailty Care Guides." - Dr Michal Boyd

 The May workshops for Registered Nurses will be held in five locations:

  • Thursday 7th May - Christchurch, Russley Golf Club
  • Friday 8th May - Dunedin, The Dunedin Centre
  • Thursday 14th May - Auckland, Rydges Hotel
  • Friday 15th May - Whangarei, Distinction Hotel 
  • Tuesday 19th May - Palmerston North, Distinction Hotel

The cost for members to attend this one-day workshop is $250 plus GST, and should you register three or more attendees, the cost is $235 plus GST per attendee. Morning tea and lunch are included.

There are limited seats available due to the capacity of the venues so be in early and register now! 

Registrations close on Friday, 17 April 2020 or one capacity is reached.


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Upcoming events

Date Name Location  
19/05/2020 Registered Nurse Workshop Palmerston North More information / Register
15/05/2020 Registered Nurse Workshop Whangarei More information / Register
14/05/2020 Registered Nurse Workshop Auckland More information / Register
8/05/2020 Registered Nurse Workshop Dunedin More information / Register
7/05/2020 Registered Nurse Workshop Christchurch More information / Register