We are pleased to announce the 2021 dates for Managing Medicines by Deprescribing: tools and strategies to use in clinical practice. Please forward the attached flyer to your networks that may be interested in attending the workshop.
The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Practice invites you to a one-day workshop focusing on the deprescribing of medicines.
This course was first delivered in November 2019 and due to popular demand is being re-run in 2021. This year’s workshop will have the option of attending in person or attending virtually.
The workshop will help you learn more about deprescribing and build your confidence in deciding when and how to reduce medications safely. This workshop consists of lecture style presentations and practical case-based discussion to improve understanding and approaches for deprescribing.
The workshop will focus on:
• Barriers and facilitators to deprescribing
• The process of deprescribing
• Developing a deprescribing plan
• Confidence and communication when deprescribing
• Case based discussion – a practical session on deprescribing
Who should attend:
Nurses, Nurse prescribers, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists prescribers, Pharmacists, Medical Doctors, General Practitioners and other health professionals who are involved in prescribing and/or medicines review.
This workshop will be facilitated by Dr Denise Taylor, Dr Brendan Ng, Ms Judith Tamblyn, Ms Natasha Nagar and Mrs Betty Poot.
Date and time:
Friday 30th April 2021, 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Fee: $100 +GST (attending in person) or $75 +GST (attending virtually)
Coffee, tea and lunch is provided for those who attending in person.
Zoom/live online: Please enter the promo code MMFDZ to receive the discounted fee.
Venue: The University of Otago Wellington Conference Centre, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington
Virtual: zoom details will be provided prior to the course
For course information and to apply to attend this course visit:
Managing Medicines by Deprescribing: tools and strategies to use in clinical practice
Phone: 04 463 6556 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, Thames10 - 14 May 2021
The 5-day Child Protection Studies Programme is a Level 3 NZQA accredited course that provides students with a broad base of skills to act protectively when children have been abused, and to intervene early when a child is at risk
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We will be running our free mental health workshop – MH101 – in Whangamatā on Thursday 6th May. We welcome your attendance and would be grateful if you would distribute this information amongst your networks.
Blueprint for Learning has funding through the Ministry of Health to facilitate MH101 webinars and workshops for frontline government agency staff, social services staff, and members of the community who are not trained in mental health or addiction. Staff in these organisations are eligible to attend these free workshops if they are likely to come into regular contact with individuals experiencing mental distress in their day to day work. We are able to have up to five staff members from an organisation attend each workshop/webinar.
Our one-day workshops are co-facilitated by Blueprint’s expert team, bringing a wealth of professional and personal experience to the sessions. Each participant will be given a workbook which they can keep. This includes all workshop material and is a reference guide for the future, including additional information and resources.
After MH101® you will:
To register for the MH101 workshop at Southpacific Motel and Conference Centre on Thursday 6th May (9am-4.30pm): https://www.blueprint.co.nz/workshops/4-mh101/. Click ‘show me more dates’ to locate the Whangamatā workshop.
MH101 workshops and webinars are also available for organisations whose staff meet the criteria above. Workshops have a minimum of 15 and maximum of 25 participants and can be run at your venue, or we can source a venue for you. Please be in touch if you would like further information.
For information on Blueprint for Learning and our other work, including our webinars, please see our website: https://www.blueprint.co.nz/
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This is our two-month-out reminder of our upcoming Infection Prevention and Control study day being held on Wednesday 26 May. J The day will run from 9AM-4PM and will be free for attendees.
It is being held in the Bryant Education Centre auditorium at Waikato Hospital and all nurses / allied health professionals are welcome. We have a great day planned and the day is open to all staff with an interest in updating their knowledge in infection control. The day is always very popular and we make an effort to have relevant and varied speakers, so that everyone finds value in the day.
We are currently still finalising the agenda, but plan (subject to change) to include topical information ‘bites’ and include sessions on VRE, TB, sepsis, Covid-19 and HIV.
It would be great to have at least one attendee from your facilities! Please forward to relevant contacts both in and outside of your organisation.
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Just a reminder of the CME session being held this Thursday 25 March 2021 – 6pm. Details are below and attached.
Please register with me if you would like to attend. Rural GP members who have log-in access, please register with me to confirm transmission
Also attached is the map to access free parking next to the venue. Read the directions.
A reminder also that this is not a public forum and is specifically a medical education programme.
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We hope that you enjoyed our Webinar last night, for those who were unable to attend please find a link to our website and YouTube channel to watch at your convenience.
Website & Webinar Slides
Our next Webinar is 15th April - Consumer Engagement & involvement.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Giving people the confidence to recognise, relate and respond to people experiencing mental health challenges. The learning outcomes are:
Day/Date: Thursday, 6th of May 2021
Time: 9am to 4.30pm
Venue: South Pacific Motel and Conference Centre
Registration link for MH101: Blueprint for Learning (arlo.co)
This is funded by the Ministry of Health and is available at no costs to participants.
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This year's New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) women's health college 2021 conference is being held in Dunedin May 20-22nd. The title is "Southern Pearls and other Hidden Gems". This would be of interest to nurses working in women's or sexual/reproductive health, or nurses with a special interest. The conference would also be relevant for midwives.
Please find attached a flyer advertising the conference. I would be very grateful if you could arrange for this to be circulated to your practices as you see appropriate. It looks to be an exciting and varied event.
The registration link is https://web.cvent.com/event/4b814937-d490-4321-b85e-7bbe685ff331/summary
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Please see the attached details for the next GP CME Session being held on Thursday 25 March 2021 - 6pm
Please register with me if you would like to attend. Rural GP members who have log-in access, register with me to confirm transmission.
Also attached is the map to access free parking next to the venue where these sessions are held. Read the directions.
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