Archive for May 2020


National Reconciliation Weekfree live-streamed event May 27th

National Reconciliation Week free live-streamed event:
Our Country, Our Future, Igniting a Shared Responsibility

Wednesday 27 May 2020, 10:00am

The theme, announced last year, reminds everyone, whether in a crisis or in reconciliation, that we are all #InThisTogether

Registrants will receive link upon registration.

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HOT TOPICS CPC Free event May 19th COVID-19 and Palliative Care: Learning from the past - looking to the future


Tuesday, 19th of May 2020             
4:30p  – 5:30pm 


Webinar access released closer to event

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ECC End of Life Conversations free online course AVAILABLE NOW

This free 60minute online course provides health professionals with evidence-based skills for effective communication about end of life.


To ensure health professionals are provided with the skills and confidence to effectively discuss death and dying with cancer patients, their families and friends

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Telehealth communications webinar 15th May

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COVID-19 and Cancer in Victoria: enhancing communication skills for telehealth delivery

The VCCC, Monash Partners Comprehensive Cancer Consortium (MPCCC) and Cancer Council Victoria have partnered to present a special COVID-19 and cancer in Victoria series. As a response to COVID-19, telehealth has been taken up rapidly. Given the fast pace of change, the sector is responding to develop and implement ‘how to’ guides and best practice around the implementation and use of telehealth for both health professionals and consumers.
In this special panel presentation, expert speakers will provide practical strategies for enhancing telehealth communication skills via phone and video consultation. Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor Zee Wan Wong, Medical Oncologist from Peninsula Health will moderate this interactive forum including presentations.

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NARI Seminar May 12 Dementia Australia Services

Tuesday 12th May, 2020
12.00 – 1.00 pm

Presenter: Brenda McAuley-Hines, Dementia Australia

Title of presentation:  Dementia Australia Services

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Abstract: A look at the services available for people living with dementia and those who support them. Service adaptation during COVID 19.

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New Aged Care Access Code Consultation May 6

Wed., 6 May 2020

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST

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To crush or not to crush? Covert administration of medication in Residential Aged Care

NARI Seminar

 Tuesday 5th May, 2020
12.00 – 1.00 pm

Presenter:  Ms Stephanie Garratt (NARI, The University of Auckland)

Title of presentation: To crush or not to crush? Covert administration of medication in Residential Aged Care

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Abstract: The crushing of medication to administer within food or drink (covert administration), is known to be widely practiced in Residential Aged Care (RAC). Evidence about the underlying decision-making that leads RAC staff to administer medication covertly is limited, and the views of residents and staff about this practice are not well understood.  An exploratory qualitative study on medication administration and clinical decision-making was conducted with RAC staff, clinical leads/managers, and residents, as part of a larger doctoral thesis. Findings and perspectives specific to covert administration will be presented, particularly around the acceptability of covert administration and the need for standardized clinical guidance to support these clinical decisions. The research casts light on continuing uncertainty about if and when covert administration is permissible, and what authorization and document processes should be followed.

Biography: Stephanie is a Research Officer in the Clinical Gerontology division of NARI. She is also busy finishing the final year of her PhD on a part-time, offsite basis through the University of Auckland, NZ.

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PPE Webinar

SCV and DHHS are hosting a webinar series on PPE, the first in the series will be next Thu 7 May. Details and link to register are included below.
Please register by Wednesday 6 May if possible.


To support and assist the sector with the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE), Safer Care Victoria and The Department of Health and Human Services will be hosting a ‘PPE webinar’ series. 


People are asked  to go to Eventbrite to register for this webinar: Password is SCV1.

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Centre for Palliative Care

Tuesday, 17th September 2019           

Michael Chamberlin Lecture Theatre,

Aikenhead Wing Building, Building E 

St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne  

41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy, Victoria

5:00PM – 6:00 PM                                                                       


Please stay for networking and drinks after the presentation.  

Contact Information:

P: (03) 9416 0000


So now you are dead, what are your options?

Nari Seminar March 19th

March 19th 2020

9am – 4pm

National Ageing Research Institute

34 – 54 Poplar Road (Via Gate 4) Parkville 3052

Falls are a leading cause of injury-related death and hospitalisation in older people. As people get older, particularly those living in residential aged care, they are more susceptible to falling over and losing their balance.

At this one-day evidence-based workshop you will learn:

Ø  to identify the nature and impact of the problem of falls in older people living in residential aged care

Ø  about risk factors and how they impact on falls

Ø  about the issues related to falls for people who live in residential aged care

Ø  about interventions that have been shown to be effective in preventing falls

Ø  how evidence can be applied in residential aged care

Ø  how others have dealt with challenging residents


This workshop will give you the opportunity to refresh and expand your knowledge, share your experiences in falls prevention, and will provide you with the latest evidence to help you improve the care you deliver to your residents.

Who should attend:

Ø  Residential aged care workers

Ø  Allied health, nursing, clinical and medical staff



Ø  Cost $465 (including GST) per person

Ø  10% discount for early bird registrations before 14th February 2020