Conference 2020

We’re bringing the 2020 ACORN conference to you!

Following the forced cancellation of our Sydney conference, we are excited to present the ACORN 2020 Virtual Conference, starting 3 September. Many of the presenters from the cancelled conference will present a series of live and pre-recorded webinars, giving you valuable opportunities to learn, share and ask questions.

All webinars will be recorded and placed on this website.

Program

27 October

12.00 noon AEDT

(duration: 60 min)

Perioperative stewardship: The perioperative nurse's role in preventing surgical site infections

Presented by Peter Graves and Maureen Spencer

Surgical stewardship is a new term that reflects the importance ...  read more

 

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2 November

11.00am AEDT

(Duration: 60 min)

Help My Cranial Surgery Patient is Awake!

Presented by Daphny Peneza

Surgical treatment of brain tumors, especially those located in the eloquent areas: anterior.... read more.

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11 November

12.00 noon AEDT

(duration: 60 min)

A historical perspective on technological advancements in the operating theatre and the impact on perioperative nursing roles – past , present and future

Presented by Judy Smith

Perioperative nurses work in highly ... read more

 

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18 November

4.00pm AEDT

(duration: 60 min)

Sustainable perioperative practice ... we can all make a difference, even during a pandemic

Presented by Michelle Skrivanic, George Papadopoulos, Kate Charlesworth and Darren Bradbrook.

This panel session will provide a national forum for  ... read more

 

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25 November

5.00pm AEDT

(duration: 30 min)

Barriers and enablers in staff recruitment, education and cross-skilling in the rural perioperative setting

Presented by Nadine Quennell and Elke Koslowski

Like many smaller rural centres, staff ... read more

 

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2 December

12.00 noon AEDT

(duration: 60 min)

The implications of technology stress on perioperative nurses – causes, consequences and strategies to develop resilience

Presented by Judy Smith

Emerging technologies have and ... read more

 

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10 December

3.30 noon AEDT

(duration: 60 min)

Pressure injury prevention for perioperative patients and lessons learned from COVID-19

Presented by Grace Loh, Brigid Gillespie and Kay Maddison

This panel session will provide a national forum for  ...  read more

 

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Completed sessions

Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia

It's not cool to be cold

Presented by Clinical Associate Professor Paul Stewart

(duration: 60 min)

Perioperative hypothermia is by far the most common thermal consequence of .. .read more

 

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Advocacy enquiry

Advocacy enquiry

Presented by Michael Visser

(duration: 51 min)

Advocacy enquiry is ... read more

 

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Surgical plume

Are you ready to take control of surgical plume? Clearing our vision for the future

Presented by Menna Davies and Penny Smalley

(duration: 68 min)

The dangers of surgical plume as a workplace health ... read more

 

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Eyes for Africa

Eyes for Africa in Ethiopia restores vision for their future

Presented by Julie Tyers

(duration: 59 min)

Julie was astonished ... read more

 

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Enhanced recovery after surgery

Enhanced recovery after surgery

Presented by Michael Visser

(duration: 59 min)

Key factors that keep patients ... read more

 

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Surgical safety

Surgical safety – what Covid-19 has taught us

Presented by Menna Davies, Julie Walters and Amy Pearce

(duration: 60 min)

This webinar will discuss what we have learnt ... read more

 

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Neurological trauma preparedness

Neuro trauma preparedness: A vision in motion

Presented by Daphny Peneza

(duration: 50 min)

As health care system continue to evolve through the years ... read more

 

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A structured stretching program

Back to you: A structured stretching program

Presented by Alison King

(duration: 6 min 30 sec)

This webinar outlines a research project at Port Macquarie Hospital aiming to reduce instances of back injuries in perioperative staff.

 

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