Sydney 2012

The Better Practice conference in July had an outstanding blend of relevant topics, industry experts and keynote speakers who brought you practical advise on improving quality of care for your residents.

Over 450 of your peers learnt from high profile presenters such as Reverend Professor John Swinton, Christine Bryden, Ron Thompson, Paul Gregersen and industry experts including Jeff Fiebig. The program also featured Aged Care Commissioner Rae Lamb and Robina Beard, who talked about staying visible. Julie McCrossin chaired the panel discussion: A resident with no family, what should a home be thinking about?

Conference presentations
Please find links below to Better Practice Sydney conference presentations that have been made available.

Date

Session

Speaker

Presentation title

19 July 2012

Plenary 1

Dr Andrew Refshauge

Opening

 

Plenary 1

Jeff Fiebig

The future for aged care is happening now - the RGH Teaching Nursing Home

 

Plenary 1

Reverend Professor John Swinton

Rethinking what it is to age well

 

Concurrent 1A

Jill Bicknell and Judith Perdroche

Trip around the world

 

Concurrent 1A

Nicole Mahara and Kathy Nicolson

Pick up a pen, pick up a friend

 

Concurrent 1A

Anne Kauffmann

Continuing the ANZAC spirit

 

Concurrent 1A

Donna Mepham

Catching the fishing bug

 

Concurrent 1B

Janeen Foffani and Gwen Perrin

An opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in the palliative approach
Presentation 1 and Presentation 2

 

Concurrent 1B

Faye Audino and Carol Allen

A dignified and hearty goodbye

 

Concurrent 1C

Siobhan Leonard

Adding years to life

 

Concurrent 1C

Maree Taylor and Deb McMaster

The waters rising - evacuate

 

Concurrent 1C

Elaine Mallows

Bringing a geriatric team to rural Victoria

 

Concurrent 1D

Katherine Perkins and Michelle Kelly

An exercise in positive partnerships

 

Concurrent 1D

Vicki Vine

Walking wheelie works

 

Concurrent 1D

Lyndell Cohen and Kaite Wilson

KIM program – keep it moving with kids in motion

 

Concurrent 2A

Jenny Coutts and Elvira Garofalow

Art from the heart

 

Concurrent 2A

Stephanie Elliot and Michelle Hardy

Discovering art and making masterpieces

 

Concurrent 2A

Mirjam Aigner and Cheryl Davies

Snowy River Community Art Quilt

 

Concurrent 2B

Dr Julie Ellis

Residents who sit quietly in the corner – depression or something else?

 

Concurrent 2B

Helen Spence

My story matters

 

Concurrent 2C

Carolyn Tranter

Keeping the bugs at bay – a risk management approach

 

Concurrent 2C

Jane Boag

Lessons from a coronial inquest

 

Concurrent 2D

Elsy Brammesan

Compulsory reporting – why, when, what, how and who

 

Concurrent 2D

Alexandra Sprouster

Guardianship – protection and empowerment

 

Plenary 2

Julie McCrossin, Malcolm Schyvens, Therese Petrie, Fiona Navilly and Pat Joyce

Plenary panel discussion: A resident with no family, what should a home be thinking about?

20 July 2012

Plenary 3

Christine Bryden

Dreading being put in  ‘dementia prison’

 

Plenary 3

Ron Thompson

Adding life to years and years to life

 

Plenary 3

Rae Lamb

Treasuring complaints – five top tips

 

Concurrent 3A

Steve Aivaliotis

How to manage complaints for a positive outcome

 

Concurrent 3A

Nicola Rosenthal and Sally Renshaw

Collaboration in complaint and incident management

 

Concurrent 3B

John-Paul Bell

SMILE – is laughter an effective medicine?

 

Concurrent 3B

John Stevens and Mandy Nolan

Stand up for dementia: Performance, improvisation and stand-up comedy as a therapeutic program for people with dementia

 

Concurrent 3C

Heather McKibbin

Personal best

 

Concurrent 3C

Sonya Darwich

Staff development and retention

 

Concurrent 3C

Hazel Stein

Celebrating the magic of volunteers

 

Concurrent 3D

Annette Chennell

Workshop: Illuminating the key factors

 

Concurrent 4A

Sharyn Ryan

Sense of worth

 

Concurrent 4A

Robert Johnson

Namaste Care Group

 

Concurrent 4B

Terry Arthur

Acute care for aged care nurses, a joint approach to quality health care for older Australians

 

Concurrent 4B

Christine Farrell and Melissa Parish

Dysphagia – It’s imperative!

 

Concurrent 4C

Colin McDonnell

Where are the flowers?

 

Concurrent 4C

Liz Angel

Therapeutic use of gardens to promote social engagement

 

Concurrent 4D

Anne Kauffmann

Secret men’s business

 

Concurrent 4D

Sherene Magana Cruz and Kathryn McNulty

Ageing abroad

 

Concurrent 4D

Kylie Jacques and Jane Meldrum

Memory magic – a creative and fun way to improve cognitive ability

 

Plenary 4

Paul Gregersen

Caring is not enough

 

Plenary 4

Robina Beard OAM

Staying visible – brighter and better

Conference enquiries
For conference enquiries please contact the Better Practice team:
Education Division
PO Box 773
Parramatta NSW 2124
Tel: 1800 728 589
Fax: (02) 9687 0412
Email: betterpractice@accreditation.org.au

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