2016
Centre for Remote Health

Australian College of Nurse Practitioners Conference - Cooking kangaroo tails at the Cultural Fire eventThe Centre for Remote Health (CRH) had a high profile at the 11th annual Australian College of Nurse Practitioners conference held in Alice Springs from the 31st August to 2nd September 2016.

Speakers from the Centre for Remote Health:

Tess Ivanhoe - The  Role of the Nurse Practitioner Within a Chronic Disease Model of Practice

Kath Martin – The Stolen Generation

Tobias Speare and Kath Martin- Prescribing Considerations in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Karen Collas - The Role and Scope of Practice of Remote Nurse Practitioners in Canada, Greenland and the United Kingdom

Sue Lenthall – The Remote Area Nurse model of consultation

Kath Martin, Indigenous lecturer at the Centre for Remote Health also facilitated an offsite cultural fire event showcasing local Indigenous culture. The Centre for Remote Health donated pots of bush medicine as gifts for the speakers.  The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners and Centre for Remote Health acknowledged Kath’s significant contribution to raising awareness of the importance of embedding Indigenous culture, learning and knowledge in all our activities.

The Centre for Remote Health booth was extremely popular, with a number of Nurse Practitioners considering changing their scope of practice to remote. There was a lot of interest in the Pharmacotherapeutics On Line course and the Remote Area Nurse model of consult cards were very popular, with a number of people asking if they could implement the model in their workplace.

The high profile of the Centre for Remote Health at this conference increased networking opportunities and facilitated opportunities for education and research across organisations.

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