Midwives on Board 2019

Papua New Guinea
P&O Pacific Dawn | Departs Brisbane

25 May – 4 June 2019
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Midwives on Board! 2019

Papua New Guinea – Departing Brisbane

Our exciting new program feature interactive sessions, film clips, case studies and evidence based presentations and discussions: all designed to challenge, inform and motivate – no matter what role or setting you come from.

Our objective is to provide a program that addresses the latest evidence, innovation and debate on a range of topics related to the role and scope of practice of the midwife.

Join together with other kindred spirited midwives as you have fun whilst building your continuing professional development portfolio; learning new ways of working to enhance practice and improve outcomes for women and babies in all settings. Immersing yourself in the latest evidence and new thinking as you explore Papua New Guinea in this trip of a lifetime.


Presenters

Kate Dyer.AM
RN, RM, Grad Cert Community Nursing. Ma Midwifery

Kate has been working as a Clinical Midwife Consultant High Risk Pregnancy for the past 30+ years. Spending most of her midwifery career providing continuity of care, support, coordination of care and education for women following the diagnosis of fetal anomaly or when medical problems complicate a woman’s pregnancy. Kate has developed significant expertise in provision of clinical care during complexity, fetal anomaly and sadly perinatal loss. Sharing knowledge and skills is one of Kate’s passions and she is well known for her contribution to ongoing clinical education through the provision of seminars, workshops and conference presentations. Kate acts as the mentor for a small midwifery group practice providing continuity for care for women through maternal fetal medicine. Kate Dyers work with and contribution to care for women during complex pregnancies was recognised in 2014 when she was awarded an Australia Medal (AM)

Dr Helen Cooke
RN, RM, BHScMan, MNSes, PhD

Helen has worked as a midwifery consultant for over 20 years and has a PhD in Interprofessional education that focused particularly on fetal welfare assessment and fetal heart rate monitoring. Helen regularly volunteers as an instructor and Board member of the Advanced Maternity and Reproductive Education (AMaRE) Education Company responsible for teaching Maternity Emergency Education and breech birth (ALSO and BABE). The management and care of women with complex pregnancies has always been her passion and she has spent a large part of her career working to improve outcomes and provide family centered care. Helen has a strong background in midwifery clinical teaching and always enjoys the opportunity to meet with midwives to learn together to promote quality and safety for maternal care.

 


Disclaimer:
The opinions and statements of facts expressed in the Papers in these proceedings are those of the Authors and do not necessarily represent those of Education at Sea, the editors, the organising committee or the supporters of this conference. No responsibility can be accepted by the organisers for errors or omissions in the individual papers. Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. Education at Sea reserve the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Itinerary

 

Day and Location Events
Day 1:  Saturday 25th May
Departure: Brisbane
19.00-19.15 Seminar Registration
19.15-20.00 Welcome Reception
Day 2: Sunday 26th May
At Sea
13.00-16.00 Afternoon Seminar Session
Day 3: Monday 27th May
At Sea
09.00-12.00 Morning Seminar Session
13.00-16.00 Afternoon Seminar Session
Day 4: Tuesday 28th May
Alotau
Optional Hospital Tour
Day 5: Wednesday 29th May
Kitava
17.00-18.00 Midwifery Trivia
Day 6: Thursday 30th May
Rabaul
Optional Hospital Tour
Day 7: Friday 31st May
Kiriwina Island
Program Free
19.00  Gala Dinner
Day 8: Saturday 1st June
Conflict Islands
17.00-18.00 Facilitated Discussion
Day 9: Sunday 2nd June
At Sea
09.00-12.00 Morning Seminar Session
13.00-16.00 Afternoon Seminar Session
Day 10: Monday 3rd June
At Sea
09.00-12.30 Morning Seminar Session
Day 11: Tuesday 4th June
Arrive Brisbane
Disembark Brisbane

The highlights of the education covered during the cruise will comprise all components of midwifery care from antenatal, labour, birthing and the postnatal period, for example

Antenatal care – riding the waves of change

The important discussions with women around the prevention of stillbirth and how to provide this education without creating a sense of fear and anxiety, This special area of antenatal care will cover

  • Talking to women about fetal movements and midwifery responsibilities when women present with decreased fetal movements using an interesting case to highlight the importance of these discussions
  • Recognising growth restriction and midwifery

When the seas get rough

Supporting women with complex pregnancies and fetal anomalies.  Kate brings to this session a wealth of knowledge and years of experience in this highly specialised and challenging area of maternity care

Caring for the passengers

Antenatal FHR monitoring –A refresher and reflection on fetal physiology and how the fetus adapts at times of increasing stress.  Scenarios of interest will be used to facilitate discussion and learning around the changing fetal state

 Labouring on the high seas – ensuring passenger safety

Join us as we labour our way across the high seas

How to feel confident with IA and sharing that information with the crew

  • A refresher and reflection on fetal physiology and how the fetus adapts at times of increasing stress. Scenarios of interest will be used to facilitate discussion and learning around the changing fetal state and potential management strategies

Sometimes even a lifeboat isn’t enough

Skills, tips and considerations when supporting parents through one of life’s most difficult times – perinatal loss

Swimming in deep waters

  • Midwifery responsibilities, ethically, professionally and legally are the focus of each session.
  • Working with difficult colleagues and the challenges of safe escalation and having the challenging professional conversations.

Swimming in the waters of PNG

Our midwifery colleague and fellow cruiser Pat Waters will present on life as a midwife in PNG providing some insight for our hospital tours.

Kate and Helen look forward to sharing not only there many years of midwifery experience , and facilitating opportunities  to share experiences and challenges with each other.  There will be lots of fun to be had within the learning environment.  Get ready to sail the high seas with us!

 

For information relating to cabin pricing, bookings and travel requirements such as flights and travel insurance please complete the booking enquiry form or email info@traveldirectaustralia.com.au

Itinerary Disclosure:
Cruise Itinerary, Seminar topics and Seminar Education program are subject to change without notice.

Presenter Disclosure:
Education at Sea makes every effort to ensure the advertised presenters deliver the program. However in the unlikely event a presenter is unavailable Education at Sea reserves the right to use a suitably qualified substitute presenter.

Optional Tours

 

Alotau

Price: $240

• Date: 28th May 2019
  Departure Time: 08.00
  Duration: 7 hours approx
• Meeting time and area to be advised on board

We are proud to announce this tour is co-ordinated by Reeftours, who was founded by 20 year old Milne Bay local Shanniah Loih as a way of supporting her village.

. Learn about Health Care Delivery in PNG and meet local Nursing Colleagues during our escorted visit to Alotau Hospital
. Step back 50 years as we visit the local primary school. No electricity, water, fans or computers.
· Visit Battle of Milne Bay War Memorial and Milne Bay Look out
. Spend the afternoon at the village Shanniah grew up in. This is real PNG. We will experience traditional native dancing and a talk
from the Local Chief
. Enjoy a traditional lunch
. The tour will conclude at the Alotau International Hotel where you can enjoy a cold drink or local beer overlooking the bay,
before a short walk back the ship. *(Drinks not included)

Important notes:
This tour will include walking on uneven surfaces and trails. The temperature can be extremely humid. We recommend wearing appropriate clothing, footwear, hat, sunglasses and sun protection.

Rabaul

Price: $190

• Date: 30th May 2019
  Departure Time: 08.00
  Duration: 7 hours approx
• Meeting time and area to be advised on board

. Learn about Health Care Delivery in PNG and meet Nursing colleagues during an escorted visit of Nonga Hospital
. Visit Rabaul Volcano Observatory where PNG”s 14 active volcanoes are monitored.
· Get up close to Mt Tavurvur Volcano. This is one of the most dangerous and active volcanoes in the region.
. View the boiling and bubbling Rabaul Hot Springs
. Rabaul old airport
. Rabaul Historical Museum
. Yamamoto Bunker
. Enjoy a buffet lunch at Rabaul Hotel

Important notes:
This tour will include walking on uneven surfaces and trails. The temperature can be extremely humid. We recommend wearing appropriate clothing, footwear, hat, sunglasses and sun protection.


Education at Sea tours are exclusive to seminar delegates and their guests. Tour participation numbers are limited. Tours are booked through Travel Direct and will not appear on your ship itinerary.

Optional Shore Tour Disclosure: Optional tours are exclusive to conference delegates and their guests. All tour bookings must be paid in full by the nominated date prior to departure. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea reserves the right to cancel or make changes to optional tours without notice. Tour prices are subject to change without notice. In the event the cruise ship is unable to dock or tender at the nominated port we will attempt to offer alternative tour arrangements. However, we can not guarantee full refund of tour costs. We recommend all attendees and their guests obtain travel insurance at the time of booking.

 

Pricing

 

Cabin Selection Twin Share per person
Inside Cabin from $1286 per person twin share
Ocean View Cabin from $1459 per person twin share
Balcony Cabin from $2078 per person twin share
Conference Attendance Fee $940

Prices are subject to change & availability and include selected cabin accommodation, meals, entertainment, gratuities, fees and taxes. Gratuities, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice. P&O Cruise Lines has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non refundable deposit of $300 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance payable by 21st February 2019. Air fares and Travel Insurance are available at an extra cost.

Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure:
Cancellation policies vary by cruise line, itinerary and length of cruise. When reserving your stateroom, please review the policy applicable to this cruise with our staff. All deposits and seminar registration fee’s are non refundable. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea and the Nurses for Nurses Network will not be responsible for any financial loss due to cancellation from unforeseen circumstances. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at time of booking your cruise conference.

 

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