Perioperative Nursing Conference

Papua New Guinea

P&O Aria | Departs Brisbane

October 9th – October 19th 2018

Discover the wonder of PNG and The Conflict Islands on this CPD cruise


Perioperative Nursing Conference

“Scrub the Deck & Hoist the Drape”

This Perioperative Conference is intended to provide the opportunity to enhance and develop Nursing skills and knowledge relating to all areas of the perioperative environment. The conference program presents current perioperative topics of significance and explores the latest nursing research to create a conference experience that the perioperative Nurse will find both interesting and relevant. Perioperative Nursing is practised in an intense, fast-paced environment, and this conference aims to improve Nursing knowledge and healthcare outcomes through expert teaching sessions with a focus on evidence-based practice.

Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate application of knowledge and understanding of the potential implications during the perioperative phase
  • Develop higher level understanding pertaining to physiological responses to anaesthetics and surgical procedures
  • Conduct analysis pertaining to risks and hazards within the perioperative environment
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised and holistic care of surgical patients


The original Presenter of the program has now identified that they are unable to meet their obligations. So there is a team of Nurse academics and clinicians working away in the background creating a Perioperative Nursing Program that you will be excited to explore.

The Online Library:

The Library has been created so that you have access to some of the Conference content prior to our sail date. The documents, including self-directed activities and webinars, from our Conference Presenter, are provided so that you can create your own conference experience and access information and sessions of interest prior to the commencement of the Conference program.

Disclaimer: Sessions are correct at time of publication. Sessions are subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers. NFN and EAS reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Day and Location Events
Day 1: Tues 9th October
Departure: Brisbane
1800 – 1900 Conference Registration
Day 2: Wed 10th October
At Sea
0900 – 1000: Through the Years – Perioperative Nursing | FF
1000 – 1100: Learning Styles – How do you learn? | FF
1100 – 1200: Diathermy in the Operating Suite | W
1200 – 1300: Lunch
1300 – 1400: Preparing the Elderly for Surgery | W
1400 – 1500: Principles of Draping | FF
1500 – 1600: Acrocyanosis: An uncommon event in post anaesthesia recovery rooms | FF
Day 3: Thurs 11th October
At Sea
0900 – 1000: Methods of Sterilisation | FF
1000 – 1100: Failed Spinal Anaesthesia | FF
1100 – 1200: Disruptive behaviour in the perioperative setting: a contemporary review | SD
1200 – 1300: Lunch
1300 – 1400: Standard 5: Patient Identification & Procedure Matching | SD
1400 – 1500: Situational Awareness in OT | FF
1500 – 1600: Failure to Wake | FF
1600 – 1630: Discussion about Alotau and Rabaul

Hospital visits. General discussion on other optional tours
inclusive of customs and points of interest.

Day 4: Fri 12th October
Optional Hospital Tour: Time to be advised
1830 – 1930: Join us in the Dome for an informal discussion about our hospital visit today
Day 5: Sat 13th October
Explore the port of Kitava at your leisure
Day 6: Sun 14th October
Optional Hospital Tour: Time to be announced

1830 – 1930: Join us in the Dome for an informal discussion about our hospital visit today.

Day 7: Mon 15th October
Kiriwina Island
Explore the port of Kiriwina Island at your leisure
Day 8: Tues 16th October
Conflict Island
Explore the port of Conflict Island at your leisure
Day 9: Wed 17th October
At Sea
0900 – 1000: The Surgical Liaison Nurse | FF
1000 – 1100: Hybrid Theatre | FF
1100 – 1200: Cell Saver | W
1200 – 1300: Lunch
1300 – 1400: Suture Materials | W
1400 – 1500: Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation | FF
1500 – 1600: Scrub/Scout Corners Report – Ricky Ryder | FF
Day 10: Thurs 18th October
At Sea
0900 – 1000: ACORN Standards | FF
1000 – 1100: Awareness Under Anaesthesia | FF
1100 – 1200: Robotic nurse duties in the urology operative room: 11 years of experience | SD
1200 – 1300: Lunch
1300 – 1400: Techniques aren’t everything: Why conscientious well-trained surgeons make mistakes? | SD
1400 – 1500: Social Media Issues in OT | FF
1500 – 1600: Bringing it all together
1800 – 1900: Conference conclusion and farewell
Day 11: Fri 19th October Disembark Brisbane

Program key:

FF – Face to Face
W – Webinar
SD – Self Directed Learning

Please click here for the printable PDF.

For information relating to cabin pricing, bookings and travel requirements such as flights and travel insurance please complete the booking enquiry box or email

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

Presenter Disclosure: The Nurses for Nurses Network makes every effort to ensure the advertised presenters deliver the program. However in the unlikely event a presenter is unavailable the Nurses for Nurses network reserves the right to use a suitably qualified substitute presenter.

Optional Tours


Tour highlights:

  • Guided coach tour of historic Alotau
  • Tour of Alotau Hospital. Meet with local Health Care Workers
  • Milne Bay War Memorial
  • Visit local markets with opportunities to purchase unique local souvenirs

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Tour Price


Tour highlights:

  • Visit significant sites including, Yamamoto Bunker, Mt Tavurvur Volcano, Historical Museum and Karavia Barge Tunnel
  • Visit Nonga Hospital and meet with local Health Care Workers
  • Enjoy Lunch at the Historical Rabaul Hotel
  • View a Traditional Whip Dance

Tour Time

Tour Price


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.

Cabin Selection Twin Share per person
Inside Cabin “Go” fare from $2034 
Ocean View Cabin “Go” fare from $2317
Balcony Cabin  “Go” fare from $2699
Conference Attendance Fee $895 per delegate
Nurses for Nurses Membership details Please click here

The above prices are priced as per P&O “Go” fares. Go fares have “no perks” and do not allow you to select your cabin. Cabins are allocated by P&O Cruiselines during check in. Go fares may require a 50% non refundable deposit at the time of booking. For any current promotional prices with the cruiselines offered free “perks” please ask us for a quote. Please note the current promotional fare costs per person are higher than the advertised “Go” fares.

Prices are subject to change & availability. Conference attendance fee includes attendance at all conference sessions and exclusive conference activities. Cabin prices include selected cabin accommodation, meals, entertainment, gratuities, fees and taxes. Gratuities, fees and taxes are subject to change. A non refundable $300 per person deposit is due at the time of booking (unless more is required by the cruiseline at the time of booking). The final balance payment is due on or before the 11th July 2018. Optional shore tours, flights, pre & post conference accomodation and Travel Insurance is available at an extra cost.

For further information regarding cabin selections, pricing or travel arrangements for the event please contact Education at Sea c/o Travel Direct Australia by completing the booking enquiry form.

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. Celebrity Cruise Lines has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non refundable deposit of $600 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance payable by 4th March 2018. 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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