The Two Clinical Aspects in the Care of the Aged Clients

Alaska

Norwegian Bliss | Departing Seattle

14 May – 21 May 2022
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This conference will focus on two key aspects of Nursing Service delivery in the care of the older person. Both have significant impact on care delivery, from skill mix requirements through to staffing and budget allocation, as well as quality of life experience for the clients concerned.
Join us and our Conference Partners, Nurses for Nurses Network, for the Care of the Aged Client Conference aboard the Norwegian Bliss as we explore Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, and Victoria leaving from Seattle.
Outline

One of the key opportunities identified by the Royal Commission into the aged care sector is the importance of good management necessary to consistently meet the requirements of the quality and safety standards.

This Conference aims to provide you with knowledge and skill in critical areas of management in the aged care sector and the ongoing opportunity to continue your learning with our bespoke aged care managers course.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understanding of what it means to be a manager in aged care and how to use your position to enhance the aged persons experience of the service.
  • Investigate the concepts of leadership, communication, performance management, clinical governance, and succession planning to enhance your performance and the performance of your team.
  • Explore the current funding models for aged care and review key accounting strategies – from profit and loss analysis to preventing fraud to maximise the dollars available for actual service delivery.
  • Review the Aged Care Quality Standards and the role of management in staff’s ability to delivery of same.

     

Eliazbeth Wilmott BA, Grad Dip, GCM, GAICD, FLIP

 

Elizabeth has been involved in education for over 30 years. Her experience includes teaching primary secondary, adult literacy, tutoring, executive professional development, coaching and developing high performing teams.

Over the last 10+ years, Elizabeth has focused on developing individual and teams across the health sector to achieve their potential through exploring the benefits of diversity in thinking preferences, managing for mutual outcomes and challenging the status quo.

Previous roles as a manager highlighted that too often staff are not engaged in the business and have significant misconceptions about the challenges facing the organisation. Communication to employees, particularly around change, is regularly not clearly articulated to those responsible for implementing the change – with resulting frustrations for both management and staff.

​Armed with the firm conviction that workplace training should always be directly linked to the organisation’s objectives, Elizabeth strives to develop and present quality, relevant and entertaining training with a clear focus on increasing capability, effectiveness and sustainability.

Sue Walker R.N., BACH NURSING (Admin), M.P.H.C. (Palliative Care), MACN

 

Sue Walker, R.N. Bach Nursing (Admin), M.P.H.C. (Palliative Care), M.A.C.N., is the Director and co-founder of the Nurses for Nurses Network and the Nursing CPD Institute. As a Nurse Education Consultant Sue is a member of the Education Governance Committee of the Institute as well as a key contributor to the online education platform Continuing Professional Development library.

As a Registered Nurse Sue holds Degrees in Nursing and Health Administration, a Master’s Degree in Primary Health Care majoring in Palliative Care, as well as a number of certificate courses in Psychiatry of Ageing, Gerontology, Chemotherapy Administration, Training and Assessment, and is also an Accredited Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Sue has extensive experience both as a clinician, educator, and senior manager in the acute, aged care, community, and palliative care settings. Sue is passionate about making a difference to the way in which people experience the health care system.

“Healthcare should be delivered by competent, knowledgeable individuals to ensure the best possible experience for the recipient of that care. Nursing is a fabulous profession – the backbone of the healthcare system, it is the knowledge and skill of the individual Nurse that will have the greatest influence on the happiness and health outcomes of each and every client.”


The Cruise Ship

Norwegian Bliss features a revolutionary Observation Lounge for you to soak in every stunning moment, from bald eagles soaring over glaciers to dolphins splashing through warm turquoise waters. It was built in 2018 and is designed for improved energy efficiency to meet Alaska’s environmental regulations with a capacity of 4,004 guests.

Accommodation

The Haven – Hidden at the top of the ship, The Haven features our most luxurious, well-appointed accommodation as well as 24-hour butler service, concierge service and private sundeck.

Club Balcony Suite – Sublime, spacious suites ideal for the two of you or the whole family. Savour luxurious touches and breathtaking, private views.

The Haven Spa Suite – Pampering begins here. The Haven Spa Suite, Spa Mini-Suite and Spa Balcony provide a more pampering spa experience at sea with easy access to the Spa and Fitness Centre. Complimentary access to the Thermal Suite can be enjoyed during regular business hours.

Balcony Room – See the world like never before. Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open to your very own private balcony. Stylish and sophisticated appointments enhance these modern rooms.

Oceanview – Experience comfort all around you. These stylish staterooms feature fine appointments and clear ocean views.

Inside – Relax in lively style and smart sophistication. Our modern inside staterooms are highlighted with appointments like a TV, sitting area and more.

Studio – Specifically designed and priced for solo travellers, our Studios feature a full-size bed, separate bath area and access to the private Studio Lounge – no single supplement required.

Dining Options

Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, the complimentary dining options include three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, the Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chef’s Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.

Speciality Dining has 12 fantastic options. What’s best way to enjoy freshly smoked Texas barbeque at Q? Splitting a rack of ribs with friends, both old and new. Make your holiday even sweeter with rich chocolate delights from Coco’s and then raise a glass of craft beer to toast unforgettable nights at The District.

Enjoy Fabulous On Board Entertainment

Interested in a little excitement? Burn rubber at the racetrack and then challenge your friends or family to some friendly competition on the Aqua Racer. Dare to whoosh over the side of the ship on Ocean Loops before dodging lasers during an exhilarating game of laser tag. Top off all your victories by hitting the jackpot in the Bliss Casino – where an electric atmosphere buzzes late into the night.


The Program:

The program content is provided by expert Nurse Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. The education content provided in this program meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program.

No matter what conference you attend you always need accommodation, a cruise ship provides a great all-inclusive* accommodation option to enhance your Conference experience.

Education at Sea combines quality education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Nursing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure you get the most out of your education-travel experience.

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.

Itinerary
Day and Location Events
Day 1: Saturday 14th May
Departure: Seattle

Make sure you are up on deck to be a part of the “setting sail” festivities as we say farewell to Seattle..

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks and Conference Registration function.

Day 2: Sunday 15th May 
At Sea
Full Conference Day

Day 3: Monday 16th May
Ketchikan 07.00 – 15.00

 

 

13.30 – 16.30

Ketchikan is an Alaskan city facing the Inside Passage, a popular cruise route along the state’s southeastern coast. It’s known for its many Native American totem poles, on display throughout town. Nearby Misty Fiords National Monument is a glacier-carved wilderness featuring snowcapped mountains, waterfalls and salmon spawning streams. It’s also home to rich wildlife including black bears, wolves and bald eagles.

Seminar sessions – Self Directed

Day 4: Tuesday 17th May
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier
07.00 – 13.30

 

This 31-mile fjord with Sheer granite walls is why visitors come to Alaska. Plunging waterfalls. Spruce and hemlock trees clinging to the steep sides. It is the definition of pristine. Look for “bergy bits,” floating chunks of glacial ice, some looking more like sculptures, some with resting seals on top. Keep an eye open for bears, mountain goats and whales

Day 5: Wednesday 18th May
Icy Straight Point 07.00 – 17.00

Icy Strait Point, Alaska, is unique in that it is the only privately owned cruise destination in the state – owned and operated by the Huna Totem Corporation. Approximately 1,350 Alaska Natives with aboriginal ties to the nearby village of Hoonah and the Glacier Bay area make up the Huna Totem Corporation. Many of these Natives are members of the Tlingit people.
Day 6: Thursday 19th May
At Sea
Full Conference Day

Day 7: Friday 20th May

08.30 – 12.30

Victoria, Canada 12.00 – 19.00

 

19.00 – 20.00 

 

Conference Sessions

Roam the spacious lawns of stunning Butchart Gardens with its exotic flora, unusual topiary and exquisite fountains. Explore historic Bastion Square, the treasures of Chinatown and the many sights and sounds to be found along the boardwalk of the Inner Harbour.

Conference conclusion – farewell drinks and canapes

Day 8: Saturday 21st May
Seattle
Disembark – Safe travels!

 

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 enquiries@educationatsea.com.au

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

Presenter Disclosure: Education at Sea and 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

Juneau

Whale Watching, Mendenhall Glacier & Salmon Bake

Price: $295

  • Cruising through Stephens Passage looking for Humpback Whales on a private catamaran
  • Learn about the local wildlife including killer whales, sea lions, porpoises, seals and bald eagles
  • Lunch at Gold Creek where we will enjoy a fresh-grilled wild Alaskan Salmon bake
  • Visit Mendenhall Glacier Park

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

Icy Straight Point

Bear Watching and Wildlife Tour

Price $180

Your journey out to the Spasski River is a tour in itself with your local guide narrating as you travel through the Tlingit village of Hoonah and through the forests and muskegs of Chichagof Island.

You’ll want to keep an eye out for bald eagles, woodpeckers, Sitka black-tailed deer and the Alaska coastal bear. When you arrive at the river, your guide will lead you on “the trail of the bear,” a boardwalk that follows in the footsteps of the island’s largest inhabitant, as well as other wildlife that have used this area for thousands of years to access the bounty of the river and surrounding valley.

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


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 $2094 per person twin share  Includes Unlimited Drinks Package 
                                                            Includes Gratuities
                                                  
Ocean View Cabin from $2729 per person twin share  Includes Unlimited Drinks Package 
                                                            Includes Specialty Dining Package
                                                            Includes Gratuities
Balcony Cabin  from $3061 per person twin share  Includes Unlimited Drinks Package 
                                                            Includes Specialty Dining Package
                                                            Includes Gratuities
Single Occupancy Studio  from $2996                                      Includes Unlimited Drinks Package
                                                        Includes Specialty Dining Package
Conference Attendance Fee $990 per delegate
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What’s included in your Conference Registration?

  • An extensive Conference program based on current best practice information equating to 24 CPD Hours
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian land-based program
  • Conference Presenters that are recognised experts in their field and are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Conference Attendees
  • An online Conference library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience by completing pre-conference education activities
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary drinks where you can meet other Conference Attendees and network with Conference Convenors and Conference Presenter/s
  • Editable presentation-note handouts that can be downloaded to your device of choice or printed, whichever you choose
  • A Conference satchel that includes a notepad, pen, lanyard (this is important on a cruise ship to attach your room key which becomes your lifeline on a ship) and additional information to support a fantastic Conference experience
  • The opportunity to meet as a group in various open forums, in one of the many fabulous locations on the ship
  • A complimentary Farewell Drinks and Canapes Function held on the last night of the Conference to celebrate new friendships and information gained
  • A Conference Transcript that identifies each session held at the Conference including the session synopsis, session presenter, and CPD allocation
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Conference Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

Prices include exclusive conference activities, selected cabin accommodation, meals, entertainment, gratuities, fees and taxes. Guest price includes all of the above with the exception of the seminar fee. Gratuities, fees and taxes are subject to change without notice. Norwegian Cruise Line has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non refundable deposit of $250 pp is due at time of booking with the balance payable by 21st February 2022.

Ultimate Drinks Package – Enjoy a wide selection of soft drinks, beers, spirits, cocktails, wines by the glass and bottled or draft beer during your entire cruise.

 

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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