The Respiratory Patient

Gold Coast

Crowne Plaza Hotel | Surfers Paradise

1 November – 6 November 2020

The Respiratory Patient


Join us and our Conference Partners, Nurses For Nurses Network, for the Respiratory Patient Conference on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland.

This conference is applicable to every area of Nursing/Paramedics, from the acute setting in the emergency department, to the ward Nurse managing a patient with emphysema. Respiratory disorders are increasing and are considered one of the most common disorders affecting all ages.

All Nurses must have advanced knowledge of the red flags and associated clinical presentation of a patient deteriorating with a respiratory disorder regardless of the primary condition of their admission.

Developing knowledge on how to recognise and perform advanced clinical assessment on a patient who is deteriorating is an expectation of the evolving role of the clinical Nurse.

In this conference, we will explore the assessment of a patient with a variety of clinical disorders and emphasis will be given to respiratory disorders. The teaching methodology will contain clinical scenarios that will assist the Nurse to recognise clinical deterioration and apply a critical thinking approach.

The communication strategies to support patient assessment will also be investigated. Assertion training is incorporated into the conference content in recognition of this skill as a vital component of ensuring effective communication within the healthcare team.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the skills required to recognise and undertake clinical assessment of the patient with respiratory disease
  • Review a variety of clinical conditions relating to respiratory disease and disorders
  • Discuss respiratory disorders affecting children through to the older adult
  • Discover how to apply critical thinking via a scenario-based teaching approach. Gain assertiveness skills to enhance effective communication, and timely intervention, within the healthcare team


Anne Evans-Murray


R.N., B. Health Science, Grad. Cert. Critical Care, MACN, ACCCN Critical Care Credentialed Nurse, Grad. Dip. Education, Master of Education, Dip. Professional Counseling, Dip. Advanced Psychotherapy, Cert. IV Workplace Training & Assessment, Advanced Life Support Instructor.

Anne has a passion for teaching which she does in an unpretentious way that ensures you will not only understand and retain what she presents but will enjoy this learning experience. She has extensive experience of over 26 years lecturing for Gold Coast Health District and Griffith University.

Currently, she is a guest lecturer at Bond University medical school. Anne is a frequent presenter at workshops, conferences & seminars throughout Australia & New Zealand on subjects such as high dependency nursing, cardiac arrhythmias & ECG interpretation, chest x-rays interpretation, clinical assessment of the deteriorating patient, assertion training and leadership. She conducts accredited advanced life support training for nurses, doctors and paramedics.



For information relating to the conference program and content please contact the Nurses for Nurses Network on 07 4151 3884 or via email at 

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

Join us the day before the conference starts as we visit the stunning Lamington National Park and O’reilly’s Vineyard. Located in the Gold Coast Hinterland the Lamington National Park is a World Heritage listed site of over 20 000ha featuring some of the world’s most exotic landscapes, flora and fauna. Lunch and Wine tasting is included in the tour price.

Full details on Conference Page

Evening: Enjoy this opportunity to mingle with the other attendees at the complimentary drinks.


Topics covered in today’s sessions:

-Respiratory Assessment and lung sounds
-Respiratory and Cardiac complications
-Uncommon Respiratory Disorders

1800: If you’re staying at the accommodation & are at a loss of what to do – join Sue at the Hotel main bar area for a chat & a bite to eat.


Topics covered in today’s sessions:

-Childhood Respiratory Disorders
-Respiratory emergencies
-Assessment of Post Op Complications
-History of Ventilation CPAP / BiPAP

Evening: Conference dinner and Drinks

DAY FOUR: Wednesday
Optional Tamborine Mountain Tour:  $119
Evening: Option Dinner at Dracula’s Cabaret
Full details on Tour Page
DAY FIVE: Thursday
Topics covered in today’s sessions:
  • Interpretation of Chest x-rays
  • Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest in Special Circumstances
  • Interpretation of Arterial and Venous Blood Gas Analysis

Evening Suggested Activity: Explore Pacific FaIr

DAY FIVE: Friday

Topics covered in today’s sessions:

-Respiratory disorders, Influenza Pandemics and the Associated effect on the Heart
-Assessment of the elderly patient with chronic emphysema
-SBAR and communication of the Expert Nurse/ Paramedic Knowledge + Critical thinking + Assertion


Please click here for the itinerary 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:
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




O’reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards & Lamington National Park: $195
Sunday 1st November 2020
Join us the day before the conference starts as we visit the stunning Lamington National Park and O’reilly’s Vineyard. Located in the Gold Coast Hinterland the Lamington National Park is a World Heritage listed site of over 20 000ha featuring some of the world’s most exotic landscapes, flora and fauna. Lunch and Wine tasting is included in the tour price.
Price includes: Three Course Lunch & Wine Tasting






Tamborine Mountain Tour: $119
Wednesday 4th November 2020
We start the day driving through the amazing Eucalyptus Forests with stunning Gold Coast Views! First we stop off at the Tamborine Mountain Winery for a delicious Devonshire Morning Tea, Scones Jam & Cream with tea or coffee and Wine Tasting at one of Queensland’s Top Wine Cellars! We then head to the iconic Gallery Walk: with plenty of time to wander through over 70 stores, selling everything from fashion, jewellery, cottage industry arts and crafts, produce, cellar door outlets, chocolate, fudge, food outlets and cafes. On the way back home we will stop at Skywalk:. A breathtaking 1.5 km combination of forest floor trails, 300 metres of high-tech steel bridges through the highest points of the upper canopy, and a 40 metre cantilever bridge that sits a breathtaking 30 metres above the creek and rainforest below.
Morning tea included:





Dracula’s Cabaret & Dinner: $125
Wednesday 4th November 2020
The ultimate Nightlife Entertainment Experience on the Gold Coast
Your VIP Ticket includes
  • Ghost Train Ride
  • Quality 3-Course Dinner: 
  • Full Show
  • Priority Entrance & Exclusive Access to the Venue at the Start of the Night
  • Finger Food and Sparkling Wine on Arrival
  • Dracula’s Souvenir VIP Necklace
  • Premium Seating
  • Transport to and from the venue

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.

Single Occupancy: Superior Room $850 Includes Breakfast Daily
Twin Share: Superior room $490 Includes Breakfast Daily
Conference Attendance Fee $1090 Includes GST
Guest Dinner Ticket $120 
Nurses for Nurses Membership details Please click here

Conference Attendance Fee: What’s Included

  • Four conference days presented by an expert in the field – jam packed with exceptional content that will enthuse your clinical practice.
  • Morning & Afternoon tea and lunch on each conference day
  • Conference Dinner and Drinks (guest tickets available)
  • Parking on conference Days (overnight parking additional)
  • Conference satchel
  • Conference Workbook

Accommodation Package : What’s Included

  • Five Nights Superior Room at Crowne Plaza Hotel
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • WI-FI

Prices are subject to change & availability and exclude airfares, meals other than those stated above and gratuities. Education at Sea has reserved the right to re-cost pricing in the event of significant currency fluctuations. A non refundable deposit of $200 per person is due at time of booking with the final balance payable by the 28th September 2020.

Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure: 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 conference.

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