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The first day of the three-day conference began with discussion among the chairs of each regional division on current issues. What emerged was the differing support offered to practice nurses by different primary health organisations (PHOs) and independent practice associations (IPAs). Support ranged from the PHO/IPA providing all practice nurse education to no support. The discussion raised the issue of the changing role of the college in providing education in the current and future primary health care (PHC PHC Primary health care, see there ) environment.
More than 220 delegates were then welcomed with a powhiri to the college AGM AGM annual general meeting
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AGM n abbr (= annual general meeting) → JHV f and conference by Tainui kaumatua Kaumatua are respected tribal elders of either gender in a Māori community who have been involved with their whānau for a number of years. They are appointed by their people who believe the chosen elders have the capacity to teach and guide both current and future . The college's strategic plan was ratified at the AGM.
Presentations on the second day of the conference were opened by MidCentral District Health Board's (DHB DHB District Health Board (New Zealand)
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A clinical virologist virologist
microbiologist specializing in virology. for the Canterbury DHB, Lance Jennings, provided an informative session on the virology virology, study of viruses and their role in disease. Many viruses, such as animal RNA viruses and viruses that infect bacteria, or bacteriophages, have become useful laboratory tools in genetic studies and in work on the cellular metabolic control of gene expression and epidemiology of influenza. "An influenza vaccine influenza vaccine Flu vaccine A vaccine recommended for those at high risk for serious complications from influenza: > age 65; Pts with chronic diseases of heart, lung or kidneys, DM, immunosuppression, severe anemia, nursing home and other chronic-care does not work unless it is in someone's arm" was his message. He also discussed the background behind the growing conviction internationally that the avian 'flu is the next potential pandemic.
The next speaker was Sven Hansen Sir Sven Wohlford Hansen, 1st Baronet MBE (1 April 1876–9 October 1958) was a Welsh shipowner and shipbuilder.
Hansen was born in South Wales, the son of Carl Frederick Hansen, a shipowner of Scandinavian extraction. , a doctor who lectures around New Zealand New Zealand (zē`lənd), island country (2005 est. pop. 4,035,000), 104,454 sq mi (270,534 sq km), in the S Pacific Ocean, over 1,000 mi (1,600 km) SE of Australia. The capital is Wellington; the largest city and leading port is Auckland. and Australia on the importance of emotional physical and intellectual resilience. In his conference address, he focused on building resilience through body, heart, mind and spirit.
A keynote speaker in the afternoon was nurse practitioner nurse practitioner
n. Abbr. NP
A registered nurse with special training for providing primary health care, including many tasks customarily performed by a physician. (NP) Michal Boyd. A NP for older adults in the PHC sector, she spoke on the importance of moving from an acute "fix-it" model of care delivery to the more effective and professionally satisfying "lifestyle coaching" model. Her presentation focused on the positive ways practice nurses could influence clients to make healthy life style choices to assist them to manage their chronic conditions. She urged practice nurses to use this approach in their implementation of Care Plus programmes and to ensure the opportunities to make a real difference to clients' health and chronic conditions were not lost.
Keynote speaker, professor of nursing (clinical chair) at Massey University Massey University (Māori: Te Kunenga ki Purehuroa) is New Zealand's largest university with approximately 40,000 students. It has campuses in Palmerston North (sites at Turitea and Hokowhitu), Wellington (in the suburb of Mt Cook) and , Jenny Carryer, discussed the political and policy changes occurring in the PHC sector since 2001, focusing on strategic developments occurring in nursing services. The Government's Investing in Health document was, she said, "the blueprint for the success of primary health nursing".
She discussed the work that is occurring around achieving new graduate programmes for primary health nursing. She also challenged practice nurses to consider a name change from practice nurse to primary health nurse, to recognise the philosophy of the PHC strategy.
Creating positive change
Chair of the college, Rosemary Minto, introduced the college's strategic plan to delegates, urging practice nurses to be active and motivated to create positive change in their nursing practice. She urged them to examine and prescribe to the hallmarks of a professional practice environment, promoted by the Magnet programme in the United States.
The inaugural Obex award of $1500 was won by Golden Bay practice nurse Brenda Bruning. She spoke on the implementation of a men's health Men's Health Definition
Men's health is concerned with identifying, preventing, and treating conditions that are most common or specific to men. clinic in a general practice. The other finalists' presentations were on benign positional vertigo (Rosemary Minto), Care Plus and practice nursing (Cathryn Henty) and evidence-based nursing practice from a practice nursing viewpoint (Liss Lloyd).
The final speaker of the day was mental health nurse educator Robyn Baladeros, whose master's research focused on mental health nurses' perceptions of clinical supervision. Her presentation highlighted the advantages of clinical supervision for practice nurses.
A number of awards were announced at the conference dinner. The winner of the $2500 Health Service Welfare Society scholarship was Jan Prestige of Dunedin. The Ginny Hinton Tall Poppy award went to Jeannette Osborne, Tauranga.Karen Rodgers, Wellingto and Heather Sedon, Hamilto both received Awards for Service to the college.
Speakers on the last day of conference included Harre and a Health and Disability Deputy Commissioner Tania
Mental health nurse Jacqui Wood examined what it meant to have good mental health and how to promote this for clients using holistic perspectives. Leadership expert and corporate coach Aiden Holliday spoke on leadership and maintaining a balance in life.
Integrating research into practice
The last speaker was clinical professor of nursing at Waikato DHB, Ken Walsh, who discussed the benefits and challenges inherent in applying research in the clinical setting. He leads practice development initiatives and undertakes clinically relevant nursing research. In his work he has found that to integrate research into practice requires that a nurse is passionate about the practice being researched, that the nurse "owns" the results, and that changes get embedded in practice, with a team approach to change.
College members will be able to purchase DVDs of the conference proceedings for a small fee to cover production costs. Check the website for more details: www.practicenurses.co.nz. Next year's conference will be in Wellington.
Abridged conference report by college chair Rosemary Minto.