CENA Emergency Nursing Webinar Series

The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia have partnered with Think, Ask, Learn to deliver all fellows and members a monthly webinar series.

Each month a new presentation will be delivered live via webcast at 2000 AEST. The presentation will also be available for members to download for the 30 days following the live presentation, so if you can’t swap your shift to attend ‘live’ listen in later on for some evidence-based updates on ED care.

January 17th

What’s New? – A review of change over the last 12 months

February 7th

Hour of Power – Eyes/Epistaxis

March 7th

Managing a neonatal resus

March 28th (no webinar in April)

Seizure – No need to panic


May 2nd

Calming the Panic of Disaster Management


June 6th

“Just going to give your dad a trachy”…
A guide to the difficult airway


July 18th (date change due to school holidays)

Common Things are Common – Best practice from the ED


August 1st

Mental Health Update


September 5th

Triage – Make decisions faster and safer

Triage Area W/Graphic FloorBoss XLâ?¢ Floor Sign

October 10th

Shock – what is it good for!


November 21st

Assessing and managing spinal injuries

Illustration of a spinal cord injury. [02JUN2014 BROADSHEET HEALTH LEAD]

December 5th

Common Presentations in the first 30 days of life


Webinar Start Time

Please see below for start time in your state:

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: • Outline the ICLOR and ARC changes to resuscitation • Understand the new treatment options for Emergency presentations • Explore the interesting research findings and see if applicable to ED • Outline important research findings from 2016
Learning Outcomes: • Outline the assessment and triage of patients with eye complaints • Explore the emergency interventions required for patients with eye complaints • Understand the pathophysiology on epistaxis • Describe the treatment options of the patient with epistaxis
Learning Outcomes: • Describe the pathophysiology changes in a neonate at birth • Discuss appropriate assessment of newborns • Understand the treatment for neonate in distress • Outline a treatment strategy for the early management of traumatic brain injury
Learning Outcomes: • Explore the reasons for a patient presenting to the ED with seizures • Understand the use and role of medication to assist in the treatment of seizure disorder • Discuss critical decision-making in the medical evaluation of suspected seizure • Review the treatment & management of seizures • Describe the considerations in special populations such as pregnancy
Learning Outcomes: • Understand how to react effectively to natural, man-made, and technological threats • Explore the disaster management plans and how they effect hospital performance • Discuss the likely disasters that may occur within the Australian context
Learning Outcomes: • Understand the likelihood of occurrence of a difficult airway in the emergency department • Explore the failed intubation drill for intubating a patients • Discuss the human factors applicable to assisting with the difficult airway • Examine the equipment required for a surgical airway within the ED
Learning Outcomes: • Outline the common illnesses and injuries that present to emergency department • Understand the assessment techniques required for these presentations • Explore the evidence that supports their emergency care • Identify opportunities for improvement in your department for common presentations
Learning Outcomes: • Explore assessment techniques for patient with mental health condition • Understand the data around suicide in Australia • Discuss the treatment options for mental health patients within the ED • Examine how the mental health act effects your department
Learning Outcomes: • Understand how triage decisions effect department flow • Make a distinction between the concepts of urgency, severity and complexity of illness and injury • Explore cases of difficult decision making • Identify how triage decision can be made safely and efficiently
Learning Outcomes: • Outline factors necessary to achieve adequate tissue oxygenation • Describe how preload and after load influences perfusion • List the causes of hypovolemic, cardiogenic, neurogenic, anaphylactic, and septic shock • Describe pathophysiology as a basis for signs and symptoms associated with the progression through the stages of shock
Learning Outcomes: • Describe the incidence, morbidity, and mortality related to spinal injury • Predict mechanisms of injury that are likely to cause spinal injury • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the spine and spinal cord • Outline the general assessment of a patient with suspected spinal injury • Identify prehospital management of the patient with spinal injuries
Learning Outcomes: • Identify assessment items for evaluating the critically ill neonate • Understand the basic principles and perform appropriate steps in resuscitation and stabilization of the critically ill neonate • Outline the common cause of neonate presentations to the ED • Explore the management plan for dealing with the critically ill neonate
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Information for iPhone/iPad Users

  • The live webinar uses an Adobe product. To watch the live presentation users will need to download the free app “Adobe® Connect™ Mobile for iOS” from the app store.
  • Users then need to cut and paste the link into the app browser to access the session.
  • To watch the webinars at a later date, you will need to download Photon app ($6.49 from iTunes Store)
  • Other Mac products such as laptops and desktops are not affected by this and can be viewed through their browser. We have quite a number of people that login on iPads without any issues.