Its not too late - Registrations are still being taken for the QLD and VIC events!
Wednesday, 11 November
Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm AEST
Theme: Go with the Flo
- Outreach Renal Transplant Workshops for First Nations People of Queensland | Garry Torrrens
- Assessment of Cognition | Pauline Nicholas
- Bringing Care to the Communities: An Innovative Approach for the Next Decade | Jillian Day
Thursday, 12 November
Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm AEDT
Theme: Moving Forward
- Renal and COVID-19 - the RMH Experience | Maria Safe
- Big Red Kidney Bus & COVID-19 | Jane Crossett
- Australian Clinical Workforce - Renal Physiology |Kristen Schuck
- A Case of Severe Acute Kidney Injury | Dr Dan Tran
- A Recent Patient Experience | Michael Rojales
- Interdialytic Weight Gain in Haemodialysis & Christmas | Dr Edward Zimbudzi
RSA Branch Virtual Symposia Series - Another RSA Member Benefit
A special thank you...
Below is Felicite Nderagakura's story. Felicite is a recipient of the University of Tasmania (UTas) and the Renal Society of Australasia (RSA) postgraduate nursing study scholarship. This scholarship offers students a percentage reduction on their HECS fees.
2020 has been a year like no other for Australia and the world at large. The presence of COVID-19 has enabled us to reassess those things that are precious and live life more intentionally. For my household, we welcomed our first child, and I graduated from The University of Tasmania with a Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Renal Specialisation). This was made possible by the generous availability of scholarships offered by the Renal Society of Australasia. As a Registered Nurse working in rural Australia, this qualification is invaluable, and I am grateful to have been given this opportunity to further my education at a time when the world seemed to have stood still.
I first encountered renal patients as a new nurse working in a medical ward in North West Queensland. Their presenting and underlying conditions intrigued me to seek an opportunity to work with them. Two years later, I was offered a position in the haemodialysis unit, and I have not looked back. The relationships formed with patients and their families is second to none, and possessing a specialised qualification enables for the provision of up to date, evidence-based care to renal patients in the North West.
To the Renal Society of Australasia, thank you for supporting my journey to empowerment. I am now a confident, knowledgeable and equipped Renal Nurse ready to provide care that is specific and inclusive.
University of Tasmania - Postgraduate Nursing Information Webinar
CommuniquePlus readers are invited to join UTas Postgraduate Nursing experts for an information webinar, where you will have the opportunity to ask questions about their online study options.
This webinar will cover the application process, the necessary supporting documents you will need and course structure, as well as including opportunitites to ask questions.
RSA 2019-2020 Annual Report
|Key Stakeholder Partner Updates
The competition is heating up!
The Kidney Health Red Socks Appeal has begun and the kidney community have pulled their socks up to help raise vital funds for kidney disease. Winners of last year’s Big Red Kidney Walk Shield, Epworth Eastern Renal Unit, have once again out done themselves already raising over $2,700! We want to maintain the competitive spirit from last year’s Walk, so the Big Red Kidney Walk Shield is up for grabs during the Red Sock Appeal. Can you win the Shield for your unit?
Your renal unit can still get involved! Simply register to host a Kidney Health Red Sock event at your renal unit here and start fundraising - you have until November 30 to host your event and fundraise.
Learn more here...
Please take a moment.... Please read the advertisement below from Philips another wonderful RSA industry supporter.