PACT Pelvic Assessment for Continence Training: A Practice Development and Accreditation Program for Continence Practitioners
The PACT program is a practice development and accreditation program designed to develop confidence and competence in performing both female and male pelvic examination for continence assessment, endorsed by the Royal Collage of Nursing Australia.
The weekend PACT program will run over 2 half-day sessions: Friday 4.00-8.30pm and Saturday 11.00am-4.30pm.
The course will be run on 3 occasions in 2014,
28th February to 1st March,
May/June and September; later dates to be confirmed.
The Course fee is $750.00.
Attendance attracts 10 RCNA Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) points as part of RCNA's Life Long Learning Program (3LP)
The program utilises a range of teaching and learning methods delivered by healthcare professionals, Professor Turner, O&G consultant Dr Nathan, senior nursing and physiotherapist continence practitioners and Clinical Teaching Associates (CTAs).
The core learning experiences are authentic role-play scenarios with experienced Clinical Teaching Associates trained to teach and accredit sensitive pelvic floor examinations. The focus of learning is on putting theoretical knowledge into practice in a safe learning environment.
The overall aims of the program are to:
Some comments from previous participants:
"Extremely valuable learning exercise. It has improved my confidence to perform DVE/DRE."
"I am more competent and confident in the examination of the pelvic floor."
"This was all facilitated by the wonderful CTAs!"
You can register your interest in participating in the course on the PACT Registration page.
Payment for the course can be made at the PACT Online Payment site. Complete the first page with your personal details and then proceed to make the payment. Please do not make a payment until you have received confirmation of your course registration.
Visit the Continence Foundation of Australia website for more information about bowel and bladder health.
Accommodation and airfares should not be booked until you have received confirmation of your course registration.
40 Brooker Avenue, Hobart
Fountainside Hotel offers 4-star accommodation and has been fully refurbished, with king size beds and fabulous bathrooms, 24-hour reception and a dining room for breakfasts and dinner. It is within easy walking distance of the Royal Hobart Hospital, the Hobart waterfront and Salamanca Market.
58 Collins Street, Hobart
Hotel Collins is the ideal accommodation for business or pleasure and is located in the CBD and close to the waterfront. Designed by leading architects, the Hotel's elliptical form rises elegantly above its original Wapping Street faÃ§ade which retains its historic links but provides a contemporary expression with the Hobart CBD. It is within easy walking distance of the Royal Hobart Hospital, the Hobart waterfront and Salamanca Market.
1 Davey Street, Hobart
Hotel Grand Chancellor is a 4.5 star hotel, well positioned overlooking the harbour, with panoramic views of Derwent River or Mt Wellington and the city. Enjoy contemporary dining at Restaurant Tasman or relax over a quiet drink in The Atrium Lounge Bar while taking in the magnificent views over the waterfront. It is within easy walking distance of the Royal Hobart Hospital and Salamanca Market.
As the conference is held in the heart of Hobart, a wide variety of other accommodation options are available for people ranging from backpacker to 5-star hotels, all within walking distance from the conference venue.
Authorised by the Head of School, Medicine
5 December, 2013