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Dr Pam Savage R.N., Dip N (Lon), BA, MHPEd, Dip Law, EdDoc, MACN

The Nursing CPD Institute

  

Pam has an extensive background in clinical Nursing, education, and remote area Nursing both in Australia and overseas. 

As a Lawyer and Clinician, this background is brought to her role as adjunct Lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as Aboriginal Health Workers. 

Pam is a Barrister at Bar (NSW) and a published author and her book “Law for Student Nurses: applied principles” is now in its third edition. 

A major focus of her current work has been designing undergraduate and postgraduate law courses for Nurses and community health workers.  As a regular contributor to the Nursing CPD Institute, her blogs and webinars address issues of professional and legal governance that have relevance to Nurses working in many environments.

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Law and Ethics Program Module 5: Criminal Law 

Dr Pam Savage
Law and Ethics Program Module 5: Criminal Law
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Law and Ethics Program: Module 2 - Professional Governance and Regulation 

Dr Pam Savage - The Nursing CPD Institute
The legal and professional obligations that Nurses must satisfy can be a source of anxiety and confusion. Some areas of practice carry risks to the client or colleagues. Understanding the sources of control and the standards expected for Nurses can aid the clinician in their decision making and meeting legal requirements.
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Dealing with Violence 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
Violence towards ourselves, colleagues, patient and their families occurs. Recognising the triggers or habits of violence that underlie aggression can give some insight into avoiding or defusing situations. Acknowledging that violence can occur is itself an inhibiting factor. Strategies and protocols can be used to assist and the legal consequences to a perpetrator can give direction to communication aimed to correct behaviour.
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The Right to Refuse vs Professional Recognition of Risk 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
While we understand the absolute need for client consent, faced with a refusal to consent we experience anxiety. The ethical and legal considerations for the client may not lessen our own anxiety given our knowledge that there are increased risks in providing our care.
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How we can apply the Tort of Negligence to Practice 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
The civil law tort of negligence is the most likely cause of action against health practitioners.
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Mandatory and Voluntary Reporting - when to notify 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
The requirement for mandatory reporting exists in various legislation. Certainly, there are professional obligations imposed on registered Nurses by their profession. However, there are other areas that relate to Nursing that have legal requirements to notify.
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Regulation and Professional Governance 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
Delegated powers created AHPRA under the National Law regulating health professionals. For Nurses and Midwives, the Nursing and Midwifery Board under AHPRA is directly responsible.
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The Tort of Defamation and Relationship to Social Media 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
An enormous increase in defamation actions has occurred in response to social media use and these findings give directions for care and consideration about posting to websites.
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Risk Management understanding the concepts 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
This webinar will explore the language and legislative requirements for risk management activities and discuss ways we can incorporate these into our practice.
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Policies and Protocols How to identify needs or clinical mismatches  

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
The risks of failing to adhere to policy or protocols is real, the professional must have the capacity to determine currency and appropriateness of directions and to take steps to put in place current and relevant nursing directions.
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Good Samaritan law and nursing ethical obligations 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
This webinar will discuss the law and the nursing ethical obligations that give direction and reassurance to professionals who find themselves in such situations.
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Drugs that sound the same and the TGA response 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
The Therapeutic Drugs Administration is legislated to address and direct the naming and use of all pharmaceutical products in Australia. Nurses need to be aware of what are approved therapies and acknowledge there are dangers in using alternative or nonapproved interventions.
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Unregulated health workers and the Nurse’s responsibilities 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
For many years the reliance on unregulated health care workers to provide direct patient care in all environments has been questioned, reviewed and researched.
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Understanding and Addressing Bullying Among Nurses 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist
Articulating not only what is bullying but responding to both the reality and the perception of bullying is a real issue.
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Perceptions and Expectations: Conflicts for nurses 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
The role of the Nurse has changed and the expectations about what is a Nurse can be quite different between each generation of Nurses as well as those of society.
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Balancing Acts for Nurses: Restraint and Confidentiality Issues for Children 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist
The law is clear for mental health providers but emergency and aged care nurses regularly face situations that need to be carefully managed to avoid physical or chemical injuries to clients and conflicts for staff.
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Drug Administration Issues: Some cases of professional failure 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
This webinar will look at some published cases and the results of investigations. The aim is to highlight the underlying causes and consider risk management strategies that must be considered in any work environment.
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Rules for Organ Donation and Force Feeding 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
Knowing the rights of clients to refuse nutrition and the obligations for making decisions about implementing and maintaining feeding regimes that are distressing or ineffective can lessen anxiety and conflict in care situations.
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Code of Conduct: Nursing and Midwifery 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
You may have been invited to undertake this. It is timely therefore to consider these in light of failures by individuals and contemplate how these standards not only give direction to the profession but set the standards to judge individuals accused of failures.
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Patient Restraint Issues 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
Decisions about the type and use of restraint are often made in hurried and pressured circumstances. There has been concern that restraints are used in some instances as a means of coercion, discipline, convenience or retaliation by staff.
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Clinical Handover 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - TheThe Nursing CPD Institute
This webinar will provide guidance for developing effective information transmission in light of research about communication and best practice.
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Clinical Reasoning Skills and Adverse Events 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
Research has shown that Nurses with effective clinical reasoning skills have a positive impact on patient outcomes; conversely, those with poor clinical reasoning skills often fail to detect impending patient deterioration (Aiken et al 2003).
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Future trends in aged care – how societal changes will impact the future of care delivery – the Nursing ethics of discrimination 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
The demands of funding, resources, client expectations, extended stay in acute care, and lack of community placements create pressures that can lead to negative attitudes and ill-considered comments that can be interpreted by seniors and their families as discriminatory and unprofessional.
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What are the legal, cultural requirements and Nursing responsibilities after a death? 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
For many nurses it has been a long time since they were taught the procedures of caring for the deceased client. Over time the protocols for preparation have altered in line with requirements for autopsy, coronial and police investigations. While the majority of deaths require no investigation there are often anxieties about these protocols and the actions of the nurse working in various environments.
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Being a Witness in a Coronial Inquest 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
Inquests are held in around 20 per cent of Coroner's Inquiries therefore there is a real chance a nurse may be called to be a witness. This is a source of anxiety as the coronial system, procedures and requirements are relatively unknown. This webinar will explore questions nurses have and give insight into procedures that precede and include inquest requirements.
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Duty of Care 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
How the law interprets a situation when a claim that the duty has been failed and how professionally a nurse can effectively and legally delegate their duty will be addressed in this webinar.
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Racism, Bullying, and Nursing 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
Examining complaints about bullying and racism in nursing is difficult. How it is expressed and what laws provide protection and guidance will be examined in this webinar.
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Documentation A life Raft for Nurses 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
Looking at documentation from a legal protection perspective, can change attitudes. This webinar aims to provide direction for reporting accurately to professional and legal standards.
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What are the areas of law that effect Nursing Practice? 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session discuss the areas of law that effect Nursing practice.
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End of Life Issues and the Law 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Pam will discuss the end of life issues that Nurses deal with and the legal implications that surround same.
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Law, Ethics, and Common Sense 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Pam will discuss how the consequences of poor communication and work place practice can lead to legal and professional investigation.
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Coronial Inquest 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Pam will discuss the nursing issues surrounding a Coronial inquest.
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Indemnity Insurance and Contracts 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Pam will explore the issue of Indemnity Insurance and Contracts.
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Legislation and the Impact on Nursing Practice 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Pam will discuss the legislation that surrounds medications and the impact on Nursing practice
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Consent, The Troublesome Extras 

Dr Pam Savage, Nurse Education Specialist - The Nursing CPD Institute
In this session Pam will Explore clinical practice examples to determine just what protocols might be valuable strategies for protection.

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