Nurse In-Service Courses

Epworth HealthCare provides a comprehensive in-service program to update skills and knowledge, and to train staff for clinical supervision duties.


Epworth In-Service Courses 2012

The Deteriorating Patient

To improve knowledge in relation to early detection, care and management of the adult patient whose condition is deteriorating.


Documentation and the Law Series

Documentation, the Coroners Court and Medication Errors so staff can understand potential and actual consequences of errors, including reviewing case studies of incidents that have occurred in Australian hospitals.


Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation Course

A theory and practical skills course covering anatomy, patient assessment, and the legal and patient safety requirements for intravenous cannulation. The Practical skills session allows participants to practice selection of appropriate sites and techniques for peripheral cannulation.


ECG Revision Course

The ECG revision workshop is for Registered Nurses who monitor cardiac rhythms in their clinical area and who have had ECG education in the past but may need some help to further develop their ECG knowledge and increase their confidence with ECGs diagnosis. Arrhythmia and ischemia/infarction diagnosis, causes, effects on haemodynamic profile and management strategies will also be covered.


Adult Life Support Workshop

An intensive workshop which covers Adult Life Support protocols, specifically treatment of life threatening arrhythmias. It covers rhythm recognition, drug therapy, intraosseous insertion and administration, transcutaneous pacing, and resuscitation management of the adult patient.


Basic Life Support (BLS) Train the Trainer (TTT) and  BLS TTT Refresher Course


BLS Train the Trainer is designed for those staff who have not been a BLS assessors in the past. We go over the Epworth Eastern protocols for BLS, discuss techniques of assessment and competencies how to give positive and negative feedback.


BLS TTT Refresher – Is designed for those who have been assessors previously but would like an update. Quick overview of BLS and Met call protocols and an update of any changes that have been made. A debrief with how assessors are managing, and a discussion with some strategies that can used in difficult or challenging situations.


Clinical Supervision 1

The Clinical Supervision 1 course incorporates a combination of theoretical and hands-on approaches that equips staff to successfully undertake preceptorship and mentorship roles with undergraduate and graduate nurses.

It covers topics such as:


  • Adult learning principles
  • Individual learning and behaviour styles
  • Assessing and evaluating student learning and performance
  • Completion of university and tafe assessments and documentation requirements
  • Communication and feedback techniques
  • Providing support and guidance that assists development of new skills and critical thinking.


The In-Service program is available to Epworth nursing staff.