23 - 24 July, 2019 | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, VIC

Louise Kortum

Senior Clinical Coordinator - Ambulatory Care Services
Mercy Hospital for Women

2:30 PM EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSION: Planning For a Future-Ready Workforce to Address the Rising Pressures Imposed by an Aging Population and the Prevalence of Technology

With projections for a significant shortage of nurses in the year 2020, the need to plan for the workforce of the future has never been greater. Unfortunately, what with technology, changing expectations and high acuity nursing with more complex patients, the pressure on our nurses is mounting. This panel will discuss:

  • Changing expectations of nurses in their role – a frank discussion about how nurses are coping with their mounting workloads and why leadership must intervene to support nurses
  • Ongoing and frequent training is critical to establish strong capabilities in leadership, technology and management, with case scenarios and learning by doing as great ways to train and educate
  • The need for more consistency in orientation programs to ensure strong foundational skills for our graduate nurses
  • Testing the technology with nurses to ensure usability and that it is truly in the nurses’ best interests


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Louise.

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