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Contact PSA Victorian branch

Phone: 03 9389 4000 Fax: 03 9389 4044 Email: vic.branch@psa.org.au Victorian Education Page: Click here

The information on this page may be subject to change.

Calendar of Victorian and National events

Sep
27
Wed
2017
CPD Planning Tool Webinar – 27 September 2017 @ online via webinar
Sep 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

CPD planning tool webinar

Know that you will walk away from this webinar with a completed CPD plan using PSA’s CPD Planning Tool in time for September 30. If you have yet to establish a CPD plan or is having difficulty completing one using the CPD Planning Tool then this webinar is for you. This webinar is designed for a small group of 6 with a dedicated PSA pharmacist facilitator that will assist and answer any practical questions relating to the tool. The platform is designed for screen sharing which will enable an interactive experience. This webinar has been created to provide support to members who may not be available to attend our workshop but requires assistance with the CPD planning tool.

You will be sent by email a link to access the webinar at the scheduled time and instructions on how to use the webinar platform. Noting that the Apple ipad does not support this webinar platform and we ask that you source another device if you would like to participate in this webinar.

Did you know?

Pharmacists are required to develop a CPD plan to determine their professional development requirements relevant to their scope of practice. This is in accordance with the revised Registration Standard: Continuing professional development published by the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA). This plan needs to be completed by September 30 of each year.

How can we help you achieve this?

This is an interactive webinar where:

  • You will receive an overview of the CPD Registration Standard and how to use PSA’s CPD Planning Tool.
  • You will have a PSA pharmacist facilitator that will personally assist you and answer any practical questions relating to the tool using the screening sharing functionality of webinar platform so that you can complete your CPD plan.

What we need from you?

So that you get as much out of this webinar, we highly encourage you to familiarise yourself with PSA’s CPD Planning Tool which can be accessed on this link: http://www.psa.org.au/my-career-and-cpd-plans/cpd-2.

This workshop is opened exclusively to PSA members free of charge. There are limited spaces and for this reason we ask that you honour your commitment. Should you register and don’t show up, there will be a $25 administration fee. This webinar will not be accredited for CPD credits as the bulk of the session is dedicated to providing you with assistance with the CPD Planning Tool.

Facilitator
PSA Professional Development Team

 

Oct
3
Tue
2017
Codeine Rescheduling: Engaging patients and creating community networks – webinar @ Online
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Overview:

Pain management continues to be one of the greatest challenges in modern healthcare, with chronic pain affecting 1 in 5 Australians. The complexity and individual nature of chronic pain makes this condition challenging to treat, yet pain is one of the most common reasons people seek help.

Many patients with chronic pain use opioids, including non-prescription codeine.

Adverse effects of long term use of opioids include physical dependence, tolerance and addiction.

The stigma associated with chronic pain and long-term opioid use has traditionally created a barrier to patient engagement and care. Approaching customers about opioid dependence and addiction can be difficult and confronting. However, with the up-scheduling of codeine approaching, there has never been a greater imperative or a better time for pharmacists to engage their patients positively and proactively.

Pharmacists are ideally placed to be part of a multidisciplinary approach to opioid dependence and addiction. In order to be part of this approach, it is imperative to open up dialogue with other health professionals, build local networks, and create referral pathways for patients. By developing relationships with both local healthcare networks and individual patients, pharmacists can maximise opportunities for collaboration, reduce patient stigma, improve patients’ health outcomes and build loyalty within their customer base.

Join clinical pharmacist Joyce McSwan and learn how to take a proactive approach in the management of opioid dependence, tolerance and addiction. This session will highlight how to positively initiate and continue conversations with patients about their pain management and opioid use. Furthermore, it will discuss the role pharmacists can play in conjunction with other health professionals, and how to build local networks to create sustainable referral pathways.

Time

ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC – 8.00pm
QLD – 7.00pm
SA  – 7:30pm
NT – 6:30pm
WA – 5.00pm

In order to register for this event, you must be a PSA member.

If you are a PSA member, log in here to view this activity.

If you would like to become a PSA member, find out more here.


Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Recognise the signs of opioid dependence, tolerance and addiction.
  • Initiate and continue conversations with patients regarding use of opioids, particularly non-prescription codeine.
  • Explain why active customer engagement can improve pain management.
  • Recognise the importance of referral for patients who exhibit behaviours that suggest dependence or addiction to non-prescription codeine.
  • Describe ways to collaborate with local health professionals and establish referral pathways.

Competencies (2016) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1

Competencies (2010) addressed: 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4

CPD Points:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation of this activity. This activity may attract up to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speaker

Joyce McSwan, is a multi award winning Clinical Pharmacist, Pain Educator and Pain Program developer, with 18 years experience in hospital, community, therapeutic education and Aged Care facilities. Joyce is passionate about better access of Pain Management for all Australians. She is also passionate about medication education for consumers and all health professionals with extensive experience in providing Residential Aged Care Facilities in-services and clinical consulting in all aspects of medication use. She is skilled at transforming evidence into everyday practice and helping others to do so. She is an advocate of the Quality Use of Medicines and central to her practice is achieving patient outcomes with focus on the whole person approach, based on current scientific evidence and innovative collaborative systems.

 

Monthly Lecture October 2017: Codeine Rescheduling – Engaging patients and creating community networks @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Location details

Parkville – Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
Regional Satellite CentresClick here for venue details

*Bundoora– campus map
*Frankston – campus map

Networking and refreshments from 7:30pm, lecture will commence at 8:00pm.

Overview

Pain management continues to be one of the greatest challenges in modern healthcare, with chronic pain affecting 1 in 5 Australians. The complexity and individual nature of chronic pain makes this condition challenging to treat, yet pain is one of the most common reasons people seek help.

Many patients with chronic pain use opioids, including non-prescription codeine.

Adverse effects of long term use of opioids include physical dependence, tolerance and addiction.

The stigma associated with chronic pain and long-term opioid use has traditionally created a barrier to patient engagement and care. Approaching customers about opioid dependence and addiction can be difficult and confronting. However, with the up-scheduling of codeine approaching, there has never been a greater imperative or a better time for pharmacists to engage their patients positively and proactively.

Pharmacists are ideally placed to be part of a multidisciplinary approach to opioid dependence and addiction. In order to be part of this approach, it is imperative to open up dialogue with other health professionals, build local networks, and create referral pathways for patients. By developing relationships with both local healthcare networks and individual patients, pharmacists can maximise opportunities for collaboration, reduce patient stigma, improve patients’ health outcomes and build loyalty within their customer base.

Join clinical pharmacist Joyce McSwan and learn how to take a proactive approach in the management of opioid dependence, tolerance and addiction. This session will highlight how to positively initiate and continue conversations with patients about their pain management and opioid use. Furthermore, it will discuss the role pharmacists can play in conjunction with other health professionals, and how to build local networks to create sustainable referral pathways.

Learning objectives:

 After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Recognise the signs of opioid dependence, tolerance and addiction.
  • Initiate and continue conversations with patients regarding use of opioids, particularly non-prescription codeine.
  • Explain why active customer engagement can improve pain management.
  • Recognise the importance of referral for patients who exhibit behaviours that suggest dependence or addiction to non-prescription codeine.
  • Describe ways to collaborate with local health professionals and establish referral pathways.

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competencies (2016) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1

Competencies (2010) addressed: 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: PSA is currently seeking accreditation of this activity. This activity may attract up to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

Ms Joyce McSwan
Clinical Pain Program Consultant

 

Sponsor/s:

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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

Oct
16
Mon
2017
Webinar: Part 2 – Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program 16 October 2017 @ online via webinar
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register on-line

Please click here for more information on the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170004D

This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Oct
22
Sun
2017
Ringwood October 2017: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 1 @ TBA
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Please click here for more information on the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program.

 

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Accreditation number: CVP170003D

This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speaker:

TBA

Sponsor:

This project has been fully funded by the Victorian Department of Health

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Ringwood October 2017: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 @ TBA, Ringwood
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Please click here for more information on the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program.

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Accreditation number: CVP170013D

This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speaker:

TBA

Sponsor:

This project has been fully funded by the Victorian Department of Health

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Oct
23
Mon
2017
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting October 2017 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • PSA Members (FREE) please register here
  • Non Members please contact PSA Vic Office (9389 4000) for further details

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Overview

Please join Dr George Somers, Principal GP and Jonathon Somers, Clinical Coordinator of Emerald Medical Centre in an interactive discussion on the future models of General Practice currently proposed by the Government and General Practitioners. After an outline of several collaborative clinical models, there will be a discussion on what this means for Community Pharmacists and our role in this collaborative model of patient care.

*Please note: Eventbrite ticket is for registration purposes only. Please bring your PSA Membership card on the night for CPD recording.

  • 7-7:30pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 7:30-9:30pm: Lecture

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. Describe the improved clinical partnerships possible through the Patient Centred Medical Home model.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the Health Care Home model being rolled out in Australia by The Department of Health through selected number of General Practices as of October 1 2017.
  3. Explain how General Practice and Community Pharmacies can work more collaboratively in current practice and in the future models of General Practice.

*These learning objectives are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2010): 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.6.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.5,  3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.

These are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD credits.

*Please note: The above information is correct at time of publication and is subject to change

Speakers:

Dr George Somers, Principal GP and Jonathon Somers, Clinical Coordinator of Emerald Medical Centre

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL:

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Nov
13
Mon
2017
Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop November 2017
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register Online

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Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Students will also be assessed at the end of the course to demonstrate to their instructor that they have an appropriate understanding of the procedures necessary to manage a life-threatening situation. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess an emergency situation
  • Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Administer first aid for minor wounds and apply infection control procedures
  • Manage a casualty with external bleeding, suffering from shock, burns, electric shock, eye and soft tissue injuries, drowning/ near drowning, head,chest and abdominal injuries, extremes of temperature
  • Administer first aid for venomous bites and stings and allergic reactions
  • Administer first aid for spinal injuries and fractures
  • Determine principles for the assessment and movement of the sick and injured and First Aid recording requirements
  • Explain the legal and social responsibilities of a first aider
  • Determine first aid facilities and training requirements
  • Operation of an AED

Competency Standards:  1.1,1.3,1.5,2.1,2.3,6.1,6.2

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170012F

First Aid Workshop has been accredited for 10 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 20 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

 

Nov
19
Sun
2017
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 19 November 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This training program is for pharmacists who meet the prerequisites and wish to gain the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy, including administration of injections.

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules & Assessment and Catch-Up Schedule Online 15 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 8 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up to administer practice vaccines (normal saline 0.9% injection) and assessed on injection techniques.

Pre-requisites

Participants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and hold a General Registration (excludes students, provisionally registered, interns and non-practicing pharmacists). Participants must provide evidence of currency in the following prior to attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment:

  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Provide CPR (HLTAID001) *
  • ASCIA Anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or for health professionals (Free and available for completion online)

* HLTAID001 is not required if HLTAID003 was completed in the 12 months prior to the Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment.

Participants must sign the Waiver of Liability Form and the Victorian Disclosure Form prior to attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment.

Participants will not be able to participate in the Practical Workshop and Assessment if they have not completed the Immunisation Online Modules including achieving 80% in the assessments and the Catch-Up Schedule.

Learning Objectives and competencies
Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free) Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number:CV17001VAL

This activity has been accredited for 23 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 46 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy:
In exceptional circumstances a participant can request in writing (email: vic.branch@psa.org.au) a waiver of up to 3 months after the workshop to submit a current first aid and/or CPR certificate. The request must be made 2 weeks prior to the workshop. The participant will be advised that they will require CPR knowledge in order to successfully undertake the practical assessment in the workshop. If a waiver is requested and granted, PSA takes no responsibility if the workshop assessment is not completed satisfactorily. Should this occur the participant would need to attend another workshop to demonstrate competence and this would be at the participant’s expense. Participants will not be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the unit APPIMM806A and a Statement of Completion: Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program (immuniser program of study recognized by the Victorian Chief Health Officer) until all required documents have been submitted to PSA.

If you have never received any first aid or CPR training, you will NOT be allowed to attend the workshop.

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.

 


Victorian monthly evening lectures PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3

Monthly evening lectures covering a range of clinical and practice support topics will be delivered on the first Tuesday of every month (between February and October) at Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres across Victoria between 7-9pm.

Webinar recordings To access the webinar recording, handouts and multiple choice questions from the previous lecture(s), please click here.


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APSIG monthly meetings will be held in Parkville on the fourth Monday of every month between February and November between 7:30-9:30pm.  These events are aimed at accredited pharmacists and pharmacists who are keen to improve their clinical knowledge.


Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program

This training program will help to ensure the consistency and quality of Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT) services offered throughout Victoria. Sponsored by the Victorian State Government Department of Health, the program delivered in 2 parts, is FREE of charge for ALL Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff.

Part 1 covers all technical, professional and legal requirements of harm minimisation and ORT.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator.

Both parts are available face-to-face and online, providing maximum flexibility to attendees. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate.

Please click here for more information on the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program.


Harm Minimisation Forum: Is it time for a Safe Injecting Room in Melbourne

Come along to a night of controversy, listen to politicians and addiction medicine experts debate this issue and have your say. This free event co-hosted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pharmacy Guild is open to ALL professionals in the Alcohol and Other Drug sector, an excellent opportunity to network and deliberate collaboratively on a matter of major concern.

Guest Speakers:

  • Laura Turner  Journalist and A Current Affair reporter who lost her sister Skye to a heroin overdose
  • Marianne Jauncey  Medical Director of the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in NSW
  • Richard Di Natale  Australian Senator and leader of the Australian Greens party
  • Fiona Patten  Victorian Member of Parliament and leader of the Australian Sex Party
  • David Jacka  Addiction Medicine Specialist

       Followed by a panel discussion.

This is a FREE event open to all professionals in the Alcohol and Other Drug sector.

Online Registration


 

Naloxone Training Program

Opioid overdose is a leading cause of death in Australia, claiming the lives of 374 Victorians in 2013 alone, yet it is preventable. Pharmacists are in a prime position to help prevent these deaths by identifying at risk patients and counselling them on both the importance of obtaining a Naloxone script and knowing how to administer it . Penington Institute, a non for profit organisation, have established a Community Overdose Prevention and Education program known as COPE. COPE provides training and support to primary health and community organisation staff who will then educate individuals who may be opioid users or potential overdose witnesses such as family members or friends. Click here for further information regarding COPE.

Click here for more information on the currently available naloxone hydrochloride 1mg/ml solution for injection product (Prenoxad).

Click here for instructions on how to open, assemble and inject Prenoxad.


Provide First Aid/ CPR

First Aid Workshop- inc. CPR By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Students will also be assessed at the end of the course to demonstrate to their instructor that they have an appropriate understanding of the procedures necessary to manage a life-threatening situation. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years. Perform CPR This annual CPR update course covers all of the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 1 year. Dates for 2017 courses are as follows:


Immunisation Training Victoria

Following the recent Victorian Government announcement for the introduction of a Victorian Pharmacist Vaccination Program in 2016, the PSA Victoria is pleased to announce 2016 training sessions. Pharmacists must be prepared, in a timely manner, to undertake this role (subject to legislative change). As such, the PSA Victoria Immunisation Training Course is now open for registration in time to prepare for the 2016 flu season. The course Manage the Delivery and Administration of Injections APPIMM806A is intended to provide registered pharmacists with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service including administration of injections. The course consists of two components; online modules and a face-to-face one day workshop delivered by public health professions experienced in managing large scale vaccination programs. To complete the certification and gain the credential, you must also provide certified evidence of:

  • A first aid course in the past three years.
  • A CPR refresher course in the past 12 months, if you completed your first aid course more than 12 months ago.
  • The ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists. This is an online course and is provided at no cost. (Must be completed prior to your attendance at the workshop)
  • Completion of a supplementary webinar (provided at no cost) should additional material need be supplied following legislation changes

If you are interested, please email Vaishali Thakkar: vaishali.thakkar@psa.org.au


Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid is an essential skill set for all front line pharmacy staff. In this 12 hour course pharmacists will learn about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation. Mental health conditions and associated crises covered include: Depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse.


Medicines Update 2017

PSA Victoria is pleased to offer Medicines Update again in 2017. These sessions give pharmacists the opportunity to learn about the latest medicines, indications, safety updates and  medicines in the pipeline. Mark the date in the calendar. You don’t want to miss out.

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