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Contact PSA Victorian branch

Phone: 03 9389 4000
Fax: 03 9389 4044
Email: vic.branch@psa.org.au

Downloadable CPD calendar

2015 January to June


Annual Medicines Update 2015

This year’s Medicines Update will be held at 3 venues

Parkville- 9 August
Echuca- 30 August
Torquay- 13 September

Registrations for this event opening soon


Victorian monthly lectures & Podcasts

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

To access the podcast, handouts and multiple choice questions from the previous lecture and special lectures, please click here.


First Aid (incl CPR)

Sunday May 17, Parkville Register now

Mental Health First Aid

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 May, Parkville Register now


Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-7This training program provides pharmacists and pharmacy support staff with the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service.

The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of 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.

Both parts will be available face to face or online, providing maximum flexibility to attendees.

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.

Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate.

If you are not a PSA member you will need to register via the link to Part I below.  This will create a login and password to enable you to access the program.  Please note: you will require a unique email address for this.

Part 1 Online course:

Face to face events

  • Eastern Region – Sunday 24 May – FULL
  • Frankston Region – Sunday 31 May Register now
  • Bendigo – TBC
  • Sale -TBC

Part 2 Webinar:

  • Monday 15 June Register now
  • Thursday 13 August
  • Tuesday 13 October

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 to view a brief self-directed training on Naloxone.

Calendar of Victorian and National events

May
10
Sun
2015
Echuca: Cultural Appreciation Training @ Njernda Aboriginal Medical Centre
May 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Overview

The workshop is a 6 hour interactive cultural awareness program that provides participants with an overview of Aboriginal history and how this history impacts on current health problems (including mental health). The workshop also provides strategies in working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander clients, families and communities.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify factors that affect contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Australians
  • Discuss the impact of history on current Aboriginal health
  • Identify ways to effectively engage with clients and communities
  • Describe measures for cultural safety to occur within practice
  • Source appropriate support strategies for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander patients, families and communities

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 2.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150504

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speaker:

AJ Williams-Tchen

Girraway Ganyi Consultancy

 

 

May
13
Wed
2015
Webinar: APF23 @ Online via webinar
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Register Online

 

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

Overview

APF23, Australia’s everyday guide to pharmacy practice, is now available and offers a number of new sections as well as two new counselling guides. During this webinar, editorial board member Associate Professor Louis Roller will provide a valuable overview of this new edition, to help pharmacists quickly find information relating to all areas of pharmacy theory and practice.

 

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the importance of the APF23 for pharmacists in Australia
  • Describe the new cautionary and advisory label for codeine and dihydrocodeine containing products
  • List the two new counselling guides in the APF23
  • Outline the screening and risk assessment principles for developing an in-pharmacy screeening program
  • Appreciate the role of biosimilar medicines and how they differ from generic medicines

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 5.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.3

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150505

This activity has been accredited for 1 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

Associate Professor Louis Roller

Sponsor

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May
16
Sat
2015
Parkville – Mental Health First Aid @ PSA Boardroom
May 16 @ 9:00 am – May 17 @ 4:30 pm

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Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.

Our 12-hour Mental Health First Aid workshop teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems
  • Outline the sort of help that has been shown by research to be effective
  • Outline to clients and colleagues where and how to get professional help for mental health problems
  • Provide initial help to adults who have signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Provide first aid in a mental health crisis situation

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150001B

This activity has been accredited for 12 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 24 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

Louise Edward, B.Pharm (Hons), B.Arts, MPS

Sponsors

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May
17
Sun
2015
Parkville – First Aid Workshop / Perform CPR May 2015 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Room 1
May 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

 Register Online

Overview

First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)Download flyer

By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge you require 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. This course consists of 6 hours of face-to-face training with some pre-course reading and a compulsory assessment task required to be completed prior to attending the workshop. 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 – Download flyer

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.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150002G

First Aid Workshop has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 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.

Perform CPR has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 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.

May
24
Sun
2015
Eastern Region: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program May 2015 @ Inner Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

This event is now full.   Registrations are still open for the next training workshop in Frankston.

 

Overview

The objective of the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program is to provide the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required for pharmacists and support staff to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service.  The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. The program, delivered in 2 parts for all Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

Part I covers all technical, professional and legal requirements of harm minimisation and ORT.  Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate I.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the nature of dependence, background of opioid replacement programs and objectives of opioid replacement programs
  • Identify key aspects of methadone and buprenorphine therapy (including available formulations, dosage, safety & tolerability, drug interactions and use in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
  • Recognise the legal responsibilities and roles of the pharmacist in relation to opioid replacement programs.
  • Dispense and administer medicines for opioid replacement legally, ethically and accurately
  • Know when to refuse dosing and identify the signs and symptoms of intoxication
  • Know how to manage missed doses and take-away doses
  • Describe labelling requirements for take-away doses

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3,7.2,7.3.

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Accreditation number: CVP150003A

This activity has been accredited for 3.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 7 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Medicines in the Bush Symposium @ Darwin Convention Centre
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

medicines-in-the-bush-may-15Following the great success of the first Medicines in the Bush workshop in Adelaide in 2013, PSA invites you to its second Medicines in the Bush workshop in Darwin on Sunday May 24.

This multi-disciplinary event will have a focus on assisting patients to self-manage their diabetes, assisting health professionals to be better communicators, and will explore innovative primary care models. Attend this event alone or as an adjunct to the 13th Rural Health Conference of People, Places and Possibilities. This event has relevance for all pharmacists, not just those working in rural and remote settings.

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia. How can we as health professionals assist with this epidemic? Hear from the inspiring Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown and her diabetes educator colleagues Gaynor Garstone and Sumaria Corpus, about how to engage patients in the self-management of their diabetes. Hear form Professor Tim Skinner about DESMOND, a diabetes education program with community educators and teleconference services. Should you or your staff or colleagues become DESMOND community educators?

Poor health literacy is associated with increased hospital admissions, reduced use of community based services and poorer health outcomes for our patients. It is imperative that all healthcare professionals develop and use a new range of skills. Join with Bhavini Patel, a practicing clinical pharmacist in the NT, to learn to convert your health jargon into plain English to achieve a better shared understanding of health messages with your patients and their carers. Mike Stevens will talk about his experience working intensively with Aboriginal Health Practitioners and nursing staff.

Program

10am Welcome to Country  
10.10am Introduction  
10.15am Strategies for diabetes management in the bush A-Prof Louise Maple-Brown, Gaynor Garstone and Sumaria Corpus
11.15am Diabetes Understanding Groups or Diabetes Self-Management Groups – What’s the differences and who cares anyway Prof Timothy Skinner
11.45am TBC School of Pharmacy, Charles Darwin University
12.15pm Lunch  
12.45pm Health literacy in action – communicating across cultures Bhavini Patel
1.45pm Medicines as a team sport: Pharmacists working in Aboriginal Health Services Mike Stevens
2.15pm Panel discussion: Pharmacists’ roles in rural and remote PHC  
3.30pm Close  

Speakers

Associate Professor Louise Maple-Brown together with her diabetes educator colleagues, Gaynor Garstone and Sumaria Corpus, will present a diabetes case study for discussion. Louise is Head of Department of Endocrinology at Royal Darwin and leads the clinical research program within the Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases division of Menzies, with a focus on diabetes and related conditions in Indigenous Australians. Currently Louise is the lead investigator on two large NHMRC-funded projects: The eGFR study (Accurate assessment and progression of kidney damage in Indigenous Australians) and the Northern Territory Diabetes in Pregnancy Partnership Project.

Professor Tim Skinner will continue our diabetes discussion as he explains the DESMOND program. DESMOND (Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed) is an education tool designed to support people living with Type 2 Diabetes. This peer support educational program has had huge success in the UK is now being rolled out across Australia. Tim is head of the school of Psychological and Clinical Sciences at Charles Darwin University. Tim developed the DESMOND program in the UK and developed the educator training program. He is now helping DiabetesWA to roll out DESMOND across Australia and working with them to explore new delivery methods, such as community educators and teleconference services. Tim is assisting DiabetesWA to adapt the program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Bhavini Patel has been a practicing clinical pharmacist in the NT since 1996 and is currently the Director of Medicines Management for the Northern Territory (NT) Department of Health. She has been instrumental in the setting up of clinical pharmacy services in the NT public hospitals which includes services to health centres in remote communities. Bhavini is passionate about improving communication between health practitioners and the community and the redesign of systems of care to improve equity and access.

Mike Stevens is a pharmacist with over 15 years experience working with retail pharmacies, performing medication reviews and in hospitals. He has worked in Australia, the United Kingdom and Guatemala.  In October 2013 Mike was the first pharmacist to be employed full-time at Darwin’s urban Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service, Danila Dilba.

Registrations

Register for this pre-conference workshop at: https://www.nrha.net.au/ei/getdemo.ei?id=151&s=_99S0J15HG

 

May
31
Sun
2015
Frankston Region: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program May 2015 @ Frankston International
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Register online

Overview

The objective of the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program is to provide the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required for pharmacists and support staff to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service.  The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. The program, delivered in 2 parts for all Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

Part I covers all technical, professional and legal requirements of harm minimisation and ORT.  Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate I.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the nature of dependence, background of opioid replacement programs and objectives of opioid replacement programs
  • Identify key aspects of methadone and buprenorphine therapy (including available formulations, dosage, safety & tolerability, drug interactions and use in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
  • Recognise the legal responsibilities and roles of the pharmacist in relation to opioid replacement programs.
  • Dispense and administer medicines for opioid replacement legally, ethically and accurately
  • Know when to refuse dosing and identify the signs and symptoms of intoxication
  • Know how to manage missed doses and take-away doses
  • Describe labelling requirements for take-away doses

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3,7.2,7.3.

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Accreditation number: CVP150003B

This activity has been accredited for 3.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 7 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Sponsor

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Jun
2
Tue
2015
Monthly Lecture June 2015: HIV medicines in community pharmacy @ Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Location details

Parkville- Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
Regional Satellite Centres

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

Overview

Practical look at what the change to community pharmacy supply of HIV medicines means to you and an exploration of best practice and the myths and misconceptions regarding the psycho-social interactions with patients with HIV.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this activity pharmacist should be able to:

  • Describe the barriers that people living with HIV may perceive towards the dispensing of HIV medicine from community pharmacy
  • Explain the PBS requirements for valid prescriptions of HIV medicines
  • Discuss the practical issues involved in the provision of HIV medicines including ordering, supply and counselling  to enhance access and adherence
  • Discuss the dynamics of patient engagement relating to psycho-social impact for both the patient and the pharmacist
  • Describe the current status of HIV prevalence, treatment and how HIV is now considered a chronic, manageable condition

 

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Up to 1.5 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 3 CPD credits), if self-assessment questions are completed.

Speakers:

Dr Mark O’Reilly
Clinical Advisor – Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

Nick Serafim
Pharmacist – Darlinghurst (Participant on pilot of community dispensing of HIV drugs)

Cath Smith
Speaker – Positive Speakers Bureau

Max Nagle
Positive Speakers Bureau  – Living Positive Victoria

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Australian Government Department of Health

Sponsor/s:

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Webinar: HIV medicines in community pharmacy @ Online Webinar
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Register now

Overview

Practical look at what the change to community pharmacy supply of HIV medicines means to you and an exploration of best practice and the myths and misconceptions regarding the psycho-social interactions with patients with HIV

Learning objectives

Upon complition of this activity pharmacist should be able to:

  • Describe the barriers that people living with HIV may perceive towards the dispensing of HIV medicine from community pharmacy
  • Explain the PBS requirements for valid prescriptions of HIV medicines
  • Discuss the practical issues involved in the provision of HIV medicines including ordering, supply and counselling  to enhance access and adherence
  • Discuss the dynamics of patient engagement relating to psycho-social impact for both the patient and the pharmacist
  • Describe the current status of HIV prevalence, treatment and how HIV is now considered a chronic, manageable condition

Competency standards

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 1.3, 2.1, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2.

CPD Credits

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Currently undergoing accreditation.

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Up to 1.5 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 3 CPD credits), if self-assessment questions are completed.

Speakers

Dr Mark O’Reilly
Clinical Advisor – Australasian Society for HIV Medicine

Joseph Tesorio
Pharmacist – Healthsmart Pharmacy, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

Cath Smith
Speaker – Positive Speakers Bureau

Max Niggl
Positive Speakers Bureau  – Living Positive Victoria

Supported, under contract, by the Australian Government Department of Health

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Jun
14
Sun
2015
Snap Learning – Pain in Primary Care @ Cossar Hall
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

Pharmacists play an essential role in all aspects of pain management. At this special Snap Learning event, you will have the opportunity to attend 4 x 40 min interactive workshops on the following topics; update on pain management, pharmacist role in pain management, overdose and withdrawal, and handling painful customers.

Learning Objectives:

Update on pain management

  • Explain the difference between the effectiveness of codeine combination products compared with other pain relievers
  • Appreciate the risks associated with codeine combination products based on recent coroners’ reports.
  • Review the current guidelines for the management of acute, chronic pain and neuropathic pain

Pharmacist’s role in pain management

  • Recognise the triage role of the pharmacist for patients presenting with pain
  • Appreciate the pharmacist’s role in the provision of schedule 3 medication
  • Recommend appropriate referral pathways for patients
  • Recognise the special considerations for children and elderly patients

Overdose and withdrawal

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of overdose
  • Appreciate the importance of naloxone for patients at risk of overdose
  • Provide counselling to patients and carers for naloxone
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of withdrawal
  • Provide appropriate advice to patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms

Handling painful customers

  • Explain and apply the concept of borrowed protection in difficult situations
  • Utilise scripted responses to deal with difficult patients
  • Provide appropriate advice and care to patients suffering from addiction to pain medication
  • Apply effective strategies when refusing supply to patients

 

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CVP150602

This activity has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

TBC

Jun
15
Mon
2015
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 June 2015 @ Online
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Register Online

 

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Friday 12 June 2015.

Overview

The objective of the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program is to provide the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required for pharmacists and support staff to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service.  The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. The program, delivered in 2 parts for all Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the nature of dependence, background of opioid replacement programs and objectives of opioid replacement programs
  • Identify key aspects of methadone and buprenorphine therapy (including available formulations, dosage, safety & tolerability, drug interactions and use in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
  • Recognise the legal responsibilities and roles of the pharmacist in relation to opioid replacement programs.
  • Dispense and administer medicines for opioid replacement legally, ethically and accurately
  • Know when to refuse dosing and identify the signs and symptoms of intoxication
  • Know how to manage missed doses and take-away doses
  • Describe labelling requirements for take-away doses

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150004B

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.

Speakers:

Mr. Irvine Newton
B.Pharm., F.P.S., FAIPM.

Sponsor

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Jun
18
Thu
2015
Parkville – First Aid Workshop / Perform CPR June 2015
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register online

Overview

First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)Download flyer

By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge you require 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. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years.

This course consists of 6 hours of face-to-face training with pre-course reading and a compulsory assessment task required to be completed prior to attending the workshop. This workshop includes the following units: HLTAID001, HLTAID002, HLTAID003 and HLTFA311A.

Perform CPR – Download flyer

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.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150002H

First Aid Workshop has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 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.

Perform CPR has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 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.

Bundoora Daytime June 2015: Pharmacy Practice Update @ Lecture Theatre 207.2.06
Jun 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview:

Mr Chris Falcke from the Department of Health will offer a valuable insight into recent changes and controversial issues relating to pharmacy legislation. He will present examples of cases where pharmacists failed to comply with the Act or Regulations plus examples of pharmacists who went above and beyond their legislative responsibilities to fulfil their professional responsibilities.

Learning objectives:

At the end of this seminar pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the requirements of the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act and Regulations, which are sometimes (or commonly) contravened by community pharmacists
  • Describe the key differences between legislative requirements, guidelines and policies, and liability relating to litigation
  • Explain the different roles and responsibilities of DPR, AHPRA, VPA and Medicare Australia
  • Discuss the recent changes to the Drugs Poisons and Controlled Substances Act and Regulations

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150603

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hourS of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Up to 1.5 hourS of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 3 CPD credits), if self-assessment questions are completed.

Facilitator/s:

Mr Chris Falcke, Senior Drugs and Poisons Officer

Sponsor

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