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

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Calendar of Victorian and National events

Jul
1
Fri
2016
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 1 July 2016 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

The PSA Victorian Program “Manage the delivery and administration of Injections and immunisations APPIMM806A’ is a program of study for immunisers recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Completion of the Victorian program satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to regulation 49B of the DPCS regulations 2016.

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and whooping cough containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation for all age groups. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 & 5 watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible) Study now, pay later with VET FEE-HELP* All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website. *for eligible participants 20% loan fee may apply. RTO 122206

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3a:

  • Identify the clinical features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of MMR
  • Discuss MMR transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against MMR
  • Discuss administration of the vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the MMR vaccine
  • Recognise common MMR vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3b:

  • Identify the clinical features and epidemiology of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss the administration of the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines
  • Recognise common pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 4:

  • Identify the clinical features, pathogenesis and epidemiology of diseases covered by NIP Vaccines, including morbidity and mortality of the diseases
  • Discuss transmission of, complications of and those at risk of infection for diseases covered by NIP vaccines
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against diseases covered by NIP Vaccines

Module 5:

  • Outline the steps of the pre-vaccination assessment, including the list of actions and rationale for pre-screening and actions after pre-screening
  • Describe and demonstrate the practical processes involved in vaccinating
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an infant, child and adolescent and outline the reasons for these
  • Describe the recommended positioning of a child during vaccination, including safe restraint, and workplace health and safety factors relating to the environment and vaccine administration
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct techniques for injection of vaccines that are consistent with national recommendations
  • Outline the indications for the use of each vaccine listed in the Nip schedule, including the interval and age recommendation rules
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for each vaccine listed in the NiP schedule
  • Identify vaccines required for special risk groups and explain the rationale for the choice of these vaccines
  • Document correct and detailed information for each immunisation encounter on the provider national register and client records
  • Explain the concept and importance of immunisation catch up
  • Review immunisation history and develop a catch up program for individuals

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Victorian Immunisation Strategy and the Victorian Vaccination Schedule
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Effectively assess the needs of clients with incomplete or inadequate immunisation records and the development of catch up schedules
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections
  • Effectively utilise the 5 rights and 3 checks when administering a vaccine

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module 2:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3, 8.2

Module 3a:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3b:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3c:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 4:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

Workshop:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB

Accreditation number: CV160002VG

The course is accredited for 23 hours of group 2 activity or 46 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Jul
2
Sat
2016
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 2 July 2016 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jul 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

The PSA Victorian Program “Manage the delivery and administration of Injections and immunisations APPIMM806A’ is a program of study for immunisers recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Completion of the Victorian program satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to regulation 49B of the DPCS regulations 2016.

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and whooping cough containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation for all age groups. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 & 5 watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible) Study now, pay later with VET FEE-HELP* All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website. *for eligible participants 20% loan fee may apply. RTO 122206

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3a:

  • Identify the clinical features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of MMR
  • Discuss MMR transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against MMR
  • Discuss administration of the vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the MMR vaccine
  • Recognise common MMR vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3b:

  • Identify the clinical features and epidemiology of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss the administration of the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines
  • Recognise common pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 4:

  • Identify the clinical features, pathogenesis and epidemiology of diseases covered by NIP Vaccines, including morbidity and mortality of the diseases
  • Discuss transmission of, complications of and those at risk of infection for diseases covered by NIP vaccines
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against diseases covered by NIP Vaccines

Module 5:

  • Outline the steps of the pre-vaccination assessment, including the list of actions and rationale for pre-screening and actions after pre-screening
  • Describe and demonstrate the practical processes involved in vaccinating
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an infant, child and adolescent and outline the reasons for these
  • Describe the recommended positioning of a child during vaccination, including safe restraint, and workplace health and safety factors relating to the environment and vaccine administration
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct techniques for injection of vaccines that are consistent with national recommendations
  • Outline the indications for the use of each vaccine listed in the Nip schedule, including the interval and age recommendation rules
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for each vaccine listed in the NiP schedule
  • Identify vaccines required for special risk groups and explain the rationale for the choice of these vaccines
  • Document correct and detailed information for each immunisation encounter on the provider national register and client records
  • Explain the concept and importance of immunisation catch up
  • Review immunisation history and develop a catch up program for individuals

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Victorian Immunisation Strategy and the Victorian Vaccination Schedule
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Effectively assess the needs of clients with incomplete or inadequate immunisation records and the development of catch up schedules
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections
  • Effectively utilise the 5 rights and 3 checks when administering a vaccine

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module 2:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3, 8.2

Module 3a:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3b:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3c:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 4:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

Workshop:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB

Accreditation number: CV160002VH

The course is accredited for 23 hours of group 2 activity or 46 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Jul
3
Sun
2016
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 3 July 2016 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

The PSA Victorian Program “Manage the delivery and administration of Injections and immunisations APPIMM806A’ is a program of study for immunisers recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Completion of the Victorian program satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to regulation 49B of the DPCS regulations 2016.

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and whooping cough containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation for all age groups. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 & 5 watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible) Study now, pay later with VET FEE-HELP* All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website. *for eligible participants 20% loan fee may apply. RTO 122206

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3a:

  • Identify the clinical features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of MMR
  • Discuss MMR transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against MMR
  • Discuss administration of the vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the MMR vaccine
  • Recognise common MMR vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3b:

  • Identify the clinical features and epidemiology of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss the administration of the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines
  • Recognise common pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 4:

  • Identify the clinical features, pathogenesis and epidemiology of diseases covered by NIP Vaccines, including morbidity and mortality of the diseases
  • Discuss transmission of, complications of and those at risk of infection for diseases covered by NIP vaccines
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against diseases covered by NIP Vaccines

Module 5:

  • Outline the steps of the pre-vaccination assessment, including the list of actions and rationale for pre-screening and actions after pre-screening
  • Describe and demonstrate the practical processes involved in vaccinating
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an infant, child and adolescent and outline the reasons for these
  • Describe the recommended positioning of a child during vaccination, including safe restraint, and workplace health and safety factors relating to the environment and vaccine administration
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct techniques for injection of vaccines that are consistent with national recommendations
  • Outline the indications for the use of each vaccine listed in the Nip schedule, including the interval and age recommendation rules
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for each vaccine listed in the NiP schedule
  • Identify vaccines required for special risk groups and explain the rationale for the choice of these vaccines
  • Document correct and detailed information for each immunisation encounter on the provider national register and client records
  • Explain the concept and importance of immunisation catch up
  • Review immunisation history and develop a catch up program for individuals

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Victorian Immunisation Strategy and the Victorian Vaccination Schedule
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Effectively assess the needs of clients with incomplete or inadequate immunisation records and the development of catch up schedules
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections
  • Effectively utilise the 5 rights and 3 checks when administering a vaccine

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module 2:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3, 8.2

Module 3a:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3b:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3c:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 4:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

Workshop:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB

Accreditation number: CV160002VI

The course is accredited for 23 hours of group 2 activity or 46 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Jul
4
Mon
2016
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 4 July 2016 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

The PSA Victorian Program “Manage the delivery and administration of Injections and immunisations APPIMM806A’ is a program of study for immunisers recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Completion of the Victorian program satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to regulation 49B of the DPCS regulations 2016.

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and whooping cough containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation for all age groups. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 & 5 watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible) Study now, pay later with VET FEE-HELP* All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website. *for eligible participants 20% loan fee may apply. RTO 122206

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3a:

  • Identify the clinical features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of MMR
  • Discuss MMR transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against MMR
  • Discuss administration of the vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the MMR vaccine
  • Recognise common MMR vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3b:

  • Identify the clinical features and epidemiology of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss the administration of the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines
  • Recognise common pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 4:

  • Identify the clinical features, pathogenesis and epidemiology of diseases covered by NIP Vaccines, including morbidity and mortality of the diseases
  • Discuss transmission of, complications of and those at risk of infection for diseases covered by NIP vaccines
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against diseases covered by NIP Vaccines

Module 5:

  • Outline the steps of the pre-vaccination assessment, including the list of actions and rationale for pre-screening and actions after pre-screening
  • Describe and demonstrate the practical processes involved in vaccinating
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an infant, child and adolescent and outline the reasons for these
  • Describe the recommended positioning of a child during vaccination, including safe restraint, and workplace health and safety factors relating to the environment and vaccine administration
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct techniques for injection of vaccines that are consistent with national recommendations
  • Outline the indications for the use of each vaccine listed in the Nip schedule, including the interval and age recommendation rules
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for each vaccine listed in the NiP schedule
  • Identify vaccines required for special risk groups and explain the rationale for the choice of these vaccines
  • Document correct and detailed information for each immunisation encounter on the provider national register and client records
  • Explain the concept and importance of immunisation catch up
  • Review immunisation history and develop a catch up program for individuals

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Victorian Immunisation Strategy and the Victorian Vaccination Schedule
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Effectively assess the needs of clients with incomplete or inadequate immunisation records and the development of catch up schedules
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections
  • Effectively utilise the 5 rights and 3 checks when administering a vaccine

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module 2:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3, 8.2

Module 3a:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3b:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3c:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 4:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

Workshop:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB

Accreditation number: CV160002VJ

The course is accredited for 23 hours of group 2 activity or 46 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Jul
5
Tue
2016
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 5 July 2016 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jul 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

The PSA Victorian Program “Manage the delivery and administration of Injections and immunisations APPIMM806A’ is a program of study for immunisers recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Completion of the Victorian program satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to regulation 49B of the DPCS regulations 2016.

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and whooping cough containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation for all age groups. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 & 5 watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible) Study now, pay later with VET FEE-HELP* All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website. *for eligible participants 20% loan fee may apply. RTO 122206

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3a:

  • Identify the clinical features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of MMR
  • Discuss MMR transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against MMR
  • Discuss administration of the vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the MMR vaccine
  • Recognise common MMR vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3b:

  • Identify the clinical features and epidemiology of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss the administration of the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines
  • Recognise common pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 4:

  • Identify the clinical features, pathogenesis and epidemiology of diseases covered by NIP Vaccines, including morbidity and mortality of the diseases
  • Discuss transmission of, complications of and those at risk of infection for diseases covered by NIP vaccines
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against diseases covered by NIP Vaccines

Module 5:

  • Outline the steps of the pre-vaccination assessment, including the list of actions and rationale for pre-screening and actions after pre-screening
  • Describe and demonstrate the practical processes involved in vaccinating
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an infant, child and adolescent and outline the reasons for these
  • Describe the recommended positioning of a child during vaccination, including safe restraint, and workplace health and safety factors relating to the environment and vaccine administration
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct techniques for injection of vaccines that are consistent with national recommendations
  • Outline the indications for the use of each vaccine listed in the Nip schedule, including the interval and age recommendation rules
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for each vaccine listed in the NiP schedule
  • Identify vaccines required for special risk groups and explain the rationale for the choice of these vaccines
  • Document correct and detailed information for each immunisation encounter on the provider national register and client records
  • Explain the concept and importance of immunisation catch up
  • Review immunisation history and develop a catch up program for individuals

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Victorian Immunisation Strategy and the Victorian Vaccination Schedule
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Effectively assess the needs of clients with incomplete or inadequate immunisation records and the development of catch up schedules
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections
  • Effectively utilise the 5 rights and 3 checks when administering a vaccine

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module 2:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3, 8.2

Module 3a:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3b:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3c:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 4:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

Workshop:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB

Accreditation number: CV160002VK

The course is accredited for 23 hours of group 2 activity or 46 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Monthly Lecture July 2016: Mental Health @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Flyer available soon.

Location details

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

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

**This lecture will be broadcast as a live webinar from Parkville.

Overview

Approximately 20 per cent of the Australian population will experience mental illness in any given year. Pharmacists are trusted health professionals who play an important role in identifying the signs and symptoms of mental illness, and are a crucial part of the referral pathway supporting all members of the health care team. Lately, there has been a shift to community-based treatment for mental illness, and now pharmacists have more interaction with people with mental illness than ever before. This lecture will provide pharmacists with improved communication techniques when dealing with people with mental illness and remove stigma and barriers associated with mental health.

Learning objectives:

After viewing this webinar, pharmacists should be able to :

  • Understand the prevalence and disease burden of mental health in Australia
  • Describe the key issues as well as the causes and risk factors for mental illness
  • Discuss the challenges of working with mental illness
  • Update counselling and communication skills for supporting those with a mental illness
  • Develop an understanding of when and whom to refer when working with patients with a mental illness

Competency Standards:

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

*This information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: This event is currently undergoing accreditation

Speakers:

TBC

 

Sponsor/s:

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Jul
6
Wed
2016
Geelong – Chronic Pain Forum @ Western Victoria Primary Health Network
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Register Here | Download Flyer

Overview

An estimated 20% of adult Australians suffer from chronic pain, costing the economy $34.3 billion each year. This forum will explore the challenges of chronic pain management and offer valuable guidance for health care professionals to achieve optimal patient outcomes through collaboration and application of best practice. This event is open to all pharmacists.

Learning objectives:

• Explain the transition from acute to chronic pain
• Discuss the pharmacological options for chronic pain management, with a focus on current guidelines, new therapies and safety considerations
• Discuss the non-pharmacological chronic pain management options
• Appreciate the problems associated with the overuse of OTC codeine combination products
• Discuss the management of opioid addiction,  including the role of Opioid Replacement Therapy

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3, 4.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

CPD credits:

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Speakers:

Prof Colin Chapman

 

 

 

Jul
22
Fri
2016
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR July 2016 @ Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Overview

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Respond to an emergency Situation
  • Perform CPR Procedures in line with ARC requirement
  • Appropriate use of  an AED
  • Follow the prompts of an AED
  • Maintain airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

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

 

CPD Credits:

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apts logo   “Training delivered in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO No: 90909”

Accreditation number: CVP160002C

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.

Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop July 2016 @ Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

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.

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: CVP160012C

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.

 

Jul
25
Mon
2016
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting July 2016 @ Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1
Jul 25 @ 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

With an ageing population, pharmacists and physiotherapists need to work closely together to ensure quality health outcomes for patients with joint pathologies including hip and knee replacements. This lecture will teach you the role physiotherapy and pharmacological treatments have in optimising patient health and rehabilitation. Hear from physiotherapist Mr James Nguyen and pharmacist Ms Robyn Saunders about your role in improving pain, mobility and falls rates.

*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:

  • List how pharmacists and physiotherapists can work together to provide quality health outcomes for patients with joint pathologies
  • Compare and contrast the different types of physiotherapy exercises used in a home setting compared to an aged care setting
  • Summarise the evidence supporting physiotherapy before and after hip/ knee replacements
  • Explain how physiotherapy provides pain relief, improves joint mobility and helps prevent falls through balance/gait training

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

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

Speakers:

Ms Robyn Saunders, Pharmacist

Mr James Nguyen

 

Sponsor/s:

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Jul
27
Wed
2016
Warrnambool – Chronic Pain Forum @ Western Victoria Primary Health Network, Bayside Plaza
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview

An estimated 20% of adult Australians suffer from chronic pain, costing the economy $34.3 billion each year. This forum will explore the challenges of chronic pain management and offer valuable guidance for health care professionals to achieve optimal patient outcomes through collaboration and application of best practice. This event is open to all pharmacists.

Learning objectives:

• Explain the transition from acute to chronic pain
• Discuss the pharmacological options for chronic pain management, with a focus on current guidelines, new therapies and safety considerations
• Discuss the non-pharmacological chronic pain management options
• Appreciate the problems associated with the overuse of OTC codeine combination products
• Discuss the management of opioid addiction,  including the role of Opioid Replacement Therapy

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.3, 4.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

CPD credits:

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Speakers:

Prof Colin Chapman

 

 

 

Jul
29
Fri
2016
PSA16
Jul 29 – Jul 31 all-day

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Aug
7
Sun
2016
Parkville – Medicines Update 2016 @ Lecture Theatre 1
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Register On-line

Overview

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s Medicines Update and learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across key therapeutic areas including:

Cardiovascular | Endocrinology | Antimicrobials | Central Nervous System |

Presented by a panel of experts from Medical and Pharmacy backgrounds, this event is one that cannot be missed

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in a variety of key therapeutic areas
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

The above information is correct at the time of publication. Subject to change.

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

TBA

 

Aug
17
Wed
2016
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 August 2016 @ Online via webinar
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Monday 15 August 2016.

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: CVP160004C

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:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Aug
28
Sun
2016
Echuca – Medicines Update 2016 @ Mercure Port of Echuca
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Register on-line

Overview

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s Medicines Update and learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across key therapeutic areas including:

Cardiovascular | Endocrinology | Antimicrobials | Central Nervous System |

Presented by a panel of experts from Medical and Pharmacy backgrounds, this event is one that cannot be missed

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in a variety of key therapeutic areas
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

The above information is correct at the time of publication. Subject to change.

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

TBA

 

Aug
30
Tue
2016
Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit: Pharmacist Workshop @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Room
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Location details

Parkville – Cossar Hall Tutorial Room, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052

Networking and refreshments from 5:30pm, workshop will commence at 6:00pm.

Overview

People living with dementia (PWD) and their family carers frequently identify the management of medicines as being a particularly challenging aspect of care. PWD often take multiple medicines in complex, frequently changing regimens, and inappropriate use of these medications can result in serious adverse outcomes. Community pharmacies are the most commonly visited healthcare destination by carers of PWD who still live at home. Community pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professional, and they are perceived as an important member of the medication management team by PWD and their carers. This workshop will develop an understanding of the unique needs of PWD and their carers within community pharmacies, to improve medication management for these people.

Learning objectives:

After viewing this webinar, pharmacists should be able to :

  • Define the types of dementia, their pathophysiology and management principles
  • Describe the major medication management issues faced by family carers or people living with dementia
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of medications that may exacerbate cognitive impairment
  • Provide guidance for non-pharmacist staff in the use of the WA DTSC Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.2

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

Speakers:

Dr Andrew Stafford

**The above information was correct at the time of publication and is subject to change

Sponsor/s:

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Sep
6
Tue
2016
Monthly Lecture September 2016: CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Flyer available soon.

Location details

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

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

**This lecture will be presented in Parkville.

Overview

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).

Not sure where to begin and how to approach it? Come along to this interactive workshop where our facilitator will walk you through the process of developing your personal CPD plan using PSA’s new online CPD planning tool.

Learning objectives:

After viewing this webinar, pharmacists should be able to :

  • Recognise the importance of lifelong learning in the context of career development and your professional role in delivering health services
  • Identify which competency standards are relevant to your scope of practice
  • Compare your professional capabilities and work practices with existing standards
  • Develop a CPD plan that complies with the Pharmacy Board of Australia registration requirements and addresses your professional development and practice needs.

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: This event is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speakers:

TBC

 

Sponsor/s:

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Sep
11
Sun
2016
Torquay – Medicines Update 2016 @ Wyndham Resort Torquay
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Register on-line

Overview

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s Medicines Update and learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across key therapeutic areas including:

Cardiovascular | Endocrinology | Antimicrobials | Central Nervous System |

Presented by a panel of experts from Medical and Pharmacy backgrounds, this event is one that cannot be missed

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in a variety of key therapeutic areas
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

The above information is correct at the time of publication. Subject to change.

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

TBA

 

Sep
21
Wed
2016
Parkville: Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop September 2016 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm

Register on-line

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Overview:

Becoming accredited to conduct medication reviews is an exciting professional career pathway for pharmacists. Accredited pharmacists form an integral part of the healthcare team, taking a lead role in ensuring practical, quality medication management for consumers in their homes or aged care facilities. This workshop satisfies the Stage 1 training requirements for accreditation with AACP.

Register now to avoid disappointment.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) accreditation and assessment process.
  • Understand the process for conducting medication management reviews.
  • Identify the knowledge and skills required to conduct medication management reviews.
  • Source and apply current evidence-based resources when conducting medication management reviews.
  • Complete Home Medicines Review (HMR) and Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR) case studies that meet AACP requirements.

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CP1401VH

This activity has been accredited for 4 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) and for 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 16 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Presenters:

Dr Jenny Gowan
Mrs Robyn Saunders

Oct
11
Tue
2016
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 October 2016 @ Online via webinar
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Register on-line

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Monday 10 October 2016.

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: CVP160004D

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:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

 


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 ProgramPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-7

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 will be available face to face or online, providing maximum flexibility to attendees. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate. Face to face events (Part 1 and Part 2)

  • Sunday  3 April (10am-3pm) – Dandenong
  • Sunday 10 April (10am-3pm) – Geelong
  • Sunday 5 June (10am-3pm) – Warrnambool
  • Tuesday 6 December Part 1 only (7-9pm) – Parkville
  • Tuesday 13 December Part 2 only (7-9pm) – Parkville

Part 2 Webinar course:

  • Wednesday 23 March (7-9pm) – Parkville
  • Monday 20 June (7-9pm) – Parkville
  • Wednesday 17 August (7-9pm) – Parkville
  • Monday 10 October (7-9pm) – Parkville

Part 1 Online course:

*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.


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.


Victorian Pharmacy Conference 2016

The largest annual Victorian pharmacy event, Victorian Pharmacy Conference (VPC), hosted by Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Vitoria, will be held on 16 and 17 April 2016 at Monash University, Parkville. The theme of the conference, KNOWLEDGE.PEOPLE.INNOVATION, reflects the three learning streams; Clinical Pharmacy, Primary Care and Business Development. Local, interstate and international experts will present on a wide range of topics, including vaccinations in pharmacy, managing people, innovative models of pharmacy, integrative medicine in primary care, orthopaedic services in pharmacy, cancer screening, healthy ageing with complementary medicines and much more. The program will be delivered as lectures and workshops, giving attendees the opportunity to earn Group 1, 2 and 3 CPD points. The program is tailored to a range of audiences, including

  • Community, hospital and accredited pharmacists,
  • Pharmacy owners,
  • Pharmacy Assistants
  • Pharmacy interns, and
  • Industry representatives.

In addition to the comprehensive educational program, there will be a trade exhibition across both days to provide attendees with excellent opportunities to meet with industry representatives and learn about a wide range of product and services, as well as a Cocktail Function and Members Only Breakfast. Click here to reserve your spot and avoid disappointment.


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 2016 courses are as follows:

  • Wednesday 17 February -Parkville. Register here
  • Sunday 3 April – Parkville
  • Friday 22 July – Parkville
  • Wednesday 28 September – Parkville
  • Wednesday 16 November – Parkville

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 Emma Abate (Professional Practice Pharmacist): emma.abate@psa.org.au


Sunday Learning Sessions

Pharmacists are important contributors to chronic disease management, no matter which pharmacy setting they work in. Diagnosis, referral, education, therapeutic drug monitoring and treatment recommendations are all activities that require up-to-date knowledge.. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is pleased to offer pharmacists the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills on a variety of clinical topics, all in one day. Presentations will be delivered by specialist physicians, pharmacists and research leaders to ensure pharmacists are up to date with their knowledge.

  • Sunday 21 February (9am-4:30pm) Parkville – Infectious Diseases. Click here to register now
  • Sunday 20 March (9am-4:30pm) Horsham – Infectious Diseases. Click here to register now
  • Sunday 19 June (9am-4:30pm) Benalla – Topic to be confirmed

Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop

Becoming accredited to conduct medication reviews is an exciting professional career pathway for pharmacists. Accredited pharmacists form an integral part of the healthcare team, taking a lead role in ensuring practical, quality medication management for consumers in their homes or aged care facilities. This course attracts 4 Group 1 CPD credits and 16 Group 2 CPD credits. Dates for 2016 are as follows:

  • Thursday 11 and Friday 12 February Parkville – Click here to register now
  • Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 Parkville

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.

  • Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May Parkville
  • Sunday 23 and Monday 24 October Parkville

Annual Therapeutics Update

PSA Victoria is pleased to offer pharmacists The Annual Therapeutics Update again in 2016. 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.

  • Sunday 7 August – Parkville
  • Sunday 28 August – Echuca
  • Sunday 11 September – Torquay

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