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Contact PSA Victorian branch

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

The information on this page may be subject to change.

Calendar of Victorian and National events

Feb
11
Thu
2016
Parkville: Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop @ Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – Feb 12 @ 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.

All courses run over the last two years have been fully booked. 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: CP1401VF

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

Feb
17
Wed
2016
Parkville – First Aid Workshop / Perform CPR February 2016
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

*Registration for this event is now closed.  Please contact the Victorian Branch on 03 9389 4000 to be placed on a waiting list for this event*

Overview

First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)Download flyer

By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge you require to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or
other assistance. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years.

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

Perform CPR – Download flyer

This annual CPR update course covers all of the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 1 year.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP160002A

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.

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.

Feb
21
Sun
2016
Sunday Learning – Infectious Diseases @ Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Register on-line

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Overview

Pharmacists are important contributors to infectious 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 of this ever-changing disease area. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is pleased to offer pharmacists the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills on a variety of infectious disease 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 on antimicrobial stewardship, superbugs, refugee health, childhood infections and the practical use of laboratory data and therapeutic drug monitoring.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the rationale behind an antimicrobial stewardship service and the role of community pharmacists
  • Develop an appreciation for superbugs and the role inappropriate use of antibiotics plays
  • Learn the role of pharmacists in improving refugee health
  • Understand the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of common childhood infections
  • Learn the role of laboratory data and therapeutic drug monitoring in guiding treatment for infectious diseases in different healthcare settings

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1

CPD Credits

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This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Up to 6 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 12 CPD credits), if self-assessment questions are completed.

Speakers:

TBA

Mar
1
Tue
2016
Neil Naismith Commemorative Lecture March 2016: GP and Pharmacist Collaboration @ Cossar Hall
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Location details

Parkville – Cossar Hall, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
Regional Satellite CentresClick here for venue details *New address for Horsham

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

Overview

The annual Neil Naismith Commemorative Lecture is named in honour of a Victorian pharmacist, the late Neil Naismith, who was the National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (1991-93), an outstanding and much loved leader of the pharmacy profession and a driving force in changes in pharmacy practice. The lecture is designed to inspire newer generations to excel in in their professional role as pharmacists. This year, listen to Associate Professor Morton Rawlin (Chair of RACGP Victoria Faculty)and Mr Ben Marchant (Victorian President of PSA) discuss the topic “GP and Pharmacist collaboration”, and the importance of close relationships to improve health services in primary care.

Learning objectives:

On completion of this session, participants will be able to   

  •  Outline key factors and challenges shaping primary health services in Victoria;
  • Describe possible ways that GPs and pharmacists may collaborate to improve the quality and efficiency in primary care;

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.3, 3.1, 3.4, 7.1, 7.3

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

Associate Professor Morton Rawlin, Chair of RACGP, Victoria Faculty

Mr Ben Marchant, Victorian President of PSA

 

 

Sponsor/s:

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Webinar: GP and Pharmacists collaboration @ Online Webinar
Mar 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview

The annual Neil Naismith Commemorative Lecture is named in honor of a Victorian pharmacist, the late Neil Naismith, who was the National President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (1991-93), an outstanding and much loved leader of the pharmacy profession and a driving force in changes in pharmacy practice.

The Webinar is designed to inspire newer generations to excel in in their professional role as pharmacists.

This year, listen to Associate Professor Morton Rawlin (Victorian Faculty Chair, RACGP) discuss the topic “GP and Pharmacist collaboration”, and the importance of close relationships to improve health services in primary care.

Learning Objectives

  • Outline key factors and challenges shaping primary health services in Victoria
  • Describe possible ways that GPs and pharmacists may collaborate to improve the quality and efficiency in primary care;

Competencies addressed: 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.3, 3.1, 3.4, 7.1, 7.3.

CPD Credits

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This event is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Associate Professor Morton Rawlin, BMed, MMedSc, FRACGP, FACRRM, DipPractDerm, DipMedHyp, DipFP, DipBusAdmin
Vice-President Chair, Victoria Faculty RACGP.

Mar
20
Sun
2016
Horsham Sunday Learning – Dirty Business March 2016 @ Wimmera Development Association
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Register on-line

Download Flyer

Overview

Pharmacists are important contributors to infectious 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 of this ever-changing disease area. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia is pleased to offer pharmacists the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills on a variety of infectious disease topics, all in one day. Presentations will be delivered by pharmacists and research leaders to ensure pharmacists are up to date with their knowledge on strategies to improve the use of antimicrobial medications, multi-drug resistant pathogens, refugee health, and microbiological and biochemical markers of infection.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the strategies that can be implemented by pharmacists to improve the use of antimicrobials.
  • Appreciate how multi-drug resistant pathogens develop
  • Explain the barriers faced by people of refugee like backgrounds and important infectious diseases to screen for
  • Explain the role of microbiological and biochemical markers of infection in guiding treatment

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1

CPD Credits

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This activity has been accredited for 4 hours of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Up to 4 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 8 CPD credits), if self-assessment questions are completed.

Speakers:

TBA

Mar
21
Mon
2016
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting March 2016 @ Lecture Theatre 5
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Overview

Older adults often have many concurrent conditions by the time they enter residential aged care.  These conditions are often all treated with medicines, and can rapidly lead to polypharmacy, which is taking five or more medicines.  Conversely, polypharmacy is associated with an increased risk of premature death, falls, and hospitalisations. Deprescribing is suggested as one method to reduce the overall number of medicines that older people take.

Deprescribing is the act of reducing the number of medicines an older adult takes with the aim of improving overall health outcomes.  For the older person in residential aged care, it is often a collaborative approach in a multidisciplinary team. Deprescribing is an active, collaborative process that involves careful monitoring of signs and symptoms. This presentation will discuss the reasons for deprescribing.  We will then look at how to select targets for deprescribing, and how to undertake the process.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe what is meant by deprescribing
  • Understand why deprescribing may be recommended
  • Appropriately recommend deprescribing to other healthcare professionals
  • Discuss the evidence for deprescribing in those over 65 years
  • Demonstrate deprescribing knowledge by applying material to case studies

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2,1.3,2.1,2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

Ms Amy Page

 

Sponsor/s:

PDL Logo

Mar
23
Wed
2016
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 March 2016 @ Online via webinar
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Monday 21 March 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: CVP160004A

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

Apr
3
Sun
2016
Parkville – First Aid Workshop / Perform CPR April 2016 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overview

First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)Download flyer

By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge you require to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years.

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

Perform CPR – Download flyer

This annual CPR update course covers all of the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 1 year.

Register Online

 

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-20

Accreditation number: CVP160002B

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.

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.

Sandhurst: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program April 2016 @ Sandhurst Golf Club
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Register on-line

Overview

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

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

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Accreditation number: CVP160003A

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

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Apr
10
Sun
2016
Geelong: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program April 2016 @ Western Victoria Primary Health Network
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Register on-line

Overview

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

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

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Accreditation number: CVP160003B

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

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Apr
16
Sat
2016
Victorian Pharmacy Conference 2016 @ Monash University
Apr 16 @ 8:30 am – Apr 17 @ 5:30 pm

The largest annual Victorian pharmacy event, Victorian Pharmacy Conference (VPC), hosted by PSA Vic, will be held on 16 and 17 April 2016 at Monash University, Parkville. The conference will deliver three educational streams tailored to a range of audiences:

Clinical Pharmacy – providing the latest in clinical information
Primary Health – supporting practice improvement to deliver outstanding primary care
Business – showcasing opportunities to engage with customers and grow the business

 

There will be a trade exhibit across both days to provide attendees with excellent opportunities to learn about a wide range of product and services, as well as a Members Only Breakfast.

Click here for the 2016 Victorian Pharmacy Conference delegate booklet

SPECIAL OFFER – We are giving full registrants the opportunity to bring along 2 pharmacy assistants staff for FREE on Saturday. Download flyer for more details and to register Pharmacy assistants.

Click here to register

 

May
10
Tue
2016
Eye care in the Pharmacy – 10 May 2016 @ Regional Satellite Centres - Caroline Springs, Echuca, Frankston and Swan Hill
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location details

Regional Satellite CentresClick here for flyer and venue details

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

Overview

Eighty per cent of vision loss and blindness is associated with five main eye conditions; age-related macular degeneration; cataract, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and uncorrected refractive error. Up to 75% of vision loss is preventable or treatable if detected early.

Clinical skills acquired through this session will empower pharmacists to improve the quality of their practice and establish connection with the local healthcare team in promoting eye health and making a difference in the community.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the optometrist
  • Identify cases that require referral for eye care/exam
  • Assist in identifying risk factors for systemic eye disease and engage customers in health promotion
  • Understand common triggers and appropriate management for red eye(s)
  • Broaden understanding of the role pharmacists can play in preventing avoidable blindness and vision loss

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6, 3.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1, 8.2

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

TBA

 

 

Sponsor/s:

PDL Logo

May
14
Sat
2016
Parkville – Mental Health First Aid @ PSA Boardroom
May 14 @ 9:00 am – May 15 @ 4:30 pm

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Overview

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

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

Register Online

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP160005A

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

Speakers:

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

Sponsors

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Jun
5
Sun
2016
Warrnambool: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program June 2016 @ Western Victoria Primary Health Network, Bayside Plaza
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Register on-line

Overview

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

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

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Accreditation number: CVP160003C

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

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Jun
20
Mon
2016
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 June 2016 @ Online via webinar
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Friday 17 June 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: CVP160004B

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

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

Download Flyer

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:

APC_Accred_RGB  PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

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

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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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

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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.


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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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