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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

Jun
3
Sun
2018
Best Practice Smoking Cessation for Pharmacists @ Multilocation
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm

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3 June   Clayton Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton
17 June   Doncaster Beau Monde International, 934 Doncaster Road, Doncaster
24 June   Frankston Functions by the Bay, Cnr Plowman Place & Young Street, Frankston
22 July   Werribee The Plaza Tavern,Werribee,Cnr Heaths & Derrimumt Rds,Hoppers Crossing
5 Aug  Shepparton Parklake Hotel, 481 Wyndham Street, Shepparton
12 Aug   Bass Coast Silverwater Resort, 17 Potters Hill Road, San Remo
26 Aug   Bendigo All Seasons Bendigo, 171-183 McIvor Road, Bendigo
9 Sept   Ballarat Mercure Hotel, 613 Main Street, Ballarat
16 Sept   Geelong Novotel Hotel, 10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for each of these activities to be accredited for 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Group 3 CPD credits may be available for self-recording.

Jun
23
Sat
2018
Pharmacy Ownership Workshop @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Overview

Ownership aspirations? Let’s get the fundamentals right!

Often the notion of pharmacy ownership is daunting:

  • Where do I start?
  • What does the process look like?
  • Who needs to be involved?
  • Am I making the right business decision for me?

This one-day practical workshop is brought to you by The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia exclusively for PSA and Guild members. It aims to demystify and equip pharmacists with the right information, skills and business foundation in making an informed decision to purchase a pharmacy.

An insightful pharmacy ownership workshop:

  • Covering business basics for pharmacy and the pathway to purchasing a pharmacy.
  • Reinforcing your learnings by a series of group activities with real life applications.
  • Facilitated by expert speakers in accounting, finance and legal and opportunity for Q&A – Nick Perrett, Director JPH Accountants & Stephanie McGrath, Senior Associate Robert James Lawyers
  • Supported by the invaluable experience of Lily Ge, pharmacy owner who will tell you how she did it and what she learnt along the way.

This is especially beneficial to early career pharmacists who have ownership aspiration but may not know where to start or may not be confident with their current skill sets. Pharmacy intern and pharmacy students will come out of the workshop with the foundation that will prepare them for ownership considerations in the near future.

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the variety of ownership structures in community pharmacy and the legal requirements underpinning their structure.
  • Identify key financial information in determining the performance of a pharmacy business.
  • Recognise the risk considerations in pharmacy ownership and their management and mitigation.
  • Demonstrate how to identify a pharmacy purchasing opportunity and describe the key parameters used to derive the valuation of a pharmacy.
  • Discuss the legal considerations in making an offer to purchase a pharmacy such as sales contract, partnership agreements and lease transfers.
  • List issues arising from the transfer and transition of ownership.

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 4.2.4, 4.3.1, 4.3.3, 4.4.1, 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 4.6.1, 4.7.1, 4.7.7

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.7, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.4, 3.1.5, 3.2.1, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.4.3

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180603

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 7 hours of Group 2 CPD credits (or 14 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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

Speakers:

Stephanie McGrath – Senior Associate, Robert James Lawyers
Nick Perrett – Director, JPH Accountants
Lily Ge – Pharmacy Owner, PharmaSave Graeme Wurm Deer Park
Bill Suen – Victorian Branch Manager, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Partnership:

This educational session is delivered in partnership with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.

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Jun
24
Sun
2018
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 24 June 2018 @ Novotel Geelong
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course fees

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number:CV18001VR

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

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Echuca COPD: checking in with your patient’s lungs @ Mercure Port of Echuca,
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Overview

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the second leading cause of avoidable hospital admissions. With this in mind, the importance of engaging with patients around their symptoms and providing them with the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their own lung health is essential. Early intervention and optimal management can reduce the rate of lung function decline and lead to better health outcomes for patients with COPD.

This half-day comprehensive workshop tailored to pharmacists will enhance your clinical understanding of COPD with focuses on non-pharmacotherapy interventions, COPD screening, COPD medications and inhaler devices and an emphasis on a pharmacist’s invaluable role in COPD detection and management.

  • 9.30am – 10.00am: Refreshments and Networking
  • 10.00am – 2pm: Presentation (including lunch)

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Practical components:

  • COPD screening using Piko-6 Test device
  • Inhaler devices: demonstration and hands-on practice
  • Two comprehensive case studies

Participants will be provided with a demo kit containing placebo Inhaler devices and COPD resources to take home to support their pharmacy practice.

To prepare for this session and to maximize your learning, it is recommended that you undertake the pre-reading on COPDX Concise Guide for Primary Care by clicking here and on COPD-Asthma overlap paper by clicking here.

You may want to subscribe to the Lung Foundation Airwaves Clinical Update electronic newsletter by clicking here.

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of COPD and how COPD is diagnosed.
  • Explain to patients both the benefits of an action plan to reduce the impact of an acute exacerbation, and how to use an action plan.
  • Describe the pharmacotherapy and non-pharmacotherapy management of COPD.
  • Identify people at risk of COPD and undertake a test with a COPD screening device
  • Describe the barriers and enablers to working with patients to optimise medicine management including inhaler device technique

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3

Competency Standards (2010): 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180006A

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 3.5 hours of Group 2 CPD credits (or 7 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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

Speaker/s:

TBC

Sponsor:

This education workshop is delivered in partnership with Lung Foundation Australia and funded by Murray PHN.

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Jun
25
Mon
2018
Parkville: APSIG June 2018: Liver diseases – practical update @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Jun 25 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am

Overview

According to the Deloitte Access Economics Report from 2013, liver disease affects more than six million Australians and equates to an annual cost burden of $50.7 billion comprising of health care and socio-economic costs. Join Associate Professor Thompson as he provides an update on the management of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and decompensated liver diseases and on drug-induce liver injury. Accredited pharmacists play an important role in medication review and this session will provide them with key considerations and updates in the management of common liver conditions.

This evening will commence with a literature review by Professor Louis Roller. There will be case studies to support interactive discussions.

 

*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: Workshop

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss hepatitis B and C in the context of medication management.
  • Describe the management of decompensated liver diseases and dosing considerations in liver impairment.
  • Recognise medications commonly associated with liver injury.
  • Recognise common causes of abnormal liver function tests and the assessment pathways.

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3

Competency Standards (2010): 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 4.2.1. 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180601

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

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

Speakers:

Associate Professor Alex Thompson
MBBS, PhD, FRACP
Director of the Department of Gastroenterology at St Vincent’s Hospital
NHMRC Research Fellow of the University of Melbourne

 

Jun
27
Wed
2018
Working “eye to eye” with optometry for better patient care @ Online via webinar
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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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 90% 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.

Following registration via the link above, pharmacists will be sent instructions and a link to join and live-stream the webinar on the night of the event. Pharmacists located in Bass Coast, Glenelg, Moira, Hepburn, Central Goldfields & Whittlesea will have the opportunity to obtain Group 3 CPD credits upon completion of a practice change activity.

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016):  2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.3, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3

Competency Standards (2010): 1.3.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.5, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180602

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 1.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 3 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activity.

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

Speakers:

Mr Roman Serebrianik  BOptom  PGradDipAdvClinOptom  PGradCertOcTher FACO

Sarah Zerbib Vision Initiative Team Leader, Vision 2020 Australia

Sponsor:

This educational session is delivered in partnership with Vision 2020 Australia.

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Jul
3
Tue
2018
Monthly Learning with Peers: Diabetes – Therapeutic and clinical background @ Parkville and selected regional satellite centres
Jul 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Monthly Learning with Peers

Monthly Learning with Peers represents an opportunity for pharmacists to:

  • Come together and network.
  • View a selected online CPD podcast together.
  • Complete MCQs and have discussions around the clinical topic and learn from each other in a peer supported session facilitated by your area coordinator.

This session aims to provide pharmacists with clinical information supplemented by knowledge sharing between peers. Individually we have a lot to share due to our unique work experiences. As health professionals that are continually learning there are often many questions that we don’t have answers to. Come along and find out what we can learn from each other and how this might shape our professional development and bridge our clinical gaps.

We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet or other portable device so that you can log-in and complete the MCQs during the session.

These sessions are held on the first Tuesday evening of each month starting in March and ending in October in Parkville and selected regional areas due to local demand:

Regional Satellite Centres as listed below (including Parkville):

  • Bendigo – Murray Primary Health Network, Central Victorian Office, 3-5 View Point, Bendigo
  • Bundoora – RMIT University, Bundoora West Campus (Opp. Uni Hill Factory Outlet) Building 205. Ground Floor Room 2.11 (in main entrance, room on the right) *Bundoora– campus map
  • Clayton – Lecture Theatre Two, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Rd Clayton
  • Horsham – Meeting Room, Wimmera Development Association, 62 Darlot Street, Horsham
  • Parkville Lecture Theatre 5, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
  • Swan Hill – Marraboor Pharmacy, 34 McCrae Street, Swan Hill
  • Wodonga – Room 3112, Building 3 (Teaching Building), Latrobe University, University Drive, Wodonga

Networking and refreshments from 7:00pm, lecture will commence at 7.30pm.

Overview

July Topic: Diabetes – therapeutic and clinical background

Pharmacists are well placed to improve patient self-management education to prevent acute complications, achieve glycaemic control and prevent and manage the risk of long-term complications in diabetes. A patient-centred approach to a diabetes service enables pharmacists to interact and engage patients with diabetes and offer a tailored service based on individual needs to maximise outcomes. This session will cover the current clinical guidelines for management of diabetes and describe the new drugs available for diabetes.

Learning objectives:

 After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Explaining the current clinical guidelines for management of diabetes
  • Describe the new drugs available for diabetes
  • Identify ways to engage patients with diabetes in a diabetes services

Competencies (2016) addressed: 1.1.5, 1.3.1, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.2.3, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.4.3, 4.7.4, 4.7.5

Competencies (2010) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.2.2, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.1.4, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4.

Speakers:

Professor Glen Maberly

Professor Glen Maberly is a Senior Staff Specialist Endocrinologist at Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals, and Program Lead Western Sydney Diabetes Initiative at Western Sydney Local Health District. For his entire career Glen has focused on fostering public-private-civic partnerships and bringing public health evidence-based research findings to large-scale implementation.

 

Jul
8
Sun
2018
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 8 July 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course fees

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

CPD credits:

PSA credit icon-Group2-46

 

 

 

Australalian Pharmacy Council logo

 

 

Accreditation number:CV18001VS

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

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Jul
21
Sat
2018
Ballarat – Mental Health First Aid July 2018 @ Dun Vegan Room, Rural Health Academic Centre, University of Melbourne
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – Jul 22 @ 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, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or 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.

This 2-day workshop, facilitated by an accredited MHFA pharmacist passionate about mental health teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff 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. There will be application of mental health first aid through pharmacy related case scenarios. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Mental health is everybody’s business. One in five Australians experiences a mental illness in any one year. Also, rates of self-injury and suicide increase with remoteness from big cities, suggesting significant mental health issues need addressing in rural and remote areas. There is also less access to specialised mental health care in rural areas.

By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid workshop, you’ll develop greater confidence to deal with people as they encounter issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, non-suicidal self-injury and thoughts of suicide.

Following the training and after passing a short online assessment, you will be an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. You also take home the 180+ page Mental Health First Aid Manual, as a resource to support you in implementing your new understandings.

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:

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180002E

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:

Ms Jenny McDowell

J McDowell

Jenny is a registered pharmacist with over two decades’ experience in the hospital, community, publishing and university sectors. She has extensive experience in delivering workshops and presentations, and is mindful that clear communication is the key to understanding.

With a country Victorian background and a love of wide open spaces, Jenny is excited to bring the Mental Health First Aid workshops to regional and rural Victoria. Like many, her passion for mental health has been stoked by personal and professional experiences that have confirmed her awareness of the importance of attending to mental health.

Jenny brings a creative approach to her work and will create a safe space for participants to explore and develop their own understandings of mental health.

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Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to fourteen (14) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Jul
23
Mon
2018
Parkville: APSIG July 2018: Renal impairment – causes, management and drug dosing @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Overview

Chronic renal disease can contribute to and/or be impacted by other chronic diseases. With 1 in 3 Australians at an increased risk of developing renal disease, it is likely that pharmacists will encounter patients with reduced renal function when conducting medication reviews. Pharmacists are well placed to consider laboratory results and accordingly provide advice on medications that require dosage adjustment and identifying medications that can adversely affect renal functions.

This evening will commence with a literature review by Professor Louis Roller. There will be case studies to support interactive discussions

 

*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: Workshop

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the common causes of chronic renal disease in older patients.
  • Discuss the complications (anaemia, bone disease, metabolic acidosis, and electrolyte imbalance) of chronic renal disease and its pharmacological and non-pharmacological management.
  • Recognise significant laboratory indicators used in the diagnosis and monitoring of renal disease and its complications and describe how kidney function is measured.
  • Describe patient and drug factors that influence dosing in renal impairment and dialysis, and key drugs that require dose modification and the process for calculating the optimal dose.

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3

Competency Standards (2010): 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.3, 2.3.2, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180701

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

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

Speakers:

Dr Yogeshwar Rajaram
Nephrologist
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne


 

Aug
5
Sun
2018
HLTAID001 Provide CPR 2018 @ Mutilocation
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Upcoming Courses:

Dates Location CPD Accreditation Code Registration
10/06/18 Braeside  – 7 Century Drive, Braeside VIC 3195 CVP170002J Cancelled
05/08/18 Horsham – Meeting Room, Wimmera Business Centre, 62 Darlot Street, Horsham VIC 3400 CVP170002O Click here to register
19/08/18 Traralgon – Conference Rooms 1 & 2, Monash University Rural Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Princes Hwy, Traralgon CVP170002P Click here to register
21/08/18 Parkville – 381 Royal Pde, Parkville VIC 3052 CVP170002K Click here to register
02/09/18 Werribee – Seminar Room, Werribee Mercy Hospital (located next to Pharmacy in Main Building), 300 Princes Highway, Werribee 3030 CVP170002Q Click here to register
08/10/18 Parkville – 381 Royal Pde, Parkville VIC 3052 CVP170002L Click here to register

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
  • Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

Competency Standards:

2016 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

2010 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: Please see table above for all about accreditation code

All Perform CPR have 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.

Aug
13
Mon
2018
CPD Planning Tool Webinar – 13 August 2018 @ Online via webinar
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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CPD planning tool webinar

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

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

Did you know?

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

How can we help you achieve this?

This is an interactive webinar where:

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

What we need from you?

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

This workshop is opened exclusively to PSA members free of charge. There are limited spaces and for this reason we ask that you honour your commitment. This webinar will not be accredited for CPD credits as the bulk of the session is dedicated to assisting you with the CPD Planning Tool.

Facilitator
PSA Professional Development Team

 

CPD Planning Tool Webinar_2 – 13 August 2018 @ Online via webinar
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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CPD planning tool webinar

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

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

Did you know?

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

How can we help you achieve this?

This is an interactive webinar where:

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

What we need from you?

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

This workshop is opened exclusively to PSA members free of charge. There are limited spaces and for this reason we ask that you honour your commitment. This webinar will not be accredited for CPD credits as the bulk of the session is dedicated to assisting you with the CPD Planning Tool.

Facilitator
PSA Professional Development Team

 

CPD Planning Tool Webinar_3 – 13 August 2018 @ Online via webinar
Aug 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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CPD planning tool webinar

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

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

Did you know?

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

How can we help you achieve this?

This is an interactive webinar where:

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

What we need from you?

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

This workshop is opened exclusively to PSA members free of charge. There are limited spaces and for this reason we ask that you honour your commitment. This webinar will not be accredited for CPD credits as the bulk of the session is dedicated to assisting you with the CPD Planning Tool.

Facilitator
PSA Professional Development Team

 

Aug
16
Thu
2018
CPD Planning Tool Workshop – 16 August 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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CPD planning tool workshop

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

This workshop will assist pharmacists to complete their CPD Plan using the PSA’s CPD Planning Tool in time for September 30.

How can we help you achieve this?
This is a hands-on practical and interactive workshop where:

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

What we need from you?

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

Pharmacists attending the workshop are advised to bring along their electronic device to get the most out of the session.

This workshop is opened exclusively to PSA members free of charge. There are limited spaces and for this reason we ask that you honour your commitment. This workshop will not be accredited for CPD credits as the bulk of the session is dedicated to providing you with hands-on assistance with the CPD Planning Tool.

Facilitator
PSA Professional Development Team

 

Aug
19
Sun
2018
HLTAID001 Provide CPR 2018 @ Mutilocation
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Upcoming Courses:

Dates Location CPD Accreditation Code Registration
10/06/18 Braeside  – 7 Century Drive, Braeside VIC 3195 CVP170002J Cancelled
05/08/18 Horsham – Meeting Room, Wimmera Business Centre, 62 Darlot Street, Horsham VIC 3400 CVP170002O Click here to register
19/08/18 Traralgon – Conference Rooms 1 & 2, Monash University Rural Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Princes Hwy, Traralgon CVP170002P Click here to register
21/08/18 Parkville – 381 Royal Pde, Parkville VIC 3052 CVP170002K Click here to register
02/09/18 Werribee – Seminar Room, Werribee Mercy Hospital (located next to Pharmacy in Main Building), 300 Princes Highway, Werribee 3030 CVP170002Q Click here to register
08/10/18 Parkville – 381 Royal Pde, Parkville VIC 3052 CVP170002L Click here to register

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
  • Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

Competency Standards:

2016 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

2010 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

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: Please see table above for all about accreditation code

All Perform CPR have 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.

Aug
21
Tue
2018
HLTAID001 Provide CPR 2018 @ Mutilocation
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Upcoming Courses:

Dates Location CPD Accreditation Code Registration
10/06/18 Braeside  – 7 Century Drive, Braeside VIC 3195 CVP170002J Cancelled
05/08/18 Horsham – Meeting Room, Wimmera Business Centre, 62 Darlot Street, Horsham VIC 3400 CVP170002O Click here to register
19/08/18 Traralgon – Conference Rooms 1 & 2, Monash University Rural Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Princes Hwy, Traralgon CVP170002P Click here to register
21/08/18 Parkville – 381 Royal Pde, Parkville VIC 3052 CVP170002K Click here to register
02/09/18 Werribee – Seminar Room, Werribee Mercy Hospital (located next to Pharmacy in Main Building), 300 Princes Highway, Werribee 3030 CVP170002Q Click here to register
08/10/18 Parkville – 381 Royal Pde, Parkville VIC 3052 CVP170002L Click here to register

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
  • Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

Competency Standards:

2016 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

2010 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

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: Please see table above for all about accreditation code

All Perform CPR have 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.

Aug
25
Sat
2018
Swan Hill – Mental Health First Aid August 2018 @ Suite 2
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – Aug 26 @ 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, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or 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.

This 2-day workshop, facilitated by an accredited MHFA pharmacist passionate about mental health teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff 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. There will be application of mental health first aid through pharmacy related case scenarios. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Mental health is everybody’s business. One in five Australians experiences a mental illness in any one year. Also, rates of self-injury and suicide increase with remoteness from big cities, suggesting significant mental health issues need addressing in rural and remote areas. There is also less access to specialised mental health care in rural areas.

By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid workshop, you’ll develop greater confidence to deal with people as they encounter issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, non-suicidal self-injury and thoughts of suicide.

Following the training and after passing a short online assessment, you will be an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. You also take home the 180+ page Mental Health First Aid Manual, as a resource to support you in implementing your new understandings.

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:

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180002F

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:

Ms Jenny McDowell

J McDowell

Jenny is a registered pharmacist with over two decades’ experience in the hospital, community, publishing and university sectors. She has extensive experience in delivering workshops and presentations, and is mindful that clear communication is the key to understanding.

With a country Victorian background and a love of wide open spaces, Jenny is excited to bring the Mental Health First Aid workshops to regional and rural Victoria. Like many, her passion for mental health has been stoked by personal and professional experiences that have confirmed her awareness of the importance of attending to mental health.

Jenny brings a creative approach to her work and will create a safe space for participants to explore and develop their own understandings of mental health.

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Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to fourteen (14) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 25 August 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course fees

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number:CV18001VT

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

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Sep
2
Sun
2018
HLTAID001 Provide CPR 2018 @ Mutilocation
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Upcoming Courses:

Dates Location CPD Accreditation Code Registration
10/06/18 Braeside  – 7 Century Drive, Braeside VIC 3195 CVP170002J Cancelled
05/08/18 Horsham – Meeting Room, Wimmera Business Centre, 62 Darlot Street, Horsham VIC 3400 CVP170002O Click here to register
19/08/18 Traralgon – Conference Rooms 1 & 2, Monash University Rural Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Princes Hwy, Traralgon CVP170002P Click here to register
21/08/18 Parkville – 381 Royal Pde, Parkville VIC 3052 CVP170002K Click here to register
02/09/18 Werribee – Seminar Room, Werribee Mercy Hospital (located next to Pharmacy in Main Building), 300 Princes Highway, Werribee 3030 CVP170002Q Click here to register
08/10/18 Parkville – 381 Royal Pde, Parkville VIC 3052 CVP170002L Click here to register

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
  • Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

Competency Standards:

2016 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

2010 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

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: Please see table above for all about accreditation code

All Perform CPR have 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.

Sep
5
Wed
2018
CPD Planning Tool Workshop – 5 September 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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CPD planning tool workshop

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

This workshop will assist pharmacists to complete their CPD Plan using the PSA’s CPD Planning Tool in time for September 30.

How can we help you achieve this?
This is a hands-on practical and interactive workshop where:

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

What we need from you?

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

Pharmacists attending the workshop are advised to bring along their electronic device to get the most out of the session.

This workshop is opened exclusively to PSA members free of charge. There are limited spaces and for this reason we ask that you honour your commitment. This workshop will not be accredited for CPD credits as the bulk of the session is dedicated to providing you with hands-on assistance with the CPD Planning Tool.

Facilitator
PSA Professional Development Team

 

Sep
6
Thu
2018
CPD Planning Tool Webinar – 6 September 2018 @ Online via webinar
Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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CPD planning tool webinar

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

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

Did you know?

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

How can we help you achieve this?

This is an interactive webinar where:

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

What we need from you?

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

This workshop is opened exclusively to PSA members free of charge. There are limited spaces and for this reason we ask that you honour your commitment. This webinar will not be accredited for CPD credits as the bulk of the session is dedicated to assisting you with the CPD Planning Tool.

Facilitator
PSA Professional Development Team

 

Sep
7
Fri
2018
CPD Planning Tool Webinar – 7 September 2018 @ Online via webinar
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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CPD planning tool webinar

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

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

Did you know?

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

How can we help you achieve this?

This is an interactive webinar where:

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

What we need from you?

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

This workshop is opened exclusively to PSA members free of charge. There are limited spaces and for this reason we ask that you honour your commitment. This webinar will not be accredited for CPD credits as the bulk of the session is dedicated to assisting you with the CPD Planning Tool.

Facilitator
PSA Professional Development Team

 

Sep
22
Sat
2018
Parkville – Mental Health First Aid September 2018 @ PSA Boardroom
Sep 22 – Sep 23 all-day

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Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or 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.

This 2-day workshop, facilitated by an accredited MHFA pharmacist passionate about mental health teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff 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. There will be application of mental health first aid through pharmacy related case scenarios. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Mental health is everybody’s business. One in five Australians experiences a mental illness in any one year. Also, rates of self-injury and suicide increase with remoteness from big cities, suggesting significant mental health issues need addressing in rural and remote areas. There is also less access to specialised mental health care in rural areas.

By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid workshop, you’ll develop greater confidence to deal with people as they encounter issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, non-suicidal self-injury and thoughts of suicide.

Following the training and after passing a short online assessment, you will be an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. You also take home the 180+ page Mental Health First Aid Manual, as a resource to support you in implementing your new understandings.

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:

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180002B

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 Edwards BPharm (hons) BA(psychology major) MPS

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Louise is a pharmacist who has also completed an undergraduate degree majoring in Psychology. With a passion for mental health, Louise completed a thesis (receiving Class I Honours and the University Medal) researching pharmacist interventions in mental health. her experience is widespread having  worked in a variety of pharmacies across Australia in different settings, from Perth suburban pharmacies, to rural Townsville (north Queensland) with its large mining community, Indigenous health, rural health service delivery, and large military population. Louise also worked in a Melbourne suburban pharmacy with a large substance addicted clientele, as well as a large outer-city Melbourne Private Hospital based pharmacy. She currently works for WA Poisons Information Centre as a Specialist in Poisons Information and as a sessional Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University. Louise has delivered MHFA training in WA, QLD, and Victoria to pharmacists and other pharmacy staff and also to occupational therapists, dentists, mining industry employees, lawyers, education department workers, tradespeople and the general public.

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Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Sep
26
Wed
2018
CPD Planning Tool Webinar – 26 September 2018 @ Online via webinar
Sep 26 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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CPD planning tool webinar

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

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

Did you know?

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

How can we help you achieve this?

This is an interactive webinar where:

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

What we need from you?

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

This workshop is opened exclusively to PSA members free of charge. There are limited spaces and for this reason we ask that you honour your commitment. This webinar will not be accredited for CPD credits as the bulk of the session is dedicated to assisting you with the CPD Planning Tool.

Facilitator
PSA Professional Development Team

 

Oct
8
Mon
2018
HLTAID001 Provide CPR 2018 @ Mutilocation
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Upcoming Courses:

Dates Location CPD Accreditation Code Registration
10/06/18 Braeside  – 7 Century Drive, Braeside VIC 3195 CVP170002J Cancelled
05/08/18 Horsham – Meeting Room, Wimmera Business Centre, 62 Darlot Street, Horsham VIC 3400 CVP170002O Click here to register
19/08/18 Traralgon – Conference Rooms 1 & 2, Monash University Rural Health, Latrobe Regional Hospital, Princes Hwy, Traralgon CVP170002P Click here to register
21/08/18 Parkville – 381 Royal Pde, Parkville VIC 3052 CVP170002K Click here to register
02/09/18 Werribee – Seminar Room, Werribee Mercy Hospital (located next to Pharmacy in Main Building), 300 Princes Highway, Werribee 3030 CVP170002Q Click here to register
08/10/18 Parkville – 381 Royal Pde, Parkville VIC 3052 CVP170002L Click here to register

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
  • Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

Competency Standards:

2016 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

2010 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

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

Accreditation number: Please see table above for all about accreditation code

All Perform CPR have 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.

Oct
24
Wed
2018
Warrnambool: Pharmacist administered immunisation service 101 Workshop series @ Bayside Plaza
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview

Pharmacists are key primary healthcare providers and are well placed to contribute to improved access to immunisation especially to those most at risk of complications from vaccine-preventable disease through the provision of pharmacist administered immunisation service.

As at 10 May 2016 it was legislated that pharmacists could immunise in Victoria in accordance with specific legislations and guidelines. Currently there are approximately 20% of pharmacies in Victoria registered to provide pharmacist administered immunisation services, the percentage of which is lower in regional and rural Victoria.

This session aims to support pharmacists, pharmacy staff and pharmacies interested in delivering a pharmacist administered immunisation service with an insight into the legislations and guidelines that govern this service and the practical considerations around implementation and promotion. Pharmacists who are currently delivering this service will benefit from the promotional discussions that can help improve awareness and uptake of the service. The pharmacy team overall will find value in consolidating their understanding of effective cold chain management.

This is a free event, however it is requested that participants register via the link above. Pharmacists and all pharmacy staff are welcome to attend. All attendees will receive a pertussis and registration resource kit.

  • 6.30-7:00pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the value of a pharmacist administered vaccination service.
  • Discuss the legislations and guidelines by which pharmacist immunisers and pharmacies must comply with to provide a pharmacist administered
    vaccination service in Victoria.
  • Describe the practical considerations of implementing a pharmacist administered vaccination service and demonstrate ways in which pharmacists and the pharmacy team can promote this service in the pharmacy.
  • Recognise the principles and importance of cold chain management and implement processes that are required for effective cold chain management

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.2, 4.4.3, 4.6.3, 4.6.5.

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.7.1, 3.1.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3.

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

CPD credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4  Accreditation number: CVP18001C

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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

Speaker:

Representative from Primary Health Network (PHN) Western Victoria and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). TBA.

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Nov
14
Wed
2018
Ballarat : Pharmacist administered immunisation service 101 Workshop series @ 101 Drummond Street North, Ballarat
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview

Pharmacists are key primary healthcare providers and are well placed to contribute to improved access to immunisation especially to those most at risk of complications from vaccine-preventable disease through the provision of pharmacist administered immunisation service.

As at 10 May 2016 it was legislated that pharmacists could immunise in Victoria in accordance with specific legislations and guidelines. Currently there are approximately 20% of pharmacies in Victoria registered to provide pharmacist administered immunisation services, the percentage of which is lower in regional and rural Victoria.

This session aims to support pharmacists, pharmacy staff and pharmacies interested in delivering a pharmacist administered immunisation service with an insight into the legislations and guidelines that govern this service and the practical considerations around implementation and promotion. Pharmacists who are currently delivering this service will benefit from the promotional discussions that can help improve awareness and uptake of the service. The pharmacy team overall will find value in consolidating their understanding of effective cold chain management.

This is a free event, however it is requested that participants register via the link above. Pharmacists and all pharmacy staff are welcome to attend. All attendees will receive a pertussis and registration resource kit.

  • 6.30-7:00pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the value of a pharmacist administered vaccination service.
  • Discuss the legislations and guidelines by which pharmacist immunisers and pharmacies must comply with to provide a pharmacist administered
    vaccination service in Victoria.
  • Describe the practical considerations of implementing a pharmacist administered vaccination service and demonstrate ways in which pharmacists and the pharmacy team can promote this service in the pharmacy.
  • Recognise the principles and importance of cold chain management and implement processes that are required for effective cold chain management

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.2, 4.4.3, 4.6.3, 4.6.5.

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.7.1, 3.1.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3.

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

CPD credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4  Accreditation number: CVP18001D

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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

Speaker:

Representative from Primary Health Network (PHN) Western Victoria and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). TBA.

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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.


Victorian Opioid Pharmacotherapy Program

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Guest Speakers:

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

       Followed by a panel discussion.

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

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Naloxone Training Program

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

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

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


Provide First Aid/ CPR

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


Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program

The Victorian Government announced the introduction of a Victorian Pharmacist Vaccination Program in 2016. The course Manage the Delivery and Administration of Injections APPIMM806A is a program of study that is recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. It 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. Completion satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to the most current DPCS Regulations and applicable guidelines. Please note pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and pertussis containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria. To complete the certification and gain the credential, you must also provide evidence of the following:

  • Hold General Registration.
  • 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 successful completion of the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists. This is an online course and is provided at no cost.
  • Successful completion of the multiple choice questions as part of the online component of the course and the catch-up schedule
  • Completion of a supplementary webinar (provided at no cost) should additional material need be supplied following legislation changes

Please click onto a scheduled workshop date on the Victorian event calendar for more information about the Program. Alternatively, you can contact VIC Branch on 03 9389 4000.


Mental Health First Aid

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


Medicines Update 2017

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

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