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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

Aug
1
Tue
2017
Collaboration: Optometrists and Pharmacists in eye care – webinar @ Webinar
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Patients often present to the pharmacy seeking advice on eye conditions. Pharmacists have an important role in providing primary health care to common eye conditions and recognising the signs and symptoms that require referral to other health professionals. Join this collaborative lecture presented by Simon Hanna, National Clinical Policy Adviser at Optometry Australia and Tran To, Community Pharmacist, as they explore referral pathways specific to some common eye conditions and describe the roles of optometrists and pharmacists respectively in achieving optimal ophthalmic health outcomes.

Time

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS & VIC – 7.30pm
SA & NT – 7pm
WA – 5.30pm

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

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Learning objectives:

  • Describe the role of optometrists in the health care setting.
  • Explain when and what optometrists can prescribe.
  • Recognise when to refer a patient to an optometrist, general practitioner or Emergency.
  • Describe common eye conditions seen in the pharmacy.
  • Discuss the role of pharmacists in the management of common eye conditions.

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 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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This lecture is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speakers

Mr Simon Hanna
National Clinical Policy Advisor, Optometry Australia

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2003, Simon went on to work for 2 years at the Australian College of Optometry, completing his Clinical Residency before moving into the private sector and opening his own private clinic in 2006. He completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry in 2006 and Postgraduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2007. In 2011 he returned to The University of Melbourne as a Senior Clinical Teaching Instructor and completed a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching. Simon is currently the National Clinical Policy Adviser with Optometry Australia.

Ms Tran To
Community Pharmacist
Professional Practice Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Ms Tran To graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Degree in 2008. Since then Tran has embraced various roles as a Pharmacist Manager, Pharmacist Locum and Preceptor to Intern Pharmacists. Tran went on to complete the Commerce component of her Bachelor of Pharmacy/Commerce Double Degree in 2013. Tran is currently the Professional Practice Pharmacist for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and continues to practice as a Community Pharmacist.

Monthly Lecture August 2017: Collaboration: Optometrists and Pharmacists in eye care @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Location details

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

*Bundoora– campus map
*Frankston – campus map

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

Overview

Patients often present to the pharmacy seeking advice on eye conditions. Pharmacists have an important role in providing primary health care to common eye conditions and recognising the signs and symptoms that require referral to other health professionals. Join this collaborative lecture presented by Simon Hanna, National Clinical Policy Adviser at Optometry Australia and Tran To, Community Pharmacist, as they explore referral pathways specific to some common eye conditions and describe the roles of optometrists and pharmacists respectively in achieving optimal ophthalmic health outcomes.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the role of optometrists in the health care setting.
  2. Explain when and what optometrists can prescribe.
  3. Recognise when to refer a patient to an optometrist, general practitioner or Emergency.
  4. Describe common eye conditions seen in the pharmacy.
  5. Discuss the role of pharmacists in the management of common eye conditions.

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3. 6.2.4, 6.2.5

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

Speakers:

Mr Simon Hanna
National Clinical Policy Advisor, Optometry Australia

After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 2003, Simon went on to work for 2 years at the Australian College of Optometry, completing his Clinical Residency before moving into the private sector and opening his own private clinic in 2006. He completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Optometry in 2006 and Postgraduate Certificate in Ocular Therapeutics in 2007. In 2011 he returned to The University of Melbourne as a Senior Clinical Teaching Instructor and completed a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching. Simon is currently the National Clinical Policy Adviser with Optometry Australia.

Ms Tran To
Community Pharmacist
Professional Practice Pharmacist, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Ms Tran To graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) Degree in 2008. Since then Tran has embraced various roles as a Pharmacist Manager, Pharmacist Locum and Preceptor to Intern Pharmacists. Tran went on to complete the Commerce component of her Bachelor of Pharmacy/Commerce Double Degree in 2013. Tran is currently the Professional Practice Pharmacist for the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and continues to practice as a Community Pharmacist.

Sponsor/s:

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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

Aug
6
Sun
2017
Parkville – Medicines Update 2017
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Overview

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

Cardiovascular | Diabetes | Gynaecology | Neurology (Parkinson’s, MS & Epilepsy) | Respiratory and allergy | Miscellaneous (Pain/OA & RA)

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

Session details:

Cardiovascular Update (Dr Jennifer Coller; cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital)

Accreditation number: CVP1700061A

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicines.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Diabetes Update (Dr Christopher Yates; endocrinologist at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Hospital)

Accreditation number: CVP1700061B

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in the management of diabetes.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Gynaecology Update (Mr James Dwyer; pharmacist and director of pharmacy at Mercy Health)

Accreditation number: CVP1700061C

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in gynaecological medicines.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Neurology Update: Parkinson’s MS & Epilepsy (Dr Andrew Evans; neurologist and director of the Movement Disorders Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital)

Accreditation number: CVP1700061D

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in the management of Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Respiratory and Allergy Update (Dr Jenny Gowan; accredited pharmacist)

Accreditation number: CVP1700061E

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory medicines and the management of allergies.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Miscellaneous Update: Pain/OA & RA (A/Prof Louis Roller; emeritus academic pharmacist)

Accreditation number: CVP1700061F

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in a variety of key therapeutic areas including the management of pain, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

CPD Credits

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation of each of the above sessions. Each session may attract up to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

Aug
13
Sun
2017
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 13 August 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites and wish to gain the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy, including administration of injections.

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible) All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website.

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Module 5:

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

Workshop:

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Workshop:

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV17001VAI

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to 14 days before the workshop are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Aug
14
Mon
2017
Webinar: Part 2 – Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program 14 August 2017 @ online via webinar
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register on-line

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

 

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170004C

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

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

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Aug
17
Thu
2017
Thunderstorm asthma – webinar @ Online Webinar
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you prepared for the upcoming thunderstorm asthma and hay fever season? The pollen season is coming in October and with it an increased risk of thunderstorm asthma. In this 60-minute webinar you will learn what thunderstorm asthma is and under which environmental circumstances it could occur. Understand, who is at risk and how to manage patients with an increased risk if thunderstorm asthma is the forecast.

The webinar incorporates the learnings of the 2016 Melbourne thunderstorm asthma event to get you ready for the thunderstorm asthma season. You will refresh your knowledge on asthma medication and how to manage asthma. Important tools such as Asthma Action Plans and First Aid Plans for Asthma will be discussed to help you educating at-risk patients.

Furthermore, the webinar will prepare you for the thunderstorm asthma public health campaign by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, launching in early September. The campaign is expected to increase public awareness and interaction with the public across all institutions of health care.

Time

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS & VIC – 7.30pm
SA & NT – 7pm
WA – 5.30pm

In order to register for this event, you must be logged in.

Log in here to view this activity.

If you do not have an account, please register here.

CPD credits

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This lecture is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speakers

Dr Jenny Gowan, a practicing pharmacist, is a Teaching Associate at Monash University.
She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, an Editorial Board Member of AUS-DI, SHPA ‘Don’t Rush to Crush’ and the Guidelines Committee for the National Asthma Council Australian Asthma Handbook.

The webinar was developed by the National Asthma Council Australia and is presented by Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and supported by the Department of Health and Human Services (Vic).

Aug
27
Sun
2017
Lorne – Medicines Update 2017 @ Mantra Lorne
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Overview

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

Cardiovascular | Diabetes | Gynaecology | Neurology (Parkinson’s, MS & Epilepsy) | Respiratory and allergy | Miscellaneous (Pain/OA & RA)

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

 

Make a weekend out of if and spend the night at Mantra Lorne at a discounted rate only for PSA AMU delegates.

Please click here to view the accommodation.

For booking, please click here and compete the form and follow instructions to book your stay.

Please note that this discounted offer is only available up until the 27 July 2017.

For more information please contact the venue directly on lorne.groups@mantra.com.au  or Phone: 03 5228 9777.

 

Session details:

Cardiovascular Update (Dr Jennifer Coller; cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital)

Accreditation number: CVP1700062A

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicines.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Diabetes Update (speaker TBC)

Accreditation number: CVP1700062B

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in the management of diabetes.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Gynaecology Update (Mr James Dwyer; pharmacist and director of pharmacy at Mercy Health)

Accreditation number: CVP1700062C

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in gynaecological medicines.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Neurology Update: Parkinson’s MS & Epilepsy (Dr Andrew Evans; neurologist and director of the Movement Disorders Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital)

Accreditation number: CVP1700062D

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in the management of Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Respiratory and Allergy Update (Dr Jenny Gowan; accredited pharmacist)

Accreditation number: CVP1700062E

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory medicines and the management of allergies.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Miscellaneous Update: Pain/OA & RA (A/Prof Louis Roller; emeritus academic pharmacist)

Accreditation number: CVP1700062F

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in a variety of key therapeutic areas including the management of pain, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

CPD Credits

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation of each of the above sessions. Each session may attract up to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

 

Aug
28
Mon
2017
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting August 2017 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • PSA Members (FREE) please register here
  • Non Members please contact PSA Vic Office (9389 4000) for further details

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Overview

Aging can be associated with physical, sensory and cognitive impairments combined with systemic disease and associated medications, both prescribed and OTC presents significant challenges to health practitioners. Oral health affects an individual’s quality of life particularly in an older age group often complicating management of co-existing medical conditions.

Research has now established many links between oral problems, oral pathology and many medical conditions requiring much closer co-operation and regular communication between health practitioners. The role of pharmacists is vital as they provide medication review, promote quality use of medication and deliver tailored education and counseling.

This evening will commence with a literature review by Professor Louis Roller.

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

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

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe common oral health problems due to aging.
  • Outline the significant links between oral health and medical conditions.
  • List key issues of concern in managing primary and secondary health in an older population as it relates to oral care.
  • Summarise role of pharmacists in oral health in aged care.

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4

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

CPD credits:

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

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

Speakers:

Dr John Banky
Dental Clinician
Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (Melbourne University)

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL:

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Sep
13
Wed
2017
Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop September 2017
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register Online

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Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

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

 

Learning Objectives:

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

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

CPD Credits:

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

Accreditation number: CVP170012E

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

 

Sep
17
Sun
2017
Benalla – Medicines Update 2017 @ Benalla Health – Michael Long Education Centre
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Register On-line

Overview

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

Cardiovascular | Diabetes | Gynaecology | Neurology (Parkinson’s, MS & Epilepsy) | Respiratory and allergy | Miscellaneous (Pain/OA & RA)

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

Session details:

Cardiovascular Update (Dr Jennifer Coller; cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital)

Accreditation number: CVP1700063A

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicines.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Diabetes Update (Dr Dev Kevat; endocrinologist at Western Hospital and Monash Health)

Accreditation number: CVP1700063B

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in the management of diabetes.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Gynaecology Update (Ms Kathy Kielsen; pharmacist and deputy director of pharmacy at Mercy Health)

Accreditation number: CVP1700063C

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in gynaecological medicines.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Neurology Update: Parkinson’s MS & Epilepsy (Dr Andrew Evans; neurologist and director of the Movement Disorders Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital)

Accreditation number: CVP1700063D

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in the management of Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Respiratory and Allergy Update (Dr Jenny Gowan; accredited pharmacist)

Accreditation number: CVP1700063E

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory medicines and the management of allergies.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Miscellaneous Update: Pain/OA & RA (A/Prof Louis Roller; emeritus academic pharmacist)

Accreditation number: CVP1700063F

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in a variety of key therapeutic areas including the management of pain, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

CPD Credits

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation of each of the above sessions. Each session may attract up to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

 

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

Register on-line

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170004D

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

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

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

Register Online

Download Flyer

Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

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

 

Learning Objectives:

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

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

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-20

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

Accreditation number: CVP170012F

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

 

 


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.


APSIG eventsPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3

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


Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program

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

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

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

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

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


Naloxone Training Program

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

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

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


Provide First Aid/ CPR

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


Immunisation Training Victoria

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

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

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


Mental Health First Aid

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


Medicines Update 2017

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

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