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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

May
1
Sun
2016
Eastern: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program May 2016 @ Whitehorse Centre
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overview

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

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

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Accreditation number: CVP160003F

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

Sponsors

Vic_health_department

 

 

phn eastern

May
3
Tue
2016
Monthly Lecture May 2016: Diabetes Clinical Update @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 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 *New venue in Bundoora– campus map

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

**This lecture is pre-recorded. Teresa Di Franco will be available for a live question and answer session following the presentation

Overview

This lecture covers the important clinical updates on diabetes and antidiabetic regimens. An overview of the epidemiology and basic pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes will be provided, followed by a discussion on the medications used to treat type 2 diabetes including insulin and the new medications. The session will also include information on lifestyle modifications to optimise disease management and reduce the risk of medication-related adverse effects.

Learning objectives:

After viewing this webinar, pharmacists should be able to :

  • Discuss the epidemiology and basic pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes
  • Discuss the medications used to treat type 2 diabetes including insulin
  • Update on new medications available
  • Counsel people with type 2 diabetes in relation to their mediation and lifestyle modifications to optimise disease management and reduce the risk of medication-related adverse effects

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP160501

Speakers:

Teresa Di Franco

Teresa Di Franco is a community pharmacist and a Credentialed Diabetes Educator working in Private Practice. Teresa completed her Graduate Certificate in Diabetes Education at Curtin University and works closely with GP Practices and community pharmacy to provide easily accessible diabetes education to the community. Teresa is committed to ensuring people have access to quality diabetes education that is evidence-based and provides people with the expertise required to self-manage diabetes and prevent complications where possible. She also contributes to on-going education of allied health professionals in the area of diabetes through CPD presentations and program development. Teresa is currently the WA Branch President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and is a keen advocate of collaboration between all health professionals in the team approach to management of diabetes.

 

Sponsor/s:

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

Location details

Regional Satellite Centres –  Register here

Click here for flyer and venue details

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

Overview

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

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

Competency Standards:

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

TBA

 

 

Sponsor/s:

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May
14
Sat
2016
The Great Victorian Rural Weekend 2016: Career, leadership and management
May 14 @ 7:30 am – May 15 @ 6:30 pm
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All Aboard: The Great Victorian Rural Weekend 2016

Melbourne – Ballarat – Hamilton – Geelong – Melbourne

Highlights:

  • See local attractions
  • Visit local pharmacies and hospitals
  • Network and expand professional network
  • Acquire leadership and management training forming part of a Diploma of Leadership and Management qualification
  • And many more

The Purpose:

SHPA and PSA endeavour to support pharmacy students, interns and registered pharmacists to address their career needs.  There are excellent opportunities for pharmacists to build a successful and satisfying career in regional Victoria.  This PSA and SHPA member exclusive weekend aims at providing participants with an insight into the wonderful living style and rewarding opportunities in a number of regional locations.

To enhance your employability, throughout the weekend there will be training and assessment activities covering a unit of the PSA Diploma of Leadership and Management. These skills are highly demanded by employers in their recruitment process.

Cost covers:

  • Coach transport
  • Saturday lunch, dinner
  • Sunday breakfast, lunch
  • Leadership and management workshop
  • Saturday night accommodation in shared cabins*

*Limited number of private rooms or cabins are available on request at extra charge. Please contact office for details.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Overview

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

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

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Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP160005A

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

Speakers:

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

Sponsors

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May
23
Mon
2016
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting May 2016 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Overview

Palliative care aims to  improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problem associated with life-threatening illness by preventing and relieving suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems icncluding physical, psychosocial and spiritual. This lecture aims to improve your knowledge and skills in dealing with patients approaching the end of their life.

*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:

  • Discuss the role of opioids in end of life care including their pharmacology, side effects and equivalences/conversions
  • Appreciate how to effectively deliver a palliative care service in an aged care facility
  • Explain the role of antiemetics in pallarive care
  • Outline what is meant by ‘anticipatory prescribing’ and apply this to case examples
  • Appreciate the role of deprescribing in palliative care

Competency Standards:

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

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

Speakers:

Ms Sandy Scholes

 

Sponsor/s:

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May
26
Thu
2016
Parkville: Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop May 2016 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
May 26 @ 9:00 am – May 27 @ 5:00 pm

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Overview:

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

All courses run over the last two years have been fully booked. Register now to avoid disappointment.

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CP1401VG

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

Presenters:

Dr Jenny Gowan
Mrs Robyn Saunders

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

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Overview

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

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

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Accreditation number: CVP160003C

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

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

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

Register on-line

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Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Friday 17 June 2016.

Overview

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP160004B

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

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

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

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Overview

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

CPD credits:

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Speakers:

Prof Colin Chapman

 

 

 

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

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Overview

Perform CPR – Download flyer

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP160002C

Perform CPR has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

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

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Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)Download flyer

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP160012C

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

 

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

Register Here | Download Flyer

Overview

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

CPD credits:

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Speakers:

Prof Colin Chapman

 

 

 

Jul
29
Fri
2016
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Jul 29 – Jul 31 all-day
Aug
17
Wed
2016
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 August 2016 @ Online via webinar
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Overview

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP160004C

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

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

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

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Register on-line

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

Overview

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP160004D

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

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Dec
6
Tue
2016
Parkville December 2016: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 1 @ Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Register on-line

Overview

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

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

Learning objectives for Part 1 & Part 2:

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

Competency Standards for Part 1 & Part 2:

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

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Accreditation number: CVP160003D

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 3 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Dec
13
Tue
2016
Parkville December 2016: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 @ Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Register on-line

Overview

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

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

Learning objectives for Part 1 & Part 2:

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

Competency Standards for Part 1 & Part 2:

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

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Accreditation number: CVP160003E

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

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

 


Victorian monthly evening lectures PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3

Monthly evening lectures covering a range of clinical and practice support topics will be delivered on the first Tuesday of every month (between February and October) at Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres across Victoria between 7-9pm.

Webinar recordings To access the webinar recording, handouts and multiple choice questions from the previous lecture(s), please click here.


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


Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training ProgramPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-7

This training program will help to ensure the consistency and quality of Opioid Replacement Therapy (ORT) services offered throughout Victoria. Sponsored by the Victorian State Government Department of Health, the program, delivered in 2 parts is FREE of charge for ALL Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff. Part 1 covers all technical, professional and legal requirements of harm minimisation and ORT. Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator. Both parts will be available face to face or online, providing maximum flexibility to attendees. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate. Face to face events (Part 1 and Part 2)

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

Part 2 Webinar course:

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

Part 1 Online course:

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


Naloxone Training Program

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


Victorian Pharmacy Conference 2016

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

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

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


Provide First Aid/ CPR

First Aid Workshop- inc. CPR By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Students will also be assessed at the end of the course to demonstrate to their instructor that they have an appropriate understanding of the procedures necessary to manage a life-threatening situation. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years. Perform CPR This annual CPR update course covers all of the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines. Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 1 year. Dates for 2016 courses are as follows:

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

Immunisation Training Victoria

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

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

If you are interested, please email Emma Abate (Professional Practice Pharmacist): emma.abate@psa.org.au


Sunday Learning Sessions

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

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

Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop

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

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

Mental Health First Aid

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

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

Annual Therapeutics Update

PSA Victoria is pleased to offer pharmacists The Annual Therapeutics Update again in 2016. These sessions give pharmacists the opportunity to learn about the latest medicines, indications, safety updates and  medicines in the pipeline. Mark the date in the calendar. You don’t want to miss out.

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