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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

Apr
4
Tue
2017
Monthly Lecture April 2017: Depression and Anxiety – The Integral Role of Pharmacists @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Register on-line

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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 Satellite Centre – Werribee, *New venue for Bendigo

*Bundoora– campus map
*Frankston – campus map

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

Overview

Pharmacists play an integral role in the management of depression and anxiety as part of a multidisciplinary approach. Beyond clinical advice, pharmacists can also assist in the process of screening through recognition of symptoms, monitoring of progress whilst on medication between doctor visits and advising on non-pharmacological approaches to managing depression and anxiety. This session will discuss the multiple roles pharmacists can play in the management of depression and anxiety.

Learning objectives:

  • Review new and emerging evidence regarding the management of depression and anxiety, including discussions on pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches
  • Develop tailored management plans for depression and anxiety, factoring in medication profile, patient factors, and patient preference.
  • Describe approaches to starting, monitoring, adjusting and discontinuing management of depression and anxiety
  • Describe the essential role of pharmacists as part of a multidisciplinary approach to management of depression and anxiety, including: screening, collaborating with doctors regarding therapeutic dosages and monitoring, educating patients about their condition and medications (dose, duration, adverse effects) to enhance adherence, advising on non-pharmacological approaches (e.g. e-Mental health tools)

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170401

Speaker:

TBC

 

Sponsor/s:

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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

Apr
18
Tue
2017
Community Pharmacy Employment: Getting Started Program for Pharmacy Students 2017 @ Lecture Theatre 5
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Overview

Community pharmacy in Victoria offers a significant number of part time positions for young people. To many, this is their first job in their working life. This is of particular significance to pharmacy students as besides financial gain, they will acquire valuable practical experience in real life environment. In many cases, pharmacy students progress to work as interns and pharmacists in pharmacies where they had previously worked as assistants throughout their university study.

Getting started in community pharmacy employment could be quite challenging for some, as most employers would prefer someone who already has some experience or exposure to the working environment.

This program intends to provide prospective job seekers an introductory skill set and knowledge that prepare them to commence employment in community pharmacy with minimal on the job training.

Learning objectives:

On completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the different models of community pharmacy
  2. Identify the key stakeholders of community pharmacy
  3. Outline the legal and professional limitations of a pharmacy assistant
  4. Understand the types of prescriptions and handle related administrative procedures accordingly
  5. Develop a standard approach to supply of key healthcare and medicinal product categories
  6. Plan and execute proactive job search activities for a community pharmacy position

Learning materials:

This program is delivered using the Community Pharmacy module of the PSA Certificate in Community Pharmacy. It is anticipated that participants that completed this program will be granted recognition of prior learning towards the Certificate qualification should the participant is successful in gaining pharmacy employment as a trainee.

Contents:

  • Understanding Community Pharmacy Models and Stakeholders
  • Core principles for identify, locate and sell in community pharmacy
  • Support the sale of Pharmacy and Pharmacists only medicines
  • Accept prescriptions and deliver medicines
  • Key OTC categories in community pharmacy
  • Job search techniques

Certificate:

On completion of the program, each participant will receive a PSA Certificate of Attainment for the workshop.

Work Experience Placement:

Depending on availability, students completed this workshop will be offered an opportunity to undertake unpaid work experience placement at a community pharmacy (between 26 June – 21 July during semester break). At the discretion of each pharmacy manager/owner, future employment opportunities may be negotiated.

Job Notification Service:

A program participant data base will be maintained with the consent of individual participants to facilitate future recruitment activities. All students completed this program will be informed of future pharmacy assistant/student positions via email.

 

 

 

Sponsor/s:

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Apr
19
Wed
2017
Pharmacy Career Showcase April 2017 @ Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview

This members exclusive event will highlight a range of career options for pharmacists and offers the opportunity for participants to join one or more of the support groups.

  • General
  • Ownership and management
  • Clinical and medication reviews
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Government and policy consulting
  • Hospital

This is a PSA Member exclusive event,  attendance is free but registration is essential.

 

 

 

 

Sponsor/s:

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Apr
24
Mon
2017
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting April 2017
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • PSA Members (FREE) please register here
  • Non Members please contact PSA Vic Office (9389 4000) for further details

Download flyer (available soon)

Overview

Health literacy is about how people understand information about health and health care, and how they apply that information to their lives and use it to make decisions. It shapes peoples health and the safety and quality of health care. Low levels of individual health literacy contribute to poorer health outcomes, increased risk of an adverse event and higher healthcare costs. (Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care). This workshop delivered by health literacy expert Mr Greg Duncan, will help pharmacists gauge a patient’s health literacy and develop strategies to improve health outcomes in patients.

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:

  • Define Health literacy and how it impacts your work as a healthcare professional
  • Recognise the factors that influence health communication and the impact of this on patient health
  • Demonstrate strategies to improve the health literacy of your patients

*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): 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 6.2.2, 6.3.3

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:

Mr Greg Duncan
Senior Research Fellow at Monash University
Health Services Consultant

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL:

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Apr
29
Sat
2017
Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop April 2017
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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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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Accreditation number: CVP170012G

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.

Apr
30
Sun
2017
Victorian Pharmacy Student Conference 2017 @ Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

 

The annual Victorian Pharmacy Student Conference is brought to you by PSA in association with BAPS, RAPS and VPSA.

Learn from Early Career Pharmacists about the wide range of opportunities within and outside pharmacies, as well as local and overseas.  Be inspired from passionate young pharmacists and pick up practical tips about medication reconciliation.

Come along and support your fellow peers as they compete in the Pharmacy Student of the Year Victorian Finals.  The state winner will compete against the other state finalists for the title of Pharmacy Student of the Year at PSA17 in Sydney.

Presenters: TBA

Visit the FREE Trade exhibition to find out about the latest pharmaceutical products and services, catch up with peers and colleagues and expand your professional network!

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May
2
Tue
2017
Monthly Lecture May 2017: Drugs in Sport @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
May 2 @ 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 *New Satellite Centre – Werribee, *New venue for Bendigo

*Bundoora– campus map
*Frankston – campus map

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

Overview

Drugs to enhance performance have been around since the beginning of sport.  The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority’s purpose is to protect the health of athletes and the integrity of Australian sport through education and testing of athletes. Join Ms Naomi Speers, Science and Results Manager at ASADA, for this topical lecture and the role pharmacists can play in keeping Australian sport fair and clean.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the impact of drugs in sport in Australia
  • List the commonly abused drugs in sport in Australia
  • Explain the rationale for athletes who use prohibited substances in sport
  • Summarise the role pharmacists can play in creating awareness of anti-doping guidelines

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 7.1.2

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

Speaker:

Ms Naomi Speers
Science and Results Manager
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority

 

Sponsor/s:

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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

May
10
Wed
2017
Webinar: Part 2 – Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program 10 May 2017
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register on-line

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

Overview

This training program provides pharmacists and pharmacy support staff with the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required 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. Sponsored by the Victorian State Government Department of Health, 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:

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

  • Effectively communicate with the customer, prescriber and any others involved in the treatment and management team.
  • Apply knowledge of legal responsibilities of the pharmacist and practical management skills for opioid substitution programs to real life scenarios

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3, 6.3, 7.1.3, 7.2.2

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170004A

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

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May
16
Tue
2017
Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop May 2017
May 16 @ 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: CVP170012C

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.

 

Jun
26
Mon
2017
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting June 2017 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Jun 26 @ 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

In Australia, approximately 60,000 new cases of thyroid disease are diagnosed each year. Treatment is often straightforward however pitfalls may lead to misdiagnosis, over diagnosis and inappropriate treatment (MJA). Attend this workshop, delivered by Head of Endocrinology Western Health, A/Prof Shane Hamblin to learn the role of pharmacists in patients with thyroid diseases.

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:

  • Discuss the role of the thyroid gland and thyroid hormones in the body
  • Explain the pathophysiology of common thyroid diseases particularly hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroiditis
  • Compare the use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for the above thyroid diseases
  • Demonstrate (using case studies) the role of pharmacists in the medication management of thyroid diseases

*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):

4.2.1, 4.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.2.2

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:

A/Prof Shane Hamblin
Endocrinologist
Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes Western Health

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL:

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Jul
20
Thu
2017
Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop July 2017
Jul 20 @ 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:

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

Accreditation number: CVP170012D

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
13
Wed
2017
Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop September 2017
Sep 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:

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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.

 

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:

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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.


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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 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 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)

  • Dates to be confirmed

Part 2 Webinar course:

  • Wednesday, 10 May 2017 – Register on-line
  • Thursday, 22 June 2017
  • Monday, 14 August 2017
  • Monday, 16 October 2017

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 2017

SAVE THE DATE: VPC17 29-30 APRIL 2017

The largest annual Victorian pharmacy event, Victorian Pharmacy Conference (VPC), hosted by Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Vitoria, will be held on 29 and 30 April 2017 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. 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. More information will be provided closer to the conference date.

 


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:

  • Saturday, 4 February 2017 – Parkville
  • Friday, 17 March 2017 – Parkville
  • Tuesday, 16 May 2017 – Parkville
  • Thursday, 20 July 2017 – Parkville
  • Wednesday, 13 September 2017 – Parkville
  • Monday, 13 November 2017 – 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 27 and Sunday 28 May 2017 Parkville
  • Thursday 26 and Friday 27 October 2017 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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