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Contact PSA Victorian branch

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

The information on this page may be subject to change.

Calendar of Victorian and National events

Jun
6
Tue
2017
Monthly Lecture June 2017: Re-thinking HIV Prevention with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
Jun 6 @ 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

*Bundoora– campus map
*Frankston – campus map

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

Overview

How we prevent and manage HIV has come a long way since its discovery over 30 years ago. HIV medicine has advanced to the point where the elimination of all HIV transmission is achievable in the short-term and has been implemented as a key strategic goal by a number of Australian state governments.

Critical to this success is the population-based, targeted roll-out of HIV PrEP. PrEP involves taking one pill daily of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)/ emtricitabine (FTC), available in Australia as Truvada. TDF/FTC has been extensively used in millions of people with HIV for about 15 years, and with international data suggesting a 99% reduction in risk of contracting HIV when used daily in HIV negative people, the introduction of PrEP is redefining our thoughts and beliefs around safer sex practices.

To help achieve this goal, it is paramount that community, hospital and consultant pharmacists have the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive care when managing patients using PrEP or requesting information about its indication and availability.

This lecture aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of the pharmacology of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), their therapeutic use and efficacy in HIV prevention when used as PrEP, results from ongoing research, accessibility avenues and the counselling points for educating and managing patients using PrEP or accessing information about it.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the pharmacology of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRITs)
  • Explain NRTIs therapeutic use and efficacy in HIV prevention when used as PrEP
  • Summarise the key results from PrEP studies
  • Recognise the importance of educating and managing patients using PrEP or those wanting to access information about PrEP

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.3, 6.2.2, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 8.1.3, 8.2.3.

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: PSA is currently seeking accreditation of this activity. This activity may attract up to 1.5 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speaker:

Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos PhD, MD, MPH, The Kirby Institute, UNSW.

Iryna Zablotska-Manos is a Senior Lecturer with the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. She is an epidemiologist with primary interest in behavioural risk factors and prevention of HIV and STIs. During her research career, she worked on sexual behaviour and behavioural surveillance for HIV and STIs, reproductive health, and evaluation of public health and health communication programs.

She is currently a lead investigator on the EPIC-NSW (Expanded PrEP Implementation in Communities) trial – a study run by the Kirby Institute and funded by the NSW Government, in collaboration with a number of partners such as sexual health services and clinics. EPIC-NSW aims to assess the impact of the rapid expansion in access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) amongst those at highest risk of acquiring HIV, in particular, if it will lead to a drop in new HIV infections.

 

Sponsor/s:

Supported by Gilead. Gilead has had no input into the content of the materials and presentation used at this event.

PDL Logo  Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

Re-thinking HIV Prevention with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis – Live webinar @ Online
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

How we prevent and manage HIV has come a long way since its discovery over 30 years ago. HIV medicine has advanced to the point where the elimination of all HIV transmission is achievable in the short-term and has been implemented as a key strategic goal by a number of Australian state governments.

Critical to this success is the population-based, targeted roll-out of HIV PrEP. PrEP involves taking one pill daily of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)/ emtricitabine (FTC), available in Australia as Truvada. TDF/FTC has been extensively used in millions of people with HIV for about 15 years, and with international data suggesting a 99% reduction in risk of contracting HIV when used daily in HIV negative people, the introduction of PrEP is redefining our thoughts and beliefs around safer sex practices.

To help achieve this goal, it is paramount that community, hospital and consultant pharmacists have the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive care when managing patients using PrEP or requesting information about its indication and availability.

This lecture aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of the pharmacology of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), their therapeutic use and efficacy in HIV prevention when used as PrEP, results from ongoing research, accessibility avenues and the counselling points for educating and managing patients using PrEP or accessing information about it.

Time

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

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Learning obectives

Upon completion of this activity, pharmacist should be able to:

  • Describe the pharmacology of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRITs)
  • Explain NRTIs therapeutic use and efficacy in HIV prevention when used as PrEP
  • Summarise the key results from PrEP studies
  • Recognise the importance of educating and managing patients using PrEP or those wanting to access information about PrEP

This event addresses the following competency standards (2010): 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.3, 6.2.2, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 8.1.3, 8.2.3.

This information is correct at the time of publication and subject to change.

CPD credits

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This lecture is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos PhD, MD, MPH
The Kirby Institute, UNSW.

Iryna Zablotska-Manos is a Senior Lecturer with the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. She is an epidemiologist with primary interest in behavioural risk factors and prevention of HIV and STIs. During her research career, she worked on sexual behaviour and behavioural surveillance for HIV and STIs, reproductive health, and evaluation of public health and health communication programs.

She is currently a lead investigator on the EPIC-NSW (Expanded PrEP Implementation in Communities) trial – a study run by the Kirby Institute and funded by the NSW Government, in collaboration with a number of partners such as sexual health services and clinics. EPIC-NSW aims to assess the impact of the rapid expansion in access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) amongst those at highest risk of acquiring HIV, in particular, if it will lead to a drop in new HIV infections.

Supported by Gilead. Gilead has had no input into the content of the materials and presentation used at this event.

Jun
22
Thu
2017
Webinar: Part 2 – Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program 22 June 2017 @ online via webinar
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Wednesday 21 June 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: CVP170004B

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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Jun
25
Sun
2017
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 25 June 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jun 25 @ 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: CV17001VAG

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.

Werribee June 2017: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 1 @ Seminar Room
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 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.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the nature of dependence, background of opioid replacement programs and objectives of opioid replacement programs
  • 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
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist in opioid replacement programs
  • Recognise key factors associated with the administration & practical management of an opioid replacement program (commencing new patients, record keeping and dispensing fees etc.)
  • Identify suitable patient agreements and recording forms that can be used to best manage an opioid replacement program.
  • Identify state/territory guidelines and legal requirements (in addition to national clinical guidelines) that cover opioid replacement programs

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.6.1, 3.4.1, 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, 5.1.1, 5.1.5, 5.1.6, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.2.2, 7.2.4

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Accreditation number: CVP170003C

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.

Speaker:

To be confirmed.

Sponsor:

This project has been fully funded by the Victorian Department of Health

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Werribee June 2017: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 @ Seminar Room
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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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:

  • 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

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Accreditation number: CVP170013C

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.

Speaker:

To be confirmed.

Sponsor:

This project has been fully funded by the Victorian Department of Health

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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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Jun
27
Tue
2017
ECP – Having the Confidence To Say “No” @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Facilitator

Rachel Dienaar is a Practice Support Officer at the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, with a strong involvement as the coach/mentor for PSA’s ‘Health Destination Pharmacy’ program, as lead coach.  A community based pharmacist, Rachel is a strong advocate for the success of professional programs implementation in community pharmacy and facilitating change within the workplace to achieve this, a passion that has influenced her position as local PSA Branch Vice-President. Inter-professional collaboration and learning is essential for our professional practice, an area Rachel advocates for through all areas of her practice, including involvement in PSA Career Pathway program and mentoring of ‘Early Career Pharmacists’. Rachel is a senior clinical Tutor for PSA’s National Intern Training Program in Tasmania and a regular presenter for PSA’s professional development program.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify situations that pose an ethical or moral dilemma to the pharmacist
  • Discuss strategies to handle difficult situations encountered in the pharmacy setting
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to resolve conflict

 

*Correct at the time of publication and is subject to change

 

Jul
20
Thu
2017
Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop July 2017
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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: 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.

 

Jul
24
Mon
2017
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting July 2017 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Room
Jul 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

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Overview

Falls among the elderly are a serious issue, and falls-related injury is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in older Australians.Almost one in three Australians over 65 years will suffer a fall each year. Falls in the elderly can have serious consequences, including significant disability and even death. Research has shown that many falls can be prevented by recognising and addressing the risks.

Pharmacists can play a vital role in falls assessment and prevention, providing medication review, quality use of medicines and targeted education.

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:

  • Discuss the epidemiology and patterns of falls
  • Review common causes of falls including medications and chronic disease states that increase the risk of falls
  • Recognize opportunities at transitions of care for identifying falls risk
  • Describe the tools used to evaluate falls risk
  • Identify and discuss the role of the pharmacist in falls preventions.

*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):  1.1.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.3.1, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3

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 Jennifer Schwarz
Geriatrician, Head of Geriatrics Unit Western Health

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL:

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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

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Friday 11 August 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: CVP170004C

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

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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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.

 

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

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Friday 13 October 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: CVP170004D

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

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:

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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