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Contact PSA Victorian branch

Phone: 03 9389 4000
Fax: 03 9389 4044
Email: vic.branch@psa.org.au

Downloadable CPD calendar

2015 January to June | 2015 July to December

The information on this page may be subject to change.

Annual Medicines Update 2015PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-12

This event will be presented as a series of lectures on new medicines, new indications for known medicines, safety updates and upcoming medicines across 6 therapeutic areas- Cardiovascular | Immunomodulators & antineoplastics  | Ophthalmology | Respiratory, pain & rheumatology  | Drugs & infection  | Miscellaneous

This year’s Medicines Update will be held at 3 venues:

Parkville– 9 August – Register now | More information
Echuca- 30 August – Register now | More information
Torquay– 13 September – Register now | More information


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 second Tuesday of every month (between February and October) at Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres across Victoria. Dates for the monthly lectures are as follows:

4 August – Dermatology
1 September – TBC
6 October – TBC

Webinar recordings

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


First Aid (incl CPR) or Perform CPRPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-12

Wednesday 30 September, Parkville – Register now
Thursday 12 October, Parkville


Mental Health First Aid – 2 day workshopPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-24

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.

Sunday 25 and Monday 26 October, Parkville – Register now


Medication Management Review Stage 1PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-24

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 and aged care facilities

Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 September, Parkville – Register now


APSIG events PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

APSIG monthly meetings will be held in Parkville on the last Monday of every month between February and October.  These events are tailed for accredited pharmacists and pharmacists who are keen to improve their clinical knowledge. Dates for the monthly lectures are as follows:

27 July – Movement disorders in the elderly
31 August – Respiratory – new drugs, new management
28 September
26 October

The 2015 Advanced Clinical Education Seminar will be held in November (TBC)


ForumsPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

Pharmacy Practice Forum
Monday 21 September 7-9pm, Parkville


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 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 & 2)

Part 1 Online course:

Part 2 Webinar:

*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.

Calendar of Victorian and National events

Aug
9
Sun
2015
Parkville – Medicines Update 2015 @ Lecture Theatre 1
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Download Flyer or Click here to REGISTER

 

Overview

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s Medicines Update and learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across six relevant fields:

Ophthalmology | Immunomodulators & antineoplastics | Cardiovascular | Drugs & infection | Respiratory | Miscellaneous

Learning Objectives:

Ophthalmology Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in ophthalmic medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Immunomodulators & Antineolastics Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in immunomodulators & antineoplastic medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Cardiovascular Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Drugs & Infection Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in anti-infective medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Respiratory, Pain & Rheumatology Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory, pain & rheumatology medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Miscellaneous Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in miscellaneous medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CVP150005A

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan. up to 6 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 12 CPD creditis) with successful MCQ assessment.

Speakers:

Dr Peter Van Wijngaarden

Ms Gail Rowan

Dr Jennifer Coller

Ms Alison Duncan & Ms Karen Urbancic

Dr Jenny Gowan

Ms Lyn Billington

 

Aug
13
Thu
2015
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 August 2015 @ Online via webinar
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Download Flyer

Register Online

 

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Wednesday 12 August 2015.

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: CVP150004C

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

Aug
24
Mon
2015
Pharmacists in General Practice Forum @ Sofitel Sydney Wentworth
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Register now

Overview

The Pharmacists in General Practice Forum is brought to you by the champions of this model, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).

Hear from Ravi Sharma – a UK expert in the integration of pharmacists in general practice, as well as Australian GPs and pharmacists already working in this space. This session will also discuss current evidence and detail the proposed funding model prepared by Deloitte Access Economics and the AMA.

Program

TimeSession
10:00am–10:15amIntroduction & welcome
Leaders of the PSA, AMA and RACGP will discuss shared policy approaches.
10:15am–11:00amKeynote address
The keynote address delivered by Ravi Sharma, will discuss the UK experience of integrating pharmacists in general practice and the associated benefits. This address will also cover funding mechanisms and the political journey involved in seeing the practice pharmacists model acknowledged.
11:00am–11.45amEvidence supporting the role of the practice pharmacist
This session will discuss the evidence for integrating pharmacists in general practice, informed by research undertaken by the University of Queensland and Monash University.
11:45am–12:00pmFinancial impact
Discussion of the outcomes from the Deloitte Access Economics report regarding the financial impact of integrating pharmacists in general practice.
12:00pm–12:45pmLunch
12:45pm–2:15pmInteractive panel discussion
This interactive panel discussion will cover various models of integrated practice, including case study discussions and exploring various roles and responsibilities of pharmacists in general practice and the GP experience. Panellists will include pharmacists and GPs currently delivering integrated models of care.
2:15pm–2:50pmSupporting implementation
This final session will discuss how integration of pharmacists in general practice is supported, including;
  • Policy Frameworks
  • Advocacy
  • Professional Development and Practice Support (incl. activities available for both pharmacists and GPs).
2:50–3:00pmForum close

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Learning objectives

Upon complition of this activity pharmacist should be able to:

  • Describe current UK model for integration of pharmacists in general practice
  • Discuss barrier and facilitators to the implementation of the practice pharmacist model in Australia
  • Analyse current Australian evidence for the integration of pharmacists in to general practice settings
  • Appreciate current Australian experience of pharmacists and general practitioners working within collaborative care arrangements
  • Discuss proposed funding model for pharmacists in general practice

Competency standards

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.3, 2.6.

CPD Credits

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This event is currently undergoing accreditation

Speakers

Ravi Sharma
UK Practice Pharmacist at DMC Healthcare
Ravi Sharma is in Australia to also speak at the APC colloquium on 25 August in Canberra, on the theme of supporting pharmacy students.

 Dr Christopher Freeman
Clinical Pharmacist at Camp Hill Healthcare

Dr Kean-Seng Lim
General Practitioner at Mt Druitt Medical Centre

Dr Brian Morton
AMACGP Chair

Ms Leanne Wells
CEO of the Consumer Health Forum

Dr Frank R Jones
President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Dr Neil Cottrell
Associate Professor – School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland

Dr Ian Williams
General Practitioner at Camp Hill Healthcare

Ms Laura Little
Clinical Pharmacist, Galambila Aboriginal Health Service

Ms Radhika Somasundaram
Clinical Pharmacist, Mt Druitt Medical Centre

Mr Joe Demarte
President, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

With more to be confirmed shortly.

Aug
30
Sun
2015
Echuca – Medicines Update 2015 @ MERCURE PORT OF ECHUCA
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Download Flyer or Click here to REGISTER

 

Overview

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s Medicines Update and learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across six relevant fields:

Ophthalmology | Immunomodulators & antineoplastics | Cardiovascular | Drugs & infection | Respiratory | Miscellaneous

Learning Objectives:

Ophthalmology Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in ophthalmic medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Immunomodulators & Antineolastics Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in immunomodulators & antineoplastic medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Cardiovascular Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Drugs & Infection Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in anti-infective medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Respiratory, Pain & Rheumatology Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory, pain & rheumatology medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Miscellaneous Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in miscellaneous medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CVP150005B

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan. up to 6 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 12 CPD creditis) with successful MCQ assessment.

Speakers:

Presented by a range of subject matter experts (details TBC)

 

 

Aug
31
Mon
2015
Webinar: Respiratory – new drugs, new management @ Online Webinar
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Register for Respiratory webinar

Overview

This presented will cover the essentials of best practice for asthma and respiratory management, including new therapies and guidelines. Dr Jenny Gowan will also demonstrate how this knowledge can be applied to clinical practice in both a community pharmacy and medication review setting.

Learning objectives

Upon complition of this activity pharmacist should be able to:

  • Increase knowledge and awareness of current, evidence-based best practice in respiratory management
  • Learn strategies to incorporate this knowledge/skills systematically into clinical practice
  • Make evidence-based recommendations to optimise the management of people with asthma and linked chronic respiratory conditions
  • Describe the place of the new drugs, device use, importance of adherence  and patient education tools
  • Explore experiences from GP clinics in identifying people with COPD
  • Apply information to case studies

Competency standards

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 1.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3.

CPD Credits

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This event is currently undergoing accreditation

Speakers

Dr Jenny Gowan
PhD, Grad Dip Comm Pharm, PhC, FACPP, FPS, AACPA, MSHPA

Sep
13
Sun
2015
Torquay – Medicines Update 2015 @ Wyndham Resort Torquay
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Download Flyer or Click here to REGISTER

 

Overview

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s Medicines Update and learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across six relevant fields:

Ophthalmology | Immunomodulators & antineoplastics | Cardiovascular | Drugs & infection | Respiratory | Miscellaneous

Learning Objectives:

Ophthalmology Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in ophthalmic medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Immunomodulators & Antineolastics Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in immunomodulators & antineoplastic medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Cardiovascular Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Drugs & Infection Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in anti-infective medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Respiratory, Pain & Rheumatology Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory, pain & rheumatology medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Miscellaneous Update

  • Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in miscellaneous medicines
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents
  • Recognise current practice and controversies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CVP150005C

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan. up to 6 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 12 CPD creditis) with successful MCQ assessment.

Speakers:

Presented by a range of subject matter experts (details TBC)

 

Sep
16
Wed
2015
Parkville: Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop @ PSA Boardroom
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

Download flyer or Click here to REGISTER

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: CP1401VE

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

Sep
30
Wed
2015
Parkville – First Aid Workshop / Perform CPR September 2015 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Room 1
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register on-line

Overview

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.

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.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP150002D

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.

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.

Oct
13
Tue
2015
Webinar: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 October 2015 @ Online via webinar
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Download Flyer

Register Online

 

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Monday 12 October 2015.

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: CVP150004D

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
18
Sun
2015
Sale: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program October 2015 @ Econolodge Hacienda International
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Download flyer

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.

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: CVP150003D

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

Oct
25
Sun
2015
Parkville – Mental Health First Aid @ PSA Boardroom
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – Oct 26 @ 4:30 pm

Download flyer or Click here to REGISTER

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.

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: CVP150001C

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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