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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

Click hereupdated 20 July 2014

August events

For event details, please go the online events calendar

Date Event Location
3 August Benalla Sunday Learning Benalla
5 August August Monthly Lecture Various
9 – 10 August The Great Victorian Railway Tour Various
10 August Medicines Update 2014 (Echuca) Echuca
23 August Medicines Update 2014 (Torquay) Torquay
26 August Triaging Common Breastfeeding Problems Shepparton

September events

For event details, please go the online events calendar

Date Event Location
2 September Monthly Lecture: Management of Rheumatoid Conditions Various
6 September Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program Warrnambool
14 September Medicines Update 2014 (Gippsland) Moe
18 – 19 September Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop Parkville
29 September First Aid Workshop Parkville

Major events (CPD)








Gippsland – Sunday 14 September 2014Online Registration

Stay current. Attend this year’s Medicines Update to learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across six relevant fields:

Cardiovascular | Endocrinology | Neurology | Psychotropic | Respiratory | Miscellaneous

Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program

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.  Both parts will be available face to face or online, providing maximum flexibility to attendees.

Part 1 covers all technical, professional and legal requirements of harm minimisation and ORT. Upon successful completion, participants 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.  Drawing on their own considerable experience, the workshop facilitators will provide practical tips and guidance for participants to apply the knowledge in their own workplace. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

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.

Part 1 Online course:

Face to face events

  • Warrnambool – Saturday 6 September: more information
  • Wangaratta – Sunday 16 November

Part 2 Webinar:

Update from the Department of Health

Policy for Maintenance Pharmacotherapy for Opioid Dependence

Apply First Aid

Monday, 29 September 2014

This course covers all the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. It incorporates the content of units HLTCPR201B ‘Perform CPR’ and HLTFA201B ‘Provide Basic Emergency Life Support’ and fulfils the requirements of the PSA National Intern Training Program.

At the successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years (Please note that the CPR component of the training is only valid for 12 months and should be updated annually). All courses were fully booked in 2013 – register now to reserve your place.

More information and register online

Mental Health First Aid

Parkville – Thursday 6, 13, 20, 27 November (4 nights)

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.

More information and register online

Focused Education

Certificate of Attainment in Dermatology – 40 CPD credits over two years

Certificate of Attainment in Aged Care – 40 CPD credits over two years

Over the next 24 months, Vic Branch will have two focused education themes running through the face to face CPD program – Dermatology and Aged Care.  These topics will complement the same themes provided by the PSA’s on-line and paper-based publications. Any PSA member who obtains 40 CPD credits or more (from start 2013 to end 2014), from attending or completing PSA accredited events on either of these topics will be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Attainment from PSA Vic.

Access member benefit webinar recordings

Click here to access member benefit webinar recordings (you must first be logged in as a member). This will enable you to view any Victorian metropolitan presentation notes and webinar recordings if they have been made available by the author.  You can continue to access the notes via this link or subsequently you can log in to the members area, go to My PSA, click on My Enrolments and the notes will be accessible to you via this route as well.

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