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

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Calendar of Victorian and National events

Apr
22
Sun
2018
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 22 April 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This training program is for pharmacists who meet the prerequisites 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

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules & Assessment and Catch-Up Schedule Online 15 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 8 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up to administer practice vaccines (normal saline 0.9% injection) and assessed on injection techniques.

Pre-requisites

Participants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and hold a General Registration (excludes students, provisionally registered, interns and non-practicing pharmacists). Participants must provide evidence of currency in the following prior to attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment:

  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Provide CPR (HLTAID001) *
  • ASCIA Anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or for health professionals (Free and available for completion online)

* HLTAID001 is not required if HLTAID003 was completed in the 12 months prior to the Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment.

Participants must sign the Waiver of Liability Form and the Victorian Disclosure Form prior to attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment.

Participants will not be able to participate in the Practical Workshop and Assessment if they have not completed the Immunisation Online Modules including achieving 80% in the assessments and the Catch-Up Schedule.

Learning Objectives and competencies
Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free) Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number:CV18001VN

This activity has been accredited for 23 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 46 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy:
In exceptional circumstances a participant can request in writing (email: vic.branch@psa.org.au) a waiver of up to 3 months after the workshop to submit a current first aid and/or CPR certificate. The request must be made 2 weeks prior to the workshop. The participant will be advised that they will require CPR knowledge in order to successfully undertake the practical assessment in the workshop. If a waiver is requested and granted, PSA takes no responsibility if the workshop assessment is not completed satisfactorily. Should this occur the participant would need to attend another workshop to demonstrate competence and this would be at the participant’s expense. Participants will not be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the unit APPIMM806A and a Statement of Completion: Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program (immuniser program of study recognized by the Victorian Chief Health Officer) until all required documents have been submitted to PSA.

If you have never received any first aid or CPR training, you will NOT be allowed to attend the workshop.

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Apr
28
Sat
2018
Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop April 2018 – Special Conference Session
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR) – Special Conference Session !

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.

This First Aid workshop coincides with our annual Victorian Pharmacy Conference (VPC) on 28-29 April. Attendees will be provided catering and given access to the conference trade exhibition.

If you wish to attend the conference program on Sunday 29 April, please register for the Bundle option. For more information on VPC please click here.

VPC18 is an Eco friendly conference. All presentations will be available to registrants online prior to the event.

If you wish to have notes printed, please ADD the Printed notes to your cart.

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:

2016 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

2010 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2,1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170012R

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
29
Sun
2018
Victorian Pharmacy Student Conference 2018 @ Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

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

Be inspired by Early Career Pharmacists about the wide range of opportunities in and outside the traditional role of pharmacy – be it be community pharmacy, hospital, defence force, GP Practice, Credentialed Diabetes Educator and more.

Hear from a panel of early career pharmacists who had recently completed their internship year in hospital and community pharmacy. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about their journey & reflections so that you know what to expect and how to prepare for internship year.

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 PSA18 in Sydney.

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!

This is a PSA member exclusive event. PSA Student Membership is free. If you are not a PSA member, you can still register for the event first but we ask that you go online and register for PSA membership by clicking here within 5 days of registering.

Program: Intern year and beyond

*Registration and networking from 9.00am for a 9.30am start.

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Speakers

Kosta Katsaros
I’m an early career pharmacist practicing in hospital. I undertook my internship year at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 2016, then becoming a fully registered pharmacist in early 2017. My first few months as a registered pharmacist was mostly based in the dispensary and chemotherapy day unit managing patient discharges. I then looked to expand my practice as a pharmacist, applying for a position at Monash Health. I was thrilled to receive a pharmacist residency program position, being part of the first cohort of residents at Monash Health. I’m currently in my second rotation of my residency program, having completed a surgical rotation and now undertaking my dispensary/operations block. I am part of the PSA Victorian Branch Early Career Pharmacist Executive working group having also organised the previous two student conferences.

Alice Norvill
I applied to do an internship at Austin Health as I really appreciated the learning environment and wanted to experience as many different specialties as I could. It was an incredibly busy year, and very stressful at times. It became very important to me to prioritise my own mental health in the midst of assessments, exam study, and full-time work. Since 2015, I have volunteered with Harm Reduction Victoria, doing outreach work at events such as electronic/dance parties and music festivals. This work involves providing unbiased, evidence-based information about substance use and harm reduction. I have also run training sessions for other volunteers on topics such as wound care, basic pharmacology and first aid. I now work as a pharmacist-in-charge at both Tambassis Pharmacy and Brunswick Pharmacy.

Joanne Lim
I am a community pharmacist having completed my internship year in 2017 at Lim’s Pharmacy. I am an Executive member of the PSA Victorian Branch Early Career Pharmacist Working Group and a member of the Victorian Student Pharmacy Conference Working Group which helped shaped the direction and content of this year’s program. I will be providing the fresh perspective of an early career pharmacist who has just completed internship year.

Tamara Lee
Major Tamara Lee joined the Royal Australian Army in 2002 through the undergraduate pharmacy scheme. In 2004, on completion of a Bachelor of Pharmacy at James Cook University, she undertook pre-registration training at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Once registered in 2005, Major Lee served in the 1st Health Support Battalion and deployed to Pakistan as the Pharmacist on OP PAKISTAN ASSIST to provide logistic support and healthcare assistance to those affected by the earthquake of October 2005. In 2010, Major Lee was appointed the Design Acceptance Authority Representative (DAAR) for pharmaceuticals and medical consumables at the Defence Materiel Organisation. She was promoted to Major in 2013 whilst in this position. In 2017, she was selected for Army Long Term Schooling and successfully completed a Masters of Public Health. Major Lee currently holds the position of Senior Pharmacist, 1st Close Health Battalion and is soon to deploy on Exercise Pacific Partnerships 18 with the United States Navy in March.

Jane Spence
I am a GP Practice Pharmacist, Consultant Pharmacist & Credentialled Diabetes Educator who was born on the Mornington Peninsula, attended local schools and has lived & worked here since. I gained my initial qualification in pharmacy form Monash University, Parkville and have since gained a wealth of experience working in various settings, including community pharmacy, public & private hospital pharmacy, defence pharmacy and the government sector providing educational services to health professionals, in addition to conducting Home Medicine Reviews for over 10 years for the local community. Many of my patients had, or were being diagnosed with diabetes, so I returned to university to train as a Diabetes Educator, to better assist them with the management of their diabetes.

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May
1
Tue
2018
Monthly Learning with Peers: Medicinal Cannabis @ Parkville and selected regional satellite centres
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Monthly Learning with Peers

Monthly Learning with Peers represents an opportunity for pharmacists to:

  • Come together and network.
  • View a selected online CPD podcast together.
  • Complete MCQs and have discussions around the clinical topic and learn from each other in a peer supported session facilitated by your area coordinator.

This session aims to provide pharmacists with clinical information supplemented by knowledge sharing between peers. Individually we have a lot to share due to our unique work experiences. As health professionals that are continually learning there are often many questions that we don’t have answers to. Come along and find out what we can learn from each other and how this might shape our professional development and bridge our clinical gaps.

We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet or other portable device so that you can log-in and complete the MCQs during the session.

These sessions are held on the first Tuesday evening of each month starting in March and ending in October in Parkville and selected regional areas due to local demand:

Regional Satellite Centres as listed below (including Parkville):

  • Bendigo – Murray Primary Health Network, Central Victorian Office, 3-5 View Point, Bendigo
  • Bundoora – RMIT University, Bundoora West Campus (Opp. Uni Hill Factory Outlet) Building 205. Ground Floor Room 2.11 (in main entrance, room on the right) *Bundoora– campus map
  • Clayton – Lecture Theatre Two, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Rd Clayton
  • Horsham (commencing from April onwards) – Meeting Room, Wimmera Development Association, 62 Darlot Street, Horsham
  • Parkville Lecture Theatre 5, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
  • Swan Hill – Marraboor Pharmacy, 34 McCrae Street, Swan Hill
  • Wodonga – Room 3112, Building 3 (Teaching Building), Latrobe University, University Drive, Wodonga

Networking and refreshments from 7:00pm, lecture will commence at 7.30pm.

Overview

May Topic: Medicinal Cannabis

With the recent changes to the regulations surrounding the prescribing and dispensing of cannabis as a therapeutic agent, there has been much discussion in the pharmacy world. The cultivation and manufacturing of medicinal cannabis into various products to treat different conditions presents the industry with a unique position as healthcare providers. Potential indications for use include multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, Tourette’s syndrome, epilepsy, cancer pain, palliative pain, neuropathic pain, chemo-induced nausea and vomiting, and AIDS induced nausea and vomiting.

This session aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of the pharmacology of medicinal cannabis, its therapeutic uses, the available dosage forms and the counselling points for educating patients and their carers about medicinal cannabis.

Learning objectives:

 After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the pharmacology, cultivation and manufacturing process of medicinal cannabis
  • Explain the different therapeutic uses of medicinal cannabis
  • Discuss the different dosage forms available for medicinal cannabis and how to educate patients on their use.

Competencies (2016) addressed: 1.3.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.6.1.

Competencies (2010) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.2.1.

Speakers:

Prof Nicholas Lintzeris  MBBS PhD FAChAM

Professor Nicholas Lintzeris is an Addiction Medicine specialist, Director, Drug and Alcohol Services in South East Sydney Local Health District, and former Clinical Director of the Lambert Initiative in Cannabinoid Therapeutics at the University of Sydney. He has been involved in a range of research projects examining medicinal cannabinoids, including surveys of consumers and health practitioners, clinical trials using various cannabinoid medicines in palliative care, chemotherapy, addiction and pain, and clinical pharmacology studies. NL has been involved in the development of clinical guidance and policy responses regarding the use of medicinal cannabinoids in Australia.

 

May
11
Fri
2018
Industry Connect Program – Melbourne @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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For further information on the session contact Dr Glen Swinburne on 02 9431 1105 or glen.swinburne@psa.org.au
Please contact PSA VIC Branch on 03 9389 4000 or vic.branch@psa.org.au should you require help with registration.

Synopsis

As highly-skilled members of the healthcare system, pharmacists are well-positioned to contribute their expertise to a vast array of technical, regulatory, legal, clinical, scientific and strategic areas within the pharmaceutical industry. With first-hand knowledge of the patient experience and front-line experience within the healthcare system, pharmacists are well aware of the issues, enablers and barriers to the provision of care, including the quality use of medicines, the interplay between healthcare professionals in practice, and how patients successfully, and unsuccessfully, navigate the healthcare system.

This workshop will provide pharmacists with the knowledge and support to transition into careers in the pharmacietuical industry from ‘traditional’ areas of practice.

  • Delivered by a team of industry experts from key organisations, including Gilead, Boehringer Ingelheim and BMS. 
  • Showcasing careers within the pharmaceutical industry
  • CV and interview preparation, tailored to industry selection processes
  • Six months of one-on-one mentorship by a current industry expert, providing continuous support in your transition into your new career

To register for this workshop, attendees must:

  •  Be a current AHPRA-registered pharmacist
  • Have at least 2 years post-internship experience in community or hospital pharmacy

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 five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

May
19
Sat
2018
Horsham – Mental Health First Aid May 2018
May 19 @ 9:00 am – May 20 @ 4:30 pm

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Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or 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.

This 2-day workshop, facilitated by an accredited MHFA pharmacist passionate about mental health teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff 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. There will be application of mental health first aid through pharmacy related case scenarios. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Mental health is everybody’s business. One in five Australians experiences a mental illness in any one year. Also, rates of self-injury and suicide increase with remoteness from big cities, suggesting significant mental health issues need addressing in rural and remote areas. There is also less access to specialised mental health care in rural areas.

By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid workshop, you’ll develop greater confidence to deal with people as they encounter issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, non-suicidal self-injury and thoughts of suicide.

Following the training and after passing a short online assessment, you will be an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. You also take home the 180+ page Mental Health First Aid Manual, as a resource to support you in implementing your new understandings.

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:

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180002C

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:

Ms Jenny McDowell

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Jenny is a registered pharmacist with over two decades’ experience in the hospital, community, publishing and university sectors. She has extensive experience in delivering workshops and presentations, and is mindful that clear communication is the key to understanding.

With a country Victorian background and a love of wide open spaces, Jenny is excited to bring the Mental Health First Aid workshops to regional and rural Victoria. Like many, her passion for mental health has been stoked by personal and professional experiences that have confirmed her awareness of the importance of attending to mental health.

Jenny brings a creative approach to her work and will create a safe space for participants to explore and develop their own understandings of mental health.

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Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to fourteen (14) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
May
27
Sun
2018
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 27 May 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This training program is for pharmacists who meet the prerequisites 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

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules & Assessment and Catch-Up Schedule Online 15 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 8 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up to administer practice vaccines (normal saline 0.9% injection) and assessed on injection techniques.

Pre-requisites

Participants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and hold a General Registration (excludes students, provisionally registered, interns and non-practicing pharmacists). Participants must provide evidence of currency in the following prior to attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment:

  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Provide CPR (HLTAID001) *
  • ASCIA Anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or for health professionals (Free and available for completion online)

* HLTAID001 is not required if HLTAID003 was completed in the 12 months prior to the Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment.

Participants must sign the Waiver of Liability Form and the Victorian Disclosure Form prior to attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment.

Participants will not be able to participate in the Practical Workshop and Assessment if they have not completed the Immunisation Online Modules including achieving 80% in the assessments and the Catch-Up Schedule.

Learning Objectives and competencies
Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free) Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits:

PSA credit icon-Group2-46

 

 

 

Australalian Pharmacy Council logo

 

 

Accreditation number:CV18001VO

This activity has been accredited for 23 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 46 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy:
In exceptional circumstances a participant can request in writing (email: vic.branch@psa.org.au) a waiver of up to 3 months after the workshop to submit a current first aid and/or CPR certificate. The request must be made 2 weeks prior to the workshop. The participant will be advised that they will require CPR knowledge in order to successfully undertake the practical assessment in the workshop. If a waiver is requested and granted, PSA takes no responsibility if the workshop assessment is not completed satisfactorily. Should this occur the participant would need to attend another workshop to demonstrate competence and this would be at the participant’s expense. Participants will not be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the unit APPIMM806A and a Statement of Completion: Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program (immuniser program of study recognized by the Victorian Chief Health Officer) until all required documents have been submitted to PSA.

If you have never received any first aid or CPR training, you will NOT be allowed to attend the workshop.

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Jun
2
Sat
2018
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 2 June 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This training program is for pharmacists who meet the prerequisites 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

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules & Assessment and Catch-Up Schedule Online 15 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 8 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up to administer practice vaccines (normal saline 0.9% injection) and assessed on injection techniques.

Pre-requisites

Participants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and hold a General Registration (excludes students, provisionally registered, interns and non-practicing pharmacists). Participants must provide evidence of currency in the following prior to attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment:

  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Provide CPR (HLTAID001) *
  • ASCIA Anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or for health professionals (Free and available for completion online)

* HLTAID001 is not required if HLTAID003 was completed in the 12 months prior to the Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment.

Participants must sign the Waiver of Liability Form and the Victorian Disclosure Form prior to attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment.

Participants will not be able to participate in the Practical Workshop and Assessment if they have not completed the Immunisation Online Modules including achieving 80% in the assessments and the Catch-Up Schedule.

Learning Objectives and competencies
Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free) Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits:

PSA credit icon-Group2-46

 

 

 

Australalian Pharmacy Council logo

 

 

Accreditation number:CV18001VP

This activity has been accredited for 23 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 46 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy:
In exceptional circumstances a participant can request in writing (email: vic.branch@psa.org.au) a waiver of up to 3 months after the workshop to submit a current first aid and/or CPR certificate. The request must be made 2 weeks prior to the workshop. The participant will be advised that they will require CPR knowledge in order to successfully undertake the practical assessment in the workshop. If a waiver is requested and granted, PSA takes no responsibility if the workshop assessment is not completed satisfactorily. Should this occur the participant would need to attend another workshop to demonstrate competence and this would be at the participant’s expense. Participants will not be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the unit APPIMM806A and a Statement of Completion: Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program (immuniser program of study recognized by the Victorian Chief Health Officer) until all required documents have been submitted to PSA.

If you have never received any first aid or CPR training, you will NOT be allowed to attend the workshop.

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Jun
5
Tue
2018
Monthly Learning with Peers: Heart Failure Masterclass @ Parkville and selected regional satellite centres
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Monthly Learning with Peers

Monthly Learning with Peers represents an opportunity for pharmacists to:

  • Come together and network.
  • View a selected online CPD podcast together.
  • Complete MCQs and have discussions around the clinical topic and learn from each other in a peer supported session facilitated by your area coordinator.

This session aims to provide pharmacists with clinical information supplemented by knowledge sharing between peers. Individually we have a lot to share due to our unique work experiences. As health professionals that are continually learning there are often many questions that we don’t have answers to. Come along and find out what we can learn from each other and how this might shape our professional development and bridge our clinical gaps.

We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet or other portable device so that you can log-in and complete the MCQs during the session.

These sessions are held on the first Tuesday evening of each month starting in March and ending in October in Parkville and selected regional areas due to local demand:

Regional Satellite Centres as listed below (including Parkville):

  • Bendigo – Murray Primary Health Network, Central Victorian Office, 3-5 View Point, Bendigo
  • Bundoora – RMIT University, Bundoora West Campus (Opp. Uni Hill Factory Outlet) Building 205. Ground Floor Room 2.11 (in main entrance, room on the right) *Bundoora– campus map
  • Clayton – Lecture Theatre Two, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Rd Clayton
  • Horsham (commencing from April onwards) – Meeting Room, Wimmera Development Association, 62 Darlot Street, Horsham
  • Parkville Lecture Theatre 5, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
  • Swan Hill – Marraboor Pharmacy, 34 McCrae Street, Swan Hill
  • Wodonga – Room 3112, Building 3 (Teaching Building), Latrobe University, University Drive, Wodonga

Networking and refreshments from 7:00pm, lecture will commence at 7.30pm.

Overview

June Topic: Heart Failure masterclass: contemporary treatment and therapeutics

This session will provide a brief review of the pathophysiology and symptom management of heart failure. It will explore the management of heart failure in the presence of co-morbidities such as renal disease, diabetes, depression, asthma and COPD and sleep apnoea. It will aim to empower pharmacists with in-depth clinical knowledge of contemporary treatments and therapeutics surrounding heart failure. This session will discuss any emerging changes to treatment guidelines and any new medications available. Currently the newest medication available for heart failure is a combination medication containing sacubitril and valsartan. Sacubitril has a different mechanism of action from other medications used for heart failure and will be explored in this session including its place in therapy and availability options in Australia. This masterclass will also explore the roles of other health professionals in the bigger picture for the management of patients with heart failure.

Learning objectives:

 After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure
  • Discuss the management of symptoms in heart failure
  • Explain the management options for heart failure in the presence of co-morbidities
  • Discuss the current treatments for heart failure
  • Describe the mechanism of action of sacubitril and discuss its role in the management of heart failure
  • Discuss the roles of other health professionals in the management of patients with heart failure.

Competencies (2016) addressed: 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.3.3, 3.2.3, 3.6.1, 4.5.2.

Competencies (2010) addressed: 4.1.3, 4.2.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2.

Speakers:

Professor Andrew Sindone  B. Med (Hons), MD, FRACP, FCSANZ

Professor Andrew Sindone is the Director of the Heart Failure Unit and Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Concord Hospital and Consultant Cardiologist at Ryde Hospital in Sydney. He has a private Cardiology practice in Eastwood and Westmead. Professor Sindone studied medicine at the University of Newcastle where graduated with First Class Honours and the University Medal. He completed his Internship and Residency at Royal North Shore Hospital, Physicians’ Training at Concord Hospital and Cardiology Specialist Training at St Vincent’s Hospital. He undertook his Doctorate through the University of NSW and also spent time at Harvard University.

 

Jun
16
Sat
2018
Shepparton – Mental Health First Aid June 2018 @ Conference Room 2, School of Rural Health, University of Melbourne
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – Jun 17 @ 4:30 pm

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Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or 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.

This 2-day workshop, facilitated by an accredited MHFA pharmacist passionate about mental health teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff 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. There will be application of mental health first aid through pharmacy related case scenarios. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Mental health is everybody’s business. One in five Australians experiences a mental illness in any one year. Also, rates of self-injury and suicide increase with remoteness from big cities, suggesting significant mental health issues need addressing in rural and remote areas. There is also less access to specialised mental health care in rural areas.

By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid workshop, you’ll develop greater confidence to deal with people as they encounter issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, non-suicidal self-injury and thoughts of suicide.

Following the training and after passing a short online assessment, you will be an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. You also take home the 180+ page Mental Health First Aid Manual, as a resource to support you in implementing your new understandings.

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:

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180002D

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:

Ms Jenny McDowell

J McDowell

Jenny is a registered pharmacist with over two decades’ experience in the hospital, community, publishing and university sectors. She has extensive experience in delivering workshops and presentations, and is mindful that clear communication is the key to understanding.

With a country Victorian background and a love of wide open spaces, Jenny is excited to bring the Mental Health First Aid workshops to regional and rural Victoria. Like many, her passion for mental health has been stoked by personal and professional experiences that have confirmed her awareness of the importance of attending to mental health.

Jenny brings a creative approach to her work and will create a safe space for participants to explore and develop their own understandings of mental health.

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Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to fourteen (14) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Jun
17
Sun
2018
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 17 June 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This training program is for pharmacists who meet the prerequisites 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

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules & Assessment and Catch-Up Schedule Online 15 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 8 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up to administer practice vaccines (normal saline 0.9% injection) and assessed on injection techniques.

Pre-requisites

Participants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and hold a General Registration (excludes students, provisionally registered, interns and non-practicing pharmacists). Participants must provide evidence of currency in the following prior to attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment:

  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Provide CPR (HLTAID001) *
  • ASCIA Anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or for health professionals (Free and available for completion online)

* HLTAID001 is not required if HLTAID003 was completed in the 12 months prior to the Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment.

Participants must sign the Waiver of Liability Form and the Victorian Disclosure Form prior to attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment.

Participants will not be able to participate in the Practical Workshop and Assessment if they have not completed the Immunisation Online Modules including achieving 80% in the assessments and the Catch-Up Schedule.

Learning Objectives and competencies
Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free) Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number:CV18001VQ

This activity has been accredited for 23 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 46 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy:
In exceptional circumstances a participant can request in writing (email: vic.branch@psa.org.au) a waiver of up to 3 months after the workshop to submit a current first aid and/or CPR certificate. The request must be made 2 weeks prior to the workshop. The participant will be advised that they will require CPR knowledge in order to successfully undertake the practical assessment in the workshop. If a waiver is requested and granted, PSA takes no responsibility if the workshop assessment is not completed satisfactorily. Should this occur the participant would need to attend another workshop to demonstrate competence and this would be at the participant’s expense. Participants will not be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the unit APPIMM806A and a Statement of Completion: Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program (immuniser program of study recognized by the Victorian Chief Health Officer) until all required documents have been submitted to PSA.

If you have never received any first aid or CPR training, you will NOT be allowed to attend the workshop.

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Jul
21
Sat
2018
Ballarat – Mental Health First Aid July 2018 @ Dun Vegan Room, Rural Health Academic Centre, University of Melbourne
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – Jul 22 @ 4:30 pm

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Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or 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.

This 2-day workshop, facilitated by an accredited MHFA pharmacist passionate about mental health teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff 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. There will be application of mental health first aid through pharmacy related case scenarios. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Mental health is everybody’s business. One in five Australians experiences a mental illness in any one year. Also, rates of self-injury and suicide increase with remoteness from big cities, suggesting significant mental health issues need addressing in rural and remote areas. There is also less access to specialised mental health care in rural areas.

By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid workshop, you’ll develop greater confidence to deal with people as they encounter issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, non-suicidal self-injury and thoughts of suicide.

Following the training and after passing a short online assessment, you will be an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. You also take home the 180+ page Mental Health First Aid Manual, as a resource to support you in implementing your new understandings.

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:

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180002E

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:

Ms Jenny McDowell

J McDowell

Jenny is a registered pharmacist with over two decades’ experience in the hospital, community, publishing and university sectors. She has extensive experience in delivering workshops and presentations, and is mindful that clear communication is the key to understanding.

With a country Victorian background and a love of wide open spaces, Jenny is excited to bring the Mental Health First Aid workshops to regional and rural Victoria. Like many, her passion for mental health has been stoked by personal and professional experiences that have confirmed her awareness of the importance of attending to mental health.

Jenny brings a creative approach to her work and will create a safe space for participants to explore and develop their own understandings of mental health.

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Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to fourteen (14) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Aug
25
Sat
2018
Swan Hill – Mental Health First Aid August 2018 @ Suite 2
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – Aug 26 @ 4:30 pm

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Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or 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.

This 2-day workshop, facilitated by an accredited MHFA pharmacist passionate about mental health teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff 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. There will be application of mental health first aid through pharmacy related case scenarios. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Mental health is everybody’s business. One in five Australians experiences a mental illness in any one year. Also, rates of self-injury and suicide increase with remoteness from big cities, suggesting significant mental health issues need addressing in rural and remote areas. There is also less access to specialised mental health care in rural areas.

By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid workshop, you’ll develop greater confidence to deal with people as they encounter issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, non-suicidal self-injury and thoughts of suicide.

Following the training and after passing a short online assessment, you will be an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. You also take home the 180+ page Mental Health First Aid Manual, as a resource to support you in implementing your new understandings.

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:

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3

CPD Credits:

Australalian Pharmacy Council logoPSA-Credit-icons_group-2-24

Accreditation number: CVP180002F

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:

Ms Jenny McDowell

J McDowell

Jenny is a registered pharmacist with over two decades’ experience in the hospital, community, publishing and university sectors. She has extensive experience in delivering workshops and presentations, and is mindful that clear communication is the key to understanding.

With a country Victorian background and a love of wide open spaces, Jenny is excited to bring the Mental Health First Aid workshops to regional and rural Victoria. Like many, her passion for mental health has been stoked by personal and professional experiences that have confirmed her awareness of the importance of attending to mental health.

Jenny brings a creative approach to her work and will create a safe space for participants to explore and develop their own understandings of mental health.

NEW mhfa logo

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to fourteen (14) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Oct
24
Wed
2018
Warrnambool: Pharmacist administered immunisation service 101 Workshop series @ Bayside Plaza
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview

Pharmacists are key primary healthcare providers and are well placed to contribute to improved access to immunisation especially to those most at risk of complications from vaccine-preventable disease through the provision of pharmacist administered immunisation service.

As at 10 May 2016 it was legislated that pharmacists could immunise in Victoria in accordance with specific legislations and guidelines. Currently there are approximately 20% of pharmacies in Victoria registered to provide pharmacist administered immunisation services, the percentage of which is lower in regional and rural Victoria.

This session aims to support pharmacists, pharmacy staff and pharmacies interested in delivering a pharmacist administered immunisation service with an insight into the legislations and guidelines that govern this service and the practical considerations around implementation and promotion. Pharmacists who are currently delivering this service will benefit from the promotional discussions that can help improve awareness and uptake of the service. The pharmacy team overall will find value in consolidating their understanding of effective cold chain management.

This is a free event, however it is requested that participants register via the link above. Pharmacists and all pharmacy staff are welcome to attend. All attendees will receive a pertussis and registration resource kit.

  • 6.30-7:00pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the value of a pharmacist administered vaccination service.
  • Discuss the legislations and guidelines by which pharmacist immunisers and pharmacies must comply with to provide a pharmacist administered
    vaccination service in Victoria.
  • Describe the practical considerations of implementing a pharmacist administered vaccination service and demonstrate ways in which pharmacists and the pharmacy team can promote this service in the pharmacy.
  • Recognise the principles and importance of cold chain management and implement processes that are required for effective cold chain management

*These learning objectives are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.2, 4.4.3, 4.6.3, 4.6.5.

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.7.1, 3.1.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3.

These are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

CPD credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4  Accreditation number: CVP18001C

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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

Speaker:

Representative from Primary Health Network (PHN) Western Victoria and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). TBA.

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Nov
14
Wed
2018
Ballarat : Pharmacist administered immunisation service 101 Workshop series @ 101 Drummond Street North, Ballarat
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview

Pharmacists are key primary healthcare providers and are well placed to contribute to improved access to immunisation especially to those most at risk of complications from vaccine-preventable disease through the provision of pharmacist administered immunisation service.

As at 10 May 2016 it was legislated that pharmacists could immunise in Victoria in accordance with specific legislations and guidelines. Currently there are approximately 20% of pharmacies in Victoria registered to provide pharmacist administered immunisation services, the percentage of which is lower in regional and rural Victoria.

This session aims to support pharmacists, pharmacy staff and pharmacies interested in delivering a pharmacist administered immunisation service with an insight into the legislations and guidelines that govern this service and the practical considerations around implementation and promotion. Pharmacists who are currently delivering this service will benefit from the promotional discussions that can help improve awareness and uptake of the service. The pharmacy team overall will find value in consolidating their understanding of effective cold chain management.

This is a free event, however it is requested that participants register via the link above. Pharmacists and all pharmacy staff are welcome to attend. All attendees will receive a pertussis and registration resource kit.

  • 6.30-7:00pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the value of a pharmacist administered vaccination service.
  • Discuss the legislations and guidelines by which pharmacist immunisers and pharmacies must comply with to provide a pharmacist administered
    vaccination service in Victoria.
  • Describe the practical considerations of implementing a pharmacist administered vaccination service and demonstrate ways in which pharmacists and the pharmacy team can promote this service in the pharmacy.
  • Recognise the principles and importance of cold chain management and implement processes that are required for effective cold chain management

*These learning objectives are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.2, 4.4.3, 4.6.3, 4.6.5.

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.7.1, 3.1.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3.

These are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

CPD credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4  Accreditation number: CVP18001D

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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

Speaker:

Representative from Primary Health Network (PHN) Western Victoria and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). TBA.

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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 Opioid Pharmacotherapy 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 and Human Services, 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 are available face-to-face and online, providing maximum flexibility to attendees. Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate.

Please click here for more information on the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program.


Harm Minimisation Forum: Is it time for a Safe Injecting Room in Melbourne

Come along to a night of controversy, listen to politicians and addiction medicine experts debate this issue and have your say. This free event co-hosted by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and the Pharmacy Guild is open to ALL professionals in the Alcohol and Other Drug sector, an excellent opportunity to network and deliberate collaboratively on a matter of major concern.

Guest Speakers:

  • Laura Turner  Journalist and A Current Affair reporter who lost her sister Skye to a heroin overdose
  • Marianne Jauncey  Medical Director of the Uniting Medically Supervised Injecting Centre in NSW
  • Richard Di Natale  Australian Senator and leader of the Australian Greens party
  • Fiona Patten  Victorian Member of Parliament and leader of the Australian Sex Party
  • David Jacka  Addiction Medicine Specialist

       Followed by a panel discussion.

This is a FREE event open to all professionals in the Alcohol and Other Drug sector.

Online Registration


 

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 for more information on the currently available naloxone hydrochloride 1mg/ml solution for injection product (Prenoxad).

Click here for instructions on how to open, assemble and inject Prenoxad.


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:


Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program

The Victorian Government announced the introduction of a Victorian Pharmacist Vaccination Program in 2016. The course Manage the Delivery and Administration of Injections APPIMM806A is a program of study that is recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. It 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. Completion satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to the most current DPCS Regulations and applicable guidelines. Please note pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and pertussis containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria. To complete the certification and gain the credential, you must also provide evidence of the following:

  • Hold General Registration.
  • 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 successful completion of the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists. This is an online course and is provided at no cost.
  • Successful completion of the multiple choice questions as part of the online component of the course and the catch-up schedule
  • Completion of a supplementary webinar (provided at no cost) should additional material need be supplied following legislation changes

Please click onto a scheduled workshop date on the Victorian event calendar for more information about the Program. Alternatively, you can contact VIC Branch on 03 9389 4000.


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.


Medicines Update 2017

PSA Victoria is pleased to offer Medicines Update again in 2017. 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.

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