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Nov
1
Wed
2017
Bridging the Gap – Diabetes – Bunbury @ St John of God Hospital Bunbury Conference Room
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The number of people with type 2 diabetes is growing in Australia, most likely the result of rising overweight rates, lifestyle and dietary changes and an ageing population. If left undiagnosed or poorly managed,  type 2 diabetes (T2DM) can lead to severe health complications such as coronary artery disease, kidney failure and blindness. Pharmacists have a vital role in diabetes management and are well placed to discuss patient self-management, monitoring, lifestyle modifications and medication management. This workshop will review the principles used in glycaemic management according to the Australian Diabetes Society and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) guidelines. The workshop will also help pharmacist to identify the appropriate patient lifestyle modifications to optimise disease management and apply appropriate counselling strategies to improve the patient’s understanding of diabetes in order to improve and optimise health outcomes.

 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this workshop, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the epidemiology and basic pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes
  • Discuss the medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes
  • Describe the principles of glycaemic management according to the Australian Diabetes Society and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) guidelines
  • Identify the appropriate lifestyle modifications to optimise disease managements and reduce the risk of medicine-related adverse effects
  • Apply appropriate counselling strategies to improve patient understanding of diabetes and medicine in order to improve self-management decisions to optimise health outcomes.

2010 Competencies addressed: 3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2

2016 Competencies addressed: 1.4.1 1.4.2 1.4.3 1.5.1 1.5.2 1.5.4 2.3.1 2.3.2 3.1.1 3.1.2 3.1. 3.2.2 3.2.5

 

CPD Credits

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This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD Credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD Plan.

Event Code: CP17054WA

 

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 five (5) 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.

 

Nov
8
Wed
2017
Bridging the Gap – Diabetes – Kalgoorlie @ Kalgoorlie Hospital
Nov 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The number of people with type 2 diabetes is growing in Australia, most likely the result of rising overweight rates, lifestyle and dietary changes and an ageing population. If left undiagnosed or poorly managed,  type 2 diabetes (T2DM) can lead to severe health complications such as coronary artery disease, kidney failure and blindness. Pharmacists have a vital role in diabetes management and are well placed to discuss patient self-management, monitoring, lifestyle modifications and medication management. This workshop will review the principles used in glycaemic management according to the Australian Diabetes Society and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) guidelines. The workshop will also help pharmacist to identify the appropriate patient lifestyle modifications to optimise disease management and apply appropriate counselling strategies to improve the patient’s understanding of diabetes in order to improve and optimise health outcomes.

 

Learning Objectives

After participating in this workshop, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the epidemiology and basic pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes
  • Discuss the medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes
  • Describe the principles of glycaemic management according to the Australian Diabetes Society and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) guidelines
  • Identify the appropriate lifestyle modifications to optimise disease managements and reduce the risk of medicine-related adverse effects
  • Apply appropriate counselling strategies to improve patient understanding of diabetes and medicine in order to improve self-management decisions to optimise health outcomes.

2010 Competencies addressed: 3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2

2016 Competencies addressed: 1.4.1 1.4.2 1.4.3 1.5.1 1.5.2 1.5.4 2.3.1 2.3.2 3.1.1 3.1.2 3.1. 3.2.2 3.2.5

 

CPD Credits

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This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD Credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD Plan.

Event Code: CP17054WB

 

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 five (5) 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.
Nov
9
Thu
2017
Pharmacists in General Practice Forum @ (To be confirmed)
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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The 2nd Pharmacists in General Practice Forum is brought to you by the champions of this model, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA).

Hear from local experts and pharmacists pioneering this innovative career pathway. This session will discuss current projects and trials, resources and support available for general
practice pharmacists, recent evidence, and how we can collaborate to progress this model nationally.

  • Spaces are limited – please RSVP here.
  • This will be a FREE event for PSA members, or $199 for non-members.
  • The program, including speakers and CPD points will be available shortly.
Nov
14
Tue
2017
Dementia Friendly Pharmacy – Pharmacist Workshop @ MP Room WACRH
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

People living with dementia (PWD) and their family carers frequently identify the management of medicines as being a particularly challenging aspect of care. PWD often take multiple medicines in complex, frequently changing regimens, and inappropriate use of these medications can result in serious adverse outcomes.

Community pharmacies are the most commonly visited healthcare destination by carers of PWD who still live at home. Community pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professional, and they are perceived as an important member of the medication management team by PWD and their carers. This workshop will develop an understanding of the unique needs of PWD and their carers within community pharmacies, to improve medication management for these people.

Learning Objectives:

Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Define the types of dementia, their pathophysiology and management principles
  • Describe the major medication management issues faced by family carers or people living with dementia
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of medications that may exacerbate cognitive impairment
  • Provide guidance for non-pharmacist staff in the use of the WA DTSC Dementia Friendly Pharmacy

Competencies addressed: 1.3,1.4,2.1,2.2,2.3,2.4,2.5,2.6,2.7,3.1,3.2,4.2,6.1,6.2,7.2

CPD Points:

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Event Code: CW17009B

This activity has been accredited for 3 hours of group 1 CPD (or 3 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Speaker:

Dr Andrew Stafford

Pharmacist & Director, WA Dementia Training Study Centre
School of Pharmacy, Curtin University

Andrew is a pharmacist with experience in academia and aged care, and maintains an active clinical consultancy business providing medication reviews and staff training for a number of residential aged care facilities in Western Australia. He is also the Director of the Western Australia Dementia Training Study Centre, School of Pharmacy, Curtin University, a government-funded research unit that aims to develop the skills of health professionals to provide better care for people living with dementia. His primary research interest involves developing and promoting high quality, patient-focussed medication management solutions that ultimately improve the quality of his patients’ lives.

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 five (5) 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.
Nov
25
Sat
2017
Mentor, Shape and Lead: the role of a leader @ Rottnest Room, Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
Nov 25 @ 8:30 am – Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm

This leadership weekend intensive will develop your leadership skills, no matter what stage you are in your career. The skills acquired in this course will add to your management toolkit and increase your effectiveness as a leader.

The course encompasses the four leadership units of PSA’s Diploma of leadership and management.

  • BSBMGT605B Provide leadership across the organisation
  • BSBMGT616A Develop and implement strategic plans
  • BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • BSBLDR502 Lead and Manage effective workplace relationships

 

BSBMGT605B Provide leadership across the organisation

This unit applies to senior managers who have a role in inspiring and motivating others to achieve organisational goals and to model professionalism in their organisation and industry. Leadership is seen in the context of the organisational mission. Business ethics are also addressed in this unit. The unit may relate equally to leadership of a small to medium sized organisation or to a business unit or area in a large organisation.

This is a core unit in the highly competitive PSA ignite program

Competency outcomes:

  1. Communicate organisational mission and goals
  2. Influence groups and individuals
  3. Build and support teams
  4. Demonstrate personal and professional competence

 

BSBMGT616A Develop and implement strategic plans

This unit will develop your skills and knowledge in order to analyse and interpret relevant markets, assess the capability of the organisation and its existing and potential competitors and allies. At the end of the unit you will have gained the skills for developing specific actions and initiatives that will be undertaken by people working in various roles.

Competency outcomes;

  1. Confirm organisational vision and mission
  2. Analyse the internal and external environment
  3. Write strategic plan
  4. Implement strategic plan

 

BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence

At the completion of this unit you will understand how to use emotional intelligence to increase self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management in the context of the workplace.

Competency outcomes;

  1. Identify the impact of own emotions on others in the workplace
  2. Recognise and appreciate the emotional strengths and weaknesses of others
  3. Promote the development of emotional intelligence in others
  4. Utilise emotional intelligence to maximise team outcomes

 

BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships.

This unit focuses on the skills and knowledge required to establish and manage processes and procedures to support workplace relationships taking into account the organisation’s values, goals and cultural diversity

Competency outcomes:

Manage ideas and information

  1. Establish systems to develop trust and confidence
  2. Manage the development and maintenance of networks and relationships
  3. Manage difficulties to achieve positive outcomes
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