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Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016

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Aug
28
Tue
2018
Starting, stepping down or stopping PPI’s – an APSIG event @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions in Australia. PPIs have consistently featured in the top 10- most prescribed PBS-subsidised medicines every year for more than a decade.

Do you know how to distinguish between GORD from functional heartburn or asymptomatic physioloical reflux? Learn when it may be appropriate to step down or stop a PPI in our workshop. Presented by NPSMedicinewise Clinical Services Specialist Saloni Shah, you will go through a case scenario and discuss how to improve the management of patients prescribed PPIs for GORD.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of management of GORD.
  • Distinguish between GORD or not when patients present with symptoms.
  • Recognise when to refer a patient for medical assessment.
  • Identify lifestyle modification strategies for GORD.
  • Discuss the balance of benefits and risks of ongoing PPI treatment for GORD.
  • Discuss stepping down or stopping PPIs in patients with GORD who have adequately controlled symptoms.
  • Discuss systems in your practice and prioritise areas for improvement in the management of patients prescribed PPIs for GORD.

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.4, 2.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.3, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.3.2, 3.1.3, 3.3.3, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.5.1, 3.5.2

 

 

CPD Credits

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Event Code: CW18011

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 2 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

 Speaker

Saloni Shah

Saloni is a UK Qualified Pharmacist with a Special Interest in Medication Management. Saloni has a background in community, hospital and academic Pharmacy across both UK and Australia. She has been working with the NPS MedicineWise as a Clinical Services Specialist where she encourages behaviour change in GPs, Nurses and Pharmacists. She has been conducting Education Sessions using the latest Evidence Base within various Therapeutic Topics and Diagnostic Tests for the last 10 years.

 

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.

 

 

Sep
6
Thu
2018
My Health Record and the Pharmacist – APSIG @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This year, every Australian will get a My Health Record. However, if you decide you don’t want a record, you can opt-out during the three-month period from 16 July to 15 October 2018. This session will explore the My health record as it relates to pharmacy and also how accredited pharmacists may utilise this information in conducting their HMRs.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to :

  • List the features and benefits of My Health Record in pharmacy practices
  • Describe how to communicate the benefits of the My Health Record system to patients
  • Describe the privacy and security measures taken to protect My Health Record and how to discuss privacy concerns
  • Describe how more comprehensive clinical information (access via My Health Record) can contribute to patient care

Competency Standards addressed (2016): 1.6.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.3.3

Competency Standards addressed (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.2.5, 7.1.1, 7.1.3

CPD Credits

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Event Code: CW18013

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity

 

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.

 

 

Sep
13
Thu
2018
Mental Health First Aid @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Sep 13 @ 8:30 am – Sep 14 @ 3:30 pm

Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or experiencing a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional assistance is provided or the crisis resolves.

MHFA provides evidence based expert consensus guidelines for application in scenarios such as depression (including suicide), anxiety, psychosis, and substance use problems.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Understand the symptoms, causes, and evidence based treatments for depression, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders and substance use problems
  • Demonstrate ability to apply MHFA guidelines in a non-crisis situation including depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and substance use problems
  • Apply MHFA crisis guidelines to mental health crises including suicide, panic attacks, trauma, psychosis, and threatening/violent behaviour

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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Event Code: CW18014

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity

 

Speaker

Louise Edwards BPharm (hons) BA (psychology major) MPS

 

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.

 

Sep
20
Thu
2018
Aboriginal Cultural Mindfulness – a PSA/SHPA event @ Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This event, brought to you jointly by the WA branches of PSA and SHPA, will discuss how health professionals can provide the most appropriate care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, whilst also appreciating and meeting their individual and specific health needs with a greater understanding of First Nation’s culture. The focus of the event will be on cultural mindfulness to help pharmacists better understand the cultural and access barriers that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people face in accessing medications and pharmacy services. Communicating effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients can ease the transition between healthcare settings, particularly with helping patients access and manage their medications, and improve adherence and health outcomes.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Define cultural mindfulness, particularly in relation to cultural mindfulness about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Identify the potential barriers faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when accessing health care and medicines
  • Identify the potential barriers to effective communication between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and health care professionals
  • Describe effective communication techniques when providing care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Describe what medical yarning is, what it involves, and how to apply it to a patient care encounter
  • Describe effective techniques for helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people improve understanding and management of their medicines (including improved adherence).
  • Describe differences between CTG, S100, QUMAX and how patients access these pharmacy services

Competency Standards addressed

2010: 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 4.3.3.

2016: 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2

CPD credits

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Event Code: CW18012

This event is currently undergoing accreditation

Speakers

Ron Gidgup

Dr Marianne Wood

Hannah Mann

 

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.
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