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Jan
21
Sat
2017
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 21 January 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

The PSA Victorian Program “Manage the delivery and administration of Injections and immunisations APPIMM806A’ is a program of study for immunisers recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Completion of the Victorian program satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to regulation 49B of the DPCS regulations 2016.

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and whooping cough containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation for all age groups. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 & 5 watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible) Study now, pay later with VET FEE-HELP* All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website. *for eligible participants 20% loan fee may apply. RTO 122206

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3a:

  • Identify the clinical features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of MMR
  • Discuss MMR transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against MMR
  • Discuss administration of the vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the MMR vaccine
  • Recognise common MMR vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3b:

  • Identify the clinical features and epidemiology of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss the administration of the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines
  • Recognise common pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 4:

  • Identify the clinical features, pathogenesis and epidemiology of diseases covered by NIP Vaccines, including morbidity and mortality of the diseases
  • Discuss transmission of, complications of and those at risk of infection for diseases covered by NIP vaccines
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against diseases covered by NIP Vaccines

Module 5:

  • Outline the steps of the pre-vaccination assessment, including the list of actions and rationale for pre-screening and actions after pre-screening
  • Describe and demonstrate the practical processes involved in vaccinating
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an infant, child and adolescent and outline the reasons for these
  • Describe the recommended positioning of a child during vaccination, including safe restraint, and workplace health and safety factors relating to the environment and vaccine administration
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct techniques for injection of vaccines that are consistent with national recommendations
  • Outline the indications for the use of each vaccine listed in the Nip schedule, including the interval and age recommendation rules
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for each vaccine listed in the NiP schedule
  • Identify vaccines required for special risk groups and explain the rationale for the choice of these vaccines
  • Document correct and detailed information for each immunisation encounter on the provider national register and client records
  • Explain the concept and importance of immunisation catch up
  • Review immunisation history and develop a catch up program for individuals

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Victorian Immunisation Strategy and the Victorian Vaccination Schedule
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Effectively assess the needs of clients with incomplete or inadequate immunisation records and the development of catch up schedules
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections
  • Effectively utilise the 5 rights and 3 checks when administering a vaccine

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module 2:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3, 8.2

Module 3a:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3b:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3c:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 4:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

Workshop:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001VB

The course is accredited for 23 hours of group 2 activity or 46 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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 14 days before the workshop are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Jan
22
Sun
2017
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 22 January 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

The PSA Victorian Program “Manage the delivery and administration of Injections and immunisations APPIMM806A’ is a program of study for immunisers recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Completion of the Victorian program satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to regulation 49B of the DPCS regulations 2016.

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and whooping cough containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation for all age groups. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 & 5 watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible) All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website.  RTO 122206

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3a:

  • Identify the clinical features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of MMR
  • Discuss MMR transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against MMR
  • Discuss administration of the vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the MMR vaccine
  • Recognise common MMR vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3b:

  • Identify the clinical features and epidemiology of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss the administration of the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines
  • Recognise common pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 4:

  • Identify the clinical features, pathogenesis and epidemiology of diseases covered by NIP Vaccines, including morbidity and mortality of the diseases
  • Discuss transmission of, complications of and those at risk of infection for diseases covered by NIP vaccines
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against diseases covered by NIP Vaccines

Module 5:

  • Outline the steps of the pre-vaccination assessment, including the list of actions and rationale for pre-screening and actions after pre-screening
  • Describe and demonstrate the practical processes involved in vaccinating
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an infant, child and adolescent and outline the reasons for these
  • Describe the recommended positioning of a child during vaccination, including safe restraint, and workplace health and safety factors relating to the environment and vaccine administration
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct techniques for injection of vaccines that are consistent with national recommendations
  • Outline the indications for the use of each vaccine listed in the Nip schedule, including the interval and age recommendation rules
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for each vaccine listed in the NiP schedule
  • Identify vaccines required for special risk groups and explain the rationale for the choice of these vaccines
  • Document correct and detailed information for each immunisation encounter on the provider national register and client records
  • Explain the concept and importance of immunisation catch up
  • Review immunisation history and develop a catch up program for individuals

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Victorian Immunisation Strategy and the Victorian Vaccination Schedule
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Effectively assess the needs of clients with incomplete or inadequate immunisation records and the development of catch up schedules
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections
  • Effectively utilise the 5 rights and 3 checks when administering a vaccine

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module 2:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3, 8.2

Module 3a:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3b:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3c:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 4:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

Workshop:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB

Accreditation number: CV170001VK

The course is accredited for 23 hours of group 2 activity or 46 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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 14 days before the workshop are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Jan
25
Wed
2017
PSA Immunisation Workshop- Brisbane @ PSA Boardroom, level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Jan
30
Mon
2017
Exclusive Terry White Chemmart PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Jan 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in WA, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites and wish to gain the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy, including administration of injections.

This session is only available to Terry White Chemmart pharmacists.

 

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$500 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WA

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

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.
Jan
31
Tue
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Jan 31 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in WA, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training is composed of two parts:

  1. Online Theory Modules (11hours)
  2. Face to Face Workshop (6.5hours)

Online theory modules – Upon enrolment the participant will gain access to the required reading online and must undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and successfully complete the online assessment. Please note the required reading and assessment will take approximately 11hours to complete and must be done prior to attending the workshop component of the course.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop builds on the knowledge that you have learnt in the required reading. It includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year the HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the online theory modules assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points 

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Accreditation number: CV170001WB

Online Theory Modules

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
PSA Immunisation Workshop- Sunshine Coast @ PHN Sunshine Coast, Ground Floor, Mayfield House
Jan 31 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Feb
1
Wed
2017
PSA Immunisation Workshop- Hervey Bay @ Hervey Bay Boat Club
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Feb
3
Fri
2017
PSA Immunisation Workshop-Gold Coast @ Freshwater Point Resort
Feb 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Feb
4
Sat
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR February 2017
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Overview

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Respond to an emergency Situation
  • Perform CPR Procedures in line with ARC requirement
  • Appropriate use of  an AED
  • Follow the prompts of an AED
  • Maintain airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

Competency Standards: 1.1,1.3,1.5,2.1,2.3,6.1,6.2

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170002A

Perform CPR has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop February 2017
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Overview

Provide 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.

 

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:  1.1,1.3,1.5,2.1,2.3,6.1,6.2

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170012A

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.

 

Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 4 February 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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The PSA Victorian Program “Manage the delivery and administration of Injections and immunisations APPIMM806A’ is a program of study for immunisers recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Completion of the Victorian program satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to regulation 49B of the DPCS regulations 2016.

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and whooping cough containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation for all age groups. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for General Registered Pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 & 5 watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible).  All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website.  Corporate rate of $500 is available when payment is made by employer (conditions apply for more information contact Victorian office) RTO 122206

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3a:

  • Identify the clinical features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of MMR
  • Discuss MMR transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against MMR
  • Discuss administration of the vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the MMR vaccine
  • Recognise common MMR vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3b:

  • Identify the clinical features and epidemiology of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss the administration of the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines
  • Recognise common pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 4:

  • Identify the clinical features, pathogenesis and epidemiology of diseases covered by NIP Vaccines, including morbidity and mortality of the diseases
  • Discuss transmission of, complications of and those at risk of infection for diseases covered by NIP vaccines
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against diseases covered by NIP Vaccines

Module 5:

  • Outline the steps of the pre-vaccination assessment, including the list of actions and rationale for pre-screening and actions after pre-screening
  • Describe and demonstrate the practical processes involved in vaccinating
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an infant, child and adolescent and outline the reasons for these
  • Describe the recommended positioning of a child during vaccination, including safe restraint, and workplace health and safety factors relating to the environment and vaccine administration
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct techniques for injection of vaccines that are consistent with national recommendations
  • Outline the indications for the use of each vaccine listed in the Nip schedule, including the interval and age recommendation rules
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for each vaccine listed in the NiP schedule
  • Identify vaccines required for special risk groups and explain the rationale for the choice of these vaccines
  • Document correct and detailed information for each immunisation encounter on the provider national register and client records
  • Explain the concept and importance of immunisation catch up
  • Review immunisation history and develop a catch up program for individuals

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Victorian Immunisation Strategy and the Victorian Vaccination Schedule
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Effectively assess the needs of clients with incomplete or inadequate immunisation records and the development of catch up schedules
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections
  • Effectively utilise the 5 rights and 3 checks when administering a vaccine

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module 2:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3, 8.2

Module 3a:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3b:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3c:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 4:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

Workshop:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001VD

The course is accredited for 23 hours of group 2 activity or 46 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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 14 days before the workshop are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Feb
5
Sun
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – 5 Feburary 2017
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

Get ready for Immunisation Training and ensure that your CPR Certificate is current; although the First Aid Certificate is valid for 3 years, the CPR component requires an annual refresher.

The CPR course delivers the essential principals, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council and is valid for one (1) year from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that you update your CPR skills every 12 months.

Course Content

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Legal Issues and infection control
  • Assessing the casualty and recognising the need for CPR
  • Emergency action principals – DRSABCD
  • Plan an appropriate first aid response
  • External cardiac compressions (CPR)
  • Adult, Infant and child CPR rates and techniques
  • One and two person CPR techniques
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment HLTAID001-Perform CPR valid for 1 year.

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Competencies:

1.3,6.1,6.2,6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055A

Perform CPR has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID001 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with either Allens Training (RTO #: 90909) or Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

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.

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Parramatta
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

If you have not attended a first aid course within the last three years, this is an opportunity for you to renew your First Aid certificate. It is a requirement that all pharmacists who are providing immunisations services to have a valid HLTAID003 and HLTAID001 Certificates. HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid offered through the PSA has been specifically designed to meet the needs of pharmacists in a primary care setting in providing first aid during medical emergencies. More specifically, it provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support.

This is a one day face – to face course with pre-work (a question and answer workbook available to complete online). This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years. This course has been tailored to address the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy staff. It meets both Continuing Professional Development requirements as well as the nationally recognised standard HLTAID003-Provide First Aid. 

Program Overview: 

  • Legal Issues and Infection control
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • The principles of first aid and its applications
  • Recognition and management of emergency situations
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation
  • Treatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
  • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn and display skills required to gain first aid certification 
  • Learn and display resuscitation skills

Competency Standards This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):     6.1, 6.2, 6.3

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

Accreditation number: CNP170051A

 

Speakers

HLTAID003 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with either Allens Training (RTO #: 90909) or Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

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.

Immunisation Training – 5 February 2017 Newcastle @ Apollo International
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.

• Legislation in NSW has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers

• Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot in 2014.

• Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Completion of Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations – APPIMM806A enables you to receive one unit in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2 and 3C, watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality
  • Describe the legal framework around immunisation and the role of a pharmacist immunisation provider in NSW
  • Describe the requirements of Pharmacist Vaccination in New South Wales
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Equipment
    • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods
    • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial
    • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
  • Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites
  • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
  • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.

Competency standards addressed by activity

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001ND

The online pre-reading will take approximately 6 hours. The face‑to-face workshop will be 6 hours in duration.

The course is accredited for 12 hours of group 2 activity or 24 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits (Group2) may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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.

PSA Immunisation training @ PSA SA Office
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learning objectives

Module one: diseases and vaccines

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits.
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses.
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents.
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity.
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia.
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including The Australian Immunisation Handbook.
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia.
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation.
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases, and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases.

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module two: practical considerations of the immunisation service

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation.
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches.
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries.
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy.
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administering vaccines and documentation requirements.
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommended injection sites.
  • Recognise the importance of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers.
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management.

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the legal framework that supports your role as a pharmacist and immunisation provider.
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality.
  • Identify report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation.
  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
    • Policies
    • Procedures
    • Equipment
  • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods.
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial.
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
    • Discuss preparation of medications for intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
    • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites.
    • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections.
    • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.                                                                                                                                                                                                      Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

CPD credits

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Speaker

To be announced

Feb
6
Mon
2017
Provide Advanced First Aid @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Feb 6 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

This Provide Advanced First Aid Course has been designed specifically to address the needs of pharmacists and provides a higher degree of education in medical emergencies in order to meet the demands of pharmacists in a primary care setting. Developed and delivered by Pulse MET paramedics with extensive and relevant experience in many aspects of emergency response.

By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge you require to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. This course consists of 7 hours of face-to-face training with pre-reading and an assessment task required to be completed prior to attending the workshop. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment for HLTAID006 which encompasses HLTAID003 and is valid for 3 years.

 

Learning Objectives:

Element 1: Respond in an emergency situation

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services where required
  • Deploy resources to appropriate locations as required in line with workplace procedures

Element 2: Apply appropriate first aid procedures

  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as required
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
  • Obtain consent from casualty where possible
  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
  • Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles

Element 3: Coordinate first aid activities until arrival of medical assistance

  • Identify available resources required and establish communication links with appropriate personnel, emergency management services and medical assistance as appropriate
  • Deploy correct amount of resources to appropriate locations in an effective manner to ensure timely arrival of required resources
  • Document the provision of resources and recommend modifications as required
  • Monitor the condition of casualties in accordance with first aid principles and workplace procedures
  • Coordinate evacuation of casualties according to relevant evacuation procedures
  • Arrange support services for personnel involved in the incident in accordance with relevant principles and procedures

Element 4: Communicate essential incident details

  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
  • Report details of incident in line with organisational policies
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

Element 5: Evaluate the incident

  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
  • Participate in debriefing to address individual needs
  • Evaluate management of the incident and develop an action plan in consultation with relevant parties
  • Review contingency planning to identify and select alternative management principles and procedures as required

Skills and practical scenarios:

  • Cardiac Arrest, including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Management of anaphylaxis emergencies
  • Management of Asthma emergencies
  • Trauma management
  • Patient assessment, including a primary and secondary survey
  • Infection control principles and procedures

Competencies addressed: 1.4, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 6.1, 6.2

 

CPD Points:

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Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 10 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 7 hours of group 1 CPD (or 7 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 7 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 14 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

Speakers:Pulse

Andy Symons

Mark McConnell

Pulse Medical Emergency Training

 

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.
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 6 February 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

The PSA Victorian Program “Manage the delivery and administration of Injections and immunisations APPIMM806A’ is a program of study for immunisers recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Completion of the Victorian program satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to regulation 49B of the DPCS regulations 2016.

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and whooping cough containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation for all age groups. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for General Registered Pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 & 5 watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible).  All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website.  Corporate rate of $500 is available when payment is made by employer (conditions apply for more information contact Victorian office) RTO 122206

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3a:

  • Identify the clinical features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of MMR
  • Discuss MMR transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against MMR
  • Discuss administration of the vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the MMR vaccine
  • Recognise common MMR vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3b:

  • Identify the clinical features and epidemiology of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss the administration of the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines
  • Recognise common pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 4:

  • Identify the clinical features, pathogenesis and epidemiology of diseases covered by NIP Vaccines, including morbidity and mortality of the diseases
  • Discuss transmission of, complications of and those at risk of infection for diseases covered by NIP vaccines
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against diseases covered by NIP Vaccines

Module 5:

  • Outline the steps of the pre-vaccination assessment, including the list of actions and rationale for pre-screening and actions after pre-screening
  • Describe and demonstrate the practical processes involved in vaccinating
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an infant, child and adolescent and outline the reasons for these
  • Describe the recommended positioning of a child during vaccination, including safe restraint, and workplace health and safety factors relating to the environment and vaccine administration
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct techniques for injection of vaccines that are consistent with national recommendations
  • Outline the indications for the use of each vaccine listed in the Nip schedule, including the interval and age recommendation rules
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for each vaccine listed in the NiP schedule
  • Identify vaccines required for special risk groups and explain the rationale for the choice of these vaccines
  • Document correct and detailed information for each immunisation encounter on the provider national register and client records
  • Explain the concept and importance of immunisation catch up
  • Review immunisation history and develop a catch up program for individuals

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Victorian Immunisation Strategy and the Victorian Vaccination Schedule
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Effectively assess the needs of clients with incomplete or inadequate immunisation records and the development of catch up schedules
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections
  • Effectively utilise the 5 rights and 3 checks when administering a vaccine

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module 2:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3, 8.2

Module 3a:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3b:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3c:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 4:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

Workshop:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001VN

The course is accredited for 23 hours of group 2 activity or 46 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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 14 days before the workshop are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Feb
7
Tue
2017
PSA Immunisation Workshop-Toowoomba @ Burke & Wills Hotel
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Cammeray
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pharmacists are required to develop a CPD plan to determine their professional development requirements relevant to their scope of practice. This is in accordance with the revised Registration Standard: Continuing professional development published by the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA).

Not sure where to begin and how to approach it? Come along to this interactive workshop where our facilitator will walk you through the process of developing your personal CPD plan using PSA’s new online CPD planning tool.

Please bring a fully charged lap-top or tablet. For optimal internet connectivity, please bring your data SIM or mobile phone with hotspot capability. (Venue WiFi will be available, but may not provide an optimum connection experience)

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of lifelong learning in the context of career development and your professional role in delivering health services
  • Identify which competency standards are relevant to your scope of practice
  • Compare your professional capabilities and work practices with existing standards
  • Develop a CPD plan that complies with the Pharmacy Board of Australia registration requirements and addresses your professional development and practice needs.

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1,1.5.1,1.5.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Deborah Benjamin
NSW Manager, Continuing Professional Development & Member Services

Serving our community by improving immunity ……2017 flu season update @ PACE Seminar Room, Level 5, PACE Building
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Each year, adults can develop between two and four colds and children between five and ten as well as more serious respiratory tract infections.  People commonly seek advice from pharmacists about their cold and flu symptoms. This lecture will provide an update on common upper and lower respiratory tract infections including their cause, symptoms, treatments and advice on prevention. Presented by Associate Professor Stephen Lambert who is currently a Senior Medical Officer in the Communicable Diseases Branch of Queensland Health, where he manages the Epidemiology and Research Unit. Stephen has long been a passionate advocate for public funding of annual, whole of population, influenza vaccination. Learning Objectives: After attending this lecture, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between upper respiratory tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of whooping cough, it’s spread, duration, treatment and prevention including pertussis vaccine
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of influenza, it’s spread, treatment and prevention including the 2017 Flu Vaccine
  • Identify the difference between influenza and “stomach” flu
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of enterovirus, it’s spread, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the difference between bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia and walking pneumonia, their signs and symptoms, transmission, treatments and prevention
  • Discuss the symptoms of bronchitis, it’s treatment and prevention
  • Identify causes of the common head cold, symptoms, duration, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease, it’s spread, treatment and prevention

Topics Covered: flu, influenza, upper respiratory tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, symptoms, transmission, treatment, prevention

Competency Standards assigned 1.3.1, 6.1.2,6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.1.1
Serving our community by improving immunity ……2017 flu season update @ Burke & Wills Hotel
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Each year, adults can develop between two and four colds and children between five and ten as well as more serious respiratory tract infections.  People commonly seek advice from pharmacists about their cold and flu symptoms. This lecture will provide an update on common upper and lower respiratory tract infections including their cause, symptoms, treatments and advice on prevention. Presented by Damian Gray RN GradDipRuralHealth MPH Director of Vaxworks. Learning Objectives: After attending this lecture, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between upper respiratory tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of whooping cough, it’s spread, duration, treatment and prevention including pertussis vaccine
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of influenza, it’s spread, treatment and prevention including the 2017 Flu Vaccine
  • Identify the difference between influenza and “stomach” flu
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of enterovirus, it’s spread, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the difference between bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia and walking pneumonia, their signs and symptoms, transmission, treatments and prevention
  • Discuss the symptoms of bronchitis, it’s treatment and prevention
  • Identify causes of the common head cold, symptoms, duration, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease, it’s spread, treatment and prevention

Topics Covered: flu, influenza, upper respiratory tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, symptoms, transmission, treatment, prevention

Competency Standards assigned 1.3.1, 6.1.2,6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.1.1
Serving our community by improving immunity ……2017 flu season update @ Freshwater Point Resort
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Each year, adults can develop between two and four colds and children between five and ten as well as more serious respiratory tract infections.  People commonly seek advice from pharmacists about their cold and flu symptoms. This lecture will provide an update on common upper and lower respiratory tract infections including their cause, symptoms, treatments and advice on prevention. Learning Objectives: After attending this lecture, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between upper respiratory tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of whooping cough, it’s spread, duration, treatment and prevention including pertussis vaccine
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of influenza, it’s spread, treatment and prevention including the 2017 Flu Vaccine
  • Identify the difference between influenza and “stomach” flu
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of enterovirus, it’s spread, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the difference between bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia and walking pneumonia, their signs and symptoms, transmission, treatments and prevention
  • Discuss the symptoms of bronchitis, it’s treatment and prevention
  • Identify causes of the common head cold, symptoms, duration, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease, it’s spread, treatment and prevention

Topics Covered: flu, influenza, upper respiratory tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, symptoms, transmission, treatment, prevention

Competency Standards assigned 1.3.1, 6.1.2,6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.1.1
Serving our community by improving immunity ……2017 flu season update @ PHN Sunshine Coast, Ground Floor, Mayfield House
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Each year, adults can develop between two and four colds and children between five and ten as well as more serious respiratory tract infections.  People commonly seek advice from pharmacists about their cold and flu symptoms. This lecture will provide an update on common upper and lower respiratory tract infections including their cause, symptoms, treatments and advice on prevention.

Learning Objectives: After attending this lecture, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between upper respiratory tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of whooping cough, it’s spread, duration, treatment and prevention including pertussis vaccine
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of influenza, it’s spread, treatment and prevention including the 2017 Flu Vaccine
  • Identify the difference between influenza and “stomach” flu
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of enterovirus, it’s spread, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the difference between bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia and walking pneumonia, their signs and symptoms, transmission, treatments and prevention
  • Discuss the symptoms of bronchitis, it’s treatment and prevention
  • Identify causes of the common head cold, symptoms, duration, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease, it’s spread, treatment and prevention

Topics Covered: flu, influenza, upper respiratory tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, symptoms, transmission, treatment, prevention

Competency Standards assigned 1.3.1, 6.1.2,6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.1.1
Serving our community by improving immunity ……2017 flu season update @ The Leichardt Hotel
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Each year, adults can develop between two and four colds and children between five and ten as well as more serious respiratory tract infections.  People commonly seek advice from pharmacists about their cold and flu symptoms. This lecture will provide an update on common upper and lower respiratory tract infections including their cause, symptoms, treatments and advice on prevention.

Presented by Dr Kerryn Coleman – Public Health Physician and Director at the Central Queensland Public Health Unit, CQHHS .The public health unit provides specialist public health advice and services in communicable disease control, immunisation and environmental health within the Central Queensland and Central West regions.

 

Learning Objectives: After attending this lecture, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between upper respiratory tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of whooping cough, it’s spread, duration, treatment and prevention including pertussis vaccine
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of influenza, it’s spread, treatment and prevention including the 2017 Flu Vaccine
  • Identify the difference between influenza and “stomach” flu
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of enterovirus, it’s spread, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the difference between bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia and walking pneumonia, their signs and symptoms, transmission, treatments and prevention
  • Discuss the symptoms of bronchitis, it’s treatment and prevention
  • Identify causes of the common head cold, symptoms, duration, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease, it’s spread, treatment and prevention

Topics Covered: flu, influenza, upper respiratory tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, symptoms, transmission, treatment, prevention

Competency Standards assigned 1.3.1, 6.1.2,6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.1.1

Learning Objectives: After attending this lecture, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between upper respiratory tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of whooping cough, it’s spread, duration, treatment and prevention including pertussis vaccine
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of influenza, it’s spread, treatment and prevention including the 2017 Flu Vaccine
  • Identify the difference between influenza and “stomach” flu
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of enterovirus, it’s spread, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the difference between bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia and walking pneumonia, their signs and symptoms, transmission, treatments and prevention
  • Discuss the symptoms of bronchitis, it’s treatment and prevention
  • Identify causes of the common head cold, symptoms, duration, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease, it’s spread, treatment and prevention

Topics Covered: flu, influenza, upper respiratory tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, symptoms, transmission, treatment, prevention

Competency Standards assigned 1.3.1, 6.1.2,6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.1.1
Serving our community by improving immunity ……2017 flu season update @ Quest Mackay
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Each year, adults can develop between two and four colds and children between five and ten as well as more serious respiratory tract infections.  People commonly seek advice from pharmacists about their cold and flu symptoms. This lecture will provide an update on common upper and lower respiratory tract infections including their cause, symptoms, treatments and advice on prevention. Learning Objectives: After attending this lecture, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between upper respiratory tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of whooping cough, it’s spread, duration, treatment and prevention including pertussis vaccine
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of influenza, it’s spread, treatment and prevention including the 2017 Flu Vaccine
  • Identify the difference between influenza and “stomach” flu
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of enterovirus, it’s spread, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the difference between bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia and walking pneumonia, their signs and symptoms, transmission, treatments and prevention
  • Discuss the symptoms of bronchitis, it’s treatment and prevention
  • Identify causes of the common head cold, symptoms, duration, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease, it’s spread, treatment and prevention

Topics Covered: flu, influenza, upper respiratory tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, symptoms, transmission, treatment, prevention

Competency Standards assigned 1.3.1, 6.1.2,6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.1.1
Serving our community by improving immunity ……2017 flu season update @ Rydges Esplanade Resort
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Each year, adults can develop between two and four colds and children between five and ten as well as more serious respiratory tract infections.  People commonly seek advice from pharmacists about their cold and flu symptoms. This lecture will provide an update on common upper and lower respiratory tract infections including their cause, symptoms, treatments and advice on prevention.

Learning Objectives: After attending this lecture, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between upper respiratory tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of whooping cough, it’s spread, duration, treatment and prevention including pertussis vaccine
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of influenza, it’s spread, treatment and prevention including the 2017 Flu Vaccine
  • Identify the difference between influenza and “stomach” flu
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of enterovirus, it’s spread, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the difference between bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia and walking pneumonia, their signs and symptoms, transmission, treatments and prevention
  • Discuss the symptoms of bronchitis, it’s treatment and prevention
  • Identify causes of the common head cold, symptoms, duration, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease, it’s spread, treatment and prevention

Topics Covered: flu, influenza, upper respiratory tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, symptoms, transmission, treatment, prevention

Competency Standards assigned 1.3.1, 6.1.2,6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.1.1
Serving our community by improving immunity ……2017 flu season update @ Pharmacy Practice Room, Building 47
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Each year, adults can develop between two and four colds and children between five and ten as well as more serious respiratory tract infections.  People commonly seek advice from pharmacists about their cold and flu symptoms. This lecture will provide an update on common upper and lower respiratory tract infections including their cause, symptoms, treatments and advice on prevention. Presented by Dr Robert Norton – Director of Microbiology and Pathology at Townsville Hospital and Mrs Sue Carson –  College of Medicine and Dentistry.

Learning Objectives: After attending this lecture, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the difference between upper respiratory tract infections and lower respiratory tract infections
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of whooping cough, it’s spread, duration, treatment and prevention including pertussis vaccine
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of influenza, it’s spread, treatment and prevention including the 2017 Flu Vaccine
  • Identify the difference between influenza and “stomach” flu
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of enterovirus, it’s spread, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the difference between bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia and walking pneumonia, their signs and symptoms, transmission, treatments and prevention
  • Discuss the symptoms of bronchitis, it’s treatment and prevention
  • Identify causes of the common head cold, symptoms, duration, treatment and prevention
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease, it’s spread, treatment and prevention

Topics Covered: flu, influenza, upper respiratory tract infections, lower respiratory tract infections, pneumonia, bronchitis, symptoms, transmission, treatment, prevention

Competency Standards assigned 1.3.1, 6.1.2,6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.1.1
Evening Seminar- Antimicrobial Resistance and Overprescribing @ Main Auditorium, Building 4 ANU Medical School, TCH Campus
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Overview and Learning Objectives

Researchers are concerned at high rates of antibiotic use in Australia, with two Canberra hospitals having the highest rate of “non-compliance” and “inappropriate” prescribing of antibiotics in the country in 2014. Overprescription can contribute to the potential for antimicrobial resistance and emerging “super bugs”, hindering the management of health conditions for the health industry and creating issues for the population at large.

This will be a one-hour seminar with optional assessment.

After attending this seminar, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Identify the causes of antimicrobial resistance
  • Recognise the current impact of overprescribing on the community
  • Describe interventions that can be enacted in the pharmacy
  • Use appropriate actions to reduce overprescribing

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Competency Standards

This presentation addresses the followng competency standards:

1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.1, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2

CPD Credits

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This event is currently undergoing accreditation.

Facilitated By

Professor Peter Collignon

MB. BS(Hons), BSc(Med), FASM, FRACP, FRCPA
Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist. Canberra Hospital
Executive Director, ACT Pathology. Canberra Hospital
Professor, Canberra Clinical School. Australian National University

Neil Naismith Commemorative Lecture February 2017: Medication Big Data & Technology – The beginning or the end for pharmacists? @ Cossar Hall
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Location details

Parkville – Cossar Hall, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
Regional Satellite CentresClick here for venue details *New venue in Werribee Hospital

Networking and refreshments from 7:00pm, lecture will commence at 7:30pm.

Overview

Big Data, what is it and how does it affect me? Guest speaker and CEO of FRED, Mr Paul Naismith will discuss the supporting technologies that create big data in healthcare and how the knowledge gained from these will change pharmacy in both positive and challenging ways. How close are we to having total shared drug knowledge and what is our role as pharmacists in a completive health provider landscape? Come along and find out!

This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion.

Panel experts include:

  • Mr Paul Naismith – CEO FRED IT Group
  • Mr Jason Trethowan – CEO Western Victoria Primary Health Network
  • Mr Kent Garrett – Director of Austin Hospital Pharmacy

**Networking and refreshments from 7pm**

Don’t miss the opportunity to stay ahead of the game.

Learning objectives:

On completion of this session, participants will be able to   

  • Explain what is “big data” and how does it relate to pharmacy.
  • Review local and international medication “big data” examples.
  • Examine the risks and opportunities from big data and other technological innovations for pharmacists.

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.5.1, 2.3.1, 2.3.2

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

 

Speakers:

Mr Paul Naismith B.Pharm MPS (CEO FRED IT Group)

Panellists:

Mr Paul Naismith B.Pharm MPS (CEO FRED IT Group)

Mr Jason Trethowan (CEO Western Victoria Primary Health Network)

Mr Kent Garrett B.Pharm (Director of Austin Hospital Pharmacy Department)

 

 

Sponsor/s:

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Feb
8
Wed
2017
Immunisation Training – 8 February 2017 Parramatta @ Novotel Parramatta
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.

• Legislation in NSW has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers

• Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot in 2014.

• Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Completion of Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations – APPIMM806A enables you to receive one unit in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2 and 3C, watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality
  • Describe the legal framework around immunisation and the role of a pharmacist immunisation provider in NSW
  • Describe the requirements of Pharmacist Vaccination in New South Wales
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Equipment
    • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods
    • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial
    • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
  • Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites
  • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
  • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.

Competency standards addressed by activity

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NG

The online pre-reading will take approximately 6 hours. The face‑to-face workshop will be 6 hours in duration.

The course is accredited for 12 hours of group 2 activity or 24 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits (Group2) may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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.

Having the Confidence to Say “No” @ Novotel Parramatta
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Program outline and Objectives

At this Early Career Pharmacist supported event, we will discuss:

  • how to handle difficult situations
  • myths and ethical dilemmas
  • solutions, options and strategies for overcoming issues
  • case studies.

Competency standards:

  • 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.10.

CPD Credits:

Please note that delegates attending this event will need to self record their CPD Credits at (2.5 hours Group2 CPD Credits) CNX17045.

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.

Feb
9
Thu
2017
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 9 February 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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The PSA Victorian Program “Manage the delivery and administration of Injections and immunisations APPIMM806A’ is a program of study for immunisers recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Completion of the Victorian program satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to regulation 49B of the DPCS regulations 2016.

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and whooping cough containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation for all age groups. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for General Registered Pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 & 5 watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible).  All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website.  Corporate rate of $500 is available when payment is made by employer (conditions apply for more information contact Victorian office) RTO 122206

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3a:

  • Identify the clinical features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of MMR
  • Discuss MMR transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against MMR
  • Discuss administration of the vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the MMR vaccine
  • Recognise common MMR vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3b:

  • Identify the clinical features and epidemiology of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss the administration of the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines
  • Recognise common pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 4:

  • Identify the clinical features, pathogenesis and epidemiology of diseases covered by NIP Vaccines, including morbidity and mortality of the diseases
  • Discuss transmission of, complications of and those at risk of infection for diseases covered by NIP vaccines
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against diseases covered by NIP Vaccines

Module 5:

  • Outline the steps of the pre-vaccination assessment, including the list of actions and rationale for pre-screening and actions after pre-screening
  • Describe and demonstrate the practical processes involved in vaccinating
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an infant, child and adolescent and outline the reasons for these
  • Describe the recommended positioning of a child during vaccination, including safe restraint, and workplace health and safety factors relating to the environment and vaccine administration
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct techniques for injection of vaccines that are consistent with national recommendations
  • Outline the indications for the use of each vaccine listed in the Nip schedule, including the interval and age recommendation rules
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for each vaccine listed in the NiP schedule
  • Identify vaccines required for special risk groups and explain the rationale for the choice of these vaccines
  • Document correct and detailed information for each immunisation encounter on the provider national register and client records
  • Explain the concept and importance of immunisation catch up
  • Review immunisation history and develop a catch up program for individuals

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Victorian Immunisation Strategy and the Victorian Vaccination Schedule
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Effectively assess the needs of clients with incomplete or inadequate immunisation records and the development of catch up schedules
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections
  • Effectively utilise the 5 rights and 3 checks when administering a vaccine

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module 2:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3, 8.2

Module 3a:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3b:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3c:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 4:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

Workshop:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001VP

The course is accredited for 23 hours of group 2 activity or 46 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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 14 days before the workshop are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 9 February 2017 @ PSA Boardroom
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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The PSA Victorian Program “Manage the delivery and administration of Injections and immunisations APPIMM806A’ is a program of study for immunisers recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Completion of the Victorian program satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to regulation 49B of the DPCS regulations 2016.

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and whooping cough containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation for all age groups. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 & 5 watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible) Study now, pay later with VET FEE-HELP* All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website. *for eligible participants 20% loan fee may apply. RTO 122206

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3a:

  • Identify the clinical features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of MMR
  • Discuss MMR transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against MMR
  • Discuss administration of the vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the MMR vaccine
  • Recognise common MMR vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3b:

  • Identify the clinical features and epidemiology of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss the administration of the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines
  • Recognise common pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 4:

  • Identify the clinical features, pathogenesis and epidemiology of diseases covered by NIP Vaccines, including morbidity and mortality of the diseases
  • Discuss transmission of, complications of and those at risk of infection for diseases covered by NIP vaccines
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against diseases covered by NIP Vaccines

Module 5:

  • Outline the steps of the pre-vaccination assessment, including the list of actions and rationale for pre-screening and actions after pre-screening
  • Describe and demonstrate the practical processes involved in vaccinating
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an infant, child and adolescent and outline the reasons for these
  • Describe the recommended positioning of a child during vaccination, including safe restraint, and workplace health and safety factors relating to the environment and vaccine administration
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct techniques for injection of vaccines that are consistent with national recommendations
  • Outline the indications for the use of each vaccine listed in the Nip schedule, including the interval and age recommendation rules
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for each vaccine listed in the NiP schedule
  • Identify vaccines required for special risk groups and explain the rationale for the choice of these vaccines
  • Document correct and detailed information for each immunisation encounter on the provider national register and client records
  • Explain the concept and importance of immunisation catch up
  • Review immunisation history and develop a catch up program for individuals

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Victorian Immunisation Strategy and the Victorian Vaccination Schedule
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Effectively assess the needs of clients with incomplete or inadequate immunisation records and the development of catch up schedules
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections
  • Effectively utilise the 5 rights and 3 checks when administering a vaccine

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module 2:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3, 8.2

Module 3a:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3b:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3c:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 4:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

Workshop:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001VP

The course is accredited for 23 hours of group 2 activity or 46 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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 14 days before the workshop are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Feb
10
Fri
2017
2017 Western Australian Pharmacist Awards Night @ UWA University Club
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Nominations are now open for Pharmacists who have made a significant contribution to the pharmacy profession:

  • WA Pharmacist of the year
  • WA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • WA Early Career Pharmacist Award
  • WA Pharmacy Practice Innovation Award – proudly sponsored by Mr Jeff Leach

Nomination forms are available here:

WA Practice Innovation Award

WA Pharmacist Awards

 

Nominations close 10 January 2017.

Winners will be announced on 10 February 2017.

To purchase tickets please click here

For more information please contact our office on (08) 9388 2886 or email to WA.Branch@psa.org.au

Annual Celebration of Excellence in Pharmacy @ Adelaide Pavilion
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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2017 South Australian and Northern Territory Pharmacist Awards

Join us as we celebrate our profession and honour the outstanding achievements of our fellow pharmacists at the 2017 Awards Celebration. Network with colleagues and catch up with friends old and new. Welcome Life Members and new registrants, and celebrate the achievements of our award winners.

Includes the introduction of

  • Recipients of PSA pharmacy student awards
  • Gold Medal recipient 2015
  • Completing interns
  • Recipients of Andy Gilbert Travel Awards
  • Intern Pharmacist of the Year (See below for nomination instructions)
  • Early Career Pharmacist Development Award (See below for nomination instructions)
  • Pharmacist of the Year (See below for nomination instructions)
  • Life Member awards

Online Registrations open now
RSVP by Wednesday 1 February 2017

 

SA/NT PSA Intern Pharmacist of the Year Award 2016

This award recognises intern pharmacists who are showing outstanding performance in their development as professional pharmacists and are role models amongst early career pharmacists.

Nominations close 31 January 2017. The Award recipient will be announced at the South Australian and Northern Territory Pharmacist Awards held on 10 February 2017.

If you are a preceptor and would like to nominate an intern, please click here. If you are an intern that has highly contributed to the profession, we encourage you to talk to your preceptor to be nominated.

Please send completed nomination forms to SABranch@psa.org.au

 

SA/NT Early Career Pharmacist Development Award 2016

Developing future pharmacy leaders

Are you a future pharmacy leader? Nominations are now open for the SA/NT Early Career Pharmacist Development Award 2016.

PSA is committed to the professional and personal development of early career pharmacists and we are seeking applicants who have a vision to influence the future of pharmacy and the potential to lead and inspire others within the profession.

Nominations close 31 January 2017. The Award recipient will be announced at the South Australian and Northern Territory Pharmacist Awards held on 10 February 2017.

For further information and to nominate, please fill in the official nomination form.

Please send completed nomination forms to SABranch@psa.org.au

 

SA/NT Pharmacist of the Year Award 2016

Nominations are now being taken for the SA/NT Pharmacist of the Year 2016. PSA promotes the pursuit of the excellence that Australians have come to expect from the pharmacy profession and this year’s awardee will be nominated by professional peers as epitomising that standard.

Eligible pharmacists will have made a significant contribution to the pharmacy profession in any of the following areas:

  • Professional services
  • Innovation
  • Community programs
  • Health promotion
  • Professional development
  • Research and/or advocacy

You may also wish to nominate a colleague in an area not listed above – all nominations are welcome.

Nominations close 31st January 2017 The Award recipient will be announced at the South Australian and Northern Territory Pharmacist Awards.

For further information and to nominate, please fill in the official nomination form.

Please send completed nomination forms to SABranch@psa.org.au

Feb
11
Sat
2017
First Aid Training/CPR – Launceston @ PCYC Launceston
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overview:

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) and Perform CPR (HLTAID001) are being conducted this year through Surf Life Saving Tasmania who have agreed to run PSA Member training sessions.

All registrations, payment, course information, pre-reading requirements and issue of certificates will be administered directly by Surf Life Saving Tasmania.

Please see the SLST registration site to register for this event.  Please contact SLST on the numer provided at this site to obtain login details for pre-reading.

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) This course prepares you to provide:

  • first aid response
  • life support and
  • management of casualties, the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance

Perform CPR (HLTAID001)

  • Perform CPR renewal is required annually

CPD Credits:

Surf Life Saving Tasmania will provide PSA Tas Branch with a list of attendees at the workshops and we will record your CPD credits as follows:

  • 14 Group 2 CPD credits for the Provide First Aid full day face to face workshop (7 hours)
  • 6 Group 2 CPD credits for the Perform CPR refresher workshop (3 hours)

Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD credits for any pre-reading/assessments undertaken prior to the face to face workshop.

Trainer:

These courses will be conducted by Surf Life Saving Tasmania.

Surf Life Saving Tasmania provides nationally recognised training and issues nationally recognised qualifications and statements of attainment through our Recognised Training Organisation Surf Life Saving South Australia (RTO number: 40110).

 

 

HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Newcastle
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

Get ready for Immunisation Training and ensure that your CPR Certificate is current; although the First Aid Certificate is valid for 3 years, the CPR component requires an annual refresher.

The CPR course delivers the essential principals, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council and is valid for one (1) year from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that you update your CPR skills every 12 months.

Course Content

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Legal Issues and infection control
  • Assessing the casualty and recognising the need for CPR
  • Emergency action principals – DRSABCD
  • Plan an appropriate first aid response
  • External cardiac compressions (CPR)
  • Adult, Infant and child CPR rates and techniques
  • One and two person CPR techniques
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment HLTAID001-Perform CPR valid for 1 year.

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055B

Perform CPR has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID001 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

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.

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Newcastle
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

If you have not attended a first aid course within the last three years, this is an opportunity for you to renew your First Aid certificate. It is a requirement that all pharmacists who are providing immunisations services to have a valid HLTAID003 and HLTAID001 Certificates. HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid offered through the PSA has been specifically designed to meet the needs of pharmacists in a primary care setting in providing first aid during medical emergencies. More specifically, it provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support.

This is a one day face – to face course with pre-work (a question and answer workbook available to complete online). This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years. This course has been tailored to address the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy staff. It meets both Continuing Professional Development requirements as well as the nationally recognised standard HLTAID003-Provide First Aid. 

Program Overview: 

  • Legal Issues and Infection control
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • The principles of first aid and its applications
  • Recognition and management of emergency situations
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation
  • Treatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
  • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn and display skills required to gain first aid certification 
  • Learn and display resuscitation skills

Competency Standards This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):     6.1, 6.2, 6.3

 

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170051B

Speakers

HLTAID003 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

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.

Feb
12
Sun
2017
Immunisation Training – 12 February 2017 Bathurst @ Quality Hotel Bathurst
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.

• Legislation in NSW has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers

• Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot in 2014.

• Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Completion of Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations – APPIMM806A enables you to receive one unit in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2 and 3C, watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality
  • Describe the legal framework around immunisation and the role of a pharmacist immunisation provider in NSW
  • Describe the requirements of Pharmacist Vaccination in New South Wales
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Equipment
    • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods
    • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial
    • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
  • Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites
  • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
  • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.

Competency standards addressed by activity

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NH

The online pre-reading will take approximately 6 hours. The face‑to-face workshop will be 6 hours in duration.

The course is accredited for 12 hours of group 2 activity or 24 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits (Group2) may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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.

PSA Immunisation Training – Launceston Tas. @ Best Western Hotel
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

The 2017 TAS Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train now to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in Tasmania, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

If you do not have current First Aid/CPR, we have organised Surf Life Saving Tasmania to run PSA Member training sessions in all areas.  Registration will be direct with SLST.  See our web site for more information.

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

  • You must complete the Enrolment From for this training.  Click here to download the form or contact our office for an enrolment form to be emailed to you.
  • Return the form to our office with details of the face to face workshop date/venue you wish to attend.  Scan and email your enrolment form together with required certified ID or fax to (03) 6231 2669.

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001TB

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Sunday Learning – Update and Controversies in Rheumatology
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Online Registration

Overview

With 28% of Australians suffering from arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions, it is important that pharmacists stay
up-to-date in this space. Come along and learn of new concepts, trends and future changes in Rheumatology. Delve into
case studies presented by Rheumatologists on the clinical pharmacology of drugs. Breakout sessions will afford you the
opportunity to learn about the role of the pharmacist in improving outcome, the psychology of chronic pain and non-pharmacological treatment options and aids.
Case scenario based lectures and interactive breakout sessions will cover an array of topics, including:
Updates and controversies in Rheumatology | Clinical Pharmacology of drugs in Rheumatology | Psychology of chronic
pain | Pharmacists improving outcomes in Rheumatology | Non-pharmacological treatment options and aids

Learning Objectives:

  • TBA

Competencies addressed (2010)

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): TBA

CPD Credits

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation of this activity. This activity may attract up to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

TBA

PSA Immunisation training @ PSA SA Office
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Learning objectives

Module one: diseases and vaccines

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits.
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses.
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents.
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity.
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia.
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including The Australian Immunisation Handbook.
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia.
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation.
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases, and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases.

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module two: practical considerations of the immunisation service

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation.
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches.
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries.
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy.
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administering vaccines and documentation requirements.
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommended injection sites.
  • Recognise the importance of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers.
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management.

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the legal framework that supports your role as a pharmacist and immunisation provider.
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality.
  • Identify report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation.
  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
    • Policies
    • Procedures
    • Equipment
  • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods.
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial.
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
    • Discuss preparation of medications for intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
    • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites.
    • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections.
    • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.                                                                                                                                                                                               Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

CPD credits

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-22

Speaker

To be announced

Feb
13
Mon
2017
Exclusive Terry White Chemmart PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in WA, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites and wish to gain the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy, including administration of injections.

This session is only available to Terry White Chemmart pharmacists

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$500 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WC

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

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.
PSA Immunisation Workshop- Cairns @ Rydges Esplanade Resort
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

PSA Immunisation Training (13/2/2017) @ PSA SA Office
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

 Immunisations

Be ready – do your training now

Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations (APPIMM806A).

  • Legislation in your state/territory has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers
  • Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites and wish to gain the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy, including administration of injections.

 

Learning objectives

Module one: diseases and vaccines

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits.
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses.
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents.
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity.
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia.
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including The Australian Immunisation Handbook.
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia.
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation.
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases, and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases.

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module two: practical considerations of the immunisation service

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation.
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches.
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries.
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy.
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administering vaccines and documentation requirements.
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommended injection sites.
  • Recognise the importance of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers.
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management.

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the legal framework that supports your role as a pharmacist and immunisation provider.
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality.
  • Identify report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation.
  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
    • Policies
    • Procedures
    • Equipment
  • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods.
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial.
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
  • Discuss preparation of medications for intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites.
  • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections.
  • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

CPD Credits

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-22

 

Speaker

To be announced

 

 

Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Geraldton @ TBC
Feb 13 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Feb
14
Tue
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in WA, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online theory modules
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online theory modules – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the online theory modules assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WD

Online Theory Modules

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Perth @ TBC
Feb 14 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Feb
15
Wed
2017
PSA Immunisation Workshop- Brisbane @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Perth @ TBC
Feb 15 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Feb
16
Thu
2017
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Adelaide @ TBC
Feb 16 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Feb
18
Sat
2017
Exclusive Terry White Chemmart PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Feb 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in WA, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites and wish to gain the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy, including administration of injections.

This session is only available to Terry White Chemmart pharmacists.

 

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online Theory modules
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online theory modules – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$500 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WE

Online Theory Modules

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
First Aid Training/CPR – Hobart @ Surf Life Saving Tasmania Office
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overview:

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) and Perform CPR (HLTAID001) are being conducted this year through Surf Life Saving Tasmania who have agreed to run PSA Member training sessions.

All registrations, payment, course information, pre-reading requirements and issue of certificates will be administered directly by Surf Life Saving Tasmania.

Please see the SLST registration site to register for this event.  Please contact SLST on the numer provided at this site to obtain login details for pre-reading.

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) This course prepares you to provide:

  • first aid response
  • life support and
  • management of casualties, the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance

Perform CPR (HLTAID001)

  • Perform CPR renewal is required annually

CPD Credits:

Surf Life Saving Tasmania will provide PSA Tas Branch with a list of attendees at the workshops and we will record your CPD credits as follows:

  • 14 Group 2 CPD credits for the Provide First Aid full day face to face workshop (7 hours)
  • 6 Group 2 CPD credits for the Perform CPR refresher workshop (3 hours)

Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD credits for any pre-reading/assessments undertaken prior to the face to face workshop.

Trainer:

These courses will be conducted by Surf Life Saving Tasmania.

Surf Life Saving Tasmania provides nationally recognised training and issues nationally recognised qualifications and statements of attainment through our Recognised Training Organisation Surf Life Saving South Australia (RTO number: 40110).

 

 

HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Cammeray @ North Sydney
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

Get ready for Immunisation Training and ensure that your CPR Certificate is current; although the First Aid Certificate is valid for 3 years, the CPR component requires an annual refresher.

The CPR course delivers the essential principals, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council and is valid for one (1) year from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that you update your CPR skills every 12 months.

Course Content

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Legal Issues and infection control
  • Assessing the casualty and recognising the need for CPR
  • Emergency action principals – DRSABCD
  • Plan an appropriate first aid response
  • External cardiac compressions (CPR)
  • Adult, Infant and child CPR rates and techniques
  • One and two person CPR techniques
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment HLTAID001-Perform CPR valid for 1 year.

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Competencies:

1.3,6.1,6.2,6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055C

Perform CPR has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID001 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

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.

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Cammeray @ Cammeray
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

If you have not attended a first aid course within the last three years, this is an opportunity for you to renew your First Aid certificate. It is a requirement that all pharmacists who are providing immunisations services to have a valid HLTAID003 and HLTAID001 Certificates. HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid offered through the PSA has been specifically designed to meet the needs of pharmacists in a primary care setting in providing first aid during medical emergencies. More specifically, it provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support.

This is a one day face – to face course with pre-work (a question and answer workbook available to complete online). This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years. This course has been tailored to address the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy staff. It meets both Continuing Professional Development requirements as well as the nationally recognised standard HLTAID003-Provide First Aid. 

Program Overview: 

  • Legal Issues and Infection control
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • The principles of first aid and its applications
  • Recognition and management of emergency situations
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation
  • Treatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
  • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn and display skills required to gain first aid certification 
  • Learn and display resuscitation skills

Competency Standards This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):     6.1, 6.2, 6.3

 

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170051C

Speakers

HLTAID003 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

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.

ACT Immunisation Training @ PSA Office
Feb 18 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy. Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM806A. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists.

Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

  • Completing a First aid course in the past three years
  • Completing a CPR Refresher course in the past 12 months, if you completed your First Aid course more than 12 months ago.
  • Completing the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for health professionals or pharmacists.
  • Completing the online component of the PSA Immunisation Training.

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at act.branch@psa.org.au or 1300 369 772.

Feb
19
Sun
2017
Immunisation Training – 19 Feburary 2017 Chatswood @ The Sebel
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.

• Legislation in NSW has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers

• Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot in 2014.

• Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Completion of Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations – APPIMM806A enables you to receive one unit in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2 and 3C, watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality
  • Describe the legal framework around immunisation and the role of a pharmacist immunisation provider in NSW
  • Describe the requirements of Pharmacist Vaccination in New South Wales
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Equipment
    • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods
    • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial
    • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
  • Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites
  • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
  • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.

Competency standards addressed by activity

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NI

The online pre-reading will take approximately 6 hours. The face‑to-face workshop will be 6 hours in duration.

The course is accredited for 12 hours of group 2 activity or 24 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits (Group2) may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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.

PSA Immunisation Training – Hobart Tas. @ Best Western Hotel
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 TAS Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train now to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in Tasmania, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

If you do not have current First Aid/CPR, we have organised Surf Life Saving Tasmania to run PSA Member training sessions in all areas.  Registration will be direct with SLST.  See our web site for more information.

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

  • You must complete the Enrolment From for this training.  Click here to download the form or contact our office for an enrolment form to be emailed to you.
  • Return the form to our office with details of the face to face workshop date/venue you wish to attend.  Scan and email your enrolment form together with required certified ID or fax to (03) 6231 2669.

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001TC

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
ACT Immunisation Training @ PSA Office
Feb 19 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy. Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM806A. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists.

Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

  • Completing a First aid course in the past three years
  • Completing a CPR Refresher course in the past 12 months, if you completed your First Aid course more than 12 months ago.
  • Completing the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for health professionals or pharmacists.
  • Completing the online component of the PSA Immunisation Training.

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at act.branch@psa.org.au or 1300 369 772.

Feb
20
Mon
2017
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Brighton-Le-Sands @ Cafe Neptune
Feb 20 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

PSA Immunisation Training – Geraldton @ Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH)
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in WA, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online theory modules
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online theory modules – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the online theory modules assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WL

Online Theory Modules
This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Parramatta @ Novotel
Feb 20 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Optimal transition of care through collaboration @ Room 208 - Chemistry Tea Room, University of Tasmania
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Overview

Transition of care is the movement of patients between the different settings of the healthcare sector as their health needs change.  The transition between community and hospital settings is particularly prone to medication misadventure, often due to inadequate communication  between health care providers.

Optimising transition of care requires an understanding of each other’s working methods, effective communication and openness.  As pharmacists, we provide  medication advice across the continuum of care, including community, hospital, in patients’ homes and aged care facilities.  So it’s vital that we take a lead in collaborative efforts.

Join us for this interactive session, where we explore the  significance of and benefits gained through strong collaboration between pharmacists and other allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify common medication related reasons for hospital admission and readmissions
  • Recognise how collaboration between pharmacists and other allied health professionals optimises medication management and overall health care
  • Describe approaches to achieving effective collaboration between health care professionals

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

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Speakers

Duncan McKenzie, Chair SHPA, Tasmania
Catherine Spiller, Primary Health Tasmania
Guy Horne, Community Pharmacist

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Feb
21
Tue
2017
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Chatswood @ The Sebel
Feb 21 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

PSA Immunisation Workshop- Brisbane @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Charlestown @ Apollo International
Feb 21 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Feb
22
Wed
2017
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Gosford @ Gosford Golf Club
Feb 22 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Provide Advanced First Aid @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Feb 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

This Provide Advanced First Aid Course has been designed specifically to address the needs of pharmacists and provides a higher degree of education in medical emergencies in order to meet the demands of pharmacists in a primary care setting. Developed and delivered by Pulse MET paramedics with extensive and relevant experience in many aspects of emergency response.

By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge you require to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. This course consists of 7 hours of face-to-face training with pre-reading and an assessment task required to be completed prior to attending the workshop. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment for HLTAID006 which encompasses HLTAID003 and is valid for 3 years.

 

Learning Objectives:

Element 1: Respond in an emergency situation

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services where required
  • Deploy resources to appropriate locations as required in line with workplace procedures

Element 2: Apply appropriate first aid procedures

  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as required
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
  • Obtain consent from casualty where possible
  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
  • Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles

Element 3: Coordinate first aid activities until arrival of medical assistance

  • Identify available resources required and establish communication links with appropriate personnel, emergency management services and medical assistance as appropriate
  • Deploy correct amount of resources to appropriate locations in an effective manner to ensure timely arrival of required resources
  • Document the provision of resources and recommend modifications as required
  • Monitor the condition of casualties in accordance with first aid principles and workplace procedures
  • Coordinate evacuation of casualties according to relevant evacuation procedures
  • Arrange support services for personnel involved in the incident in accordance with relevant principles and procedures

Element 4: Communicate essential incident details

  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
  • Report details of incident in line with organisational policies
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

Element 5: Evaluate the incident

  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
  • Participate in debriefing to address individual needs
  • Evaluate management of the incident and develop an action plan in consultation with relevant parties
  • Review contingency planning to identify and select alternative management principles and procedures as required

Skills and practical scenarios:

  • Cardiac Arrest, including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Management of anaphylaxis emergencies
  • Management of Asthma emergencies
  • Trauma management
  • Patient assessment, including a primary and secondary survey
  • Infection control principles and procedures

Competencies addressed: 1.4, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 6.1, 6.2

 

CPD Points:

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Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 10 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 7 hours of group 1 CPD (or 7 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 7 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 14 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

Speakers:Pulse

Andy Symons

Mark McConnell

Pulse Medical Emergency Training

 

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.
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Wollongong @ City Diggers
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Feb
23
Thu
2017
Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (CPR) @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This Provide Basic Life Support Course has been designed specifically to address the needs of pharmacists and provides a higher degree of education in CPR in order to meet the demands of pharmacists in a primary care setting. Developed and delivered by Pulse MET paramedics (RTO number: 52678) with extensive and relevant experience in many aspects of emergency response.

On successful completion of the training, participants will obtain a certificate of attainment for competency HLTAID002 which encompasses HLTAID001.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Patient assessment
  • Management of the patient in cardiac arrest
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Management of the unconscious patient
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Haemorrhage control & shock
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Stroke
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations
  • What to put in your First Aid Kit

Competencies addressed: 1.4, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 6.1, 6.2

 

CPD Credits

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Accreditation code: CWP170002B

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.

 

Speakers:Pulse

Andy Symons

Mark McConnell

Pulse Medical Emergency Training

 

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.
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Canberra @ EAST Hotel
Feb 23 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Feb
25
Sat
2017
First Aid Training/CPR – Ulverstone @ Ulverstone Surf Life Saving Club
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overview:

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) and Perform CPR (HLTAID001) are being conducted this year through Surf Life Saving Tasmania who have agreed to run PSA Member training sessions.

All registrations, payment, course information, pre-reading requirements and issue of certificates will be administered directly by Surf Life Saving Tasmania.

Please see the SLST registration site to register for this event.  Please contact SLST on the numer provided at this site to obtain login details for pre-reading.

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) This course prepares you to provide:

  • first aid response
  • life support and
  • management of casualties, the incident and other first aiders until the arrival of medical or other assistance

Perform CPR (HLTAID001)

  • Perform CPR renewal is required annually

CPD Credits:

Surf Life Saving Tasmania will provide PSA Tas Branch with a list of attendees at the workshops and we will record your CPD credits as follows:

  • 14 Group 2 CPD credits for the Provide First Aid full day face to face workshop (7 hours)
  • 6 Group 2 CPD credits for the Perform CPR refresher workshop (3 hours)

Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD credits for any pre-reading/assessments undertaken prior to the face to face workshop.

Trainer:

These courses will be conducted by Surf Life Saving Tasmania.

Surf Life Saving Tasmania provides nationally recognised training and issues nationally recognised qualifications and statements of attainment through our Recognised Training Organisation Surf Life Saving South Australia (RTO number: 40110).

 

 

Feb
27
Mon
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in WA, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online theory module
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online theory module – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the online theory module assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WF

Online Theory Module

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

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.
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 27 February 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

The PSA Victorian Program “Manage the delivery and administration of Injections and immunisations APPIMM806A’ is a program of study for immunisers recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer. Completion of the Victorian program satisfies the training requirement for pharmacists to administer selected vaccines under prescribed conditions in accordance to regulation 49B of the DPCS regulations 2016.

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering influenza and whooping cough containing vaccines to adults 18 years or over in Victoria, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation for all age groups. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4 & 5 watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid.
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550 (tax deductible) All course fees are GST free, and inclusive of some materials and online access if applicable. For information on our refund policy, please see the PSA Training Policy and Procedures manual available on our website.

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3a:

  • Identify the clinical features, epidemiology and pathogenesis of MMR
  • Discuss MMR transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against MMR
  • Discuss administration of the vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the MMR vaccine
  • Recognise common MMR vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3b:

  • Identify the clinical features and epidemiology of pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus transmission, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify who should be vaccination against pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus
  • Discuss the administration of the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines, dose and recommended injection sites
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccines
  • Recognise common pertussis, diphtheria and tetanus vaccine adverse effects and their management
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 4:

  • Identify the clinical features, pathogenesis and epidemiology of diseases covered by NIP Vaccines, including morbidity and mortality of the diseases
  • Discuss transmission of, complications of and those at risk of infection for diseases covered by NIP vaccines
  • Identify who should be vaccinated against diseases covered by NIP Vaccines

Module 5:

  • Outline the steps of the pre-vaccination assessment, including the list of actions and rationale for pre-screening and actions after pre-screening
  • Describe and demonstrate the practical processes involved in vaccinating
  • Identify the recommended sites for vaccination in an infant, child and adolescent and outline the reasons for these
  • Describe the recommended positioning of a child during vaccination, including safe restraint, and workplace health and safety factors relating to the environment and vaccine administration
  • Describe and demonstrate the correct techniques for injection of vaccines that are consistent with national recommendations
  • Outline the indications for the use of each vaccine listed in the Nip schedule, including the interval and age recommendation rules
  • Identify contraindications and precautions for each vaccine listed in the NiP schedule
  • Identify vaccines required for special risk groups and explain the rationale for the choice of these vaccines
  • Document correct and detailed information for each immunisation encounter on the provider national register and client records
  • Explain the concept and importance of immunisation catch up
  • Review immunisation history and develop a catch up program for individuals

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Victorian Immunisation Strategy and the Victorian Vaccination Schedule
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Effectively assess the needs of clients with incomplete or inadequate immunisation records and the development of catch up schedules
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections
  • Effectively utilise the 5 rights and 3 checks when administering a vaccine

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module 2:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3, 8.2

Module 3a:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3b:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 3c:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

Module 4:

4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 6.1, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

Workshop:

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001VQ

The course is accredited for 23 hours of group 2 activity or 46 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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 14 days before the workshop are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Warrnambool @ Western Victoria Primary Health Network - Bayside Plaza
Feb 27 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting February 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • PSA Members (FREE) please register here
  • Non Members please contact PSA Vic Office (9389 4000) for further details

Download flyer

Overview

As individuals live longer, the incidence of end stage kidney disease is expected to rise. Pharmacists have an important role to play in helping ensure treatment for patients is appropriate and effective. Attend this workshop, delivered by Northern Health Renal Pharmacist Daila Krumins, to learn the skills needed to accurately assess and manage patients with end stage renal disease who are not currently being managed by dialysis.

This evening will commence with a literature review by Professor Louis Roller.

*Please note: Eventbrite ticket is for registration purposes only. Please bring your PSA Membership card on the night for CPD recording.

  • 7-7:30pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 7:30-9:30pm: Lecture

Learning objectives:

  • Describe end stage kidney disease
  • List the common causes of end stage kidney disease.
  • Recognise common symptoms of kidney failure
  • Explain management of common symptoms including fluid retention, heart failure, pain and uraemia without dialysis.

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 4.2.2, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 7.1.2

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: PSA is currently seeking accreditation of this activity. This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD

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

Speakers:

Ms Daila Krumins
Renal Service and Clinical Trials Pharmacist, Northern Health

Sponsor/s:

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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

Feb
28
Tue
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in WA, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WG

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Bendigo @ Murray PHN
Feb 28 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Mar
1
Wed
2017
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Parkville @ Cossar Hall
Mar 1 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Mar
2
Thu
2017
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Hobart @ Lenna of Hobart, 20 Runnymede Street
Mar 2 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Mar
3
Fri
2017
Annual Therapeutic Update 2017 @ Crowne Plaza Terrigal
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm

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About Annual Therapeutic Update (ATU)

  • 3 -5 March 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Terrigal, NSW
  • Up to 40 Group 2 CPD credits available

The Annual Therapeutic Update (ATU) provides the firm foundation for your work in pharmacy to achieve quality outcomes for your patients. It is about advancing clinical knowledge and medication management to enhance professional practice. 

Who should attend

Pharmacists working directly with patients who are required to keep up to date with clinical knowledge, current therapeutic guidelines and medication management.

  • Community pharmacists including managers and owners
  • Hospital pharmacists
  • Locum pharmacists
  • Pharmacists accredited for medication review
  • Pharmacists working in industry who would like to keep up with professional practice
  • Pharmacy interns and students

Why you should attend

  • Quality, independent information from specialists in their field
  • Up to 40 Group 2 CPD credits are available
  • Perfect atmosphere for networking with colleagues and peers
  • Excellent opportunities to interact with expert speakers
  • Enjoy the relaxed and invigorating setting to maximise your learning experience
  • Family friendly – Terrigal offers lots of things to keep your guests occupied while the conference is in session and there’s time to catch up when the day is done.

The Annual Therapeutic Update is one of PSA’s most popular events and regularly sells out. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for yet another great ATU experience.

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HLTAID001 – Provide CPR @ Crowne Plaza Terrigal
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register now (login required) or Download Flyer

N.B. Light supper is provided for this session.

Overview

Get ready for Immunisation Training and ensure that your CPR Certificate is current; although the First Aid Certificate is valid for 3 years, the CPR component requires an annual refresher.

The CPR course delivers the essential principals, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council and is valid for one (1) year from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that you update your CPR skills every 12 months.

Course Content

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Legal Issues and infection control
  • Assessing the casualty and recognising the need for CPR
  • Emergency action principals – DRSABCD
  • Plan an appropriate first aid response
  • External cardiac compressions (CPR)
  • Adult, Infant and child CPR rates and techniques
  • One and two person CPR techniques
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment HLTAID001-Perform CPR valid for 1 year.

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Competencies:

1.3,6.1,6.2,6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055D

Perform CPR has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID001 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

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.

Mar
4
Sat
2017
PSA Immunisation training @ PSA SA Offices
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Immunisations

Be ready – do your training now

Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations (APPIMM806A).

  • Legislation in your state/territory has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers
  • Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites and wish to gain the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy, including administration of injections.

 Learning objectives

Module one: diseases and vaccines

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits.
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses.
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents.
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity.
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia.
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including The Australian Immunisation Handbook.
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia.
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation.
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases, and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases.

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module two: practical considerations of the immunisation service

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation.
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches.
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries.
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy.
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administering vaccines and documentation requirements.
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommended injection sites.
  • Recognise the importance of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers.
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management.

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the legal framework that supports your role as a pharmacist and immunisation provider.
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality.
  • Identify report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation.
  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
    • Policies
    • Procedures
    • Equipment
  • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods.
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial.
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
    • Discuss preparation of medications for intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
    • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites.
    • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections.
    • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

CPD Credits

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Speaker

to be announced

Mar
5
Sun
2017
PSA Immunisation Training – Ulverstone Tas. @ River Arms Hotel
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 TAS Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train now to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in Tasmania, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

If you do not have current First Aid/CPR, we have organised Surf Life Saving Tasmania to run PSA Member training sessions in all areas.  Registration will be direct with SLST.  See our web site for more information.

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

  • You must complete the Enrolment From for this training.  Click here to download the form or contact our office for an enrolment form to be emailed to you.
  • Return the form to our office with details of the face to face workshop date/venue you wish to attend.  Scan and email your enrolment form together with required certified ID or fax to (03) 6231 2669.

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001TD

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Mar
6
Mon
2017
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Brisbane North @ TBC
Mar 6 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Townsville @ TBC
Mar 6 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Mar
7
Tue
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in WA, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WH

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Monthly Lecture March 2017: EllaOne. Are you ready for the rescheduling? @ Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Register on-line

Download flyer

Location details

Parkville – Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
Regional Satellite CentresClick here for venue details *New Satellite Centre – Werribee

*Bundoora– campus map
*Frankston – campus map (available soon)

Networking and refreshments from 7:00pm, lecture will commence at 7:30pm.

Overview

EllaOne (Ulipristal Acetate) is an oral emergency contraceptive within 120 hours of unprotected intercourse. As of February 2017, EllaOne will be available as a Schedule 3 Poison through pharmacies. This practice update, delivered by industry expert Dr Safeera Hussainy will ensure you are up to date with emergency contraception and the place of EllaOne in therapy.

Learning objectives:

  • Summarise the mechanism of action of ulipristal acetate
  • List common side effects of ulipristal acetate
  • Compare ulipristal acetate efficacy for emergency contraception to levonogestrel
  • Outline the required counselling for EllaOne

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170301

Speaker:

Dr Safeera Hussainy
Lecturer Faculty Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Centre for Medicine Use and Safety
Special Interest in Women’s and Sexual health in particular emergency contraception

 

Sponsor/s:

PDL Logo          MS-Health-logo

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL and MS Health

Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Darwin @ TBC
Mar 7 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Mar
8
Wed
2017
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Brisbane South @ TBC
Mar 8 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Mar
11
Sat
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train early in the year to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in WA, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online theory modules
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online theory modules – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the online theory modules assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WI

Online Theory Modules

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Mar
14
Tue
2017
PSA Immunisation Workshop- Brisbane @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Mar
16
Thu
2017
Provide Basic Emergency Life Support @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This Provide Basic Life Support Course has been designed specifically to address the needs of pharmacists and provides a higher degree of education in CPR in order to meet the demands of pharmacists in a primary care setting. Developed and delivered by Pulse MET paramedics (RTO number: 52678) with extensive and relevant experience in many aspects of emergency response.

On successful completion of the training, participants will obtain a certificate of attainment for competency HLTAID002 which encompasses HLTAID001.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Patient assessment
  • Management of the patient in cardiac arrest
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Management of the unconscious patient
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Haemorrhage control & shock
  • Choking and airway obstruction
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Stroke
  • Legal, workplace and community considerations
  • What to put in your First Aid Kit

Competencies addressed: 1.4, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 6.1, 6.2

 

CPD Credits

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Accreditation code: CWP170002C

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.

 

Speakers:Pulse

Andy Symons

Mark McConnell

Pulse Medical Emergency Training

 

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.
Mar
17
Fri
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR March 2017
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Register Online

Download Flyer

Overview

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Respond to an emergency Situation
  • Perform CPR Procedures in line with ARC requirement
  • Appropriate use of  an AED
  • Follow the prompts of an AED
  • Maintain airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

Competency Standards: 1.1,1.3,1.5,2.1,2.3,6.1,6.2

 

CPD Credits:

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apts logo   “Training delivered in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO No: 90909”

Accreditation number: CVP170002B

Perform CPR has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop March 2017
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register Online

Download Flyer

Overview

Provide 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.

 

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:  1.1,1.3,1.5,2.1,2.3,6.1,6.2

CPD Credits:

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apts logo  “Training delivered in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO No: 90909”

Accreditation number: CVP170012B

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.

 

Mar
18
Sat
2017
Immunisation Training – 18 March 2017 Castle Hill @ The Hills Lodge Hotel and Spa
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.

• Legislation in NSW has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers

• Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot in 2014.

• Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Completion of Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations – APPIMM806A enables you to receive one unit in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2 and 3C, watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality
  • Describe the legal framework around immunisation and the role of a pharmacist immunisation provider in NSW
  • Describe the requirements of Pharmacist Vaccination in New South Wales
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Equipment
    • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods
    • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial
    • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
  • Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites
  • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
  • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.

Competency standards addressed by activity

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NJ

The online pre-reading will take approximately 6 hours. The face‑to-face workshop will be 6 hours in duration.

The course is accredited for 12 hours of group 2 activity or 24 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits (Group2) may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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.

Mar
19
Sun
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Bella Vista
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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Overview

Get ready for Immunisation Training and ensure that your CPR Certificate is current; although the First Aid Certificate is valid for 3 years, the CPR component requires an annual refresher.

The CPR course delivers the essential principals, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council and is valid for one (1) year from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that you update your CPR skills every 12 months.

Course Content

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Legal Issues and infection control
  • Assessing the casualty and recognising the need for CPR
  • Emergency action principals – DRSABCD
  • Plan an appropriate first aid response
  • External cardiac compressions (CPR)
  • Adult, Infant and child CPR rates and techniques
  • One and two person CPR techniques
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment HLTAID001-Perform CPR valid for 1 year.

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Competencies:

1.3,6.1,6.2,6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055E

Perform CPR has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID001 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with either Allens Training (RTO #: 90909) or Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

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.

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Bella Vista
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

If you have not attended a first aid course within the last three years, this is an opportunity for you to renew your First Aid certificate. It is a requirement that all pharmacists who are providing immunisations services to have a valid HLTAID003 and HLTAID001 Certificates. HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid offered through the PSA has been specifically designed to meet the needs of pharmacists in a primary care setting in providing first aid during medical emergencies. More specifically, it provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support.

This is a one day face – to face course with pre-work (a question and answer workbook available to complete online). This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years. This course has been tailored to address the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy staff. It meets both Continuing Professional Development requirements as well as the nationally recognised standard HLTAID003-Provide First Aid. 

Program Overview: 

  • Legal Issues and Infection control
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • The principles of first aid and its applications
  • Recognition and management of emergency situations
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation
  • Treatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
  • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn and display skills required to gain first aid certification 
  • Learn and display resuscitation skills

Competency Standards This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):     6.1, 6.2, 6.3

 

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170051E

Speakers

HLTAID003 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

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.

Immunisation Training – 19 March 2017 Port Macquarie @ The Rydges
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.

• Legislation in NSW has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers

• Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot in 2014.

• Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Completion of Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations – APPIMM806A enables you to receive one unit in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2 and 3C, watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality
  • Describe the legal framework around immunisation and the role of a pharmacist immunisation provider in NSW
  • Describe the requirements of Pharmacist Vaccination in New South Wales
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Equipment
    • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods
    • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial
    • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
  • Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites
  • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
  • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.

Competency standards addressed by activity

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NK

The online pre-reading will take approximately 6 hours. The face‑to-face workshop will be 6 hours in duration.

The course is accredited for 12 hours of group 2 activity or 24 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits (Group2) may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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.

PSA Immunisation Training – Hobart – March 2017 @ Best Western Hotel
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 TAS Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train now to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in Tasmania, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

If you do not have current First Aid/CPR, we have organised Surf Life Saving Tasmania to run PSA Member training sessions in all areas.  Registration will be direct with SLST.  See our web site for more information.

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

  • You must complete the Enrolment From for this training.  Click here to download the form or contact our office for an enrolment form to be emailed to you.
  • Return the form to our office with details of the face to face workshop date/venue you wish to attend.  Scan and email your enrolment form together with required certified ID or fax to (03) 6231 2669.

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001TE

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Mar
20
Mon
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in WA, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WJ

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Parkville: Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop March 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm

Overview:

Becoming accredited to conduct medication reviews is an exciting professional career pathway for pharmacists.  Accredited pharmacists form an integral part of the healthcare team, taking a lead role in ensuring practical, quality medication management for consumers in their homes or aged care facilities. PSA is currently seeking expressions of interest, please contact Vaishali Thakkar vaishali.thakkar@psa.org.au. Expressions of interest close by 31 January.  *Please note this course needs a minimum number of registrants to proceed .

Presenters:

Dr Jenny Gowan
Mrs Robyn Saunders

PSA Immunisation Workshop- Townsville @ Pharmacy Practice Room, Building 47, James cook University
Mar 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Mar
21
Tue
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

Please note that while pharmacists are currently limited to administering the influenza vaccine to adults 18 years or over in WA, the training program covers a broad spectrum of immunisation methods. It is anticipated that pharmacists would proactively contribute to public health via provisions of appropriate advice and referral on immunisation for consumers.

 

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2, 3C watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.

 

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must hold a general registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

  • Discuss immunisation and the public health benefits
  • Discuss immunity including the different immune responses
  • Identify the different vaccine constituents
  • Describe the classification and types of vaccines, including their spacing, dosing and timing and the onset and duration of immunity
  • Review Australia’s immunisation strategy and the epidemiology of vaccine-preventable disease in Australia
  • Discuss the key organisations and resources in immunisation in Australia, including the Australian Immunisation Handbook
  • Discuss the National Immunisation Program (NIP schedule and its impact on vaccine-preventable disease in Australia)
  • Discuss the myths and realities associated with immunisation
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Module 2:

  • Discuss the role of the pharmacist in immunisation
  • Explain the principles and procedures for vaccine procurement, storage, handling and cold chain breaches
  • Identify workplace health and safety (WHS) issues including hand hygiene, the handling and disposal of sharps and the prevention and management of needle stick injuries
  • Recognise the importance of consumer consent, confidentiality and privacy
  • Describe a system for an immunisation service in a community pharmacy including administrating vaccines and documentation requirements
  • Discuss the different methods of administration of vaccines and recommend injection sites
  • Recognise the important of consumer aftercare including the provision of vaccination statements and reporting to immunisation registers
  • Explain the procedures for medication error and adverse drug reaction reporting including anaphylaxis diagnosis and management

Module 3c:

  • Identify the pathogenesis of influenza and transmission of the disease
  • Discuss clinical features, complications and those at risk of infection
  • Identify any contraindications or precautions to the influenza vaccine
  • Identify who should be vaccination against influenza
  • Discuss administration of influenza vaccine, dose, recommended injection sites
  • Recognise and manage common influenza vaccine adverse effects
  • Describe the illnesses caused by vaccine-preventable diseases and the morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases

Workshop:

  • Describe the program structure and assessment requirements
  • Understand the basic theory of immunisation including: epidemiology of vaccines, morbidity and mortality of diseases, pathogenesis of vaccines and transmission, complications and those at risk of infection for vaccines
  • Understand the legal framework for pharmacists who provide vaccinations
  • Understand the role of the pharmacist as a vaccination provider and in programs including within the Western Australian Immunisation Strategy.
  • Describe the aims of an immunisation program
  • Understand the role of pharmacists in epidemics, pandemics and pandemic preparedness
  • Describe the current status of vaccine preventable diseases in the world and specifically in Australia
  • Utilise a range of resources to determine the needs of the client
  • Describe the use of vaccines including their indications, precautions and contraindications
  • Provide advice based on the general principles of vaccination for all age groups
  • Understand and implement the necessary policies and procedures required to manage a safe and effective pharmacy vaccination service
  • Prevent needle stick injuries and appropriately dispose of contaminated sharps
  • Apply quality management and risk assessment practices relating to the management of a vaccination service for all age groups
  • Provide information to clients on diseases and vaccinations and evaluate their understanding of the information given
  • Provide appropriate post vaccination advice to the client
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality including patient history, the need for the vaccine, allergies, specific needs for certain groups, contraindications and precautions
  • Display the ability to record the administration of immunisations in accordance with relevant procedures and policies
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of acute and delayed adverse reactions to vaccines and manage them appropriately
  • Utilise emergency medications and understand their indications and correct dosages
  • Record and report adverse events appropriately, and confidently manage anaphylaxis in a pharmacy setting
  • Describe the components of needles and syringes and prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a client
  • Ensure infection control measures are applied correctly
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and vial
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections: Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites. Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections. Demonstrate correct positioning of the client
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/ discomfort relation to injections

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WK

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Liverpool @ Mounties Club
Mar 21 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051D

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.

Mar
22
Wed
2017
Bridging the gap – Case 1 COPD Bankstown @ Bankstown Sports Club
Mar 22 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051H

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.

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Concord @ Medical Education Centre
Mar 22 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Accreditation number: CN17051B

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.

 

 

Mar
26
Sun
2017
Immunisation Training – 26 March 2017 South Hurstville @ The Pinnacle Club
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.

• Legislation in NSW has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers

• Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot in 2014.

• Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Completion of Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations – APPIMM806A enables you to receive one unit in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2 and 3C, watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality
  • Describe the legal framework around immunisation and the role of a pharmacist immunisation provider in NSW
  • Describe the requirements of Pharmacist Vaccination in New South Wales
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Equipment
    • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods
    • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial
    • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
  • Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites
  • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
  • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.

Competency standards addressed by activity

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NL

The online pre-reading will take approximately 6 hours. The face‑to-face workshop will be 6 hours in duration.

The course is accredited for 12 hours of group 2 activity or 24 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits (Group2) may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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.

Mar
27
Mon
2017
PSA Immunisation Workshop- Brisbane @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management @ Gaden Community Centre
Mar 27 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 am

Register Now (login required)

Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Accreditation number: CN17051A

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.

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Katoomba @ Carington Hotel
Mar 27 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Accreditation number: CN17051F

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.

Mar
28
Tue
2017
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management @ The St George Hospital
Mar 28 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051G

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.

Apr
1
Sat
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Bankstown
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

Get ready for Immunisation Training and ensure that your CPR Certificate is current; although the First Aid Certificate is valid for 3 years, the CPR component requires an annual refresher.

The CPR course delivers the essential principals, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council and is valid for one (1) year from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that you update your CPR skills every 12 months.

Course Content

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Legal Issues and infection control
  • Assessing the casualty and recognising the need for CPR
  • Emergency action principals – DRSABCD
  • Plan an appropriate first aid response
  • External cardiac compressions (CPR)
  • Adult, Infant and child CPR rates and techniques
  • One and two person CPR techniques
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment HLTAID001-Perform CPR valid for 1 year.

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Competencies:

1.3,6.1,6.2,6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055F

Perform CPR has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID001 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with either Allens Training (RTO #: 90909) or Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

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.

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Bankstown
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

If you have not attended a first aid course within the last three years, this is an opportunity for you to renew your First Aid certificate. It is a requirement that all pharmacists who are providing immunisations services to have a valid HLTAID003 and HLTAID001 Certificates. HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid offered through the PSA has been specifically designed to meet the needs of pharmacists in a primary care setting in providing first aid during medical emergencies. More specifically, it provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support.

This is a one day face – to face course with pre-work (a question and answer workbook available to complete online). This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years. This course has been tailored to address the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy staff. It meets both Continuing Professional Development requirements as well as the nationally recognised standard HLTAID003-Provide First Aid. 

Program Overview: 

  • Legal Issues and Infection control
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • The principles of first aid and its applications
  • Recognition and management of emergency situations
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation
  • Treatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
  • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn and display skills required to gain first aid certification 
  • Learn and display resuscitation skills

Competency Standards This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):     6.1, 6.2, 6.3

 

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170051F

Speakers

HLTAID003 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

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.

Apr
3
Mon
2017
PSA Immunisation Workshop- Brisbane @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Apr
4
Tue
2017
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Crows Nest @ Crows Nest Centre
Apr 4 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051C

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.

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Newcastle @ Newcastle (To Be Confirmed)
Apr 4 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

  • 3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051M

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.

Emergency Contraception: An Update On Down – Scheduling @ Woolooware Golf Club
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline and Objectives

With the upcoming down-scheduling of ulipristal to Schedule 3, it is paramount that pharmacists are aware of the processes related to the supply of this emergency contraceptive. This interactive session will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies to confidently supply ulipristal to suitable patients when required for emergency contraception.

  • Describe the process of supplying third-party emergency contraception when appropriate
  • Identify suitable patients through consultation for the supply of emergency contraception
  • Describe the mode of action, indication, contraindications, precautions and side effects of ulipristal
  • Provide counselling to suitable patients on the use of ulipritsal as a form of emergency contraception

Competency standards:

  • 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

CPD Credits:

Up to 3 Group 2 Credits

 

Accreditation number: CN17044A.

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 3 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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.

Apr
5
Wed
2017
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Greystanes/Parramatta @ Greystanes/Parramatta
Apr 5 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051E

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.

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Wollongong @ Wolongong (To Be Confirmed)
Apr 5 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

  • 3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Accreditation number: CN17051N

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.

Apr
20
Thu
2017
Emergency Contraception: An Update On Down – Scheduling @ Dee Why RSL
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline and Objectives

With the upcoming down-scheduling of ulipristal to Schedule 3, it is paramount that pharmacists are aware of the processes related to the supply of this emergency contraceptive. This interactive session will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies to confidently supply ulipristal to suitable patients when required for emergency contraception.

  • Describe the process of supplying third-party emergency contraception when appropriate
  • Identify suitable patients through consultation for the supply of emergency contraception
  • Describe the mode of action, indication, contraindications, precautions and side effects of ulipristal
  • Provide counselling to suitable patients on the use of ulipritsal as a form of emergency contraception

Competency standards:

  • 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

CPD Credits:

Up to 3 Group 2 Credits

 

Accreditation number: CN17044A.

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 3 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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.

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Mental Health First Aid @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – Apr 22 @ 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: 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CWP150031

This activity has been accredited for 12 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 24 Group 2 CPD) credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

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.
Apr
29
Sat
2017
Mental Health First Aid @ Mountie Mt Prtichard
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm

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Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.

This Mental Health First Aid workshop teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

This course meets the QCPP PPI element at least one member of staff must have evidence of completing this training (element 17 Action 4, Version 2.1 Manual update #3 – January 2013)

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems
  • Outline the sort of help that has been shown by research to be effective
  • Outline to clients and colleagues where and how to get professional help for mental health problems
  • Provide initial help to adults who have signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Provide first aid in a mental health crisis situation

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CPD Credits:

Accreditation number: CN17043A

This activity has been accredited for 10 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 20 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Sponsors

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May
2
Tue
2017
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Tamworth @ Tamworth (To be Confirmed)
May 2 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

 

Competency standards:

  • 3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

 

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051I

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
3
Wed
2017
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Orange @ Orange (To Be Confirmed)
May 3 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Accreditation number: CN17051J

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
6
Sat
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Liverpool
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

Get ready for Immunisation Training and ensure that your CPR Certificate is current; although the First Aid Certificate is valid for 3 years, the CPR component requires an annual refresher.

The CPR course delivers the essential principals, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council and is valid for one (1) year from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that you update your CPR skills every 12 months.

Course Content

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Legal Issues and infection control
  • Assessing the casualty and recognising the need for CPR
  • Emergency action principals – DRSABCD
  • Plan an appropriate first aid response
  • External cardiac compressions (CPR)
  • Adult, Infant and child CPR rates and techniques
  • One and two person CPR techniques
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment HLTAID001-Perform CPR valid for 1 year.

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Competencies:

1.3,6.1,6.2,6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055G

Perform CPR has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID001 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with either Allens Training (RTO #: 90909) or Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

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.

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Liverpool
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

If you have not attended a first aid course within the last three years, this is an opportunity for you to renew your First Aid certificate. It is a requirement that all pharmacists who are providing immunisations services to have a valid HLTAID003 and HLTAID001 Certificates. HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid offered through the PSA has been specifically designed to meet the needs of pharmacists in a primary care setting in providing first aid during medical emergencies. More specifically, it provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support.

This is a one day face – to face course with pre-work (a question and answer workbook available to complete online). This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years. This course has been tailored to address the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy staff. It meets both Continuing Professional Development requirements as well as the nationally recognised standard HLTAID003-Provide First Aid. 

Program Overview: 

  • Legal Issues and Infection control
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • The principles of first aid and its applications
  • Recognition and management of emergency situations
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation
  • Treatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
  • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn and display skills required to gain first aid certification 
  • Learn and display resuscitation skills

Competency Standards This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):     6.1, 6.2, 6.3

 

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170051G

Provide First Aid HLTAID003 has been accredited for 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 16 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID003 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Allens Training (RTO #: 90909).

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
9
Tue
2017
Immunisation Training – 9 May 2017 Mt Pritchard @ Mounties Mt Pritchard
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.

• Legislation in NSW has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers

• Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot in 2014.

• Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Completion of Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations – APPIMM806A enables you to receive one unit in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2 and 3C, watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality
  • Describe the legal framework around immunisation and the role of a pharmacist immunisation provider in NSW
  • Describe the requirements of Pharmacist Vaccination in New South Wales
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Equipment
    • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods
    • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial
    • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
  • Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites
  • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
  • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.

Competency standards addressed by activity

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NM

The online pre-reading will take approximately 6 hours. The face‑to-face workshop will be 6 hours in duration.

The course is accredited for 12 hours of group 2 activity or 24 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits (Group2) may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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
16
Tue
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR May 2017
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Overview

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Respond to an emergency Situation
  • Perform CPR Procedures in line with ARC requirement
  • Appropriate use of  an AED
  • Follow the prompts of an AED
  • Maintain airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

Competency Standards: 1.1,1.3,1.5,2.1,2.3,6.1,6.2

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170002C

Perform CPR has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop May 2017
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Overview

Provide 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.

 

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:  1.1,1.3,1.5,2.1,2.3,6.1,6.2

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170012C

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.

 

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Batemans Bay @ Batemans Bay (To Be Confirmed)
May 16 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Accreditation number: CN17051O

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.

 

 

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Central Coast @ Gosford Golf Club
May 16 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Accreditation number: CN17051L

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
17
Wed
2017
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Ballina @ Ballina (To Be Confirmed)
May 17 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Accreditation number: CN17051P

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.

 

 

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Wagga Wagga @ Wagga Wagga (To Be Confirmed)
May 17 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

The Bridging the Gap program in March, April & May will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a webinar presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

Objectives:

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051K

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
27
Sat
2017
Parkville – Mental Health First Aid May 2017 @ PSA Boardroom
May 27 @ 9:00 am – May 28 @ 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, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.

Our 12-hour Mental Health First Aid workshop teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems
  • Outline the sort of help that has been shown by research to be effective
  • Outline to clients and colleagues where and how to get professional help for mental health problems
  • Provide initial help to adults who have signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Provide first aid in a mental health crisis situation

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170005A

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 Louise Edwards

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Jun
4
Sun
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Cammeray @ North Sydney
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

Get ready for Immunisation Training and ensure that your CPR Certificate is current; although the First Aid Certificate is valid for 3 years, the CPR component requires an annual refresher.

The CPR course delivers the essential principals, skills and knowledge to maintain or restore breathing and circulation in an adult, child or infant. The course content is based on the policies and standards of the Australian Resuscitation Council and is valid for one (1) year from date of course. It is recommended by the Australian Resuscitation Council that you update your CPR skills every 12 months.

Course Content/Learning Objectives

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Legal Issues and infection control
  • Assessing the casualty and recognising the need for CPR
  • Emergency action principals – DRSABCD
  • Plan an appropriate first aid response
  • External cardiac compressions (CPR)
  • Adult, Infant and child CPR rates and techniques
  • One and two person CPR techniques
  • Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment HLTAID001-Perform CPR valid for 1 year.

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055H

Perform CPR has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID001 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Allens Training (RTO #: 90909).

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.

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Cammeray @ North Sydney
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

If you have not attended a first aid course within the last three years, this is an opportunity for you to renew your First Aid certificate. It is a requirement that all pharmacists who are providing immunisations services to have a valid HLTAID003 and HLTAID001 Certificates. HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid offered through the PSA has been specifically designed to meet the needs of pharmacists in a primary care setting in providing first aid during medical emergencies. More specifically, it provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage emergency first aid situations and deliver competent emergency care until the arrival of professional medical support.

This is a one day face – to face course with pre-work (a question and answer workbook available to complete online). This course is assessed through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency in the workplace. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios.

Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years. This course has been tailored to address the needs of pharmacists and pharmacy staff. It meets both Continuing Professional Development requirements as well as the nationally recognised standard HLTAID003-Provide First Aid. 

Program Overview: 

  • Legal Issues and Infection control
  • DRSABCD action plan
  • The principles of first aid and its applications
  • Recognition and management of emergency situations
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Defibrillation
  • Treatment of shock, infection, fractures, bleeding and burns
  • Emergencies due to lack of oxygen, excess heat or cold
  • Recognition and management of medical conditions that may need emergency care, including heart attack, stroke, asthma, diabetes and epilepsy
  • Management of common medical emergencies
  • Treatment of poisoning including venomous bites and stings

Learning Objectives 

  • Learn and display skills required to gain first aid certification 
  • Learn and display resuscitation skills

Competency Standards This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):     6.1, 6.2, 6.3

 

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP17005H

Provide First Aid HLTAID003 has been accredited for 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 16 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID003 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Allens Training (RTO #: 90909).

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.

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Overweight and Obesity – Management in Practice @ Novotel Parramatta
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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If you are an Early Career Pharmacist and wish to take advantage of the discounted registration rate please contact the NSW office on 02 9431 1100.

Program outline

At 63%, the prevalence of overweight and obesity amongst Australians has never been higher. With excess weight being a major contributor to a variety of conditions, including CV disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, it is paramount that appropriate action is taken to reduce the significant burden overweight and obesity has on individuals, the community and the health care system. As readily-available primary care providers, pharmacists are well-placed to provide weight management services and support to patients who may benefit from the various interventions available in overcoming overweight and obesity. This seminar will provide pharmacists with advanced training in the internal, physiological processes underpinning weight gain and loss, an update on the various interventions available for managing excess weight, and finally, a practical guide to implementing a successful, pharmacist-led, weight management service for patients.

Objectives:

  • Review the current prevalence of overweight and obesity among the Australian population and its effect on individuals, communities and the healthcare system.
  • Describe the physiological and metabolic processes that affect weight gain and weight loss
  • Describe various non-pharmacological weight management interventions currently available and determine patient suitability
  • Review both older and recent advances in pharmacological therapy available for weight management and determine patient suitability
  • Apply your knowledge and skills in weight management to the development of a pharmacist-led, weight management program for patients

Competency standards:

  • 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CPD Credits:

 

Accreditation number: CN17042

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided as part of the registration fee, should you have any special dietary requirements please notify PSA Staff upon registration. Vegetarian meals are automatically catered for.

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.

Jul
20
Thu
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR July 2017
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Overview

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Respond to an emergency Situation
  • Perform CPR Procedures in line with ARC requirement
  • Appropriate use of  an AED
  • Follow the prompts of an AED
  • Maintain airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

Competency Standards: 1.1,1.3,1.5,2.1,2.3,6.1,6.2

 

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

apts logo   “Training delivered in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO No: 90909”

Accreditation number: CVP170002D

Perform CPR has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop July 2017
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register Online

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Overview

Provide 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.

 

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:  1.1,1.3,1.5,2.1,2.3,6.1,6.2

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-20

apts logo  “Training delivered in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO No: 90909”

Accreditation number: CVP170012D

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.

 

Aug
12
Sat
2017
Immunisation Training – 12 August 2017 Bankstown @ Bankstown Sports Club (To Be Confirmed)
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.

• Legislation in NSW has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers

• Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot in 2014.

• Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Completion of Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations – APPIMM806A enables you to receive one unit in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2 and 3C, watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality
  • Describe the legal framework around immunisation and the role of a pharmacist immunisation provider in NSW
  • Describe the requirements of Pharmacist Vaccination in New South Wales
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Equipment
    • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods
    • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial
    • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
  • Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites
  • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
  • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.

Competency standards addressed by activity

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NN

The online pre-reading will take approximately 6 hours. The face‑to-face workshop will be 6 hours in duration.

The course is accredited for 12 hours of group 2 activity or 24 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits (Group2) may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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.

Aug
30
Wed
2017
Provide Advanced First Aid @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Aug 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

This Provide Advanced First Aid Course has been designed specifically to address the needs of pharmacists and provides a higher degree of education in medical emergencies in order to meet the demands of pharmacists in a primary care setting. Developed and delivered by Pulse MET paramedics with extensive and relevant experience in many aspects of emergency response.

By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge you require to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. This course consists of 7 hours of face-to-face training with pre-reading and an assessment task required to be completed prior to attending the workshop. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment for HLTAID006 which encompasses HLTAID003 and is valid for 3 years.

 

Learning Objectives:

Element 1: Respond in an emergency situation

  • Recognise an emergency situation
  • Assess the situation and seek assistance from emergency response services where required
  • Deploy resources to appropriate locations as required in line with workplace procedures

Element 2: Apply appropriate first aid procedures

  • Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), as required
  • Provide first aid in accordance with established first aid principles
  • Display respectful behaviour towards casualty
  • Obtain consent from casualty where possible
  • Use available resources and equipment to make the casualty as comfortable as possible
  • Operate first aid equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions
  • Monitor the casualty’s condition and respond in accordance with first aid principles

Element 3: Coordinate first aid activities until arrival of medical assistance

  • Identify available resources required and establish communication links with appropriate personnel, emergency management services and medical assistance as appropriate
  • Deploy correct amount of resources to appropriate locations in an effective manner to ensure timely arrival of required resources
  • Document the provision of resources and recommend modifications as required
  • Monitor the condition of casualties in accordance with first aid principles and workplace procedures
  • Coordinate evacuation of casualties according to relevant evacuation procedures
  • Arrange support services for personnel involved in the incident in accordance with relevant principles and procedures

Element 4: Communicate essential incident details

  • Accurately convey incident details to emergency response services
  • Report details of incident in line with organisational policies
  • Maintain confidentiality of records and information in line with statutory and/or organisational policies

Element 5: Evaluate the incident

  • Recognise the possible psychological impacts on self and other rescuers involved in critical incidents
  • Participate in debriefing to address individual needs
  • Evaluate management of the incident and develop an action plan in consultation with relevant parties
  • Review contingency planning to identify and select alternative management principles and procedures as required

Skills and practical scenarios:

  • Cardiac Arrest, including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator
  • Management of anaphylaxis emergencies
  • Management of Asthma emergencies
  • Trauma management
  • Patient assessment, including a primary and secondary survey
  • Infection control principles and procedures

Competencies addressed: 1.4, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 6.1, 6.2

 

CPD Points:

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Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 10 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 7 hours of group 1 CPD (or 7 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 7 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 14 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

Speakers:Pulse

Andy Symons

Mark McConnell

Pulse Medical Emergency Training

 

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
5
Tue
2017
Immunisation Training – 5 September 2017 North Sydney @ Kirribilli Club North Sydney (To Be Confirmed)
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.

• Legislation in NSW has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers

• Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot in 2014.

• Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Completion of Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations – APPIMM806A enables you to receive one unit in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2 and 3C, watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality
  • Describe the legal framework around immunisation and the role of a pharmacist immunisation provider in NSW
  • Describe the requirements of Pharmacist Vaccination in New South Wales
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Equipment
    • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods
    • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial
    • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
  • Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites
  • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
  • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.

Competency standards addressed by activity

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NQ

The online pre-reading will take approximately 6 hours. The face‑to-face workshop will be 6 hours in duration.

The course is accredited for 12 hours of group 2 activity or 24 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits (Group2) may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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.

Sep
8
Fri
2017
Mental Health First Aid @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Sep 8 @ 8:30 am – Sep 9 @ 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: 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CWP150031

This activity has been accredited for 12 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 24 Group 2 CPD) credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

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
13
Wed
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR September 2017
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Register Online

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Overview

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.

Learning Objectives:

  • Respond to an emergency Situation
  • Perform CPR Procedures in line with ARC requirement
  • Appropriate use of  an AED
  • Follow the prompts of an AED
  • Maintain airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

Competency Standards: 1.1,1.3,1.5,2.1,2.3,6.1,6.2

 

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

apts logo   “Training delivered in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO No: 90909”

Accreditation number: CVP170002E

Perform CPR has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop September 2017
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register Online

Download Flyer

Overview

Provide 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.

 

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:  1.1,1.3,1.5,2.1,2.3,6.1,6.2

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-20

apts logo  “Training delivered in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO No: 90909”

Accreditation number: CVP170012E

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.

 

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Immunisation Training – 21 October 2017 Parramatta @ Novotel Parramatta
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register Now (login required) Or Download Flyer

Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.

• Legislation in NSW has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers

• Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot in 2014.

• Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Completion of Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations – APPIMM806A enables you to receive one unit in the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

This nationally accredited vaccination training is for pharmacists who meet the pre-requisites 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

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online pre-reading
  2. Face-to-face workshop.

Online pre-reading – Upon enrolment access the pre-reading online and undertake the introductory modules 1, 2 and 3C, watch the short videos and complete the online assessment.

Face-to-face workshop – The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunization via injections.

Pre-requisites

Pharmacists must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Pharmacists must hold the following current certificates:

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid and HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Candidates who have completed HLTAID003 more than 12 months prior to course entry, are recommended to undertake a CPR refresher course (HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) prior to enrolling in the course.

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
  • Identify, report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality
  • Describe the legal framework around immunisation and the role of a pharmacist immunisation provider in NSW
  • Describe the requirements of Pharmacist Vaccination in New South Wales
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Equipment
    • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods
    • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial
    • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
  • Discuss preparation of medications for subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites
  • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections
  • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.

Competency standards addressed by activity

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB  

Accreditation number: CV170001NP

The online pre-reading will take approximately 6 hours. The face‑to-face workshop will be 6 hours in duration.

The course is accredited for 12 hours of group 2 activity or 24 CPD credits. Additional CPD credits (Group2) may be self recorded for every hour engaged in learning for the course, outside of the pre‑reading modules.

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.

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Parkville – Mental Health First Aid October 2017 @ PSA Boardroom
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm

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Online registration

Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.

Our 12-hour Mental Health First Aid workshop teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems
  • Outline the sort of help that has been shown by research to be effective
  • Outline to clients and colleagues where and how to get professional help for mental health problems
  • Provide initial help to adults who have signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Provide first aid in a mental health crisis situation

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CPD Credits:

  PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-24

Accreditation number: CVP170005B

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 Louise Edwards

Sponsors

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Nov
13
Mon
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR November 2017