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Jun
26
Mon
2017
Supporting the oncology patient (ECP education series 2017) @ PSA SA Office
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The session will describe the key role pharmacists can play to support their oncology patients in the community.

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the advantages/disadvantages of oral chemotherapy and describe the role of community
    pharmacists in supporting patients with chemotherapy-induced adverse effects
  • Recognise supportive medications used in cancer care

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.2.2

CPD credits

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This event is currently undergoing accreditation.  This activity may attract up to 1.5 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

Jessica Chapman-Goetz
Pharmacist – The Grange Pharmacy

Anna Fletcher
Oncology Pharmacist – Tennyson Centre

Gill Miller
Health Professional Engagement and Partnership Development Officer – Cancer Council SA

Sponsor

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

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CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Deeragun @ North Townsville Community Hub
Jun 26 @ 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

Mark Lock BSc BPharm GradCertMgt GradDipMgt MPS AACPA

State Director – Queensland

Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting June 2017 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • PSA Members (FREE) please register here
  • Non Members please contact PSA Vic Office (9389 4000) for further details

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Overview

In Australia, approximately 60,000 new cases of thyroid disease are diagnosed each year. Treatment is often straightforward however pitfalls may lead to misdiagnosis, over diagnosis and inappropriate treatment (MJA). Attend this workshop, delivered by Head of Endocrinology Western Health, A/Prof Shane Hamblin to learn the role of pharmacists in patients with thyroid diseases.

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:

  • Discuss the role of the thyroid gland and thyroid hormones in the body
  • Explain the pathophysiology of common thyroid diseases particularly hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroiditis
  • Compare the use of pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for the above thyroid diseases
  • Demonstrate (using case studies) the role of pharmacists in the medication management of thyroid diseases

*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):

4.2.1, 4.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.2.2

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

CPD credits:

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

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

Speakers:

A/Prof Shane Hamblin
Endocrinologist
Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes Western Health

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL:

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Jun
27
Tue
2017
Bridging the Gap – Falls Prevention Kogarah @ St George Research and Education Centre
Jun 27 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

Topic 2 of the Bridging the Gap program will focus on Falls Prevention and identifying risk factors which may contribute towards falls in the elderly. Almost one in three Australians over the age of 65 years old will experience a fall each year. Falls pose severe consequences for elderly patients including significant disability, reduced quality of life and even death.

Pharmacists have a vital role in falls assessment and prevention in elderly patients through medication reviews, improving quality use of medicines and educating patients, carers and other allied health professionals. This workshop will allow pharmacists to discuss fall prevention strategies, utilise various falls risk screening and assessment tools available and identify the main medicines that may increase the risk of falls in the elderly.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Identify risk factors which may contribute towards falls in the elderly
  • Describe the consequences of falls in the elderly
  • Discuss the various falls risk screening and assessment tools available
  • Describe the issues and consequences relating to polypharmacy
  • Identify the main medicines which can contribute to falls risk in the elderly
  • Provide safe and effective recommendations for deprescribing.

Competencies (2010) addressed: 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3.

approvedCPDAccreditation: CN17052G
This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Facilitators

Maria Guirguis and Tamer Hanna

 

ECP – Having the Confidence To Say “No” @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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Facilitator

Rachel Dienaar is a Practice Support Officer at the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, with a strong involvement as the coach/mentor for PSA’s ‘Health Destination Pharmacy’ program, as lead coach.  A community based pharmacist, Rachel is a strong advocate for the success of professional programs implementation in community pharmacy and facilitating change within the workplace to achieve this, a passion that has influenced her position as local PSA Branch Vice-President. Inter-professional collaboration and learning is essential for our professional practice, an area Rachel advocates for through all areas of her practice, including involvement in PSA Career Pathway program and mentoring of ‘Early Career Pharmacists’. Rachel is a senior clinical Tutor for PSA’s National Intern Training Program in Tasmania and a regular presenter for PSA’s professional development program.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify situations that pose an ethical or moral dilemma to the pharmacist
  • Discuss strategies to handle difficult situations encountered in the pharmacy setting
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to resolve conflict

 

*Correct at the time of publication and is subject to change

 

Jun
28
Wed
2017
Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit – Pharmacist Workshop Brisbane @ PACE SEMINAR ROOM, LEVEL 5, PACE BUILDING
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Non Members Register here

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Overview:

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

 

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

 

Workshop objectives:

Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:

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

Topics Covered:

  • Pathophysiology and management principles of dementia
  • Medications that may affect cognition (benefits and detriments)
  • Experiences of family carers of PWD in community pharmacies
  • The Dementia Friendly Toolkit
  • The Living with Memory Loss Program

Credit Point Value:

Up to 6 Group 2 CPD

 

Bridging the Gap – Falls Prevention Yagoona @ The Greyhound Social Club
Jun 28 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

Topic 2 of the Bridging the Gap program will focus on Falls Prevention and identifying risk factors which may contribute towards falls in the elderly. Almost one in three Australians over the age of 65 years old will experience a fall each year. Falls pose severe consequences for elderly patients including significant disability, reduced quality of life and even death.

Pharmacists have a vital role in falls assessment and prevention in elderly patients through medication reviews, improving quality use of medicines and educating patients, carers and other allied health professionals. This workshop will allow pharmacists to discuss fall prevention strategies, utilise various falls risk screening and assessment tools available and identify the main medicines that may increase the risk of falls in the elderly.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Identify risk factors which may contribute towards falls in the elderly
  • Describe the consequences of falls in the elderly
  • Discuss the various falls risk screening and assessment tools available
  • Describe the issues and consequences relating to polypharmacy
  • Identify the main medicines which can contribute to falls risk in the elderly
  • Provide safe and effective recommendations for deprescribing.

Competencies (2010) addressed: 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3.

approvedCPDAccreditation: CN17052H
This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Facilitators

Maria Guirguis and Gritta Kamarudin

 

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:

 

12 Group 2 CPD Points

Accreditation number: CN17042

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
2
Sun
2017
Traralgon July 2017: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 1 @ Conference Room 1, Rural Health, C/- La Trobe Regional Hospital
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

 

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Accreditation number: CVP170003B

This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 3 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speaker:

Mr Irvine Newton OAM B.Pharm,  F.P.S., FAIPM

Sponsor:

This project has been fully funded by the Victorian Department of Health

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Traralgon July 2017: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program – Part 2 @ Conference Room 1, Rural Health, C/- La Trobe Regional Hospital
Jul 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

 

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Accreditation number: CVP170013B

This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speaker:

Mr Irvine Newton OAM B.Pharm,  F.P.S., FAIPM

Sponsor:

This project has been fully funded by the Victorian Department of Health

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Jul
4
Tue
2017
Bridging the Gap – Diabetes Newcastle @ Lecture Room MS202, University of Newcastle Callaghan
Jul 4 @ 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm

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This workshop is proudly partnered by the Newcastle Hunter Valley Pharmacist Associated and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.NHVPA

NHVPA members – please contact the PSA office on 9431 1100 or email us to register.

 

The Bridging the Gap program in July and August will focus on Type 2 diabetes. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is growing in Australia, most likely the result of rising overweight rates, lifestyle and dietary changes and an ageing population. If left undiagnosed or poorly managed,     type 2 diabetes (T2DM) can lead to severe health complications such as coronary artery disease, kidney failure and blindness.

Pharmacists have a vital role in diabetes management and are well placed to discuss patient self-management, monitoring, lifestyle modifications and medication management. This workshop will review the principles used in glycaemic management according to the Australian Diabetes Society and Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) guidelines. The workshop will also help pharmacist to identify the appropriate patient lifestyle modifications to optimise disease management and apply appropriate counselling strategies to improve the patient’s understanding of diabetes in order to improve and optimise health outcomes.

This topic will be a joint presentation with NHVPA and will feature a specialist guest speaker in the area of Diabetes.

Facilitator: Dr Kirsten Murray and Carly Kippist

Objectives:

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

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

Competency standards:

  • 3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2

CPD Credits:

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This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17054E

Sponsored by

pdl-psa

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 – Falls Prevention Crows Nest @ Crows Nest Community Centre
Jul 4 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

Topic 2 of the Bridging the Gap program will focus on Falls Prevention and identifying risk factors which may contribute towards falls in the elderly. Almost one in three Australians over the age of 65 years old will experience a fall each year. Falls pose severe consequences for elderly patients including significant disability, reduced quality of life and even death.

Pharmacists have a vital role in falls assessment and prevention in elderly patients through medication reviews, improving quality use of medicines and educating patients, carers and other allied health professionals. This workshop will allow pharmacists to discuss fall prevention strategies, utilise various falls risk screening and assessment tools available and identify the main medicines that may increase the risk of falls in the elderly.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Identify risk factors which may contribute towards falls in the elderly
  • Describe the consequences of falls in the elderly
  • Discuss the various falls risk screening and assessment tools available
  • Describe the issues and consequences relating to polypharmacy
  • Identify the main medicines which can contribute to falls risk in the elderly
  • Provide safe and effective recommendations for deprescribing.

Competencies (2010) addressed: 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3.

approvedCPDAccreditation: CN17052C
This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Facilitators

Lara Lotkin and Helena Cheung

Monthly Lecture July 2017: Practical considerations associated with biosimilar medicines @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Location details

Parkville – Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
Regional Satellite CentresClick here for venue details

*Bundoora– campus map
*Frankston – campus map

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

Overview

The introduction of biosimilar medicines has widened the scope of brand substitution in Australia. With nine brands of biosimilar medicines currently approved for use in Australia, seven of which are also listed on the PBS, pharmacists will be increasingly faced with opportunities to engage consumers in discussions about biosimilar substitution.

Biosimilar medicines encourage competition in the Australian market, leading to a reduction in the cost of medicines. Lower prices improve affordability of, and access to new treatments for seriously ill patients, and create savings for the healthcare system. It is essential that pharmacists are able to educated consumers about biosimilar medicines to facilitate safe and appropriate substitution.

Join Professor Geoff McColl, Associate Professor Michael Ward and Franca Marine for an interactive Q&A session* exploring practical considerations associated with biosimilar substitution, including the application of the revised Professional Practice Standards.

Participants are encouraged to complete the background module: Biosimilars for Pharmacists prior to the webinar. After enrolling in the webinar you will receive an alert when module is released.

*Participants participating remotely are able to ask questions via twitter handle @psa_national #biosimilarsq&a

 

Learning objectives:

  • Explain differences between generic medicines and biosimilar medicines.
  • Discuss practical considerations when substituting biological medicines.
  • Counsel patients on biosimilar medicines to facilitate safe and appropriate substitution.

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.3, 3.1.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: PSA is currently seeking accreditation of this activity. This activity may attract up to 1.5 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Panelists:

Professor Geoff McColl –Professor McColl is a visiting rheumatologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and past president of the Australian Rheumatology Association. He is currently a member of the Therapeutic Goods Administration Advisory Committee on Medicines and a past member of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and Chair of the Drug Utilisation Subcommittee. Professor McColl is also Head of the Melbourne Medical School and Professor of Medical Education and Training.

Associate Professor Michael Ward – Associate Professor Ward is Discipline Leader: Pharmacy Education at the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia. He is currently a member of the Therapeutic Goods Administration Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines, and a member of South Australian Medicine Evaluation Panel. In 2016, Associate Professor Ward was commissioned to produce a Literature Review of International Biosimilar Medicines, by the Australian Government Department of Health.

Ms. Franca MarineFranca Marine is the Policy and Government Relations Manager at Arthritis Australia where her focus is on policy analysis and advocacy to support optimal care for people with arthritis in Australia. Ms Marine has extensive experience in policy development and implementation as well as advocacy and has worked for both government and leading health organisations in the fields of cancer and chronic disease, including Cancer Council Australia, the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance and the Medical Oncology Group of Australia.

 

Sponsor/s:

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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

Practical considerations associated with biosimilar medicines – webinar @ Online
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The introduction of biosimilar medicines has widened the scope of brand substitution in Australia. With nine brands of biosimilar medicines currently approved for use in Australia, seven of which are also listed on the PBS, pharmacists will be increasingly faced with opportunities to engage consumers in discussions about biosimilar substitution.

Biosimilar medicines encourage competition in the Australian market, leading to a reduction in the cost of medicines. Lower prices improve affordability of, and access to new treatments for seriously ill patients, and create savings for the healthcare system. It is essential that pharmacists are able to educated consumers about biosimilar medicines to facilitate safe and appropriate substitution.

Join Professor Geoff McColl, Associate Professor Michael Ward and Dr Esther Lau for an interactive Q&A session exploring practical considerations associated with biosimilar substitution, including the application of the revised Professional Practice Standards.

Time

ACT, NSW, QLD, TAS & VIC – 7.30pm
SA & NT – 7pm
WA – 5.30pm

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Note: PSA member number is required to register for the webinar.

Learning obectives

Upon completion of this activity, pharmacist should be able to:

  • Explain differences between generic medicines and biosimilar medicines.
  • Discuss practical considerations when substituting biological medicines.
  • Counsel patients on biosimilar medicines to facilitate safe and appropriate substitution.

This event addresses the following competency standards (2010): 1.1.3, 3.1.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5.

This information is correct at the time of publication and subject to change.

CPD credits

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This lecture is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speakers

Professor Geoff McColl
Professor McColl is a visiting rheumatologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and past president of the Australian Rheumatology Association. He is currently a member of the Therapeutic Goods Administration Advisory Committee on Medicines and a past member of Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and Chair of the Drug Utilisation Subcommittee. Professor McColl is also Head of the Melbourne Medical School and Professor of Medical Education and Training.

Associate Professor Michael Ward
Associate Professor Ward is Discipline Leader: Pharmacy Education at the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, University of South Australia. He is currently a member of the Therapeutic Goods Administration Advisory Committee on the Safety of Medicines, and a member of South Australian Medicine Evaluation Panel. In 2016, Associate Professor Ward was commissioned to produce a Literature Review of International Biosimilar Medicines, by the Australian Government Department of Health.

 

Jul
5
Wed
2017
Dementia Friendly Pharmacy – Pharmacist Workshop @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Learning Objectives:

Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:

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

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

CPD Points:

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Event Code: CW17009

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

Speaker:

Dr Andrew Stafford

Pharmacist & Director, Dementia Training Australia (UWA)
School of Medicine and Pharmacology, WA Centre for Health and Ageing

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

 

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Bridging the Gap – Diabetes Wagga Wagga @ Wagga RSL
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

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

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

Competency standards:

  • 3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2

Facilitator: Sheridan Briggs

Speaker: To be confirmed

 

CPD Credits:

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This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17054C

 

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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 – Falls Prevention Gosford @ Gosford Golf Club
Jul 5 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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This is a joint presentation with by PSA and Central Coast Pharmacist Association (CCPA). Members of CCPA and SHPA can attend this workshop for free, to take advantage of this please email you details to nsw.branch@psa.org.au or call on 02 9431 1100.

Synopsis

Topic 2 of the Bridging the Gap program will focus on Falls Prevention and identifying risk factors which may contribute towards falls in the elderly. Almost one in three Australians over the age of 65 years old will experience a fall each year. Falls pose severe consequences for elderly patients including significant disability, reduced quality of life and even death.

Pharmacists have a vital role in falls assessment and prevention in elderly patients through medication reviews, improving quality use of medicines and educating patients, carers and other allied health professionals. This workshop will allow pharmacists to discuss fall prevention strategies, utilise various falls risk screening and assessment tools available and identify the main medicines that may increase the risk of falls in the elderly.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Identify risk factors which may contribute towards falls in the elderly
  • Describe the consequences of falls in the elderly
  • Discuss the various falls risk screening and assessment tools available
  • Describe the issues and consequences relating to polypharmacy
  • Identify the main medicines which can contribute to falls risk in the elderly
  • Provide safe and effective recommendations for deprescribing.

Competencies (2010) addressed: 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3.

approvedCPDAccreditation: CN17052J
This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Facilitators

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Jul
8
Sat
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – 8 July 2017 @ South Hurstville RSL Club
Jul 8 @ 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: CNP170055J

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 – Hurstville @ South Hurstville RSL Club
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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: CNP170051J

 

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.

Jul
11
Tue
2017
Breakfast Briefing: 2016 Rising Woman of Spirit @ Aegean Room, Woden Hellenic Club
Jul 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

Join us for breakfast and be inspired by Lifeline’s 2016 Rising Woman of Spirit, Tash Maguire. Tash’s daughter, Maya, was born with a rare form of childhood cancer. For the next two years, Tash and her family fought for Maya’s life through chemotherapy, surgery and radical radiation. After Maya’s passing, Tash wanted to make the lives of seriously ill children better, and established Warming Beautiful Souls, which accepts donations of clothes and toys for children of all ages to enjoy during their hospital stay. Tash and her husband also developed Maya’s Rest, a free of charge, privately-funded, purpose built respite home for families of children undergoing treatment for life threatening illnesses. Maya’s Rest allows families the time to relax and draw strength from each other, continuing little Maya’s legacy through Tash’s incredible contributions to families, children and the community.

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Jul
12
Wed
2017
CPD Plans: Meet the New PBA Requirements @ PSA SA Office
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Morning Session

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.

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

Helen Stone Branch Director – PSA SA/NT

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CPD Plans: Meet the New PBA Requirements @ PSA SA Office
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Evening Session

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.

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

Helen Stone Branch Director – PSA SA/NT

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Jul
18
Tue
2017
Workshop: Effective Communication For Meaningful Patient Outcomes @ PSA SA Office
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

How to collaborate with the GP

Is communicating with other health professionals difficult? Do you want to build better relationships with local GPs? Want to learn how to do this better?

If so, this interactive session will help you refine your skills in communicating with other health professionals. Whether you conduct medication management reviews, work as a community pharmacist or provide professional services in your store it is important that we communicate effectively with other health professionals in our patient’s health care team to ensure optimal care. But what information is useful to others in the care team and how do we communicate effectively with others in the team. Our expert facilitators will impart to you their expertise and knowledge to enable you to provide high-quality advice and ultimately optimise the health outcomes and make a difference for your patients.

Facilitator:

Sue Edwards, Accredited Pharmacist

Learning objectives

  • Apply quality indicators to medication management reviews.
  • Discuss and share knowledge about medication management reviews.
  • Source and apply current evidence-based resources when conducting medication management reviews.
  • Peer Review and support of Home Medicines Reviews (HMR) and Residential Medication Management Reviews (RMMR)

Competency standards addressed by the activity

1.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2

CPD credits

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Jul
19
Wed
2017
Bridging the Gap – Diabetes Wagga Wagga @ Wagga Wagga RSL
Jul 19 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

Competency standards:

  • 3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2

Facilitator: Alice Nugent

Speaker: To be confirmed

CPD Credits:

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This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17054B

 

Sponsored by

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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.

Seeing Eye to Eye: Macular Degeneration @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Macular Degeneration is the leading cause of legal blindness in Australia. The development of intraocular injections of anti-VEGF’s have led to the preservation of vision for many AMD patients. Come along to the lecture to learn about the types of Macular Degeneration, how the anti-VEGF intraocular injections work, what alarm signals a pharmacist should watch out for and which supplements are helpful?

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the difference between Wet and Dry Macular degeneration
  • Discuss how anti-VEGF intraocular injections treat AMD
  • Identify symptoms for referral or emergency care for AMD patients
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of natural supplements in the management of AMD

Competencies addressed: 1.4.1 2.3.1 2.3.2 2.3.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4

 

CPD Credits

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Event Code: CW17011

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

 

Speaker

Dr Fred Chen

MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRANZCO

After graduating from the University of Western Australia (UWA), Dr Chen went onto complete opthalmology training at Royal Perth Hospital, PhD at University College of London and retina fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He practices at Lions Eye Institute and heads Ocular Tissue Engineering Laboratory. His research focus on three area including clinical trials of novel drugs in macular degeneration, retinal imaging analysis, and stem cell therapy for retinal diseases. He has published 90 research papers and has been an invited speaker at international and national meetings. He served on grant review panel and is an editorial board member for Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology. His research is funded by philanthropy, Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia, Retina Australia, Lions Eye Institute, UWA, NHMRC and Health Department of WA.

 

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.
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:

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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

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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: 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.

 

Jul
23
Sun
2017
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 23 July 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jul 23 @ 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) 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: CV17001VAH

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.

Jul
24
Mon
2017
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting July 2017 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Room
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • PSA Members (FREE) please register here
  • Non Members please contact PSA Vic Office (9389 4000) for further details

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Overview

Falls among the elderly are a serious issue, and falls-related injury is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in older Australians.Almost one in three Australians over 65 years will suffer a fall each year. Falls in the elderly can have serious consequences, including significant disability and even death. Research has shown that many falls can be prevented by recognising and addressing the risks.

Pharmacists can play a vital role in falls assessment and prevention, providing medication review, quality use of medicines and targeted education.

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:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the epidemiology and patterns of falls
  • Review common causes of falls including medications and chronic disease states that increase the risk of falls
  • Recognize opportunities at transitions of care for identifying falls risk
  • Describe the tools used to evaluate falls risk
  • Identify and discuss the role of the pharmacist in falls preventions.

*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):  1.1.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.3.1, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3

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

CPD credits:

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

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

Speakers:

A/Prof Jennifer Schwarz
Geriatrician, Head of Geriatrics Unit Western Health

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL:

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Aug
1
Tue
2017
Insulin Pumps and Diabetes Management- Brisbane Workshop @ PACE Seminar Room, Level 5, PACE Building
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview:

With the recent changes to the NDSS customers may well be accessing their insulin pump supplies from their community pharmacy. This workshop will provide pharmacists with an overview of the use of insulin, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in the management of diabetes, including their role in therapy, risks, and benefits. Identify which patients may be considered for initiating an insulin pump or CGM use and learn key counselling points to assist insulin pump and CGM users in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

  • Identify the prevalence of Insulin use and the consequence of Insulin error in the community
  • Discuss the difference between currently available Insulin
  • Recognise the most common errors in Insulin dosing and how to reduce these errors in your daily practice
  • Explain how timing and technique of Insulin administration can affect blood glucose levels

Part Two:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages with use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management;
  • Identify the various components of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors;
  • Determine appropriate candidates for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring;
  • Describe current research and development involving the integration of insulin pumps with continuous glucose monitoring technology; and
  • Discuss key counselling points for patients using insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitor devices.
  • Analyse and troubleshoot common problems such as DKA from a kinked cannula
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and issues which require referral.
  • Identify available resources to refer your insulin pump patients to.

Competency Standards assigned

1.1.4 1.2.1 1.3.1 1.3.2 6.1.16.2.1 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.2.5 6.3.16.3.2 6.3.3

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Insulin Pumps and Diabetes Management- Townsville Workshop @ Pharmacy Practice Room, Building 47
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview:

With the recent changes to the NDSS customers may well be accessing their insulin pump supplies from their community pharmacy. This workshop will provide pharmacists with an overview of the use of insulin, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in the management of diabetes, including their role in therapy, risks, and benefits. Identify which patients may be considered for initiating an insulin pump or CGM use and learn key counselling points to assist insulin pump and CGM users in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

  • Identify the prevalence of Insulin use and the consequence of Insulin error in the community
  • Discuss the difference between currently available Insulin
  • Recognise the most common errors in Insulin dosing and how to reduce these errors in your daily practice
  • Explain how timing and technique of Insulin administration can affect blood glucose levels

Part Two:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages with use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management;
  • Identify the various components of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors;
  • Determine appropriate candidates for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring;
  • Describe current research and development involving the integration of insulin pumps with continuous glucose monitoring technology; and
  • Discuss key counselling points for patients using insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitor devices.
  • Analyse and troubleshoot common problems such as DKA from a kinked cannula
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and issues which require referral.
  • Identify available resources to refer your insulin pump patients to.

Competency Standards assigned

1.1.4 1.2.1 1.3.1 1.3.2 6.1.16.2.1 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.2.5 6.3.16.3.2 6.3.3

Aug
2
Wed
2017
Insulin Pumps and Diabetes Management- Toowoomba Workshop @ Toowoomba City Library Building
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview:

With the recent changes to the NDSS customers may well be accessing their insulin pump supplies from their community pharmacy. This workshop will provide pharmacists with an overview of the use of insulin, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in the management of diabetes, including their role in therapy, risks, and benefits. Identify which patients may be considered for initiating an insulin pump or CGM use and learn key counselling points to assist insulin pump and CGM users in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

  • Identify the prevalence of Insulin use and the consequence of Insulin error in the community
  • Discuss the difference between currently available Insulin
  • Recognise the most common errors in Insulin dosing and how to reduce these errors in your daily practice
  • Explain how timing and technique of Insulin administration can affect blood glucose levels

Part Two:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages with use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management;
  • Identify the various components of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors;
  • Determine appropriate candidates for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring;
  • Describe current research and development involving the integration of insulin pumps with continuous glucose monitoring technology; and
  • Discuss key counselling points for patients using insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitor devices.
  • Analyse and troubleshoot common problems such as DKA from a kinked cannula
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and issues which require referral.
  • Identify available resources to refer your insulin pump patients to.

Competency Standards assigned

1.1.4 1.2.1 1.3.1 1.3.2 6.1.16.2.1 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.2.5 6.3.16.3.2 6.3.3

Aug
3
Thu
2017
Insulin Pumps and Diabetes Management- Cairns Workshop @ Cairns City Library City Room 1
Aug 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview:

With the recent changes to the NDSS customers may well be accessing their insulin pump supplies from their community pharmacy. This workshop will provide pharmacists with an overview of the use of insulin, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in the management of diabetes, including their role in therapy, risks, and benefits. Identify which patients may be considered for initiating an insulin pump or CGM use and learn key counselling points to assist insulin pump and CGM users in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

  • Identify the prevalence of Insulin use and the consequence of Insulin error in the community
  • Discuss the difference between currently available Insulin
  • Recognise the most common errors in Insulin dosing and how to reduce these errors in your daily practice
  • Explain how timing and technique of Insulin administration can affect blood glucose levels

Part Two:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages with use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management;
  • Identify the various components of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors;
  • Determine appropriate candidates for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring;
  • Describe current research and development involving the integration of insulin pumps with continuous glucose monitoring technology; and
  • Discuss key counselling points for patients using insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitor devices.
  • Analyse and troubleshoot common problems such as DKA from a kinked cannula
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and issues which require referral.
  • Identify available resources to refer your insulin pump patients to.

Competency Standards assigned

1.1.4 1.2.1 1.3.1 1.3.2 6.1.16.2.1 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.2.5 6.3.16.3.2 6.3.3

Aug
4
Fri
2017
Immunology – allergy and anaphylaxis in child health @ Rivulet Cafe, C3 Convention Centre
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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Immunology – allergy and anaphylaxis in child health

This is a “Coffee and Cake” CPD event aimed at pharmacists who are parents and grandparents! The events are held at child friendly locations with playgrounds.  The sessions are informal with case studies and group discussion.

Free event for members and members can bring along a non-member guest.

Cake provided tea and coffee available to purchase at venue.

Overview

Allergies are an increasing concern for parens of young children.  Pharmacists are often the first point of call for parents seeking information.  Learn how to identify allergies, the most common triggers and discover the latest allergy treatments.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to identify allergy symptoms in children
  • Be aware of the most common allergies in children
  • Identify the latest treatment recommendations
  • Increase your knowledge of referral options within Tasmania for these patients

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2016): 1.5, 2.2, 3.2, 3.5, 3.6

CPD Credits

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3(CTX17009 This event is currenlty undergoing accreditation)

Speaker

Dr Nick Cooling  BSc (Hons)  Dip Nut Diet BMBS FRACGP DRACOG MEd

Dr Nick Cooling is a Senior Lecturer in Medical Practice at the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania.

He currently a part time general practitioner specialising in allergy in Hobart and has beenon the Allergy and Immunology Clinical Advisory Committee since 2014.

Sponsor

pdl-psa

 

 

Aug
6
Sun
2017
Parkville – Medicines Update 2017
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Overview

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s Medicines Update and learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across key therapeutic areas including:

Cardiovascular | Diabetes | Gynaecology | Neurology (Parkinson’s, MS & Epilepsy) | Respiratory and allergy | Miscellaneous (Pain/OA & RA)

Presented by a panel of experts from Medical and Pharmacy backgrounds, this event is one that cannot be missed

Learning Objectives:

Cardiovascular

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicines.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Diabetes

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in the management of diabetes.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Gynaecology

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in gynaecological medicines.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Neurology (Parkinson’s MS & Epilepsy)

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in the management of Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Respiratory and allergy

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory medicines and the management of allergies.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Miscellaneous (Pain/OA & RA)

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in a variety of key therapeutic areas including the management of pain, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Competencies addressed (2010)

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

 

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CVP1700061

PSA is currently seeking accreditation of this activity. This activity may attract up to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

Speakers:

TBA

 

Clinical Update Albury @ Quest Albury
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

With rapid advances in COPD treatment, including the introduction of LABA/LAMA combinations, changes to the scheduling of ulipristal for emergency contraception and the constantly evolving treatment landscape for stroke management, this workshop is one not to be missed.

Register (Member Only)

Competency standards: 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-12Boehringer Ingelheim

Accreditation number: CN17061D

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
7
Mon
2017
Insulin Pumps and Diabetes Management- Bundaberg Workshop @ Bundaberg Business Enterprise Centre
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview:

With the recent changes to the NDSS customers may well be accessing their insulin pump supplies from their community pharmacy. This workshop will provide pharmacists with an overview of the use of insulin, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in the management of diabetes, including their role in therapy, risks, and benefits. Identify which patients may be considered for initiating an insulin pump or CGM use and learn key counselling points to assist insulin pump and CGM users in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

  • Identify the prevalence of Insulin use and the consequence of Insulin error in the community
  • Discuss the difference between currently available Insulin
  • Recognise the most common errors in Insulin dosing and how to reduce these errors in your daily practice
  • Explain how timing and technique of Insulin administration can affect blood glucose levels

Part Two:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages with use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management;
  • Identify the various components of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors;
  • Determine appropriate candidates for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring;
  • Describe current research and development involving the integration of insulin pumps with continuous glucose monitoring technology; and
  • Discuss key counselling points for patients using insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitor devices.
  • Analyse and troubleshoot common problems such as DKA from a kinked cannula
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and issues which require referral.
  • Identify available resources to refer your insulin pump patients to.

Competency Standards assigned

1.1.4 1.2.1 1.3.1 1.3.2 6.1.16.2.1 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.2.5 6.3.16.3.2 6.3.3

Aug
8
Tue
2017
Insulin Pumps and Diabetes Management- Gold Coast Workshop @ Freshwater Point Resort
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview:

With the recent changes to the NDSS customers may well be accessing their insulin pump supplies from their community pharmacy. This workshop will provide pharmacists with an overview of the use of insulin, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in the management of diabetes, including their role in therapy, risks, and benefits. Identify which patients may be considered for initiating an insulin pump or CGM use and learn key counselling points to assist insulin pump and CGM users in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

  • Identify the prevalence of Insulin use and the consequence of Insulin error in the community
  • Discuss the difference between currently available Insulin
  • Recognise the most common errors in Insulin dosing and how to reduce these errors in your daily practice
  • Explain how timing and technique of Insulin administration can affect blood glucose levels

Part Two:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages with use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management;
  • Identify the various components of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors;
  • Determine appropriate candidates for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring;
  • Describe current research and development involving the integration of insulin pumps with continuous glucose monitoring technology; and
  • Discuss key counselling points for patients using insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitor devices.
  • Analyse and troubleshoot common problems such as DKA from a kinked cannula
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and issues which require referral.
  • Identify available resources to refer your insulin pump patients to.

Competency Standards assigned

1.1.4 1.2.1 1.3.1 1.3.2 6.1.16.2.1 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.2.5 6.3.16.3.2 6.3.3

Insulin Pumps and Diabetes Management- Rockhampton Workshop @ Venue TBC
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview:

With the recent changes to the NDSS customers may well be accessing their insulin pump supplies from their community pharmacy. This workshop will provide pharmacists with an overview of the use of insulin, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in the management of diabetes, including their role in therapy, risks, and benefits. Identify which patients may be considered for initiating an insulin pump or CGM use and learn key counselling points to assist insulin pump and CGM users in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

  • Identify the prevalence of Insulin use and the consequence of Insulin error in the community
  • Discuss the difference between currently available Insulin
  • Recognise the most common errors in Insulin dosing and how to reduce these errors in your daily practice
  • Explain how timing and technique of Insulin administration can affect blood glucose levels

Part Two:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages with use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management;
  • Identify the various components of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors;
  • Determine appropriate candidates for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring;
  • Describe current research and development involving the integration of insulin pumps with continuous glucose monitoring technology; and
  • Discuss key counselling points for patients using insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitor devices.
  • Analyse and troubleshoot common problems such as DKA from a kinked cannula
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and issues which require referral.
  • Identify available resources to refer your insulin pump patients to.

Competency Standards assigned

1.1.4 1.2.1 1.3.1 1.3.2 6.1.16.2.1 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.2.5 6.3.16.3.2 6.3.3

Aug
9
Wed
2017
Insulin Pumps and Diabetes Management- Mackay Workshop @ Quest Mackay
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview:

With the recent changes to the NDSS customers may well be accessing their insulin pump supplies from their community pharmacy. This workshop will provide pharmacists with an overview of the use of insulin, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in the management of diabetes, including their role in therapy, risks, and benefits. Identify which patients may be considered for initiating an insulin pump or CGM use and learn key counselling points to assist insulin pump and CGM users in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

  • Identify the prevalence of Insulin use and the consequence of Insulin error in the community
  • Discuss the difference between currently available Insulin
  • Recognise the most common errors in Insulin dosing and how to reduce these errors in your daily practice
  • Explain how timing and technique of Insulin administration can affect blood glucose levels

Part Two:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages with use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management;
  • Identify the various components of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors;
  • Determine appropriate candidates for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring;
  • Describe current research and development involving the integration of insulin pumps with continuous glucose monitoring technology; and
  • Discuss key counselling points for patients using insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitor devices.
  • Analyse and troubleshoot common problems such as DKA from a kinked cannula
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and issues which require referral.
  • Identify available resources to refer your insulin pump patients to.

Competency Standards assigned

1.1.4 1.2.1 1.3.1 1.3.2 6.1.16.2.1 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.2.5 6.3.16.3.2 6.3.3

Aug
10
Thu
2017
Bridging The Gap: COPD Treatment And Management @ CDU Palmerston
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Respiratory diseases such as COPD are predominantly managed in the primary health care setting.  As highly accessible health professionals, pharmacists play an essential role in assisting patients with their medication management and thus minimising exacerbations and hospitalisations.

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management

Learning 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

Competencies addressed: 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

CPD Credits

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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from

Boehringer Ingelheim

 

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Aug
13
Sun
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – 13 August 2017 @ Bankstown Sports Club
Aug 13 @ 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:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-6

Accreditation number: CNP170055K

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 @ Bankstown Sports Club
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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: CNP170051K

 

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.

Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 13 August 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Aug 13 @ 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) 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: CV17001VAI

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.

Aug
14
Mon
2017
Insulin Pumps and Diabetes Management- Sunshine Coast Workshop @ PHN Maroochydore
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview:

With the recent changes to the NDSS customers may well be accessing their insulin pump supplies from their community pharmacy. This workshop will provide pharmacists with an overview of the use of insulin, insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs) in the management of diabetes, including their role in therapy, risks, and benefits. Identify which patients may be considered for initiating an insulin pump or CGM use and learn key counselling points to assist insulin pump and CGM users in your practice.

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

  • Identify the prevalence of Insulin use and the consequence of Insulin error in the community
  • Discuss the difference between currently available Insulin
  • Recognise the most common errors in Insulin dosing and how to reduce these errors in your daily practice
  • Explain how timing and technique of Insulin administration can affect blood glucose levels

Part Two:

  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages with use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors for diabetes management;
  • Identify the various components of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors;
  • Determine appropriate candidates for insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring;
  • Describe current research and development involving the integration of insulin pumps with continuous glucose monitoring technology; and
  • Discuss key counselling points for patients using insulin pumps or continuous glucose monitor devices.
  • Analyse and troubleshoot common problems such as DKA from a kinked cannula
  • Recognise the signs, symptoms and issues which require referral.
  • Identify available resources to refer your insulin pump patients to.

Competency Standards assigned

1.1.4 1.2.1 1.3.1 1.3.2 6.1.16.2.1 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.2.5 6.3.16.3.2 6.3.3

Webinar: Part 2 – Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program 14 August 2017 @ online via webinar
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register on-line

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

 

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170004C

This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

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Aug
15
Tue
2017
Bridging the Gap – Diabetes Orange @ Charles Sturt University
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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

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

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

Competency standards:

  • 3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2

Facilitator: Alice Nugent

Speaker: To be confirmed

CPD Credits:

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This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17054B

 

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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 – Diabetes Tamworth @ University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health Tamworth
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

Competency standards:

  • 3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2

 

Facilitator: Sarah Marsh

Speaker: To be confirmed

CPD Credits:

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This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17054A

Sponsored by

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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.

CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Subiaco @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 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.

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

Stefanie Johnston
PSA – WA Branch Director

Aug
20
Sun
2017
First Aid Training/CPR – Hobart @ Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Aug 20 @ 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 will be running 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
  • CPR refresher will be conducted as part of the first aid course from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

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:

  • 20 Group 2 CPD credits for the Provide First Aid, pre reading, full day face to face workshop and assessment (10 hours)
  • 6 Group 2 CPD credits for the Perform CPR refresher workshop and assessment (3 hours)

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).

 

 

PSA Immunisation Training SA Adelaide – (20/8/2017) @ PSA SA Office
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The PSA Program of Study for Immunisers is intended to provide registered pharmacists with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful vaccination service, including administration of injections.

Pharmacists wishing to undertake this training must provide evidence of currency in the following prior to attending the Immunisation Practical Assessment.

Activity Mode of delivery Duration
Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) Online + face-to-face 3 hours + 7 hours
Provide CPR (HLTAID001)* Face-to-face 3 hours
ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training Online 6 hours
Understanding vaccines and adult vaccination requirements for workplace programs (SA Health) Online 30 hours

*Not required if HLTAID003 was completed in the 12 months prior to the Immunisation Practical Assessment.

The PSA Program of Study for immunisers is a nationally accredited vaccination training program that comprises two parts.

Activity Online Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules Online 4 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Assessment Face-to-face 6 hours Participants will be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccines

Pharmacists will be issued with a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion Part 1 and Part 2.

Learning objectives

On completion of this immunisation training program participants will be able to:

  • Establish, develop and manage a pharmacist-delivered immunisation service
  • Assess consumer suitability and obtain valid consent
  • Safely administer vaccines to consumers
  • Complete after-care procedures
  • Manage clinical incidents and adverse reactions to vaccines

The knowledge and skills achieved are to be applied within jurisdictional legislative requirements.

Learning Competencies

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1

Cost

Course cost: $550

CPD credits

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Accreditaiton number: CV170001SA

This activity has been accredited for 2.5 hours of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Up to 2.5 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

Aug
22
Tue
2017
CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Liverpool
Aug 22 @ 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

Aug
26
Sat
2017
SA/NT ATU 2017 @ National Pharmacies Training Centre
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – Aug 27 @ 4:15 pm

Register now for the SA/NT ATU 2017.

Program

SATURDAY, 26 AUGUST

11:00am Registration & networking brunch
11:45am Welcome
12:00pm Dementia
1:00pm Drug induced suicidal ideation
2:00pm Men’s Health
3:00pm Afternoon tea
3:15pm COPD: How to check in with your patients lungs
5:15pm Conculde day 1

SUNDAY, 27 AUGUST

9:15am  Registration & welcome
9:40am Welcome
9:45am Drugs of Addiction
11:15am Networking brunch
12:00pm Hypertension
1:00pm Laboratory Data Interpretation: Chronic Renal Failure
2:00pm Afternoon tea2:15pm Diabetes
3:15pm Drug information update
4:15pm Conculstion of conference

This program is correct at the time of publication, it is subject to change.

CPD Credits

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SA/NT ATU 2017 – Darwin @ Charles Darwin University Casuarina
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – Aug 27 @ 4:15 pm

Register now for the SA/NT ATU 2017. This will be lived streamed from Adelaide, SA to Darwin, NT.

Program

SATURDAY, 26 AUGUST

11:00am Registration & networking brunch
11:45am Welcome
12:00pm Dementia
1:00pm Drug induced suicidal ideation
2:00pm Men’s Health
3:00pm Afternoon tea and conculde day 1

SUNDAY, 27 AUGUST

9:15am  Registration & welcome
9:40am Welcome
9:45am Drugs of Addiction
11:15am Networking brunch
12:00pm Hypertension
1:00pm Laboratory Data Interpretation: Chronic Renal Failure
2:00pm Afternoon tea
2:15pm Diabetes
3:15pm Drug information update
4:15pm Conculstion of conference

This program is correct at the time of publication, it is subject to change.

CPD Credits

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Aug
27
Sun
2017
Lorne – Medicines Update 2017 @ Mantra Lorne
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Overview

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s Medicines Update and learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across key therapeutic areas including:

Cardiovascular | Diabetes | Gynaecology | Neurology (Parkinson’s, MS & Epilepsy) | Respiratory and allergy | Miscellaneous (Pain/OA & RA)

Presented by a panel of experts from Medical and Pharmacy backgrounds, this event is one that cannot be missed

 

Make a weekend out of if and spend the night at Mantra Lorne at a discounted rate only for PSA AMU delegates.

Please click here to view the accommodation.

For booking, please click here and compete the form and follow instructions to book your stay.

Please note that this discounted offer is only available up until the 27 July 2017.

For more information please contact the venue directly on lorne.groups@mantra.com.au  or Phone: 03 5228 9777.

 

Learning Objectives:

Cardiovascular

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicines.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Diabetes

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in the management of diabetes.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Gynaecology

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in gynaecological medicines.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Neurology (Parkinson’s MS & Epilepsy)

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in the management of Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Respiratory and allergy

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory medicines and the management of allergies.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Miscellaneous (Pain/OA & RA)

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in a variety of key therapeutic areas including the management of pain, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Competencies addressed (2010)

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

 

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CVP1700062

PSA is currently seeking accreditation of this activity. This activity may attract up to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

Speakers:

TBA

 

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.

 

CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Kogarah
Aug 30 @ 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

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
6
Wed
2017
CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Parramatta
Sep 6 @ 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

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
10
Sun
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Liverpool @ Mounties Mt Pritchard
Sep 10 @ 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: CNP170055K

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 Emskilled partnered with Helathcorp RTO91222

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 @ Mountie Mt Pritchard
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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: CNP170051L

 

Speakers

HLTAID003 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Emskilled partnered with Helathcorp RTO91222

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.

Clinical Update Armidale @ Armidale NSW (TBC)
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

With rapid advances in COPD treatment, including the introduction of LABA/LAMA combinations, changes to the scheduling of ulipristal for emergency contraception and the constantly evolving treatment landscape for stroke management, this workshop is one not to be missed.

Register (Member Only)

Competency standards: 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

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Accreditation number: CN17061E

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
13
Wed
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR September 2017
Sep 13 @ 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: 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

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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: 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.

 

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Mental Health First Aid @ Mountie Mt Prtichard
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – Sep 17 @ 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.

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Sep
17
Sun
2017
Benalla – Medicines Update 2017 @ Benalla Health – Michael Long Education Centre
Sep 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Overview

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend this year’s Medicines Update and learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across key therapeutic areas including:

Cardiovascular | Diabetes | Gynaecology | Neurology (Parkinson’s, MS & Epilepsy) | Respiratory and allergy | Miscellaneous (Pain/OA & RA)

Presented by a panel of experts from Medical and Pharmacy backgrounds, this event is one that cannot be missed

Learning Objectives:

Cardiovascular

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicines.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Diabetes

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in the management of diabetes.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Gynaecology

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in gynaecological medicines.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Neurology (Parkinson’s MS & Epilepsy)

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in the management of Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Respiratory and allergy

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory medicines and the management of allergies.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Miscellaneous (Pain/OA & RA)

  • Describe the role of newly approved drugs or indications in a variety of key therapeutic areas including the management of pain, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Identify their place in therapy.
  • Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
  • Explain updates in practice and controversies.

Competencies addressed (2010)

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

 

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CVP1700063

PSA is currently seeking accreditation of this activity. This activity may attract up to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

Speakers:

TBA

 

Sep
24
Sun
2017
Clinical Update Orange @ Orange (TBC)
Sep 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

With rapid advances in COPD treatment, including the introduction of LABA/LAMA combinations, changes to the scheduling of ulipristal for emergency contraception and the constantly evolving treatment landscape for stroke management, this workshop is one not to be missed.

Register (Member Only)

Competency standards: 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

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Accreditation number: CN17061F

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
26
Tue
2017
Workshop: Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit @ PSA SA Office
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

People living with dementia (PWD) and their carers frequently identify medication management as a challenging aspect of care. PWD have complex drug regimens and inappropriate use can result in serious adverse outcomes. Community pharmacies are well-placed to support carers of PWD who still live at home. PWD and their carers recognise community pharmacists as highly accessible health professionals and as important members of the medication management team.

This interactive workshop will equip pharmacists with the competencies to better support and meet the unique needs of PWD and their carers within their community, in terms of optimal medication management. Places are strictly limited.

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Define the types of dementia, their pathophysiology and management principles
  • Describe major medication management issues faced by PWD and/or their carers
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of medications that may exacerbate cognitive impairment
  • Provide guidance to non-pharmacist staff in the use of the DTA Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 3.1.1, 3.2.2, 4.2, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 7.2.2.

CPD credits

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This event is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Dr Andrew Stafford
Pharmacist & Director
Dementia Training Australia (University of Western Australia)

Sponsor

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Dementia Training Australia (University of Western Australia)

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Flyer/Registration

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Oct
14
Sat
2017
Mental Health First Aid Course @ PSA SA Office
Oct 14 @ 9:00 am – Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm

Mental health is a national health priority area in Australia. It’s estimated that around 1 in 5 people aged between 16-85 experience one of the common forms of mental illnesses (including anxiety and mood disorder) in any given year. As the most accessible health professional, community pharmacists are well placed to identify and support those who may be suffering from mental health problems.

The Mental Health First Aid course, an award winning training program, will provide you with essential skills to effectively help those who may be developing a mental health related problem or are in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. This program has solid evidence for its effectiveness from randomised controlled trials and qualitative studies. It increases knowledge, reduces stigma and, most importantly, increases supportive actions.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the symptoms, causes and evidence based treatments for depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis and substance use disorders
  • Apply strategies to handle possible mental health crisis situations including a person who: is feeling suicidal; is having a panic attack; has had a recent traumatic experience; is acutely psychotic and perceived to be threatening violence; has overdosed
  • Demonstrate an ability to use the steps of mental health first aid (ALGEE)

Competencies addressed

1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.3.1, 6.3.3,

Presenter

Dr Claire O’Reilly BPharm (Hons), PhD, Accredited MHFA instructor

CPD Points

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Flyer

Oct
15
Sun
2017
Clinical Update Byron Bay @ Byron Bay NSW (TBC)
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

With rapid advances in COPD treatment, including the introduction of LABA/LAMA combinations, changes to the scheduling of ulipristal for emergency contraception and the constantly evolving treatment landscape for stroke management, this workshop is one not to be missed.

Register (Member Only)

Competency standards: 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

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Accreditation number: CN17061G

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
16
Mon
2017
Webinar: Part 2 – Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program 16 October 2017 @ online via webinar
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register on-line

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170004D

This activity has been accredited for 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

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Oct
21
Sat
2017
Immunisation Training – 21 October 2017 Parramatta @ Novotel Parramatta
Oct 21 @ 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: 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
22
Sun
2017
First Aid Training/CPR – Ulverstone @ Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Oct 22 @ 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 will be running 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
  • CPR refresher will be conducted as part of the first aid course from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

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:

  • 20 Group 2 CPD credits for the Provide First Aid, pre reading, full day face to face workshop and assessment (10 hours)
  • 6 Group 2 CPD credits for the Perform CPR refresher workshop and assessment (3 hours)

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).

 

 

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Parramatta @ Parramatta venue TBC
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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: CNP170051L

 

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.

HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – 22 October 2017 @ Parramatta venue TBC
Oct 22 @ 9:30 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: CNP170055L

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.

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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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: 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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Oct
29
Sun
2017
First Aid Training/CPR – Hobart @ Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Oct 29 @ 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 will be running 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
  • CPR refresher will be conducted as part of the first aid course from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

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:

  • 20 Group 2 CPD credits for the Provide First Aid, pre reading, full day face to face workshop and assessment (10 hours)
  • 6 Group 2 CPD credits for the Perform CPR refresher workshop and assessment (3 hours)

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).

 

 

First Aid Training/CPR – Launceston @ PCYC Launceston
Oct 29 @ 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 will be running 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
  • CPR refresher will be conducted as part of the first aid course from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

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:

  • 20 Group 2 CPD credits for the Provide First Aid, pre reading, full day face to face workshop and assessment (10 hours)
  • 6 Group 2 CPD credits for the Perform CPR refresher workshop and assessment (3 hours)

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).

 

 

Clinical Update Bega @ Bega NSW (TBC)
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

With rapid advances in COPD treatment, including the introduction of LABA/LAMA combinations, changes to the scheduling of ulipristal for emergency contraception and the constantly evolving treatment landscape for stroke management, this workshop is one not to be missed.

Register (Member Only)

Competency standards: 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

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Accreditation number: CN17061H

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.

Nov
13
Mon
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR November 2017
Nov 13 @ 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: CVP170002F

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 November 2017
Nov 13 @ 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: CVP170012F

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.

 

Nov
14
Tue
2017
Dementia Friendly Pharmacy – Pharmacist Workshop @ MP Room WACRH
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Learning Objectives:

Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:

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

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

CPD Points:

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Event Code: CW17009B

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

Speaker:

Dr Andrew Stafford

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Nov
18
Sat
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – 18 November 2017 @ North Ryde (Venue to be confirmed)
Nov 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: CNP170055M

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 – North Ryde @ North Ryde (Venue to be confirmed)
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 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: CNP170051M

 

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.

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Annual Therapeutic Update 2018 @ Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm

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About

The Annual Therapeutic Update 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

Why you should attend

  • Quality, independent information from specialists in their field
  • Up to 42 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 – The Blue Mountains 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.
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