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Aug
22
Tue
2017
Metabolic Syndrome – Case Studies @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Professor Markus Schlaich, for this 2 hour workshop on Metabolic Syndrome. Professor Schlaich will discuss the causes of metabolic syndrome, who is at risk and the treatment/prevention of disease progression. These will be Investigated via  the provision of case studies and active discussion.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Identify the causes of metabolic syndrome
  • Identify at risk groups of metabolic syndrome
  • Discuss strategies for treatment and prevention of the disease progression.

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 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 2.2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 2.5.1 2.5.2 2.5.3

 

CPD Credits

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Event Code: CW17012

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

Professor Markus Schlaich

Professor Schlaich is a renal physician and an ESH accredited hypertension specialist. Dobney Chair in Clinical Research at the University of Western Australia and Royal Perth Hospital.

BTG – Diabetes Gosford @ Gosford Golf Club
Aug 22 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Register (members login) or Download flyer

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.

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: Gauri Godbole, Aimee Petersen

CPD Credits:

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This event is being run in Conjunction with the Central Coast Pharmacy Association (CCPA)

This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17054D

 

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 – Liverpool @ Mounties Club, Conference Room AB
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register

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
23
Wed
2017
BTG – Diabetes Ballina @ Ballina Island Motor Inn
Aug 23 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Register (members login) or Download flyer

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.

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: Helene Wightman and Andrew Crowhurst

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: CN17054H

 

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.

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

This training program is for pharmacists who meet the prerequisites and wish to gain the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy, including administration of injections.

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules Online 8 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 6 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccine (saline).

 

Prerequisites

Participants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Participants must provide evidence of currency in the following at the time of attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment:

  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Provide CPR (HLTAID001) *
  • ASCIA Anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or for health professionals
    • SA Health modules Certificate of Completion (SA participants only)

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP170011QM

This activity has been accredited for 14 ½ hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 29 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy

In exceptional circumstances a participant can request in writing (email: immunisation@psa.org.au) a waiver of up to 3 months after the workshop to submit a current first aid and/or CPR certificate. The request must be made 2 weeks prior to the workshop. The participant will be advised that they will require CPR knowledge in order to successfully undertake the practical assessment in the workshop. If a waiver is requested and granted, PSA takes no responsibility if the workshop assessment is not completed satisfactorily. Should this occur the participant would need to attend another workshop to demonstrate competence and this would be at the participant’s expense.

Participants will not be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the unit APPIMM806A until all required documents have been submitted to PSA.

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.

 

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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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Flyer

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.

 

Session details:

Cardiovascular Update (Dr Jennifer Coller; cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital)

Accreditation number: CVP1700062A

  • 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.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Diabetes Update (speaker TBC)

Accreditation number: CVP1700062B

  • 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.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Gynaecology Update (Mr James Dwyer; pharmacist and director of pharmacy at Mercy Health)

Accreditation number: CVP1700062C

  • 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.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Neurology Update: Parkinson’s MS & Epilepsy (Dr Andrew Evans; neurologist and director of the Movement Disorders Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital)

Accreditation number: CVP1700062D

  • 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.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Respiratory and Allergy Update (Dr Jenny Gowan; accredited pharmacist)

Accreditation number: CVP1700062E

  • 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.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Miscellaneous Update: Pain/OA & RA (A/Prof Louis Roller; emeritus academic pharmacist)

Accreditation number: CVP1700062F

  • 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.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

CPD Credits

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation of each of the above sessions. Each session may attract up to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

 

Aug
28
Mon
2017
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting August 2017 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Aug 28 @ 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

Aging can be associated with physical, sensory and cognitive impairments combined with systemic disease and associated medications, both prescribed and OTC presents significant challenges to health practitioners. Oral health affects an individual’s quality of life particularly in an older age group often complicating management of co-existing medical conditions.

Research has now established many links between oral problems, oral pathology and many medical conditions requiring much closer co-operation and regular communication between health practitioners. The role of pharmacists is vital as they provide medication review, promote quality use of medication and deliver tailored education and counseling.

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:

  • Describe common oral health problems due to aging.
  • Outline the significant links between oral health and medical conditions.
  • List key issues of concern in managing primary and secondary health in an older population as it relates to oral care.
  • Summarise role of pharmacists in oral health in aged care.

*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): 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4

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:

Dr John Banky
Dental Clinician
Honorary Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry (Melbourne University)

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL:

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Aug
29
Tue
2017
BTG – Diabetes Dubbo @ Western NSW PHN
Aug 29 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Register (members login) or Download flyer

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.

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 and Anna McEniery

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: CN17054I

 

This Event is being run in conjunction with the PHN Western NSW  
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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

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.

 

Provide Basic Emergency Life Support @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Aug 30 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

 

Learning Objectives

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

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

 

CPD Credits

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Accreditation code: CWP170002D

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

 

Speakers: Pulse

Andy Symons

Mark McConnell

Pulse Medical Emergency Training

 

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Kogarah @ St George Leagues Club, King Edward Room 1
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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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
Medication Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding – webinar @ Webinar
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A pharmacist will be asked on a daily basis about the suitability of medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding which can be daunting with information often not clear or hard to find. Join Dr Treasure McGuire as she presents the very latest information on Medication Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

This evening lecture will provide tools on using medicines wisely in pregnancy and breastfeeding and  an update on suitable medications for a mother whether she is in gestation or breastfeeding her child. Don’t miss this great opportunity to develop your knowledge of this topic and positively impact the health outcomes of your community.

Time

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

In order to register for this event, you must be a PSA member.

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If you would like to become a PSA member, find out more here.

CPD credits

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This lecture is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speakers

Dr Treasure McGuire
PhD, BPharm, BSc, GradDipClinHospPharm, GCHEd, FACP, MPS. MSHP

Dr Treasure McGuire is a medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. As Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Mater Health Services she manages an Academic Practice Unit that delivers pharmacotherapeutics curricula to five health disciplines across three hospitals and four universities. She has appointments with the University of Queensland, School of Pharmacy (Senior Conjoint Lecturer), Bond University (Associate Professor of Pharmacology) and  the Mater Research Institute. Treasure has co authored 8 books and over 40 peer reviewed journal articles in her areas of interest complementary medicines, reproductive health, medication safety and health seeking behaviour.

Monthly Lecture September 2017: Medication safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 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

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*Frankston – campus map

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

Overview

A pharmacist will be asked on a daily basis about the suitability of medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding which can be daunting with information often not clear or hard to find. Join Dr Treasure McGuire as she presents the very latest information on Medication Safety in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

This evening lecture will provide tools on using medicines wisely in pregnancy and breastfeeding and  an update on suitable medications for a mother whether she is in gestation or breastfeeding her child. Don’t miss this great opportunity to develop your knowledge of this topic and positively impact the health outcomes of your community.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognise the importance of using medications with care during pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Discuss how medications can affect a developing foetus or breastfed child
  • Recall the place in therapy of medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Identify and discuss any new practice guidelines and controversies
  • Explain to patients the appropriate use of medications in pregnancy and breastfeeding

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2.1, 1.3.2,1.5.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 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, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.3

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: Currently undergoing accreditation

Speakers:

Dr Treasure McGuire
PhD, BPharm, BSc, GradDipClinHospPharm, GCHEd, FACP, MPS. MSHP

Treasure McGuire is a medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. As Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Mater Health Services she manages an Academic Practice Unit that delivers pharmacotherapeutics curricula to five health disciplines across three hospitals and four universities. She has appointments with the University of Queensland, School of Pharmacy (Senior Conjoint Lecturer), Bond University (Associate Professor of Pharmacology) and the Mater Research Institute. Treasure has co authored 8 books and over 40 peer reviewed journal articles in her areas of interest complementary medicines, reproductive health, medication safety and health seeking behaviour

 

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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

Sep
6
Wed
2017
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ Pharmacy Practice Room 047-003, Building 47
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

This training program is for pharmacists who meet the prerequisites and wish to gain the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy, including administration of injections.

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules Online 8 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 6 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccine (saline).

 

Prerequisites

Participants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Participants must provide evidence of currency in the following at the time of attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment:

  • Provide First Aid (HLTAID003)
  • Provide CPR (HLTAID001) *
  • ASCIA Anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or for health professionals
    • SA Health modules Certificate of Completion (SA participants only)

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP170011QN

This activity has been accredited for 14 ½ hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 29 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy

In exceptional circumstances a participant can request in writing (email: immunisation@psa.org.au) a waiver of up to 3 months after the workshop to submit a current first aid and/or CPR certificate. The request must be made 2 weeks prior to the workshop. The participant will be advised that they will require CPR knowledge in order to successfully undertake the practical assessment in the workshop. If a waiver is requested and granted, PSA takes no responsibility if the workshop assessment is not completed satisfactorily. Should this occur the participant would need to attend another workshop to demonstrate competence and this would be at the participant’s expense.

Participants will not be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the unit APPIMM806A until all required documents have been submitted to PSA.

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Career Speed Networking @ Chemistry Tea Room (208) University of Tasmania
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Overview

Where can a career in pharmacy take you?
Have you considered pharmacy ownership as a future goal?
Are you interested in being involved in pharmacy governance?
What can you do as a community, hospital, GP Pharmacist or consultant pharmacist?
What options are available to you and how do you get there?

Attend our professional speed networking event where you will get the opportunity to speak with pharmacists from a range of sectors that will open your mind to the potential opportunities that pharmacy can provide.

Light refreshments will be provided

 

Confirmed Speakers

Catherine Spiller, Project Manager, Primary Health Tasmania
Katie Hayes, Community Pharmacy Owner Risdon Vale Pharmacy
Andrew Ridge,  GP Pharmaicst,  Huon Valley Health Centre
Peter Boyles, Chief Pharmacist, DHHS
Ella Van Tienen, Consultant Pharmacist
Ed Anderson, RHH – Infectious Disease Pharmacist
Michelle Paine – RHH Paediatric Pharmacist
Sam Macdonald – RHH Pharmacist
Emily Thorp – Working in pharmacy overseas, community pharmacy and working for a professional body

 

 

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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 @ Peterson's Winery and Guesthouse
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.

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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.

 

Clozapine in the Community @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a clinical presentation of schizophrenia, pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia including place of clozapine in management, dispensing clozapine – what can go wrong?, where to seek help when providing clozapine dispensing in community pharmacy.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Explain the clinical and social significance for an individual diagnosed with schizophrenia
  • Explain the role of clozapine in the management of schizophrenia
  • Be confident to identify when it is clinically safe to dispense a prescription for clozapine, but also when it should not be dispensed
  • Be able to identify who to approach for additional advice when dispensing clozapine

Competencies addressed: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.2, 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3

 

CPD Credits

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Event Code: CW17015

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

 

Speaker

Daphine Makore Ayonrinde BPharm

Daphine is the deputy chief pharmacist of Graylands Hospital. She has an interest in mental health, especially in the areas of multiple antipsychotics use, gastroenterological and neurological medication. Daphine has a passion for teaching and research.

 

 

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
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

Session details:

Cardiovascular Update (Dr Jennifer Coller; cardiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital)

Accreditation number: CVP1700063A

  • 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.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Diabetes Update (Dr Dev Kevat; endocrinologist at Western Hospital and Monash Health)

Accreditation number: CVP1700063B

  • 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.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Gynaecology Update (Ms Kathy Kielsen; pharmacist and deputy director of pharmacy at Mercy Health)

Accreditation number: CVP1700063C

  • 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.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Neurology Update: Parkinson’s MS & Epilepsy (Dr Andrew Evans; neurologist and director of the Movement Disorders Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital)

Accreditation number: CVP1700063D

  • 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.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Respiratory and Allergy Update (Dr Jenny Gowan; accredited pharmacist)

Accreditation number: CVP1700063E

  • 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.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

Miscellaneous Update: Pain/OA & RA (A/Prof Louis Roller; emeritus academic pharmacist)

Accreditation number: CVP1700063F

  • 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.

This session addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3

 

CPD Credits

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation of each of the above sessions. Each session may attract up to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

 

Sep
24
Sun
2017
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 24 September 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

This training program is for pharmacists who meet the prerequisites and wish to gain the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy, including administration of injections.

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course fees

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number:CV17001VAJ

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

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy:

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

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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
25
Mon
2017
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting September 2017 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Room
Sep 25 @ 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

Pain is increasingly prevalent in advancing age. Managing pain in the geriatric population is challenging because of age-related changes in pain perception, cognition and pharmacokinetics and drug effects, and the presence of existing co-morbidities and drug interactions. Please join Associate Professor Benny Katz, Director of Geriatric Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital and Director of Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program, to learn how pharmacists can assist older patients in their pain management.

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:

  1. Identify common causes of pain presented by the ageing population.
  2. Discuss the pharmacological treatment options for the management of pain, and place in therapy.
  3. Discuss non-pharmacological treatment options for the management of pain, and place in therapy.
  4. Describe the role of pharmacists in providing pain management for older patients.

*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): 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4

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

Speaker:

A/Prof Benny Katz
Director of Geriatric Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital
Director of Victorian Geriatric Medicine Training Program

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL:

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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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Codeine Rescheduling: The Implications SHPA/PSA Joint Event @ The Boulevard Centre
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In February 2018, OTC codeine containing products will be rescheduled to S4. Join our experts in the pain management as they discuss the way forward for pharmacists.

Presented in conjunction with SHPA this session will prepare pharmacists to approach and refer opioid overuse/ dependant patients, discuss evidence based pain management and describe the escalation of acute pain management.

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Learning Outcomes:
Implement strategies to address hoarding/stocking up behaviour of codeine products.
Discuss evidence based pain management available OTC.
Describe the strategies used in escalating acute pain management.
Discuss the appropriateness of OTC opioid use in chronic pain patients.
Evaluate the appropriateness of continuation of opioid therapy post discharge..
Discuss strategies to initiate conversations about overuse of codeine products.
Identify resources and referral pathways available to identified opioid dependent patients.

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.1.3 1.1.4 1.2.1 1.3.1 1.4.1 2.1.12.1.3 2.3.1 2.3.2 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.3 2.4.2 4.2.1 4.2.2 4.2.3 4.3.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.3.1

 

CPD Credits

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

 

Presenters and Panellists

Dr  Richard O’Regan, addiction medicine consultant North Metro Community Alcohol and Drug Service

Professor Stephan Schug , Professor and Chair of Anaesthesiology in the School of Medicine and Pharmacology at UWA and Director of Pain Medicine at RPH

Craig Clark BPharm 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
27
Wed
2017
Bridging the Gap: COPD Treatment and Management @ PSA National Office
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tea and light refreshments from 10:00am.

The Bridging the gap (BTG) program is designed to improve health outcomes for patients transitioning between care settings by identifying changes in the health care system that may impact on patients’ continuity of care. The workshops feature presentations on current clinical issues and include case studies that reflect real-life scenarios and are characteristic of people at risk of medication misadventure and hospital admission or re-admission. The workshops address concerns around providing better integrated and more patient centred care by improving communication between community and hospital pharmacists and engage other health care professionals.

This Bridging the Gap workshop will focus on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the revision of therapeutic disease management. COPD is a progressive disease marked by gradual decline in lung function and in many cases, repeated exacerbations. Pharmacist intervention is an integral step in disease management, which includes helping patients understand the benefits of early intervention, preventing future crises, promoting medication management and actively engaging the patient in self-management.

The workshop will cover the importance of identifying symptoms of exacerbation, as well as reviewing the new stepwise medication management guidelines for COPD according to the COPD-X Guidelines developed by the Australian Lung Foundation. The workshop will also provide an update on newer treatment combinations available to manage COPD.

This session will include a recorded presentation by Natalia Popowicz, who will provide a general update on COPD and visit the stepwise medication management approach to optimising therapy. The workshop will also comprise of a case study and group discussions on therapeutic issues, with emphasis on patient-centred care. Learn how pharmacists can help make a positive difference in the lives of patients with COPD.

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

Competency standards (2016)  1.5, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 3.5, 3.6, 5.3

CPD Credits

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Up to 4 Group 2 Credits

Accreditation number: CA17001

 

(COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim)

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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
10
Tue
2017
Chemotherapy and Community Pharmacy – ECP Supported Event @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

This session will investigate the role of the inter-professional team in the treatment of patients with cancer including health and lifestyle elements.

Join Tandy-Sue as she explores the major difficulties faced by chemotherapy patients including fertility complications and post chemotherapy survivorship; discusses antineoplastic agents seen in the community and key counselling points; identifies references available for community pharmacists.

This workshop will involve discussion of case studies that will focus on community pharmacy situations and the best approach for patient centred care.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the health care journey chemotherapy patients navigate and the role health care professionals involved.
  • Identify the community pharmacists’ role in the treatment of cancer and how you can assist your patients.
  • Recognise key principles when providing counselling to patients receiving antineoplastic agents and services.
  • Demonstrate confidence when utilising referral pathways for a chemotherapy patient
  • Identify chemotherapy resources that are available to community pharmacists.

Competencies addressed: 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.2.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 3.1.3 3.2.5 3.2.6 3.3.2 (2016 framework)

 

CPD Credits

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Event Code: CW17016

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 5 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

Speakers

Dr Rachel Hughes – Lead Clinician, WA Youth Cancer Service Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital

Tandy-Sue Copeland – Senior Clinical Pharmacist Haematology/Oncology Fiona Stanley Hospital

 

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.

 

 

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)

Competency standards (2010) 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

CPD credits

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This event is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Dr Claire O’Reilly BPharm (Hons) PhD MPS
Accredited MHFA instructor
Lecturer at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney
Community pharmacist

Supported by

Supported by an unrestricted education grant from:

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Registration Form

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Tasmanian Pharmacist Awards and Dinner 2017 @ Josef Chromy Wines
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

2017 Tasmanian Pharmacist Awards

Nominations are now open for the Tasmanian Young Pharmacist of the Year, Tasmanian Pharmacist of the Year and Life Time Achievement Award.

Eligible Pharmacists will have made a significant contribution to the pharmacy profession.  Nominations close 28 October 2016, please complete the official nomination form.

Winners will be announced at the Tasmanian Pharmacist Dinner on 14 October 2017.

 

2017 Tasmanian Pharmacist Dinner

Join us for a relaxing evening of good food, good company and great fun to celebrate the pharmacy profession and honour our unsung heroes as we award the Tasmanian Young Pharmacist of the Year, Tasmanian Pharmacist of the Year and Life Time Achievement Award.

Everyone welcome, re-connect with collegues from around the State and all areas of our profession.

Date: Saturday 14 October 2017
Time: 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Venue: Josef Chromy Wines, 3709 Relbia Road, Relbia, Tasmania 7258 (12 klms south of Launceston)
Cost: Tickets $110 per person (student tickets $70)
Lounge suit and cocktail dress

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact our office on (03) 6231 2636 or fill out the booking form and return to our office via fax on (03) 6231 2669 or by email to tas.branch@psa.org.au.

Seats are limited, book and pay ASAP to guarantee your seat.

 

 The 2017 Tasmanian Pharmacist Awards and Dinner are presented by:

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
The Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Tas Branch
SHPA
The University of Tasmania

Proudly supported by Symbion

 

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
Workshop: Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit Wollongong @ Wollongong Golf Club
Oct 16 @ 6:30 am – 9:30 am

Register (log in required) or download flyer

This activity has been coordinated by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and Illawarra Pharmacists Association (IPA). Places are limited. 

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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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
17
Tue
2017
Workshop: Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit Newcastle @ University of Newcastle
Oct 17 @ 6:30 am – 9:30 am

Register (log in required) or download flyer

This activity has been coordinated by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and Newcastle Hunter Valley Pharmacists Association (NHPA). Places are limited. 

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)

DTA logoUWA logo

Statins: Optimising therapy, addressing intolerance @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Lipid management is a critical part of both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. This session will provide an independent round up of the latest evidence and guidelines, plus access to a new tool that facilitates a systematic and effective approach to managing suspected statin intolerance.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the role of absolute cardiovascular risk assessment before prescribing lipid modifying therapy.
  • Use an adequate trial of statins to optimise lipid lowering before adding a second agent.
  • Identify the symptoms and risk factors of statin associated muscle symptoms (SAMS) and apply a systematic approach to assessing and managing SAMS.
  • Discuss systems in your practice and prioritise areas for improvement in the management of patients using lipid-modifying medicines.

Competencies addressed (2016 competency standards): 1.5.1 1.5.2 1.6.1 1.6.23.1.1 3.1.2 3.1.3 3.2.1 3.2.23.2.5 3.3.13.3.2 3.5.1 3.5.2

 

CPD Credits

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Event Code: CW17017

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

 

Speaker

Saloni Shah BPharm, MPS, AACPA

Clinical Services Specialist National Prescribing Service (NPS MedicineWise)

 

 

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.
Oct
18
Wed
2017
Workshop: Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit Sydney @ Sydney venue TBC
Oct 18 @ 6:30 am – 9:30 am

Register (log in required) or download flyer

Places are strictly limited. 

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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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.

Mar
16
Fri
2018
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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