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Oct
23
Mon
2017
Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting October 2017 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Oct 23 @ 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

Please join Dr George Somers, Principal GP and Jonathon Somers, Clinical Coordinator of Emerald Medical Centre in an interactive discussion on the Health Care Homes initiative supported by the Department of Health that was launched on 2 October 2017. By December 2017, there will be two hundred general practices and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) across Australia that wil transform into Health Care Homes. Health Care Homes is a model of patient centred care that will provide better coordinated and integrated care for Australians with chronic and complex conditions and empowering them with the knowledge and support to make active decisions about their health. After an outline on other current and future innovative general practice models, there will be a discussion on what this means for pharmacists and our role in these collaborative model of patient care.

*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. Demonstrate an understanding of the Health Care Home model being rolled out by the Department of Health from October 2 2017.
  2. Describe the improved clinical partnerships possible through the Health Care Home model.
  3. Explain how General Practice and Community Pharmacies can work more collaboratively in current practice and in the future models of General Practice.

*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, 1.4.1, 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

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.6.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.5,  3.3.2, 3.3.3

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

CPD credits:

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

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

Speakers:

Dr George Somers, Principal GP and Jonathon Somers, Clinical Coordinator of Emerald Medical Centre

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL:

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Oct
24
Tue
2017
Bridging the Gap: Depression & Anxiety – Gosford @ Gosford Golf Club
Oct 24 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a joint presentation with PSA and Central Coast Pharmacist Association (CCPA).

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Synopsis

The Bridging the Gap program will focus on depression and anxiety. Over 3 million Australians currently live with depression and anxiety. Despite the high prevalence, both are often under-treated and are important drivers of disability and morbidity in Australia.

Pharmacists provide mental healthcare services in a variety of healthcare settings and play an integral role in the management of depression and anxiety through multidisciplinary teams. Pharmacists being one of the most accessible health professionals are often involved in the process of screening through recognition of symptoms, monitoring progress of pharmacological treatment, advising on non-pharmacological strategies and collaboration with other healthcare providers to manage depression and anxiety. This workshop will allow pharmacists to discuss quality use of medicines concepts that apply to the management of depression and anxiety. The workshop will also explore ways pharmacists can optimise health outcomes for patients on antidepressant therapy, particularly during transition of care.

The session will include presentation which will focus on new and emerging evidence of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy as well as the multiple roles pharmacists can play in the management of depression and anxiety.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Discuss new and emerging evidence regarding the management of depression and anxiety.
  • Develop tailored pharmaceutical management plans for depression and anxiety that considers medication profile, patient factors and patient preference.
  • Describe the adverse effects associated with antidepressant therapy and the strategies to manage these.
  • Describe the essential role of pharmacists in the management of depression and anxiety, involving: screening, collaboration with doctors and other healthcare providers, patient education and advising on non-pharmacological approaches.

Competency standards (2010):

1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1 1.5.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.2

Competency standards (2016): 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1,2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2,  4.1.2, 5.1.3.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss new and emerging evidence regarding the management of depression and anxiety.
  • Develop tailored pharmaceutical management plans for depression and anxiety that considers medication profile, patient factors and patient preference.
  • Describe the adverse effects associated with antidepressant therapy and the strategies to manage these.
  • Describe the essential role of pharmacists in the management of depression and anxiety, involving: screening, collaboration with doctors and other healthcare providers, patient education and advising on non-pharmacological approaches.

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: CN17053L

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
25
Wed
2017
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • 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

Learning objectives and competencies - Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program (144.2 KiB)

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP170011QQ

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.
Bridging the Gap: Anxiety & Depression – Ballina @ Ballina Island Motor Inn
Oct 25 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

The Bridging the Gap program will focus on depression and anxiety. Over 3 million Australians currently live with depression and anxiety. Despite the high prevalence, both are often under-treated and are important drivers of disability and morbidity in Australia.

Pharmacists provide mental healthcare services in a variety of healthcare settings and play an integral role in the management of depression and anxiety through multidisciplinary teams. Pharmacists being one of the most accessible health professionals are often involved in the process of screening through recognition of symptoms, monitoring progress of pharmacological treatment, advising on non-pharmacological strategies and collaboration with other healthcare providers to manage depression and anxiety. This workshop will allow pharmacists to discuss quality use of medicines concepts that apply to the management of depression and anxiety. The workshop will also explore ways pharmacists can optimise health outcomes for patients on antidepressant therapy, particularly during transition of care.

The session will include a webinar presentation by Samantha Cole, Acting Deputy Direct of Pharmacy Services of Glenside Campus. Samantha will focus on new and emerging evidence of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy as well as the multiple roles pharmacists can play in the management of depression and anxiety.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Discuss new and emerging evidence regarding the management of depression and anxiety.
  • Develop tailored pharmaceutical management plans for depression and anxiety that considers medication profile, patient factors and patient preference.
  • Describe the adverse effects associated with antidepressant therapy and the strategies to manage these.
  • Describe the essential role of pharmacists in the management of depression and anxiety, involving: screening, collaboration with doctors and other healthcare providers, patient education and advising on non-pharmacological approaches.

Competency standards (2010):  1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1 1.5.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.2

Competency standards (2016): 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1,2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2,  4.1.2, 5.1.3.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss new and emerging evidence regarding the management of depression and anxiety.
  • Develop tailored pharmaceutical management plans for depression and anxiety that considers medication profile, patient factors and patient preference.
  • Describe the adverse effects associated with antidepressant therapy and the strategies to manage these.
  • Describe the essential role of pharmacists in the management of depression and anxiety, involving: screening, collaboration with doctors and other healthcare providers, patient education and advising on non-pharmacological approaches.

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4  approvedCPD

 

This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17053P

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

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Oct
28
Sat
2017
Bridging the Gap – COPD – Broken Hill @ Broken Hill Musicians Club
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Synopsis

The Bridging the gap 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.

COPD topic commences at 1.00pm running through to 3.00pm

 

BTG COPD Competencies –

Competencies (2010) addressed: 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.2, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2.

Competencies (2016) addressed: 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 1.6.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.5.1, 3.6.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3, 5.3.4

 

approvedCPDAccreditation for COPD: CN17051R
This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) for this session and is suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Facilitators:

Dr Glen Swinburne and Kevin Ou

 

Bridging the Gap – Anxiety and Depression – Broken Hill @ Broken Hill Musicians Club
Oct 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Synopsis

The Bridging the gap 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.

Anxiety and Depression topic commences at 3.00pm running through to 5.00pm

 

BTG Anxiety and Depression Competencies –

Competencies (2010) addressed:

1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1 1.5.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.2

 

approvedCPDAccreditation for COPD: CN17053S
This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) for this session and is suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Facilitators:

Dr Glen Swinburne and Kevin Ou

 

Oct
29
Sun
2017
Immunisation Training – 29th October 2017 – Broken Hill @ Broken Hill Musicians Club
Oct 29 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 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:

PSA Member $550

Non Member $550

 

Learning Objectives:

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

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

 

Competency standards (2010):

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

Competency standards addressed (2016):

1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.5, 4.5.2, 4.7.5, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3, 5.3.4

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170002NX

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.

Clinical Update – Wagga Wagga @ Mercure Wagga Wagga
Oct 29 @ 9:00 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: 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.

First Aid Training/CPR – Hobart @ Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

CPR (annual update) – Click here

First Aid Update only (if current first aid certificate has not yet expired) – Click here

First Aid (full first aid course including 1 year CPR) – Click here

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

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

CPR update – Click here

First Aid Update (if current first aid certificate has not yet expired) – Click here

First Aid (full first aid with 1 year CPR) – Click here

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).

 

 

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

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

 

Learning Objectives

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

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

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

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

 

CPD Credits

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

Event Code: CP17054WA

 

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

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

 

Nov
2
Thu
2017
BTG: Medication in Depression and Anxiety – Dubbo @ Western NSW PHN Boardroom (first Floor)
Nov 2 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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The Bridging the Gap program in September and October will focus on depression and anxiety. Over 3 million Australians currently live with depression and anxiety. Despite the high prevalence, both are often under-treated and are important drivers of disability and morbidity in Australia.

Pharmacists provide mental healthcare services in a variety of settings and play an integral role in the management of depression and anxiety through multidisciplinary teams. This workshop will allow pharmacists to discuss quality use of medicines concepts that apply to the management of depression and anxiety. The workshop will also explore ways pharmacists can optimise health outcomes for patients on antidepressant therapy, particularly during transition of care

Competency standards (2010):

1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1 1.5.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.2

 

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss new and emerging evidence regarding the management of depression and anxiety.
  • Develop tailored pharmaceutical management plans for depression and anxiety that considers medication profile, patient factors and patient preference.
  • Describe the adverse effects associated with antidepressant therapy and the strategies to manage these.
  • Describe the essential role of pharmacists in the management of depression and anxiety, involving: screening, collaboration with doctors and other healthcare providers, patient education and advising on non-pharmacological approaches.

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: CN147053Q

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
5
Sun
2017
Penola Regional Seminar @ Penola High School Library
Nov 5 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Join us in Penola for a regional clinical update. This update will explore a range of topics including Anxiety & Depression, Pain and Diabetes.  The sessions will be delivered by prominent experts in their respective field, and will equip you with competencies to effectively support the healthcare of your community.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the epidemiology and basic pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes
  • Discuss the medicines used to treat type 2 diabetes
  • Describe the principles of glycaemic management according to the ADS and RACGP guidelines
  • Identify the appropriate lifestyle modifications to optimise disease managements and reduce the risk of
    medicine-related adverse effects
  • Discuss new and emerging evidence regarding the management of depression and anxiety.
  • Develop tailored pharmaceutical management plans for depression and anxiety that considers medication profile, patient factors and patient preference.

Competency standards

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.2

Competency standards (2016) addressed: 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 4.1.2, 5.1.3

CPD Credits

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Speakers

Robyn Johns, Pharmacist and PSA SA/NT President

Helen Stone, Pharmacist and SA/NT Branch Director, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Debra Rowett, Pharmacist, Drug and Therapeutics Information Service

Sponsor

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

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Nov
6
Mon
2017
Are you and your staff safe? @ Chemistry Tea Room, University of Tasmania
Nov 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration and light refreshments – 6.30 pm to 7.00 pm

Lecture – 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

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Accessibility, long open hours, limited staff numbers and a potential lucrative loot makes community pharmacies vulnerable to crime. There are reports of Tasmania’s crime rate increasing by 10% in 2017. Pharmacists and Pharmacy Assistants are vulnerable within their workplace. Their role potentially places them at greater risk to encounter offenders.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess your own personal safety awareness
  • Use audit systems for safety in the workplace
  • Develop and manage a workplace safety plan
  • Reduce the risk of being a target of criminal activity
  • Use tools and knowledge to manage situations with confrontations and aggressive clients
  • Understand the employer/employee duty of care

Competency Standards

Competencies (2016) addressed: 1.1.4, 1.2.2, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 4.1.1, 4.3.3, 4.4.4, 4.4.5, 4.7.7, 5.1.1

Competencies (2010) addresed: 1.1.1, 1.4.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.3, 3.1.1, 3.5.1, 3.5.2, 4.3.2, 8.3.2

 

CPD Credits

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Speaker

Scott Bailey, Bailey Training

Scott Bailey’s background includes over 40 years of law enforcement experience. Including a secondment to the Australian Federal Police and working internationally with the UN. He has recently returned from his second deployment to Afghanistan with Defence. He is an experienced educator and works with organisations to build workplace resilience, harm minimisation and empowering employees to cope with risk within the workplace.

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Nov
7
Tue
2017
CPD Plans: Meet the New PBA Requirements – Brisbane @ PACE Seminar Room 0870-5034 , Level 5, PACE Building
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Evening Session

Pharmacists are required to develop a CPD plan to determine their professional development requirements relevant to their scope of practice. This is in accordance with the revised Registration Standard: Continuing professional development published by the Pharmacy Board of Australia (PBA). Not sure where to begin and how to approach it? Come along to this interactive workshop where our facilitator will walk you through the process of developing your personal CPD plan using PSA’s new online CPD planning tool.

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2

CPD Credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

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

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

 

Learning Objectives

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

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

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

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

 

CPD Credits

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

Event Code: CP17054WB

 

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Nov
9
Thu
2017
Pharmacists in General Practice Forum @ (To be confirmed)
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

  • Spaces are limited – please RSVP here.
  • This will be a FREE event for PSA members, or $199 for non-members.
  • The program, including speakers and CPD points will be available shortly.
Nov
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.

 

Obesity As a Risk Factor @ PSA SA Office
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Obesity is a major public health issue in Australia. In 2011 it was estimated that 7.0% of the total health burden was due to overweight and obesity, and that this burden increased with increasing level of socioeconomic disadvantage. Reducing obesity can assist with management of chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, stroke and coronary artery disease. This session will be a useful source of information for pharmacists wishing to provide support to the consumer on weight reduction.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognise the complications of obesity
  • Discuss the role adipose tissue plays in inflammation
  • Evaluate the clinical responsibility pharmacists have to advise consumers of obesity
  • Determine the best approach to discuss obesity with the consumer
  • Compile resources on where to refer consumers for further professional help.

Competency standards

Competency standards (2016) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.5, 1.5.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 3.6.1, 3.6.3, 4.7.2

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.4

CPD Credits

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Speaker

Dr Evangeline Mantzioris PhD, BND, BSc, APD/AN, AccSD
Lecturer in Nutrition & Food Sciences
Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA)
School of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences
University of South Australia

Sponsor

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

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

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

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

Learning Objectives:

Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:

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

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

CPD Points:

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Event Code: CW17009B

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

Speaker:

Dr Andrew Stafford

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Brisbane Evening Lecture – Palliative Care in the Pharmacy @ PACE Seminar Room 0870-5034/5035, Level 5
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Description

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing 2016 report, the demand for quality, end-of-life care will increase as deaths per year is expected to double over the next 25years. As such, it is important that both end-of-life care and palliative care services are available, appropriate and easy to navigate for those involved during this stressful and emotional time. Pharmacists, being at the forefront of healthcare are often the first port-of-call for these patients, their carers and/or their family needing medications dispensed, more information about the condition or a simple understanding of their grief. This lecture will provide pharmacists with an overview of palliative care in Australia, how they can help the quality life of their patients as well as providing families with strategies to assist them get through this difficult time.

Learning Objectives

Recognise the difference between end-of-life care and palliative care

Describe the underlying principles involved in a palliative care approach to care and when this should be implemented

Recognise some of the common symptoms demonstrated in palliative care patients like nausea, vomiting, pain, dyspnoea, fatigue and anorexia

Discuss management of these symptoms

Determine ways to approach an open discussion with those affected by a palliative care diagnosis

Identify available resources to inform people living with life limiting illness, families and carers about palliative care

Competency Standards

2010 – 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.5.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.5, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4

2016 – 1.1.3, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 1.6.1, 2..1, 2.1.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.5.2, 3.6.1

Presenter

John Haberecht has a background as a Registered Nurse and has worked in palliative care for 20 years. He started in the oncology ward at The Prince Charles Hospital which had a palliative care philosophy. Since then he has worked with Karuna and Cittamani Hospice Services in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast, St Vincent’s Home Care, Metro South Palliative Care at Princess Alexandra and Mater Hospitals, and most recently as Director of Learning and Development with Queensland Health’s Centre for Palliative Care Research and Education at RBWH. John is also President of Palliative Care Queensland, and past President of Palliative Care Nurses Australia.

CPD Credits

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Nov
15
Wed
2017
BTG: Medication in Depression and Anxiety – Wollongong @ Wollongong City Diggers
Nov 15 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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This is a joint presentation with PSA and the Illawarra Pharmacist Association (IPA)

Synopsis

The Bridging the Gap program will focus on depression and anxiety. Over 3 million Australians currently live with depression and anxiety. Despite the high prevalence, both are often under-treated and are important drivers of disability and morbidity in Australia.

Pharmacists provide mental healthcare services in a variety of healthcare settings and play an integral role in the management of depression and anxiety through multidisciplinary teams. Pharmacists being one of the most accessible health professionals are often involved in the process of screening through recognition of symptoms, monitoring progress of pharmacological treatment, advising on non-pharmacological strategies and collaboration with other healthcare providers to manage depression and anxiety. This workshop will allow pharmacists to discuss quality use of medicines concepts that apply to the management of depression and anxiety. The workshop will also explore ways pharmacists can optimise health outcomes for patients on antidepressant therapy, particularly during transition of care.

The session will include a webinar presentation by Samantha Cole, Acting Deputy Direct of Pharmacy Services of Glenside Campus. Samantha will focus on new and emerging evidence of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapy as well as the multiple roles pharmacists can play in the management of depression and anxiety.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Discuss new and emerging evidence regarding the management of depression and anxiety.
  • Develop tailored pharmaceutical management plans for depression and anxiety that considers medication profile, patient factors and patient preference.
  • Describe the adverse effects associated with antidepressant therapy and the strategies to manage these.
  • Describe the essential role of pharmacists in the management of depression and anxiety, involving: screening, collaboration with doctors and other healthcare providers, patient education and advising on non-pharmacological approaches.

Competency standards (2010):

1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1 1.5.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.3.2

Competency standards (2016):

1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1,2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2,  4.1.2, 5.1.3.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss new and emerging evidence regarding the management of depression and anxiety.
  • Develop tailored pharmaceutical management plans for depression and anxiety that considers medication profile, patient factors and patient preference.
  • Describe the adverse effects associated with antidepressant therapy and the strategies to manage these.
  • Describe the essential role of pharmacists in the management of depression and anxiety, involving: screening, collaboration with doctors and other healthcare providers, patient education and advising on non-pharmacological approaches.

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: CN17053N

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
18
Sat
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – 18 November 2017 @ Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club (Denistone Room)
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:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-6

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 – West Ryde @ Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club (Denistone Room)
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.

Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA National Office
Nov 18 @ 9:00 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 5.5 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

* 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.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

CPD credits

PSA-credit-icon-Group2-28approvedCPD

Accreditation number: CV170001AH

This activity has been accredited for 14 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 28 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.
Nov
19
Sun
2017
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program (2) – 19 November 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Nov 19 @ 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:

PSA credit icon-Group2-46

 

 

 

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Accreditation number:CV17001VAO

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.
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 19 November 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Nov 19 @ 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:

PSA credit icon-Group2-46

Australalian Pharmacy Council logo

 

Accreditation number:CV17001VAL

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.
Nov
20
Mon
2017
Paediatric and childhood asthma @ 3 in 1 Cafe
Nov 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:45 am

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This is a “Coffee and Cake” CPD event aimed mainly at pharmacists who are parents, grandparents and members who have difficulty attending regular evening events.  The events are held at child friendly locations with playgrounds.  The sessions are informal with case studies and group discussion.

This is a member only free event.

Cake provided tea and coffee available to purchase at venue.

Overview

Are you prepared if Tasmania has a thunderstorm asthma epidemic?  On the anniversary of Melbourne’s experience our ‘Coffee and Cake’ CPD holds its second event on the topic of paediatric and childhood asthma.  Debra Banks, an asthma educator with the Asthma Foundation of Tasmania will refresh your knowledge on asthma medications and deliver current best practice asthma and respiratory management for pharmacists.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of current best practice in asthma and respiratory management
  • Develop practical skills to support the use of asthma management plans and practices
  • Learn strategies to incorporate the knowledge and skills into pharmacy practice
  • Identify management options and opportunities for parents of patients with asthma and linked chronic respiratory conditions

Competency Standards

2016
1.1.3, 1.5.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3. 3.2.1. 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.5.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.3, 5.3.3

2010
1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 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, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.2, 7.3.2, 7.3.3

CPD Credits

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3(CTX17017 This event is currenlty undergoing accreditation)

Speaker

Debra Banks

Asthma Educator

Asthma Child and Adolescent Program Coordinator

Asthma Foundation of Tasmania

Sponsor

pdl-psa

 

 

Nov
22
Wed
2017
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • 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

Learning objectives and competencies - Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program (144.2 KiB)

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA credit icon-Group2-29

 

 

Accreditation number: CP170011QU

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.
Nov
24
Fri
2017
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ Freshwater Point Resort
Nov 24 2017 @ 9:00 am – Feb 24 2018 @ 3:00 pm

  • 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

Learning objectives and competencies - Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program (144.2 KiB)

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA credit icon-Group2-29

 

 

Accreditation number: CP170011QR

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

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

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

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

 

BSBMGT605B Provide leadership across the organisation

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

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

Competency outcomes:

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

 

BSBMGT616A Develop and implement strategic plans

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

Competency outcomes;

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

 

BSBLDR501 Develop and use emotional intelligence

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

Competency outcomes;

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

 

BSBLDR502 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships.

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

Competency outcomes:

Manage ideas and information

  1. Establish systems to develop trust and confidence
  2. Manage the development and maintenance of networks and relationships
  3. Manage difficulties to achieve positive outcomes
HLTAID001 Provide CPR @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3 (West Wing) PACE Building
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 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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apts logo   “Training delivered in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO No: 90909”

Accreditation number:

CP170009QB

Perform CPR has been accredited for 3.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 7 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.

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop @ PSA Boardroom , Level 3 (West Wing) PACE Building
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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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:

CP170009QA

First Aid Workshop has been accredited for 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 16 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
30
Thu
2017
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • 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

Learning objectives and competencies - Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program (144.2 KiB)

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP170011QS

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.
Dec
3
Sun
2017
PSA Immunisation Training SA Adelaide – (3/12/2017) @ PSA SA Office
Dec 3 @ 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 4 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Assessment Face-to-face 6 Hours Participants will be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccines

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:

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

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

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.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

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

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

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

Learning Competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditaiton number: CV170001SA

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 22 CPD credits.

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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.

 

Dec
7
Thu
2017
CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Sunshine Coast @ PHN, Ground Floor, Mayfield House
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1,1.5.1,1.5.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Dec
12
Tue
2017
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • 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

Learning objectives and competencies - Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program (144.2 KiB)

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA credit icon-Group2-29

 

 

Accreditation number: CP170011QT

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

5228 ATU18_hp Save the Date_FINALSave the Date 16-18 March 2018 Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains

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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