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May
27
Sat
2017
Parkville – Mental Health First Aid May 2017 @ PSA Boardroom
May 27 @ 9:00 am – May 28 @ 4:30 pm

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Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.

Our 12-hour Mental Health First Aid workshop teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems
  • Outline the sort of help that has been shown by research to be effective
  • Outline to clients and colleagues where and how to get professional help for mental health problems
  • Provide initial help to adults who have signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Provide first aid in a mental health crisis situation

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170005A

This activity has been accredited for 12 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 24 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

Ms Louise Edwards

Sponsors

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May
30
Tue
2017
CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Hobart @ PSA Office
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1,1.5.1,1.5.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Paquita Sutherland
Branch Director, Tasmania

May
31
Wed
2017
CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Launceston @ Student Computer Lab, Launceston Clinical School
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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.

Speakers

Helen Howarth
Training Officer, Tasmania

and

Anne Todd
Vice President, Branch Committee, Tasmania

Jun
4
Sun
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Cammeray @ Cammeray Golf Club
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

Course Content/Learning Objectives

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

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

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055H

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

Speakers

HLTAID001 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Allens Training (RTO #: 90909).

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Cammeray @ Cammeray Golf Club
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

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

Program Overview: 

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

Learning Objectives 

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

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

 

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP17005H

Provide First Aid HLTAID003 has been accredited for 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 16 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers

HLTAID003 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Allens Training (RTO #: 90909).

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Clinical Update Bowral @ Links House Bowral
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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This all-day workshop will provide you with an update on four therapeutic areas highly relevant to practice:
– COPD and screening
– Stroke
– Emergency contraception and ulipristal
– Osteoporosis

With rapid advances in COPD screening and 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 and osteoporosis management, this workshop is one not to be missed.

Delivered by Associate Professor Peter Carroll and Dr Terri Foran, each topic will comprise of a one-hour lecture followed by a 30 minute case study discussion.

Morning tea and lunch is provided. For any special dietary requirements please email PSA.

Please contact Links House Hotel to access a PSA accommodation rate.

 

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: CN17061A

This event is proudly partnered with:

Boehringer-Ingelheim

 

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.

Respiratory Seminar @ PSA SA Office
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the principles of COPD management according to the COPD-X guidelines
  • Identify recent advancements in treatment options for COPD
  • Identify factors that may impact on exacerbations risks
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbations
  • Demonstrate the correct use of various delivery devices available for COPD management
  • Provide a general overview and outline the importance of early detection and diagnosis of patients with COPD
  • Utilise management techniques to slow the progression of COPD
  • Describe the knowledge, skills and resources required to provide COPD management in patients discharged from hospitals
  • Describe clinically relevant patient-centered outcomes in COPD management

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Asthma Update

Learning Objectives

  • Describe thunderstorm-related asthma and its implications for people with and without known asthma
  • Review core skills essential to prevention and/or management of asthma including correct asthma inhaler device techniques.

Competencies addressed: 4.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.3.1

Asthma update supported by an unrestricted grant from Asthma SA

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CPD Credits

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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from

Boehringer Ingelheim Asthma SA

Jun
6
Tue
2017
Monthly Lecture June 2017: Re-thinking HIV Prevention with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Location details

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

*Bundoora– campus map
*Frankston – campus map

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

Overview

How we prevent and manage HIV has come a long way since its discovery over 30 years ago. HIV medicine has advanced to the point where the elimination of all HIV transmission is achievable in the short-term and has been implemented as a key strategic goal by a number of Australian state governments.

Critical to this success is the population-based, targeted roll-out of HIV PrEP. PrEP involves taking one pill daily of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)/ emtricitabine (FTC), available in Australia as Truvada. TDF/FTC has been extensively used in millions of people with HIV for about 15 years, and with international data suggesting a 99% reduction in risk of contracting HIV when used daily in HIV negative people, the introduction of PrEP is redefining our thoughts and beliefs around safer sex practices.

To help achieve this goal, it is paramount that community, hospital and consultant pharmacists have the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive care when managing patients using PrEP or requesting information about its indication and availability.

This lecture aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of the pharmacology of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), their therapeutic use and efficacy in HIV prevention when used as PrEP, results from ongoing research, accessibility avenues and the counselling points for educating and managing patients using PrEP or accessing information about it.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the pharmacology of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRITs)
  • Explain NRTIs therapeutic use and efficacy in HIV prevention when used as PrEP
  • Summarise the key results from PrEP studies
  • Recognise the importance of educating and managing patients using PrEP or those wanting to access information about PrEP

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.3, 6.2.2, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 8.1.3, 8.2.3.

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

CPD credits:

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

Speaker:

Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos PhD, MD, MPH, The Kirby Institute, UNSW.

Iryna Zablotska-Manos is a Senior Lecturer with the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. She is an epidemiologist with primary interest in behavioural risk factors and prevention of HIV and STIs. During her research career, she worked on sexual behaviour and behavioural surveillance for HIV and STIs, reproductive health, and evaluation of public health and health communication programs.

She is currently a lead investigator on the EPIC-NSW (Expanded PrEP Implementation in Communities) trial – a study run by the Kirby Institute and funded by the NSW Government, in collaboration with a number of partners such as sexual health services and clinics. EPIC-NSW aims to assess the impact of the rapid expansion in access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) amongst those at highest risk of acquiring HIV, in particular, if it will lead to a drop in new HIV infections.

 

Sponsor/s:

Supported by Gilead. Gilead has had no input into the content of the materials and presentation used at this event.

PDL Logo  Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

Re-thinking HIV Prevention with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis @ UTS (University of Technology Sydney), Room CB07.03.010+010D
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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How we prevent and manage HIV has come a long way since its discovery over 30 years ago. HIV medicine has advanced to the point where the elimination of all HIV transmission is achievable in the short-term and has been implemented as a key strategic goal by a number of Australian state governments.

Critical to this success is the population-based, targeted roll-out of HIV PrEP. PrEP involves taking one pill daily of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)/ emtricitabine (FTC), available in Australia as Truvada. TDF/FTC has been extensively used in millions of people with HIV for about 15 years, and with international data suggesting a 99% reduction in risk of contracting HIV when used daily in HIV negative people, the introduction of PrEP is redefining our thoughts and beliefs around safer sex practices.

To help achieve this goal, it is paramount that community, hospital and consultant pharmacists have the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive care when managing patients using PrEP or requesting information about its indication and availability.

This lecture aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of the pharmacology of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), their therapeutic use and efficacy in HIV prevention when used as PrEP, results from ongoing research, accessibility avenues and the counselling points for educating and managing patients using PrEP or accessing information about it.

 

Speaker: Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos PhD, MD, MPH, The Kirby Institute, UNSW.

Iryna Zablotska-Manos is a Senior Lecturer with the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. She is an epidemiologist with primary interest in behavioural risk factors and prevention of HIV and STIs. During her research career, she worked on sexual behaviour and behavioural surveillance for HIV and STIs, reproductive health, and evaluation of public health and health communication programs.

She is currently a lead investigator on the EPIC-NSW (Expanded PrEP Implementation in Communities) trial – a study run by the Kirby Institute and funded by the NSW Government, in collaboration with a number of partners such as sexual health services and clinics. EPIC-NSW aims to assess the impact of the rapid expansion in access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) amongst those at highest risk of acquiring HIV, in particular, if it will lead to a drop in new HIV infections.

 

Accreditation Number: CN17070. Please note that this lecture is awaiting accreditation, and will attract up to 3 Group 2 CPD points following the successful completion of an online assessment.

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Competencies: 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.3, 6.2.2, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 8.1.3, 8.2.3.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please advise if you have any dietary requirements. Vegetarian options are automatically catered for.

Supported by Gilead. Gilead has had no input into the content of the materials and presentation used at this event.

Re-thinking HIV Prevention with Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis – Live webinar @ Online
Jun 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

How we prevent and manage HIV has come a long way since its discovery over 30 years ago. HIV medicine has advanced to the point where the elimination of all HIV transmission is achievable in the short-term and has been implemented as a key strategic goal by a number of Australian state governments.

Critical to this success is the population-based, targeted roll-out of HIV PrEP. PrEP involves taking one pill daily of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF)/ emtricitabine (FTC), available in Australia as Truvada. TDF/FTC has been extensively used in millions of people with HIV for about 15 years, and with international data suggesting a 99% reduction in risk of contracting HIV when used daily in HIV negative people, the introduction of PrEP is redefining our thoughts and beliefs around safer sex practices.

To help achieve this goal, it is paramount that community, hospital and consultant pharmacists have the confidence, skills and knowledge to provide comprehensive care when managing patients using PrEP or requesting information about its indication and availability.

This lecture aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of the pharmacology of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), their therapeutic use and efficacy in HIV prevention when used as PrEP, results from ongoing research, accessibility avenues and the counselling points for educating and managing patients using PrEP or accessing information about it.

Time

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

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Learning obectives

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

  • Describe the pharmacology of nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRITs)
  • Explain NRTIs therapeutic use and efficacy in HIV prevention when used as PrEP
  • Summarise the key results from PrEP studies
  • Recognise the importance of educating and managing patients using PrEP or those wanting to access information about PrEP

This event addresses the following competency standards (2010): 1.3.2, 1.4.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.3, 6.2.2, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 8.1.3, 8.2.3.

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

CPD credits

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This lecture is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Associate Professor Iryna Zablotska-Manos PhD, MD, MPH
The Kirby Institute, UNSW.

Iryna Zablotska-Manos is a Senior Lecturer with the Kirby Institute, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW. She is an epidemiologist with primary interest in behavioural risk factors and prevention of HIV and STIs. During her research career, she worked on sexual behaviour and behavioural surveillance for HIV and STIs, reproductive health, and evaluation of public health and health communication programs.

She is currently a lead investigator on the EPIC-NSW (Expanded PrEP Implementation in Communities) trial – a study run by the Kirby Institute and funded by the NSW Government, in collaboration with a number of partners such as sexual health services and clinics. EPIC-NSW aims to assess the impact of the rapid expansion in access to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) amongst those at highest risk of acquiring HIV, in particular, if it will lead to a drop in new HIV infections.

Supported by Gilead. Gilead has had no input into the content of the materials and presentation used at this event.

Jun
13
Tue
2017
Wound Care Case Studies @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

This In this 1.5hour session we will explore a case study for each of the following wound types: skin tears, chronic leg ulcer and diabetic foot ulcer. In each case study you will assess the wound, discuss factors particular to that patient that could affect their healing process, identify the appropriate dressing for wound, and discuss short and long term management goals for the patient.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the role of a pharmacist in wound care management
  • Identify medications that can interfere with the wound healing process
  • Discuss nutritional issues that can affect wound healing
  • Identify signs and symptoms for venous disease and need for further assessment
  • Identify risk factors for diabetic foot ulcers and need for further assessment
  • Discuss the multidisciplinary care pathways available in the community and hospital settings

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.1.3 1.1.4 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 1.4.1 1.4.2 1.5.1 1.5.2 2.3.1 2.3.2 2.3.3 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 6.3.3

 

CPD Credits

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Event Code: CW17008

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

Speaker

Lusi Sheehan

 

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.

 

Jun
14
Wed
2017
Launceston: Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit (Pharmacist Workshop) @ Room 203, Launceston Clinical School
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Overview

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

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

Target Audience: Community pharmacists with strong professional interest in dementia management


Learning Objectives

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

 

Competency Standards

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):   3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.2


CPD Credits

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Accreditation Number: CTP170001A

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

 

Facilitator

Dr Andrew Stafford
Pharmacist & Director WA Dementia Training Study Centre, Curtin University


Fee

PSA Members:  Free
Non-members:  $165
Places strictly limited.  Registration essential.

 

Flyer and Registration Form:

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Online Registration:

Click Here – members only

(Note: online registration is not available for non-members – please return completed form or contact branch to register)

Welcome to the Profession @ QT Hotel
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The PSA ACT Early Career Pharmacist Working Group is delighted to host the annual ‘Welcome to the Profession’. The purpose of this event is to welcome all those new to pharmacy, and engage more broadly with all early career pharmacists on relevant matters. As early career pharmacists, you need the tools and skills to think critically about their professional options, and how you position yourself to stand out from the crowd when going for that dream job. If you want to be inspired to reach your goals, then this is for you! Join us for an evening of presentation and Q&A from successful local professionals, and learn about the importance of personal branding in an interactive ‘get that job’ session. Learn to set yourself apart from the crowd in a competitive environment, and how to take advantage of all the opportunities that your career will provide! Light refreshments will be provided.

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Jun
15
Thu
2017
Hobart: Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit (Pharmacist Workshop) @ Room 208 - Chemistry Tea Room, University of Tasmania
Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Overview

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

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

Target Audience: Community pharmacists with strong professional interest in dementia management


Learning Objectives

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

 

Competency Standards

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):   3.1, 3.2, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.2


CPD Credits

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Accreditation Number: CTP170001B

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

 

Facilitator

Dr Andrew Stafford
Pharmacist & Director WA Dementia Training Study Centre, Curtin University


Fee

PSA Members:  Free
Non-members:  $165
Places strictly limited.  Registration essential.

 

Flyer and Registration Form:

Click Here

 

Online Registration:

Click Here – members only

(Note: online registration is not available for non-members – please return completed form or contact branch to register)

Jun
20
Tue
2017
Incontinence – The pharmacist’s role in continence management @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Jun 20 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

With nearly 4.8 million Australians affected by incontinence, pharmacists are presented with a great opportunity to help improve the lives of people living with the day to day challenges of incontinence. Join Deirdre Criddle, as she explores how you can make a difference in the prevention and management of incontinence in your community.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Summarise signs and symptoms of bladder and bowel incontinence.
  • Recognise common causes of incontinence
  • Identify individuals who are at risk of incontinence and employ prevention strategies to avert incontinence
  • Compare and contrast management with continence products  and describe how to use them

Competencies addressed: 1.3.1, 3.1.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.5, 6.2.3, 7.1.3, 7.2.1

 

CPD Credits

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Event Code: CW17010

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

 

Speaker

Deirdre Criddle has worked in many different pharmacy roles and settings in her pharmacy career – all focused on the Quality Use of Medicines.  She is passionate about the emergence of patient-centred, collaborative care and is a strong advocate for pharmacy to be a core component of every patient’s medical home.  She recently credentialed as Advanced Practice in medication management across care transitions. She works for Sir Charles Gairdner’s Complex Needs Coordination team as their complex care clinical pharmacist.   Deirdre was awarded the Eric Kirk award and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Pharmacist of the Year in 2012 and the AACP’s Consultant Pharmacist of the Year in 2013. She tweets regularly @Deequm and believes social media is an important learning and linking tool for like-minded healthcare professionals seeking solutions.

 

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Bridging the Gap – Falls Prevention Liverpool @ Mounties Club
Jun 20 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

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

approvedCPDAccreditation: CN17052D
This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Facilitators

Eshwin Prasad and Nancy To

 

Bridging the Gap – Falls Prevention Parramatta @ To be confirmed
Jun 20 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

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

approvedCPDAccreditation: CN17052E
This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Facilitators

Carly Pauw and Maria El-Hasrouny

 

Jun
21
Wed
2017
Bridging the Gap – Falls Prevention Bankstown @ The Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre
Jun 21 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

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

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

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Facilitators

Steven David and Gritta Kamarudin

 

Bridging the Gap – Falls Prevention Concord @ Concord Medical Education Centre, Lecture Theatre 2 - Ground Floor, Concord Repatriation General Hospital
Jun 21 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

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

approvedCPDAccreditation: CN17052B
This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Facilitators

Lily Chong and Racha Dabliz

 

Jun
22
Thu
2017
Webinar: Part 2 – Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program 22 June 2017 @ online via webinar
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Register on-line

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Wednesday 21 June 2017.

Overview

This training program provides pharmacists and pharmacy support staff with the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service. The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. Sponsored by the Victorian State Government Department of Health, the program, delivered in 2 parts for ALL Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator.

Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Effectively communicate with the customer, prescriber and any others involved in the treatment and management team.
  • Apply knowledge of legal responsibilities of the pharmacist and practical management skills for opioid substitution programs to real life scenarios

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3, 6.3, 7.1.3, 7.2.2

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170004B

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

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

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Jun
24
Sat
2017
Clinical Update Port Macquarie @ Rydges Port Macquarie
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061B

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.

Jun
25
Sun
2017
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 25 June 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Module 5:

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

Workshop:

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Workshop:

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV17001VAG

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

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

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

Clinical Update Coffs Harbour @ BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061C

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.

Jun
26
Mon
2017
Bridging the Gap – Falls Prevention Woollahra @ Gaden Community Centre
Jun 26 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

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

approvedCPDAccreditation: CN17052A
This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Facilitators

Margaret Raptis and Jenny Blennerhassett

 

Bridging the Gap – Falls Prevention Katoomba @ The Carrington
Jun 26 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

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Synopsis

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

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

approvedCPDAccreditation: CN17052F
This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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Facilitators

Sheryn Phillips and Linda Raines

 

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

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Overview

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):

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

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

CPD credits:

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

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

Speakers:

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

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL:

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

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Synopsis

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

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

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

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Facilitators

Maria Guirguis and Tamer Hanna

 

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

Facilitator

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

Learning objectives:

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

 

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

 

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

PSA Members Register here

Non Members Register here

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Overview:

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

 

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

 

Workshop objectives:

Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:

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

Topics Covered:

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

Credit Point Value:

Up to 6 Group 2 CPD

 

Jul
1
Sat
2017
Overweight and Obesity – Management in Practice @ Novotel Parramatta
Jul 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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If you are an Early Career Pharmacist and wish to take advantage of the discounted registration rate please contact the NSW office on 02 9431 1100.

Program outline

At 63%, the prevalence of overweight and obesity amongst Australians has never been higher. With excess weight being a major contributor to a variety of conditions, including CV disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers, it is paramount that appropriate action is taken to reduce the significant burden overweight and obesity has on individuals, the community and the health care system. As readily-available primary care providers, pharmacists are well-placed to provide weight management services and support to patients who may benefit from the various interventions available in overcoming overweight and obesity. This seminar will provide pharmacists with advanced training in the internal, physiological processes underpinning weight gain and loss, an update on the various interventions available for managing excess weight, and finally, a practical guide to implementing a successful, pharmacist-led, weight management service for patients.

Objectives:

  • Review the current prevalence of overweight and obesity among the Australian population and its effect on individuals, communities and the healthcare system.
  • Describe the physiological and metabolic processes that affect weight gain and weight loss
  • Describe various non-pharmacological weight management interventions currently available and determine patient suitability
  • Review both older and recent advances in pharmacological therapy available for weight management and determine patient suitability
  • Apply your knowledge and skills in weight management to the development of a pharmacist-led, weight management program for patients

Competency standards:

  • 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CPD Credits:

 

12 Group 2 CPD Points

Accreditation number: CN17042

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are provided as part of the registration fee, should you have any special dietary requirements please notify PSA Staff upon registration. Vegetarian meals are automatically catered for.

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Jul
4
Tue
2017
Bridging the Gap – Falls Prevention Crows Nest @ Crows Nest Community Centre
Jul 4 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

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

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

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

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

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Facilitators

Lara Lotkin and Helena Cheung

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

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

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

Learning Objectives:

Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:

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

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

CPD Points:

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Event Code: CW17009

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

Speaker:

Dr Andrew Stafford

Pharmacist & Director, 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.
Jul
20
Thu
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR July 2017
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Overview

Perform CPR

This annual CPR update course covers all of the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 1 year.

Learning Objectives:

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

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

 

CPD Credits:

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apts logo   “Training delivered in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO No: 90909”

Accreditation number: CVP170002D

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

Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop July 2017
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Students will also be assessed at the end of the course to demonstrate to their instructor that they have an appropriate understanding of the procedures necessary to manage a life-threatening situation. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess an emergency situation
  • Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Administer first aid for minor wounds and apply infection control procedures
  • Manage a casualty with external bleeding, suffering from shock, burns, electric shock, eye and soft tissue injuries, drowning/ near drowning, head,chest and abdominal injuries, extremes of temperature
  • Administer first aid for venomous bites and stings and allergic reactions
  • Administer first aid for spinal injuries and fractures
  • Determine principles for the assessment and movement of the sick and injured and First Aid recording requirements
  • Explain the legal and social responsibilities of a first aider
  • Determine first aid facilities and training requirements
  • Operation of an AED

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

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170012D

First Aid Workshop has been accredited for 10 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 20 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

 

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

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Overview

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

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

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

 

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

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

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):  1.1.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.3.1, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3

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

CPD credits:

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

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

Speakers:

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

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL:

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

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Overview:

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

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

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

Part Two:

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

Competency Standards assigned

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

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

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Overview:

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

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

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

Part Two:

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

Competency Standards assigned

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

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

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Overview:

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

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

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

Part Two:

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

Competency Standards assigned

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

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

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Overview:

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

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

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

Part Two:

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

Competency Standards assigned

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

Aug
6
Sun
2017
Clinical Update Albury @ Albury (TBC)
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061D

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

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

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Overview:

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

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

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

Part Two:

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

Competency Standards assigned

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

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

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Overview:

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

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

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

Part Two:

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

Competency Standards assigned

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

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

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Overview:

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

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

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

Part Two:

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

Competency Standards assigned

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

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

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Overview:

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

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

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

Part Two:

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

Competency Standards assigned

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

Aug
12
Sat
2017
Immunisation Training – 12 August 2017 Bankstown @ Bankstown Sports Club (To Be Confirmed)
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

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

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NN

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

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

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Aug
13
Sun
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – 13 August 2017 @ Bankstown Sports Club
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

Course Content

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

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

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Competencies:

1.3,6.1,6.2,6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055K

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

Speakers

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

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Bankstown @ Bankstown Sports Club
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

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

Program Overview: 

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

Learning Objectives 

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

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

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

Accreditation number: CNP170051K

 

Speakers

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

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

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

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Overview:

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

Learning Objectives:

Part One:

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

Part Two:

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

Competency Standards assigned

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

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

Register on-line

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Friday 11 August 2017.

Overview

This training program provides pharmacists and pharmacy support staff with the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service. The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. Sponsored by the Victorian State Government Department of Health, the program, delivered in 2 parts for ALL Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator.

Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Effectively communicate with the customer, prescriber and any others involved in the treatment and management team.
  • Apply knowledge of legal responsibilities of the pharmacist and practical management skills for opioid substitution programs to real life scenarios

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3, 6.3, 7.1.3, 7.2.2

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170004C

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

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Aug
15
Tue
2017
CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Subiaco @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Stefanie Johnston
PSA – WA Branch Director

Aug
20
Sun
2017
First Aid Training/CPR – Hobart @ Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Aug 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overview:

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) and Perform CPR (HLTAID001) are being conducted this year through Surf Life Saving Tasmania who will be running PSA Member training sessions.

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

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

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

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

Perform CPR (HLTAID001)

  • Perform CPR renewal is required annually
  • CPR refresher will be conducted as part of the first aid course from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

CPD Credits:

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

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

Trainer:

These courses will be conducted by Surf Life Saving Tasmania.

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

 

 

Aug
22
Tue
2017
CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Liverpool
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1,1.5.1,1.5.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Deborah Benjamin
NSW Manager, Continuing Professional Development & Member Services

Aug
30
Wed
2017
Provide Advanced First Aid @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Aug 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

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

 

Learning Objectives:

Element 1: Respond in an emergency situation

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

Element 2: Apply appropriate first aid procedures

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

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

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

Element 4: Communicate essential incident details

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

Element 5: Evaluate the incident

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

Skills and practical scenarios:

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

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

 

CPD Points:

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Pre Reading

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

Face to Face Workshop

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

 

Speakers:Pulse

Andy Symons

Mark McConnell

Pulse Medical Emergency Training

 

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

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

 

CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Kogarah
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1,1.5.1,1.5.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Deborah Benjamin
NSW Manager, Continuing Professional Development & Member Services

Sep
5
Tue
2017
Immunisation Training – 5 September 2017 North Sydney @ Kirribilli Club North Sydney (To Be Confirmed)
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register Now (login required) Or Download Flyer

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

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

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

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

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

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NQ

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

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

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Sep
6
Wed
2017
CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Parramatta
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Deborah Benjamin
NSW Manager, Continuing Professional Development & Member Services

Sep
8
Fri
2017
Mental Health First Aid @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Sep 8 @ 8:30 am – Sep 9 @ 3:30 pm

Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or experiencing a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional assistance is provided or the crisis resolves. MHFA provides evidence based expert consensus guidelines for application in scenarios such as depression (including suicide), anxiety, psychosis, and substance use problems.

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CWP150031

This activity has been accredited for 12 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 24 Group 2 CPD) credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

 

Speaker

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

 

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Sep
10
Sun
2017
Clinical Update Armidale @ Armidale NSW (TBC)
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061E

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Sep
13
Wed
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR September 2017
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Overview

Perform CPR

This annual CPR update course covers all of the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 1 year.

Learning Objectives:

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

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

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170002E

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

Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop September 2017
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register Online

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Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Students will also be assessed at the end of the course to demonstrate to their instructor that they have an appropriate understanding of the procedures necessary to manage a life-threatening situation. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess an emergency situation
  • Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Administer first aid for minor wounds and apply infection control procedures
  • Manage a casualty with external bleeding, suffering from shock, burns, electric shock, eye and soft tissue injuries, drowning/ near drowning, head,chest and abdominal injuries, extremes of temperature
  • Administer first aid for venomous bites and stings and allergic reactions
  • Administer first aid for spinal injuries and fractures
  • Determine principles for the assessment and movement of the sick and injured and First Aid recording requirements
  • Explain the legal and social responsibilities of a first aider
  • Determine first aid facilities and training requirements
  • Operation of an AED

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

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170012E

First Aid Workshop has been accredited for 10 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 20 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

 

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Mental Health First Aid @ Mountie Mt Prtichard
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm

Register now (login required)

Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.

This Mental Health First Aid workshop teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

This course meets the QCPP PPI element at least one member of staff must have evidence of completing this training (element 17 Action 4, Version 2.1 Manual update #3 – January 2013)

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems
  • Outline the sort of help that has been shown by research to be effective
  • Outline to clients and colleagues where and how to get professional help for mental health problems
  • Provide initial help to adults who have signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Provide first aid in a mental health crisis situation

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CPD Credits:

Accreditation number: CN17043A

This activity has been accredited for 10 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 20 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Sponsors

NEW mhfa logo

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

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061F

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

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

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

Register (Member Only)

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

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-12 Boehringer Ingelheim

Accreditation number: CN17061G

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

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

Register on-line

Webinar instructions will be emailed to all registrants on Friday 13 October 2017.

Overview

This training program provides pharmacists and pharmacy support staff with the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service. The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. Sponsored by the Victorian State Government Department of Health, the program, delivered in 2 parts for ALL Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator.

Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Effectively communicate with the customer, prescriber and any others involved in the treatment and management team.
  • Apply knowledge of legal responsibilities of the pharmacist and practical management skills for opioid substitution programs to real life scenarios

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3, 6.3, 7.1.3, 7.2.2

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170004D

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

Speakers:

To be confirmed

Sponsor

Vic_health_department

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Immunisation Training – 21 October 2017 Parramatta @ Novotel Parramatta
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Register Now (login required) Or Download Flyer

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

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

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

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

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

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NP

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

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

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Oct
22
Sun
2017
First Aid Training/CPR – Ulverstone @ Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overview:

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) and Perform CPR (HLTAID001) are being conducted this year through Surf Life Saving Tasmania who will be running PSA Member training sessions.

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

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

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

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

Perform CPR (HLTAID001)

  • Perform CPR renewal is required annually
  • CPR refresher will be conducted as part of the first aid course from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

CPD Credits:

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

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

Trainer:

These courses will be conducted by Surf Life Saving Tasmania.

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

 

 

Oct
26
Thu
2017
Parkville – Mental Health First Aid October 2017 @ PSA Boardroom
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – Oct 27 @ 4:30 pm

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Online registration

Overview

Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. Mental health first aid strategies are taught in evidence-based training programs authored by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia and conducted by accredited MHFA Instructors across Australia.

Our 12-hour Mental Health First Aid workshop teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems
  • Outline the sort of help that has been shown by research to be effective
  • Outline to clients and colleagues where and how to get professional help for mental health problems
  • Provide initial help to adults who have signs and symptoms of mental health problems
  • Provide first aid in a mental health crisis situation

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170005B

This activity has been accredited for 12 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 24 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Speakers:

Ms Louise Edwards

Sponsors

NEW mhfa logo

Oct
29
Sun
2017
First Aid Training/CPR – Hobart @ Surf Life Saving Tasmania
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overview:

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) and Perform CPR (HLTAID001) are being conducted this year through Surf Life Saving Tasmania who will be running PSA Member training sessions.

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

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

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

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

Perform CPR (HLTAID001)

  • Perform CPR renewal is required annually
  • CPR refresher will be conducted as part of the first aid course from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

CPD Credits:

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

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

Trainer:

These courses will be conducted by Surf Life Saving Tasmania.

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

 

 

First Aid Training/CPR – Launceston @ PCYC Launceston
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Overview:

Provide First Aid (HLTAID003) and Perform CPR (HLTAID001) are being conducted this year through Surf Life Saving Tasmania who will be running PSA Member training sessions.

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

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

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

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

Perform CPR (HLTAID001)

  • Perform CPR renewal is required annually
  • CPR refresher will be conducted as part of the first aid course from 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

CPD Credits:

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

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

Trainer:

These courses will be conducted by Surf Life Saving Tasmania.

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

 

 

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

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061H

Minimum Attendance:

Please be aware that a minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. It is possible therefore that an event may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.

Cancellations:

Please note that cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the seminar are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire seminar fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year. Please note that if you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.

Nov
13
Mon
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR November 2017
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Register Online

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Overview

Perform CPR

This annual CPR update course covers all of the skills and knowledge required to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
Upon successful completion of this course participants will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 1 year.

Learning Objectives:

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

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

 

CPD Credits:

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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

Register Online

Download Flyer

Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

By attending this course, you will learn all the necessary skills and knowledge required to provide a first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders, until the arrival of medical or other assistance. Students will also be assessed at the end of the course to demonstrate to their instructor that they have an appropriate understanding of the procedures necessary to manage a life-threatening situation. Upon successful completion, you will be issued with a statement of attainment valid for 3 years.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess an emergency situation
  • Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Administer first aid for minor wounds and apply infection control procedures
  • Manage a casualty with external bleeding, suffering from shock, burns, electric shock, eye and soft tissue injuries, drowning/ near drowning, head,chest and abdominal injuries, extremes of temperature
  • Administer first aid for venomous bites and stings and allergic reactions
  • Administer first aid for spinal injuries and fractures
  • Determine principles for the assessment and movement of the sick and injured and First Aid recording requirements
  • Explain the legal and social responsibilities of a first aider
  • Determine first aid facilities and training requirements
  • Operation of an AED

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

CPD Credits:

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apts logo  “Training delivered in partnership and under the auspice of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO No: 90909”

Accreditation number: CVP170012F

First Aid Workshop has been accredited for 10 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 20 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Pharmacists are encouraged to self-record CPD for  time spent on the pre-course reading and assessment task.

 

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

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

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

Learning Objectives:

Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:

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

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

CPD Points:

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Event Code: CW17009B

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

Speaker:

Dr Andrew Stafford

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Mar
16
Fri
2018
Annual Therapeutic Update 2018 @ Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm

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About

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

Who should attend

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

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

Why you should attend

  • Quality, independent information from specialists in their field
  • Up to 42 Group 2 CPD credits are available
  • Perfect atmosphere for networking with colleagues and peers
  • Excellent opportunities to interact with expert speakers
  • Enjoy the relaxed and invigorating setting to maximise your learning experience
  • Family friendly – The Blue Mountains offers lots of things to keep your guests occupied while the conference is in session and there’s time to catch up when the day is done.
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