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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA credit icon-Group2-29

 

 

Accreditation number: CP170011QR

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Feb
24
Sat
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ Emergico "Colwill Place"
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA credit icon-Group2-29

 

 

Accreditation number: CP18001QE

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
New Drugs & Clinical Controversies 2018 Breakfast CPD @ PSA SA Office
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

With new evidence constantly becoming available on existing medications and challenging current clinical practice guidelines, it’s essential pharmacists are able to accurately assess available information to make appropriate clinical decisions.

Dr Jo Thomas is back with the popular Clinical Controversies session to shed some light on some of these recent evidence and provide you with strategies on how to separate fact from fiction.

This session will discuss recent advances in heart failure management (optimising therapy, pitfalls and tips); anticoagulation in the era of DOACS/NOACs and drug therapy in dementia.

Learning Objectives

Discuss recent advances in heart failure management, anticoagulation in the era of novel/direct oral anticoagulants and drug therapy in dementia.

Competency Standards

Competencies (2016) addressed: 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.3, 3.3.1, 5.3.1.

Competencies (2010) addressed: 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.1.1.

CPD Credits

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This event is currently undergoing accreditation

Speaker

Dr Jo Thomas, BM BS, FRACGP, FRACP, FANZAPHE
Specialist General Practitioner
Royal Adelaide Hospital

 

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Feb
25
Sun
2018
PSA & PHN Drug & Alcohol Forum Tamworth: A journey through time (through the eyes of the health care professional) @ Quality Hotel Powerhouse Tamworth
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Register here or download flyer

The Drug & Alcohol Forum has been designed by addiction care experts in the Hunter New England Central Coast PHN region and aims to improve education across disciplines in drugs that have the potential for misuse and abuse, and improve networks and referral pathways in each area.

The forum will include an overview of the reality of drug and alcohol use in Australia and how the HNECC region rates as well as insights into the pharmacology of opioids and benzodiazepines and other drugs that have the potential for misuse and overuse. The screening, assessment and treatment of those with addiction as well as local referral pathways and networks will be a focus. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain experience in the behaviour change principles of addiction management and strategies to initiate “courageous conversations” around misuse.

This forum is ideal for pharmacists, general practitioners, nurses, clinical psychologists and other allied health professionals. Includes working lunch and workshop materials. Once registered, you will receive a link to pre-reading materials and detailed program.

Presenters include: Dr Michael Campbell-Smith, Addiction Medicine Specalist, Prof David Newby, Pharmacologist, Dr Paula Wye, Health Psychologist and Evan Morris, Health Pathways New England.

*Up to 15 credit points (Group 2 Category) based on successful completion of pre-work and assessment.

 

Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 25 February 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course fees

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

CPD credits:

PSA credit icon-Group2-46

 

 

 

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Accreditation number:CV18001VD

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

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Feb
26
Mon
2018
Bridging the Gap – Stroke Management – Hobart @ Chemistry Tea Room (208) University of Tasmania
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Sign in and light refreshments from 6.00 pm, presentation begins at 6.30 pm

The Bridging the Gap program gives pharmacists from all disciplines the opportunity to discuss medication management and preventative public health with emphasis on patient-centred care.

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a major contributor to long term disability. Stroke prevention is an area where pharmacists can play an important role in the community. This workshop aims at providing an overview of the pathophysiology and risk factors of stroke, as well as discussing the role the pharmacist can play in stroke management and prevention. Additionally, this workshop will look at the pharmacists role in raising consumer awareness of the different aspects of stroke and guidelines for secondary stroke prevention. We review the pathophysiology of stroke and discuss prevention and modifiable risk factors that form the basis for public health education. The workshop comprises a presentation and group discussions which will focus on communication and optimising therapeutic options.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the aetiology, pathophysiology and symptomatology of stroke
  • Recognise the common modifiable risk factors for stroke
  • Describe the guidelines for the secondary prevention of stroke
  • Explain the importance of consumer awareness of the different aspects of stroke
  • Discuss the pharmacist’s role in educating the public about stroke
  • Assess an individual’s stroke risk using screening tools
  • Discuss way to raise awareness in the community for stroke prevention and acute management.

Competency Standards Addressed by the Activity

(2010) 1.1.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2

(2016) 1.1.3, 1.3.1, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.6.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.3, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.5.2, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 5.1.4, 5.3.3

 

CPD Credits:

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This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CP18002TA

Presenter:

Angus Thompson, Lecturer in Therapeutics and Pharmacy Practice at the University of Tasmania and accredited Home Medicines Review (HMR) pharmacist.

 

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

 

Bridging the Gap – Stroke Management – Launceston @ Room 205, Launceston Clinical School
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Sign in and light refreshments from 6.00 pm, presentation begins at 6.30 pm

The Bridging the Gap program gives pharmacists from all disciplines the opportunity to discuss medication management and preventative public health with emphasis on patient-centred care.

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a major contributor to long term disability. Stroke prevention is an area where pharmacists can play an important role in the community. This workshop aims at providing an overview of the pathophysiology and risk factors of stroke, as well as discussing the role the pharmacist can play in stroke management and prevention. Additionally, this workshop will look at the pharmacists role in raising consumer awareness of the different aspects of stroke and guidelines for secondary stroke prevention. We review the pathophysiology of stroke and discuss prevention and modifiable risk factors that form the basis for public health education. The workshop comprises a presentation and group discussions which will focus on communication and optimising therapeutic options.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the aetiology, pathophysiology and symptomatology of stroke
  • Recognise the common modifiable risk factors for stroke
  • Describe the guidelines for the secondary prevention of stroke
  • Explain the importance of consumer awareness of the different aspects of stroke
  • Discuss the pharmacist’s role in educating the public about stroke
  • Assess an individual’s stroke risk using screening tools
  • Discuss way to raise awareness in the community for stroke prevention and acute management.

Competency Standards Addressed by the Activity

(2010) 1.1.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.3, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2

(2016) 1.1.3, 1.3.1, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.6.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.3, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.5.2, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 5.1.4, 5.3.3

 

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4   approvedCPD

This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CP18002TB

Presenter:

Jackson Crawn, Pharmacist Launceston General Hospital and PSA Branch Committee Member.

 

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.

 

Parkville: APSIG February 2018: Heart failure: sacubitril & valsartan’s place in therapy @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Feb 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

Heart failure: sacubitril & valsartan’s place in therapy
This session will provide a brief overview of the pathophysiology of heart failure with emphasis on its pharmacological and non-pharmacological management. Currently the newest medication available for heart failure is a combination medication containing sacubitril and valsartan. Sacubitril has a different mechanism of action from other medications used for heart failure and will be explored in this session including its place in therapy. Accredited pharmacists play a major role in medication management and this session will enhance their understanding of the changes to the heart failure landscape.

This evening will commence with a literature review by Professor Louis Roller. There will be case studies to support interactive discussions.

*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: Workshop

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of heart failure.
  2. Discuss the pharmacological management of heart failure and their place in therapy.
  3. Describe the mechanism of action of sacubitril and discuss its place in the management of heart failure
  4. Explain the precautions, contraindications and adverse effects that relates to the combine use of sacubitril and valsartan.
  5. Describe the non-pharmacological management of heart failure.

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.2, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1

Competency Standards (2010): 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180203
PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD credits.

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

Speakers:

Dr Hendrik Zimmet (MBBS FRACP FCSANZ)
Cardiologist specialising in Heart Failure Management
Associate Clinical Dean of Monash medical student teaching at Epworth Richmond
Senior Clinical Lecturer for the University of Melbourne

Sponsor:

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My Health Record in Pharmacy: Geraldton @ WA Centre for Rural Health - MP Room
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Following the My Health Record expansion program, all Australians will have a record by the end of 2018 unless they indicate that they do not want one. This will support timely access to important health information by both patients and their treating healthcare providers, and improve patient health outcomes.

This workshop will introduce the My Health Record system and explore its features and functionalities, and benefits and uses, as they relate to pharmacy practice. The workshop will prepare participants to engage with the system and integrate it with their clinical workflow.

  • 6:30 – 7:00pm: Refreshments
  • 7:00 – 9:00pm: Presentation

Learning Objectives

  • List the features and benefits of My Health Record in pharmacy practices
  • Describe how to communicate the benefits of the My Health Record system to patients
  • Describe the privacy and security measures taken to protect My Health Record and how to discuss privacy concerns
  • Describe how more comprehensive clinical information (access via My Health Record) can contribute to patient care

Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 1.6.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.3.3

Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.2.5, 7.1.1, 7.1.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation Number: CX17166J

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Sponsor

Funding for this activity has been provided by the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Registration

This is a free event, however places are limited, so registration is recommended.

Feb
27
Tue
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules Online 11 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 8 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccine (saline).

 

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and conpetency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA-credit-icon-Group2-35Australian Pharmacy Council logo

Accreditation number: CP18001WB

This activity has been accredited for 17.5 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 35 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
PSA Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists – WA @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules Online 11 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 8 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccine (saline).

 

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and conpetency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA-credit-icon-Group2-35Australalian Pharmacy Council logo

Accreditation number: CP18001WG

This activity has been accredited for 17.5 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 35 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Advances in Understanding and Treating ADHD – Newcastle @ Newcastle University Rm MS202
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects 8% of Australian schoolchildren and half are medicated. Pharmacists provide a valuable service to patients and families with ADHD. In September 2015, lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse), a novel ADHD medication, was PBS-listed.

This session provides an overview of what ADHD is, its subtypes and comorbidities, how ADHD is diagnosed and changes over time and the evidence of therapeutic outcomes including psychostimulant medication, atomoxetine and complementary therapies. Dr Zehetner will also provide an overview of the NSW Stimulant Subcommittee, of which he has been a member since 2012

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of what ADHD is, its subtypes and how it changes across the lifespan
  • Describe of the prevalence, pathogenesis and risk factors involved in the development of ADHD
  • Explain how ADHD is diagnosed and monitored
  • List common co-morbidities with ADHD
  • Describe available treatment options for ADHD, outcomes and how they differ from each other
  • Provide an overview of NSW Stimulant Subcommittee.

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 4.2, 7.1, 7.2

CPD credits:

 

Accreditation number: CN18022B

This activity is accredited for up to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

Speaker:

Dr Anthony Zehetner

Sponsor:

TBC

Registration:

This is a free event however places are limited so registration is recommended.

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

Shepparton: My Health Record in Pharmacy @ School of Rural Health, University of Melbourne
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Overview

Following the My Health Record expansion program, all Australians will have a record by the end of 2018 unless they indicate that they do not want one. This will support timely access to important health information by both patients and their treating healthcare providers, and improve patient health outcomes.

This workshop will introduce the My Health Record system and explore its features and functionalities, and benefits and uses, as they relate to pharmacy practice. The workshop will prepare participants to engage with the system and integrate it with their clinical workflow.

*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: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • List the features and benefits of My Health Record in pharmacy practices
  • Describe how to communicate the benefits of the My Health Record system to patients
  • Describe the privacy and security measures taken to protect My Health Record and how to discuss privacy concerns
  • Describe how more comprehensive clinical information (access via My Health Record) can contribute to patient care

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.6.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.3.3.

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.2.5, 7.1.1, 7.1.3.

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CX17166P

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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

Speakers: Danny Agnola, Toni Riley and Stephanie Chan

Sponsor:

Funding for this activity has been provided by the Australian Digital Health Agency.

 

Feb
28
Wed
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001QF

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ Mt Gravatt Hotel
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA credit icon-Group2-29

 

 

Accreditation number: CP18001QF

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Stroke management and prevention – Wollongong @ Wollongong Tennis Club, Seminar Room
Feb 28 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Stroke management can be incredibly complex. With multiple pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches available, each patient requires and individualised approach to prevention and treatment. With the introduction of NOACs, alongside more traditional treatments, like warfarin, understanding best practice in stroke management is essential to ensure positive health outcomes.

This session will update pharmacists on the types of strokes that patients may suffer from, and discuss the various treatment approaches, highlights benefits and drawbacks of each. Finally, pharmacists will discuss the merits of in-pharmacy screening services for patients at a high risk of stroke.

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Explain the pathophysiology of stroke, paying attentions to haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke.
  • List symptoms and signs, and modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors of stroke
  • Discuss prevention and treatment paradigms of stroke, including the use of NOACs and warfarin, and the utility of non-pharmacological interventions
  • Explain the use of screening initiatives for various conditions that may cause stroke, including AF, and how this can be implemented in practice

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2010): 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 7.1.3, 7.3.2, 7.3.3.

CPD credits:

 

Accreditation number: CN18063J

This activity is accredited for up to 1.5 hours of Group 3 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

Speaker:

Professor Peter Carroll

Sponsor:

TBC

Registration:

This is a free event however places are limited so registration is recommended.

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

An introduction to the Endocannabinoid System – Webinar @ Online
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
MCC_logo PSA proudly hosts this education on behalf of Medical Cannabis Council as part of our commitment to meet pharmacist’s educational needs.

Overview

The endocannabinoid system is a major neuromodulatory system involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes including mediating the pharmacological effects of cannabis. This webinar will provide viewers with an overview of how medicinal cannabis interacts with the human body through an explanation of the endocannabinoid system.

Time

ACT, NSW, TAS & VIC – 7.30pm
QLD – 6.30pm
SA – 7:00pm
NT – 6:00pm
WA – 4.30pm

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*Please use your PSA number at registration to have your CPD credits automatically recorded to your PSA member record.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the different cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids (ligands) and enzymes that constitute the endocannabinoid system
  • Define the physiological activity of the endocannabinoid system, with specific examples focusing on the neurological, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and immune systems
  • Describe potential interactions via cytochrome P450 liver enzymes, and describe the benefits and disadvantages of different forms of administration.

Competencies (2016) addressed: 3.1.2, 3.5.2, 3.6.3.

Competencies (2010) addressed: 4.2.1, 7.3.1, 6.3.1.

CPD Points:

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

Speaker

Justin Sinclair MHerbMed (USyd) BHSc (UNR) FNHAA MICRS MSCC
Justin is a research Fellow at NICM, international leader in integrative medicine research based at Western Sydney University; coordinator of the Australian Medicinal Cannabis Research & Education Collaboration. For the last 2 years he has served on the United in Compassion’s Scientific Advisory Board, Australia’s leading medicinal cannabis patient advocacy group (pro bono). His scientific background is in pharmacognosy, but research interests extend into botany, ethnopharmacology, analytical phytochemistry, ethnobotany and psychopharmacology. He is currently a co-investigator on several clinical research projects in development around medicinal cannabis, and lectures to medical practitioners, nurses, politicians and other allied health professionals about therapeutic applications of the Cannabis genus. He has published on the topics of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system, pain management and herb/drug interactions in peer reviewed publications and is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and International Cannabinoid Research Society.

My Health Record in Pharmacy Workshop – Joondalup @ Joondalup Reception Centre
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Following the My Health Record expansion program, all Australians will have a record by the end of 2018 unless they indicate that they do not want one. This will support timely access to important health information by both patients and their treating healthcare providers, and improve patient health outcomes.

This workshop will introduce the My Health Record system and explore its features and functionalities, and benefits and uses, as they relate to pharmacy practice. The workshop will prepare participants to engage with the system and integrate it with their clinical workflow.

  • 6:30 – 7:00pm: Refreshments
  • 7:00 – 9:00pm: Presentation

Learning Objectives

  • List the features and benefits of My Health Record in pharmacy practices
  • Describe how to communicate the benefits of the My Health Record system to patients
  • Describe the privacy and security measures taken to protect My Health Record and how to discuss privacy concerns
  • Describe how more comprehensive clinical information (access via My Health Record) can contribute to patient care

Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 1.6.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.3.3

Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.2.5, 7.1.1, 7.1.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation Number: CX17166

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Sponsor

Funding for this activity has been provided by the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Registration

This is a free event, however places are limited, so registration is recommended.

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Enquiries: For more information on the My Health Record please visit  www.myhealthrecord.gov.au

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists – Launceston @ Best Western Launceston
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001TB

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Mar
4
Sun
2018
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Gosford @ Gosford RSL Club
Mar 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

  • 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.

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18055N

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
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 – Gosford @ Gosford RSL Club
Mar 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

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18051N

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
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.

Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR March 2018
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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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
  • Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

Competency Standards:

2016 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

2010 competencies: 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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170002I

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

Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop March 2018
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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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:

2016 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

2010 competencies: 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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170012I

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.

 

PSA Immunisation Training Program For Pharmacists – NSW @ Wollongong City Diggers
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

Participants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Participants must provide evidence of currency in the following at the time of attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment:

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

* HLTAID001 is not required if HLTAID003 was completed in the 12 months prior to the Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment. Participants will not be able to participate in the Practical Workshop and Assessment if they have not completed the Immunisation Online Modules including achieving 80% in the assessments.

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

Course fees

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

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001NH

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Mar
5
Mon
2018
My Health Record in Pharmacy – Launceston @ Best Western Hotel
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Overview

Following the My Health Record expansion program, all Australians will have a record by the end of 2018 unless they indicate that they do not want one. This will support timely access to important health information by both patients and their treating healthcare providers, and improve patient health outcomes.

This workshop will introduce the My Health Record system and explore its features and functionalities, and benefits and uses, as they relate to pharmacy practice. The workshop will prepare participants to engage with the system and integrate it with their clinical workflow.

  • 6:00-6:30pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • List the features and benefits of My Health Record in pharmacy practices
  • Describe how to communicate the benefits of the My Health Record system to patients
  • Describe the privacy and security measures taken to protect My Health Record and how to discuss privacy concerns
  • Describe how more comprehensive clinical information (access via My Health Record) can contribute to patient care

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.2.5, 7.1.1, 7.1.3.

Competency Standards (2016): 1.6.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.3.3.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CX17166F

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

Speaker:

Rachel Dienaar B.Pharm MPS, Lead Coach – Health Destination

Sponsor:

Funding for this activity has been provided by the Australian Digital Health Agency

Registration:

This is a free event, however places are limited so registration is recommended. Register here

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

 

Mar
6
Tue
2018
PSA Immunisation Training Program For Pharmacists – SA (6/3/18) @ PSA SA Office
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules Online 5 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Assessment Face-to-face 6 Hours Participants will be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccines

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives

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

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

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

Learning Competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditaiton number: CP18001SD

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

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First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

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

 

My health record in pharmacy Wollongong @ Wollongong Golf Club
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Following the My Health Record expansion program, all Australians will have a record by the end of 2018 unless they indicate that they do not want one. This will support timely access to important health information by both patients and their treating healthcare providers, and improve patient health outcomes.

This workshop will introduce the My Health Record system and explore its features and functionalities, and benefits and uses, as they relate to pharmacy practice. The workshop will prepare participants to engage with the system and integrate it with their clinical workflow.

  • 6:00-6:30pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • List the features and benefits of My Health Record in pharmacy practices
  • Describe how to communicate the benefits of the My Health Record system to patients
  • Describe the privacy and security measures taken to protect My Health Record and how to discuss privacy concerns
  • Describe how more comprehensive clinical information (access via My Health Record) can contribute to patient care

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.2.5, 7.1.1, 7.1.3.

Competency Standards (2016): 1.6.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.3.3.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CX17166M

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

Speaker:

To be confirmed

Sponsor:

Funding for this activity has been provided by the Australian Digital Health Agency

Registration:

This is a free event however places are limited so registration is recommended.

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

Brisbane Evening Workshop – Screening for Problem Gambling @ Brisbane TBC
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Description

Research indicates that 58% of problem gamblers also have an alcohol or other drugs issue, and 38% have mental health conditions. Additionally, 20-30% of those undergoing substance use treatment will have a gambling problem.

As first line health professionals, pharmacists regularly see people who have a drug or alcohol dependency or a mental health condition; both of which increase the chance of also struggling with an undetected gambling problem. To prevent relapse, each problem needs to be addressed individually.

To support pharmacists detect and help their communities with risky gambling behaviours, Lives Lived Well is partnering with PSA to offer a Gambling Screening Workshop. This training will provide the right tools to clinicians to use on a daily basis and help to screen and identify those in need.

The training will cover:

  • Characteristics of problem gambling
  • The relationship with substance use and mental health
  • Problem Gambling Severity Index
  • The use of brief interventions
  • Practice-based strategies

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the link between substance use, mental health and problem gambling.
  • Describe the characteristics of problem gambling.
  • Recognise the importance of screening for problem gambling.
  • Discuss the problem gambling severity index as a screening tool.
  • Demonstrate the role of brief interventions.

 

Competency Standards assigned 2010 – 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.2, 2.5.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.32016 – 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 3.6.1, 4.1.1

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Stroke management and prevention – Gosford @ Gosford venue TBC
Mar 6 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Stroke management can be incredibly complex. With multiple pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches available, each patient requires and individualised approach to prevention and treatment. With the introduction of NOACs, alongside more traditional treatments, like warfarin, understanding best practice in stroke management is essential to ensure positive health outcomes.

This session will update pharmacists on the types of strokes that patients may suffer from, and discuss the various treatment approaches, highlights benefits and drawbacks of each. Finally, pharmacists will discuss the merits of in-pharmacy screening services for patients at a high risk of stroke.

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Explain the pathophysiology of stroke, paying attentions to haemorrhagic and ischaemic stroke.
  • List symptoms and signs, and modifiable and unmodifiable risk factors of stroke
  • Discuss prevention and treatment paradigms of stroke, including the use of NOACs and warfarin, and the utility of non-pharmacological interventions
  • Explain the use of screening initiatives for various conditions that may cause stroke, including AF, and how this can be implemented in practice

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2010): 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 7.1.3, 7.3.2, 7.3.3.

CPD credits:

 

Accreditation number: CN18063I

This activity is accredited for up to 1.5 hours of Group 3 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

Speaker:

Professor Peter Carroll

Sponsor:

TBC

Registration:

This is a free event however places are limited so registration is recommended.

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

Pertussis Disease And Vaccination Update @ PSA SA Office
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Immunisation is a vital public health initiative that has reduced the burden of previously common bacterial and viral diseases and pharmacists are well-positioned to educate the community about these benefits.

According to the Australian Immunisation Handbook, pertussis remains highly prevalent and the least well controlled of all vaccine preventable diseases. Epidemics occur every 3 to 4 years.

Learning objectives:

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

Competency standards (2010) addressed: TBA

Competency standards (2016) addressed: TBA

CPD Credits

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This event is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker:

Dr Hubert Maruszak
General Practitioner—Canberra
Clinician, researcher and educator in the field of HIV medicine and public health at Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and Pilbara in WA

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from

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Monthly Learning with Peers: New FITTER injection delivery – insulin, diabetes and beyond @ Parkville and selected regional satellite centres
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Monthly Learning with Peers

Monthly Learning with Peers represents an opportunity for pharmacists to:

  • Come together and network.
  • View a selected online CPD podcast together.
  • Complete MCQs and have discussions around the clinical topic and learn from each other in a peer supported session facilitated by your area coordinator.

This session aims to provide pharmacists with clinical information supplemented by knowledge sharing between peers. Individually we have a lot to share due to our unique work experiences. As health professionals that are continually learning there are often many questions that we don’t have answers to. Come along and find out what we can learn from each other and how this might shape our professional development and bridge our clinical gaps.

We encourage you to bring your laptop, tablet or other portable device so that you can log-in and complete the MCQs during the session.

These sessions are held on the first Tuesday evening of each month starting in March and ending in October in Parkville and selected regional areas due to local demand:

Regional Satellite Centres as listed below (including Parkville):

  • Bendigo – Murray Primary Health Network, Central Victorian Office, 3-5 View Point, Bendigo
  • Bundoora – RMIT University, Bundoora West Campus (Opp. Uni Hill Factory Outlet) Building 205. Ground Floor Room 2.11 (in main entrance, room on the right) *Bundoora– campus map
  • Clayton – Lecture Theatre Two, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Rd Clayton
  • Horsham (commencing from April onwards) – Meeting Room, Wimmera Development Association, 62 Darlot Street, Horsham
  • Parkville Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
  • Swan Hill – Marraboor Pharmacy, 34 McCrae Street, Swan Hill
  • Wodonga – Room 3112, Building 3 (Teaching Building), Latrobe University, University Drive, Wodonga

Networking and refreshments from 7:00pm, lecture will commence at 7.30pm.

Overview

March Topic: New FITTER injection delivery – insulin, diabetes and beyond

Pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professional to support the management of diabetes in the community. Management of diabetes requires a holistic approach, and includes medicines, diet, exercise, education, and monitoring. Management of injection delivery for insulin and other injectable diabetes medicines is also a key part of supporting adherence and good blood glucose control. This session provides the latest evidence for practical and comprehensive recommendations for diabetes injections and infusions, informed by the large international Forum for Injection Technique and Therapy: Expert Recommendations (FITTER) workshop in Rome 2015.

Learning objectives:

 After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the FITTER recommendations with particular attention to shortest needle length as the safest and first-line choice for all patient categories.
  • Explain the correct injection technique to minimise lipohypertrophy and enhance adherence
  • Discuss the FITTER recommendations in line with the psychological barriers that injections as part of treatment can create.

Competencies (2016) addressed: 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.2.5, 3.6.1.

Competencies (2010) addressed: 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 7.1.2, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3.

Speakers:

Professor Glen Maberly

Professor Glen Maberly is a Senior Staff Specialist Endocrinologist at Blacktown and Mt Druitt Hospitals, and Program Lead Western Sydney Diabetes Initiative at Western Sydney Local Health District. For his entire career Glen has focused on fostering public-private-civic partnerships and bringing public health evidence-based research findings to large-scale implementation.

 

Mar
7
Wed
2018
Provide Advanced First Aid @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 7 @ 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 (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

Competencies addressed (2010): 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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CW18001B

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.

Geelong: Pharmacist administered immunisation service 101 Workshop series
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview

Pharmacists are key primary healthcare providers and are well placed to contribute to improved access to immunisation especially to those most at risk of complications from vaccine-preventable disease through the provision of pharmacist administered immunisation service.

As at 20 October 2016 it was legislated that pharmacists could immunise in Victoria in accordance with specific legislations and guidelines. Currently there are approximately 20% of pharmacies in Victoria registered to provide pharmacist administered immunisation services, the percentage of which is lower in regional and rural Victoria.

This session aims to support pharmacists, pharmacy staff and pharmacies interested in delivering a pharmacist administered immunisation service with an insight into the legislations and guidelines that govern this service and the practical considerations around implementation and promotion. Pharmacists who are currently delivering this service will benefit from the promotional discussions that can help improve awareness and uptake of the service. The pharmacy team overall will find value in consolidating their understanding of effective cold chain management.

This is a free event, however it is requested that participants register via the link above. Pharmacists and all pharmacy staff are welcome to attend. All attendees will receive a pertussis and registration resource kit.

  • 6.30-7:00pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the value of a pharmacist administered vaccination service.
  • Discuss the legislations and guidelines by which pharmacist immunisers and pharmacies must comply with to provide a pharmacist administered
    vaccination service in Victoria.
  • Describe the practical considerations of implementing a pharmacist administered vaccination service and demonstrate ways in which pharmacists and the pharmacy team can promote this service in the pharmacy.
  • Recognise the principles and importance of cold chain management and implement processes that are required for effective cold chain management

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.2, 4.4.3, 4.6.3, 4.6.5.

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.7.1, 3.1.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3.

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

CPD credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4  Accreditation number: CVP18001A

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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

Speaker:

Representative from Primary Health Network (PHN) Western Victoria and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). TBA.

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Mar
8
Thu
2018
My Health Record in Pharmacy – Ulverstone @ Pier 01
Mar 8 @ 6:00 am – 8:30 am

This event brought to you by Primary Health Tasmania

Overview

Following the My Health Record expansion program, all Australians will have a record by the end of 2018 unless they indicate that they do not want one. This will support timely access to important health information by both patients and their treating healthcare providers, and improve patient health outcomes.

This workshop will introduce the My Health Record system and explore its features and functionalities, and benefits and uses, as they relate to pharmacy practice. The workshop will prepare participants to engage with the system and integrate it with their clinical workflow.

  • 6:00-6:30pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • List the features and benefits of My Health Record in pharmacy practices
  • Describe how to communicate the benefits of the My Health Record system to patients
  • Describe the privacy and security measures taken to protect My Health Record and how to discuss privacy concerns
  • Describe how more comprehensive clinical information (access via My Health Record) can contribute to patient care

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.2.5, 7.1.1, 7.1.3.

Competency Standards (2016): 1.6.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.3.3.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CX17166G

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

 

 

Registration:

This is a free event however places are limited so registration is recommended.  Register here

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

 

Mar
9
Fri
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001QG

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Mar
10
Sat
2018
Mental Health First Aid @ PSA Boardroom
Mar 10 @ 8:30 am – Mar 11 @ 3:30 pm

Mental health first aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

This 2 day course, facilitated by an experienced MHFA pharmacist, 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:

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

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1.

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CQ18001

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

Louise completed a thesis “Pharmacist interventions in mental health” in which she found pharmacists and pharmacy staff were ill equipped to deal with the common presentations of mental health problems in the pharmacy. Presenting as a MHFA instructor across Australia has allowed Louise to help pharmacy staff, other health professionals and members of the public understands the best way to respond to mental health problems and crises. Louise is a practicing pharmacist working in community pharmacy, and for Poisons Information Centre at SCGH where a large number of calls are related to overdose in suicide. Louise has previously worked as Project Pharmacist CPD for PSA as well as facilitate mental health education sessions for PSA.

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
11
Sun
2018
PSA & PHN Drug & Alcohol Forum Hunter Valley: A journey through time (through the eyes of the health care professional) @ Mecure Resort Hunter Valley
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm

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The Drug & Alcohol Forum has been designed by addiction care experts in the Hunter New England Central Coast PHN region and aims to improve education across disciplines in drugs that have the potential for misuse and abuse, and improve networks and referral pathways in each area.

The forum will include an overview of the reality of drug and alcohol use in Australia and how the HNECC region rates as well as insights into the pharmacology of opioids and benzodiazepines and other drugs that have the potential for misuse and overuse. The screening, assessment and treatment of those with addiction as well as local referral pathways and networks will be a focus. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain experience in the behaviour change principles of addiction management and strategies to initiate “courageous conversations” around misuse.

This forum is ideal for pharmacists, general practitioners, nurses, clinical psychologists and other allied health professionals. Includes working lunch and workshop materials. Once registered, you will receive a link to pre-reading materials and detailed program.

Presenters include: Dr Sally McKenna, Addiction Medicine Specalist, Prof David Newby, Pharmacologist, Dr Paula Wye, Health Psychologist and Sandra Fitzgerald, Health Pathways Clinical Editor.

*Up to 15 credit points (Group 2 Category) based on successful completion of pre-work and assessment.

 

Mar
13
Tue
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA credit icon-Group2-29

 

 

Accreditation number: CP18001QH

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Mar
14
Wed
2018
Neuropathic Pain: Effective Diagnosis and Management @ PSA WA Conference Room
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This session provides a simple approach to diagnosing and treating neuropathic pain with confidence. It includes the latest evidence-based guidance on selecting medicines, including non-pharmacological strategies to consider when developing individualised management plans for the treatment of neuropathic pain.

Learning objectives

  • Diagnose neuropathic pain and recommend appropriate pain medicines
  • Clarify the latest guideline recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of neuropathic pain
  • Apply evidence-based guidance to help choose the most appropriate first-line treatment for neuropathic pain, based on individual patient characteristics, and potential benefits and risks.

Competency Standards 2016: 1.1.3, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.6.1, 2.3.1, 2.4.1, 3.1.1, 3.3, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.5.2.

Competency Standards 2010: 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 4.2.3, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 7.1.1, 7.1.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Cost

PSA members: Free
Non-members: $75

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

Mar
15
Thu
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PHN Maroochydore, Ground floor, Mayfield house
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA credit icon-Group2-29

 

 

Accreditation number: CP18001QI

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Mar
16
Fri
2018
Annual Therapeutic Update 2018 @ Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
Mar 16 @ 10:00 am – Mar 18 @ 2:00 pm

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Annual Therapeutic Update 16-18 March 2018 Fairmont Resort Leura, Blue Mountains

Registrations are now open 

Early Bird tickets are avalable untill Thursday 11.59pm on 1 February 2018.

About

The focus of 2018 NSW/ACT Annual Therapeutic Update is ‘Clinical advancements: past, present and future’. It is designed to improve pharmacists’ knowledge in key therapeutic areas with the aim of improving health outcomes of patients. There will be opportunities to talk to friends and colleagues, build relationships with allied health professionals and take advantage of exhibitor promotions.

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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 30 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.

Topics covered

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Paediatrics
  • Mens health
  • Oral health
  • New drugs
  • Osteoarthritis
  • HIV Prevention
  • And more…
Mar
17
Sat
2018
Parkville – Mental Health First Aid March 2018
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – Mar 18 @ 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, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or 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.

This 2-day workshop, facilitated by an accredited MHFA pharmacist passionate about mental health teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation. There will be application of mental health first aid through pharmacy related case scenarios. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Mental health is everybody’s business. One in five Australians experiences a mental illness in any one year. Also, rates of self-injury and suicide increase with remoteness from big cities, suggesting significant mental health issues need addressing in rural and remote areas. There is also less access to specialised mental health care in rural areas.

By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid workshop, you’ll develop greater confidence to deal with people as they encounter issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, non-suicidal self-injury and thoughts of suicide.

Following the training and after passing a short online assessment, you will be an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. You also take home the 180+ page Mental Health First Aid Manual, as a resource to support you in implementing your new understandings.

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:

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180002A

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:

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

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Louise is a pharmacist who has also completed an undergraduate degree majoring in Psychology. With a passion for mental health, Louise completed a thesis (receiving Class I Honours and the University Medal) researching pharmacist interventions in mental health. her experience is widespread having  worked in a variety of pharmacies across Australia in different settings, from Perth suburban pharmacies, to rural Townsville (north Queensland) with its large mining community, Indigenous health, rural health service delivery, and large military population. Louise also worked in a Melbourne suburban pharmacy with a large substance addicted clientele, as well as a large outer-city Melbourne Private Hospital based pharmacy. She currently works for WA Poisons Information Centre as a Specialist in Poisons Information and as a sessional Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at Curtin University. Louise has delivered MHFA training in WA, QLD, and Victoria to pharmacists and other pharmacy staff and also to occupational therapists, dentists, mining industry employees, lawyers, education department workers, tradespeople and the general public.

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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.
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Mildura – HLTAID001 Provide CPR March 2018 @ Conference Room 1, Mildura Base Hospital
Mar 18 @ 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
  • Maintain the airway, breathing and circulation of an unconscious casualty
  • Communicate details of the incident

Competency Standards:

2016 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

2010 competencies: 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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170002N

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.

Mildura – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop March 2018 @ Conference Room 1, Mildura Base Hospital
Mar 18 @ 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:

2016 competencies: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

2010 competencies: 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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170012N

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.

 

Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 18 March 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course fees

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number:CV18001VF

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

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Careers And Networking 2018 @ UniSA City East Campus, Brookman Hall
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

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The world of pharmacy is continuously evolving and adapting to economic, political and social changes. There are many challenges currently facing our profession and facing pharmacists. PSA, the peak national body for pharmacists, is supporting and advocating for your career journey.

Our Careers & Networking Expo will help you to improve your opportunities for success in pharmacy; providing you with new ideas, inspiration and a sense of motivation to further develop your clinical and professional skills. Come along and engage with leaders from the profession and industry partners, who will be eager to share their knowledge and experiences.

Join us for this social and educational event to expand your network of like-minded pharmacists in an informal environment. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn from experts in pharmacy, hear about current industry trends, and the new and exciting career pathways that other pharmacists have been embarking upon.

Career development is a life long journey. Put this date in your calendar today.

Who should attend:
Every pharmacist, intern pharmacist and pharmacy student wanting to make positive changes to their pharmacy career to enhance their impact to the communities in which they work.

Mar
19
Mon
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules Online 11 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 8 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccine (saline).

 

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and conpetency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001WC

This activity has been accredited for 17.5 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 35 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Mar
20
Tue
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ Mt Gravatt Hotel
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001QJ

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules Online 11 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 8 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccine (saline).

 

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and conpetency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001WD

This activity has been accredited for 17.5 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 35 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Mar
21
Wed
2018
Preparing for PrEP on the PBS @ ACON
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Outline:

With the upcoming PBS listing of PrEP in early 2018, and the subsequent transition of over 15,000 PrEP users onto the PBS, it is paramount that pharmacists are prepared to provide appropriate service delivery with regard to PrEP and HIV prevention to patients seeking it. This is particularly important in areas that may experience a high volume of PrEP prescriptions. These interactive workshops will provide pharmacists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to provide PrEP in an appropriate and confident manner, and provide information and access/referral pathways to potential PrEP users.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the current state of HIV epidemic and HIV prevention strategies in Australia
  • Define pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); describe the medication tenofovir/emtricitabine combination) and dosing used for PrEP
  • List current brands and salts available, paying attention to differences in listed strength
  • Review current evidence supporting the indication and identify patients who may benefit from PrEP
  • Discuss PrEP in light of:
    • Early undiagnosed HIV infection and development of resistance, including identification of possible acute HIV infection
    • HBV monoinfection
    • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Describe protocols related to prescribing and providing PrEP, including routine STI screening
  • Discuss the PBS listing of PrEP, including quantity, repeats and authority required
  • Counsel patients appropriately on the initiation of PrEP and each subsequent dosing, highlighting the importance of regular testing, adherence and identification of adverse events
  • Provide information on the process of ceasing PrEP
  • Describe alternate PrEP regimens, including on-demand PrEP

 

Presented by Dr Benjamin Bavinton from the Kirby Institute and Merrion Tom from The Albion Centre.

Ben is a lead investigator on the EPIC-NSW trial, the world largest PrEP trial, and Merrion is a Senior Pharmacist at The Albion Centre in Surry Hills, Australia’s only multidisciplinary centre with a  primary focus on HIV management.

Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 

1.6.3, 2.1.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.2  

Competency Standards (2010) addressed:

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

Course fees

PSA Members and Non-members: Free entry

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CN18048A

This activity has been accredited for 2.5 hours of Group 2 CPD  (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
PSA Immunisation Practical Refresher Workshop – SA (21/3/18) @ PSA SA Office
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Immunisation practical refresher workshop

This PSA immunisation practical refresher workshop for pharmacists will provide participants with an update on the management of anaphylaxis, techniques for injection, and the appropriate preparation of vaccines for administration.

Learning objectives

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

  • Describe and demonstrate the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis
  • Demonstrate preparing vaccines for administration including correct hand washing technique
  • Demonstrate the preparation and practical aspects of intramuscular and subcutaneous vaccinations.

Competency standards

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 1.2.2, 1.4.2, 2.1.1, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.4, 7.2.2.

Competency standards (2016) addressed: 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.3.2, 3.1.2, 3.3.3

Cost

Member cost: $200; Non-member cost: $320

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001SA

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

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Mar
22
Thu
2018
Horsham: Pharmacist administered immunisation service 101 Workshop series @ Wimmera Development Association
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview

Pharmacists are key primary healthcare providers and are well placed to contribute to improved access to immunisation especially to those most at risk of complications from vaccine-preventable disease through the provision of pharmacist administered immunisation service.

As at 20 October 2016 it was legislated that pharmacists could immunise in Victoria in accordance with specific legislations and guidelines. Currently there are approximately 20% of pharmacies in Victoria registered to provide pharmacist administered immunisation services, the percentage of which is lower in regional and rural Victoria.

This session aims to support pharmacists, pharmacy staff and pharmacies interested in delivering a pharmacist administered immunisation service with an insight into the legislations and guidelines that govern this service and the practical considerations around implementation and promotion. Pharmacists who are currently delivering this service will benefit from the promotional discussions that can help improve awareness and uptake of the service. The pharmacy team overall will find value in consolidating their understanding of effective cold chain management.

This is a free event, however it is requested that participants register via the link above. Pharmacists and all pharmacy staff are welcome to attend. All attendees will receive a pertussis and registration resource kit.

  • 6.30-7:00pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the value of a pharmacist administered vaccination service.
  • Discuss the legislations and guidelines by which pharmacist immunisers and pharmacies must comply with to provide a pharmacist administered
    vaccination service in Victoria.
  • Describe the practical considerations of implementing a pharmacist administered vaccination service and demonstrate ways in which pharmacists and the pharmacy team can promote this service in the pharmacy.
  • Recognise the principles and importance of cold chain management and implement processes that are required for effective cold chain management

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.2, 4.4.3, 4.6.3, 4.6.5.

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.7.1, 3.1.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3.

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

CPD credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4  Accreditation number: CVP18001B

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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

Speaker:

Representative from Primary Health Network (PHN) Western Victoria and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). TBA.

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My health record in pharmacy @ Gold Coast PHN
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Following the My Health Record expansion program, all Australians will have a record by the end of 2018 unless they indicate that they do not want one. This will support timely access to important health information by both patients and their treating healthcare providers, and improve patient health outcomes.

This workshop will introduce the My Health Record system and explore its features and functionalities, and benefits and uses, as they relate to pharmacy practice. The workshop will prepare participants to engage with the system and integrate it with their clinical workflow.

  • 6:00-6:30pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • List the features and benefits of My Health Record in pharmacy practices
  • Describe how to communicate the benefits of the My Health Record system to patients
  • Describe the privacy and security measures taken to protect My Health Record and how to discuss privacy concerns
  • Describe how more comprehensive clinical information (access via My Health Record) can contribute to patient care

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.2.5, 7.1.1, 7.1.3.

Competency Standards (2016): 1.6.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.3.3.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CX17166L

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

Speaker:

To be confirmed

Sponsor:

Funding for this activity has been provided by the Australian Digital Health Agency

Registration:

This is a free event however places are limited so registration is recommended.

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

Mar
24
Sat
2018
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – South Hurstville @ The Pinnacle South Hurstville RSL
Mar 24 @ 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.

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18055E

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
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 – South Hurstville @ The Pinnacle South Hurstville RSL
Mar 24 @ 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

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18051E

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
RTO# 90531.

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

Mar
25
Sun
2018
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 25 March 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives and competencies
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Course fees

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number:CV18001VG

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

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
PSA Immunisation Training Program For Pharmacists – SA (25/3/18) @ PSA SA Office
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules Online 5 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Assessment Face-to-face 6 Hours Participants will be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccines

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives

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

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

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

Learning Competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditaiton number: CP18001SE

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

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First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

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

 

Biological therapy and Dermatology interactive workshop – Broken Hill @ Broken Hill (Venue To Be Advised)
Mar 25 @ 1:45 pm – 4:00 pm

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Synopsis

With an increasing number of biologic agents being prescribed in the community for dermatological conditions, pharmacists are consulting with a greater number of patients with prescriptions for these complex medications.  It is important that pharmacists are equipped with the right skills and information to assist patients in the management of these medications and conditions.

This session aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of complex dermatological conditions and the biologic therapies available.

The session also includes important information on the various safety measures that patients need to be aware of when using these medications as well as the importance of regular reviews with their prescriber as part of a collaborative model of care.

 

Learning objectives

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

  • Identify various dermatological conditions, including psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa, and discuss factors that can contribute to these diseases.
  • Describe the treatment options available, including non-pharmacological and biological agents, in terms of dose, side effects, precautions and counselling points
  • Discuss the patient journey on biological therapy and become familiar with PBS eligibility (e.g. years of failed therapy)
  • Discuss the role of pharmacists in assisting patients to manage biological therapy, including injection technique and cold chain management.
  • Describe dermatological adverse effects of biological therapy, and discuss their management.

Competencies addressed

Competency Standards (2010):

1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3

Competency Standards (2016):

2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1

 

CPD Credits

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This module has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD and 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (for the interactive workshop component). This comprises a total of 5 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Pharmacists will need to self-record CPD credits for the pre-reading activity. Group 2 CPD credits will be allocated after pharmacists have attended the interactive workshop.

Accreditation number: CN18071J

 

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

Mar
26
Mon
2018
PSA Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists – WA @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 26 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules Online 11 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 8 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccine (saline).

 

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and conpetency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA-credit-icon-Group2-35Australalian Pharmacy Council logo

Accreditation number: CP18001WF

This activity has been accredited for 17.5 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 35 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Parkville: APSIG March 2018: New onset epilepsy in older patients @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Rooms
Mar 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

Overview

New onset epilepsy in older patients

In people over 65, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder after migraine, dementia and stroke. It is more likely to develop in later life than in any other age group. Despite this, it is often difficult to diagnose owing to atypical presentation and concomitant cognitive impairment and its management challenging because of changing physiology, comorbidities and polypharmacy. Please join Dr Jenny Gowan as she explores the causes and management issues of new onset epilepsy in older patients.

This evening will commence with a presentation on Antimicrobial Stewardship for the Aged by Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity followed by an update on the new APF24 from Associate Professor Louis Roller. There will be a case study to support interactive discussions on new onset epilepsy in older patients and the practical application of APF24 facilitated by Dr Jenny Gowan and Associate 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: Workshop

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. Discuss the incidence of epilepsy in older people
  2. Describe medical and drug-induced causes of epilepsy in older people
  3. Recognise medications used for epilepsy and withdrawal precautions in older people
  4. Demonstrate how the APF can be used as a resource tool for accredited pharmacists

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.2, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1

Competency Standards (2010): 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4

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

CPD credits:

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

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

Speakers:

Dr Jenny Gowan
PhD, Grad Dip Comm Pharm, PhC, FACPP, FPS, AACPA, MSHPA

Associate Professor Louis Roller
PhC, BPharm, BSc, MSc, PhD, DipEd, FPS, FACPP

My Health Record in Pharmacy – Secret Harbour @ Secret Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club
Mar 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Following the My Health Record expansion program, all Australians will have a record by the end of 2018 unless they indicate that they do not want one. This will support timely access to important health information by both patients and their treating healthcare providers, and improve patient health outcomes.

This workshop will introduce the My Health Record system and explore its features and functionalities, and benefits and uses, as they relate to pharmacy practice. The workshop will prepare participants to engage with the system and integrate it with their clinical workflow.

  • 6:30 – 7:00pm: Refreshments
  • 7:00 – 9:00pm: Presentation

Learning Objectives

  • List the features and benefits of My Health Record in pharmacy practices
  • Describe how to communicate the benefits of the My Health Record system to patients
  • Describe the privacy and security measures taken to protect My Health Record and how to discuss privacy concerns
  • Describe how more comprehensive clinical information (access via My Health Record) can contribute to patient care

Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 1.6.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.3.3

Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.2.5, 7.1.1, 7.1.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation Number: CX17166

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Sponsor

Funding for this activity has been provided by the Australian Digital Health Agency.

Registration

This is a free event, however places are limited, so registration is recommended.

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Mar
27
Tue
2018
Preparing for PrEP on the PBS @ Pharmaceutical Society of Australia - NSW Branch Office
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Outline:

With the upcoming PBS listing of PrEP in early 2018, and the subsequent transition of over 15,000 PrEP users onto the PBS, it is paramount that pharmacists are prepared to provide appropriate service delivery with regard to PrEP and HIV prevention to patients seeking it. This is particularly important in areas that may experience a high volume of PrEP prescriptions. These interactive workshops will provide pharmacists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to provide PrEP in an appropriate and confident manner, and provide information and access/referral pathways to potential PrEP users.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the current state of HIV epidemic and HIV prevention strategies in Australia
  • Define pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); describe the medication tenofovir/emtricitabine combination) and dosing used for PrEP
  • List current brands and salts available, paying attention to differences in listed strength
  • Review current evidence supporting the indication and identify patients who may benefit from PrEP
  • Discuss PrEP in light of:
    • Early undiagnosed HIV infection and development of resistance, including identification of possible acute HIV infection
    • HBV monoinfection
    • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

 

Presented by Dr Benjamin Bavinton from the Kirby Institute and Merrion Tom from The Albion Centre.

Ben is a lead investigator on the EPIC-NSW trial, the worlds largest PrEP trial, and Merrion is a Senior Pharmacist at The Albion Centre in Surry Hills, Australia’s only multidisciplinary centre with a  primary focus on HIV management.

 

Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 

1.6.3, 2.1.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.2  

Competency Standards (2010) addressed:

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

Course fees

PSA Members: Free and Non-members: $80.00 (GST Inclusive)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CN18048A

This activity has been accredited for 2.5 hours of Group 2 CPD  (or 4 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Mar
28
Wed
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001QK

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Apr
5
Thu
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ Pharmacy Practice Room, Building 47
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001QL

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Apr
7
Sat
2018
PSA Immunisation Training Program For Pharmacists – NSW – North Sydney @ Pharmaceutical Society of Australia NSW Branch Office
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

Participants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Participants must provide evidence of currency in the following at the time of attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment:

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

* HLTAID001 is not required if HLTAID003 was completed in the 12 months prior to the Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment. Participants will not be able to participate in the Practical Workshop and Assessment if they have not completed the Immunisation Online Modules including achieving 80% in the assessments.

Learning objectives and competencies

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Course fees

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

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001NJ

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 7 April 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course fees

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number:CV18001VI

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

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Apr
8
Sun
2018
Clinical Update – Port Macquarie @ Rydges Port Macquarie
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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This all-day workshop will provide you with an update on four therapeutic areas highly relevant to practice:

  • Advances in HIV prevention (PrEP and treatment as prevention) and at-home screening kits
  • Oral chemotherapy in community pharmacy
  • Heart failure and advances in treatment
  • Diabetes, obesity and related co-morbidities

 

With HIV prevention and screening, and oral chemotherapy entering community pharmacy, advances to the treatment and management of heart failure, and the ever-changing landscape of diabetes and obesity care, this workshop is one not to be missed.

Delivered by Professor Peter Carroll and Associate Professor Rebekah Moles, each topic will comprise of a 90-minute interactive presentation and discussion.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided.

 

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 3.1.2, 3.2.3, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.2, 3.6.3
Competencies addressed (2010): 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 7.1.3, 7.3.2, 7.3.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CN18061A

 

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Newcastle @ Travelodge Newcastle
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

Course Content

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

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

Competencies

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18055D

Please note that a light lunch will be provided.

Speakers

HLTAID001 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – West Ryde @ Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

Course Content

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

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

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18055F

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Emskilled ABN: 87 154 653 726 in partnership with Healthcorp.
RTO# 91222.

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Newcastle @ Travelodge Newcastle
Apr 8 @ 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

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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Perform First Aid and has been accredited for 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (16 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist CPD plan.

Accreditation number: CN18051D

Please note that a light lunch will be provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
RTO# 90531.

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – West Ryde @ Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club
Apr 8 @ 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

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18051F

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Emskilled ABN: 87 154 653 726 in partnership with Healthcorp.
RTO# 91222.

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists – Launceston @ Best Western Launceston
Apr 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001TE

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
PSA Immunisation Practical Refresher Workshop – NSW – Orange @ Venue To Be Advised
Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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The PSA immunisation practical refresher workshop for pharmacists will provide participants with an update on the management of anaphylaxis, techniques for injection and the appropriate preparation of vaccines for administration.

Who should enrol?

This workshop is an opportunity for participants to refresh their competency in the following areas:

  • Identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis
  • Preparation of vaccines for administration
  • Preparation and practical aspects of intramuscular and subcutaneous vaccinations

Delivery method

Face-to-face workshop

The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.  You will receive 5 Group 2 CPD credits upon successful completion of the workshop.

Prerequisites

Participants should have completed Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM806A or other approved courses for pharmacist immunisers.

Learning objectives

  • Describe and demonstrate the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis
  • Demonstrate preparing vaccines for administration including correct hand washing technique
  • Demonstrate the preparation and practical aspects of intramuscular and subcutaneous vaccinations

Competency Standards

Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.2.2, 1.4.2, 2.1.1, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.4, 7.2.2

Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.3.2, 3.1.2, 3.3.3

Course fees

PSA Member: $200 (GST free) Non-member $320 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18002NB

This activity has been accredited for 2.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Apr
9
Mon
2018
Provide Advanced First Aid @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Apr 9 @ 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 (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

Competencies addressed (2010): 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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CW18001C

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 from 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.

My health record in pharmacy Orange @ CSU Orange Campus; Building 1002 Rm 211 enter via Warradagang Dr
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Following the My Health Record expansion program, all Australians will have a record by the end of 2018 unless they indicate that they do not want one. This will support timely access to important health information by both patients and their treating healthcare providers, and improve patient health outcomes.

This workshop will introduce the My Health Record system and explore its features and functionalities, and benefits and uses, as they relate to pharmacy practice. The workshop will prepare participants to engage with the system and integrate it with their clinical workflow.

  • 6:00-6:30pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 6:30-8:30pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • List the features and benefits of My Health Record in pharmacy practices
  • Describe how to communicate the benefits of the My Health Record system to patients
  • Describe the privacy and security measures taken to protect My Health Record and how to discuss privacy concerns
  • Describe how more comprehensive clinical information (access via My Health Record) can contribute to patient care

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.2.5, 7.1.1, 7.1.3.

Competency Standards (2016): 1.6.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.3.3.

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CX17166N

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

Speaker:

To be confirmed

Sponsor:

Funding for this activity has been provided by the Australian Digital Health Agency

Registration:

This is a free event however places are limited so registration is recommended.

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

Apr
10
Tue
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA Boardroom , Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001QM

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (CPR) @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Apr 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Identify what is involved in patient assessment
  • Manage a patient in cardiac arrest
  • Learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Learn how to manage the unconscious patient
  • Identify the correct Anaphylaxis procedure
  • Demonstrate effective haemorrhage control & shock
  • Demonstrate how to manage a choking and airway obstruction emergency
  • Demonstrate effective care in cardiac emergencies
  • Identify and respond to respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Demonstrate effective care in incidences of Stroke
  • Discuss Legal, workplace and community considerations
  • Identify what to put in your First Aid Kit

Competencys addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

Competencies addressed (2010): 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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

 

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CW18002B

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

 

Speakers

Pulse

Andy Symons & Mark McConnell from 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.

Apr
11
Wed
2018
Victorian Aids Council (VAC): Preparing for PrEP on the PBS @ Victorian AIDS Council (VAC), Level 5
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Overview

With the upcoming PBS listing of PrEP in early 2018, and the subsequent transition of over 15,000 PrEP users onto the PBS, it is paramount that pharmacists are prepared to provide appropriate service delivery with regard to PrEP and HIV prevention to patients seeking it. This is particularly important in areas that may experience a high volume of PrEP prescriptions. These interactive workshops will provide pharmacists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to provide PrEP in an appropriate and confident manner, and provide information and access/referral pathways to potential PrEP users.

*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: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the current state of HIV epidemic and HIV prevention strategies in Australia
  • Define pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); describe the medication tenofovir/emtricitabine combination) and dosing used for PrEP
  • List current brands and salts available, paying attention to differences in listed strength
  • Review current evidence supporting the indication and identify patients who may benefit from PrEP
  • Discuss PrEP in light of:
    • Early undiagnosed HIV infection and development of resistance, including identification of possible acute HIV infection
    • HBV monoinfection
    • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Describe protocols related to prescribing and providing PrEP, including routine STI screening
  • Discuss the PBS listing of PrEP, including quantity, repeats and authority required
  • Counsel patients appropriately on the initiation of PrEP and each subsequent dosing, highlighting the importance of regular testing, adherence and identification of adverse events
  • Provide information on the process of ceasing PrEP
  • Describe alternate PrEP regimens, including on-demand PrEP

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.2

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

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

CPD credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

Accreditation number: CN18048C

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

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

Speakers:

Co-facilitated by PrEPX researchers Associate Professor Edwina Wright and pharmacist Luxi Lal, from The Burnet Institute at Monash University.

Sponsor:

Mylan

Apr
12
Thu
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA credit icon-Group2-29

 

 

Accreditation number: CP18001QM

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Apr
15
Sun
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ PACE Boardroom and Interaction Space, Level 4
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA credit icon-Group2-29

 

 

Accreditation number: CP18001QV

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Apr
16
Mon
2018
PSA Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists – WA @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Apr 16 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules Online 11 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 8 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccine (saline).

 

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and conpetency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA-credit-icon-Group2-35Australalian Pharmacy Council logo

Accreditation number: CP18001WH

This activity has been accredited for 17.5 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 35 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Apr
17
Tue
2018
PSA Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists – WA @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Apr 17 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

Activity Mode Duration Notes
Part 1: Immunisation Online Modules Online 11 hours Part 1 must be completed prior to attending Part 2. This will comprise of essential knowledge on immunisation and the role of the pharmacist.
Part 2: Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment Face-to-face 8 hours This will comprise of theory, demonstration and guided practice of immunisation. Participants will also be paired-up and assessed on injection technique using practice vaccine (saline).

 

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and conpetency standards.

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA-credit-icon-Group2-35Australalian Pharmacy Council logo

Accreditation number: CP18001WI

This activity has been accredited for 17.5 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan or 35 CPD credits.

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Parkville: Preparing for PrEP on the PBS @ Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Overview

With the upcoming PBS listing of PrEP in early 2018, and the subsequent transition of over 15,000 PrEP users onto the PBS, it is paramount that pharmacists are prepared to provide appropriate service delivery with regard to PrEP and HIV prevention to patients seeking it. This is particularly important in areas that may experience a high volume of PrEP prescriptions. These interactive workshops will provide pharmacists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to provide PrEP in an appropriate and confident manner, and provide information and access/referral pathways to potential PrEP users.

*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: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Discuss the current state of HIV epidemic and HIV prevention strategies in Australia
  • Define pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP); describe the medication tenofovir/emtricitabine combination) and dosing used for PrEP
  • List current brands and salts available, paying attention to differences in listed strength
  • Review current evidence supporting the indication and identify patients who may benefit from PrEP
  • Discuss PrEP in light of:
    • Early undiagnosed HIV infection and development of resistance, including identification of possible acute HIV infection
    • HBV monoinfection
    • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Describe protocols related to prescribing and providing PrEP, including routine STI screening
  • Discuss the PBS listing of PrEP, including quantity, repeats and authority required
  • Counsel patients appropriately on the initiation of PrEP and each subsequent dosing, highlighting the importance of regular testing, adherence and identification of adverse events
  • Provide information on the process of ceasing PrEP
  • Describe alternate PrEP regimens, including on-demand PrEP

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.2

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

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

CPD credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

Accreditation number: CN18048D

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

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

Speakers:

Co-facilitated by PrEPX researchers Associate Professor Edwina Wright and pharmacist Luxi Lal, from The Burnet Institute at Monash University.

Sponsor:

Mylan

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 seven (7) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Apr
18
Wed
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ Room: 047-003 (Pharmacy Practice Room)JCU
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

PSA credit icon-Group2-29

 

 

Accreditation number: CP18001QO

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Apr
22
Sun
2018
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 22 April 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course fees

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

CPD credits:

PSA credit icon-Group2-46

 

 

 

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Accreditation number:CV18001VN

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

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Apr
23
Mon
2018
Preventing, Assessing and Managing Skin Tears – Gosford @ Gosford venue TBC
Apr 23 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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As we age, our skin becomes more fragile and therefore, more susceptible to tearing. Being able to adequately assess and treat wounds in the elderly is an essential skill, and can greatly increase the likelihood of positive patient outcomes.

This session will provide you with a review of the anatomy and physiology of the skin, before investigating the impact of ageing, illness and medicines on skin health. The definitions, categorisation and treatment of various types of wounds will be also covered, providing you with the knowledge and skills to better manage patients with fragile skin.

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the skin and the process of wound healing
  • Describe the effects of ageing on the anatomy and physiology of the skin and the process of wound healing
  • Identify skin tears and undertake a skin tear assessment to guide treatment decisions
  • Explain treatment strategies and provide appropriate product recommendations
  • Discuss the role of skin hydration in reducing susceptibility to skin tears

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1

CPD credits:

 

Accreditation number: CN18013C

This activity is accredited for up to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

Speaker:

Gary Bain, The Wound Care Guy

Sponsor:

TBC

Registration:

This is a free event however places are limited so registration is recommended.

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

Apr
28
Sat
2018
CPR & Immunisation Refresher Training @ Emrgico Training Room- Colwill Place
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Overview:

This PSA immunisation practical refresher workshop for pharmacists will provide participants with an update on the management of anaphylaxis, techniques for injection, and the appropriate preparation of vaccines for administration.
Did you know that the CPR component of the First Aid Certificate is only valid for 12 months. A valid CPR Certificate isrequired for any pharmacists involved in patient immunisations.
The Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (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.

 

Participants should have completed Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM806A or other approved course for pharmacist immunisers.

Please note: Attendees can choose either CPR or Immunisation Refresher or both together. CPD credits are allocated accordingly.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe and demonstrate the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis.
  • Demonstrate preparing vaccines for administration including correct hand washing technique.
  • Demonstrate the preparation and practical aspects of IM and SC vaccinations.
  • Describe the skills and knowledge required to assess the situation and apply CPR in line with the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC) Guidelines
  • Discuss how to communicate details of the incident
  • Reflect and evaluate own performance

Competency Standards :

2010 – 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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 1.2.4, 1.4.4, 2.1.1, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.4, 7.2.2

2016 – 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

Accreditation Code: CP180001QA

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My Health Record in Pharmacy @ PSA National Office
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Overview

Following the My Health Record expansion program, all Australians will have a record by the end of 2018 unless they indicate that they do not want one. This will support timely access to important health information by both patients and their treating healthcare providers, and improve patient health outcomes.

This workshop will introduce the My Health Record system and explore its features and functionalities, and benefits and uses, as they relate to pharmacy practice. The workshop will prepare participants to engage with the system and integrate it with their clinical workflow.

Light refreshments, tea/coffee and workshop materials will be provided.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • List the features and benefits of My Health Record in pharmacy practices
  • Describe how to communicate the benefits of the My Health Record system to patients
  • Describe the privacy and security measures taken to protect My Health Record and how to discuss privacy concerns
  • Describe how more comprehensive clinical information (access via My Health Record) can contribute to patient care

Competency Standards (2010) addressed:  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.2, 6.1.1, 6.2.5, 7.1.1, 7.1.3.

Competency Standards (2016) addressed:  1.6.1, 1.2.1, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.2, 3.1.1, 3.3.3.

Accreditation number: CX17166Q

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

Sponsor

Funding for this activity has been provided by the Australian Digital Health Agency

Registration

This is a free event, however places are limited, so registration is recommended.

E: digitalhealth@psa.org.au

P: 1300 369 772

F: 1300 369 771

Apr
29
Sun
2018
PSA Immunisation Training Program For Pharmacists – NSW – Newcastle @ Apollo International Hotrel
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

Participants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Participants must provide evidence of currency in the following at the time of attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment:

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

* HLTAID001 is not required if HLTAID003 was completed in the 12 months prior to the Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment. Participants will not be able to participate in the Practical Workshop and Assessment if they have not completed the Immunisation Online Modules including achieving 80% in the assessments.

Learning objectives and competencies

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Course fees

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

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001NG

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Apr
30
Mon
2018
Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists @ TBC
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Expand your professional role and be part of the global initiative to improve immunisation rates and reduce the incidence of disease.
  • Training used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Nationally recognised unit from the Graduate Diploma of Applied Pharmacy Practice (10373NAT).

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives and competencies

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

Course fees

PSA Member: $550 (GST free)

Non-member $640 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number:

CP18001QQ

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
May
1
Tue
2018
Provide Advanced First Aid @ PSA WA Seminar Room
May 1 @ 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 (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

Competencies addressed (2010): 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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CW18001D

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 from 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.

Biological therapy and Dermatology interactive workshop – Gosford @ Gosford (Venue To Be Advised)
May 1 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

With an increasing number of biologic agents being prescribed in the community for dermatological conditions, pharmacists are consulting with a greater number of patients with prescriptions for these complex medications.  It is important that pharmacists are equipped with the right skills and information to assist patients in the management of these medications and conditions.

This session aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of complex dermatological conditions and the biologic therapies available.

The session also includes important information on the various safety measures that patients need to be aware of when using these medications as well as the importance of regular reviews with their prescriber as part of a collaborative model of care.

 

Learning objectives

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

  • Identify various dermatological conditions, including psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa, and discuss factors that can contribute to these diseases.
  • Describe the treatment options available, including non-pharmacological and biological agents, in terms of dose, side effects, precautions and counselling points
  • Discuss the patient journey on biological therapy and become familiar with PBS eligibility (e.g. years of failed therapy)
  • Discuss the role of pharmacists in assisting patients to manage biological therapy, including injection technique and cold chain management.
  • Describe dermatological adverse effects of biological therapy, and discuss their management.

Competencies addressed

Competency Standards (2010):

1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3

Competency Standards (2016):

2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1

 

CPD Credits

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This module has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD and 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (for the interactive workshop component). This comprises a total of 5 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Pharmacists will need to self-record CPD credits for the pre-reading activity. Group 2 CPD credits will be allocated after pharmacists have attended the interactive workshop.

Accreditation number: CN18071M

 

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

May
2
Wed
2018
Provide Basic Emergency Life Support (CPR) @ PSA WA Seminar Room
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Identify what is involved in patient assessment
  • Manage a patient in cardiac arrest
  • Learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Learn how to manage the unconscious patient
  • Identify the correct Anaphylaxis procedure
  • Demonstrate effective haemorrhage control & shock
  • Demonstrate how to manage a choking and airway obstruction emergency
  • Demonstrate effective care in cardiac emergencies
  • Identify and respond to respiratory distress, including asthma
  • Demonstrate effective care in incidences of Stroke
  • Discuss Legal, workplace and community considerations
  • Identify what to put in your First Aid Kit

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4

Competencies addressed (2010): 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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

 

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CW18002C

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

 

Speakers

Pulse

Andy Symons & Mark McConnell from 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.

May
6
Sun
2018
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Burwood @ Venue To Be Advised
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

Course Content

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

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

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18055G

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
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 – Burwood @ Venue To Be Advised
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

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

Program Overview

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

Learning Objectives

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

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18051G

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
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.

PSA Immunisation Practical Refresher Workshop – NSW – North Sydney @ Pharmaceutical Society of Australia NSW Branch Office
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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The PSA immunisation practical refresher workshop for pharmacists will provide participants with an update on the management of anaphylaxis, techniques for injection and the appropriate preparation of vaccines for administration.

Who should enrol?

This workshop is an opportunity for participants to refresh their competency in the following areas:

  • Identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis
  • Preparation of vaccines for administration
  • Preparation and practical aspects of intramuscular and subcutaneous vaccinations

Delivery method

Face-to-face workshop

The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.  You will receive 5 Group 2 CPD credits upon successful completion of the workshop.

Prerequisites

Participants should have completed Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM806A or other approved courses for pharmacist immunisers.

Learning objectives

  • Describe and demonstrate the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis
  • Demonstrate preparing vaccines for administration including correct hand washing technique
  • Demonstrate the preparation and practical aspects of intramuscular and subcutaneous vaccinations

Competency Standards

Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.2.2, 1.4.2, 2.1.1, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.4, 7.2.2

Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.3.2, 3.1.2, 3.3.3

Course fees

PSA Member: $200 (GST free) Non-member $320 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18002NC

This activity has been accredited for 2.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
May
7
Mon
2018
Biological therapy and Dermatology interactive workshop – Orange @ Orange (Venue To Be Advised)
May 7 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

With an increasing number of biologic agents being prescribed in the community for dermatological conditions, pharmacists are consulting with a greater number of patients with prescriptions for these complex medications.  It is important that pharmacists are equipped with the right skills and information to assist patients in the management of these medications and conditions.

This session aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of complex dermatological conditions and the biologic therapies available.

The session also includes important information on the various safety measures that patients need to be aware of when using these medications as well as the importance of regular reviews with their prescriber as part of a collaborative model of care.

 

Learning objectives

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

  • Identify various dermatological conditions, including psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa, and discuss factors that can contribute to these diseases.
  • Describe the treatment options available, including non-pharmacological and biological agents, in terms of dose, side effects, precautions and counselling points
  • Discuss the patient journey on biological therapy and become familiar with PBS eligibility (e.g. years of failed therapy)
  • Discuss the role of pharmacists in assisting patients to manage biological therapy, including injection technique and cold chain management.
  • Describe dermatological adverse effects of biological therapy, and discuss their management.

Competencies addressed

Competency Standards (2010):

1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3

Competency Standards (2016):

2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1

 

CPD Credits

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This module has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD and 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (for the interactive workshop component). This comprises a total of 5 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Pharmacists will need to self-record CPD credits for the pre-reading activity. Group 2 CPD credits will be allocated after pharmacists have attended the interactive workshop.

Accreditation number: CN18071L

 

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

May
8
Tue
2018
Biological therapy and Dermatology interactive workshop – Armidale @ Armidale (Venue To Be Advised)
May 8 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

With an increasing number of biologic agents being prescribed in the community for dermatological conditions, pharmacists are consulting with a greater number of patients with prescriptions for these complex medications.  It is important that pharmacists are equipped with the right skills and information to assist patients in the management of these medications and conditions.

This session aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of complex dermatological conditions and the biologic therapies available.

The session also includes important information on the various safety measures that patients need to be aware of when using these medications as well as the importance of regular reviews with their prescriber as part of a collaborative model of care.

 

Learning objectives

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

  • Identify various dermatological conditions, including psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa, and discuss factors that can contribute to these diseases.
  • Describe the treatment options available, including non-pharmacological and biological agents, in terms of dose, side effects, precautions and counselling points
  • Discuss the patient journey on biological therapy and become familiar with PBS eligibility (e.g. years of failed therapy)
  • Discuss the role of pharmacists in assisting patients to manage biological therapy, including injection technique and cold chain management.
  • Describe dermatological adverse effects of biological therapy, and discuss their management.

Competencies addressed

Competency Standards (2010):

1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3

Competency Standards (2016):

2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1

 

CPD Credits

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This module has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD and 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (for the interactive workshop component). This comprises a total of 5 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Pharmacists will need to self-record CPD credits for the pre-reading activity. Group 2 CPD credits will be allocated after pharmacists have attended the interactive workshop.

Accreditation number: CN18071K

 

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

May
15
Tue
2018
Biological therapy and Dermatology interactive workshop – Dubbo @ Dubbo (Venue To Be Advised)
May 15 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

With an increasing number of biologic agents being prescribed in the community for dermatological conditions, pharmacists are consulting with a greater number of patients with prescriptions for these complex medications.  It is important that pharmacists are equipped with the right skills and information to assist patients in the management of these medications and conditions.

This session aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of complex dermatological conditions and the biologic therapies available.

The session also includes important information on the various safety measures that patients need to be aware of when using these medications as well as the importance of regular reviews with their prescriber as part of a collaborative model of care.

 

Learning objectives

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

  • Identify various dermatological conditions, including psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa, and discuss factors that can contribute to these diseases.
  • Describe the treatment options available, including non-pharmacological and biological agents, in terms of dose, side effects, precautions and counselling points
  • Discuss the patient journey on biological therapy and become familiar with PBS eligibility (e.g. years of failed therapy)
  • Discuss the role of pharmacists in assisting patients to manage biological therapy, including injection technique and cold chain management.
  • Describe dermatological adverse effects of biological therapy, and discuss their management.

Competencies addressed

Competency Standards (2010):

1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3

Competency Standards (2016):

2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1

 

CPD Credits

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This module has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD and 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (for the interactive workshop component). This comprises a total of 5 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Pharmacists will need to self-record CPD credits for the pre-reading activity. Group 2 CPD credits will be allocated after pharmacists have attended the interactive workshop.

Accreditation number: CN18071N

 

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

May
19
Sat
2018
Horsham – Mental Health First Aid May 2018
May 19 @ 9:00 am – May 20 @ 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, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or 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.

This 2-day workshop, facilitated by an accredited MHFA pharmacist passionate about mental health teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation. There will be application of mental health first aid through pharmacy related case scenarios. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Mental health is everybody’s business. One in five Australians experiences a mental illness in any one year. Also, rates of self-injury and suicide increase with remoteness from big cities, suggesting significant mental health issues need addressing in rural and remote areas. There is also less access to specialised mental health care in rural areas.

By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid workshop, you’ll develop greater confidence to deal with people as they encounter issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, non-suicidal self-injury and thoughts of suicide.

Following the training and after passing a short online assessment, you will be an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. You also take home the 180+ page Mental Health First Aid Manual, as a resource to support you in implementing your new understandings.

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:

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180002C

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 Jenny McDowell

J McDowell

Jenny is a registered pharmacist with over two decades’ experience in the hospital, community, publishing and university sectors. She has extensive experience in delivering workshops and presentations, and is mindful that clear communication is the key to understanding.

With a country Victorian background and a love of wide open spaces, Jenny is excited to bring the Mental Health First Aid workshops to regional and rural Victoria. Like many, her passion for mental health has been stoked by personal and professional experiences that have confirmed her awareness of the importance of attending to mental health.

Jenny brings a creative approach to her work and will create a safe space for participants to explore and develop their own understandings of mental health.

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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 fourteen (14) 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.
May
20
Sun
2018
Clinical Update – Bowral @ Links House
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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This all-day workshop will provide you with an update on four therapeutic areas highly relevant to practice:

  • Advances in HIV prevention (PrEP and treatment as prevention) and at-home screening kits
  • Oral chemotherapy in community pharmacy
  • Heart failure and advances in treatment
  • Diabetes, obesity and related co-morbidities

 

With HIV prevention and screening, and oral chemotherapy entering community pharmacy, advances to the treatment and management of heart failure, and the ever-changing landscape of diabetes and obesity care, this workshop is one not to be missed.

Delivered by Professor Peter Carroll and Associate Professor Rebekah Moles, each topic will comprise of a 90-minute interactive presentation and discussion.

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is provided.

 

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 3.1.2, 3.2.3, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.2, 3.6.3
Competencies addressed (2010): 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 7.1.3, 7.3.2, 7.3.3

CPD Credits

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Accreditation number: CN18061B

 

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

May
22
Tue
2018
Biological therapy and Dermatology interactive workshop – Mudgee @ Mudgee (Venue To Be Advised)
May 22 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

With an increasing number of biologic agents being prescribed in the community for dermatological conditions, pharmacists are consulting with a greater number of patients with prescriptions for these complex medications.  It is important that pharmacists are equipped with the right skills and information to assist patients in the management of these medications and conditions.

This session aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of complex dermatological conditions and the biologic therapies available.

The session also includes important information on the various safety measures that patients need to be aware of when using these medications as well as the importance of regular reviews with their prescriber as part of a collaborative model of care.

 

Learning objectives

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

  • Identify various dermatological conditions, including psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa, and discuss factors that can contribute to these diseases.
  • Describe the treatment options available, including non-pharmacological and biological agents, in terms of dose, side effects, precautions and counselling points
  • Discuss the patient journey on biological therapy and become familiar with PBS eligibility (e.g. years of failed therapy)
  • Discuss the role of pharmacists in assisting patients to manage biological therapy, including injection technique and cold chain management.
  • Describe dermatological adverse effects of biological therapy, and discuss their management.

Competencies addressed

Competency Standards (2010):

1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3

Competency Standards (2016):

2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1

 

CPD Credits

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This module has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD and 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (for the interactive workshop component). This comprises a total of 5 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Pharmacists will need to self-record CPD credits for the pre-reading activity. Group 2 CPD credits will be allocated after pharmacists have attended the interactive workshop.

Accreditation number: CN18071Q

 

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.

Biological therapy and Dermatology interactive workshop – Newcastle @ Newcastle (Venue To Be Advised)
May 22 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

With an increasing number of biologic agents being prescribed in the community for dermatological conditions, pharmacists are consulting with a greater number of patients with prescriptions for these complex medications.  It is important that pharmacists are equipped with the right skills and information to assist patients in the management of these medications and conditions.

This session aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of complex dermatological conditions and the biologic therapies available.

The session also includes important information on the various safety measures that patients need to be aware of when using these medications as well as the importance of regular reviews with their prescriber as part of a collaborative model of care.

 

Learning objectives

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

  • Identify various dermatological conditions, including psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa, and discuss factors that can contribute to these diseases.
  • Describe the treatment options available, including non-pharmacological and biological agents, in terms of dose, side effects, precautions and counselling points
  • Discuss the patient journey on biological therapy and become familiar with PBS eligibility (e.g. years of failed therapy)
  • Discuss the role of pharmacists in assisting patients to manage biological therapy, including injection technique and cold chain management.
  • Describe dermatological adverse effects of biological therapy, and discuss their management.

Competencies addressed

Competency Standards (2010):

1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3

Competency Standards (2016):

2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1

 

CPD Credits

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This module has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD and 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (for the interactive workshop component). This comprises a total of 5 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Pharmacists will need to self-record CPD credits for the pre-reading activity. Group 2 CPD credits will be allocated after pharmacists have attended the interactive workshop.

Accreditation number: CN18071O

 

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

May
23
Wed
2018
Biological therapy and Dermatology interactive workshop – Wollongong @ Wollongong (Venue To Be Advised)
May 23 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Synopsis

With an increasing number of biologic agents being prescribed in the community for dermatological conditions, pharmacists are consulting with a greater number of patients with prescriptions for these complex medications.  It is important that pharmacists are equipped with the right skills and information to assist patients in the management of these medications and conditions.

This session aims to empower pharmacists to have a greater understanding of complex dermatological conditions and the biologic therapies available.

The session also includes important information on the various safety measures that patients need to be aware of when using these medications as well as the importance of regular reviews with their prescriber as part of a collaborative model of care.

 

Learning objectives

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

  • Identify various dermatological conditions, including psoriasis and hidradenitis suppurativa, and discuss factors that can contribute to these diseases.
  • Describe the treatment options available, including non-pharmacological and biological agents, in terms of dose, side effects, precautions and counselling points
  • Discuss the patient journey on biological therapy and become familiar with PBS eligibility (e.g. years of failed therapy)
  • Discuss the role of pharmacists in assisting patients to manage biological therapy, including injection technique and cold chain management.
  • Describe dermatological adverse effects of biological therapy, and discuss their management.

Competencies addressed

Competency Standards (2010):

1.3.1, 1.3.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.3.3, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3

Competency Standards (2016):

2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.6.1

 

CPD Credits

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This module has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD and 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (for the interactive workshop component). This comprises a total of 5 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Pharmacists will need to self-record CPD credits for the pre-reading activity. Group 2 CPD credits will be allocated after pharmacists have attended the interactive workshop.

Accreditation number: CN18071P

 

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

May
27
Sun
2018
Victorian Pharmacist Immunisation Training Program – 27 May 2018 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Victorian Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

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

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

Course fees

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number:CV18001VO

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

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

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

Refund and cancellation policy:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless under exceptional circumstances. Where a refund is approved, it is less a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Jun
3
Sun
2018
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Cabramatta @ Venue To Be Advised
Jun 3 @ 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.

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18055H

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Emskilled ABN: 87 154 653 726 in partnership with Healthcorp.
RTO# 91222.

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 – Cabramatta @ Venue To Be Advised
Jun 3 @ 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

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18051H

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Emskilled ABN: 87 154 653 726 in partnership with Healthcorp.
RTO# 91222.

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
5
Tue
2018
Advances in Understanding and Treating ADHD – Gosford @ Gosford venue TBC
Jun 5 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects 8% of Australian schoolchildren and half are medicated. Pharmacists provide a valuable service to patients and families with ADHD. In September 2015, lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse), a novel ADHD medication, was PBS-listed.

This session provides an overview of what ADHD is, its subtypes and comorbidities, how ADHD is diagnosed and changes over time and the evidence of therapeutic outcomes including psychostimulant medication, atomoxetine and complementary therapies. Dr Zehetner will also provide an overview of the NSW Stimulant Subcommittee, of which he has been a member since 2012

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of what ADHD is, its subtypes and how it changes across the lifespan
  • Describe of the prevalence, pathogenesis and risk factors involved in the development of ADHD
  • Explain how ADHD is diagnosed and monitored
  • List common co-morbidities with ADHD
  • Describe available treatment options for ADHD, outcomes and how they differ from each other
  • Provide an overview of NSW Stimulant Subcommittee.

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 4.2, 7.1, 7.2

CPD credits:

 

Accreditation number: CN18022C

This activity is accredited for up to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

Speaker:

Dr Anthony Zehetner

Sponsor:

TBC

Registration:

This is a free event however places are limited so registration is recommended.

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

Jun
16
Sat
2018
Shepparton – Mental Health First Aid June 2018 @ Conference Room 2, School of Rural Health, University of Melbourne
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – Jun 17 @ 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, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or 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.

This 2-day workshop, facilitated by an accredited MHFA pharmacist passionate about mental health teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation. There will be application of mental health first aid through pharmacy related case scenarios. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Mental health is everybody’s business. One in five Australians experiences a mental illness in any one year. Also, rates of self-injury and suicide increase with remoteness from big cities, suggesting significant mental health issues need addressing in rural and remote areas. There is also less access to specialised mental health care in rural areas.

By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid workshop, you’ll develop greater confidence to deal with people as they encounter issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, non-suicidal self-injury and thoughts of suicide.

Following the training and after passing a short online assessment, you will be an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. You also take home the 180+ page Mental Health First Aid Manual, as a resource to support you in implementing your new understandings.

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:

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180002D

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 Jenny McDowell

J McDowell

Jenny is a registered pharmacist with over two decades’ experience in the hospital, community, publishing and university sectors. She has extensive experience in delivering workshops and presentations, and is mindful that clear communication is the key to understanding.

With a country Victorian background and a love of wide open spaces, Jenny is excited to bring the Mental Health First Aid workshops to regional and rural Victoria. Like many, her passion for mental health has been stoked by personal and professional experiences that have confirmed her awareness of the importance of attending to mental health.

Jenny brings a creative approach to her work and will create a safe space for participants to explore and develop their own understandings of mental health.

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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 fourteen (14) 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
1
Sun
2018
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Cammeray @ Venue To Be Advised
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

Course Content

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

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

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18055I

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
RTO# 90531.

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Cammeray @ Venue To Be Advised
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

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

Program Overview

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

Learning Objectives

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

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18051I

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
RTO# 90531.

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

Jul
3
Tue
2018
Preventing, Assessing and Managing Skin Tears – Newcastle @ Newcastle University Rm MS202
Jul 3 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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As we age, our skin becomes more fragile and therefore, more susceptible to tearing. Being able to adequately assess and treat wounds in the elderly is an essential skill, and can greatly increase the likelihood of positive patient outcomes.

This session will provide you with a review of the anatomy and physiology of the skin, before investigating the impact of ageing, illness and medicines on skin health. The definitions, categorisation and treatment of various types of wounds will be also covered, providing you with the knowledge and skills to better manage patients with fragile skin.

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the skin and the process of wound healing
  • Describe the effects of ageing on the anatomy and physiology of the skin and the process of wound healing
  • Identify skin tears and undertake a skin tear assessment to guide treatment decisions
  • Explain treatment strategies and provide appropriate product recommendations
  • Discuss the role of skin hydration in reducing susceptibility to skin tears

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1

CPD credits:

 

Accreditation number: CN18013D

This activity is accredited for up to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan

Speaker:

Gary Bain, The Wound Care Guy

Sponsor:

TBC

Registration:

This is a free event however places are limited so registration is recommended.

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

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Ballarat – Mental Health First Aid July 2018 @ Dun Vegan Room, Rural Health Academic Centre, University of Melbourne
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – Jul 22 @ 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, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or 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.

This 2-day workshop, facilitated by an accredited MHFA pharmacist passionate about mental health teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation. There will be application of mental health first aid through pharmacy related case scenarios. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Mental health is everybody’s business. One in five Australians experiences a mental illness in any one year. Also, rates of self-injury and suicide increase with remoteness from big cities, suggesting significant mental health issues need addressing in rural and remote areas. There is also less access to specialised mental health care in rural areas.

By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid workshop, you’ll develop greater confidence to deal with people as they encounter issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, non-suicidal self-injury and thoughts of suicide.

Following the training and after passing a short online assessment, you will be an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. You also take home the 180+ page Mental Health First Aid Manual, as a resource to support you in implementing your new understandings.

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:

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180002E

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 Jenny McDowell

J McDowell

Jenny is a registered pharmacist with over two decades’ experience in the hospital, community, publishing and university sectors. She has extensive experience in delivering workshops and presentations, and is mindful that clear communication is the key to understanding.

With a country Victorian background and a love of wide open spaces, Jenny is excited to bring the Mental Health First Aid workshops to regional and rural Victoria. Like many, her passion for mental health has been stoked by personal and professional experiences that have confirmed her awareness of the importance of attending to mental health.

Jenny brings a creative approach to her work and will create a safe space for participants to explore and develop their own understandings of mental health.

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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 fourteen (14) 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.
Aug
4
Sat
2018
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Bankstown @ Venue To Be Advised
Aug 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

  • 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.

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18055J

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Emskilled ABN: 87 154 653 726 in partnership with Healthcorp.
RTO# 91222.

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 @ Venue To Be Advised
Aug 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

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18051J

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Emskilled ABN: 87 154 653 726 in partnership with Healthcorp. RTO# 91222.

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
11
Sat
2018
PSA Immunisation Training Program For Pharmacists – NSW – Bankstown @ Venue To Be Advised
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

Participants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Participants must provide evidence of currency in the following at the time of attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment:

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

* HLTAID001 is not required if HLTAID003 was completed in the 12 months prior to the Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment. Participants will not be able to participate in the Practical Workshop and Assessment if they have not completed the Immunisation Online Modules including achieving 80% in the assessments.

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

Course fees

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

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001NK

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Aug
25
Sat
2018
Swan Hill – Mental Health First Aid August 2018 @ Suite 2
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – Aug 26 @ 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, experiencing a worsening of an existing mental health problem or 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.

This 2-day workshop, facilitated by an accredited MHFA pharmacist passionate about mental health teaches pharmacists and pharmacy support staff about the signs and symptoms of the common and disabling mental health problems, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation. There will be application of mental health first aid through pharmacy related case scenarios. The course curriculum is based on the MHFA Guidelines.

Mental health is everybody’s business. One in five Australians experiences a mental illness in any one year. Also, rates of self-injury and suicide increase with remoteness from big cities, suggesting significant mental health issues need addressing in rural and remote areas. There is also less access to specialised mental health care in rural areas.

By undertaking the Mental Health First Aid workshop, you’ll develop greater confidence to deal with people as they encounter issues such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance use problems, non-suicidal self-injury and thoughts of suicide.

Following the training and after passing a short online assessment, you will be an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. You also take home the 180+ page Mental Health First Aid Manual, as a resource to support you in implementing your new understandings.

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:

Competencies addressed (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.5.2, 1.5.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.6, 3.3.5, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 4.1.1

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.2.1 1.2.2 1.3.1 1.3.2 2.1.1 2.1.2 2.1.3 2.1.4, 2.2.1 2.2.2 2.3.1 2.3.3 2.4.1 2.4.2 2.4.3 6.1.1 6.1.2 6.1.3 6.2.1 6.2.2 6.2.3 6.2.4 6.3.1 6.3.2 6.3.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP180002F

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 Jenny McDowell

J McDowell

Jenny is a registered pharmacist with over two decades’ experience in the hospital, community, publishing and university sectors. She has extensive experience in delivering workshops and presentations, and is mindful that clear communication is the key to understanding.

With a country Victorian background and a love of wide open spaces, Jenny is excited to bring the Mental Health First Aid workshops to regional and rural Victoria. Like many, her passion for mental health has been stoked by personal and professional experiences that have confirmed her awareness of the importance of attending to mental health.

Jenny brings a creative approach to her work and will create a safe space for participants to explore and develop their own understandings of mental health.

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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 fourteen (14) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Sep
16
Sun
2018
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Hurstville/Kogarah @ Venue To Be Advised
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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PSA

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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.

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18055K

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Emskilled ABN: 87 154 653 726 in partnership with Healthcorp.
RTO# 91222.

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Hurstville/Kogarah @ Venue To Be Advised
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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PSA

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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

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18051K

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Emskilled ABN: 87 154 653 726 in partnership with Healthcorp.
RTO# 91222.

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
21
Sun
2018
PSA Immunisation Training Program For Pharmacists – NSW – Cabramatta @ Venue To Be Advised
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Immunisation Training Program for Pharmacists

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

Blended training program that comprises two parts:

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

Prerequisites

Participants must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Participants must provide evidence of currency in the following at the time of attending the Practical Workshop and Assessment:

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

* HLTAID001 is not required if HLTAID003 was completed in the 12 months prior to the Immunisation Practical Workshop and Assessment. Participants will not be able to participate in the Practical Workshop and Assessment if they have not completed the Immunisation Online Modules including achieving 80% in the assessments.

Learning objectives and competencies

Click here to view learning objectives and competency standards.

Course fees

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

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18001NL

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

First aid and CPR policy

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

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
PSA Immunisation Practical Refresher Workshop – NSW – Cabramatta @ Venue To Be Advised
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

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Be ready – refresh your practical skills now

The PSA immunisation practical refresher workshop for pharmacists will provide participants with an update on the management of anaphylaxis, techniques for injection and the appropriate preparation of vaccines for administration.

Who should enrol?

This workshop is an opportunity for participants to refresh their competency in the following areas:

  • Identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis
  • Preparation of vaccines for administration
  • Preparation and practical aspects of intramuscular and subcutaneous vaccinations

Delivery method

Face-to-face workshop

The workshop includes theory, discussion, demonstration, guided practice, and assessment in delivering immunisation via injections.  You will receive 5 Group 2 CPD credits upon successful completion of the workshop.

Prerequisites

Participants should have completed Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM806A or other approved courses for pharmacist immunisers.

Learning objectives

  • Describe and demonstrate the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis
  • Demonstrate preparing vaccines for administration including correct hand washing technique
  • Demonstrate the preparation and practical aspects of intramuscular and subcutaneous vaccinations

Competency Standards

Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.2.2, 1.4.2, 2.1.1, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.4, 7.2.2

Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 3.1.3, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.5, 3.3.2, 3.1.2, 3.3.3

Course fees

PSA Member: $200 (GST free) Non-member $320 (GST free)

CPD credits

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Accreditation number: CP18002ND

This activity has been accredited for 2.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

Refund and cancellation policy

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Where a participant applies to withdraw after access to course materials either online or print based has occurred any refund of tuition fees paid upfront is at the discretion of the PSA and will not be refunded unless exceptional circumstances.
  • Course fees are non-transferable.
  • Request for changes of an immunisation workshop date that are received up to 14 days before the face to face workshop date are allowed without penalty, after that changes are subject to availability and will attract an additional 50% of the total course fee.
Oct
24
Wed
2018
Warrnambool: Pharmacist administered immunisation service 101 Workshop series @ Bayside Plaza
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview

Pharmacists are key primary healthcare providers and are well placed to contribute to improved access to immunisation especially to those most at risk of complications from vaccine-preventable disease through the provision of pharmacist administered immunisation service.

As at 20 October 2016 it was legislated that pharmacists could immunise in Victoria in accordance with specific legislations and guidelines. Currently there are approximately 20% of pharmacies in Victoria registered to provide pharmacist administered immunisation services, the percentage of which is lower in regional and rural Victoria.

This session aims to support pharmacists, pharmacy staff and pharmacies interested in delivering a pharmacist administered immunisation service with an insight into the legislations and guidelines that govern this service and the practical considerations around implementation and promotion. Pharmacists who are currently delivering this service will benefit from the promotional discussions that can help improve awareness and uptake of the service. The pharmacy team overall will find value in consolidating their understanding of effective cold chain management.

This is a free event, however it is requested that participants register via the link above. Pharmacists and all pharmacy staff are welcome to attend. All attendees will receive a pertussis and registration resource kit.

  • 6.30-7:00pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the value of a pharmacist administered vaccination service.
  • Discuss the legislations and guidelines by which pharmacist immunisers and pharmacies must comply with to provide a pharmacist administered
    vaccination service in Victoria.
  • Describe the practical considerations of implementing a pharmacist administered vaccination service and demonstrate ways in which pharmacists and the pharmacy team can promote this service in the pharmacy.
  • Recognise the principles and importance of cold chain management and implement processes that are required for effective cold chain management

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.2, 4.4.3, 4.6.3, 4.6.5.

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.7.1, 3.1.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3.

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

CPD credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4  Accreditation number: CVP18001C

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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

Speaker:

Representative from Primary Health Network (PHN) Western Victoria and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). TBA.

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Oct
27
Sat
2018
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Parramatta @ Venue To Be Advised
Oct 27 @ 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.

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18055L

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
RTO# 90531.

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Parramatta @ Venue To Be Advised
Oct 27 @ 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

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18051L

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
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.

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Ballarat : Pharmacist administered immunisation service 101 Workshop series @ 101 Drummond Street North, Ballarat
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Overview

Pharmacists are key primary healthcare providers and are well placed to contribute to improved access to immunisation especially to those most at risk of complications from vaccine-preventable disease through the provision of pharmacist administered immunisation service.

As at 20 October 2016 it was legislated that pharmacists could immunise in Victoria in accordance with specific legislations and guidelines. Currently there are approximately 20% of pharmacies in Victoria registered to provide pharmacist administered immunisation services, the percentage of which is lower in regional and rural Victoria.

This session aims to support pharmacists, pharmacy staff and pharmacies interested in delivering a pharmacist administered immunisation service with an insight into the legislations and guidelines that govern this service and the practical considerations around implementation and promotion. Pharmacists who are currently delivering this service will benefit from the promotional discussions that can help improve awareness and uptake of the service. The pharmacy team overall will find value in consolidating their understanding of effective cold chain management.

This is a free event, however it is requested that participants register via the link above. Pharmacists and all pharmacy staff are welcome to attend. All attendees will receive a pertussis and registration resource kit.

  • 6.30-7:00pm: Refreshments and Networking
  • 7:00-9:00pm: Presentation

Learning objectives:

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe the value of a pharmacist administered vaccination service.
  • Discuss the legislations and guidelines by which pharmacist immunisers and pharmacies must comply with to provide a pharmacist administered
    vaccination service in Victoria.
  • Describe the practical considerations of implementing a pharmacist administered vaccination service and demonstrate ways in which pharmacists and the pharmacy team can promote this service in the pharmacy.
  • Recognise the principles and importance of cold chain management and implement processes that are required for effective cold chain management

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following:

Competency Standards (2016): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.3, 4.3.2, 4.4.3, 4.6.3, 4.6.5.

Competency Standards (2010): 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.4.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.7.1, 3.1.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3.

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

CPD credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4  Accreditation number: CVP18001D

This activity is accredited for up to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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

Speaker:

Representative from Primary Health Network (PHN) Western Victoria and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA). TBA.

 Immunisation service 101 - phnImmunisation service 101 - psa

 

Nov
17
Sat
2018
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – West Ryde @ Venue To Be Advised
Nov 17 @ 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.

Competency Standards

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18055M

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
RTO# 90531.

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – West Ryde @ Venue To Be Advised
Nov 17 @ 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

Competencies addressed (2016):  1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3, 1.3.4, 1.4.1. 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.5.3, 1.5.4, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3,  3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 5.3.4
Competencies addressed (2010):  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, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CN18051M

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Speakers

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia conducts training through Vital First Aid Training Services ABN: 29 079 610 325.
RTO# 90531.

Minimum Attendance

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

Cancellations

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

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