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Feb
27
Mon
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

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

 

Who should enrol?

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

 

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online theory module
  2. Face-to-face workshop

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

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

 

Pre-requisites

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

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the online theory module assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3c:

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

Workshop:

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

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WF

Online Theory Module

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

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.
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 27 February 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Module 5:

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

Workshop:

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Workshop:

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001VQ

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Warrnambool @ ACE Radio Lecture Theatre, Southwest Health Care
Feb 27 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Parkville: APSIG Clinical Meeting February 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Feb 27 @ 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

As individuals live longer, the incidence of end stage kidney disease is expected to rise. Pharmacists have an important role to play in helping ensure treatment for patients is appropriate and effective. Attend this workshop, delivered by Northern Health Renal Pharmacist Daila Krumins, to learn the skills needed to accurately assess and manage patients with end stage renal disease who are not currently being managed by dialysis.

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

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

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

Learning objectives:

  • Describe end stage kidney disease
  • List the common causes of end stage kidney disease.
  • Recognise common symptoms of kidney failure
  • Explain management of common symptoms including fluid retention, heart failure, pain and uraemia without dialysis.

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

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 4.2.2, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 7.1.2

CPD credits:

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

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

Speakers:

Ms Daila Krumins
Renal Service and Clinical Trials Pharmacist, Northern Health

Sponsor/s:

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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

Feb
28
Tue
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

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

 

Who should enrol?

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

 

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

 

Pre-requisites

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

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3c:

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

Workshop:

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

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WG

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 28 February 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Module 5:

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

Workshop:

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Workshop:

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

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB

Accreditation number: CV170001VR

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 28 February 2017 – Heatherton @ PBS Office
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Module 5:

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

Workshop:

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Workshop:

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

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB

Accreditation number: CV170001VT

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Bendigo @ Conference Room, Murray PHN
Feb 28 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Mar
1
Wed
2017
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 1 March 2017 @ PBS Office
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Module 5:

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

Workshop:

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Workshop:

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

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB

Accreditation number: CV170001VU

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Parkville @ Cossar Hall
Mar 1 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Mar
2
Thu
2017
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Hobart @ Lenna of Hobart, 20 Runnymede Street
Mar 2 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Mar
3
Fri
2017
Annual Therapeutic Update 2017 @ Crowne Plaza Terrigal
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – Mar 5 @ 1:30 pm

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About Annual Therapeutic Update (ATU)

  • 3 -5 March 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Terrigal, NSW
  • Up to 40 Group 2 CPD credits available

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

Who should attend

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

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

Why you should attend

  • Quality, independent information from specialists in their field
  • Up to 40 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 – Terrigal 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.

The Annual Therapeutic Update is one of PSA’s most popular events and regularly sells out. Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for yet another great ATU experience.

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HLTAID001 – Provide CPR @ Crowne Plaza Terrigal
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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N.B. Light supper is provided for this session.

Overview

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

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

Course Content

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

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

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Competencies:

1.3,6.1,6.2,6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055D

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

Speakers

HLTAID001 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Mar
4
Sat
2017
PSA Immunisation training @ PSA SA Offices
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Immunisations

Be ready – do your training now

Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations (APPIMM806A).

  • Legislation in your state/territory has passed – pharmacists are recognised as authorised immunisers
  • Used worldwide and in the Queensland Pharmacy Immunisation Pilot.
  • Recognised under the Australian Vocational Education and Training sector and is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Who should enrol?

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

 Learning objectives

Module one: diseases and vaccines

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

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.6, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.3, 7.3, 8.1.

Module two: practical considerations of the immunisation service

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

Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

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

  • Describe the legal framework that supports your role as a pharmacist and immunisation provider.
  • Identify the importance of valid consumer consent, privacy and confidentiality.
  • Identify report and manage medication errors and adverse events following immunisation.
  • Describe the process of identifying and treating emergencies such as anaphylaxis:
    • Policies
    • Procedures
    • Equipment
  • Demonstrate how to prepare the necessary equipment to vaccinate a consumer, including the application of infection control methods.
  • Demonstrate how to withdraw medication from an ampoule and a vial.
  • Demonstrate the skill of injections:
    • Discuss preparation of medications for intradermal, subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
    • Discuss how to evaluate potential injection sites.
    • Demonstrate the location of appropriate sites subcutaneous, and intramuscular injections.
    • Describe differences in technique in giving subcutaneous and intramuscular injections.
  • Discuss ways to decrease patient anxiety/discomfort related to injections.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Competencies addressed (2010): 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.4, 3.5, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 8.1.

CPD Credits

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Speaker

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Become a Health Destination; Reaching your Pharmacy’s Potential @ Crowne Plaza Terrigal
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Register (Login required) alternatively email us

Join us to learn more about becoming a Health Destination Pharmacy. During this interactive session we will facilitate a panel discussion made up of coaches and those that are participating in the innovative Health Destination program. We will look at the key factors which make Health Destination Pharmacies successful, and you will hear real-life experiences of those who have invested in this award-winning program. You will see a ‘day in the life’ of Health Destination coach and the key role they play in facilitating change. Throughout the session you will have an opportunity to ask questions and join in the discussion.

Learning objectives:

  • Discuss the role of change management in pharmacy.
  • Describe the factors and strategies associated with successful change.
  • Understand the role of a coach in implementing change in pharmacy.

This session is Free for PSA Members and Non-Member, please register your attendance for catering purposes. This event is being held in conjunction with the NSW Annual Therapeutic Update, delegate and non-delegates of the conference are welcome to attend this session.

 

Accreditation number: CNX17046

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.

Mar
5
Sun
2017
PSA Immunisation Training – Ulverstone Tas. @ River Arms Hotel
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 TAS Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train now to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

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

 

Who should enrol?

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

 

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

 

Pre-requisites

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

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

If you do not have current First Aid/CPR, we have organised Surf Life Saving Tasmania to run PSA Member training sessions in all areas.  Registration will be direct with SLST.  See our web site for more information.

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

  • You must complete the Enrolment From for this training.  Click here to download the form or contact our office for an enrolment form to be emailed to you.
  • Return the form to our office with details of the face to face workshop date/venue you wish to attend.  Scan and email your enrolment form together with required certified ID or fax to (03) 6231 2669.

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3c:

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

Workshop:

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

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001TD

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Careers and Networking Expo 2017 @ UniSA City East Campus - Basil Hetzel Building - Room H2-02
Mar 5 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Your career starts here!

The Careers and Networking Expo is a unique opportunity for you to connect with prominent local pharmacy leaders and industry partners to better understand current industry trends and how they affect and benefit you, as well as to discover the varied and innovative career pathways available to pharmacists.

With the many challenges currently facing the profession, this will also be the ideal forum for you raise your concerns with the peak national body for pharmacists as we work to represent and advocate for you.

Who should attend:

  • Pharmacy students
  • Intern pharmacists
  • Early career pharmacists (up to 10 years post registration)
  • Any pharmacist looking for a career change
  • Every pharmacist!

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Mar
6
Mon
2017
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Brisbane North @ TBC
Mar 6 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Coffee & Cake: HMR report writing- a critical appraisal @ PSA Office
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This interactive 1 hour session will involve review and critical analysis of HMR reports, and assessment of inputs that contribute to producing a valuable report, including; meaningful research, structure, language and awareness of intended audience. The session will be facilitated by Trish Russell MPS AACPA who is a community pharmacist, an accredited pharmacist and PSA Project Pharmacist. While this event is open to members working in all areas, it may particularly appeal to accredited pharmacists. All reports and examples are de-identified and shared in confidence.

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Learning objectives

  • Assess the content and intended purpose of HMR reports
  • Recognise elements that contribute to developing a valuable HMR report
  • Demonstrate awareness of PSA standards in the context of HMR report writing
  • Critically assess compliance with standards in HMR report writing

Competencies addressed:

1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.3, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4

This activity is accredited for one hour of group 2 CPD (or group 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Participants must contribute individually and/or be actively involved in the session to be eligible for the credits.

Places are limited for this session, and you must register to attend.

Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Townsville @ TBC
Mar 6 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Mar
7
Tue
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

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

 

Who should enrol?

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

 

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

 

Pre-requisites

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

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3c:

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

Workshop:

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

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WH

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
An update on emergency contraception – Webinar @ Online
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Note: The above times are Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time. The webinar will commence 7.30pm AEST.


EllaOne (Ulipristal Acetate) is an oral emergency contraceptive within 120 hours of unprotected intercourse. As of February 2017, EllaOne will be available as a Schedule 3 Poison through pharmacies. This practice update, delivered by industry expert Dr Safeera Hussainy will ensure you are up to date with emergency contraception and the place of EllaOne in therapy.

Learning objectives:

  • Summarise the mechanism of action of ulipristal acetate
  • List common side effects of ulipristal acetate
  • Compare ulipristal acetate efficacy for emergency contraception to levonogestrel
  • Outline the required counselling for EllaOne

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

CPD credits:

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This event is currently undergoing accreditation.

Cost

Free event for PSA members only

Speaker:

Dr Safeera Hussainy
Lecturer Faculty Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Centre for Medicine Use and Safety
Special Interest in Women’s and Sexual health in particular emergency contraception

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from MS Health

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Emergency contraception: an update on down-Scheduling – Newcastle @ Newcastle University, The Life Sciences Theatre
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

This evening lecture is proudly presented by the Newcastle Hunter valley Pharmacist Association and Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

 

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NHVPA Members please contact the PSA office on 9431 1100 quoting your NHVPA member number to receive free attendance, alternatively please email these details to nsw.branch@psa.org.au

With the upcoming down-scheduling of ulipristal to Schedule 3, it is paramount that pharmacists are aware of the processes related to the supply of this emergency contraceptive. This interactive session will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies to confidently supply ulipristal to suitable patients when required for emergency contraception.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify suitable patients through consultation for the supply of emergency contraception
  • Describe the mode of action, indication, contraindications, precautions and side effects of ulipristal
  • Provide counselling to suitable patients on the use of ulipritsal as a form of emergency contraception
  • Describe the process of supplying third-party emergency contraception when appropriate

Competency standards: 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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Up to 3 Group 2 Credits

Accreditation number: CN17044C

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.

Monthly Lecture March 2017: Update on Emergency Contraception @ Lecture Theatre 5, Level 1
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Location details

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

*Bundoora– campus map
*Frankston – campus map (available soon)

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

Overview

EllaOne (Ulipristal Acetate) is an oral emergency contraceptive within 120 hours of unprotected intercourse. As of February 2017, EllaOne will be available as a Schedule 3 Poison through pharmacies. This practice update, delivered by industry expert Dr Safeera Hussainy will ensure you are up to date with emergency contraception and the place of EllaOne in therapy.

Learning objectives:

  • Summarise the mechanism of action of ulipristal acetate
  • List common side effects of ulipristal acetate
  • Compare ulipristal acetate efficacy for emergency contraception to levonogestrel
  • Outline the required counselling for EllaOne

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.3

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170301

Speaker:

Dr Safeera Hussainy
Lecturer Faculty Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Centre for Medicine Use and Safety
Special Interest in Women’s and Sexual health in particular emergency contraception

 

Sponsor/s:

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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL and MS Health

Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Darwin @ TBC
Mar 7 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Mar
8
Wed
2017
Remuneration and Reform Roadshow- Brisbane South @ TBC
Mar 8 @ 6:15 pm – 9:00 pm

A NOT TO BE MISSED event for Early Career Pharmacists, pharmacy owners and anyone who wants to contribute to a brighter future for pharmacy!

  • Hear about the Review of Pharmacy Remuneration and Regulation Interim Report and what it means for you
  • Provide your feedback directly to PSA for inclusion in a response to the Interim Report
  • Hear how PSA is working to improve remuneration for the whole profession, supporting pharmacists to work at their full scope of practice – and how you can be part of that
  • Learn about opportunities presented by other reforms in the health system
  • Let us know what matters to you for the Early Career Pharmacist White Paper
  • Raise issues that are important to you, in your practice.

Join your peers and key leaders from Australia’s peak national body for pharmacists, PSA, for an interactive session in your local region to discuss issues that are critical to our profession’s future.

Mar
11
Sat
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train early in the year to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

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

 

Who should enrol?

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

 

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

  1. Online theory modules
  2. Face-to-face workshop

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

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

 

Pre-requisites

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

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the online theory modules assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3c:

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

Workshop:

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

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WI

Online Theory Modules

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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
14
Tue
2017
PSA Immunisation Workshop- Brisbane @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Mar
16
Thu
2017
Provide Basic Emergency Life Support @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 16 @ 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

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

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

 

CPD Credits

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Accreditation code: CWP170002C

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

 

Speakers:Pulse

Andy Symons

Mark McConnell

Pulse Medical Emergency Training

 

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Mar
17
Fri
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR March 2017
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Overview

Perform CPR

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170002B

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 2017
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

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

 

Learning Objectives:

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

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

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170012B

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.

 

Mar
19
Sun
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Bella Vista
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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Overview

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

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

Course Content

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

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

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Competencies:

1.3,6.1,6.2,6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055E

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

Speakers

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Bella Vista
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

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

Program Overview: 

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

Learning Objectives 

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

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

 

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170051E

Speakers

HLTAID003 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Immunisation Training – 19 March 2017 Port Macquarie @ The Rydges
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

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

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NK

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

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

PSA Immunisation Training – Hobart – March 2017 @ Best Western Hotel
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 TAS Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train now to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

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

 

Who should enrol?

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

 

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

 

Pre-requisites

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

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

If you do not have current First Aid/CPR, we have organised Surf Life Saving Tasmania to run PSA Member training sessions in all areas.  Registration will be direct with SLST.  See our web site for more information.

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

  • You must complete the Enrolment From for this training.  Click here to download the form or contact our office for an enrolment form to be emailed to you.
  • Return the form to our office with details of the face to face workshop date/venue you wish to attend.  Scan and email your enrolment form together with required certified ID or fax to (03) 6231 2669.

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3c:

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

Workshop:

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

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001TE

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 12 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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
20
Mon
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

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

 

Who should enrol?

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

 

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

 

Pre-requisites

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

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3c:

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

Workshop:

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

 

CPD Points

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Accreditation number: CV170001WJ

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

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.
Parkville: Medication Management Review Stage 1 Workshop March 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm

Overview:

Becoming accredited to conduct medication reviews is an exciting professional career pathway for pharmacists.  Accredited pharmacists form an integral part of the healthcare team, taking a lead role in ensuring practical, quality medication management for consumers in their homes or aged care facilities. PSA is currently seeking expressions of interest, please contact Vaishali Thakkar vaishali.thakkar@psa.org.au. Expressions of interest close by 31 January.  *Please note this course needs a minimum number of registrants to proceed .

Presenters:

Dr Jenny Gowan
Mrs Robyn Saunders

PSA Immunisation Workshop- Townsville @ Pharmacy Practice Room, Building 47, James cook University
Mar 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Mar
21
Tue
2017
PSA Immunisation Training @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Mar 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The 2017 WA Pharmacist Immunisation Training course is now open for registration! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season. Train in early January or February to provide influenza vaccinations in your pharmacy!

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

 

Who should enrol?

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

 

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

 

Pre-requisites

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

  • ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists or health professionals (available free on-line)
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid. (in the past 3 years)
    • HLTAID001 Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (to be completed each year HLTAID003 is not completed)
  • Successful completion of the on-line pre-reading assessment

Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA WA, view upcoming sessions here

 

Cost
$550 (tax deductible)

All course fees are GST free. For information on our refund policy, please see refund and cancellation section below.

Click here to register

 

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3c:

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

Workshop:

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

 

CPD Points

FullAPClogo.jpg

Accreditation number: CV170001WK

Pre Reading

This activity has been accredited for 11 hours of group 1 CPD (or 11 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 11 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 22 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Face to Face Workshop

This activity has been accredited for 6.5 hours of group 1 CPD (or 6.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 6.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 13 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

 

 

Refund and cancellation policy for events

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Liverpool @ Mounties Club
Mar 21 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Register Now (login required) Or Download Flyer

Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

 

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051D

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
22
Wed
2017
Bridging the gap – Case 1 COPD Bankstown @ Bankstown Sports Club
Mar 22 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Register Now (login required) or Download flyer

Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

 

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

 

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051H

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 – COPD Treatment and Management Concord @ Medical Education Centre
Mar 22 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Register Now (login required) Or Download Flyer

Program outline

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

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

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

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

 

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

Accreditation number: CN17051B

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
24
Fri
2017
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 24 March 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Module 5:

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

Workshop:

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Workshop:

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

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB

Accreditation number: CV170001VW

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Mar
25
Sat
2017
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 25 March 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Module 5:

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

Workshop:

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Workshop:

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

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB

Accreditation number: CV170001VX

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Mar
26
Sun
2017
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 26 March 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Mar 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Module 5:

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

Workshop:

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Workshop:

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001VY

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Mar
27
Mon
2017
PSA Immunisation Workshop- Brisbane @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 27 March 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register Now (login required)

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Module 5:

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

Workshop:

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Workshop:

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001VZ

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management @ Gaden Community Centre
Mar 27 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 am

Register Now (login required) or Download flyer

Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Accreditation number: CN17051A

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 – COPD Treatment and Management Katoomba @ Carington Hotel
Mar 27 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Register Now (login required) Or Download Flyer

Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.  Accreditation number: CN17051F

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 Clinical Meeting March 2017 @ Cossar Hall Tutorial Room
Mar 27 @ 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

Statins, PPIs and antihypertensives. Many patients will be on one if not all three of these medications. Pharmacists need to know the latest in evidence to ensure their quality use. Attend this workshop, hosted by accredited pharmacist Ms Robyn Saunders to learn about the latest evidence surrounding some of the most commonly prescribed medications.

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

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

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

Learning objectives:

  • Interpret the literature and the evidence for the use of statins, PPIs and antihypertensives.
  • Describe the current use of statins, PPIs and antihypertensives
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the literature and influence medicine use using case studies.* These learning objectives are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5.1, 4.2.2, 6.2.1, 7.3.2

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:

Ms Robyn Saunders BPharm AACP

Sponsor/s:

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Mar
28
Tue
2017
Vic Program of Study for Immunisers – 28 March 2017 @ PSA Boardroom, Level 1
Mar 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

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

Learning Objectives

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Module 5:

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

Workshop:

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

Module 1:

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

Module 2:

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

Module 3a:

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

Module 3b:

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

Module 3c:

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

Module 4:

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

Workshop:

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV17001VAA

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management @ The St George Hospital
Mar 28 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051G

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.

Apr
1
Sat
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Bankstown
Apr 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.

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Competencies:

1.3,6.1,6.2,6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055F

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

Speakers

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Bankstown
Apr 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 This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):     6.1, 6.2, 6.3

 

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170051F

Speakers

HLTAID003 is delivered by qualified trainers associated with Vital First Aid (RTO #  90531).

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Apr
3
Mon
2017
PSA Immunisation Workshop- Brisbane @ PSA Boardroom, Level 3, West Wing, PACE Building
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

It’s time to prepare for the 2017 flu season – train now to provide influenza, measles and pertussis vaccinations in your pharmacy. The Queensland Branch is pleased to offer new immunisation courses outside of the Queensland Pharmacist Immunisation Pilot Trial (QPIP). Manage the delivery and administration of injections and immunisations APPIMM8064. This training course is intended to provide registered pharmacists who meet the pre-requisite requirements, with the knowledge and skills to establish and deliver a successful immunisation service in community pharmacy including administration of injections. The PSA Immunisation Training Course is accredited by the Australian Pharmacy Council and meets the requirements for vaccination training of pharmacists. Register now to prepare your practice for this exciting extended role for pharmacists. Important information: Prior to attending the workshop you must have certified evidence of:

Please note that the online pre-reading and anaphylaxis training will take you at least 8 hours to complete. Regular First Aid and CPR Courses are available through PSA Queensland. A list of courses are available here. If you do not meet all requirements prior to attending the workshop: please contact PSA at qld.branch@psa.org.au or 07 3896 1900.

Apr
4
Tue
2017
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Crows Nest @ Crows Nest Centre
Apr 4 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051C

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 – COPD Treatment and Management Newcastle @ Newcastle (To Be Confirmed)
Apr 4 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

  • 3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051M

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.

Depression and anxiety: The integral role of pharmacists @ PSA SA Office
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Pharmacists play an integral role in the management of depression and anxiety as part of a multidisciplinary approach.  Beyond clinical advice, pharmacists can also assist in the process of screening through recognition of symptoms, monitoring of progress whilst on medication between doctor visits and advising on non-pharmacological approaches to managing depression and anxiety.  This session will discuss the multiple roles pharmacists can play in the management of depression and anxiety.

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Review new and emerging evidence regarding the management of depression and anxiety, including discussions on pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches
  • Develop tailored management plans for depression and anxiety, factoring in medication profile, patient factors, and patient preference.
  • Describe approaches to starting, monitoring, adjusting and discontinuing management of depression and anxiety
  • Describe the essential role of pharmacists as part of a multidisciplinary approach to management of depression and anxiety, including: screening, collaborating with doctors regarding therapeutic dosages and monitoring, educating patients about their condition and medications (dose, duration, adverse effects) to enhance adherence, advising on non-pharmacological approaches (e.g. e-Mental health tools)

Competency standards (2010) addressed: 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2.

CPD credits

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for 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

Dr Linda McCarthy
Staff Specialist/ Director PTSD Unit
Repatriation General Hospital

Sponsor

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

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Flyer

Emergency Contraception: An Update On Down – Scheduling @ Woolooware Golf Club
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline and Objectives

With the upcoming down-scheduling of ulipristal to Schedule 3, it is paramount that pharmacists are aware of the processes related to the supply of this emergency contraceptive. This interactive session will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies to confidently supply ulipristal to suitable patients when required for emergency contraception.

  • Describe the process of supplying third-party emergency contraception when appropriate
  • Identify suitable patients through consultation for the supply of emergency contraception
  • Describe the mode of action, indication, contraindications, precautions and side effects of ulipristal
  • Provide counselling to suitable patients on the use of ulipritsal as a form of emergency contraception

Competency standards:

  • 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

CPD Credits:

Up to 3 Group 2 Credits

 

Accreditation number: CN17044A.

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 3 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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.

Monthly Lecture April 2017: Depression and Anxiety – The Integral Role of Pharmacists @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Location details

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

*Bundoora– campus map
*Frankston – campus map

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

Overview

Pharmacists play an integral role in the management of depression and anxiety as part of a multidisciplinary approach. Beyond clinical advice, pharmacists can also assist in the process of screening through recognition of symptoms, monitoring of progress whilst on medication between doctor visits and advising on non-pharmacological approaches to managing depression and anxiety. This session will discuss the multiple roles pharmacists can play in the management of depression and anxiety.

Learning objectives:

  • Review new and emerging evidence regarding the management of depression and anxiety, including discussions on pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches
  • Develop tailored management plans for depression and anxiety, factoring in medication profile, patient factors, and patient preference.
  • Describe approaches to starting, monitoring, adjusting and discontinuing management of depression and anxiety
  • Describe the essential role of pharmacists as part of a multidisciplinary approach to management of depression and anxiety, including: screening, collaborating with doctors regarding therapeutic dosages and monitoring, educating patients about their condition and medications (dose, duration, adverse effects) to enhance adherence, advising on non-pharmacological approaches (e.g. e-Mental health tools)

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

Competency Standards:

This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3

*Correct at the time of publication and subject to change

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170401

Speaker:

TBC

 

Sponsor/s:

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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from PDL

Apr
5
Wed
2017
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Greystanes/Parramatta @ Greystanes/Parramatta
Apr 5 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

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Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051E

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 – COPD Treatment and Management Wollongong @ Wolongong (To Be Confirmed)
Apr 5 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

  • 3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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

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Accreditation number: CN17051N

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.

Apr
20
Thu
2017
CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Parramatta
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1,1.5.1,1.5.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Deborah Benjamin
NSW Manager, Continuing Professional Development & Member Services

Emergency Contraception: An Update On Down – Scheduling @ Dee Why RSL
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline and Objectives

With the upcoming down-scheduling of ulipristal to Schedule 3, it is paramount that pharmacists are aware of the processes related to the supply of this emergency contraceptive. This interactive session will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies to confidently supply ulipristal to suitable patients when required for emergency contraception.

  • Describe the process of supplying third-party emergency contraception when appropriate
  • Identify suitable patients through consultation for the supply of emergency contraception
  • Describe the mode of action, indication, contraindications, precautions and side effects of ulipristal
  • Provide counselling to suitable patients on the use of ulipritsal as a form of emergency contraception

Competency standards:

  • 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.3.

CPD Credits:

Up to 3 Group 2 Credits

 

Accreditation number: CN17044A.

PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 3 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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.

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Mental Health First Aid @ PSA WA Seminar Room
Apr 21 @ 8:30 am – Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm

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

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

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

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CWP150031

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

 

Speaker

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

 

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

  • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each PSA event. Registrants will be advised in due time and registration fees refunded if an event does not proceed.
  • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the event are refundable, minus a $25 (inclusive of GST) registration service charge. After that cancellations are subject to the entire event fee. You may substitute for an alternative CPD event up to the equivalent registration fee, within the same calendar year.
  • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are still subject to the entire fee.
Dementia Friendly Pharmacy Toolkit @ Venue to be announced
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

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

CPD credits

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This event is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

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

Sponsor

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

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Apr
29
Sat
2017
Mental Health First Aid @ Mountie Mt Prtichard
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

CPD Credits:

Accreditation number: CN17043A

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

Sponsors

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Parkville – HLTAID003 Provide First Aid Workshop April 2017
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

CPD Credits

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

Accreditation number: CVP170012G

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.

May
2
Tue
2017
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Tamworth @ Tamworth (To be Confirmed)
May 2 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

 

Competency standards:

  • 3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051I

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

CPD Plans: Meet the new PBA requirements – Chatswood
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

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

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

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1,1.5.1,1.5.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Deborah Benjamin
NSW Manager, Continuing Professional Development & Member Services

May
3
Wed
2017
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Orange @ Orange (To Be Confirmed)
May 3 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

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

Accreditation number: CN17051J

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
6
Sat
2017
HLTAID001 – Provide CPR – Liverpool
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.

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

Competencies:

1.3,6.1,6.2,6.3

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055G

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

Speakers

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Liverpool
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 This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):     6.1, 6.2, 6.3

 

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170051G

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

Speakers

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

May
9
Tue
2017
Immunisation Training – 9 May 2017 Mt Pritchard @ Mounties Mt Pritchard
May 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

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

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NM

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

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

May
16
Tue
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR May 2017
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Overview

Perform CPR

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

 

CPD Credits:

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

Accreditation number: CVP170002C

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 May 2017
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

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

 

Learning Objectives:

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

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

CPD Credits:

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

Accreditation number: CVP170012C

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.

 

Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Batemans Bay @ Batemans Bay (To Be Confirmed)
May 16 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-4

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

Accreditation number: CN17051O

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 – COPD Treatment and Management Central Coast @ Gosford Golf Club
May 16 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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

Accreditation number: CN17051L

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
17
Wed
2017
Bridging the gap – COPD Treatment and Management Ballina @ Ballina (To Be Confirmed)
May 17 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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

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Accreditation number: CN17051P

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 – COPD Treatment and Management Wagga Wagga @ Wagga Wagga (To Be Confirmed)
May 17 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

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Program outline

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

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

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

COPD workshops supported by an unrestricted grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

3, 1.4, 1.5, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.2, 7.3

CPD Credits:

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PSA is currently seeking accreditation for this activity. This activity may attract up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Accreditation number: CN17051K

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
21
Sun
2017
2017 WA Annual Seminar @ Pan Pacific Perth Hotel
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
May
27
Sat
2017
Parkville – Mental Health First Aid May 2017 @ PSA Boardroom
May 27 @ 9:00 am – May 28 @ 4:30 pm

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Overview

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170005A

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

Speakers:

Ms Louise Edwards

Sponsors

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

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Overview

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

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

Course Content/Learning Objectives

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

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

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP170055H

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

Speakers

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid – Cammeray @ North Sydney
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Overview

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

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

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

Program Overview: 

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

Learning Objectives 

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

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

 

Please note that only morning tea is provided.

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CNP17005H

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

Speakers

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

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

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061A

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

Overview

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

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

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


Learning Objectives

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

 

Competency Standards

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


CPD Credits

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Accreditation Number: CTP170001A

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

 

Facilitator

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


Fee

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

 

Flyer and Registration Form:

Click Here

 

Online Registration:

Click Here – members only

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

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

Overview

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

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

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


Learning Objectives

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

 

Competency Standards

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


CPD Credits

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Accreditation Number: CTP170001B

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

 

Facilitator

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


Fee

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

 

Flyer and Registration Form:

Click Here

 

Online Registration:

Click Here – members only

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

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

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061B

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Jun
25
Sun
2017
Clinical Update Coffs Harbour @ BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061C

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

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

PSA Members Register here

Non Members Register here

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Overview:

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

 

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

 

Workshop objectives:

Following this workshop, attendees will be able to:

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

Topics Covered:

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

Credit Point Value:

Up to 6 Group 2 CPD

 

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

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

Program outline

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

Objectives:

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

Competency standards:

  • 1.3, 2.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3

CPD Credits:

 

12 Group 2 CPD Points

Accreditation number: CN17042

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

Jul
20
Thu
2017
Parkville – HLTAID001 Provide CPR July 2017
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Overview

Perform CPR

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170002D

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

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

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Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

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

 

Learning Objectives:

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

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

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170012D

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

 

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

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061D

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

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

Register Now (login required) Or Download Flyer

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

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

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

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

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

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NN

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

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1,1.5.1,1.5.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Deborah Benjamin
NSW Manager, Continuing Professional Development & Member Services

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

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

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

 

Learning Objectives:

Element 1: Respond in an emergency situation

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

Element 2: Apply appropriate first aid procedures

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

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

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

Element 4: Communicate essential incident details

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

Element 5: Evaluate the incident

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

Skills and practical scenarios:

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

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

 

CPD Points:

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Pre Reading

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

Face to Face Workshop

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

 

Speakers:Pulse

Andy Symons

Mark McConnell

Pulse Medical Emergency Training

 

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

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

 

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1,1.5.1,1.5.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Deborah Benjamin
NSW Manager, Continuing Professional Development & Member Services

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

Register Now (login required) Or Download Flyer

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

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

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

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

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

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

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

CPD credits:

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Accreditation number: CV170001NQ

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

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

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

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

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

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

Learning objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

Competencies addressed: 1.1.1, 1.5.1, 1.5.2.

CPD credits

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This activity is currently undergoing accreditation.

Speaker

Deborah Benjamin
NSW Manager, Continuing Professional Development & Member Services

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

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

 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

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

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

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CWP150031

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

 

Speaker

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

 

Refund and cancellation policy for events:

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

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061E

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

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

Register Online

Download Flyer

Overview

Perform CPR

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170002E

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

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

Register Online

Download Flyer

Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

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

 

Learning Objectives:

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

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

CPD Credits:

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

Accreditation number: CVP170012E

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

 

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

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061F

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

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

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

Register (Member Only)

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061G

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

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

Register Now (login required) Or Download Flyer

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

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

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

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

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

Who should enrol?

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

Delivery method

PSA immunisation training has two parts:

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

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

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

Pre-requisites

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

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

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

Payment Cost: $550

Learning Objectives

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

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

Competency standards addressed by activity

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

CPD credits:

APC_Accred_RGB  

Accreditation number: CV170001NP

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

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

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

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

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Overview

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

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

Learning objectives:

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

Competency Standards:

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

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170005B

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

Speakers:

Ms Louise Edwards

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Oct
29
Sun
2017
Clinical Update Nowra @ Nowra NSW (TBC)
Oct 29 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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

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

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Accreditation number: CN17061H

Minimum Attendance:

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

Cancellations:

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

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

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Overview

Perform CPR

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

Learning Objectives:

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

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

 

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170002F

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

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

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Overview

Provide First Aid Workshop (inc. CPR)

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

 

Learning Objectives:

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

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

CPD Credits:

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Accreditation number: CVP170012F

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

 

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