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    1. Dec
      18
      Wed

      1. Webinar Recording: Anxiety Disorders – Supporting your consumers to take control @ Online Webinar (Instructions provided after registration)
        12:00 am – 12:00 am
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        Categories: SA/NT

        Overview

        In Australia, around 1 in 5 people are likely to experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their life.  With symptoms ranging from somatic symptoms (including restlessness, poor concentration, irritability or sleep disturbances) to excessive worrying, apprehension or fear, anxiety disorders have a disabling impact on a person’s life.
        As pharmacists, you are uniquely placed to help identify and offer initial support to these sufferers.
        With the upcoming rescheduling of Alprazolam to a Schedule 8 drug on 1st February 2014,  now is the time to refresh your knowledge base regarding anxiety and panic disorders.

        Register now to gain access to the recording of this webinar and be informed on the latest.

        Learning Objectives

        • Discuss key features of anxiety and panic disorders, and their pharmacological management, including alprazolam.
        • Describe alternative evidence-based treatments available for sufferers of anxiety and panic disorders, in light of re-scheduling of alprazolam to Schedule 8
        • Recognise pharmacists’ legal requirements once Alprazolam becomes a Schedule 8 drug.

        Competency Standards

        This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):   1.3, 4.1, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2

         CPD Credits

        Accreditation Number:  CSP130024

        This activity has been accredited for 2 Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD Credits) when self assessment questions are completed successfully, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

        Presenter

        Dr Chris Alderman
        Director of Pharmacy
        Repatriation General Hospital

        Supported by

        Flyer and Registration Form:

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        Expiry: 

        This activity will be available until 18th December 2014.

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        Webinar Recording: Anxiety Disorders – Supporting your consumers to take control @ Online Webinar (Instructions provided after registration)
    2. Mar
      12
      Wed

      1. Webinar Recording: eHealth Supporting Pharmacists to Deliver Better Health Care @ Webinar Recording - View Online
        12:00 am – 11:59 pm
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        Categories: SA/NT

        Overview

        Travelling long distances for treatment and services is a massive impedance on receiving quality health care.  eHealth and PCeHR provide the infrastructure for patients and health care providers living and working in rural locations to optimise health outcomes.

        Our live interactive online webinar aims to provide rural pharmacists with relevant information regarding eHealth and PCeHR, how it will affect the way they can deliver services and how it can help them maximise the benefits for their patients.  Importantly, it will provide a web based discussion forum for pharmacists to raise questions and receive sound advice from our speakers, as well as share thoughts and experiences with colleagues about eHealth.

        Although aimed at rural pharmacists, this webinar is relevant to all pharmacists.

        Learning Objectives

        • Describe eHealth & PCeHR, and the latest updates to the program
        • Discuss the opportunity PCeHR presents for rural pharmacists, in terms of access to patient health information, to make more appropriate pharmacist related clinical decisions

        Competency Standards

        This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):   1.3, 2.1, 2.3

         CPD Credits

        Accreditation Number:  CSP140028

        This activity has been accredited for 2 Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD Credits) when self assessment questions are completed successfully, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

        Presenters

        Mr David Ng
        Branch Director
        PSA SA/NT Branch

        Ms Sarah Wiles
        eHealth Officer
        Country North SA Medicare Local

        In association with:

        Flyer and Registration Form:

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        Expiry: 

        This activity will be available until 12th March 2015.

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        12:00 am
        Webinar Recording: eHealth Supporting Pharmacists to Deliver Better Health Care @ Webinar Recording - View Online
      2. Webinar Recording: eHealth Supporting Pharmacists to Deliver Better Health Care
        9:00 am – 11:45 pm
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        Categories: SA/NT

        Overview

        Travelling long distances for treatment and services is a massive impedance on receiving quality health care.  eHealth and PCeHR provide the infrastructure for patients and health care providers living and working in rural locations to optimise health outcomes.

        Our live interactive online webinar aims to provide rural pharmacists with relevant information regarding eHealth and PCeHR, how it will affect the way they can deliver services and how it can help them maximise the benefits for their patients.  Importantly, it will provide a web based discussion forum for pharmacists to raise questions and receive sound advice from our speakers, as well as share thoughts and experiences with colleagues about eHealth.

        This webinar is relevant to all pharmacists.

        Learning Objectives

        • Describe eHealth & PCeHR, and the latest updates to the program
        • Discuss the opportunity PCeHR presents for rural pharmacists, in terms of access to patient health information, to make more appropriate pharmacist related clinical decisions

        Competency Standards

        This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):   1.3, 2.1, 2.3

         CPD Credits

         

        Accreditation Number:  CSP140028

        This activity has been accredited for 2 Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD Credits) when self assessment questions are completed successfully, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

        Presenters

        Mr David Ng
        Branch Director
        PSA SA/NT Branch

        Ms Sarah Wiles
        eHealth Officer
        Country North SA Medicare Local

        In association with:

        Flyer and Registration Form:

        Click Here

        Expiry: 

        This activity will be available until 12th March 2015.

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        Webinar Recording: eHealth Supporting Pharmacists to Deliver Better Health Care
    3. May
      5
      Mon

      1. Webinar Recording: Hepatic Function – Selecting Safe & Effective Drug Regimens @ Online
        8:00 am – 12:00 am
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        Categories: SA/NT

        Overview

        Ensuring quality use of medicines is the cornerstone of the pharmacy profession.  On a daily basis, pharmacists must collect and evaluate a variety of information, review the safety and effectiveness of drug therapy and identify any actual or potential drug related problems.

        A crucial skill is the interpretation of Liver Function Tests.  As the liver can be responsible for both drug metabolism and elimination, confidence in interpreting these tests are vital to safe and effective dosage calculations, as well as drug selection.

        Register now and strengthen your skills in Liver Function Tests interpretation.

        Learning Objectives

        • Describe the uses of Liver Function Tests (LFTs), particularly in drug selection and drug dosing
        • Recognise important theoretical considerations of drug dosing in hepatic impairment and liver diseases
        • Demonstrate confidence in interpreting LFTs to assess and select drug therapy as well as calculate doses, recognising that sometimes other lab test data and clinical findings need to be taken into account as well.
        • Recognise ‘red-flag’ medications whereby interpretation of liver function tests are imperative to safe and effective drug therapy

        Competency Standards

        This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):   1.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2

        CPD Credits

        Accreditation Number:  CSP140027

        This activity has been accredited for 2 Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD Credits) when self assessment questions are completed successfully, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

        Presenter

        Dr Sepehr Shakib
        Director of Clinical Pharmacology
        Royal Adelaide Hospital

        Supported by:

        Flyer and Registration Form:

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        Expiry: 

        This activity will be available until 5th May 2015

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        Webinar Recording: Hepatic Function – Selecting Safe & Effective Drug Regimens @ Online
    4. Aug
      20
      Wed

      1. Parkville – Mental Health First Aid @ PSA Boardroom
        9:00 am – 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: CVP140001C

        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 Denise Warmington

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    5. Aug
      23
      Sat

      1. PSA ITP 2014 First Intake Workshop Two – Townsville @ James Cook University, School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, Pharmacy Practice Room, Building 47, Room 002/3,
        8:30 am – 3:30 pm

        Date: Saturday the 23rd and 24th of August 2014

        Time (Saturday): 8:30am – 5:30pm

        Time (Sunday): 8:30am – 3:30pm

        Cost: Free to PSA Interns

        As part of the core components of the PSA Intern Training Program you must attend mandatory PSA Intern Training Program workshop one and PSA Intern Training Program workshop two. Both these workshops span over two consecutive days. These interactive small group workshops have been designed to provide you with the ability to develop and apply your skills by working through real pharmacy case based scenarios, role plays and case studies on a number of various topic areas, which will aid and enhance your learning capabilities in the workplace.

         

         

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        PSA ITP 2014 First Intake Workshop Two – Townsville @ James Cook University, School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, Pharmacy Practice Room, Building 47, Room 002/3,
      2. Medication Management Review – Two Day Workshop (Adelaide) @ The Lion Hotel
        9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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        Categories: SA/NT

        Overview

        A two-day Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacy (AACP) approved Stage 1 training workshop is a pre-requisite to undertake the second stage AACP accreditation to conduct medication management reviews (MMR) in both the community and residential care settings. 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.

        Learning Objectives

        • Understand the Australian Association of Consultant Pharmacists (AACP) accreditation and assessment process.
        • Understand the process for conducting medication management reviews.
        • Identify the knowledge and skills required to conduct medication management reviews.
        • Source and apply current evidence-based resources when conducting medication management reviews.
        • Complete Home Medicines Review (HMR) and Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR) case studies that meet AACP requirements.

        Competency Standards

        This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):     1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.6.1, 2.6.2, 2.6.3, 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 3.5.1, 3.5.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 6.1.1, 6.1.2, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.2.5, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.2, 7.2.3, 7.2.4, 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.1.4

        CPD Credits

        Accreditation Number:  CSP1401A

        This activity has been accredited for 4 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) and for 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 16 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.


        Facilitators

        Sue Edwards
        Branch President PSA SA/NT Branch, Pharmacy Advisor at SAFKIML and Accredited Pharmacist

        Joy Gailer
        Senior Pharmacist at DATIS and Accredited Pharmacist

        Marcus Edwards
        Accredited Pharmacist

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        Medication Management Review – Two Day Workshop (Adelaide) @ The Lion Hotel
      3. Torquay – Medicines Update 2014 @ Wyndham Resort Torquay
        9:00 am – 4:30 pm

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        Overview

        Stay current. Attend this year’s Medicines Update to learn about the latest new medicines, indications, safety updates and upcoming medicines across six relevant fields:

        Cardiovascular | Endocrinology | Neurology | Psychotropic | Respiratory | Rheumatology | Miscellaneous

        Learning Objectives:

        Neurology Update

        • Ÿ    Discuss the role of the newer neurology medicines.
        • Ÿ    Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
        • Ÿ    Recognise current practice and controversies.
        • Ÿ    Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
        • Ÿ    Be aware of the new drugs on the horizon.

        Cardiovascular Update

        • Ÿ    Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in cardiovascular medicine.
        • Ÿ    Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
        • Ÿ    Recognise current practice and controversies.
        • Ÿ    Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
        •     Be aware of the new drugs on the horizon.

        Respiratory/Rheumatology Update

        •     Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in respiratory medicine and rheumatology medicines.
        •     Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
        •     Recognise current practice and controversies.
        •     Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
        •     Be aware of new drugs on the horizon.
        •     Apply recent changes in Asthma Guidelines to practice.

        Psychotropic Update

        • Ÿ    Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in psychotropic medicines.
        • Ÿ    Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
        • Ÿ    Recognise current practice and controversies.
        • Ÿ    Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
        • Ÿ    Be aware of the new drugs on the horizon.

        Endocrinology Update

        • Ÿ    Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications in endocrine medicines.
        • Ÿ    Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
        • Ÿ    Recognise current practice and controversies.
        • Ÿ    Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
        • Ÿ    Be aware of the new drugs on the horizon.

        Miscellaneous Medicines Update

        •     Discuss the role of the newly approved drugs or indications.
        •     Counsel patients on the appropriate use of these agents.
        •     Recognise current practice and controversies.
        •     Demonstrate an understanding of the place in therapy of these new drugs/indications.
        •     Be aware of new drugs on the horizon.

        Competencies addressed (2010)

        This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.5, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

        CPD Credits

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        Accreditation number: CVP140003B

        This activity has been accredited for 6 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 6 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan. up to 6 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 12 CPD creditis) with successful MCQ assessment.

        Speakers:

        Ms Cia Connell

        A/Prof Shane Hamblin

        Ms Lyn Billington

        Dr Jenny Gowan

        A/Prof Louis Roller

        Sponsor/s:

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        Torquay – Medicines Update 2014 @ Wyndham Resort Torquay
    6. Aug
      24
      Sun

      1. Morning Workshop – Dermatology: Skin Cancer, Solar Keratosis, Psoriasis and Wound Care @ PSA National Office
        8:45 am – 12:30 pm
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        Categories: ACT

        Register or view the flyer for this event.

        Overview

        The diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions is a complex area. This morning workshop will help pharmacists gain a deeper understanding of skin cancer, solar keratosis, psoriasis and wound care as well as the latest recommended treatment options that can be implemented into daily practices.

        Learning Objectives

        Skin Cancer and Solar Keratosis:

        • Discuss the impact of excessive and prolonged exposure to the sun on the skin
        • Identify the different types of skin cancer and their prevalence
        • Describe the clinical features of different types of skin cancer
        • Recognise when to refer the patient
        • Discuss the different treatment options for skin damage
        • Describe effective strategies preventing skin damage / sunburn

        Psoriasis:

        • Discuss the aetiology and pathophysiology of common skin conditions like psoriasis
        • Identify the clinical features of psoriasis and conditions to eliminate
        • Discuss the principles of managing psoriasis
        • Describe the role of pharmacological treatments in the management of psoriasis
        • Recognise the role of non-pharmacological interventions in the management of psoriasis
        • Discuss when to refer the patient for more appropriate treatment

        Wound Care:

        • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of the skin and associated structures
        • Discuss the epidemiology of a range of different wound types
        • Describe the physiology of wound healing and tissue repair
        • Recognise the difference between acute and chronic wounds
        • Identify factors that may impair wound healing and compromise tissue viability
        • Identify signs / symptoms of colonisation to clinical infection including superficial infections, cellulitis and sepsis
        • Discuss the appropriate treatment options and when to refer

        Facilitators

        Judith Barker – Nurse Practitioner – Wound Management, ACT Government
        Dr Paul Buckley – Dr Buckley is a general practitioner specialising in dermatology and disaster medicine

        Competency Standards

        This activity addresses the following competency standards (2010): 1.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2

        Accreditation number: CPA140007

        CPD Credits

         

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        This activity has been accredited for 3 hours of Group 2 activity (or 6 Group 2 CPD Credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacists CPD plan.

        This activity is proudly supported by

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        Morning Workshop – Dermatology: Skin Cancer, Solar Keratosis, Psoriasis and Wound Care @ PSA National Office
    7. Aug
      26
      Tue

      1. Shepparton: Triaging Common Breastfeeding Problems @ Conference Room 2, Rural Health Academic Centre
        6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
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        Categories: Victoria
        Tags: dementia

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        Overview

        When a mother experiences breastfeeding challenges, she may present first to her GP or pharmacist. These and other breastfeeding supportive health professionals can facilitate resolution of the problems by providing immediate first-line evidence-based education and management to the mother as the foundation of her care and then referring on to the relevant  breastfeeding specialist follow up. This presentation summarises the priorities of care with the most common breastfeeding challenges.

        Learning objectives:

        • Identify the most common breastfeeding problems experienced by mothers
        • List the evidence-based practice management in order of priority for each breastfeeding problem
        • Name the evidence-based pharmacological management if appropriate for any of the problems

        Competency Standards:

        This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 5.1, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1

        CPD credits:

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        Accreditation number: CVP140814

        This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

        Speakers:

        Bridget Ingle RN RM IBCLC
        Lactation Consultant

         

         

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      2. Evening seminar – Fertility: Making babies @ Building 12 Level B Room 50
        7:10 pm – 8:30 pm
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        Categories: ACT

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        Overview

        This is a one hour evening seminar focusing on fertility.

        Learning Objectives

        • Refresh their knowledge about conception and fertility
        • Identify the current Australian fertility demographics
        • Understand the important factors which contribute to fertility and infertility
        • Understand and advise consumers about the influence of medicines upon fertility
        • Access current guidelines and recommendations for fertility treatments and methods
        • Refer consumers to other health professionals about fertility matters
        • Develop a plan to better meet the needs of consumers requesting information and advice about fertility

        Facilitators

        Dr Nicole Sides – Gynecologist & Fertility Specialist

        Competency Standards

        This activity addresses the following competency standards (2010): 1.2.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.4.1, 3.1.3, 6.1.3, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.3.2, 7.1.4.

        Accreditation number: CPA140008

        CPD Credits

        This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 activity (or 1 Group 1 CPD Credits) or 1 hour of Group 2 activity (2 Group 2 Credits) upon successful completion of assessment, suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacists CPD plan.

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        Evening seminar – Fertility: Making babies @ Building 12 Level B Room 50
    8. Aug
      30
      Sat

      1. Pharmacy in Focus – Byron Bay (all-day) @ Byron Community Centre
        Aug 30 – Aug 31
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        Categories: NSW

        The NSW Branch has designed a major event to bring CPD closer to pharmacists living and working in regional NSW. The NSW Pharmacy in Focus program provides education that is current and relevant to pharmacists wherever they work. Local and guest speakers will share their knowledge and expertise and there will plenty of opportunities to meet and catch up with pharmacists near and far.

        In the second half of this year the NSW Pharmacy in Focus program will have a focus on cardiovascular disease. A range of topics including heart failure, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, ischaemic heart disease and managing risk factors such as diabetes, smoking and obesity. (Not all topics will be covered at each event)

        The program includes two member benefit programs that can earn you up to 8 Group 2 CPD credits.

        Bridging the Gap: A workshop designed to put the patient at the centre of care and helps identify and address factors that are barriers to maintaining continuity of care in the transition between care settings. The workshop is FREE for PSA and SHPA members.

        Better Pharmacy Futures Forum:  A member only forum aiming to assist community pharmacists better understand the environment in which they are working and offer practical ideas on how to thrive, not just survive.

        Saturday 30 August: 1.00pm – 8.30pm
        Sunday 31 August: 8.30am-4.30pm

        Accredited for up to 24 Group 2 CPD credits

        Byron Community Centre, Byron Bay NSW

        Description

        General

        Session 1: BTG – A case study workshop and interactive discussion forum that looks at how pharmacists can bridge the Gap in communication between health sectors to provide better, more patient-centred continuity of care.

        Session 2: Hands on devices workshop – Proper use and understanding of devices to screen for, prevent and monitor cardiovascular risk and associated comorbidities can play a significant role in the management of risk and the progression of disease. This workshop will provide practical demonstration and hands on instructions for the use of blood glucose meters, insulin pens and blood pressure monitors including nationally recognised guidelines for appropriate assessment and intervention.

        Session 3: BPFF – A forum to share methods and ideas which further the business success of community pharmacies, as well as assisting PSA in how to best meet the needs of members involved in community pharmacy business.

        Day 2: A clinical update on heart failure, and alternative and complementary medicines for heart health;  a chronic disease management workshop looking at cardiovascular risk reduction in chronic kidney disease and diabetes and an interactive session demonstrating how pharmacists can work collaboratively with other health care professionals to improve patient outcomes by raising awareness of specialist services and referral pathways.

        Learning objectives

        General

        • Understand issues relating to the continuity of care when patients transition between care settings
        • Acquire skills to improve pharmacists ability to demonstrate the correct use of medical devices for screening, monitoring and prevention
        • Raise awareness of pharmacists changing profession and the need for innovation and implementation of new models for advancing and sustaining the profession
        • Understand issues related to the care of patients at risk of or with cardiovascular disease

        Learning objectives

        Bridging the Gap

        The Bridging the Gap (BTG) workshop brings together pharmacists with hospital, accredited and community backgrounds, to discuss how we can work together to provide better and more patient centred continuity of care. The group will share information and experiences, to develop pathways and models of care for patients with special needs or transitioning between care settings.

        BTG- Hospital and community medication management

        • Update on a clinical condition and therapeutic treatments that are part of a medical profile for a patient referred for a medication review
        • Discuss treatment guidelines for medical conditions that present in a medication review case
        • Analyse the medication profile and factors that may impact on the optimal  health outcomes for the patient

        Identify communication barriers between all involved in the medicines – management pathway and explore potential solutions

        Learning objectives

        Hands on devices – screening, prevention and monitoring

        Proper use and understanding of devices to screen for, prevent and monitor cardiovascular risk and associated co-morbidities can play a significant role in the management of risk and the progression of disease. This workshop will provide practical demonstration and hands on instructions for the use of blood glucose meters, insulin pens and blood pressure monitors including nationally recognised guidelines for appropriate assessment and intervention.

        Hands on devices – screening, prevention and monitoring

        • Discuss the use of devices to screen, monitor and prevent disease
        • Understand the purpose for monitoring blood glucose and the advantages and disadvantages
        • Analyse patient’s data to make a systematic assessment for daily and long term management of blood glucose
        • Trouble shoot issues associated with the use of blood glucose meters
        • Demonstrate the appropriate use of a variety of insulin injecting devices
        • Understand how screening for hypertension can impact on the risk of developing cardiovascular disease

        Learn how to use blood pressure monitors and how to measure blood pressure according to Heart Foundation guidelines

        Learning Objectives

        Better Pharmacy Futures Forum

        • Assist community pharmacists to better understand the environment in which they are working and offer practical solutions on how to thrive, not just survive
        • Work with Medicare Locals to identify priority health needs of their community and to develop practical strategies and programs which can be implemented locally to meet these needs
        • Have your say on how PSA can advance the following key issues for action: fee for service; bridging the gap and pharmacies as health care destinations
        • Nominate key issues to be proposed to local Members of Parliament in the lead up to the 2015 NSW election.

        Learning objectives

        Heart failure – providing palliative support for a chronic condition

        People with heart failure have a chronic debilitating disease which can have a major impact on quality of life. Management of heart failure not only involves managing medications and disease progression, but includes non-pharmacotherapeutic measures to provide symptomatic relief and palliative care

        • Update on the causes, types and symptoms of heart failure
        • Review pharmacotherapeutic  treatment options  for patients with heart failure
        • Understand the importance on non- pharmacotherapeutic measures to provide symptomatic relief and manage the progression of heart failure.
        • Increase knowledge of treatment protocols for medicines used in the palliative care of people with heart failure

        Describe the role of the pharmacist in supporting heart failure patients requiring palliative care and their carers

        Learning objectives

        Cardiovascular health – what’s the alternative

        Community pharmacists are often approached for advice on alternative or complementary therapies to aid in prevention of disease or to promote wellbeing. Heart health is a key parameter for a long active life and many risk factors for heart disease are symptomless, e.g. atherosclerosis and hypertension. Once risk is identified, lifestyle and diet modifications are recommended and people seek complementary medicines (CMs) to assist in reducing risk. We look at some of the alternative and complementary products that are available to promote heart health; discuss the use, directions, adverse reactions and interactions for some evidence based CMs and provide information about evidence based resources for CMs.

        • Discuss diet, lifestyle and relevant risk factors for atherosclerosis and hypertension.
        • Discuss the role of inflammation and diabetes in atherosclerosis
        • Discuss the use and list dosing directions, adverse reactions and interactions for some evidence based CMs used in the management of atherosclerosis, hypertension and cardiac arrhythmia’s.

        List evidence based resources for CM’s

        Learning objectives

        Chronic disease management workshop – Cardiovascular risk reduction in CKD and diabetes.

        Diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are independent and highly significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease. By improving self-management of these diseases we aim to prevent avoidable admissions to hospital and support patients to improve your quality of life.

        • Identify the risk factors associated with diabetes and CKD and cardiovascular risk
        • Understand the relationship between diabetes, kidney function and absolute cardiovascular risk
        • Highlight the differences a diabetes or CKD diagnosis will make to the management strategies, treatment targets and therapy choices for patients
        • Describe self-management options for chronic conditions that can help people stay well and improve quality of life

        Describe how pharmacists can play a role in chronic disease management in a multidisciplinary team

        Learning objectives

        Collaborative care – Managing lifestyle risk factors for cardiovascular disease

        Cardiovascular risk includes modifiable and non-modifiable factors. Most modifiable risk factors entail lifestyle changes that require motivation and perseverance. There are many approaches to smoking cessation, changing diet, reducing weight and increasing exercise, all with evidence of success. It is important that health professionals work as a team and puts the patient at the centre of care to support their attempts to manage CV risk.

        • Understand the impact of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors on the development and progression of cardiovascular disease
        • Describe motivational interviewing techniques to facilitate positives changes to reduce risk and improve health
        • Get an insight into the expertise provided by specialist health professionals to support people with cardiovascular risk factors such as, smoking, overweight and obesity, poor nutrition and lack of exercise.
        • Describe collaborative pathways with allied health professionals to help manage lifestyle risk factors for cardiovascular disease

        Develop systems and protocols for referring patients for specialised treatment and advice

        Competency standards assigned

        1.1 Practise legally

        1.2  Practise to accepted standards

        1.3 Deliver ‘patient-centred’ care

        1.4 Manage quality and safety

         2.1 Communicate effectively

        2.3 Collaborate with members of the health care team

        3.1 Provide leadership and organizational planning

        3.2 Manage and develop personnel

        4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines
        6.1 Assess primary health care needs

        6.2 Deliver primary health care

        6.3 Contribute to public and preventative health

        7.1 Contribute to therapeutic decision-making

        7.2 Provide ongoing medication management

        7.3 Influence patterns of medicine use

         

         

         

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        Pharmacy in Focus – Byron Bay @ Byron Community Centre (all-day)
    9. Sep
      1
      Mon

      1. Mental Health First Aid Course – 2 day course commencing Mon 1 September @ PSA WA Seminar Room
        8:45 am – 4:00 pm
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        Categories: WA
        Tags: dementia

        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 MHFA Instructors across Australia.

        This 12-hour (two day) Mental Health First Aid course tailored for Pharmacist’s will teach how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn about the symptoms, functional impacts and recommended interventions for the common mental health conditions of Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis and Substance misuse and how to assist a person in crisis such as:

        • Panic attack, acute stress reaction
        • Suicide risk
        • Acute psychosis
        • Substance overdose

        This course meets the QCPP requirements of Element 17; at least one member of staff in the pharmacy must hold a Mental Health First
        Aid (MHFA) training certificate. This can be either the pharmacist and/or front line pharmacy staff.

        Registration:

        Click here to register for this event.

        Register before Friday 25 August 2014 to confirm your spot for this event!

        Australian Pharmacy Council logoInstructor:

        Tasha Broomhall – Blooming Minds

        Accreditation Code:

        CWP140021

        CPD Points:

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

         

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        Mental Health First Aid Course – 2 day course commencing Mon 1 September @ PSA WA Seminar Room
    10. Sep
      2
      Tue

      1. Mental Health First Aid Course – 2 day course commencing Mon 1 September @ PSA WA Seminar Room
        8:45 am – 4:00 pm
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        Categories: WA
        Tags: dementia

        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 MHFA Instructors across Australia.

        This 12-hour (two day) Mental Health First Aid course tailored for Pharmacist’s will teach how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis. Participants will learn about the symptoms, functional impacts and recommended interventions for the common mental health conditions of Anxiety, Depression, Psychosis and Substance misuse and how to assist a person in crisis such as:

        • Panic attack, acute stress reaction
        • Suicide risk
        • Acute psychosis
        • Substance overdose

        This course meets the QCPP requirements of Element 17; at least one member of staff in the pharmacy must hold a Mental Health First
        Aid (MHFA) training certificate. This can be either the pharmacist and/or front line pharmacy staff.

        Registration:

        Click here to register for this event.

        Register before Friday 25 August 2014 to confirm your spot for this event!

        Australian Pharmacy Council logoInstructor:

        Tasha Broomhall – Blooming Minds

        Accreditation Code:

        CWP140021

        CPD Points:

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

         

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        8:45 am
        Mental Health First Aid Course – 2 day course commencing Mon 1 September @ PSA WA Seminar Room
      2. Brisbane Evening Lecture & Webinar- Raised Liver Enzymes & Liver Function Tests for Pharmacists @ PACE, Level 5
        7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

        PSA-Credit-icons_group-2-3Many medicines pass through the liver on their journey around the body.  Discover how different types and degrees of liver dysfunction can affect the body’s ability to handle these medicines.

         

        Topics Covered:

        Liver function and anatomy, liver function tests and markers, liver disease classification, common causes of liver disease, impact on drug choice and dosage

        Learning Objectives:

          • Describe the basic anatomy and function of the liver
          • Identify tests and markers used to assess liver function
          • Discuss the classification and types of liver disease
          • Identify some of the common conditions that cause liver disease and their impact on the liver function
          • Identify when a patient’s liver function may impact on drug choice and dosage
          • Discuss drugs most likely to be affected by liver disease

        Speaker:

        Associate Professor Graeme MacDonald – Senior Staff Gastroenterologist (Princess Alexandra Hospital)

        Accreditation:

        3 Group 2 CPD credits

        Competency Standards: 1.3, 1.4, 4.2, 7.1, 7.3,8.1

        Webinar Option:

        Please register as normal. To join the Webinar please go to http://psa.rbweb.com.au and click on the participant button.

        Your passcode is: 15137702

        When prompted, please enter your PSA ID number, with a SPACE in between the first three and the last three digits.

         

        Sponsor:

        PDL Logo

         

         

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        7:00 pm
        Brisbane Evening Lecture & Webinar- Raised Liver Enzymes & Liver Function Tests for Pharmacists @ PACE, Level 5
      3. Monthly Lecture: Management of Rheumatoid Conditions @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
        7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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        Location details

        Parkville- Lecture Theatre 5, Monash University, 381 Royal Parade, Parkville, Vic 3052
        Regional Satellite Centres- Please download flyer for venue locations

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

        Overview

        Arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions affect 28% of the Australian population, and are the fourth most expensive group of diseases. The health care spend on these diseases in 2008-09 totalled $5.7 billion, with rheumatoid arthritis costing $355 million. Rheumatoid conditions comprise of over 150 diseases and syndromes which are usually progressive and painful, and can severely impact a person’s quality of life.

        This lecture, presented by Professor Littlejohn from Monash Health, will educate pharmacists on the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, also known as inflammatory joint conditions.

        Learning objectives:

        On completion of this session, participants will be able to:

        • Define common rheumatoid conditions presented in a primary health care setting, including prevalence, physiology, signs and symptoms
        • Describe treatment options available, including the use of biologicals and biosimilars
        • Discuss pain management for rheumatoid patients, including dosing considerations and management of addiction
        • Counsel patients and carers on non-pharmacological measures for the management of rheumatoid conditions
        • Describe the role of the pharmacist in the management of patients with rheumatoid conditions

        Competency Standards:

        This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010): 1.3, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3

        CPD credits:

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        Accreditation number: CVP140901 This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 1 CPD suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan. Up to 1.5 hours of Group 1 activity may be converted to Group 2 (or 3 CPD credits), if self-assessment questions are completed.

        Speakers:

        Prof Geoffrey Littlejohn

        Professor, Department of Medicine, Monash University

        Emeritus Director, Monash Health Rheumatology

        Sponsor/s:

        PDL Logo

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        7:00 pm
        Monthly Lecture: Management of Rheumatoid Conditions @ Parkville and Regional Satellite Centres
    11. Sep
      3
      Wed

      1. Darwin.Engaging people living with mental health issues: increasing pharmacist confidence @ Charles Darwin University
        6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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        Categories: SA/NT
        Tags: dementia

        Overview

        Mental health stigma is a negative attitude based on prejudice and misinformation. Health stigma is often described as the main barrier to receiving health care. Stigma comes not just from the public, but from health care professionals. Some studies have found that pharmacists are uncomfortable in dealing with people with a mental illness.

        This complimentary member only event provides an introduction to Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and the opportunity to hear some stories from people living with mental illness.

        Learning Objectives

        • Be aware of local services available for people living with or at risk of mental illness
        • Understand what is meant by ‘Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)’
        • Have an overview of the MHFA program and the MHFA Action plan
        • Gain an understanding of the barriers and difficulties faced by people with mental illness or mental health problems.
        • Understand the prevalence and disease burden of mental health issues in Australia
        • Update counselling and communication skills for supporting those with a mental illness

        Competency Standards

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

        CPD Credits

        Accreditation Number:  CDP140003

        This activity has been accredited for 1.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 3 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

        Facilitators

        Leigh Moore and Hana Morrissey are accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructors and pharmacists.

        Sponsored by

        Flyer

        click here

        Registration

        members only, click here

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        6:30 pm
        Darwin.Engaging people living with mental health issues: increasing pharmacist confidence @ Charles Darwin University
      2. Short Course – Mental Health – Recognising and managing anxiety @ Pharmacy House
        6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
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        Categories: NSW

        Recognising and managing anxiety

        Anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders, affecting 14% of Australians in a one year period. Women are more likely to develop anxiety than men. There are many forms of anxiety disorders, but the one thing they have in common is their impact on day-to-day activities. Anxiety can affect your ability to concentrate, sleep and carry out ordinary tasks at work, home or school. People with anxiety disorders often feel compelled to avoid stressful situations and in extreme cases avoid going out altogether.

        Anxiety can be caused by one, or a combination of factors. These include genetic factors, ongoing stress, family background, physical health issues, or a traumatic event.

        Maximise the service you provide for people with mental health issues

        Members $80       Non members  $140

        Accredited for up to 4 Group 2 CPD credits

        Presented by:  Dr Claire O’Reilly and guest speaker from Beyondblue

        Claire is currently a lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney.  Her PhD research was in improving mental health services provided through community pharmacy. Claire has been a long-standing member of the PSA NSW Branch Committee holding positions of Vice President, Treasurer of PSA NSW, PSA NSW Councillor and was previously the Chairperson for the PSA NSW Young Pharmacists Group.

        Learning objectives

        •  Describe how anxiety differs from typical reactions to stress
        • Look at predisposing factors for anxiety
        • Improve your knowledge of pharmacotherapeutic and non pharmacotherapeutic treatments for anxiety
        • Demonstrate how pharmacists can provide effective intervention and support for people with anxiety

        Competencies addressed

        1.3 Deliver patient-centred care

        2.1 Communicate effectively

        2.2 Work to resolve problems

        2.3 Collaborate with members of the health care team

        3.4 Manage quality service delivery

        4.2 Consider the appropriateness of prescribed medicines

        6.1 Assess primary health care needs

        6.2 Deliver primary health care

        6.3 Contribute to public and preventive health

        7.1 Contribute to therapeutic decision-making

        7.2 Provide ongoing medication management

        7.3 Influence patterns of medicine use

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        6:45 pm
        Short Course – Mental Health – Recognising and managing anxiety @ Pharmacy House
      3. Workshop: Medication Management Reviews – Peer Support and Quality Improvement Evening #2 @ PSA SA Branch Office
        7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
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        Categories: SA/NT

        Overview

        This Peer Support and Quality Improvement evening has been specifically developed to support you in your career as an accredited pharmacist.  Our expert facilitators will impart to you their expertise and knowledge to enable you to conduct high-quality MMRs and ultimately optimize the health outcomes and make a difference for your patients.
        We encourage you to bring in your real-life Residential Medication Management Review (RMMR) cases to this workshop so that your queries can be discussed with and answered by our facilitators.

        Learning Objectives

        • Apply quality indicators to medication management reviews.
        • Discuss and share knowledge about medication management reviews.
        • Source and apply current evidence-based resources when conducting medication management reviews.
        • Peer Review and support of Home Medicines Reviews (HMR) and Residential Medication Management Reviews (RMMR)

        Competency Standards

        This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):    1.3, 4.2, 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2


        CPD Credits

        Accreditation Number:  CSP140029

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


        Facilitator

        Ms Sue Edwards
        Branch President Pharmaceutical Society of Australia SA/NT & Accredited Pharmacist

        Supported by


        Flyer and Registration Form
        :

        Click Here

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        7:00 pm
        Workshop: Medication Management Reviews – Peer Support and Quality Improvement Evening #2 @ PSA SA Branch Office
    12. Sep
      6
      Sat

      1. Warrnambool: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program @ Great South Coast Medicare Local
        10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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        Register online

        Overview

        The objective of the Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program is to provide the relevant knowledge, skills and tools required for pharmacists and support staff to deliver a safe and consumer focused Opioid Replacement Therapy service.  The training will help to ensure the consistency and quality of services offered throughout Victoria. The program, delivered in 2 parts for all Victorian pharmacists and pharmacy staff, is free of charge.

        Part I covers all technical, professional and legal requirements of harm minimisation and ORT.  Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate I.

        Part 2 is a case study workshop in which the concepts learned from Part I will be reinforced by the workshop facilitator. Following attendance at a Part 2 workshop, participants will be awarded a Victorian Pharmacotherapy Certificate II.

        Learning objectives:

        • Understand the nature of dependence, background of opioid replacement programs and objectives of opioid replacement programs
        • Identify key aspects of methadone and buprenorphine therapy (including available formulations, dosage, safety & tolerability, drug interactions and use in pregnancy & breastfeeding)
        • Recognise the legal responsibilities and roles of the pharmacist in relation to opioid replacement programs.
        • Dispense and administer medicines for opioid replacement legally, ethically and accurately
        • Know when to refuse dosing and identify the signs and symptoms of intoxication
        • Know how to manage missed doses and take-away doses
        • Describe labelling requirements for take-away doses

        Competency Standards:

        This event addresses the following Competency Standards (2010):1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.3,7.2,7.3.

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        Accreditation number: CVP140906

        This activity has been accredited for 3.5 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 7 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual’s pharmacist’s CPD plan.

        Sponsor

        Vic_health_department

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        10:00 am
        Warrnambool: Victorian Pharmacy Pharmacotherapy Training Program @ Great South Coast Medicare Local
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