This is an ideal course for pharmacists who would like an update on recent changes in a range of clinical and practical areas relevant to Community Pharmacy. The course aims to help those pharmacists that are new to, or returning to Community Pharmacy or those who are currently in the workforce but would like to expand or refresh their knowledge. Presenters that are experts in their field will share with you the most recent and relevant information to help maintain your competence and confidence.
Topics covered include: Diabetes, S3 Supply Guidelines, Rheumatology, Pain, Pharmacy Practice Incentives, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, CPOP, Wound Care, Complementary Medicines and Dermatology.
Registrations are open on the PSA website and you can choose to attend one or both days.
Non-member pricing: $250 per day or $450 for both days.
Session 1: Type 2 Diabetes
• Describe the pathophysiology of Type 2 Diabetes
• Recognise the lifestyle modification recommendations
• Understand the oral medications used in type 2 Diabetes
• Appreciate the process of initiation of Insulin
• Demonstrate the use of BGM and other devices
Session 2: S3 Supply Guidelines
• Explain the guidelines for the supply of Chloramphenicol, Famciclovir, Emergency Contraception, Prochlorperazine
• Understand the supply restrictions of products containing Codeine
• Understand the requirements for the supply of Absence from work certificates
• Be aware of the legalities and processes for continued dispensing
Session 3: Rheumatology and pain management
• Refresh knowledge on the pathophysiology, treatment and complications of Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.
• Discuss pain management principles for other types of chronic pain including nociceptive and neurological pain.
Session 4: Gastrointestinal
• Describe the pathophysiology of Peptic Ulcer disease and GORD including pharmacist supply of PPI’s
• Describe the pathophysiology and treatment and complications of Diarrhoea
• Describe the pathophysiology and treatment and complications of Constipation including opioid induced constipation
Session 5: 5CPA Pharmacy Practice Incentives and MedsCheck Services
• Describe the 5CPA PPIs guidelines and requirements
• Understand what constitutes a clinical intervention and how to record clinical interventions
• Understand how to comply with the other PPIs – DAAs, Staged Supply, Primary Health Care, Community Services Support and Working with Others
• Understand MedsCheck and Diabetes MedsCheck services
Session 1: Cardiovascular
• Refresh knowledge on the pathophysiology, treatment and complications of Hypertension and Dyslipidaemia.
Session 2: Respiratory
• Refresh knowledge on the pathophysiology, treatment
and complications of Asthma and COPD
• Understand the protocols for supply of Short acting Beta Agonists and demonstrate inhaler techniques
• Understand the current recommendations relating to the OTC prescribing of cough/cold medications including the Pseudoephedrine Code of Practice
Session 3: CPOP
• Recognise legal requirements & guidelines applicable to community pharmacotherapy opioid replacement program (CPOP)
• Recognise the needs of patient privacy when dosing and counselling patients
• Apply recommended procedures for administrating CPOP
Session 4: Wound Care
• Demonstrate the current recommendations for the treatment of acute and chronic wounds.
Session 5: Complementary Medicines
- Understand the role of complementary medicines in the maintenance of health and prevention of disease
- Recognise current practice and controversies
- Evaluate evidence for specific complementary medicines in various disease states
- Demonstrate an understanding of the appropriate use od selected complementary medicines in pharmacy practice patients
Session 6: Dermatology
• Be familiar with common skin conditions seen in pharmacy including dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, fungal infections and head lice .
• Be aware of some of the current products available to treat common skin conditions.
1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 2.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3
Accreditation Code: CWP140006