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Sleep Apnoea Services for Pharmacists – Training Program

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Sleep Apnoea Services for Pharmacists Training Program

PSA in partnership with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) have collaborated to develop a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) delivery training program. Developed exclusively for pharmacists, this blended training program features three online education modules that provide the relevant background knowledge essential to providing high quality CPAP services in community pharmacy. In addition participants will attend a face-to-face workshop offering observation of patients attending a sleep clinic, discussion of models of care and patient management, and practical, hands-on experience with a variety of CPAP hardware.

PSA and ASA are actively planning the first face-to-face workshops for the first half of 2018 with dates to be confirmed shortly. To register your interest, contact education@psa.org.au.
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CPD credits

Accreditation number: CONL1727

This activity has been accredited for 8 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 8 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 8 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 16 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

  • Course cost
    Member $605 (inc GST)
    Non-member $907.50 (inc GST)
    This will provide:
    • Access to 3 x online education modules
    • Attendance at a face-to-face workshop.
  • Module 1
    After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:
    • Define the stages of sleep, sleep architecture and sleep stage duration
    • Describe obstructive sleep apnoea and the associated physiological variables that may contribute to upper airway obstruction during sleep
    • Recognise the link between sleep apnoea and other health factors and driver safety.
    Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 1.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3.
    Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 6.2.1, 6.3.1, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.3.
  • Module 2
    After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:
    • Discuss sleep questionnaires and scales used to assess general level of sleepiness
    • Evaluate the different types of sleep studies; their advantages and limitations
    • Describe the role of the pharmacist in providing sleep apnoea services.
    Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 1.2.1, 1.3.3, 2.1.2, 2.3.1, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3.
    Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.3.1, 2.1.1, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.3.
  • Module 3
    After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:
    • Define the role of the pharmacist in managing sleep and when to refer patients
    • Recognise the risk factors for obstructive sleep apnoea
    • Describe the treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea including the use of continuous positive airway pressure treatment.
    Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 1.1.1, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.4.3, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.1, 3.32, 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3.
    Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.3.1, 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2, 6.1.2, 6.2.1, 6.2.2, 6.2.3, 6.2.4, 6.3.2, 6.3.3, 7.1.4, 7.2.1, 7.2.3.
  • Workshop
    PSA and ASA are actively planning the first face-to-face workshops for the first half of 2018 with dates to be confirmed shortly. To register your interest, contact education@psa.org.au

    After attending this workshop, pharmacists should be able to:
    • Discover what happens to a patient when they are enrolled in a sleep clinic and differentiate between the types of sleep studies
    • Recognise and experiment with the variety of continuous positive airway pressure hardware
    • Discuss models of care available for sleep apnoea patients.
    Competency Standards (2016) addressed: 1.1.4, 2.1.3, 2.2.1.
    Competency Standards (2010) addressed: 1.2.3, 1.3.1, 2.1.1, 2.3.2, 2.3.3.

    Refund and cancellation policy for events
    • A minimum number of registrants must be achieved for each workshop. Therefore it is possible that a workshop may not proceed if the minimum number is not achieved.
    • Cancellations received up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will be transferred to a similar workshop (delivered either face to face or in an appropriate format) within the same calendar year.
    • If you do not cancel and do not attend you are subject to an administration fee of $100 (GST inclusive) to transfer to a similar workshop.
This module has been developed as a collaboration between PSA and the Australian Sleep Association.

This item is listed in the following categories: • Public CPD


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