ACNP Education and Events Endorsement Program
The Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) has a history of providing quality education for nurses in Australia. ACNP has expertise in developing and reviewing education specifically targeted at meeting the needs of the nursing profession. In addition, our strong academic governance structure ensures all our programs are quality assured.
ACNP is pleased to provide our endorsement service for continuing professional development (CPD) activities aimed at enhancing the knowledge of the nursing profession leading to improved health outcomes for our community.
Endorsement provides a national benchmark for the Nurse Practitioner and Advanced Care Nurse Profession. The endorsement process is designed to allow ACNP and endorsed partners to display the endorsement logo. If you would like to learn more about ACNP Education and Event Endorsement please go to our web page: ACNP Education & Events Endorsement
ACNP Endorsed Education and Events
ASHM HIV Nursing Webinar Series
Directed at nurses with experience working in HIV, this HIV Nursing Webinar series is designed to equip nurses experienced in the care and management of people living with HIV, with additional knowledge and skills required for specific clinical management of HIV care complexities. This education activity consists of 6x 1-hour webinars, each focussed on a different topic of complex HIV care. Participants are welcome to attend any or all of the 6 sessions within the series.
Various dates between June and November 2022.
FIND OUT MORE HERE: https://ashm.org.au/hiv/hivtraining/hiv-nursing/
ASHM Hepatitis B Prescriber Update
In Australia, current legislation states that only an HBV s100 prescriber, sexual health physician or hospital-based specialist can initiate HBV treatment. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who complete ASHM’s HBV s100 Prescriber Course to become accredited hepatitis B s100 prescribers are required to accrue a total of 3 HBV continuing professional development (CPD) points during each calendar year. Oversight of HBV CPD is undertaken by the accreditation agency, ASHM. The Hepatitis B Prescriber Update provides 1 of the 3 CPD required to NPs who attend. An additional 1 CPD point can be accrued if they submit a case study for discussion. A high proportion of accredited prescribers have reported experiencing low caseloads of patients with chronic Hepatitis B (CHB) which acts as a major barrier to them maintaining their knowledge, skills and confidence in this area.
In the Hepatitis B Prescriber Update, hepatitis B s100 prescribers are provided with the opportunity to discuss newly developed cases covering topics requested by prescribers.
- Cases are tailored to the needs and interests identified by prescribers in the relevant state or territory
- Case discussions are presented by a specialist or experienced s100 prescriber to meet the identified learning needs of ASHM’s hepatitis B s100 prescribers.
- Hepatitis B s100 prescribers can ask questions to the presenters, with the option to prepare short case studies to walk through with the presenter.
The exact format of the evening is dependent on which topics have been requested by prescribers, and how many prescribers elect to prepare case studies. NPs who attend the Hepatitis B Prescriber Update will enhance their skills and knowledge to maintain their clinical competence and confidence in diagnosis, treatment initiation, ongoing management and monitoring. The update may also feature presentations on new research, guideline updates, virology, clinical practice, and other topics relevant to the management of CHB in primary care.
Through online learning and virtual teaching, participants will learn to:
- Plan guideline-based monitoring for patients with chronic hepatitis B
- Evaluate chronic hepatitis B patients’ suitability for antiviral treatment
- Select and prescribe an appropriate first-line antiviral medication for patients with chronic hepatitis B
How does endorsement work?
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PAST ACNP ENDORSED EDUCATION AND EVENTS
Directed at nurses with experience working in HIV, this interactive training course emphasises the nurses’ role in providing advanced HIV care, with a focus on the long-term health and wellbeing of people living with HIV. Developed and presented by nurses, this online course will provide information about the complexities of HIV care, including ARV treatment regimes, monitoring and adherence issues, ageing with HIV and screening for co-morbidities, supporting women with HIV and the impact of HIV on lifestyle, physical and psychological health and wellbeing.
This education program will be conducted in 2 parts:
Part 1: Online Modules to be completed by participants prior to attending the facilitated training.
Part 2: Facilitated Training on Saturday 4th June, a 4-hour interactive online workshop consisting of presentations, polls, and case-study group discussions.
ASMH welcome new prescribers. To take part in the HIV s100 Community Prescriber Program, GPs and Nurse Practitioners need to fulfil an initial accreditation process:
- Complete an accredited HIV prescriber training course, including prerequisite online learning and post course online assessment, or apply for recognition of prior knowledge.
- Complete a self-directed learning exercise of approximately 4 hours, in which participants choose their own activity, identify learning objectives and reflect on their learning, evidenced in a brief report. Options include advanced reading, clinical placement and online Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Click HERE for more information on the reinforcing activity.
- Access appropriate support from senior clinicians working in an HIV/Sexual Health Clinic in a public hospital, or specialised GP with an HIV/Sexual Health expertise. ASHM can put you in contact with a specialist in your area. Click HERE for more information on clinical placement.
- Complete an Application Form for HIV Prescribing, which ASHM will provide.
- Be committed to¿ongoing HIV-specific continuing professional development (CPD)
For more information on how to become a prescriber, please refer to contact us at HIVPrescriber@ashm.org.au.
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Attend ASHM’s free Hepatitis C for Nurse Practitioners course on Thursday 29 April and Thursday 06 May (2-part course) to be provided with the skills and confidence to diagnose, assess, manage and treat hepatitis C. This course is a blend of self-directed activities and facilitated training.
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Describe the risk factors for HCV infection, enabling effective screening and prevention education
- Demonstrate competence conducting and interpreting tests to diagnose HCV
- Recognise risk factors, clinical signs, symptoms and complications of liver disease
- Demonstrate understanding of DAA therapy for the treatment of HCV and competence in selecting appropriate therapy
- Describe recommended on-treatment monitoring and post-treatment follow up protocols
This activity is endorsed by the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP) for 5.75 CPD hours and is funded by EC Australia.
Rethink Obesity 4Forums is developed and delivered in a way that is aligned with adult learning principles.
• A series of four practically relevant educational ‘forums’ that follow key aspects in the ‘journey of obesity management’, primarily relevant to primary care
• Each forum to focus on four essential key points only to ensure learnings are focussed, easily understood and remembered
• Each forum is 40 minutes long (25 minutes of panel discussion + 15 minutes Q&A) • Each forum is developed by an independent steering committee and hosted by 2 obesity experts (different for each forum) to ensure content is relevant to the audience
• Each forum facilitated by an external expert with experience in hosting educational events (non-HCP, health journalist)
• Attendees can watch the forum live or view ‘on-demand’ in their own time after the event
• Attendees can provide feedback on their learning after each forum
- July 7th: Four key points every HCP should know about obesity and women’s health
- July 14th: Four practical points to optimise weight loss in men with obesity
- July 21st: Four key insights on the weight loss journey from the patient’s perspective
- July 28th: Four expert recommendations to simplify the weight management consultation
Contact: Anna Chiapasco - Product Manager – Obesity; ANCC@novonordisk.com
In Australia, current legislation states that only an HBVs100 prescriber, sexual health physician or hospital based specialist can initiate HBV treatment. The current Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s (NMBA) Registration Standard for Continuing Professional Development (the Standards) state NPs must complete a minimum of 20 hours of CPD per registration period as a Registered Nurse and an additional 10 hours for NP endorsement. The prescriber course is 8 hours in length; providing a substantial contribution to NP CPD requirements. Please see the attached document titled Course Program for a breakdown of how the course provides 8 hours of learning. The pre-requisite activity Hepatitis B Introductory Online Modules offers 2 additional hours of learning, and a certificate of completion is provided upon completion of the pre-requisite activity. Please see Hepatitis B Online Modules Certificate for a copy of the certificate provided. Nurse Practitioners (NPs) who successfully complete all components of the HBV s100 Community Prescriber Course (‘prescriber course’) go on to be accredited HBV s100 prescribers, providing access to HBV treatment and care for people living with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) in the community.
Through a mixed modality of learning, including online learning modules, live webinars, case discussions and written assignments, NPs will update their knowledge and skills in the following areas:
1. The critical role of primary care in the diagnosis, management and treatment of people living with chronic hepatitis B
2. Planning long-term care, including guideline-based monitoring and hepatocellular carcinoma screening, for patients with chronic hepatitis B
3. Selecting and prescribing first-line antiviral treatment when clinically indicated
4. Identifying situations where specialist advice or referral is required
5. Integrating principles of person-centred and culturally competent care into hepatitis B management A full list of learning outcomes is provided in the attached document, titled Learning Outcomes. The training course is supported by a prerequisite activity.
This is a 2-hour, 3 part set of introductory modules titled Hepatitis B Introductory Online Modules. After completing the modules, NPs will have gained the following knowledge and understanding to support their entry to the prescriber course:
• Describing principles of guideline-based testing for hepatitis B
• Explaining transmission of hepatitis B and the principles of prevention, including contact tracing and vaccination
• Planning initial clinical assessment of patients with chronic hepatitis B
• Integrating principles of person-centred and culturally competent care into hepatitis B management
The online modules provide participants with foundational core knowledge for becoming an HBV s100 prescriber, and are relevant to NPs, GPs and other health practitioners with an interest in CHB or who may see people living with CHB in their practice. The online modules use a variety of interactive formats to reinforce knowledge, such as case studies, clickable hot grids, videos and multiple-choice questions.
For further details contact: Rachel Bryne - email@example.com
There are 4 sessions in this advanced course:
• Session 1: Tuesday 18 May, 6:00pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
• Session 2: Thursday 20 May, 6:00pm - 8:00pm (AEST)
• Session 3: Tuesday 25 May, 6:00pm -8:00pm (AEST)
• Session 4: Thursday 27 May, 6:00pm - 8:00pm (AEST)