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Online Learning Modules

The Online Learning Modules have been developed by Nurse Practitioners to share with our community.  In some instances the ACNP previously ran these sessions as a webinar, or they are brand new modules available for you. 

All learning module delegates will receive: 

* Certificates of participation will be issued upon completion of the module.

* Earn between 1-3 CPD hours for each module. 

 

| Who can complete these modules? 

The modules are available to endorsed Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioner Candidates and Students, Nurses, and Health Professionals.

 

|  Cost of Registration:  

* ACNP Members: $50.00 each module 

* Non Members: $100.00 each module

Pricing includes: GST, software used and development fees

 

|  To enrol:   

To enrol in an online module please: 

1. Ensure you logged in to the ACNP website

2. Select your course by clicking on 'Enrol' 

3. Enter or confirm your details.

Once your course is selected you will be asked to complete payment. 

 

|  Enquiries: 

Phone: 1300 433 660 

Email: admin@acnp.org.au

 

I DISCLAIMER

  • Your certificate will be available to download at the end of the module after you complete the assessment.
  • *Conditions apply.  Please refer to the 051 Continuing Professional Development Policy
  • All information was correct at the time of recording

 

|  Online learning modules available are:  

COVID 19 and Aged Care

Course Price: $100.00

By Terry Jongen

I MODULE OVERVIEW

This module will provide an overview of AUSMAT response to the Victoria's COVID-19 Aged Care Crisis 

1. What is Novel coronavirus (COVID-19?) 

2. Outline of infection prevention and control in aged care homes

3. Outline of current infection prevention and control cleaning pre-COVID-19 post AUSMAT visit

4. Outline staffing levels required during and post AUSMAT visit in aged care homes 

1 CPD Hours*

Clinical Pharmacokinetics

Course Price: $100.00

By Viviane Khalil

I MODULE OVERVIEW

This module will provide an overview of Nurse Practitioner’s role in Clinical Pharmcokinetics concepts. 

1. Exploration of Pharmacokinetics concepts for:

Absorption / Bioavailability / Volume of distribution / Steady states / Half life / Phase I and II enzyme metabolism and CYP450 enzymes / Linear and non linear pharmacokinetic / Enzyme inducers and enzyme inhibitors / Excretion

2. Overview of Pharmcokinetics in the elderly

1.75 CPD Hours*

Clinical Pharmacodynamics

Course Price: $100.00

By Viviane Khalil

MODULE OVERVIEW

This module will provide an overview of Nurse Practitioner’s role in Clinical Pharmacodynamics concepts. 

1. Introduction – examples of clinical pharmacodynamics

2. Pharmacodynamic

    Basic definitions/concepts / Drug receptor bindings / Chemical interactions

3. Dose response relationships

4. Pharmacodynamic variables to consider when prescribing

1.5 CPD Hours*

Prescribing & Pharmacology - Key Issues and Antimicrobials

Course Price: $100.00

By Dr Jenny Gowan

I MODULE OVERVIEW

This module will provide an overview of ACNP Prescribing and Pharmacology Course of Key Issues and Antimicrobials

1. Key Issues

Health headlines / Risk management  - QUM / High risk medicines / Legislation, PBS, Scheduling changes / New guidelines, evidence based presciribing and resources

2. Overview of Pharmcokinetics in the elderly

Resistance / Stewardship, new Antimicrobials guideline 16 - eTG / Allergies / Drug interactions of common Antimicrobials 

1.5 CPD Hours*

Prescribing & Pharmacology - What's New and Pain Management

Course Price: $100.00

By Dr Jenny Gowan

I MODULE OVERVIEW

This module will provide an overview of ACNP Prescribing and Pharmacology Course of What's New and Pain Management 

1. What's New

Asthma/COPD update (new  guidelines, the right inhaler, biologicals; triple therapy for COPD) / Cardiovascular (new  guidelines: lipids , AF, heart  failure, aspirin in primary  prevention, DOACs) / Diabetes update (New guidelines, new drugs  in diabetes, new algorithm) / Controversies (calcium & vitamin D, fish oil and New ADRs and pharmacovigilance update)

2. Pain Management 

Neuropathic Pain / Pain - Nociceptive/Mixed/Neuropathic / Analgesics / Practice Tips

1.75 CPD Hours*

Prescribing & Pharmacology - Mental Health, Polypharmacy & Deprescribing

Course Price: $100.00

By Dr Jenny Gowan

I MODULE OVERVIEW

This module will provide an overview of ACNP Prescribing and Pharmacology Course of Mental Health, Polypharmacy & Deprescribing 

Mental Health  - Mental health antipsychotics / Drugs used for anxiety, depression, insomnia, dementia and more / Side effects, cautions and drug Interactions

Polypharmacy and Deprescribing

Vitamins & Minerals - deficiencies caused by medication

GI conditions - constipation

1.75 CPD Hours*

Immunisation - Introduction

Course Price: $100.00

By Sonja Elia

I MODULE OVERVIEW

This module will provide an overview of the immunisation process. The program will address concepts and knowledge relevant to the field, including the history and development of vaccines, the immunisation schedule, and guidelines for administering immunisations.
The module will discuss:

History of vaccines / Types of vaccines / The National Immunisation Program (schedule) / Pre-immunisation (including cold chain) Vaccine side effects / Consent process / Injection technique and sites of administration / Post vaccination

I PRESENTER BIO

After choosing to specialise in Immunisation in 2003, Ms Sonja Elia became Victoria’s first Nurse Practitioner in the field of Immunisation.  She has a particular interest in vaccine hesitancy, special risk groups, needle phobia and immunisation education.  Sonja has received multiple awards and is a current member of the Immunisation Coalition.  She holds honorary positions with the University of Melbourne Department of General Practice and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

0.5 CPD Hours*

COVID 19 and Aged Care

By Terry Jongen

 

|  Module Overview:  

This module will provide an overview of AUSMAT response to the Victoria's COVID-19 Aged Care Crisis 

1. What is Novel coronavirus (COVID-19?) 

2. Outline of infection prevention and control in aged care homes

3. Outline of current infection prevention and control cleaning pre-COVID-19 post AUSMAT visit

4. Outline staffing levels required during and post AUSMAT visit in aged care homes 

|  CPD Hours:  

1 CPD Hour*

Disclaimer: Your certificate will be available to download at the end of the module after you complete the assessment.
All information was correct at the time of recording.

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* Read the ACNP Continuing Professional Development Policy

Clinical Pharmacokinetics 

By Viviane Khalil

 

|  Module Overview:  

This module will provide an overview of Nurse Practitioner’s role in Clinical Pharmcokinetics concepts. 

1. Exploration of Pharmacokinetics concepts for:

* Absorption

* Bioavailability

* Volume of distribution

* Steady states

* Half life

* Phase I and II enzyme metabolism and CYP450 enzymes

* Linear and non linear pharmacokinetic

* Enzyme inducers and enzyme inhibitors

* Excretion

2. Overview of Pharmcokinetics in the elderly

|  CPD Hours:   

2 CPD Hours*

 

Disclaimer: Your certificate will be available to download at the end of the module after you complete the assessment.
All information was correct at the time of recording.

* Read the ACNP Continuing Professional Development Policy

#3 Clinical Pharmacodynamics

By Viviane Khalil

 

|  Module Overview:  

This module will provide an overview of Nurse Practitioner’s role in Clinical Pharmacodynamics concepts. 

1. Introduction – examples of clinical pharmacodynamics

2. Pharmacodynamic

* Basic definitions/concepts

* Drug receptor bindings

* Chemical interactions

3. Dose response relationships

4. Pharmacodynamic variables to consider when prescribing

|  CPD Hours:   

2 CPD Hours*

Disclaimer: Your certificate will be available to download at the end of the module after you complete the assessment.
All information was correct at the time of recording.

* Read the ACNP Continuing Professional Development Policy

#4a Prescribing & Pharmacology: Key Issues and Antimicrobials

By Dr Jenny Gowan

 

|  Module Overview:  

This module will provide an overview of ACNP Prescribing and Pharmacology Course of Key Issues and Antimicrobials

1. Key Issues: 

* Health headlines

* Risk management  - QUM 

* High risk medicines 

* Legislation, PBS, Scheduling chnages

* New guidelines, evidence based presciribing and resources  

2. Overview of Pharmcokinetics in the elderly

* Resistance

* Stewardship, new Antimicrobials guideline 16 - eTG

* Allergies

* Drug interactions of common Antimicrobials 

|  CPD Hours:  

3 CPD Hours*

Disclaimer: Your certificate will be available to download at the end of the module after you complete the assessment.
All information was correct at the time of recording.

* Read the ACNP Continuing Professional Development Policy

#4b Prescribing & Pharmacology: What's New and Pain Management

By Dr Jenny Gowan

 

|  Module Overview:  

This module will provide an overview of ACNP Prescribing and Pharmacology Course of What's New and Pain Management 


1. What's New

* Asthma/COPD update – new  guidelines, the right inhaler, biologicals; triple therapy for COPD

* Cardiovascular – new  guidelines: lipids , AF, heart  failure, aspirin in primary  prevention, DOACs

* Diabetes update – new guidelines, new drugs  in diabetes, new algorithm

* Controversies - calcium & vitamin D, fish oil and New ADRs and pharmacovigilance update

2. Pain Management 

* Neuropathic Pain

* Pain - Nociceptive/Mixed/Neuropathic 

* Analgesics

* Practice Tips

| CPD Hours: 

3 CPD Hours*

Disclaimer: Your certificate will be available to download at the end of the module after you complete the assessment.
All information was correct at the time of recording.

* Read the ACNP Continuing Professional Development Policy

#4c Prescribing & Pharmacology: MH, Polypharmacy & Deprescribing 

By Dr Jenny Gowan


|  Module Overview:  

This module will provide an overview of ACNP Prescribing and Pharmacology Course of Mental Health, Polypharmacy & Deprescribing  

1. Mental Health

* Mental health - antipsychotics

* Drugs used for anxiety, depression, insomnia, dementia and more

* Side effects, cautions and drug Interactions

2. Polypharmacy and Deprescribing  

3. Vitamins & Minerals

* Vitamins & minerals – deficiencies caused by medications

* GI conditions- constipation

|  CPD Hours:  

3 CPD Hours*


Disclaimer: Your certificate will be available to download at the end of the module after you complete the assessment.
All information was correct at the time of recording.

* Read the ACNP Continuing Professional Development Policy