New Opportunities

These events are shared for your information and are not endorsed by the ACNP.

Be sure to check each event for updates as they may be cancelled, rescheduled or postponed. 

CNSA 24th Annual Congress

16-18 June 2022

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

http://www.cnsacongress.com.au/home

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MSD would like to invite you to an educational webinar: COVID-19 in the elderly- lessons learned & future directions.

This educational event, to review the impact of COVID-19 in elderly Australians, in both residential aged care facilities (RACFs) and in community settings.

The presenters will share evidence and practice-based insights on COVID-19 and LAGEVRIO® (molnupiravir), with an emphasis on sharing practical 'tips and tricks' that can be easily translated into clinical practice. Each of the speakers will be able to share perspectives from their own state (NSW, VIC, SA), with representation across both metropolitan and regional Australia.

Details: Tuesday, 21st June 2022 8pm AEST (NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, TAS); 7.30pm (SA & NT); 6.00pm (WA)

Download the Aged Care Webinar Invite. 

Launch of national standard of care for sepsis

You are invited to the online launch of the first national Sepsis Clinical Care Standard, hosted by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that is difficult to recognise. Early action saves lives and reduces the risk of serious complications and death. The after-effects of sepsis extend beyond the acute crisis, posing challenges for coordinated follow-up in hospital and post-discharge.

Join our webcast to hear the experts discuss timely recognition of sepsis, systems to support time-critical management, the ongoing effects of sepsis, and the importance of multidisciplinary, coordinated sepsis care.

The event will be hosted by broadcaster and commentator Julie McCrossin AM on our new webcast platform.

When: Thursday 30 June, 12:00pm – 1:00pm AEST

Expert panellists

  • Dr Carolyn Hullick – Clinical Director, the Commission and Emergency Physician, Hunter New England Health NSW
  • Professor Simon Finfer AO – Director, Australian Sepsis Network; Intensivist, Royal North Shore Hospital NSW & Director of Intensive Care, Sydney Adventist Hospital 
  • Associate Professor Paula Lister – Director Paediatric Critical Care, Sunshine Coast University Hospital QLD & Paediatric Medical Co-Lead, Queensland Sepsis Steering Committee
  • Dr Lorraine Anderson – Medical Director, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services WA

 

This event is relevant to all healthcare professionals who may need to recognise and respond to sepsis on the ward, in the emergency department or in pre-hospital and community settings.

Please share this invitation with anyone in your network who may be interested.

For more information, email ccs@safetyandquality.gov.au or visit our web page.

2022 Adult Immunisation Forum
The 6th Adult Immunisation Forum will be held as a virtual event on Monday 22nd August 2022

Chaired by: Professor Robert Booy

This one day event continues to build on the aims:

  • to better understand the burden of vaccine preventable diseases in adults
  • to build an awareness of the challenges and strategies for improved vaccination in adults
  • to hear the latest developments in vaccine programs for adults
  • to consider ways of improving knowledge about immunisation best practice.

The forum will be of particular interest to health professionals, immunisation specialists, policy makers and anyone else working on the front line of public health.

The 2022 IC Adult Immunisation Forum - August 22 - Online

52nd Annual Meeting of the International Continence Society

7-10 September 2022

Vienna, Austria

https://www.ics.org/2022

The ICS Meetings give centre-stage to cutting-edge continence research, put a spotlight on the latest clinical practices, and provide a variety of career opportunities for those interested in continence related issues.

The Meeting is multidisciplinary and welcomes urologists, gynaecologists, physiotherapists, nurses, midwives, research scientists, and all those dedicated to improving the lives of patients suffering from different continence conditions.

Learn more here - https://www.ics.org/2022

Royal Perth Hospital Nurse Practitioner Study Day

This study day will provide nurse practitioners and or nurses working towards nurse practitioner the opportunity to refresh or increase knowledge and skills relevant to advanced practice level. The day will cover a broad spectrum of topics as per below so there is something of value to everyone. It is open to all nurse practitioners either working within or externally from EMHS. Online access to the day will be available through MS teams for NPs working in metro and regional WA who are unable to attend in person. 

Event Information

  • Date: Friay 16th September 2022
  • Time 08:00 - 16:00 (WA time)
  • Cost:  Royal Perth Bentley Group Staff and EMHS Staff: No cost.  External: $65.00
  • Venue: Bruce Hunt Lecture Theatre, Level 2 South Block, Royal Perth Hospital
  • Closing date: Two weeks prior to commencement of course.  Confirmation will be sent two weeks prior to course commencement

Content

  • Diagnostics; revision of interpreting x rays
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • COVID 19 and palliative care
  • Pharmacological approaches to pain management, acute and chronic
  • Emergency department NP assessment and diagnostic process; snap shot of presentations
  • Nurse practitioners working collaboratively together to get best patient outcome, a case study
  • Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation & implications for nurse practitioners 

Teleconference

This course is available to be teleconferenced via MS Teams at a cost of $65.00 per site.

EMHS sites that dial in will be free of charge 

Recommended for

All endorsed nurse practitioners, registered nurses working towards nurse practitioner.  

Enquiries

RPBG Safety Organisational Learning and Development Ext: 42353

RPH.SkillsTraining@health.wa.gov.au

Course Coordinator: Sally Coppock & Denise Barron

Email@health.wa.gov.au

ACNP National Conference 2022

Inspiring Future Growth for Nurse Practitioners and Advanced Practice

We invite you to join us in Sydney, NSW in October for the ACNP National Conference running from the 13-15 October 2022.

Join over 300+ Delegates and attend the ACNP annual showcase event offering a comprehensive and diverse program for Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioner Candidates, Students, Nurses and Health Professionals. 

The ACNP National Conference is an opportunity to network, learn and connect. 

Running over 4 days, including the popular Pre Conference Workshops, the ACNP National Conference will deliver an engaging, interactive, fun and insightful conference that brings together key industry leaders from around the world.

Early bird registration will run from 31 January 2022 until 30 May 2022. Please ensure you register during this time to take advantage of the special offer! 

Please click on the link below to explore the ACNP National Conference 2022 and all it has to offer! 

 

2022 National Conf Website

 

 

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If you have any questions, please contact: 

Lydia Lazar, ACNP Events Coordinator

Ongoing Opportunities 

These events are shared for your information and are not endorsed by the ACNP.

Free training and supervision to help you upskill in the area of eating disorders

The National Eating Disorders Collaboration, through funding from the Australian Government Department of health, are currently providing professional development packages of free training and supervision. The PD Packages are designed to support both mental health professionals and dietitians to upskill in this area and to meet the training and supervision requirements of the ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential (the Credential). Practitioners working in primary care or general settings with experience in mental health can also access these packages.


Nurse Practitioners are a crucial part of the mental health workforce, and the PD Packages can support you to access the training and supervision that is required for you to feel knowledgeable, skilled, and confident to support and provide treatment for people experiencing an eating disorder. The PD Packages aim to support clinicians to complete training and supervision designed to suit their individual professional and clinical needs. Clinicians can choose training in one of several different evidencebased treatment models depending on their workplace setting and the diagnostic presentations that they currently work with. All nurse practitioners are eligible for a PD Package regardless of where you work, where you live, and the population/s you work with, and we encourage you to apply - https://connected.anzaed.org.au/pdpackages/.

What are the types of Packages being offered?
Clinicians are awarded one of two types of PD Packages:

  • PACKAGE 1: Clinicians new to providing treatment for people living with an eating disorder
  • PACKAGE 2: Clinicians with some experience in providing treatment for people living with an eating disorder

Read full details on the PDF Credential Professional Development Packages

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Rethink Obesity® 4Forums on-demand

In Australia, there is a 9-year delay in weight management conversation between people living with obesity and health care professionals (HCPs). Obesity rates are growing and people living with obesity are not getting optimal access to care. General Practitioners (GPs) and nurse practitioners play a critical role in obesity management, yet less than 1% of GP consultations are focused on weight management, as obesity management is considered complex and time consuming. Rethink Obesity 4Forums aims at making obesity management simple and breaking down the weight management consultation. Participants will be able to learn from renowned obesity experts across 4 online forums, each focusing on a different topic related to obesity management and highlighting 4 key practical points to be implemented in practice. 

Rethink Obesity® 4Forums is developed by an independent steering committee of obesity experts. Topics are selected to be relevant to obesity management specifically in primary care practice: Forum 1 - Four key considerations about obesity and adolescent health Forum 2 - Four practical points to optimise weight loss in culturally and linguistically diverse communities Forum 3 – Four aspects of the weight loss journey from the male patient perspective Forum 4 – Forty minutes to get your key questions addressed by the experts

  • Are the planned educational strategies based on adult learning principles?: 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

How does the application show that some impact evaluation is planned? A mandatory evaluation survey will be provided after each forum to assess learning outcomes. Evaluation will include speakers, content, and meeting of learning objectives

Does the educational activity offer knowledge and skills at the level of a NP?: Yes. The series is specifically developed for primary care. GPs and practice nurses play a crucial role in obesity and weight management and the series aims at breaking down the weight management consultation and provides practical tips and skills useful to make obesity management simple and effective.

There are 3 series of 4 episodes each available on-demand:

Series 1: Four key considerations when starting a conversation about obesity (on24.com)

Series 2: Four steps to optimise weight loss maintenance (on24.com)

Series 3: Four key considerations about obesity and adolescent health (on24.com)

 

FREE CPD PROGRAMME NOW OPEN

As an Australian Registered Nurse registered with AHPRA, you are being invited to take part in a free online CPD programme which aims to help to improve the healthcare outcomes for people with Intellectual Disability (ID) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

To find out more, and start your learning journey click here.

About the free CPD programme:

The learning site is separated into different learning levels and covers six domains (modules) of content including relevant to caring for people with ID and/or ASD: care imperatives; communication to individuals with ASD and/or ID; understanding communication from individuals with ASD and/or ID; environments of care; supporting positive behaviour; making things go well; and introduction to the NDIS

  • Foundational: A depository of foundational learning content (tiles, explainers, and videos) under the six domains that you may have previously viewed through membership of your professional nursing body is available online. You can take part in a short quiz to claim 1 hour for this level of CPD.
  • Intermediate: This content involves blocks of learning and a variety of information, videos, vignettes, interviews, activities, and further reading under the six domains. Following completion of the six intermediate modules, you can take part in a short quiz to claim 4 hours for this level of CPD.
  • Advanced: The advanced level will build upon your learnings in foundational and intermediate. You will have opportunities to take part in synchronous online learning sessions with experts in the area. This level also includes activities, videos, information, and further readings. You will also have an option to undertake an assessment and reflective essay. 
  • Completion of the learning material at the foundational, intermediate, and advanced levels and satisfactory completion of the optional assessment will be deemed to be equivalent to one unit of AQF level 8 postgraduate study. This can be presented to universities to consider for advanced standing.

Any Questions?

If you have any queries about the learning site and CPD programme, please contact Senior Project Officer, Amy Pracilio at Southern Cross University amy.pracilio@scu.edu.au.

Research associated with this learning site has been approved by Human Research Ethics Committee at Southern Cross University. The approval number is 2021/046.

If you have concerns about the ethical conduct of this research or the researchers, write to the following:

The Ethics Complaints Officer

Southern Cross University

PO Box 157

Lismore NSW 2480

Email:  ethics.lismore@scu.edu.au

All information is confidential and will be handled as soon as possible.

The National Eating Disorder Collaboration (NEDC) have developed comprehensive foundational eating disorder training designed specifically for GPs. While the training has been developed for GPs, it is also applicable to other medical and health professionals including nurse practitioners, especially those working in general practice and community-based services.

The training provides key information needed to provide best practice care for patients with eating disorders. This includes the knowledge and skills needed to understand, identify and assess eating disorders, provide medical treatment, work within a multidisciplinary care team, understand the stepped system of care, manage MBS items, and provide ongoing recovery support. This four-hour, self-paced and interactive online training includes practical real-life scenarios and activities, videos from leaders in the field and people with leaved experience of an eating disorder, up to date resources and a formal assessment.

Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs is available free of charge to all NEDC members (membership with NEDC is free).

Access it here – www.nedc.com.au

https://nedc.com.au/professional-development/elearning/eating-disorder-core-skills-elearning-for-gps/

What You Will Learn

This Safe Swallowing Dysphagia Education and IDDSI Management Program aims to make your care of ageing residents, friends or relatives and their lives, safer and easier. Relax knowing you have the latest education. 
Warning: Your residents may be in danger every meal time…here’s the quickest and easiest way to ensure you, as a carer or Aged Care staff member know the warning signs of swallowing difficulties, and what to do about them…
Breaking SAFETY NEWS: 1/3 Of Residents In Aged Care Suffer Swallowing Difficulties…
What Will You Do If One Of Your 
On average humans swallow 900 times per day… anyone of those could mean trouble if they have swallowing difficulties. 
Are you or your nursing staff properly prepared to deal with it?
Subject: Here is the blunt truth about Safe Swallowing Dysphagia Education and Management …and one remarkable online education program you can access right now at https://www.safeswallowing.com.au/

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Ausmed Education is calling for expressions of interest from Nurse Practitioners to provide high-quality educational sessions at our Australiawide conferences and seminars.  Presenting to groups of nurses, midwives and other health professionals, ranging in size from 15 to 200 on a range of topics, our educators enjoy the support of a respected and well-known company, dedicated to producing professional, engaging and effective educational experiences.  Dowload the flyer "Ongoing opportunities Ausmed 'Call for Speakers'" for all the details.

AANP CE

AANP has quite a few CE programs offered through the AANP CE Center, and quite a few of those programs are actually free to members and non-members. Especially our grant-funded projects. Any education activity we build that is grant funded we do not charge anything for. 

The PDF How to Create a Non-Member Account for Free CE is for all ACNP member.  

The document outlines some basic steps in how to create a FREE non-member account with AANP so that access can be gained to take free CE Activities in the CE Center and how to get started taking their first CE activity. Feel free to share this with anyone that would like to sign up for the Obesity Management activity or any of our other 50+ free CE activities. We have free CE activities in a wide variety of different topics! 

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In 2013, we launched a free online palliative care training program, funded by the Australian Government, which was developed to improve access to best practice palliative care training and to improve the quality of life for people with a life-limiting illness, as well as for their families and careers. If you are interested in using this free online training program, members are asked to create individual accounts by visiting www.pallcaretraining.com.au and registering a new account.  Each participant will receive a certificate of completion upon conclusion. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries by emailing admin@ahha.asn.au or calling 02 6162 0780.

End of Life Law for Clinicians (ELLC)

A free national training program for nurses, medical practitioners, medical students, and allied health professionals. We are delighted to advise that 10 new and updated online modules for all nurses (nurse practitioners, registered nurses and enrolled nurses) are now available.

Distinguished Professor Patsy Yates is part of the academic team that has developed this course, with Professors Ben White and Lindy Willmott, Australian Centre for Health Law Research, QUT. 

About the training

The course can be accessed for free at: https://palliativecareeducation.com.au/course/index.php?categoryid=5 . The course aims to improve nurses’ knowledge and awareness of end of life law; prepare them to apply the law in practice; assist them to manage legal issues; and support their delivery of quality end of life care. Certificates of completion are available.

Each module is 30-60 minutes in duration, and covers key areas of end of life law including capacity and consent to medical treatment, withholding and withdrawing treatment, Advance Care Directives, substitute decision-making, providing pain relief, futile or non-beneficial treatment and emergency treatment. The modules contain interactive exercises, legal cases, self-assessment quizzes, vignettes of clinicians, and further readings to promote reflective learning. I attach a training curriculum overview for further course information.

BETTER PAIN MANAGEMENT E-LEARNING

Get ready to help provide safer pain management options and support

All modules are self-paced and each one takes around 1 hour to complete. Certificates of completion can be automatically downloaded, and may be used for CPD application.
This Better Pain Management eLearning package is free for Australian residents.
Alternatively, email fpm@betterpainmanagement.com.au or telephone (03) 9093 4930.

LONG COVID SYMPTOMS:
Management of long term effects – what is known so far?

Click above or here to watch a recording of the webinar. 

About the Webinar

Audience: Primary and other health care professionals
 

Murray PHN is pleased to present a webinar drawing on international presenters (RCGP, UK and  NICE, UK) and the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, Australia to provide an update on Long COVID Symptoms – what is known so far and guidance for the future. A must for all clinicians in primary health care.  This webinar will draw on experiences from the United Kingdom and Australia as well as provide an opportunity for questions and answers with an expert panel to keep clinicians abreast of this evolving virus.  We look forward to an interactive evening facilitated by Dr Norman Swan with local experience shared by Dr Ewa Piejko, Medical Advisor, Murray PHN.

 

Learning outcomes: 

Identify medical conditions associated with long COVID symptoms 

Define strategies to support patients with long COVID symptoms

 

Our international and national keynote speakers are:

  • Dr Justine Karpusheff, Associate Director of the COVID-19 Guidance Team, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), United Kingdom
    • Post COVID-19 Syndrome – Conditions and what is known so far?
    • Development of NICE Clinical guidelines relating to post COVID
  • Dr Gail Allsopp, Clinical Lead for Clinical Policy, Royal College of General Practitioners, United Kingdom
    • Supporting patients with post COVID- 19 syndrome in primary care and multidisciplinary assessment centres: the UK Experience
  • Dr Samantha Chakraborty, Senior Evidence Officer, National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, Australia
    • Establishment of the National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce – Role and function
    • Working with NICE – international collaborations
    • Care of people with symptoms post acute COVID-19

Register Now

General enquiries or to cancel your registration, emaileducationandnetworks@murrayphn.org.au

Website: murrayphn.org.au