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.
The program has been reviewed and accredited by the World Obesity Federation that have reviewed the content and provided input to ensure the information is current and based on best available evidence. All the speakers are experts in obesity management and are currently practicing in obesity management
The program will provide high quality, focused accredited medical education and practical tools to help support HCPs with an interest in managing obesity as a chronic disease. 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 focused, easily understood and remembered. Each forum resolves around a theoretical case (video) to help give context. Each forum facilitated by an external expert with experience in hosting educational events (non HCP). Attendees are able to watch the forum live or view ‘on-demand’ in their own time after the event
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.
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Be sure to check each event for updates due to Covid-19. They may be cancelled, rescheduled or postponed.
Are you interested in finding better pain management solutions for people with cancer?
Hosted by Cancer Symptom Trials (CST) and facilitated by Professor Melanie Lovell, the workshop will include clinicians, researchers and consumers with a common interest in generating ideas to enhance clinical management and decision making around pain.
You’ll hear from our guest speaker, Emeritus Professor Maree Smith, Director of the Centre for Integrated Preclinical Drug Development (CIPDD) in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland.
The workshop is also an opportunity for you to present study ideas for discussion and feedback – to find out how and register, go to https://www.uts.edu.au/about/faculty-health/events/pain-clinical-challenges-workshop
A Country NP Practice
Tuesday 23rd February, 5-6pm AEST
Di Thornton is an Endorsed Nurse Practitioner who works with the Mallee Border Health Centre. Di provides NP led health services to several small-town communities on either side of the Vic/SA border, travelling to different locations with her team each day as part of her practice. Join in this free event hosted by CRANAplus, and be inspired by Di’s unique perspective on rural and remote nursing practice. Register via the CRANAplus website.
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.
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 email@example.com or calling 02 6162 0780.
End of Life Law for Clinicians
End of Life Law for Clinicians (‘ELLC’) is a free national training program for clinicians, medical students, nurses and allied health professionals about the law at end of life. ELLC aims to improve participants’ knowledge and clinical practice to enhance their capacity to manage legal issues in end of life care. The program has been developed by the Queensland University of Technology, and is funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. We attach a Project Overview and flyer about the Project.
Research shows clinicians have critical legal knowledge gaps, and a strong desire to know more about end of life law to better support dying patients and avoid legal risk. ELLC seeks to address these issues by delivering 10 free online training Modules on end-of-life and palliative care law across all Australian States and Territories, and 22 case-study based workshops across Australia (in 2019 and early 2020).
BETTER PAIN MANAGEMENT E-LEARNING
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.
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