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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Treatment with direct acting antivirals is easier than ever.
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
These events are shared for your information and are not endorsed by the ACNP.
Be sure to check each event for updates due to Covid-19. They may be cancelled, rescheduled or postponed.
I would like to invite you to attend our Shingrix national webinar which is being held on 27th July, 7-8.30pm AEST. Please find attached your invitation flyer.
Shingrix (Recombinant Varicella Zoster Virus glycoprotein E antigen (AS01B adjuvanted vaccine)) is registered and available now in Australia for patients over 50 years of age on private prescription.
FH Sexual Health 2021
# WA members only. Bookings essential.
This one day course is designed to increase knowledge and understanding of sexually transmitted infections ad their management.
Wednesday August 4th
Venue Fremantle Hospital, CC Bennett Lecture Theatre
T-Block Education Centre
Closing date One week prior
Duration Full day 08:30 – 16:30
Cost FSFHG staff: No charge
Other WA Health Agencies: $100 GST Inc.
Non WA Health Agencies: $175 GST Inc.
FH Sexual Health 2021 Info brochure
You can register for the Choosing Wisely Champion Health Services August webinar athttps://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xvpobLt5TvCfZ34Xukm9oA. Dr Matt Anstey will be presenting on the Choose Your Blood Cultures Wisely project at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. See below for further information.
- Choose Your Blood Cultures Wisely
- Dr Anstey will discuss the Choose Your Blood Cultures Wisely project that Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital implemented to reduce repeat blood cultures and improve the yield of blood cultures when they are taken.
- The webinar will last for 30 minutes, with a Q&A session after the 20-minute presentation.
- Aug 5, 2021 03:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
- Anne-Marie Martin
- Choosing Wisely Health Services Lead
- Educational Visitor, Strategy, Programs and Delivery
Level 7 / 418a Elizabeth St
Independent, not-for-profit and evidence based, NPS MedicineWise enables better decisions about medicines, medical tests and other health technologies.
Join our live webinar where we will explore the impact of problematic substance use on nurses and midwives.
Research suggests that nurses and midwives are more susceptible to experiencing a substance related health impairment due to our work and that we are generally reluctant help-seekers. This is largely due to our fear of being stigmatised and judged, along with the potential for reputational damage and our fear of losing our registration and employment.
Fortunately nurses, midwives and students have exclusive access to free, confidential and independent support services which address this challenge. It is designed by nurses and provided by experienced nurse and midwife counsellors
Glenn Taylor (Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria) and Mark Aitken (Nurse & Midwife Support) will share their knowledge and experience which is based on decades of experience in the profession and in supporting their colleagues throughout Victoria and across Australia in recent years. They will discuss the factors which present greatest risk to our health, how to identify these and how and where to find support to address these important challenges.
Our anchor for this event is Dr Adam Searby. As well as being DANA’s president, Adam is a lecturer at Deakin University in Melbourne. He will speak to a survey that he is undertaking with Deakin University and in conjunction with the Victorian Nurse and Midwife Health Program exploring stress and alcohol consumption among Australian nurses.
The webinar will be recorded and made available to DANA members.
This is a live webinar so you will have a chance to ask questions (or you can send a question in advance to email@example.com)
18th National Nurse Education Conference 2021
Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, QLD
Wednesday 8 - Friday 10 September 2021
The theme for NNEC 2021 is Inspire, Educate, Motivate. This theme speaks to reflect the life-long learning journey of the nursing and midwifery profession, to share knowledge and celebrate experiences through invited speakers; workshops; presentations; research and networking.
The program will focus on the importance of education. Education is the cornerstone of the health care system, for the provision of person-centred care. Professional education and self-development opportunities interact between the clinical and academic spheres to build on the experience of the individual throughout their professional careers for the ultimate goal of ensuring the quality of health care.
NOTE: This event occurs at the same time as the 2021 ACNP National Symposium in Adelaide.
We are thrilled to announce that registrations for ICEN 2021 are now open. The conference will take place at the SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney 13-15 October 2021. Come and reconnect with your peers and join us a for a conference full of experienced, entertaining and knowledgeable speakers.
Get exclusive insights from a wide range of speakers and industry leaders and hear what’s new and what’s next in emergency nursing. The conference commences on Wednesday 13 October with a range of pre-conference workshops and the Conference opening, and continues through Thursday 14 and Friday 15 October, culminating in the ever popular ICEN dinner.
Early bird prices are available until 14 August – register now to secure your place. For a list of all prices and inclusions click here It is not too late to be a part of this exciting conference why not submit an abstract? Details for submission can be found here
CDNM 2021 Symposium
Future-proofing the profession: A think tank for nursing and midwifery
There is much debate about the future of the nursing and midwifery workforce as we move towards 2030. This debate centres on the roles and responsibilities, models of education and care that are needed to address future health, aged care and disability needs in Australia and New Zealand.
Early in 2018, the Australian and New Zealand Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery (CDNM) conceived an idea to bring together interested parties to debate, explore and understand the issues that academia and the profession need to consider as we move towards 2030. This coincided with the launch of the Nursing Now Campaign, which in collaboration with the WHO and ICN, aims to raise the status and profile of nursing.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Alternatively, email email@example.com or telephone (03) 9093 4930.
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.
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.
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
General enquiries or to cancel your registration, email: firstname.lastname@example.org