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If you would like to learn more about ACNP Education and Event Endorsement please go to our web page: ACNP Education & Events Endorsement

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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: 

  1. Complete an accredited HIV prescriber training course, including prerequisite online learning and post course online assessment, or apply for recognition of prior knowledge.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Complete an Application Form for HIV Prescribing, which ASHM will provide.
  5. 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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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

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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 - rachel.byrne@ashm.org.au

Next Course:

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)

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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.
 

Learning Objectives

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.

Please click here to register, or contact Tyler Davis at  tyler.davis@ashm.org.au or 0435 790 489 should you have any questions.

New Opportunities

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. 

ICIN Perth

“Celebrating 10 years in innovation and leadership in clinical practice, research and education”

ICIN 2021 is the 10th in this series of highly successful Congresses, showcasing innovation and leadership in clinical practice, research and education. Featuring both international and national experts, delegates will gain knowledge and insight into how to manage the challenges faced by nurses in today’s complex healthcare environments. 

Message from Congress Organising Committee Chair

The 10th International Congress on Innovations in Nursing 2021 will be a must attend event for professionals wanting to share innovative nursing practices and concepts from around the world.  Last year and for the first time in history, the nations of the world united in celebration of the benefits that nursing and midwifery bring to the health of the global population. Without nurses and midwives, the WHO recognised it will not achieve the Sustainable Development Goals or universal health coverage. It also recognised investing in nursing and midwifery will make an enormous contribution to the rapid, cost-effective and high-quality health care. Unfortunately, we had to defer our Congress because of the impact of COVID but we plan to celebrate in retrospect the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2021!  Please join us for the 10th International Congress on Innovations in Nursing providing this unique opportunity to celebrate the innovations in practice and our contributions to improving the health outcomes of our communities.

We look forward to welcoming you all to ICIN 2021.

NP Master Class 

Location: The Riley's Caystalbrook Cairns City

Date: 20 & 21 May 2021

Registrations: Now open at The Nurse Practitioner Masterclass | Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation (fnqhf.org.au)

FOCUS:

  • Update on NP state-wide

  • How to prove NP value

  • Private Practice

  • Cardiac, Diabetes and Rneal Updates

  • Viruses and Vaccinations

  • NP Leadership

  • Mental Health

  • Geriatric Community Program

  • Pathology

  • Networking

  • Personal NP Journeys

For further details contact Nadine Coker on (07) 4226 4658

CDNM 2021 Symposium 

Do you have new research to present? Abstract submission reopens

Whilst many of the presentations from the 2020 symposium program will remain, we are keen to receive new abstracts and consider how they may fit into the 2021 program as either an oral, lightning talk or poster. The submission deadline for new abstracts is Friday 9 July 2021.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the symposium program and present your research and/or other work among valued industry professionals. We also encourage submissions for non-research based presentations.

You are encouraged to submit an abstract under one of the following symposium themes.

  • Who is the nurse or midwife of the future?
  • What approaches and models of education are needed to prepare nurses and midwives for the future?
  • How will we enable professionalism?
  • Where are the transition points and how do we negotiate these?

For further information on abstract submission, please visit the website or contact the symposium secretariat.

The CDNM symposium committee are thrilled to be holding the CDNM 2021 symposium on Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast from 23-24 November 2021 where the weather is bound to be sunny and warm. Bring the family and enjoy a holiday at the luxurious Novotel Twin Waters Resort.

We are excited to meet face-to-face again and can't wait to bring together nursing and midwifery leaders, managers, clinicians, academics and researchers to discuss future-proofing and empowering the professions. The symposium will feature great content from our presenters and enable attendees to engage and network with each other in a stunning location. The welcome reception on Monday 22 will be held under the stars on the lagoon beach at Novotel Twin Waters – what a magic way to re-connect with your colleagues!

Rest assured, we will continue to monitor any travel challenges and restrictions that may come into place at the time and will make an online component available to those affected by these restrictions.


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The 8th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium, 'Connecting research, practise & communities is being held in Canberra 6 - 7 October 2021 and the call for abstracts is now open.

The Symposium will focus on rural and remote health research that informs strategic health policy, and health service challenges in rural and remote Australia into the future.   

Presentations are now being sought from emerging and active researchers.

For abstract guidelines and details about the various presentation types visit the Symposium website at www.ruralhealth.org.au/8rrhss 

The call for abstracts closes on 13 June 2021.

Where the wild things are

Grampians Regional Palliative Care Team Conference

The Grampians Regional Palliative Care Team works closely with palliative care service providers and health care professionals across the region to assist in the ongoing development and delivery of effective palliative care.

The primary role of the team is clinical consultation, providing assistance with complex symptom management. Other elements of our work include education, collaborative strategic planning, preparation of written materials, research and quality improvement processes.

Please visit  www.grpct.com.au to view the program, line-up of fantastic speakers, and registration details.

18th National Nurse Education Conference 2021 

Sea World Resort, Gold Coast, QLD

Wednesday 8 - Friday 10 September 2021

https://www.dcconferences.com.au/nnec2021

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.

ICEN 2021

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 

Why we need to re-think our use of PIVCs – hear from the experts

The insertion of a peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) or 'cannula' is one of the most common procedures performed in hospital – yet it is associated with a range of problems and can cause significant harm if not managed properly.

Join us for the live online launch to mark the release of Australia's Management of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard, which will change our approach to using PIVCs.

During the one-hour webcast, you will hear from experts in anaesthetic medicine, vascular access and infection control on better use of PIVCs. They will canvass topics such as: reducing unnecessary cannulations, maximising first-time insertion success, preventing infection, preserving vessel health, and keeping patients informed and at the centre of care.

The panellists will share practical advice for implementing the new standard to promote best-practice care and the skilful use of PIVCs.

REGISTER NOW to attend the webcast event

When:       Wednesday 26 May, 12:30pm – 1:30pm AEST
Format:     Live-streamed online event – panel discussion and Q&A

Panellists:

  • Associate Professor Amanda Walker – Clinical Director, the Commission (Host)
  • Professor Michael Kidd AM – Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor, Australian Government Department of Health
  • Dr Jennifer Stevens – Anaesthetist and Pain Medicine Specialist, St Vincent's Hospitals
  • Dr Evan Alexandrou, Senior Lecturer Western Sydney University, Clinical Nurse Consultant Liverpool Hospital NSW, Adjunct Associate Professor Griffith University
  • Professor Peter Collignon AM – Infectious Diseases Physician and Microbiologist, Canberra Hospital, Australian National University 

Please share this invitation with anyone in your network who works in a clinical setting and has an interest in improving PIVC management to achieve better patient outcomes.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is releasing this national clinical care standard following consultation with health professionals working across a range of clinical settings.

For more information, contact the Clinical Care Standards team atccs@safetyandquality.gov.au or visit our website

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Available to WA Nurse Practitioners ONLY

 

Speaker: Annette Hart. MN (Nurse Prac), RM, CDE.

Date: Monday June 14th 2021

Topic: “Practical recommendations for the use of Ryzodeg® 70/30. Applying the latest guidance”.

Venue: Frasers Restaurant, 60 Frasers Avenue, Kings Park. West Perth WA 6005

 

Agenda: 

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Arrival & Registration
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Pre - dinner drinks
7:15 PM - 8:15 PM

Presentation by Annette Hart
Dinner service concurrently 

8:15 PM - 8:45 PM

Question and answer session

8:45 PM - 9:30 PM

Dessert & Coffee

9:30 PM
Meeting Close

 

Interesed in attending? Please contact

Mark Munro

0428756694

emuo@novonordisk.com

Ongoing Opportunities 

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.

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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

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.

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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.