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Improving your practice with Better Access’s new Telehealth options

Date: Tuesday 17th October 2017

Time: 7:15-8:30pm AEDT

About the Webinar:

Attend this Mental Health Professionals’ Network webinar to improve your practice with Better Access’s new Telehealth options.

Join an interdisciplinary panel discussion of Warren’s story. Warren lives in a rural town and is drinking more than usual due to financial strain caused by low bookings at the hotel he manages. His GP suggests psychological services under a mental health plan, but Warren is worried about people in the town finding out.

An interdisciplinary panel of experts will explore how new telehealth measures will provide improved access to psychological services in rural and remote areas, recognise appropriate times to use new telehealth measures and identify strategies to improve referrals for clients eligible for telehealth services.

Speakers:

  • Dr David walker (Qld GP)
  • Lauren Campbell (Vic Psychologist)
  • Julianne Whyte (NSW Social Worker)
  • Jacinta Bell (WA OT)
  • Belinda Swan (Department of Health)
  • Facilitator: Dr Konrad Kangru (Qld GP)

View the learning objectives and panellist details.

For further information, contact MHPN on 1800 209 031 or email webinars@mhpn.org.au. CPD points are available.

FREE webinar for primary health professionals: The diagnosis and management of rheumatoid arthritis

Date: Thursday 12 October, 2017

Time:  07:00 PM AEST

Duration: 60 Minute(s)

Target Audience: Health professionals of various disciplines across the musculoskeletal health and other sectors.

About the Presentation:

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an old disease, which has changed its character in recent years and for which a multitude of new treatments have emerged.

RA’s ability to cause pain, disability and progressive joint damage is well known. What is not so well appreciated is that inadequately treated RA is a major risk factor predisposing people to cardiac disease and it is a risk factor for cardiac disease equivalent in its severity to insulin-dependent diabetes.

In recent years there has been a surge in incidents of RA attributable to the effects of obesity, a Western epidemic.

This webinar will cover the current approaches to the diagnosis and management of RA including clinical examination, MRI imaging, the use of Methotrexate and other disease modifying drugs; the advent of 10 biological agents, which has allowed a degree of disease control previously not thought to be possible, will also be discussed.

Guest Speaker: Associate Professor Stephen Hall

The Immunisation Coalition 2017 Webinar: What is new in Pertussis vaccination?

Date: Wednesday, 11th October 2017

Time: 7:00pm AEDT

About the Webinar

In 2016, 20,091 cases were reported nationally and children under 15 years of age accounted for 52% of pertussis notifications. With the latest facts about Pertussis in Australia, this webinar covers everything you need to know about the available vaccines.

Learn about:

  • Cause, Transmission and Symptoms.
  • The severe complications, which occur almost exclusively in unvaccinated people.
  • Vaccine efficacy.
  • Special risk groups.
  • How to create a circle of protection for infants.

Podcast series on Responsible Psychotropic Prescribing to People with an Intellectual Disability

3DN has launched new podcast series on responsible psychotropic prescribing to people with an intellectual disability. The podcasts can be freely accessed on the 3DN website.

There are two series of podcasts, one focused on treating adults, and one on children and adolescents. Episodes are approximately 10-15 minutes each. Each series discusses:

  • Recognising symptoms of mental illness
  • Deciding if, when and what to prescribe
  • Instituting, monitoring and discontinuing psychotropic treatment, and
  • Consumer or carer perspectives.

These new podcasts aim to educate health and mental health professionals.

For more information, see flyer or article.

Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program - Healthcare providers online training modules

The National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) aims to reduce morbidity and mortality from cervical cancer in a cost-effective manner through an organised approach to screening. Currently the NCSP promotes routine screening with a Pap test every two years for women aged 18 to 69 years. On 1 December 2017, the NCSP will be moving to a five yearly HPV test for woman aged 25 to 74 years.

Information on the current program and the ‘Renewal’ of the NCSP are available at: http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/cervical-screening-1

To assist Healthcare Providers in preparing for these changes to the NCSP, the Department of Health and NPS MedicineWise have developed Cervical Screening Online Training Modules and these are now available at NPS MedicineWise https://learn.nps.org.au/mod/page/view.php?id=7804 

This comprehensive set of online learning modules provide healthcare providers with information on the following areas:

  • Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP)
  • Changes to practice and the cervical screening clinical pathway
  • Communicating the importance of screening and test results to patients.

All six interactive online modules are accredited for CPD points with RACGP, ACRRM, ACN, ACM and APNA.

The modules cover:

1 – Cervical cancer

2 – Changes to the National Cervical Screening Program

3 – Communicating the importance of screening

4 – Screening in practice

5 – Understanding the screening pathway

6 – Communicating test results and patient management

The Cervical Screening Online Training Modules are based on the National Cervical Screening Program: Guidelines for the Management of Screen-Detected Abnormalities, Screening in Specific Populations and Investigation of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding (2016 Guidelines).

These can be found at http://wiki.cancer.org.au/australia/Guidelines:Cervical_cancer/Screening.
At this website are real life scenarios aimed at healthcare providers to assist them to understand the 2016 Guidelines: http://wiki.cancer.org.au/australia/Guidelines:Cervical_cancer/Screening/E-learning.

National Cervical Screening Program Webinar

Synopsis:

The renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program comes as a result of new understandings about the role HPV in cervical cancer and the success of the HPV vaccination program.

Family Planning NSW has developed a webinar for health professionals who undertake cervical screening as part of their practice.

The National Cervical Cancer Program Webinar is a one hour web-based information session designed for doctors, nurses and midwives. This webinar will provide information on The National Cervical Screening Program; outline new technologies and sampling techniques and how to manage under and never screened groups.

The webinar uses case studies and an interactive Q&A session follows the webinar. Family Planning NSW can host the webinar via Zoom platform. This webinar is accredited CPD with RACGP and ACCRM.

Enquiries:

For queries contact Family Planning NSW Education T: (02) 8752 4300 option 1 or E: education@fpnsw.org.au

Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health Online Course

The University of Sydney has launched a new MOOC (massive open online course) in collaboration with Coursera.

The course is free and covers the basics of recognising and managing mental illness as well as aspects of positive mental health and strategies for prevention and self-management of illness.

Topics include exercise, nutrition concepts, sleep hygiene, stress management, mindfulness, attachment concepts, the role of work, identifying strengths, recovery principles, lived experience stories and many more.
It is presented by over 30 different experts in psychiatry, psychology and mental health research from the University and around Australia.

It is a 5 week course containing over 40 x 10 minute video lectures with some basic assessments; however it could be used selectively, just browsing and identifying the relevant modules for each individual.

Decision Assist’s first primary care webinar

Decision Assist’s first primary care webinar is now available on YouTube. Participants will learn how to:

  • Recognise the benefits of advance care planning in primary care settings
  • Identify opportunities to initiate and continue advance care planning discussions
  • Describe the role of primary care staff in advance care planning discussions

Influenza Vaccination During Pregnancy

Vaccination remains the best protection pregnant women and their newborn babies have against influenza.

Despite influenza vaccination being available free to pregnant women on the National Immunisation Program, vaccination rates remain low with only 1 in 3 pregnant women receiving the influenza vaccine. Influenza infection during pregnancy can lead to premature delivery and even death in newborns and very young babies. Pregnant women can have the vaccine at any time during pregnancy and they benefit from it all through the year.

Health professional:

Pregnant women:

For further information visit the Immunise Australia website Pregnant Women page.

Professor Brendan Murphy
Australian Government Chief Medical Officer

AAMP Online Learning Centre

aapm-logo-squareThis resource has been developed with the support of a grant from the Australian Government Department of Health.

The eLearning modules provide a basic overview of the skills and areas of knowledge required successfully to
manage a Healthcare Practice.

Advance Project

The Advance Project is in conjunction with Hammond Care, Care Search, The University of Sydney, The University of Queensland, UTS, The University of Wollongong, Austin Health Ongoing.

Advance is a free toolkit of screening and assessment tools and a training package, specifically designed to support nurses in Australian general practices to work with general practitioners (GPs) to initiate advance care planning (ACP) and palliative care in everyday general practice.

Advance aims to enable better care outcomes in Australian GP practices through:

  • enabling earlier consideration and uptake of ACP
  • enabling more efficient use of GP and nurse time in providing palliative and supportive care
  • enabling more appropriate and timely referrals to specialist palliative care services if required
  • increasing confidence and comfort levels for general practice nurses (GPNs) in initiating conversations with patients and their carers about screening for supportive care needs and ACP

What are the benefits of Advance for general practice?
The Advance training package will help general practice nurse(s) to work with GPs to initiate ACP and, where appropriate, palliative care for elderly and/or chronically ill patients within the practice.

Arm Chair Medical

100s of educational videos for GPs

Synopsis: 100s of educational videos produced for Australian General Practitioners

Access over 80 Clinical Lectures Online – filmed in and around the North Shore

Provider: Armchair Medical in conjunction with Sydney North Primary Health Network

Date: Ongoing

Synopsis:

In conjunction with Armchair medical, SNPHN would like to offer GPs and health professionals in the Sydney North Primary Health Network region access to over 80 clinical and non-clinical lectures that have been filmed by armchair medical over the recent months.

Access to these recordings is currently being offered at no cost to participants and can offer access to some of the more highly demanded education topics from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

To view the available lectures and topics now, please visit go to www.snphn.armchairmedical.tv  and click on the big green watch now button.

Cost: There is no cost to GPs and health professionals from the Sydney North Primary Health Network region

Enquiries: For more information please contact the SNPHN education team via events@snhn.org.au

Registration: To access the lectures now visit www.snphn.armchairmedical.tv

Arthritis and Osteoporosis New South Wales

Online Webinars from Arthritis and Osteoporosis NSW

Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

ACRRM has a purpose-built Online Learning platform – RRMEO – that will enable you to maintain or extend your skills from anywhere in the world.

You can enrol and complete online modules and participate in virtual classrooms as part of a blended learning environment, all accessible through your My College Dashboard.

Australian Society for HIV Medicine – ASHM

ASHM Training Courses

CPD Points: Various

Synopsis: The ASHM Professional Education Division is constantly updating and improving its offering of courses and training activities.

Becoming More Gay Friendly in Your Practice

Australians live in a multicultural, muti-layered society. We identify ourselves by our backgrounds, gender, culture, experiences and by our sexuality. Individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) have diverse health needs. This module aims to inform health professionals about the diversity within the LGBTI community and to reduce stigma and discrimination, particularly for gay men and men who have sex with men, by ensuring their specific health needs are being met.

The case-based modules explore stigma and discrimination, sexual health screening, common STIs, and specific issues faced by gay and other homosexually active men.

The Becoming More Gay Friendly in Your Practice Online Learning Module (OLM) has been developed by STIGMA. The OLM focuses on the diversity of health needs within the LGBTI community.

Target audience: GPs, health professionals
Duration: One hour
CPD: RACGP 2 Category 2 QI&CPD points
Funding Body: STI in Gay Men’s Action Group (STIGMA)

More information: www.stipu.nsw.gov.au/stigma/becoming-more-gay-friendly

E-Mental Health in practice

Understand e-Mental Health resources and how they can be integrated into primary care to deliver effective stepped care treatment to patients with common mental health conditions.

At the end of this program, you will:

  • understand what e-Mental Health (eMH) means
  • be able to explain to patients the evidence supporting the use of eMH
  • recognise appropriate patients for eMH referral
  • develop strategies / processes for implementing eMH in practice and providing follow up to these patients.

Completion of the full ALM (full 6-part series) will provide RACGP ALM 40 Cat 1 QI&CPD points. Completion of individual modules will provide RACGP Cat 2 QI&CPD points.

For more information please contact the Black Dog Institute Education and Training section on 9382 8518 or email education@blackdog.org.au

To select and register for the course you are interested in, please click here.

Cancer Council NSW

Help Life Get Better: Life after cancer treatment

Synopsis: When treatment has finished, you may experience new challenges and have questions you didn’t know you had. The Cancer Council can help answer th …

Centre for Genetics Education

First Trimester Screening

CPD Points: 3 Category 2 points

Synopsis: This 90 minute Category 2 training module has been developed by the NSW Health Centre for Genetics Education and the Royal Australian College of GPs.

Centre of Eating Disorders and Dieting

Diagnosis and Management of Eating Disorders

CPD Points: Category 1 and 2

Synopsis: The Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders Online Learning Program addresses the nature, identification, assessment and treatment of eating disorders …

Diabetes Qualified

Diabetes in practice for practice nurses

Delivery mode: online – 12 hours
Synopsis: Learn about diabetes and how to manage it. Update your existing knowledge and be able to provide even better support to people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Cost: $395
ENQUIRIES AND REGISTRATION: http://www.diabetesqualified.com.au/courses/

GPA

GPA Webinars

Synopsis: These webinars are designed to assist practices in understanding the requirements of the Standards, and how to meet them.

Health Communication Network – HCN

Medical Director Training

CPD Points: NA

Synopsis: HCN provides various training options, including classroom, webinars, product demonstrations and e-Learning modules, to suit the requirements of their …

ID Health Education

Free Training in Intellectual Disability and Mental Health

Synopsis: Would you like to gain knowledge, skills and confidence to improve the mental health care of people with an intellectual disability?

Kidney Health Australia and ThinkGP

CKD & Diabetes: A sinister combination

CPD Points: Various

Synopsis: This education investigates the relationship between kidney disease and diabetes.

Lung Foundation Australia

COPD Online Training

Lung Foundation Australia has developed a range of training programs, including an interactive program on COPD for primary care nurses.

Mater Hospital Online Seminars

GP Education Seminars

Please email event@sydneynorthhealthnetwork.org.au for login details.

MD Briefcase Australia

MD BriefCase and MD Passport Online Education for Health Professionals

CPD Points: Various

mdBriefCase provides free online accredited medical education for Australian and New Zealand Health professionals.

MHPN – Mental Health Practitioners Network

MHPN Webinar Recordings – Now available!

CPD Points: Self notification

Synopsis: MHPN is offering practitioners access to review past webinars for educational upskilling.

NPS

NPS MedicineWise Online Learning Opportunity

CPD Points: Various

Synopsis: Online learning resources for health professionals and health professional students, promoting and supporting quality use of medicines.

NSW STI Programs Unit and ThinkGP

Sexual health online education programs

CPD Points: Various

Synopsis: Online education programs available through partnership between ThinkGP and the NSW STI Programs Unit …

RACGP

RACGP Online Learning Opportunities

CPD Points: Various

Synopsis: The RACGP offers a wide range of programs and activities via many delivery modes. The activities reflect current technology and best practice in the d …

The Heart Foundation

Online learning for Professionals: The Heart Foundation

Synopsis: The Heart Foundation supports professionals working in health by providing online learning modules focused on improving cardiovascular care.

University of Tasmania

Understanding Dementia – online course

Synopsis: The University of Tasmania’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is a nine-week online course that builds upon the latest …

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