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External Professional Education Events

External Professional Education Events

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak some face-to-face events have been postponed and removed from this page. The following External Professional Education Events are being conducted online.

Chronic Disease Management and Care Planning Education for CVC Program Nurses

APNA is working in conjunction with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) to provide practice nurses, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Workers and community nurses (RN or EN who is employed by a DVA contracted Community Nursing provider to provide community nursing services) with free education to help them deliver the best possible care to their patients enrolled in the Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) Program.

Practice or community nurses and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Workers who have patients enrolled in the CVC Program can now access the fully-funded education specifically on chronic disease management and care planning.

The education comprises of two online learning modules:

  • Chronic disease management (2hrs) – Providing an understanding of chronic disease management in Australia and how nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Workers can play a vital role.
  • Care planning (3hrs) – A sequential ‘how to’ series for nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Workers on how a comprehensive chronic disease management health care plan may be conducted within the primary health care setting.

Practice nurses are the leaders of chronic disease management in primary care. By growing their understanding and scope of practice in the primary care space, these courses help them best support veterans’ self-management, goals of care and coordinate an effective team approach.

Enrolees can do these interactive modules at their own pace online with certificates of completion provided and optional reflection templates for their continuing professional development records. Use the link below to apply.

Please note: Because the high number of applications, you will be contacted with the outcome of your application with 2 – 4 weeks.

Link:   https://www.apna.asn.au/profession/chronic-disease-management-and-care-planning-education-for-cvc-program-nurses

Management of Sports Trauma (MOST) Course

Management of Sports Trauma (MOST) Course

The MOST Course combines current theory and a practical approach to equip medical professionals with the core skills needed to manage traumatic sporting injuries, on and off the field. Highly practical and interactive, this comprehensive two-day course addresses common emergencies that might confront a healthcare or medical professional, covers the rationale behind treatment choices and the adaption of medical management at sporting events and out in the field.

MOST Course is CPD approved by the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).

MOST Course is being run four times in cities around Australia:

  • Sydney: 12-13 June
  • Brisbane: 24-25 July
  • Perth: 28-29 August
  • Adelaide: 29-30 November

More information and registrations can be found via this link: https://semacademy.org/pages/most-course

STI and BBV Nursing: Working with young people

STI and BBV Nursing: Working with young people


This new course will focus on educating nurses to support young people to make healthy choices regarding their sexual health. It will provide an overview of STIs and BBVs and their mode of transmission, as well as pathways available for young people to access services for their sexual healthcare needs.


This course is for: Nurses who work with young people.


This activity is pending accreditation with ACN and APNA.


Part One: 22 November 2021 6:30pm – 8:30pm (AEDT)

Part Two: 23 November 2021 6:30pm – 8:30pm (AEDT)

Part Three: 29 November 2021 6:30pm – 8:30pm (AEDT)

Part Four: 30 November 2021 6:30pm – 8:30pm (AEDT)


Please note that you will need to attend all four training courses in order to receive accreditation.


REGISTER HERE: https://www.ashm.org.au/eventinforeg2/?id=3a9bf2ae-fe26-ec11-b6e6-002248180bd3

Responding to Domestic and Family Violence with a Trauma-Informed Lens

Date: 1 December 2021

Time: 6:30-8:30pm AEDT

Virtual Classroom via Zoom

As part of The Readiness Program, Blue Knot Foundation is bringing you the latest in trauma-informed awareness and support for general practitioners and primary care providers to recognise complex trauma and its possible health presentations. Free for those working in a primary care setting.


Click here to register.

Strong Steps program: Stepwise approach to identification and prevention of osteoporotic fracture

Details: Clinical audit | RACGP: 40 points | ACRRM: 7 hours | GPs only


Overview: By 2022, it is estimated that 6.2 million Australians older than 50 years of age will have osteoporosis or osteopenia, placing them at high risk of minimal trauma fracture. Timely diagnosis and appropriate pharmacological management are essential to reduce osteoporotic fracture rates. However, fractures are often not linked to osteoporosis, or are seen as unimportant. The disease therefore remains underdiagnosed and undertreated in Australian General Practice.


This program aims to support identification, evaluation and treatment of patients at high risk of osteoporotic fracture.


Close date: 16 December 2021

Register here: https://bit.ly/3iWC5AM

IN Control clinical audit: INsulin INitiation and INtensification to avoid clinical Inertia

Clinical audit | RACGP: 40 points | ACRRM: 6 hours | GPs only

Overview: Timely intensification of glucose-lowering medications to achieve target HbA1c is a key aspect of type 2 diabetes management. Therapeutic inertia (delays in advancing therapy when appropriate) can increase patients’ risk of diabetic complications, as they may remain above target HbA1c for many years. Delays in the initiation, titration and intensification of insulin are particularly prevalent globally.

This program aims to support initiation or intensification of insulin therapy for patients who are currently not at their target HbA1c.

Close date: 31 December 2021


Register here: https://bit.ly/2YNFpaE