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19 May, 2022

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  For all Gippsland PHN events view the GPHN website HERE

Mindframe safe communication workshop for suicide prevention stakeholders


This communication workshop for suicide prevention stakeholders is delivered by Mindframe and Gippsland PHN.   

Communications and media staff, education leaders, health promotion and community development staff, law enforcement, emergency services and other interested health professionals are welcome to attend this education event Mindframe is the national peak body for safe communication about suicide, mental ill health and alcohol and drug use.

Go to www.mindframe.org.au to learn more.

 
Gippsland PHN event

ONLINE

Monday
23 May 2022
10am-1pm

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Register Here

Long Acting Injectable Buprenorphine- the latest option in the treatment of opioid dependence 


Gippsland PHN is partnering with the Gippsland Pharmacotherapy Network to deliver this CPD approved face-to-face education.

Targeted to general practitioners, nurse practitioners and pharmacists, the session aims to provide education to prescribers on long-acting injectable buprenorphine (LAIB), a treatment option for opioid dependant patients.
 
Topics include: 
• benefits of LAIB versus current treatment options,
• practical considerations/ requirements for handling and dispensing LAIB
• facilitated discussion regarding LAIB use for patients located in Gippsland
 
Presenters:
Dr David Jacka – Addiction Medicine Specialist (AMS) at Monash Health
Teresa Strike – Addiction and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

 
Gippsland PHN event

FACE-TO-FACE

Location:

West Gippsland Arts Centre,
Corner of Smith & Albert St
Warragul 
Tuesday 7 June 2022
6-8pm

Register Here

 
Location:
The Criterion Hotel,
90 MacAlister St
Sale 
Tuesday 2 August 2022
6-8pm

Register Here



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AOD GP and service provider networking forums


General practitioners, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and other health professionals are invited to attend a facilitated forum and share in a dinner that will provide an opportunity to meet with your local AOD service providers.
 
The networking forums will provide an opportunity for GPs, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, AOD service providers and other relevant stakeholders to meet, discuss and inform improved outcomes for people with alcohol and drug addiction through increased understanding and networking of services across Gippsland.

The forum will also assist to build the capacity of GPs and other health professionals in Gippsland and increase their knowledge and resources available to better treat patients with drug and alcohol addiction.
 
Gippsland PHN event

FACE-TO-FACE

Location:

RACV Inverloch Resort
70 Cape Paterson- Inverloch Rd,
Inverloch  
Wednesday
8 June 2022
6-8.30pm

Register Here

 
Location:
Century Inn
5 Airfield Rd, 
Traralgon 
Thursday
16 June 2022
6-8.30pm

Register Here



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Front Desk Challenges: Self-care and practical tips


The general practice front desk and administration teams have worked under pressure over the past two years, due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic. Some patients also continue to feel frustrated and feel the impacts of the pandemic with everyone dealing with general COVID fatigue.

Practice staff must also cope with their patients, their colleagues and their own personal well-being.

This presentation provides some tips on self-care to deal with your own well-being, while maintaining a professional response to those frustrated and difficult patients and situations in at the practice.
 
Gippsland PHN event

ONLINE


Tuesday
21 June 2022
12.30-1.30pm

Register Here



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Safety and Suicide Intervention Training ( SSIT ) for mental health clinicians
 

Safety and Suicide Intervention Training (SSIT) is an education package designed to support clinicians who work with consumers experiencing acute suicidal crisis.

It combines evidence-based approaches to screening and assessment, formulation, safety planning, lethal means restriction and consumer and carer education. Download the flyer for more information.

Gippsland PHN event
 

FACE-TO-FACE

For:
Mental health professionals

Wednesday
21 June 2022
9.15am-3.30pm
Lakes Entrance

REGISTER HERE

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Building Cultural Awareness and Safety

 
This training, ‘Cultural Journey Workshop and Aboriginal Cultural Safety’ is for general practitioners, practice staff and interested healthcare workers.

This training will be delivered in two parts – an Introduction to Aboriginal Society and Aboriginal Cultural Safety for GPs and their Practices.

DOWNLOAD FLYER


 

Gippsland PHN event

FACE-TO- FACE
For:

General practitioners, practice nurses and healthcare professionals

Inverloch: Part 1 Cultural Journey Workshop
Wednesday 15 June 2022
15 A'Beckett Street
9am-12pm
REGISTER HERE

Inverloch: Part 2 Aboriginal Cultural Safety for GPs and their Practices
Wednesday 15 June 2022
15 A'Beckett Street
1-4pm
REGISTER HERE
 

Digital Health Literacy for general practice

Gippsland PHN together with Larter Consulting will be delivering a Digital Health Literacy training series for general practice.
 
The aim for Gippsland PHN is to improve health outcomes for people with chronic disease and those at risk of poor health outcomes.

Gippsland PHN event

For:

General practice staff

Intermediate
Tuesday 24 May 2022 1-1.30pm

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Other events

Eating disorders and AOD use: what clinicians need to know
 

The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use brings together world-leading researchers, clinicians, people with lived experience and community to share skills, synergise data, harness new technologies and trial innovative programs to prevent and treat mental and substance use disorders.

By attending this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • How to recognise the most common eating disorder symptoms
  • Eating disorder interventions and how workers might deliver them
  • How workers may interpret those interventions in instances of co-occurring eating disorders and AOD use

Register through the link below:
REGISTER HERE
 
For more information, click here FOLLOW LINK






 

Advancing Pharmacotherapy with practice nurses
 

This event, presented by Victorian Pharmacotherapy Area-Based Networks, aims to upskill general practice nurses, enabling them to take a more active role in the care of patients receiving opioid replacement therapy.
 
It will be facilitated by Dr Ferghal Armstrong.

ONLINE

Session one Program
Wednesday 1 June 2022
6.30-8pm
Cost: Free
 
Session two Program
Wednesday 22 June 2022
6.30-8pm
Cost: Free

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Butterfly Foundation professional development - term 2 virtual workshops


Register now for one of the Butterfly Foundation term 2 small group, interactive, professional development virtual workshops. 

Sessions include: Let’s talk body confident children and teens, body Image and boys for educators, body esteem educator training and understanding eating disorders in young people.

All scheduled sessions this term are virtual.  If you would like a private, on-site workshop please contact the Butterfly Foundation to discuss by emailing education@butterfly.org.au

REGISTER HERE





 

Infection Prevention Control training


These informative and engaging Department of Health webinars provide practical Infection Prevention Control (IPC) knowledge that can be applied to a range of industries. Topics such as hand hygiene, PPE, cleaning and ventilation are covered.

Each webinar repeats the core topics weekly with new scenarios and questions raised. Participants are encouraged to reattend if they would like to refresh their knowledge or ask new questions.
Webinars are being held each week until 30 June 2022.

Click on the webinar link to read further information and registration access: VICNISS - Department of Health IPC education

 

Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Unlocked


Monash University and the World Endometriosis Society are running an Endometriosis and Adenomyosis Symposium on 27 and 28 May 2022 This clinical research symposium will be a hybrid event that is open to the general public and also of interest to general practitioners, registrars, nurses, gynaecologists and allied health professionals.  Confirmed plenary speakers include:
  • Assoc Prof Sawsan As-Sanie (USA) - How Does Assessing the Patient Burden of Endometriosis Help the Clinician?
  • Prof Ben Mol (AUS) - Quality of Research in Endometriosis
  • Prof Mario Malzoni (ITA) - Minimally-Invasive Surgical Techniques for the Management of Severe Endometriosis
  • Prof Andrew Horne (GBR) - Engaging Patients in Endometriosis Research – A Personal Experience.
You have the option to attend in-person at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne, Victoria or join us virtually via Zoom.

Friday 27 May 2022 (full day)
Saturday 28 May 2022 (half day)

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RACGP - Family Violence GP Education Program - beginners course


This free Family Violence GP Education Program - beginners course focuses on developing your skills in identification of family violence. The training covers how and when to ask about this sensitive issue and what to do when a patient discloses to enable a best practice response and referral.
ONLINE
Small group learning sessions
Saturday 28 May 2022
10-11am
Register HERE
 
Wednesday 1 June 2022
6-7pm
Facilitator Dr Neha Parvatreddy
Register HERE
 
These free events attract 40 CPD points.

Depression Dilemmas (Black Dog Institute)


Despite improved awareness and education, there are still some presentations of depression that are highly challenging for clinicians to manage in the primary care setting.

Depression Dilemmas is a new interactive workshop that tackles areas of treating mood disorders that clinicians can find particularly demanding.
 
Topic 1:
Depression & Alcohol
Topic 2:
Late Life Depression
Topic 3:
Difficult to Treat Depression
 

Face-to-face

For:

GP registrars, GPs,
multidisciplinary,
psychologists, social workers
$75 subsidised by a grant
 
Saturday
21 May 2022
9am-5pm
 Mantra Hotel
192 Franklin Street
Traralgon

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Facilitated by Latrobe Regional Hospital, LivingWays and Lifeline Gippsland, this course is mandatory training for ALL new mental health staff and all existing who have not attended the two-day course since December 2014 or not attended the tune-up consecutively every two years.
 
The two-day training workshop is an intensive participatory course designed to help participants as care givers recognise and assess people at risk of suicide and to implement an effective suicide intervention model.

For:
All mental health staff

Monday 20 June and Tuesday 21 June 2022
Time: 8.30am-4.30pm
Conference Room-
Latrobe Valley CMHS
20 Washington Street
Traralgon

DETAILS IN FLYER





 

Palliative Approach in Aged Care Workshop


Presented by the Palliative Care Education and Training collaborative, this online event will provide you with knowledge, skills and confidence in providing palliative care for people with a life- limiting illness, and their families.
 
Topics:

  • Principles of palliative care
  • Communication
  • Advance care planning
  • End-of-life care
  • Ethical issues in palliative care
  • Caring for yourself
Online:

For:
Health care professionals working in aged care with limited or no palliative care experience.
 
Wednesday 25 May 2022
8.30am-4.30pm
 

DETAILS IN FLYER





 

Murra Mullangari:
Introduction to Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility

This course is appropriate for practising nurses and midwives from all career stages, clinical and non-clinical roles and backgrounds who may or may not have built an understanding of Cultural Safety and/or Cultural Humility.

The cost of the program is $495 (inc GST) which allows access to approximately eight hours of self-paced online learning and reflection activities.

For:
All nurses and midwives

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New free Microcredential training


Women’s Health Victoria and 1800 My Options have announced some training news.

A new free Microcredential is now available on their learning platform.

This free two-hour Microcredential is the perfect professional development opportunity for health professionals, support workers and interested students to build their knowledge around abortion, contraception and sexual health care access in Victoria.

To access WHV's existing suite of online training, including flexible online courses and a suite of Gender Equity and Workplace Equity Microcredentials, visit the website

For:
Health professionals, support workers and interested students

ENROL HERE


 

Primary health care and palliative care

Caresearch, a palliative care knowledge network, has developed a hub that provides evidence based guidance including triggers for consideration and recommendations for action, for health professionals working within primary care.

Visit Primary Health Care - Settings of Care - Health Professionals (caresearch.com.au) and learn about Pathways and Frameworks, roles in palliative care and multidisciplinary teams.
 

For:
Primary care health professionals


 

Pathways to Safety training program promotion in Gippsland

This domestic and family violence training is available for primary care providers in Gippsland. 

The 'Pathways to Safety' training program strengthens the capacity of primary care providers to effectively recognise, respond and refer domestic and family violence. 

For:
Health professionals

Register your interest now

 ‘Pathways to Safety’ is part of The Readiness Program, Safer Families Centre.  

Also available through The Readiness Program: 
  • Self-directed e-learning nodules
  • Online workshops and virtual classrooms
  • RACGP Webinar series
 https://www.saferfamilies.org.au/practice-pathways
 

Manage Immunisation Emergencies – are you anaphylaxis ready in your clinic?

‘Travelling Annies’ Resuscitation consultants are providing online education to refresh your knowledge in this area.

The topic is how to recognise, assess, manage and treat immunisation emergencies.

For:
Health professionals

MONDAY
5 June, 2022 5pm

For further information and registration detail see attached flyer.

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Improving clinical psychology competencies in working with older adults in Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities


This series of workshops has been developed to upskill psychologists working in regional and rural Victoria to work therapeutically with aged care residents.
 
Each workshop will comprise a one-hour webinar followed by a one-hour peer supervision discussion.

The workshops aim to provide psychologists with opportunities to improve their competence and confidence in working with older adults, enhance peer networking opportunities, and provide aged care residents greater access to evidence based mental health interventions.

For:
Health professionals

Dates and topics:

Applying cognitive behavioural therapy with aged care residents with Dr Deborah Koder.
 
Tuesday 26 July, 2022 10am-12pm
 
Working systematically-including staff and families in your work with Julie Kelly.
 
Tuesday 30 August 2022 10am-12pm
 
Using reminiscence therapy with aged care residents with Prof Sunil Bhar.
 
Tuesday 7 June, 2022 10am-12pm
Tuesday 11 October, 2022 10am-12pm
 
For further information and registration detail see attached flyer:

DOWNLOAD FLYER

REGISTER HERE

Digital Health training

New My Health Record eLearning Modules

The Digital Health Agency has launched two new eLearning modules for healthcare providers:

  • Using My Health Record in Nursing (2021)
  • Electronic Prescriptions in Community Pharmacy

These CPD accredited activities are practical, tailored and self-paced.

For:
Healthcare providers

You can access online learning activities here

Free mental health first aid training in East Gippsland
 

This 12-hour Standard Mental Health First Aid course teaches any adult (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to someone who is experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.   
                        
Conducted by Mental Health First Aid Training Australia, participants will learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in adults, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

This Mental Health First Aid course is provided free of charge for East Gippsland and Wellington Shires to aid in Bushfire Recovery.
For:
Community

Please download this flyer for dates, times and registration details
 

Youth mental health first aid training

 

The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course teaches any adult (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adolescents experiencing a mental health problem or crisis.                                                 
Conducted by Latrobe Regional Hospital and Mental Health First Aid Training Australia, participants will learn about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems in young people, how to provide initial help, where and how to get professional help, what sort of help has been shown by research to be effective, and how to provide first aid in a crisis situation.

For:
Youth community

Sale
25 and 26 May 2022
9am-5pm

Please download this flyer for dates, times and registration details
 

Mental health training - Latrobe Regional Hospital and Mental Health First Aid Training Australia


Topics:

June 2022 - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
 
FACE-TO-FACE

For:

General practitioners and practice nurses

Location:
Lakes Entrance
Date:
Tuesday 21 June 2022


 

Promoting participation in the National Immunisation Program


The Promoting Participation in the National Immunisation program, through the Benchmarque Group, aims to expand students' knowledge and skills required to support a change of practice within their health organisation. 

The program is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of how to communicate with and support change of practice within their workplace, encouraging colleagues and peers to make immunisation activities more conducive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

ONLINE AND FACE-TO-FACE

For:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health workers and practitioners, Registered and Enrolled Nurses, Allied Health Professionals
 

ONLINE COURSE:

Promoting Participation in the National Immunisation Program


Further information contact: 
courses@benchmarquegroup.com.au

Culturally Responsive Practice with Older People in Health and Aged Care Course

 

This online course with the Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership outlines appropriate clinical practice for working with aged care recipients from CALD backgrounds, targeting clinicians and health practitioners working in health and aged care settings.
 
Participation in this training may attract CPD for participants. Read details about the material in the flyer outline.

ONLINE

For:

Health professionals


ONLINE COURSE:
Culturally Responsive Practice with Older People in Health and Aged Care

Further information contact: 
ageing.and.diversity@health.gov.au
 

 

A systemic approach to Investigating Symptoms of Lung Cancer

In collaboration with Cancer Australia and clinical experts in lung cancer, Lung Foundation Australia has developed a free, accredited eLearning course for primary care health professionals based on Investigating Symptoms of Lung Cancer: a guide for all health professionals

A systematic approach to investigating symptoms of lung cancer is accredited for 40 RACGP CPD points.

ONLINE

For:

Health professionals


ONLINE COURSE:
A Systemic approach to Investigating Symptoms of Lung Cancer
 

 

Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD in Emergency Service Workers


This workshop with the Black Dog Institute has been designed with a focus on GPs to assist in diagnosing patients with acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other comorbidities.

Evidence-based guidelines will be used as the foundation to appropriately diagnose and identify treatment pathways including recommended referrals, trauma focused psychological therapy and psychological first aid to help support the management of emergency service workers. The training may also be relevant to other health professionals.

WEBINAR

For:

General practitioners
 

Various dates and times available

REGISTER HERE

RACGP: 6 CPD Activity Points

 

 

Foundations of Chronic Disease program

The Benchmarque Group has recently launched its new free online-only Foundations of Chronic Disease program.

Delivered completely online, the program is aimed at a range of health professionals working within Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health or have Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, and is estimated to take less than 10 hours to complete.

 

ONLINE

For:

Health professionals working in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island health
 

Topics include Nutrition, Foot Health and Chronic Disease care planning.

Completing the Foundations of Chronic Disease Program will enable students to register directly into these programs once they are available.

READ MORE 

Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria Scholarship

Focussed psychological strategies skills training for general practitioners.

RACGP and the Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria (RWAV) are offering 100 scholarships to Victorian GPs in Modified Monash Model (MMM) 3-7 and GPs working in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in (MMM) 1-2 + (MMM) 3-7  locations to complete Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST).

 

ONLINE

For:

General practitioners working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health organisations
 

GPs can apply for this fully subsidised training by submitting an expression of interest on the RACGP website.
 
For further queries and information contact RACGP 1800 472 247

 

 

Webinars, workshops and online training

Please see the following webinars, workshops and online training that may be of interest.
Next Training and Events Newsletter 5 May, 2022 

See Gippsland PHN Events calendar for further details and registration for all events

     

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