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10 August, 2022

Contents

Invitation for health professionals to co-design care models
Alcohol and Other Drugs Learning Platform for health professionals
Case Conferencing in Primary Care and Residential Aged Care Facilities
Demonstrating the Influence and Impact of Nurses
HIV Peer Support and Case Discussion
Identifying Mitochondrial Disease - two webinars
Support from Rare Cancers Australia
Treatment of antimicrobial Resistant STIs
HIV Virtual Elimination- Topical Session
STI Essentials for Primary Care
National Pelvic Pain Conference in Traralgon
Syphilis: Advanced for Primary Care
Rethinking first injectables in type 2 diabetes: A practical approach
Interactive workshop in suicide first-aid
SaferFamilies - domestic and family violence training
Family Violence AOD Community of Practice
Health Complaints Commissioner - training courses
How do you know it's an eating disorder?
National HIV nursing webinar
Trauma Informed Practice
Eating Disorder Core Skills
Grief, Loss and Bereavement webinar
Child safety and wellbeing training
Butterfly Foundation professional development - term 2 virtual workshops
Introduction to Cultural Safety and Cultural Humility
New free Microcredential training
Primary health care and palliative care
Pathways to Safety training program promotion in Gippsland
Improving clinical psychology competencies in working with older adults
Digital Health training
Promoting participation in the National Immunisation Program
Culturally Responsive Practice with Older People in Health and Aged Care Course
A systemic approach to Investigating Symptoms of Lung Cancer
Foundations of Chronic Disease program
Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria Scholarship





For all Gippsland PHN events view the GPHN website HERE

Invitation for health professionals to co-design care models


Gippsland communities have told us they would like more co-ordinated approaches to healthcare. They want to see health professionals working together as teams to better address their needs.

Gippsland PHN is looking at innovative ways to commission approaches to deliver more comprehensive care.

We are holding workshops  to design a new model for the Community-led Multidisciplinary Models of Care Program and we want health professionals to help us design the ‘trial-ready’ multidisciplinary primary care model.
Gippsland PHN event

For:

GPs and other health professionals.

Tuesday 16 August, 2022
5-6pm
Register here

Thursday 18 August, 2022
8-9am
Register here  

Contact Gippsland PHN if you are unable to attend a workshop but would like to contribute by emailing projectmanagement@gphn.org.au

 

Alcohol and Other Drugs Learning Platform for health professionals


To assist general practitioners and health professionals across the region to better support their patients overcome the impacts of Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), a Gippsland specific learning platform with evidence-based education modules and resources is now available.

Currently, the alcohol-related death rate across Gippsland are the highest in Victoria.

Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) and Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP) have partnered with Gippsland PHN to develop and deliver educational support and resources to assist with delivery of drug and alcohol training to GPs and other health professionals in Gippsland.

 
Gippsland PHN event

For:

GPs and other health professionals.

Online:
The platform is now live with Modules 1 and 2. Modules 3 and 4 are coming soon.

Please complete the registration form for access to the learning platform.


Click here to register

Please see flyer

 

Case Conferencing in Primary Care and Residential Aged Care Facilities


Gippsland PHN is providing a learning opportunity for GPs and health professionals interested in Case Conferencing in Primary Care and Residential Aged Care Facilities.
 
The series of modules and resources have been developed by Riwka Hagen and Kim Poyner from Medical Business Services, providing a practical and an informed approach to case conferencing to improve the health outcomes of patients and residents.
 
Gippsland PHN education resource

Details:


Please see this link to online modules and resources: https://gphn.org.au/training-and-events/case-conferencing-in-primary-care/

 

Other events

Demonstrating the Influence and Impact of Nurses


The Australian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) is holding this webinar series to assist nurses to develop an understanding of what elements of their work are suitable for a conference abstract and provide practical guidance on how to translate that work to writing a successful abstract.
 
Conferences (virtual and face-to-face) provide a unique platform for nurses from all jurisdictions and settings to benefit from peer learnings, their successes, challenges, how they overcome barriers and find enablers to develop novel and often creative approaches to care. 
Online:

Wednesday,
24 August 2022
6.30-7.30 pm

Register here

 

HIV Peer Support and Case Discussion


The Australian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) is hosting the HIV s100 Peer Support and Case Discussion Series to support newly accredited, rural and remote, and low caseload HIV s100 prescribers.
 
This session will provide an opportunity for prescribers to participate in case discussions, ask questions, seek advice, and network with other prescribers.

 
Hybrid event:

Tuesday,
13 September, 2022
 
Face-to-face
6.15-9pm
Rydges Adelaide
 
Online via Zoom
7.30- 8.30pm

Register here

Tuesday
11 October, 2022
 
Face-to-face
6.30-9.00pm
Brisbane - venue TBC
 
Online via Zoom
8.30-9.30 pm

Register here
 

Identifying Mitochondrial Disease - two webinars


 
Diagnosing primary mitochondrial disease or ‘mito’ can be challenging due to the wide variety of symptoms and sub-groups.
 
In the first webinar, join metabolic geneticist Dr Shanti Balasubramaniam to explore the multiple organ systems involved in mito and identify “red flag” symptoms.
 
In the second webinar, join metabolic physician and clinical geneticist Prof David Coman as he discusses the various diagnostic tests, organ or multi-system assessments available in primary care.
Online:

Tuesday,
13 September 2022
7-7.30pm 
Free

Register here

Tuesday,
29 November 2022
7-7.30pm
Free

Register here


 

Support from Rare Cancers Australia


Rare Cancers Australia (RCA) is a nationally registered charity aiming to improve the lives and health outcomes of people living with a rare, less common or complex cancer.

The Patient Support Team at Rare Cancers Australia provides a ‘360 degree’ personalised support package which includes emotional, practical, clinical and financial aspects.

You can contact our Patient Support Team on 1800 257 600 or email support@rarecancers.org.au to speak with Specialist Cancer Navigators. Visit the website for more information at https://www.rarecancers.org.au/.


 
Details:

Information concerning the support package can be found in the flyer below.

Download flyer
 

Treatment of antimicrobial Resistant STIs - VHHITAL


Antimicrobial resistance refers to the ability of an infection to resist the effects of medicines used to treat the infection.
 
It is sometimes also referred to as ‘drug resistance’. Drug resistance can be caused by the suboptimal or overuse use of antibiotics, non-compliance with treatment regimens and/or poor-quality treatment.
 
This online session will cover effective methods of testing and treatment in the presence of antimicrobial resistance.
Online:

Thursday
18 August 2022
6.30-8.30pm

Download flyer

 

HIV Virtual Elimination - Topical Session - VHHITAL


HIV Virtual Elimination – Topical Session will explore how far we have come with virtual elimination in Australia and how virtual elimination can be supported in primary care practice.
 
This session will cover the following topics: 
  • The meaning of virtual elimination in the new Victorian HIV Strategy
  • The clinical science re elimination – where are we and what is in the pipeline?
  • Considerations re injectable PrEP
  • Considerations re on demand PrEP
  • Supporting virtual elimination via primary health care practice
Online:

Tuesday
23 August 2022
6.30-8.30pm
Cost: Free

Download flyer

 

STI Essentials for Primary Care - VHHITAL


Victoria is experiencing increased rates of syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia, and inclusive STI management as part of routine everyday primary health care practice is key to bringing these epidemics under control.
 
This course will cover Urethral syndromes, Vaginal syndromes and Ano-rectal syndromes to explore how STIs actually present in practice for diagnosis and treatment. This workshop is tailored approach to community health workforce development for meeting the needs of populations at risk of STIs.
 
Online:

Thursday
15 September 2022
6.30-8.30pm
Cost: Free

Download flyer


 

National Pelvic Pain Conference in Traralgon


Tickets are now open for the National Pelvic Pain Conference 2022 in Traralgon on 30 September and 1 October, 2022, hosted by the Latrobe Health Assembly.

Latrobe Valley has been selected as the location for the conference due to a successful pilot program implemented in 2020 as an initiative of the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone.

The conference is a health practitioner-training conference, developed by leading experts in the field to provide practical management for a wide range of pelvic pain conditions and is exclusive to AHPRA-registered health professionals.

 
Face-to-face:

Gippsland Performing Arts Centre
32 Kay St Traralgon
 
Friday
30 September 2022
9am-6pm

Saturday
1 October 2022
9am-1.30pm 
 
Cost varies - please see flyer.



 

Syphilis: Advanced for Primary Care - VHHITAL


Victoria has seen a 476 per cent increase in syphilis cases since 2010, with a record 1671 cases reported in 2019.
 
This session provides the skills and resources required for primary health care practitioners to confidently implement guideline-based management of patients diagnosed with Syphilis and to improve patient outcomes.
 
Online:

Tuesday
18 October 2022
6.30-8.30pm
Cost: Free

Download flyer




 

ThinkGP - Rethinking first injectables in type 2 diabetes: A practical approach
 

This advanced course explores how to initiate injectable therapy in a patient with type 2 diabetes who remains above their glycaemic target despite taking dual or triple oral therapy.

The activity works through three in-depth case-studies: a patient with uncomplicated T2D, a patient with ASCVD risk, and a patient with established ASCVD.
 
Details:

All details are in the flyer below.

See details and flyer here.




 

ASIST - Interactive workshop in suicide first-aid


Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid.

ASIST teaches participants to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and work with them to create a plan that will support their immediate safety. Although ASIST is widely used by healthcare providers, participants don’t need any formal training to attend the workshop - ASIST can be learned and used by anyone.
 
Face-to-face:

2-8 Fleming St,
Morwell
 
Thursday
29 September

Friday
30 September, 2022

Cost: Varies

Download flyer




 

SaferFamilies - domestic and family violence training


Pivoting to the perpetrator: How to engage with patients who use domestic and family violence is the topic for this training from SaferFamilies.
 
The training is for general practitioners and other primary care providers to enhance knowledge and confidence to safely engage with people who use domestic and family violence.
 
Part 1 is the introduction level and Part 2 the advanced level. CPD points available.
 

Online:
 
Advanced Workshop
Wednesday
19 October 2022,
7-8.30pm

REGISTER HERE

 

Family Violence AOD Community of Practice
 

The Victorian Government has provided support to VAADA to administer a fully-funded, centralised workforce development program for the AOD sector until December 2022. This training and professional development program - Elevate! - is available to all AOD workforce currently employed within funded AOD services across Victoria. 

The modules cover a shared understanding of family violence, an introduction to MARAM and the assessment tools, the Structured Professional Judgement model, risk assessment, risk management including working with specialist family violence services and safety planning.

For details go to eLearn: MARAM Brief and Intermediate eLearn course for practitioners working with victim survivors.

Online:

Click here to view all training

Register here





 

Health Complaints Commissioner - training courses


The Health Complaints Commissioner is still providing two online modules, the General Code of Conduct and Health Records.

You can access the list of available seminars here. All training and education seminars are free to attend and are currently delivered in an online environment.
 

Online:

For more information on training and education seminars,  to sign up for an upcoming session or to organise a seminar for your organisation, visit the website or contact Rebecca Abbate to discuss.






 

How do you know it's an eating disorder?


 Listen to How do you know it's an eating disorder? - Butterfly Foundation to learn more about what is – or isn’t – an eating disorder.
 

Online:

Please use link (at left).








 

National HIV nursing webinar


This training from the Victorian HIV and Hepatitis Integrated Training And Learning (VHHITAL) is supported by an unconditional education grant from ViiV Healthcare.

Sponsorship is governed by the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine’s (ASHM) sponsorship policy and the sponsor has no input into the content, tone, emphasis, allocation of funds or selection of recipients. ASHM does not endorse or promote any sponsor’s product or service.
 

Online:
For nurses with experience in HIV management and care.
 
Tuesday
23 August 2022,
Time:
7.30-8.30pm
 
Register Here






 

Trauma Informed Practice
 

Latrobe Regional Hospital and the Victorian Government are presenting these workshops on Trauma Informed Practice Education Complex Childhood Trauma.
 
The training is free of charge as part of Bushfire Recovery.

DOWNLOAD FLYER

Locations:

Orbost
Tuesday
23 August 2022,
9.30am-4.30pm
 
Mallacoota
Wednesday
24 August 2022,
9.30am-4.30pm 
 

Eating Disorder Core Skills


The Eating Disorder Core Skills training has been developed specifically for mental health professionals. It is evidence-based, nationally recognised and free to access here.
 
This training builds on National Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) Core Skills series, the first of which was accredited Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs, developed for GPs and accessible here.

Search the interactive national database of credentialed mental health professionals and dietitians with expertise in treating eating disorders here.

Online:
For general practitioners

DOWNLOAD FLYER


 

Grief, Loss and Bereavement webinar - for healthcare workers
 

The Grief, Loss and Bereavement webinar education package comprises four pre-recorded education sessions, which will be released weekly on the Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consortium website from August.

These sessions will be complemented by an experiential online workshop in September that will allow for the trialling of some practical strategies and the development of an individualised self-care plan, plus a Q&A session later in September. This workshop will also be available on the website.

DOWNLOAD FLYER
 

Details:

Tuesday
16 August 2022,
Grief and loss theories and framework
 
Tuesday
23 August 2022,
Effective grief and bereavement support
 
Tuesday
30 August 2022,
Grief and loss in a palliative care setting
 
Tuesday
30 August 2022,
Understanding and supporting perinatal infant loss
 
Tuesday
6 September 2022,
Identifying your own emotional and physical responses to loss and how to effectively engage in self- care strategies
 
Thursday
15 September 2022,
 Live Q&A session

Child safety and wellbeing training
 

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is working with the Victorian Department of Education and Training - Child Information Sharing Scheme (CISS) to improve child safety and wellbeing and family violence outcomes.

This is being done by improving information sharing across sectors including primary health care. This 30-minute lunchtime information session is titled CISS Project Education Information Session #3 Child Information Sharing - How it works in Practice.


Register Here




 

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





 

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

DOWNLOAD FLYER




 

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 - Safer Families

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
 

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 30 August 2022 10am-12pm
 
Using reminiscence therapy with aged care residents with Prof Sunil Bhar.
 
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 Australian 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

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
 

 

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.
 

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

     

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