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15 July, 2022

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Online forum for GPs - Deferred Care - What's the Cost?
Upcoming webinar - What’s Next for COVID-19 Care in General Practice
Alcohol and Other Drugs Learning Platform for health professionals
Improving efficiency with technology in your practice
Case Conferencing in Primary Care and Residential Aged Care Facilities
Reproductive options for mitochondrial disease
Australian Prostate Centre  - GP Education Series
SaferFamilies - domestic and family violence training
Family Violence AOD Community of Practice
Webinar - Social Isolation and Social Prescribing
Interactive workshop in suicide first aid
Mental Health Victoria - training and development
Mental Health Victoria - Continuing Professional Development points
Strategies for working with cognitively impaired AOD clients
Health Complaints Commissioner - training courses
Standby Support After Suicide
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
Two-day Advanced Wound Management Course
Medical practice viability workshop
High Risk Opioid Management
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 in Rural Residential Aged Care Facilities
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
Free online learning: Foundations of Chronic Disease program
Rural Workforce Agency of Victoria Scholarship
Workshops, webinars and online training
For all Gippsland PHN events view the GPHN website HERE

Online forum for GPs - Deferred Care - What's the Cost?

 

An invitation is extended to general practitioners to attend a forum featuring guest speakers and a panel discuss on Deferred Care - What's the Cost?

Over the last two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in Gippsland, we have seen:
  • Decreased rates of cancer screening
  • Increased rates of family violence
  • Increased workplace stress due to safety concerns
  • Increased number of people relying on government payments for an income
  • An increase in people who report being isolated
  • Increased demand for homelessness services
  • Disease deterioration among residents of aged care homes
 The health system is currently experiencing challenges due to increasing Emergency Department demand and consumers are experiencing difficulty in accessing primary care.

This forum will discuss the issues being faced both across the state and in Gippsland.
 
Gippsland PHN event

Online: Please note the change from face-to-face
General practitioners

Thursday 28 July, 2022
6.30pm

Register here

Speakers:
Dr Anita Muñoz Chair Victoria Faculty, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
 Mr Don McRae Chief Executive, Latrobe Regional Hospital
Professor Mike Roberts Chief Executive Officer, Safer Care Victoria
 
Panel Members:
Dr Anita Muñoz -RACGP
Professor Mike Roberts – SCV
Mr Don McRae -LRH
Dr Letitia Clark – Chief Medical Officer, West Gippsland Healthcare Group and General Practitioner
Ms Jane Anderson – Latrobe Health Advocate
 
There will be a chance for a Q&A session as part of the panel discussion.


 

Upcoming webinar - What’s Next for COVID-19 Care in General Practice 



SAVE THE DATE 
Monday, 1 August 
6.30-8.30pm 


With COVID-19 remaining a significant concern in our communities, Gippsland PHN has partnered with Victoria’s other Primary Health Networks to deliver a statewide update for general practices on the future of COVID care. 

General practitioners, practice nurses, nurse practitioners and practice managers are encouraged to attend this important online information session. 

Further details on registration, speakers and topics to be covered will be provided soon. Discussion will include the new Community Care Pathway for COVID-positive people and for people who may be eligible for anti-viral treatment, starting from 1 August 2022.



 
Gippsland PHN event

Online:
For GPs, practice managers, practice nurses

Monday, 1 August, 2022 
6.30-8.30pm 

SAVE THE DATE
 

Alcohol and Other Drugs Learning Platform for health professionals


To better support 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. region.

 
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

 

Improving efficiency with technology in your practice


This webinar will explore concepts to help improve general practices and will refer to learning modules available through TrainIT LMS (accessible freely through Gippsland PHN).

The session is suitable for all levels, whether you are new to digital technology or looking to invigorate quality improvements in your practice.

You can view all free courses available through Train IT Medical LMS here. All general practice staff can gain access to the Train IT Medical LMS. You can request access to Train IT Medical LMS courses for free here.
 
Gippsland PHN event

Online:
For practice managers

Tuesday
19 July 2022
12.30-1.30pm
 
Register Here
 

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

Reproductive options for mitochondrial disease
 

General practitioners are pivotal in diagnosing and managing mitochondrial disease (mito) patients and in response to requests for ongoing education, the Mito Foundation has launched a dedicated GP webinar series.

Join Professor David Thorburn for the first webinar as he takes a closer look at mitochondrial donation and other reproductive options designed to support conversations involving your patients’ family planning. Prof Thorburn will briefly revisit mitochondrial disease genetics before discussing prenatal diagnosis, preimplantation genetic testing, donor conception and mitochondrial donation.

Visit Maybe It's Mito GP education page.
 

Online:
For general practitioners . 

Tuesday 19 July 2022
7- 7.30pm
Cost: Free
 
Please follow link to register







 

Australian Prostate Centre  - GP Education Series
 

In this GP Education Series session, urological surgeon and uro-oncologist, Dr Pras Sivam, will discuss the presentation and management of benign and malignant conditions of the testes and scrotum as well as the diagnosis and management of testicular cancer.

As part of the multidisciplinary approach to patients’ treatment plans, exercise physiologist Molly Lowther will outline the benefits of incorporating a tailored exercise program for patients with cancer.
 

Online:

Wednesday
27 July 2022
7-8.15pm
 
MORE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION





 

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:
 
Introduction Workshop
Wednesday
27 July 2022,
7-8.30pm
 
Advanced Workshop
Saturday
29 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





 

Webinar - Social Isolation and Social Prescribing


This webinar on Social Isolation and Social Prescribing Webinar will feature a panel of speakers with a Q&A session to finish.

The panellists will cover topics that include:

  • Horticulture therapy: therapeutic benefits & facilitating social connection
  • Bendigo Social Prescribing Program Referral Pathways and Progress 
  • Findings from the Wellbeing Scripts Program and what's next
  • Barossa's Steps to Better Health: utilising social determinants of health based online social prescribing tool to link local people to local community-based services and support
Online:

Tuesday
9 August 2022
12-1pm

Please follow the link to register







 

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.
 

Face-to-face:

2-8 Fleming St,
Morwell.
 
Thursday 22 September and Friday 23 September, 2022
Cost: $385
 
Please see flyer for more details







 

Mental Health Victoria - training and development


Mental Health Victoria has partnered with Fundamental Training and Development to offer a series of courses that build leadership skills with a special focus on mentally healthy practice.

You can foster your leadership skills with ‘Leading others through change’, build on your existing leadership practice with ‘Resilience building’ and ‘Courageous conversations’ and prepare to lead change in your organisation with ‘ChangeAbility’.
 

Online:

Find out more about these MHV courses here.





 

Mental Health Victoria - Continuing Professional Development points


Mental Health Victoria is presenting a new set of accredited training and courses that allow accrual of Continual Professional Development (CPD) points.

In partnership with Suicide Programs, MHV is now offering ‘Accidental Counsellor’, a program that provides participants with an understanding of the counselling process and strategies for dealing with people in crisis.

For those looking to improve their awareness and ability to respond to people considering suicide, MHV now offers CALM Suicide Intervention Training. This short course, as well as ‘Accidental Counsellor’, allows accrual of CPD points.

In accredited training, MHV is joining with the Health Issues Centre in offering a Graduate Certificate in Consumer and Community Engagement and for those beginning their journey as a leader in the lived experience space, ‘Consumer Leadership’.
 

Online:

Find out more about accredited and CPD-applicable training here.





 

Strategies for working with cognitively impaired AOD clients

Working with cognitively impaired clients can be a significant challenge, particularly when access to assessment services and resources are limited.

This workshop will provide practical and realistic strategies for working with clients who present with, or have complaints, of cognitive difficulties.  It is only available for staff working for Victorian Department of Health funded organisations.
 

Online:
For AOD clinicians, counsellors, support workers and allied health staff. 

Thursday
28 July 2022,
Time:9.30am-3.30pm
 
DOWNLOAD FLYER






 

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.






 

Standby Support After Suicide
 

Standby Support after Suicide is a national suicide postvention service that provides practical support to anyone who has been bereaved or impacted by suicide, at any stage in their life. This includes individuals, families, friends, witnesses, first responders, service providers, groups and communities.
 
This free service is delivered in Gippsland by Jesuit Social Services.
 
StandBy is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing free face-to face and/or telephone support at a time and place that is best for each individual 1300 727 247 or email standby.easternmelbourne&gippsland@jss.org.au
 

Details:

Please see this flyer for more information.






 

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:

Bairnsdale Hub
Tuesday
19 July 2022,
9.30am-4.30pm
 
Port of Sale
Wednesday
20 July 2022,
9.30am-4.30pm
 
Yarram
Wednesday
27 July 2022,
9.30am-4.30pm
 
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
 

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




 

Two-day Advanced Wound Management Course
 

This course from Regional Wounds Victoria Gippsland is aimed at experienced nurses who want to advance their skills in clinical assessment, compression therapy and wound debridement.
 
 This is an interactive and hands-on event, covering wound assessment and the workshop.
 

Venue:

Lecture Hall Community
Service Building CGH.
Palmerston St, Sale
 
 Thursday and Friday
11 and 12 August 2022
9am-3.30pm
Cost: $150 (lunch provided)
 
DOWNLOAD FLYER



 

Medical practice viability workshop
 

This workshop from Community-owned Primary Health Enterprises (COPHE) is titled the 10 Commandments of Medical Practice Viability and focuses on how to operate or establish a viable medical practice in a public health or NGO setting.
 
COPHE has been engaged to review numerous medical practices in private and public settings in metro, rural and remote areas throughout Australia. The results of these reviews have many similar themes which will be examined in this online workshop.
 

ONLINE

Tuesday 26 July 2022
10-11.30am
Cost:  $45

DOWNLOAD FLYER

REGISTER HERE



 

High Risk Opioid Management

Latrobe Community Health Services is facilitating this workshop on High Risk Opioid Management.
 
The topics include:

  • Clinical Boundaries – presented by Dr Ferghal Armstrong
  • High Risk GP Prescribing – presented by Dr Ann Saunders
  • Transfers – presented by Thileepan Naren
ONLINE

Tuesday 19 July 2022,
7-8.30pm
 
Please see flyer for details on learnings.


 

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

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 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 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

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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