Upcoming workshops and webinars

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Upcoming workshops

Mental Health Clinical Governance Review - 29 April 2019

Together with Consumers of Mental Health Western Australia, Mental Health Matters 2, Carers WA, Helping Minds, and Health Consumers Council WA, the WA Association for Mental Health invites health professionals to a lived experience forum for the Review of the Clinical Governance of Public Mental Health Services.
The forum is open to all people with lived experience, including individuals, families and carers, who would like to share their ideas for improving safety and quality.
Join mental health advocacy organisations and panel members from the Mental Health Clinical Governance Review to share views on key actions to improve the mental health system.
They will be exploring key actions to address priority concerns in safety and quality, to improve oversight of services and to prevent and resolve issues earlier.  They will also look at the role of lived experience partnerships in achieving these key actions.

Date:     Monday, 29 April 2019
Time:     10am - 1pm
Venue: Level 1, 1 Nash Street, Perth WA - Djilba Room
Cost:     Free with light refreshments and lunch provided.
RSVP:   https://waamh.org.au/events--training/

Chronic Disease GP Education Event - 4 May 2019

 Presented by South Metropolitan Health Service and Fiona Stanley Fremantle Hospitals Group in partnership with WA Primary Health Alliance and HealthPathways WA.  40 Category 1 QI&CPD points has been applied for through RACGP and 30 PRDP points has been applied for through ACRRM.

Education sessions include:

  • Fatty Liver
  • Heart Failure
  • COPD and Asthma
  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep Apnoea
  • Immunisation Recommendations for People with Chronic Disease
  • Advanced Life Planning

Date:               Saturday 4 May 2019
Time:              Registration from 8.00am, Presentations from 8.30am to 3.30pm
Venue:            Fiona Stanley Hospital Education Building, 11 Robin Warren Dr, Murdoch 6150
Catering:        Morning tea and lunch is provided

Registration and more information: https://bit.ly/2JzidED

RSVP by Friday 26 April 2019. Registrations are essential.

Curing Hepatitis C in Primary Care - 7 May 2019

This update will focus on case finding, testing, patient assessment and treatment of hepatitis C infection in primary care settings.
Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify priority populations for hepatitis C testing
  • Interpret test results and diagnose hepatitis C appropriately
  • Assess for liver fibrosis and other comorbidities
  • Communicate information confidently to actively engage individuals in decisions about their treatment and care
  • Initiate treatment, monitor and follow-up according to the recommended guidelines
Date:                Tuesday, 7 May 2019  
Time:               6.30pm - 9pm
Venue:            Fraser Suites Perth
Cost:                Free (dinner provided) 
Register:       To register, please use this form

EMHS Mental Health GP Workshop - 18th May 2019 Save the Date

The East Metropolitan Health Service in partnership with WAPHA & Health Pathways WA, invites GPs to an Integrating Mental Health Care GP Workshop .
Sessions planned include, Managing physical health of patients with mental health issues, Alcohol and methamphetamine addiction, Suicide prevention, Managing patients with personality disorders,  HealthPathways “Navigating the Mental Health System”, an opportunity to meet EMHS Mental Health Service staff and a facilitated Integrated care for mental health patients – working together across the hospital, community and primary care – workshop.
A Category 2 RACGP QI&CPD point application is underway.

Date:                Saturday, 18 May 2019  
Time:               8.30am - 12:30pm (registration 8am)
Venue:            Royal Perth Hospital

Please email EMHSGPed@health.wa.gov.au to express interest or for queries.

ACRRM’s Advanced Life Support course – 13 July 2019

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) run a full day accredited Advanced Life Support (ALS) course to meet the needs of general practitioners in the management of common emergencies in rural practice.

To attend this course and for more information, register on the ACRRM website. 
Contact the ACRRM courses team on 1800 223 226 or email courses@acrrm.org.au

Date:           Saturday, 13 July 2019
Venue         Mercure Hotel, Perth 

Learning objective
  • Have a firm understanding of, and practical competence in, both basic life support (including CPR, etc) and advanced life support with a focus on the issues that a rural practitioner might encounter
  • Develop competence in airway management techniques that include basic airway manoeuvres such as Guedel airway, bag and mask, oxygen therapy, and more advanced airway manoeuvres such as the use of  laryngeal mask or intubation
  • Learn to efficiently use a manual defibrillator and an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Learn to identify and manage basic life threatening arrhythmias such as VF and VT
  • Develop competence in intravenous and intraosseous access and have understanding of the administration of drugs in resuscitation, in particular the dose and frequency
  • Improve skills in advanced life support techniques
  • Increase understanding of ARC guidelines

ACRRM’s Rural Emergency Obstetrics Training course – 14 July 2019

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) runs a full day Rural Emergency Obstetrics Training (REOT) course, led by experienced GP Obstetricians and midwives, to help prepare health professionals with the necessary skills for dealing with third trimester emergencies.

To attend this course and for more information, register on the ACRRM website
ontact the ACRRM courses team on 1800 223 226 or email courses@acrrm.org.au

Date:           Sunday, 14 July 2019
Venue         Mercure Hotel, Perth 
Learning objective
  • Normal vaginal delivery
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Neonatal resuscitation
  • Cervical assessment
  • Post-partum haemorrhage
  • Precipitate birthCord prolapse
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