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Our fortnightly education bulletin to all primary healthcare professionals in our region. Practice staff, please forward to the GPs and practice nurses in your clinic. Please sign up online if you are not receiving this email directly.
27 JUNE 2019
In this issue:
FEATURED EVENT

Rethinking Mental Health Conference

Audience: General Practice, Allied Health
11 Category 2 RACGP points
Overview
Bringing together experts from around Australia to provide new insights on the impact of mental health in our region and new approaches to managing mental health. This conference is proudly presented by Wentworth Healthcare, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network.

GPs, primary care nurses, psychologists and other allied health professionals working in our region are encouraged to attend this full day conference, featuring leading national and local mental health experts.

As well as an insightful, dynamic program, there will be generous opportunities to network with peers and enjoy the environs of the Fairmont Resort. Everyone is invited to stay for the cocktail networking reception from 4:45pm.

PROGRAM

For the full program and speaker list, please see the dedicated CONFERENCE WEBSITE.

Presenters:

  • Professor Leanne Rowe, GP and Clinical Professor at Monash University
  • Dr Simon Rosenbaum, Senior Research Fellow & Exercise Psychologist, School of Psychiatry UNSW Sydney
  • Professor Louise Stone, GP and Clinical Educator
  • Ms Jillian Harrington, Clinical Psychologist
  • Ms Jocelyn Brewer, Psychologist and founder of Digital Nutrition
  • Dr Miriam Brooks, GP and Senior Lecturer, Western Sydney University
  • Dr Monica Moore, GP and Psychotherapist

Date: Saturday 17 August 2019, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Venue: Fairmont Resort and Spa, 1 Sublime Point Road, LEURA

Cost: $50

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NEW EVENTS

Application of the
Biopsychosocial Model in the Management of Chronic Pain

Audience: General Practice
Overview
This session forms part of the Nepean GP Network's Friday lunchtime CPD Series. 

Attend this event on the Application of the Biopsychosocial Model in the Management of Chronic Pain to learn how to:

  • Examine the effects of opoid dependence
  • Define the facts regarding codeine
  • Describe how general practitioners can help to manage codeine dependence using the Biopsychosocial Model

Presenter: Olly Zerky, B Pharm, Post Grad Dip Hospital Pharmacy, MSc Med (Pain Management)

Date: Friday 5 July 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue: Wentworth Healthcare, Suite 1, Level 1, Werrington Park Corporate Centre, 14 Great Western Highway, KINGSWOOD
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Preparing your Practice for PIP QI

Audience: General Practice
Overview
The new PIP QI commences on 1 August 2019. This information session will prepare your practice to be ready for the new PIP QI.

The PIP QI incentive aims to recognise and support general practices, to improve the care they provide to their patients. Practices will be encouraged to utilise their own population health data to drive positive patient outcomes.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the changes to PIP and the new PIP QI
  • Develop a quality improvement culture within your practice
  • Identify areas for practice specific quality improvement activities
  • How to conduct quality improvement activities in your practice

Presenter: Katrina Otto, BEd, DipBus, Cert IV Training & Assessment, Principal & Owner of Train IT Medical

Dates:

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Immunisation Update 2019

Audience: General Practice
4 Category 2 RACGP points
Overview
GPs and nurses are encouraged to attend this highly-regarded annual update for the latest knowledge in Immunisation and Infectious Diseases, featuring a session on Travel Medicine.

Topics include:

  • Developments in Travel Medicine
  • The latest data on Immunisation coverage and notifiable diseases
  • Accessing the Australian Immunisation Register and chasing adolescent vaccinations in primary health care
  • Q & A

Presenters:

  • Dr Conrad Moreira, Public Health Physician, Travel Doctor
  • Associate Professor Bradley Forssman, Director Public Health, NBMLHD
  • Denise Gibbons, Nurse Unit Manager, Public Health Unit, NBMLHD
  • Lisa Allchin, Immunisation Co-ordinator, Public Health Unit, NBMLHD
  • Andrew Warrilow, General Practice Support, NBMPHN

Dates:

  • WINDSOR - Wednesday 11 September 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • PENRITH - Thursday 12 September 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • LEURA - Wednesday 25 September 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • LITHGOW - Thursday 26 September 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Curing Hepatitis C in Primary Care

Audience: General Practice
4 Category 2 RACGP points
Overview
This evening 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 co-morbidities
  • 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

Presenter: Dr Thao Lam, Gastroenterologist and Specialist in Addiction Medicine, Westmead Hospital

Date: Wednesday 3 July 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Venue: Penrith Regional Gallery, 86 River Road, EMU PLAINS
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The Advance Project:
Initiating Advance Care Planning, Palliative & Supportive Care in General Practice

Audience: General Practice
5 Category 2 RACGP points
Overview
The Advance ProjectTM is a free evidence-based training package and suite of resources specifically designed to support GPs, nurses and practice managers to work as a team to initiate conversations about advance care planning and to assess patients’ and carers’ palliative and supportive care needs.

This workshop is designed to increase your skills and confidence in initiating conversations about advance care planning and palliative care and implementing the Advance ProjectTM suite of resources in your practice.

In order to get the most out of the workshop, we encourage all participants to commence the Advance ProjectTM online learning modules.

The Advance ProjectTM is accredited by the RACGP and endorsed by APNA.

Learning outcomes:

  • Initiate conversations with older and/or chronically ill patients about advance care planning
  • Identify and assess the needs of patients, and their carers, who might be at risk of deteriorating and dying
  • Work as a team to implement the Advance Project resources in your clinical practice

Presenter: Facilitated by local GPs with expertise in Advance Care Planning:

  • Dr Louise McDonnell (Katoomba session)
  • Dr Ravindra Ravi (Windsor session)
  • Dr Harry Pope (Penrith session)
  • Dr Hilton Brown (Lithgow session)

Dates:
PENRITH - Thursday 4 July 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
LITHGOW - Thursday 11 July 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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CPR Training 2019

Audience: General Practice, Allied Health
5 Category 2 RACGP points
Overview
The Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course covers all aspects of resuscitation and basic life support.

It is open to all health care professionals and health administration staff actively employed in our area. There is a cost of $50 per person.

At the end of the course you will be required to demonstrate competency in CPR on an infant and adult mannequin, and the use of a defibrillator simulating a cardiac arrest scenario.

Presenter: This course is presented by ReViva in accordance with the current guidelines of the Australian Resuscitation Council.

Date: Wednesday 17 July 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

Venue: Wentworth Healthcare, Suite 1, Level 1, Werrington Park Corporate Centre, 14 Great Western Highway, KINGSWOOD

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FPS CPD: Interpersonal Therapy and
Trauma Informed Care Training

Audience: General Practice
40 Category 1 RACGP points
Overview
Interpersonal trauma is the most debilitating form of traumatic experience, and when it occurs in childhood, affects the development of personality and relationships. Interpersonal Therapy provides an effective framework which incorporates the principles and trauma informed care.

Many of most difficult interactions with patients can be understood and improved with the practice of trauma-informed care. This workshop aims to give clinicians the knowledge and skills to provide this care in physical health settings. 

As this is a practical workshop, a blend of  case histories, demonstrations and group reflective work will be incorporated to build a portfolio of skills for use in daily clinical care. Broader question of safety both for patients and clinicians will also be explored. Participants will be involved in skills practice and provided with online resources for further study.

This has been approved by the RACGP for Mental Health Skills Training Accreditation for GPs to be a provider of Focussed Psychological Strategies.

Learning outcomes:

  • Accurately identify the physical and emotional sequelae of trauma
  • Apply the 5 principle of trauma-informed care in the clinical setting
  • Use an Interpersonal Therapy framework to address ongoing effects of interpersonal trauma
  • Develop a personal plan to manage the effects of vicarious trauma

Presenter: Dr Monica Moore

Date: Saturday 20 July 2019, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue: Wentworth Healthcare, Suite 1, Level 1, Werrington Park Corporate Centre, 14 Great Western Highway, KINGSWOOD
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Free Cultural Competency Training
for Practice Staff

Audience: General Practice
Overview
The Cultural Competence Program (CCP) is a range of online training courses and online resources designed to train people to better manage cultural diversity.

Courses are available anytime, anyplace and on any device via app or web. The Program takes around 3 – 4 hours to complete, with each module featuring a learning outcome and links to additional material to allow participants to delve deeper into the subjects presented.

Individual learning outcomes include developing an understanding of:
  • What culture, diversity, inclusion and cultural competence mean
  • How cultural diversity contributes to competitive advantage
  • How unconscious bias affects everyone’s decision making and what can be done to ameliorate its affects
  • How different cultures have different ways of thinking, acting and communicating
  • How different culture’s values, attitudes and beliefs can affect communication
  • How people from different cultures adapt to their new culture and the impact this can have on the workplace
Venue: ONLINE
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EXTERNAL EVENTS
External events are offered to health professionals by organisations external to the NBMPHN. Please contact the event organiser directly with questions or to register.
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