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24 JANUARY 2019

Falls and Fractures

Audience: General Practice
Dr Neeta Menon is a Geriatrician at Nepean Hospital, Kingswood NSW. She completed her Advanced Specialist training in Geriatric Medicine through Westmead and Nepean Hospitals and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in Geriatric Medicine in 2016. She has trained in perioperative medicine, stroke medicine and rehabilitation of the elderly. Her principal areas of clinical and research interest are management of falls, osteoporosis, frailty and perioperative medicine. She currently leads the Falls and Fracture clinic at Nepean Hospital.

Learning outcomes:
  • Explain the multidisciplinary approach taken at the Falls and Fracture Clinic at Nepean Hospital
  • Describe how the Wii Balance Board is used for balance assessment and retraining
  • Describe the current evidence for prevention of falls in the elderly
Presenter:  Dr Neeta Menon MBBS, FRACP, Geriatrician/Aged Care Specialist, Nepean Blue Mountains LHD.

Date: 1 February 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue: Wentworth Healthcare, Building BR, Level 1, Suite 1, Werrington Park Corporate Centre, 14 Great Western Highway, KINGSWOOD
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Young People and My Health Record

Audience: General Practice, Allied Health
A national webinar is to be held for healthcare providers where we will explore the subject of young people and My Health Record. It will cover the benefits of My Health Record and how to communicate with young people about its use.

Presenter:  Australian Digital Health Agency

Date: 21 February 2019, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Venue: Online

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Developing Care Plans

Audience: General Practice
5 Category 2 RACGP points
This workshop aims to challenge GPs to expand their thinking on how to engage their patients in developing and implementing care plans. When done well, Care Plans are much more than an administrative exercise. Practical, powerful conversations and plans can ensure patients take greater control of managing chronic conditions and potentially avoid hospital presentations.

Learning outcomes:
  • Create quality, effective Care Plans, GP Management Plans and Team Care Arrangements
  • Initiate lifestyle conversations with patients using the SNAP guidelines
  • Maximise the available MBS item numbers, while reducing fraud risk
  • Utilise case conferencing in chronic disease management
  • Formulate and communicate patient agreed management goals
  • Discuss and develop 'sick day plans' with patients
Presenter:  Kim Poyner, Medicoach Founder

  • LEURA - 6 February 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • PENRITH - 7 February 2019, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Cultural Competency Training

Audience: General Practice, Allied Health
40 Category 1 RACGP points
Attend this training to develop practical skills and knowledge for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The day will be interactive, and allow time for participants to learn, ask questions and explore themes and issues relevant to healthcare. There will also be an opportunity to meet with a local Aboriginal knowledge holder to discuss local issues.

Learning outcomes:
  • Confidently support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the primary care setting
  • Discuss Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander experiences of health and illness
  • Recognise the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural perspectives of health and well-being
  • Discuss the historical impact on contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Identify steps your practice can take to provide culturally safe and acceptable healthcare to patients
  • Eliza Pross (BA, BSW, MPS) - a Yuin/Nuenonne woman and Aboriginal Consultant engaged by Wentworth Healthcare. She has worked extensively with communities and service providers in the design and delivery of Aboriginal community, health, and mental health services in urban, rural and remote settings.
  • Mitchell Beggs-Mowczan - a Wiradjuri man who was born and raised on Darug Land. Mitchell has worked in Aboriginal Health for 8 years and is currently completing a Bachelor of Community Services.

  • LITHGOW - 16 February 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • WINDSOR - 16 March 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • PENRITH - 13 April 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SPRINGWOOD - 11 May 2019, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Antenatal Update -
Obstetric Interventions

Audience: General Practice
4 Category 2 RACGP points
Join Dr Glenn Blanchette, Senior Staff Specialist at Nepean Hospital for the annual Antenatal Update and find out what’s happening in local maternity services.

This session will focus on induction of labour, changes to local approaches to surgical interventions and a brief overview of Non Invasive Prenatal Testing.

Learning outcomes:
  • Consider the new induction of labour indicators and protocols
  • Outline Nepean Hospital’s approach to obstetric surgical interventions
  • Summarise some of the available Non-Invasive Prenatal Tests (NIPT)
  • Inform patients of their antenatal and postnatal care options at Nepean and Blue Mountains Hospitals
  • Access GP Antenatal Shared Care protocols
  • Dr Glenn Blanchette, Head of Obstetrics, Senior Staff Specialist, Nepean and Blue Mountains Hospitals
  • Ms Madeleine Simpson, Nurse and Midwifery Unit Manager, Women and Children's Health, Blue Mountains Hospital
  • LEURA - 19 February 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • PENRITH - 26 February 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Management of Medical Emergencies
in General Practice

Audience: General Practice
40 Category 1 RACGP points

Management of the emergency patient is a subject that all general practitioners are well versed in but, experience is often not available until an emergency occurs. This workshop will equip GPs with a refresher and new skills in managing medical emergencies in general practice.

This training also includes CPR with Team CPR and the use of defibrillators. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the most common medical emergencies affecting patients, using a risk management approach
  • Manage the immediate care of medical emergencies utilizing a practice management
    (crew resource management) system
  • Apply techniques and protocols consistent with current emergency medical guidelines for pre-hospital care
  • Refer the patient to further appropriate care
  • Royce Webb, National Research and Development Manager, Cynergex Group
  • Peter Smith, Dip. Paramedical Science, Clinical Educator, Cynergex Group
  • PENRITH - 23 March 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • PENRITH - 4 May 2019, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Free Cultural Competency Training
for Practice Staff

Audience: General Practice
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
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