WA Practice Nurses Association, Inc.
(ABN: 77 328 742 618)


WAPNA Seminars are held at the State Tennis Centre

Saturday 29th July 2017

To download the latest updated flyer and registration form please click here

Saturday 28th October 2017
Watch this space!





Remember, attendance at our Seminars earns you up to four Continuing Professional Development (CNE or CPD) points, necessary to maintain your registration. If you attend all three seminars during the year, you will have earned approx 15CPD points (depending on time modifications),towards your annual requirement of 20!!







Members of the Western Australian Practice Nurses Association (WAPNA) meet at 7 p.m. when next advised. .


Venue: Western Australia Primary Health Alliance [WAPHA],1 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale WA


Topics of Educational Meetings

Date Details
Update: **From April 2016 the venue will be - Western Australia Primary Health Alliance [WAPHA], 1 Tanunda Drive, Rivervale WA 6103**.
Please note:- There will be not be any education meetings on Monday evenings after June 2016 until further notice. When other education opportunity options come up they will continue to be forwarded to members as much as possible.

If you wish to attend, please CONFIRM by contacting Reggie Lau; Email wapnaeducation@gmail.com or Ph. 0449 256 648 - a msg can be left on the phone. This will facilitate catering, arrangement of seating, and preparation of certificates for CPD points.



Date: Saturday, 2 September, 2017
13th Annual Women's Health Day for GPs and Practice Nurses
Time: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Venue: The Bendat Parent & Community Centre - 36 Dodd Street, Wembley

This year's Women's Health Day for GPs and Practice Nurses is a morning event,
and will cover a range of women's health topics.

More information, including the event flyer and registration details coming soon!

Advance Care Planning Programme - Important Update

June 13, 2017 - Please note that there has been an important update to the Advance Care Planning Programme. For further information, click here.

A Primary Care Nurse Specific Event

Advance Care Planning (ACP) Workshops

  • Advance care planning uptake is poor across all health settings.
    • This results in futile medical interventions and overuse of healthcare at end of life.
    • Also resulting in distress and conflict within families.
  • Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and other primary care health professionals are a fantastic starting point for ACP discussions with the patient.
  • This course is a unique opportunity to build your confidence. Confidence to initiate the conversations with patients who have a life-limiting illness, chronic diseases, increased frailness or over 70 years of age.
  • It is a local, interactive two part education opportunity with face to face, real time information.
    • Identify and review your own beliefs, views and goals.
    • Use your current skill set in new ways.
    • DEMYSTIFY the ACP process and paperwork.
    • Interactive case studies and scenarios.
    • Learn how to initiate and have conversations about difficult topics
    • Learn how to initiate and have conversations about difficult topics
  • Two sessions, only $15 a session.

Help make a difference for ordinary West Australians in your community and workplace for only 4 hours of your time! Please enrol now! Offered North and South of the River, first course Monday 19th June in Success!

Stephanie Dowden
Nurse Practitioner
President of PCWA

This interactive, two-part education opportunity comprises:
Session One- A Focus on Skill Building
Session Two- Extending Learning and Embedding into Practice

Dates and Venues
Session 1

Mon 19 June
Hive Meeting Room
Cockburn Youth Centre
25 Wentworth Pde
Mon 26 June
Multi-Cultural Function Room 1
Herb Graham Recreation Centre
38 Ashbury Crs

Session 2
Mon 31 July
Seminar Room
Cancer Council WA
15 Bedbrook Place

Registration 6.15pm
6.30- 8.30pm
Cost for 2 sessions
$30 (inc GST)

Online Registration

Session 1 Success
Session 1 Mirrabooka
Session 2 Shenton Park

Professional Development Opportunity- ACRA 2017 ASM

Australian Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation
7-9th August 2017 at the Rendevous Hotel, Scarborough WA

Early Bird Registration Closes 16 June
Get in early to secure your Early Bird Registration for the ACRA 2017 ASM.
If you need further information, please visit the ACRA website here
Early Bird Registration Closes 16 June


Please Welcome Professor Anna Stromberg as Guest Speaker

Epilepsy Action Australia

Established in 1952, Epilepsy Action Australia undertakes research and advocacy, and delivers innovative, high quality services across Australia to optimise life outcomes for people with epilepsy. The organisation's aims are to increase epilepsy awareness and understanding in the community, and facilitate self-management of epilepsy for people with the condition.

People living with epilepsy or health care professionals caring for people with epilepsy, can access services and a wealth of resources from anywhere within Western Australia.

Epilepsy Action Australia also provides innovative professional epilepsy education programs across Western Australia to service providers and community organisations.

Phone: 1300 37 45 37
Email: epilepsy@epilepsy.org.au
Web: www.epilepsy.org.au

Cancer Council - PaSCE News

The Cancer Council Western Australia has advised that a PaSCE program booklet for Jul-Dec 2017 is now available. Click here if you would like to view a copy.

Registration forms can be found on the Cancer Council website at: https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/resources/2016-06-20-Registration-Form-editable.pdf

To complete the registration process, the form can be emailed to: pasce@cancerwa.asn.au or faxed to 9212 4334. Phone contact if you have any queries is (08) 9382 9300

Cancer Council's Healthy Living after Cancer program offers support across WA

Healthy Living after Cancer is a free support program offered by Cancer Council WA for adults who have completed cancer treatment.
This program is delivered entirely by telephone and so it is available to people wherever they live in WA. In this program, Cancer Council 13 11 20 Nurses support people to make lifestyle changes around being more active and eating healthily.
Participants in this program receive up to 12 coaching phone calls over 6 months with a Cancer Council 13 11 20 Nurse. CCWA Nurses work with participants, offering support, tips and motivation to help people reach their activity and healthy eating goals.
For more information or to access the program, please visit here for the Cancer WA website, enter 'Healthy Living' in the search box, or call 13 11 20 and select 'speak to a nurse'.

Cancer Council's Life Now Program

This program offers free evidence-based group programs for cancer patients and their carers.
Classes on offer include exercise, meditation, yoga and mindfulness. Taking part in classes can help participants cope with cancer-related stress and can improve quality of life.
For more information about these classes, please visit www.cancerwa.asn.au as above and enter 'Life Now' in the search box, or call 13 11 20 and select 'speak to a nurse'.


Diabetes WA

Is someone you know at risk of developing type 2 diabetes?

WALKING AWAY FROM DIABETES is a new FREE prevention program that will help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Walking Away is a three hour, interactive program for those who have been diagnosed with pre diabetes or are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The program will identify small changes that can be made now to help reduce the risk in the future.
For further information of this new program please phone 08 9325 7699



Diabetes WA have advised that all of their patient fact sheets have been updated and would like to make WAPNA members aware that these free resources are available to use in their clinics.

Please visit the Diabetes WA website for details of all of their training courses and events for health professionals.

Please click here to find a wide range of downloadable fact sheets on diabetes for your patients. These national fact sheets are reviewed and updated annually.

To subscribe to e-newsletters from Diabetes WA, please click here.

If you have any queries, please email training@diabeteswa.com.au or phone 08 9325 7699


Asthma Foundation

Please check the Asthma Foundations new website for all current training and education programs on offer:

The new contact details for the Asthma Foundation WA training department are:

36 Ord Street, West Perth, WA 6005
PO Box 864, West Perth, WA 6872
Telephone: +61 8 9289 3600


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