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

DATES OF FORTHCOMING SEMINARS for 2017


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!

     

 

 

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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!!

 

 

 

 


EDUCATIONAL MEETINGS



 

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.

 

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.


Blue Light and UV Protection


Why is this important today?

Therapeutically endorsed optometrist Lily Wall will be offering an interactive
talk and Q&A on Wednesday 21st June 6pm at Suite 19b/6 Davallia Road, Duncraig.

This topic is extremely relevant to current lifestyle both indoors and outdoors,
exemplified by the excessive use of technology and what this means for vulnerable
age groups now and in the future. How can we protect ourselves and inform correctly
on the hazards of screen based use.


Numbers are limited. Please RSVP eyecarecentrescarine@iinet.net.au
by Monday June 19th if you can attend. Tea, coffee and light refreshments provided.
A confirmation email will be sent with further details.


ACCYPN

Australian College of Children & Young People's Nurses


MIDYEAR DINNER
Living with Atopia
Early Life Nutrition and Allergy Prevention
Dr Debbie Palmer, Childhood Allergy and Immunology Research, UWA
Eczema Matters
Stephanie Dowden, Paediatric Nurse Practitioner
Jemma Weidinger, Paediatric Nurse Practitioner

When:Tuesday 20th June 2017 at 5.15pm
Where:Kailis Bros - 101 Oxford Street, Leederville
Cost: Members $45 U/G Nursing Students $50 Non-Members $55.00

Please register through the ACCYPN website www.accypn.org.au or click here

Registrations close Monday 12th June



Benchmaque


We have TWO upcoming workshops scheduled in Rivervale, WA - our fully funded
Otitis Media and Aural Health Care Program and our Chronic Disease Support Program!

Otitis Media and Aural Health Care Program
Date: Thursday, 15th of June 2017
Time: 8:45am start - 4:30pm approx. finish
Venue: Training Room
WAPHA
2-5, 7 Tanunda Drive
RIVERVALE, WA 6103

Otitis media is inflammation of the middle ear, or a middle ear infection. This program is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for professionals, particularly those working in Indigenous health, to safely assess the aural health of individuals and implement best practice management guidelines. Clickhere to enrol

Chronic Disease Support Program
Date: Thursday, 22nd of June 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Venue: Meeting Room
WAPHA
2-5, 7 Tanunda Drive
RIVERVALE, WA 6103

This program is designed predominantly as an introduction for people new to the field of chronic disease self-management. On successful completion of the program, students should have developed the knowledge and skills required to support an individual with a chronic disease. This is done through assessing risk factors, readiness for change and health behaviours, while working with both the client and their health professionals to develop a chronic disease self-management plan.
Click here to enrol.

For more information or to register, visit www.benchmarquegroup.com.au.



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!


Presenter
Stephanie Dowden
Nurse Practitioner
President of PCWA

Overview
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
SUCCESS
OR
Mon 26 June
Multi-Cultural Function Room 1
Herb Graham Recreation Centre
38 Ashbury Crs
MIRRABOOKA

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

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

Online Registration

Session 1 Success
https://session-1-success.eventbrite.com.au
Session 1 Mirrabooka
https://session-1-mirrabooka.eventbrite.com.au
Session 2 Shenton Park
https://session-2-shenton-park.eventbrite.com.au


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


REGISTER NOW

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 Jan - June 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:
http://www.asthmawa.org.au/Training/.

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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