Event description

Program outline

The Pharmacy Guild of Australia’s ‘Delivering Immunisation in a Community Pharmacy Setting’ program will provide pharmacist participants with the knowledge, and skills to safely and competently provide vaccination within the community pharmacies as part of the Victorian Pharmacist-Administered Vaccination Program. This program has been recognised by the Victorian Chief Health Officer as an ‘Immuniser program of study’.

The program provides a background to immunisation in Australia, familiarises pharmacists with the resources that are available to support immunisation services, outlines the regulatory requirements which cover the provision of immunisation services within pharmacy, and provides practical skill-based training in safe injection technique.

Pharmacists successfully completing this program will obtain a certificate issued by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. The course has been accredited for CPD by Australian College of Pharmacy.

Program fees

Guild Member pharmacy – $500.00  (includes employees of member pharmacies – confirmed during enrolment)

Non-member pharmacy – $640.00

Fees are GST-free and inclusive of all workshop materials and catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).

Delivery format

This program is a blended learning program consisting of two components.

  1. Online Pre-Learning Modules: approx 15.5 hours (including assessments). Modules must be successfully completed prior to attending the workshop.
  2. Face to face Workshop: 8 hours. The workshop will include theory and practical demonstrations and activities. Assessment will require participants to administer saline injections and be assessed on injection techniques.

Pre-requisites

To successfully complete the course, registered pharmacists must provide evidence of completion and currency of the following pre-requisites

– Current general registration with AHPRA (confirmed during enrolment).

– ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training for pharmacists. Successful completion of this free online training course. Available at: http://etrainingpharm.ascia.org.au/

– Provide First Aid (HLTAID003), current certificate. This should be renewed every three years.

– Provide CPR (HLTAID001A), current certificate. This should be renewed yearly.

– Online Pre-Learning Modules, successful completion of all modules and assessments. The pre-learning modules will be made available on your myCPD account within 5 working days from receipt of your registration. You will receive notification via email once available.

Please forward evidence of the above requirements and documents/certificates of completion to immunisation@vic.guild.org.au

Completion

Participants will be issued a Statement of Completion on successful completion of the program requirements. Pre-requisites must be met and satisfactory completion of the online pre-work prior to attending the one day workshop.

Participants will be required during the final assessment, to administer saline injections on another person to demonstrate they can safely and competently administer a vaccine. This will be supervised and assessed by a Nurse Immuniser or Pharmacist who meets the supervision requirements. Participants will be provided with a consent form to accept saline injections as part of the final assessment activities.

 

This activity has been accredited for 23.5 hours of Group 2 CPD credits. This comprises a total of 47 CPD credits suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.

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