february, 2018

23feb(feb 23)8:30 am24(feb 24)5:00 pmAustralian Primary Health Care Nurses Association Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshop8:30 am - 5:00 pm (24) AEST Cliftons Brisbane


Event Details

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is thrilled to deliver what is touted to be highly regarded Foundations of General Practice Nursing Workshops across the nation.

General practice nursing is a different and unfamiliar environment to other areas of nursing practice. Developed and facilitated by local nurse leaders, this highly engaging workshop will provide an overview of the knowledge and key skills required by nurses new and transitioning into general practice, and those looking for an update.

This two-day workshop will earn 12 CPD hours, and cover:

  • the Australian healthcare system and primary health care
  • professional practice and professional development
  • clinical assessment and chronic disease management
  • wound management
  • immunisation
  • quality and safety
  • infection prevention and control
  • information management and digital health.

On completing the workshop, participants will understand the roles and responsibilities associated with:

  • Australian healthcare system and primary health care
  • Australian healthcare system and the role of primary health care
  • general practice environment including financing
  • health status of Indigenous Australians
  • role of the practice nurse in the general practice environment
  • defining health promotion and the determinants of health
  • preventive activities in general practice.
  • professional practice and professional development
  • national competency standards and regulatory requirements for nurses
  • regulatory requirements for nurses
  • scope of practice using tools such as the National Decision Making Framework
  • liability, professional indemnity, insurance and mandatory reporting
  • legislative requirements of national registration standards
  • clinical assessment and chronic disease management
  • health checks in general practice
  • importance of developing your practice based clinical assessment policy
  • risk management strategies in clinical assessment
  • need for appropriate documentation
  • impact of chronic disease on the individual and on the community
  • care planning for chronic conditions
  • practice nurse role in managing chronic conditions
  • wound management
  • acute versus chronic wounds
  • principles of wound management
  • dressing products
  • immunisation
  • immunisations in the general practice setting
  • National immunisation program
  • valid consent
  • recommended immunisation techniques and procedures, including post vaccination management and common reactions, management of emergencies such as anaphylaxis
  • Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
  • management of vaccine: Cold chain
  • quality and safety
  • purpose and process of accreditation and role of the practice nurse
  • accreditation standards for general practice – including criterion and guidelines
  • benefits of an effective triage system
  • various roles in triage within their organisation
  • opportunities for practice nurse participation in various stages of triage policy
  • infection prevention and control
  • infection prevention and infection control for accreditation
  • nurse’s role in the adoption of quality management processes and  development of infection prevention practice policy
  • information management and digital health
  • what is meant by information management and Digital Health and the interrelationship with the practice nurse
  • benefits of systems management
  • benefits of data extraction.

Click here to register. Cost: Up to $450 per person.

For more information phone 1300 303 184 or email admin@apna.asn.au


23 (Friday) 8:30 am - 24 (Saturday) 5:00 pm AEST


Cliftons Brisbane


Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA)

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