Reminder: National Cervical Screening Program changes

Reminder: On 1 December 2017 the National Cervical Screening Program (NCSP) was renewed. The Pap test was replaced by the human papillomavirus (HPV) Cervical Screening Test with the age for screening under the NCSP changed from 18 to 25. Please remember that Pap tests are no longer eligible for Medicare rebates–patients may be charged if this test is requested.

Nursing In General Practice

A useful guide for the General Practice team. Contains information on employing and supporting a nurse in your practice.

Building Nurse Capacity project

Do you want to develop models of care that are relevant to your local health needs? Grant funding and APNA support will be provided to successful applicants of BNC. Applications are now open.

National Employment Standards

The National Employment Standards determines the absolute minimum standards of pay and conditions for any employee in Australia. Read them here.

Nurses Award 2010

Latest version of the Nurses Award on the Fair Work Commission website.

Nursing in general practice: It's a choice

Providing a snap shot of a day in the life' of three nurses across different geographical areas in Queensland this video showcases the diverse role of the general practice nurse.

National practice standards for nurses in general practice

Includes guidelines for supervision of enrolled nurses, professional development plans, job descriptions and more.

TED Talk: Simon Sinek - How great leaders inspire action

Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers.

TED Talk: Drew Dudley - Everday leadership

We have all changed someone's life- usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other's lives.

TED Talk: Derek Siver - How to start a movement

Derek Sivers presents this TED talk, providing insights on leadership and explaining how movements really get started.

OnlineLearning

APNA OnlineLearning offers you the opportunity to keep up to date with knowledge and skills.

Healthy Practices website for GPs

APNA has developed a suite of resources for general practioners to strengthen understanding of the value of the general practice nurse and explain the contribution of nurses to improved health outcomes, and to general practice sustainability.

Basic Life Support

This course has been developed to provide learners with an understanding of basic life support, according to the Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.

Using digital health to advance continuity of care

A presentation by Heather McDonald at the 2016 APNA National Conference - Nurses | The heart of primary health care

Uncovering your career potential education and career frameworks in primary health care

This presentation will be an opportunity to find out more about APNA's Commonwealth funded Nursing in Primary Health Care programme which aims to support the recruitment and retention of Primary Health Care Nurses.

What's new in asthma management

This webinar will look at new medications, devices and management strategies including how best to use the current MBS item numbers available for asthma and respiratory management in general practice.

The person-centred approach to healthy weight management

Dr Rick Kausman is recognised as the Australian pioneer of the person centred approach to food, eating, behaviour, weight and health.

Self-management of chronic respiratory disease: Individualised management approaches

This presentation will focus on effective models that can be delivered by nurses to improve outcomes for people with chronic lung disease.

Putting diabetes distress on the clinical agenda

This webinar follows an event that brought together specialist nurses to explore opportunities to take the lead in providing collaborative, integrated chronic disease and mental health management.

Psychological impact of chronic disease normal adjustment or pathological

The ONTRACK model will provide guidance to health professionals to support patients' emotional recovery after an acute health event.

Partnership and clinical supervision nurses: Improving patient outcomes and your practice

Identify some of the challenges and opportunities in working in partnership for nurses working with people experiencing chronic disease.

Mentoring and leadership for nurses working in general practice

Networking meetings have helped reduce feelings of isolation and have empowered nurses to enhance their roles and identify the potential for change and improvement in their clinical setting.

Mentoring series

A package of video presentations on mentoring. Consists of: 6 x presentations.

Mentoring: Where to start

This webinar will list phases in a mentoring relationship, understand the need to discuss expectations, identify ways to maintain the momentum of mentoring.

Mentoring: The art of feedback

This webinar will list three types of feedback, describe barriers to giving and receiving feedback, outline how to respond constructively to feedback.

Mentoring: How to mentor

This webinar will describe different ways to mentor, summarise the dynamics of a mentoring relationship, outline mentoring roles, list the 4 questions that make a mentoring conversation work.

Mentoring: Essential skills

In this webinar we will discuss the number one obstacle to an effective mentoring conversation, identify the three essential skills for mentoring, describe actions that improve communication.

Helping people to thrive in the face of co-occurring illness

This presentation explores what resilience is, the factors that support resilience in the context of health, and strategies nurses can use to strengthen individual and family resilience in co-occurring illness.

Consumer perspectives: Disease associated with chronic conditions

This presentation will provide a consumer perspective on the challenges associated with the management of the burden of disease associated with chronic conditions in our current system.

Chronic disease, mental health, socioeconomic disadvantage, where do we begin

Disparity + disadvantage = poor outcomes. THINK! If we do as we have always done then we will get what we have always gotten. Time for change.

Beyond completion of cancer treatment integrated cancer survivorship care

This presentation will provide an overview of the care needs of people who have completed treatment for their cancer. The role of nurses in this important phase of their journey will be highlighted.

All about you: Renewal compassion satisfaction & career longevity

Compassion fatigue requires careful consideration along with solid, practical and immediate implementation of new skills, mindsets and approaches to healthcare delivery.

APNA Family Planning Decision Support Tool webinar

This webinar introduces ideas on how to use a new innovative Family Planning decision support tool for nurses working in primary health care in Australia.

Work health and safety fundamentals

This course has been endorsed by the Safety Institute of Australia and has been designed to provide you with an understanding of some of the issues relating to health and safety that workers may face in the workplace.

Manual tasks in aged care

This course has been developed to provide you with an understanding of why and how musculoskeletal injuries occur, as well as some practical tips on how to perform hazardous manual tasks safely.

Equal employment opportunity for employees

This course, independently reviewed by Sparke Helmore Lawyers, has been designed to provide you with an understanding of equal employment opportunity (EEO) and discrimination.

Bullying and harassment for employees

This course provides employees with an understanding about bullying and harassment in the workplace, types of behaviour that should be avoided, and what they can do if bullying or harassment is occurring in their workplace.

Work health and safety harmonisation

This course has been developed to provide managers and supervisors with an introduction to some of the key requirements of the model work health and safety legislation.

Manual tasks for workers

This course has been developed to provide workers with an understanding of the risks associated with manual tasks and an awareness of how to perform those tasks safely.

Scope of practice

This course provides an understanding of scope of practice of the nursing profession and individual nurses working in the general practice setting. Designed for registered nurses, practice managers and general practitioners.

Mental health: Identification, communication and management

This course aims to develop the mental health literacy of nurses so they can undertake basic risk assessment with clients who have mental health problems, communicate with patients who may be mentally ill and make referrals.

Mental health 2

This course focuses on the role of the various members of the mental health team, mental disorders, mental health problems and issues of early intervention, assisting clients to achieve and maintain good mental health.

Infection prevention and control

This course has been developed to provide a practical understanding about how to control and manage infection to workers who provide health care and supporting services.

Hand hygiene

This course has been developed by Hand Hygiene Australia as part of the National Hand Hygiene Initiative and is a modified Hand Hygiene OnlineLearning package.

Optimising health as people age

This course will strengthen your understanding of how to support healthy ageing and encourage you to further expand the activities you undertake to optimise health as people age.

Peripheral Intravenous Cannulation

This course is designed to provide an understanding of how to insert a peripheral intravenous cannula into an adult patient and to prevent and control healthcare associated infections associated with this procedure.

Identifying, reporting and responding to the abuse of older people in care

This course has been developed to provide learners with an understanding of how to identify, report and respond to the abuse of older people who are in a care relationship.

Health Literacy: Improving communication and participation in health and health care delivery

This course will provide you with opportunities to strengthen your understanding of health literacy and how you can support understanding and participation in health.

Manual handling hazard guide

This course has been designed to provide you with an understanding of the controls that should be applied to manual handling in the workplace. This course has been reviewed by National Safety Council of Australia

Solar damage, prevention and screening

This course is the first in a five-part series designed to provide nurses with the necessary knowledge and skills for managing patients who are susceptible to solar damage and skin cancer.

National bowel cancer screening program

This course provides an understanding of the risk factors and symptoms of bowel cancer, different screening tests for bowel cancer, features of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program and duty of care.

Pertussis

This course looks at immunisation rates, symptoms, preventing pertussis using various strategies, incentives and delivering immunisation services.

Nursing and Midwifery Telehealth

This course has been produced by the Nursing and Midwifery Telehealth Consortia to educate nurses and midwives on the use of Telehealth consultations. It covers all aspects of setting up and running a Telehealth consultation.

Nurse clinics in Australian general practice: Planning, implementation and evaluation

This course has been developed to provide nurses with an understanding of the nurse clinic model of care and provide a framework to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation stages of setting up a nurse clinic.

Midwifery telehealth

This course has been produced by the Nursing and Midwifery Telehealth Consortia to educate midwives on the use of Telehealth consultations. The course covers all aspects of setting up and running a Telehealth consultation.

Managing fertility in general practice

This course aims to provide practice nurses with an understanding of fertility health and family planning and the reproductive health implications for men and women within a general practice setting.

Influenza prevention

This online learning course has been designed to provide GPs and nurses with concise, practice-based information to support the administration of influenza vaccines to individuals >6 months of age.

Immunisation in the general practice setting

This course is based on the clinical recommendations and information contained within the Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. It does not enable a primary health care nurse to become an accredited immuniser.

General practice financing

This online learning program has been designed to provide you with an understanding of general practice financing mechanisms.

Building dementia practice in primary care: Step 4 building sustainable dementia practice

The Building Dementia Practice series is designed to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in dementia practice and provide you with tools and resources to support a timely diagnosis of dementia in primary care.

Building dementia practice in primary care: Step 3 building an approach to dementia support

The Building Dementia Practice series is designed to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in dementia practice and provide you with tools and resources to support a timely diagnosis of dementia in primary care.

Building dementia practice in primary care: Step 2 building a process towards dementia diagnosis

The Building Dementia Practice series is designed to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in dementia practice and provide you with tools and resources to support a timely diagnosis of dementia in primary care.

Building dementia practice in primary care: Step 1 building dementia knowledge in primary care

The Building Dementia Practice series is designed to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in dementia practice and provide you with tools and resources to support a timely diagnosis of dementia in primary care.

Basic Pharmacology

This course provides an understanding of the basic principles, definitions used in pharmacology, and mechanism of action and potential adverse effects of different drugs used in the management of cardiovascular disease.

Asthma fundamentals for primary health care nurses

This course has been designed to provide you with the skills to effectively identify potential asthma in your patients, and will outline the key steps necessary in diagnosis and ongoing management.

Aseptic non touch technique: Foundation

This course by the Association for Safe Aseptic Technique provides official accreditation for ANTT theory applied to clinical practice.

An introduction to telephone triage

This module has been developed to provide an understanding of telephone triage.

Palliative care

This course provides primary health care nurses with information in understanding and implementing a palliative approach and identifying where a palliative approach fits within the Advance Nursing Competencies.

Obesity management

This course has been developed to provide the learner with an understanding of the risks presented by obesity, how it is managed as well as good practice when communicating about and treating obesity.

Diabetes Unit 1 & 2 Online Learning package

Unit 1 provides a basic understanding of the disease and its impact on the individual and the broader community. Unit 2 contains information required to adapt a care plan and management of an individual's requirements.

Diabetes management in the primary care setting unit 2: Supporting people living with diabetes

This course has been designed to draw on the knowledge identified in Unit 1 - Introduction to Diabetes. It contains more detailed information required to adapt a care plan and management of individual person's requirements.

Diabetes management in the primary care setting unit 1: Introduction to diabetes

This course has been designed for those who wish to update or increase their knowledge on diabetes. It will provide nurses with a basic understanding of the disease and its impact on the individual and the broader community.

Cardiovascular disease risk: Assessment and management

The course has been designed to help you better understand the lifestyle and medication management issues for people at risk of heart attack and stroke and provide them with appropriate support in the primary care setting.

MBS and Telehealth

Information about the Medicare benefits available for video consultations between specialists and patients who are located in telehealth eligible areas, eligible aged care facilities and Aboriginal Medical Services throughout Australia.

eHealth: What's in it for my patients?

Watch this quick video showing healthcare professionals how the My Health Record system can help patients' better understand and be involved in their own healthcare.

Registration standards FAQ

The NMBA's Registration standard: CPD requires nurses and midwives to complete a minimum number of hours of education. These FAQ's address common queries.

Registration standards

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia has developed registration standards define the requirements that nurses need to meet to be registered.

WHO definition of infectious diseases

Contains general and technical information, publications and statistics on infectious diseases globally from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Medicines and poisons, QLD

Provides legislation, standards and poisons management for Queensland.

Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch, Department of Health

The Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch of the Western Australian Department of Health provides advice, develops policy and administers regulatory controlsffor medicines, therapeutic goods and poisons.

Drugs and Poisons Regulation Group, Department of Health

Victorian Drugs and Poisons legislation is applicable to the substances that are listed in the Australian Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons.

Family Planning Decision Support Tool Webinar

Learn skills which support fertility self-management, by delivering a person-centred approach to care and decision making in relation to family planning, including through improving health literacy of consumers in this area.

Don't be left behind with eHealth

Since the eHealth record system commenced operating in July 2012, new functionality has been added making it easier for you and your patients to use.

Creating opportunities for enhanced nurse care

See how Australian practices are showcasing the diversity of nursing roles in general practice and how nurses successfully navigate this dynamic and challenging setting.

Telehealth scenario 5

Mr Rocco is 37 years old and has Type 2 diabetes. He lives in Dareton NSW. With the support of his local Nurse Practitioner, Mr Rocco uses Telehealth for regular follow-up appointments with his endocrinologist in Adelaide.

Telehealth scenario 4

Mr John Sims is a 40 year old man who has recently had a cholecystectomy at a hospital seven hours drive from his home. He receives follow-up care via a Telehealth consultation.

Telehealth scenario 3

Jodie is two years old and has moderate to severe eczema, which is well controlled with oral medications and creams. Jodie and her parents have a Telehealth consultation with a specialist every three months.

Telehealth scenario 2

Mary Jane is being nursed at home in her final weeks of life.�A care plan was developed to include a weekly Telehealth consultation at Mary Jane's home with the staff involved in her care.

Telehealth scenario 1

Emily Black is a 37 year old woman expecting her third child. She has been referred by her midwife to a Genetic Counselling Service. Following an amniocentesis, Emily receives the results via Telehealth consultation.

Registration process

Outlines the registration process for health practitioners.

Register of practitioners

Search for a range of practitioners including nurses and midwives.

Professional Standards for Nurses

Nurses and midwives must be registered with the NMBA, and meet the NMBA's professional standards in order to practise in Australia. Includes the Code of Ethics for Nurses, and the Code of Professional Conduct.

Guidelines for registration standards

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) provides guidance to nurses and midwives by publishing a range of professional codes and guidelines.

Government immunisation information, NSW

NSW Government Immunisation information for Health Professionals
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