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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

An introduction to telephone triage

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

Aseptic non touch technique: Foundation

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

General practice financing

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

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.

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.

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.

Pertussis

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nursing In General Practice

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

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.

The Australian Primary Health Care Association acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.


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