Professional Development Events - Practice Nurses

The information on this page is from the Wheatbelt GP Network and external organisations.  This information is designed to assist Practice Nurses with professional development opportunities.


Western Australian Trauma Education Committee present

12 November 2011


The WesternAustralian Trauma Education Committee is presenting a Western Trauma Course:

Venue :     Merredin Hospital
Date:        12 November 2011
Time:        7.45am to 5.30pm

cost:        $400 (Medical)
              $300 (Nursing)
              Includes a course manual, lunch and refreshments

This course includes sessions on:

Abdominal Trauma
Head Trauma
Thoracic Trauma
Paediatric Trauma
Stabilisation and Transfer

Interactive skill stations and lectures are presented.

Applications Close : 14 October 2011

RACGP Cultural Awareness training for the PIP IHI        

The newly released RACGP training in cultural awareness that is endorsed for the PIP Indigenous Health Incentive has been made available.  Those that have not yet undertaken their training as a requirement for the PIP are encouraged to utilise this free resource before the 12 months are up.  To participate in the PIP Indigenous Health Incentive, at least two staff members from a practice (one of whom must be a GP) must be able to demonstrate that they will complete, or have completed "appropriate cultural awareness training" within 12 months of signing on to the Incentive.

For practice managers/nurses :

For RACGP GP non-members and practice staff, the online cultural awareness activity on ClinEd can be located on the front page of ClinEd under "new learning activities" further down the page.

For logging in enquiries, please email or freecall 1800 284 789.  Please note this is only available for free to PIP eligible GP's and practice staff.

For further information contact the Network on 9621 1530 or email

The Benchmarque Group eNewsletter Edition 21
March 2011

The Benchmarque Group eNewsletter Edition 21 March 2011.

Three new courses available for Nurses being delivered over the next few weeks. Scholarships   for Practice Nurses. Continuing Professional Development Standards. Upcoming course schedules.

Click this Link to view the Newsletter

Medication Administration Competencies for Enrolled Nurses

Offered by C Y O'Connor College of TAFE.

These competencies will enable Enrolled Nurses to demonstrate medication administration and management, by completing the approved study units of study that have been identified by the Nurses and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA).

Download the Course Flyer for more information.

Graduate Certificate in Nursing (General Practice)

The University of the Sunshine Coast offers this accredited course in collaboration with the Australian General Practice Network.  Enrolment commences June 2010.

This Graduate Certificate is offered as a distance learning course in three consecutive modules offered through AGPN with University adjunct tutors across the country.

The final module is approved by the university directly.  Should you have any questions contact Connie Ryan, Principal Network Adviser, Australian General Practice Network:  (02) 6228 0820  (02) 6228 0820 or  


E-Learning for Advanced Health Directives and Enduring Power of Guardianship

As you are most likely aware, in Feburary 2010 the Acts Amendment (Consent to Medical Treatment) Act 2008 came into effect in Western Australia enabling people to plan for medical, lifestyle and other healthcare decision making if in the future they are unable to make those decisions for themselves.  The Act introduced changes to sections within the Guardianship and Administration Act 1990, the Criminal Code and the Civil Liability Act 2002.

The Act introduced Advance Health Driectives (AHDs) and Enduring Power of Guardianship (EPGs).  An AHD is a legal document in which an adult with full legal capacity can express their wishes about future medical treatment.  An EPG is an instrument by which an adult can appoint an enduring guardian to make important personal decisions on their behalf in the event that they lose capacity to do so.

A self directed e-learning resource providing easily accessible information on the Act and its two legal instruments is now available online.  Click here to access the e-learning package.

WA Practice Nurse Association    

The WA Practice Nurse Association hold Education Evenings every third Monday of the month. 

For more information, please visit the WA Practice Nurse Association web-site (link to the left).

If you wish to attend any of the events, to allow for cating and seating, please confirm on  0449 256 648  0449 256 648 or  

Updated 7 November 2011
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