External Events Allocated AAPM CPD Points

AAPM Professional Development Program

Part of AAPM's Professional Development Program is the allocation of CPD points, which assists members in reaching and maintaining their professionally recognised status as AAPM Certified Practice Managers and Fellows. AAPM has extended this service to educational programs external to AAPM to allow AAPM members to account for their participation in such courses.

IMPORTANT:

  • For educational programs delivered by external providers, CPD points are NOT automatically added to your membership profile. You will need to use the self service area of the website and add them manually. More information & instructions.
  • You will also need to upload documentation as proof of attendance or evidence of completion. The education provider responsible for the program will provide this for you.
  • CPD points for programs/events delivered by AAPM (i.e. not external providers) will automatically be added to your membership profile on satisfactory completion, provided you are logged in to the website when you register for the event.

 


 

Regional Private Practice Seminar Series Two: Performance management - consistent and equitable management practices

Touring Queensland from 29 October - 05 December 2019 (online)

 

Practice Managers will leave with the understanding of:

  • What should be reviewed and how often;
  • How to structure performance management processes;
  • Critical performance management
  • When to start a critical performance management process;
  • How to have difficult conversations;
  • The case law considerations; 
  • Terminating employment.

Michelle Cowan, Senior Industrial Officer AMA Queensland will also be workshopping some examples to build participant confidence.

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ProMBS workshops: Maxmise Benefits course

6.5 hours - Saturday 16 November
Melbourne

Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) is a key driver of the way health services are delivered into the community. This make up a large portion of Australian General Practitioners’ income, hence the importance to ensure that MBS billings are accurate and reflect the services that have been provided by the General Practitioner. The Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce was established in June 2015 by the Minister for Health, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, following feedback from clinicians and the broader community that certain items on the MBS did not reflect clinical best practice and that the Schedule included anomalies that in some cases were creating distortions in services provided.One of the four major issues that were identified as important to consider as part of the Review was the general concerns about the complexity and lack of transparency associated with MBS arrangements. As practice managers play a critical role in ensuring that the practices' MBS billing is appropriate and accurate, they will benefit greatly from this workshop.

Learning objectives

  • Apply defensible and appropriate billing strategies for the purposes of Medicare
  • Develop sustainable Medicare billing practices to enable maximum time spent with patient to support safe and high quality patient care
  • Identify appropriate resources and forums to improve application of Medicare Benefits Schedule
  • Apply clinical and administration framework for specific MBS item numbers, including aged care and chronic disease management

To register visit https://prombs.com.au/scheduled-events/

Download ProMBS – Maximise Benefits - Program Outline

 


GPEx Practice Manager Workshop

4.5 hours - Friday 8 November
Adelaide

GPEx workshops focus on developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes of Practice Managers, to ensure they can continue to maintain and deliver high quality in practice management.

Learning objectives

  • Determine areas for focus to build a strong and effective working environment
  • Self evaluation and focus areas for own wellbeing and resilience
  • Ability to detect changes in wellbeing in staff, registrars and having strategies on effective management of this

To register call (08) 8490 0400

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RANZCO Practice Managers' Conference

Saturday 09 November - Monday 11 November 2019
Sydney, 8:30am - 5:45pm each day

The conference brings a plurality of interests and perspectives to a single location and we hope you take advantage of this opportunity and contribute, through discussions and interactions, to the development of new ideas and new directions.

Presenters: David Wenban, Colleen Sullivan, Marion McKay, Angela Mason-Lynch and many more.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn to be a more effective communicator
  • Become familiar with emerging HR and legal Issues
  • Learn how to manage unsatisfactory performance

For registrations, click here

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Professional Development Workshop

Sunday 24 November  9:45am - 3:30pm
Roxby Downs, SA

This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for Practice Teams to come together to workshop with a high quality facilitator to further grow and enhance their skills in communication and team building using a model of collaboration.

Presenters: Dr Brian Mckenny, Dr Simon Hay and Dan Aubin.

Learning objectives:

  • Outline the acute management of the agitated patient, particularly in the context of substance abuse
  • Discuss suicide prevention strategies for rural and remote communities
  • Describe risk assessment and safety-netting for patients who present in psychosocial crisis, particularly those with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Discuss contemporary management of depression and anxiety in primary care, including brief psychological strategies
  • Outline an approach to the management of mental state deterioration in a remote location
  • Gain new tools and ideas for contributing to a work culture of skilled communication
  • Understand the opportunities and challenges for effective group communication
  • Navigate key work-place issues and tricky conversations

Register here


2019 Annual Yorke and North Region Xmas General Practice Network Meeting

Wednesday 27 November  9:30am - 4:00pm
Clare, SA

This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for Practice Teams to come together to workshop with a high quality facilitator to further grow and enhance their skills in communication and team building using a model of collaboration. This training will also encourage practice managers to create a plan to recognise when they are feeling stressed, take time to understand the reasons for feeling stressed and to develop strategies to utilise the feelings of stress for growth and self-development. In addition, they will practice reframing their thinking regarding stress, practice mindfulness and gratitude to utilise within their work practice, resulting in mindful practices.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand and recognise your reactions to stress
  • Describe the effects of stress on performance and physical functioning
  • Identify own signs of stress and utilise these for improved function
  • Create a plan to utilise stress for growth and self-development
  • Gain new tools and ideas for contributing to a work culture of skilled communication
  • Understand the opportunities and challenges for effective group communication
  • Navigate key work-place issues and tricky conversations

Download the program or register here


Rural Practice Manager Workshop

Friday 29 November  9:30am - 4:00pm
Mount Barker, SA

This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for Practice Teams to come together to workshop with a high quality facilitator to further grow and enhance their skills in communication and team building using a model of collaboration. Presenters: Dr Roger Sexton and Dan Aubin.

Learning objectives:

  • Gain strategies on creating a healthy workplace in clinical settings
  • Increase practice managers’ understanding of recognising and managing an unwell doctor
  • Raise awareness of the Doctors’ Health SA program activities and services and provide guidance on how and where doctors can go for assistance
  • Gain new tools and ideas for contributing to a work culture of skilled communication
  • Understand the opportunities and challenges for effective group communication
  • Navigate key work-place issues and tricky conversations

Download the program or register here


The Advance Project for Practice Managers

Up to 2 hours - 2019-2020 ongoing e-learning program

The Advance Project involves training and resources for General practice staff (GPs, nurses and practice managers) to enable them to initiate advance care planning and palliative care with their patients. The project is led by HammondCare working in partnership with various health organisations and universities, including Advance care planning (ACP) Australia and Caresearch.

Learning objectives:

Module 1: An introduction to advance care planning and palliative and supportive care

  • Discuss the importance of advance care planning, palliative care, and supportive care
  • Describe the role of general practice in initiating advance care planning and its benefits for patients and carers
  • Explain the role of general practice in the early identification and assessment of patients’ palliative and supportive care needs
  • Describe the role of general practice in identifying and assessing carers’ supportive care needs.

Module 2: An introduction to the Advance ProjectTM and resources

  • Explain how evidence-based tools can be used to identify patients suitable for advance care planning discussions and assessment of palliative and supportive care needs
  • Describe the benefits of using a systematic approach to initiating advance care planning and palliative care
  • List the Advance ProjectTM resources that are available to support general practitioners (GPs) and general practice nurses to initiate advance care planning discussions and palliative and supportive care needs assessment
  • Describe how to access the Advance ProjectTM resources at your general practice

Module 3: Successful integration of the Advance ProjectTM resources into your general practice.

  • Introduce the Advance Project™ to staff in their general practice
  • List strategies to facilitate successful integration of the Advance Project™ resources and assessments into their general practice
  • Identify potential barriers and consider strategies to overcome implementation barriers at their general practice.

The program is designed specifically for practice managers working in Australian general practice and provides access to a number of free resources and tools assist practice managers work with GPs and practice nurses and use a team-based approach to initiating advance care planning and palliative care in their general practice. Free training opportunities involve both online training as well as individual tele-mentoring from an experienced palliative care nurse to support implementation of tools and resources into everyday clinical practice. Upon completion of the three modules the training will count towards participants’ professional CPD requirements. Training certificates will be issued upon completion of each module.

Up to 2 hours

Presenters: Online learning, Self-paced

To register visit www.theadvanceproject.com.au

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CPD points for Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) Members

AAPM members are now eligible for up to 20 CPD points per accreditation cycle following the achievement of AGPAL accreditation.

Classified as an external educational program, AAPM members are required to log in and use their self-service area of the AAPM website “My Membership” and add the points manually.

Read more here

 


 


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