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Advanced Life Support - Adult

Target Audience: Current practicing clinicians in critical areas. Limited places available. Priority for SAH staff working in critical areas.

Prerequisites: 

  • Compulsory pre reading package – this will be sent to you upon enrolment
  • Currently competent in basic life support skills (assessed in the past twelve months) and rhythm recognition
  • AHCL staff must complete Between the Flags – Deteriorating patient eLearning – Adult Patients and be competent in rhythm recognition

Dates: 

Thursday 17 August

AHCL Staff Click here to register

Times: 8.00am – 4.30pm

Location: ICU Conference Room Level 7 – Clark Tower

Course Content: Based on Australian Resuscitation Council’s (ARC) guidelines.  Workshop includes hands on skill stations and scenario based learning.

Certification: Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. 

Course Fee: $295.00 inc GST     SAH Staff $70.00 inc GST

Lunch is included

N.B: External attendees requiring a certificate of competence should discuss with trainer on the day.  There will be a separate fee of $75.00 inc GST.


Advanced Life Support (ALS) - Adult - Refresher

Target Audience: AHCL clinicians working in critical areas.

Prerequisite: Completion of full day ALS workshop within the last 2 years

Dates: TBA

Times: 8.00am – 12.30pm

Location: ICU Conference Room Level 7 – Clark Tower

Course Content: Based on Australian Resuscitation Council’s (ARC) guidelines.

Workshop includes skill stations and scenario based learning.

Certification: Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance. 

Course Fee:   SAH Staff $35.00 inc GST 


Advanced Life Support (ALS) - Paediatric

Target Audience:  Current practicing clinicians working in critical areas.

Prerequisite: Completion of pre-reading package. AHCL staff must complete Between the Flags – Deteriorating Patient eLearning - Child

Dates: TBA

Times: 8.00am – 4.30pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms Level 2, Beattie Complex

Course Content: Lecture topics include: paediatric patient assessment, resuscitation including intubation, vascular access, defibrillation, fluids and pharmacology.

Workshop includes skill stations and scenario based learning.

Course Fee: $295.00 inc GST  SAH Staff $70.00 inc GST

Lunch is included


Advanced Life Support (ALS) – Paediatric - Refresher

Target Audience:  AHCL clinicians working in critical areas.

Prerequisite: Completion of full day ALS Paediatric workshop within the last 2 years.

Dates: TBA

Times: 8.00am – 12.30pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms Level 2, Beattie Complex

Course Content: Lecture topics include: paediatric patient assessment, resuscitation including intubation, vascular access, defibrillation, fluids and pharmacology. Workshop includes skill stations and scenario based learning.

Course Fee: SAH Staff $35.00 inc GST 


Advanced Life Support (ALS) Skill Development Workshop

Target Audience: AHCL Nurses and AHCL Doctors currently practicing in critical care areas

Prerequisites: 

  • Completion of full day ALS workshop with the last 5 years

Date: Tuesday 31 October 2017

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Times: 8.30am – 12.00pm

Location: ICU Conference Room Level 7 – Clark Tower

Course Content:

This is a refresher workshop for Nurses and Doctors currently practicing in critical care areas.

Workshop includes scenario based learning and teamwork.

Course work is based upon the Australian Resuscitation Council’s guidelines.


Airway and Intubation Workshop

Target Audience: Current practicing clinicians working in critical areas.  Also suitable for staff in non-critical areas interested in advanced airway management.

Prerequisite: AHCL Staff must complete Between the Flags – Deteriorating Patient eLearning – Adult Patients if not already completed

Date: Tuesday 13 June 2017

Times: 8.00am – 12.30pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms Level 2, Beattie Complex

Course Content: This half day workshop aims to enhance skills in airway management. Topics include basic / difficult intubation and emergency airway management. Workshop includes skill stations and scenario based learning.

Course Fee:  $155.00 inc GST     $35.00 SAH Staff inc GST 


Anaphylaxis / Asthma Courses

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Assess Competence Workshop

TAEASS402A – Assess Competence

Target Audience: Nursing staff and Allied Health Professionals at SAH

Dates: Thursday 10 August

N.B: This will be the last Assess Competence Workshop for 12 months due to impending changes to the national competencies for Assessors.

Times: 8.30am – 12.30pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms, Beattie Complex

Course Content: This workshop is designed to formalise skills in assessing competence. Attendees who successfully complete this course will receive a Nationally Recognised Statement of Attainment.

Couse Fee: $150.00 inc. GST

Course content enquiries: Daniel Gallagher (02) 9487 9244


Cancer Care (Workshop)

Target Audience: Nursing and Allied Health Professionals caring for cancer patients in an acute care setting.

Dates: 

Wednesday 30 August 2017

AHCL Staff Click here to register

External Clients click here to register

Course Fee: $155.00 (inc. GST) / No Charge for AHCL Staff

Times: 8.30am – 1.00pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms, Beattie Complex

Course Content: Workshops designed to cover Palliative Care, Oncology & Radiation, and Intervention Radiology & Haematology


Cannulation Workshop

Target Audience: Current registered practicing clinicians

Note: This training is only for the cannulation of patients over 14 years of age.

N.B: No clinical assessments provided for non-SAH staff

Dates: 

Thursday 20 July

AHCL Staff click here to register

External Clients click here to register

Wednesday 20 September

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Tuesday 21 November 2017

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External Clients click here to register

Course Fee: $155.00 (inc. GST) / No Charge for AHCL Staff

Times: 8.00am – 1.00pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms, Beattie Complex

Course Content: Half-day workshop designed to update knowledge and skills for all cannulators.


Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 course is tailored to the needs of all healthcare workers, especially those employed as clinical facilitators, team leaders, nurse educators, CNS’s, preceptors and Department / Nursing Unit Managers.

Click here for more information


Crisis Management Simulation Workshop

Target Audience: AHCL Nurses, Doctors and Allied Health professionals caring for patients within an acute care setting

Dates: TBA

Times: TBA

Location: TBA

Course Content: Workshop based on the Australian Resuscitation Council’s (ARC) scenario based learning guidelines using a high fidelity manikin.

Course Fee: SAH Staff $35 inc. GST


CPR Courses

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Delirium Workshop

Target Audience: Nurses and Allied Health professionals assessing patients within a hospital setting.

Dates: 

Wednesday 23 August 2017

External Clients click here to register

AHCL Staff Click here to register

Course Fee: $155 (inc. GST) / No Charge for AHCL Staff

Times: 8.30am - 12.30pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms, Beattie Complex

Course Content: Topics include: Risk, Detection & Primary Management; Capacity to Consent & Restraints; Dealing with Challenging Behaviours; Case Studies 


Dementia Workshop

Target Audience: Nurses and Allied Health professionals caring for dementia patients within a hospital setting

Dates:  

Tuesday 17 October 2017

AHCL Staff click here to register

External Clients click here to register

Course Fee: $295.00 (inc GST) / No Charge for AHCL Staff

Times: 8.00am - 4.00pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms, Beattie Complex

Course Content: Topics include: Dementia in a Hospital Setting; Non-Verbal Communication; Understanding of Challenging Behaviour.


ECG Course (Basic)

Target Audience: Registered and Enrolled Nurses, Ambulance Officers, Cardiac Technicians and Medical Students.

Dates: 

Thursday 24 August

External Clients click here to register

AHCL Staff Click here to register

Thursday 9 November 2017

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AHCL Staff Click here to register

Times: 8.00am – 4.30pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms, Beattie Complex

Course Content: A comprehensive one-day course includes: Introduction to Electrocardiography; Sinus Rhythm; Sinus; Atrial; Junctional and Ventricular Arrhythmias; Atrioventricular Blocks; Ischaemia and the ECG

Course Fee: $295.00 (inc GST) | No Charge for AHCL Staff

N.B: Lunch is included


ECG Course (Advanced)

Target Audience: Registered and Enrolled Nurses, Ambulance Officers, Cardiac Technicians and Medical Students.

Prerequisite: Completion of Basic ECG course is recommended.

Dates: 

Thursday 31 August 2017

External Clients click here to register

AHCL Staff Click here to register

Times: 8.00am – 4.30pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms, Beattie Complex

Course Content: Comprehensive one day course, which develops topics including axis, pacing and intraventricular blocks, introduced in the basic course.

Course Fee: $295.00 inc GST | No Charge for AHCL Staff

N.B: Lunch is included


Enrolled Nursing

SAH Clinical Component Diploma of Nursing

Target Audience: Diploma of Nursing students enrolled with Meadowbank TAFE

Prerequisites: Higher School Certificate or Certificate III qualification; First Aid Certificate; Literacy and numeracy tests; National Police check; Immunisation records; Interviews will be held at Meadowbank TAFE.

Dates: Three intakes: see www.sah.org.au/diploma-of-nursing for more details.

Location: Meadowbank TAFE and Sydney Adventist Hospital

Course Content: Students will be required to fulfil specific course objectives and complete the minimum number of clinical hours while working under supervision. On completion students will be eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). All students registered will be offered an interview with the potential to be accepted into the SAH graduate nurse program. 

Course Fee: On application

Enrolment: All applications are processed by Meadowbank TAFE


First Aid Courses

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Graduate Nurse Program

Target Audience: Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and Enrolled Nurse. To provide a supportive learning environment for the New Graduate to assimilate into the role of a competent Nurse/Midwife or Enrolled Nurse. 

Program coordinator: Phone: (02) 9487 9654 or email: education@sah.org.au

Orientation Dates:

  • Monday 13 February (2017 A group)
  • Monday 5 June (2017 B group)
  • Monday 25 September (2017 C group)


Location: San Education Training Rooms Level 2, Beattie Complex

Note: For information on study day schedule and rotations consult New Graduate Coordinator by Phone: 9487 9654 or email education@sah.org.au


Leaders and Managers Development

Target Audience: Leaders and Managers of AHCL

Content: This program will equip participants with the necessary tools and skills to achieve positive leadership and management results.

Dates and Session details: TBA


Leaders Intervention Skills Workshop (LIS)

Target Audience:  AHCL Leadership (Mandatory Training)

Content: This is the final workshop in the Promoting Professional Accountability series, and follows on from the Leading Reliability Improvement for Safer Health Care (LRISH) workshop held last year. This workshop is only available to Leadership group.  

Only 3 sessions will be offered.

Session 1: Wednesday 7 June Time: 08:30 - 16:30

Session 2: Thursday 8 June Time: 08:30 - 16:30

Session 3: Thursday 13 July Time: 08:30 - 16:30

Location: Beattie Complex Training Rooms 1 and 2


Mastering Safer and Reliable Practice Workshop (MSRP)

Target Audience: This three hour workshop has been designed by Cognitive Institute to provide healthcare professionals with knowledge, insights, essential strategies and practical tools to maximize their delivery of reliable and safer clinical care.

Session dates and times: 

Tuesday 23 May 8.30-11.30

Tuesday 23 May 12.30-15.30

Location: Beattie Complex Training Room #2

Course Fee: No cost


Medical Terminology

Interpret & Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately BSBMED301

Target Audience: People working in health care who are required to communicate effectively with doctors, nurses, allied health workers and patients

Date(s): 27 April, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 June, 8 June 2017

Times: 18.00 – 20.00 (7 sessions)

Location: San Education Training Rooms, Beattie Complex

Maximum Participants: 24

Course Content: Use of appropriate medical terminology when communicating orally or in writing to patients, fellow workers and other health professionals. Fundamental word structure used in medical terms, common medical conditions, medical investigations and procedures. Medical abbreviations, basic medical equipment, instruments and medications. Basic systems of the body and referrals. Policy guidelines protocols and procedures in a medical setting. 7 x 2 hour sessions.

Course Fee: $445.00 inc. GST; SAH Staff $320 inc. GST

Bookings: click here to enrol

Group bookings: All enquiries please call (02) 9487 9211 and ask about our group concessions for ten people or more


Neonatal Resuscitation Workshop

Target Audience:  SAH Maternity Unit Midwives and Obstetricians

Course Content: Update your knowledge and skill in the field of newborn resuscitation with this workshop consisting of a short lecture and interactive workstations.

Facilitated by: Karen Soar and Sarah O’Malley. With:

Dr Robert Hardwick

Dr David Hartshorn

Prerequisite: All participants must complete the SAH Newborn Resuscitation eLearning package prior to attending

Date:  Thursday 30 November

Click here to register for the 10.15-13.30 session

Click here to register for the 15.45-19.00 session

N.B: The two sessions are identical!

N.B: Each session is limited to 20 participants

Location: Beattie Complex Training Rooms – Level 2, Beattie Complex.


Neuro Workshop

Target Audience: TBA

Prerequisite: TBA

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Course Content: TBA

Course Fee: $155.00 (inc. GST)  SAH Staff $35.00 (inc. GST)


Obstetric Emergency Workshop

Target Audience: Midwives, Doctors, Midwifery and Medical Students

Prerequisite: AHCL staff must complete 'Between the Flags – Deteriorating Patient eLearning – Adult Patients'

Date: Wednesday 10 May

Time: 09.00am-13.30pm (Registration Desk opens from 8.30am)

Location: Clinical Education Centre (on the grounds of the San)

Speakers & Topics:

  • Dr Andrew Booker – Cervical Length / Premature Labour
  • Dr Phillipa Ramsay – Foetal Welfare Assessment + Cervical Length Measurement
  • Dr Kris Urbaniak – Management of Antepartum Haemorrhage
  • Dr Andrew Peng – Management of Postpartum Haemorrhage
  • Dr John Keogh – Hypertension & Pre-eclampsia
  • Dr Adam Osomanski – Anaesthetic Challenges in Management of Obstetric Emergencies

Course Fee: $155.00 inc. GST; SAH staff $35.00 inc. GST

Bookings: Click here to enrol


Orthopaedic Education Seminar

Topic: TBA

Presenter: TBA

Date: Tuesday 10 October

Time: 17.00-19.00

Location: Level 2 Conference Room, Tulloch Building.

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Pain Management Workshop

Target Audience: Nursing staff and Allied Health professionals

Dates: 

Tuesday 19 September 

AHCL Staff click here to register

External Clients click here to register

Course Fee: $155.00 (inc. GST) / No Charge for AHCL Staff

Times: 09.00am – 12.30pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms, Beattie Complex

Course Content: Topics covered may include neurophysiology of pain, assessment of acute and chronic pain, pain types, principles of management, pharmacology and consequences of inadequate pain management


Pharmacology Refresher

Target Audience: Nursing staff involved in medication administration

Dates: 

Wednesday 9 August 2017 – Workshop Postponed!

Course Fee: $155.00 (inc. GST) / No Charge for AHCL Staff

Times: 12.30 – 15.30

Location: San Education Training Rooms, Beattie Complex

Course Content: Half day workshop designed to update nursing staff involved in medication administration. Topics may include legal requirements, diabetes management, antibiotics, antimicrobials, anticoagulants, antithrombolytics and the use of complementary medicines. New topics as required to meet best practice.


Preceptor Program (RN/RM) Course Code 4073

Target Audience: AHCL Registered Nurses / Registered Midwives. 

Prerequisite: Supported by Manager and approved by area Director.

Dates/Times: Applications close Feb 2017.

Course duration one university semester (thirteen weeks) 

Location: Avondale College of Higher Education

Course Content: Self-directed learning framework with face to face lectures available.

Course Fee: SAH staff $240.00 inc. GST


Re-Entry Course For RN's

Target Audience: The Re-entry Program is specifically tailored for Registered Nurses returning to the Acute Care nursing environment.

This program is open to eligible nurses previously registered in Australia who have not practiced within the last five years, but whose time away from the profession does not exceed 10 years.

Prerequisite: Letter of Referral for Re-entry (AHPRA)

Dates:
First intake:  30 January – 6 April 2017

Second intake:  17 July – 21 September 2017

Times:
Classroom - 08:30 - 15:30
Clinical - 07:00 - 15:30

4 days per week over 10 weeks

Visit the Re-Entry Course for Nurses page for further information


Recruitment Workshop

Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff BSBHRM405

Target Audience: This unit is compulsory for individuals with a role in recruitment, selection and induction.

Dates: Tuesday 7 MarchThursday 12 October 2017

Times: 11.00am - 4.00pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms, Beattie Complex Course

Course Content: Determining job specifications; writing and preparing job descriptions; assessing and selecting applicants; interview techniques & mock interview; policies and procedures, identifying selection criteria.

Course Fee: SAH staff $212.00 inc. GST


Refresher Course for Nurses

Target Audience: The Re-entry Program is specifically tailored for Registered Nurses returning to the Acute Care nursing environment.

This program is open to eligible nurses previously registered in Australia who have not practiced within the last five years, but whose time away from the profession does not exceed 10 years.

Prerequisite: Letter of Referral for Re-entry (AHPRA)

Dates: First intake:  30 January – 6 April 2017

Second intake:  17 July – 21 September 2017

Visit the Refresher Course for Nurses page for further information


Renal Workshop

Target Audience: This workshop is designed for all clinical staff caring for Renal patients.

Date:

Wednesday 25 October

AHCL Staff click here to register

External Clients click here to register

Course Fee: $155.00 inc.GST  | No Charge for SAH Staff

Times: 8.30am - 12.30pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms Level 2, Beattie Complex

Course Content*: 

Understanding Renal Failure Patients and Dialysis Treatment

Case Study of Renal Diet and Dialysis Patients

Medications Used in Renal Disease

How to Prolong the Progress of Chronic Renal Diseases -

(*Topics subject to change without notice)


Speaking Up for Safety

Target Audience: Current practicing clinicians in clinical areas.

Future Dates and Times:

Thursday 17 August:  9.30-10.30 11.30-12.30 13.30-14.30

Wednesday 20 September:  9.30-10.30 11.30-12.30 13.30-14.30

Tuesday 10 October:  9.30-10.30 11.30-12.30 13.30-14.30

Wednesday 22 November:  9.30-10.30 11.30-12.30 13.30-14.30

Tuesday 12 December:  9.30-10.30 11.30-12.30 13.30-14.30

Location: San Education Training Rooms, Beattie Complex

Course Content: This one hour workshop has been designed by Cognitive Institute to assist all clinical staff in speaking up for patient safety.

Attendance must be coordinated / approved by your manager before enrolment.

Course Fee: No cost


Stroke Workshop

Target Audience: TBA

Prerequisite: TBA

Date: TBA

Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Course Content: TBA

Course Fee: $155.00 inc. GST              SAH Staff $35.00 inc. GST     


Team Leader Workshop

Target Audience: This workshop has been designed especially to support and up skill AHCL Nurses / Midwives planning to work in a team leading role.

Dates:  Wednesday 13 September 2017

Course Fee: No Charge for AHCL Staff

Times: 8.00am – 4.30pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms Level 2, Beattie Complex

Prerequisites:

Please complete the following compulsory activities prior to attending the workshop:

eLearning → Quality Management, NSQHS Standards and Risk Management:

  1. Clinical Staff Training – The National Safety & Quality Health Service Standards

eLearning → Clinical Packages:

  2. Safe Administration of Oral Antineoplastic (Chemotherapy) Medication in Non-Oncology Areas (this package is the prerequisite for the following skill assessment)

SAH Skill Assessment (available on Pulse):

  3. Administration of Oral Cytotoxics (Antineoplastic Drugs)

Cognitive Institute:

  4. Speaking up for Safety (SUFS) session


Team Leader Workshop – Refresher

Target Audience: AHCL Registered Nurses and Midwives.

Dates:  TBA

Times: 8.00am – 4.30pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms Level 2, Beattie Complex

Maximum Participants: 24

Prerequisite: Previous attendance at Team Leader Workshop

Course Fee: $70.00 inc GST

Nursing staff supported by Management will be paid an education day to attend.  Please complete a Conference – Seminar – Workshop – Business Travel Application – Form (HRD-AHC-S06-D002) and submit to your Manager for approval.


Certificate IV in Training & Assessment 

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110 course is tailored to the needs of all healthcare workers, especially those employed as clinical facilitators, team leaders, nurse educators, CNS’s, preceptors and Department / Nursing Unit Managers.

Click here for more information


Wound Management Workshop 

Target Audience: Nursing and Allied Health Professionals

Dates: 

Thursday 26 October (Topic: VAC Dressings)

AHCL Staff click here to register

Course Fee: $155.00 inc.GST  | No Charge for SAH Staff

Times: 8.30am - 12.30pm

Location: San Education Training Rooms Level 2, Beattie Complex

Course Content:  Each seminar will be constructed around a specific theme. Possible topics may include but are not limited to lower limb compression, pressure injury, surgical site infection, traumatic wounds and skin tears. Presentations will be practical in their orientation and designed for ready application in the clinical arena.

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