The following workshops are offered on Sunday 25 November, as part of the main conference program. Attendance is complimentary for all Full Registration types, and Saturday/Sunday Registration types.
You will be invited to select your preferred workshop when you register to attend MM2018. Please note that maximum numbers apply for each workshop.
W1 – Time to inspire – enhancing technician confidence in contributing to patient care
It’s Time… Time to realise the pivotal part that you play in patient care, time to gain confidence in your contribution to pharmacy and the essential role you play in your team, and time to inspire others in your workplace to do the same.
W2 – Electronic Medication Management
Immerse yourself in the digital world of health during this interactive workshop lead by experts. Collaborate with your peers to work through some of the biggest challenges and risks moving forward with Electronic Medication Management.
W3 – Culturally Safe and Responsive Practice – An introductory workshop to the Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) Cultural Responsive Framework
It is essential that all pharmacists working in the health system in Australia are culturally responsive in order to positively affect the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This workshop is about building culturally responsive capabilities in the work place in order to have a culturally safe and responsive health system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) is a national not for profit, member-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health organisation. IAHA is pleased to provide participants with an opportunity, in a safe environment, to gain insight into cultural safety and to engage in self-reflection and practical activities that will enhance their leadership capacity and ability to take culturally responsive action. Based largely upon Cultural Responsiveness in Action: An IAHA Framework, this workshop is for pharmacists, managers, policy makers and pharmacy support staff interested in providing culturally safe and responsive care with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals, families and communities.
W4 – Risky Business – top priorities in opioid safety across clinical settings
Opioid agents are used in vastly different settings across the healthcare spectrum. We ask the experts in each field to provide an overview of the chief issues surrounding the use of opioids today and how we should best practice moving forward. The modern era of opioids poses complex challenges for clinicians and adopting a holistic interdisciplinary approach is key in optimising patient care and safety.
Learning Objectives (overarching only):
• Review the role of opioids in various clinical settings
• Describe essential components of adequate opioid discharge counselling
• Identify symptoms and interventions in the narcotised patient
• Describe principles of pain management in patients on the Opioid Treatment Program
• Describe data and markers of opioid-related use and harm which can be utilised in the hospital setting
W5 – Time-Critical Thinking – exploring critical thinking and reasoning for all pharmacists during clinical deterioration
Clinical pharmacist involvement in medical emergencies across all clinical environments is an expanding area of practice in Australian healthcare settings, primarily lead by critical-care pharmacists. However, all generalist clinical pharmacists work in clinical environments with increasing levels of patient acuity and patients at risk of clinical deterioration.
Pharmacists are ideally placed to provide effective and timely clinical medication advice during situations of patient clinical deterioration.
This workshop will explore the role all pharmacists can play in the management of deteriorating patients within general clinical settings and explore critical thinking opportunities for development.
Attendees will be challenged in an interactive learning experience that will include the management of common ward-based clinical scenarios involving acutely deteriorating patients, led by experienced pharmacists and medical practitioners.
This workshop will suit early to mid-career pharmacists or indeed any pharmacists wanting to develop clinical reasoning and critical-thinking skills.
W6 – Value-based recruitment
There is nothing more important than the people you recruit in to your department to be a part of your team: they shape the way your team becomes an effective member of the hospital and create the culture of your department.
However, we know that traditional interview processes concentrate more on clinical skills, and less on the core values of the staff that make up your team.
This workshop is designed to demonstrate the importance of Value Based Recruitment: a novel style of interviewing techniques that focus on the candidate’s values, which in turn drive their beliefs and behaviours. It appreciates that clinical skills can still be assessed but can also be taught.
Questions can be tailored to align with the core values of your health service, such as respect, collaboration, integrity, compassion and high performance.
So, if you are recruiting for your department, or a less experienced pharmacist looking to excel in the interview process, this could be the workshop for you!
W7 – Resilience – building personal and workforce resilience today, to combat the challenges of tomorrow
This will be an interactive workshop that will include the following activities:
• Identify common factors that cause depletion of personal resilience in the work place.
• Identify a range of factors that can strengthen personal resilience
• Identify factors that have shown to help individuals and workforce combat stress at work to enhance resilience and improve performance.
• Identify a range of tool that can assist in setting personal and workforce goals to allow ongoing evaluation.
The workshop will include small group work to brainstorm factors that cause depletion of personal resilience in the workplace, strategies to build person and team resilience and factors that can strengthen personal resilience and work-life balance.