With rising national rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and in particular chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis, it’s important that SHINE SA support those at the frontline of diagnosis and prevention – general practitioners. SHINE SA has recently been funded by Country SA PHN to deliver a program to support rural and regional health workers.
The Building Workforce Capacity in Sexual Health Program aims to help build capacity and skills around sexual health through education, personalised support and information.
Education and training will be offered in regional areas of South Australia and will focus on addressing the current syphilis outbreak and the ongoing chlamydia epidemic.
RAINING AND EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
Through this program SHINE SA will provide opportunities for information, resources, education and training. These opportunities can be both formal and informal depending on needs.
This will include:
evening education session/s (see below)
webinar and case presentations
personalised support including telephone advice
information for health practices located in the region
increasing access to formal certificate qualifications where relevant
SHINE SA is currently applying for RACGP QI/CPD points for the regional evening education sessions.
This program will reach the following regions:
Murray Mallee Region
Mid North & Yorke Peninsula
General practitioners, nurses and/or midwives, Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Aboriginal Health Workers in these regions are encouraged to express interest in receiving training from SHINE SA.
FREE! There is no cost for education and training for those eligible.
SHINE SA is proud to present our pilot Clinical Education Forum recording. This recording is available free of charge, and access is limited to three months only.
Topic: Cervical Screening Update
Presenters: Megan van Zanten & Dr Amy Moten
The forum ensures your knowledge of the National Cervical Screening Renewed Guidelines is accurate and in line with best practice principles.
To watch the recording click the link here and set up a free account/sign in. Under Course Categories click Clinical Education to find the course, and then click Enrol Me. You can now watch the recording.
SHINE SA’s Pregnancy Choices training for has been updated and is running in July. This 2-day course defines and explains all the options available to people experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.
It is open to nurses, midwives, doctors, counsellors, community health workers, school counsellors, youth workers, Aboriginal Health Workers, and any professional who encounters clients with unplanned pregnancy.
The course covers broad social and political issues and clinical options, incorporating cultural considerations into topics and resources.
Global, national and local overview
Genetic issues in pregnancy
Perinatal mental health
Social and political context of health and pregnancy – planned and unplanned
Counselling responses to unplanned pregnancy
Options and support for young people who are pregnant
Application to practice
Date start: 02 July 2018
Date end: 03 July 2018
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
LOCATIONSHINE SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville
Free parking off Bower Street
Domestic violence occurs across all age groups and life stages. Rather than reducing during pregnancy, expecting a child is a key risk factor for domestic violence beginning or escalating.
Our research, published today in the journal BMJ Open, found that 4.3% of pregnant women due to give birth in Western Sydney disclosed domestic violence when asked about it by a midwife at her first hospital visit. The study examined more than 33,000 ethnically diverse women who gave birth between 2006 and 2016, and found that these disclosures spanned all cultural groups.
SHINE SA hosts regular education sessions focused on clinically relevant issues. These sessions are available for doctors, nurses, midwives and other interested professionals. QI&CPD points can be applied for each session.
Forums include light refreshments, an educational presentation (1.5 hours CPD) and networking opportunities.
SHINE SA is trialling various software and all forums will be recorded and, quality permitting, uploaded for later access. Presenters will be recorded for video and audio, but audience will be audio recorded only.
UPCOMING CLINICAL FORUMS:
Tuesday 12 June Topic: Cervical Screening Update Presenter: Dr Amy Moten
Attendance at this forum will ensure your knowledge of the National Cervical Screening Renewed Guidelines is accurate and in line with best practice principles. SA Cervix Screening Program will have updated resources available on the day for you to add to your toolbox.
Tuesday 24 July Topic: Syphilis Presenter: Dr Danae Kent
This forum will cover recent trends in syphilis infection, syphilis serology and current recommendations for treatment. Come along and have your questions on this complex infection answered.
Tuesday 18 September Topic: Update on Sexually Transmitted infections Presenter: Dr Danae Kent
This forum will cover current trends in sexually transmitted infections and include recent updates to the Australian STI Management Guidelines for Use in Primary Care.
Tuesday 27 November Topic: Contraception Update Presenter: Dr Amy Moten
Network with peers before the silly season is upon us while hearing the latest trends and recommendations in contraception.
Where: SHINE SA, 64c Woodville Road, Woodville
Time: 6pm registration with presentations 6.30 – 8.30pm
Access to recorded forums: If you are interested in accessing recorded forums, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. Forum Topic
2. Your full name
3. Your occupation (doctor, nurse, midwife, other – please state)
4. Your preferred email address
Australian Government Department of Health, February 2018
Modules 1 and 2 of the Antenatal Care Guidelines have now been combined and updated to form a single set of consolidated guidelines that were renamed Pregnancy Care Guidelines and publicly released in February 2018.
The Pregnancy Care Guidelines are designed to support Australian maternity services to provide high-quality, evidence-based antenatal care to healthy pregnant women. They are intended for all health professionals who contribute to antenatal care including midwives, obstetricians, general practitioners, practice nurses, maternal and child health nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and allied health professionals. They are implemented at national, state, territory and local levels to provide consistency of antenatal care in Australia and ensure maternity services provide high-quality, evidence-based maternity care. The Pregnancy Care Guidelines cover a wide range of topics including routine physical examinations, screening tests and social and lifestyle advice for women with an uncomplicated pregnancy.