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Western Queensland PHN's (WQPHN) vision is to have a "comprehensive and integrated primary health care system that delivers better health outcomes for the people of remote Western Queensland".

Nurses, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners and  Aboriginal health workers  in Primary Healthcare will play an important role in the delivery of this healthcare system.

In acknowledgement, WQPHN recognises these roles and aims to support the providers by offering education and up to date resources and information.

Thought for the month: "The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives" - Anthony Robbins

DVA - Woundcare Module

An excellent source of information, learning and wound pictorials to assist you in the identification and management of wounds... Read More 

Have the CHAT

'Have the CHAT' s a lung foundation Australia initiative to help patients recognise early symptoms of an exacerbation of their COPD to reduce the chance of hospitalisation... Read More

My Heath Record Online Training

This self-paced training introduces the key principles which will underpin your use of the My Health Record system and demonstrates its features and functionalities. The training covers a range of topics, such as:

  • The benefits of using the My Health Record system;
  • The types of clinical information that can be found in a person's My Health Record;
  • How a person's My Health Record can support your clinical decision-making;
  • How to view information in a person's My Health Record and upload clinical information to it; and
  • Your legislative and procedural obligations for using the My Health Record system.
Access the training modules Here

Registration Standard - Continuing Professional Development

Nursing Registration is due on 31st May 2017. Are you on track to meet your requirements for CPD?

Did you know that you are required to keep your records for 5 years?

Are you recording you CPD to meet the Audit?
Read More to find out!

Advance Care Planning in Queensland

In Queensland the components of an advance care plan are:
        * Enduring Power of Attorney - to appoint a substitute decision maker
        * Advance Health Directive - a legal document where you can record your wishes regarding future medical treatment
        * Statement of Choices - to record your wishes regarding future medical treatments.

APNA National Conference
4-6th May 2017

Registrations are now open to  the "State of the Art" - APNA's 2017 National Conference.

A diverse and inspiring program tailored to enhance professional development for nurses in primary health care.

Australian Immunisation handbook - amendments

The 10th edition 2013 of the current handbook (which was been updated January 2014) has had many changes.

To ensure you are using the most up to date version, see the online version:

Print out versions of the amendments in the handbook at NCIRS:

Print these out at 75% to ensure they fit into your handbook.

Heath Professional Ambassador Program - Registrations Extended

Opportunity knocks!

Join the free Queensland Health Professional Ambassador Program in 2017 and be a part of the growing community of health professionals with a passion for improving the cardiovascular health of their patients.

Participants enjoy the networking opportunities provided at workshops while learning about the latest evidence on cardiovascular disease.

As part of the program you will also get the latest clinical practice guidelines, resources and breadth of the Heart Foundation’s advocacy agenda. Contact Megan Collier or 07 3872 2539 for an application form.

Kidney Health 

Kidney Health Australia currently offers three online learning modules and two online videos for health professionals.  These modules run for one or two hours and are offered through our online learning provider ThinkGP.  Free Access is available for all health professionals.
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