About the CPD short courses
This short course is conducted over two days and is equivalent to 14 continuing professional development (CPD) hours. Please note that this program is subject to change.
Who should attend?
Clients with serious mental illness have a 20% reduction in life expectancy compared with the general population. This is primarily a result of poor metabolic health. This two-day short course will provide an introduction to the issue of physical health care within mental health. The core focus of the short course teaches participants how to identify and monitor metabolic abnormalities, and implement prevention and treatment strategies to overcome them.
There is solid evidence that lifestyle and pharmacological interventions are successful in reducing rates of morbidity and mortality in people with serious mental illness. Participants will be guided through the utilisation of these interventions in a practical way that will allow participants to put into operation what they have learnt on return to the workplace.
Date and location
We are currently finalising our calendar of CPD short courses for the first half of 2017. If you would like to be informed when dates are announced, you can register for email notifications.
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|RN member $327.00||RN non-member $385.00|
|EN member $269.00||EN non-member $327.00|
Key learning outcomes
On completion participants will be better able to:
- understand metabolic syndrome and how it relates to clients that experience mental illness
- confidently screen for metabolic health
- understand factors that lead to poor physical health in mental health consumers
- have a clear comprehension of pharmacological and lifestyle interventions available to intervene to prevent and treat metabolic complications
- be able to implement these interventions on return to the workplace.
Registration and welcome
Physical health and mental health introduction and background
Understanding metabolic syndrome
The RaDiCal (Bondi) model – an intervention approach for metabolic care
Screening for metabolic health
Smoking and mental health
Day one finish
Physical health care of mental health consumers
The lived experience – consumer perspectives of their physical health
Interventions part one – exercise
Interventions part two – dietary
Interventions part three – pharmacological
An algorithm for better metabolic health
Shaping the future – developing a model that is suitable for your work setting
Evaluation and finish