SA Health offers educational programs covering Mental Health topics for both Mental Health Nurses and Non Mental Health Nurses

If you are interested in programs please click on the links below to view the calendar

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/clinical+resources/professional+development/mental+health+training/training+calendar+for+mental+health+courses

 

Please click on the link below to access course specific information

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/clinical+resources/professional+development/mental+health+training/mental+health+training+courses+offered

PLEASE NOTE: Applications ARE NOT handled through CNMER - you will need to discuss with your manager PRIOR to applying as normal processes don't occur

Target Audience: 

Refreshers are available to staff who have already completed the 1 day MAPA Foundation Workshop, in the last 18 months.  

Important Note:

This is a 2 hour session that staff must apply for via the online application process.

Target Audience

MAPA Foundation Training is for Medical, Nursing and Allied Health workers in Mental Health Services and SALHN Emergency Departments.

Full day workshops 

  • are for those people who are new to the Management of Actual or Potential Aggression (MAPA) training program
  • MAPA Workshops are conducted frequently at a variety of sites with sessions capped due to venue capacity for each session.  

Important Note:

Target audience

This Advanced Workshop is only available to clinical staff working in Acute Mental Health In-patient settings, after completion of a Foundation Workshop/Refresher within 18 months. 

The Refresher training for Advanced Techniques, requires attendance at this 1 day workshop every 18 months.

Important Note:

This is a full day course that staff must apply for via the online application process

 

Course Summary: This is an online medication program for Mental Health Nurses. The questions are a combination of drug calculations, medication knowledge and medication safety.

The program comprises a quiz of 20 questions. The questions are randomised and each attempt will present a unique set of questions In order to pass you must have a score of 100%.

You have 5 attempts and a reset which will give you a further 5 attempts.  If you are still unsuccessful you will need to discuss with your CPC or CSC.  

Target Audience: Mental Health Nurses and Graduate Mental Health Nurse students

Completion Requirement: As per your manager's recommendation within the context of your role

Mode of Delivery: Online resources 

This course is designed for staff who are classified as Authorized Officers under the Section 56 of the 2009 MH Act &  under section 42 & 43 of the 2008 HCA Act.

Who in their duties may be required to conduct a patient property search under either of the above acts

Course Summary: This program is designed as an introduction metabolic syndrome for mental health staff.

  • Introduction to Metabolic Syndrome
  • Metabolic Measurements
  • What Can We Do About it
  • Bariatric Consumers

Target Audience: Mental Health staff and students

Completion Requirement: As per your manager's recommendation within the context of your role

Mode of Delivery: Online resources

CPD: 1 hour 

Course Summary: This program is designed as an update for Nurses who give Long Acting Intramuscular Injections (LAI) there are three components,

  • Review of Injection sites
  • Long Acting Preparations
  • Indications for Long Acting Preparations

Target Audience: Mental Health Nurses, Graduate Mental Health Nurse Students

Completion Requirement:  Mandatory whole course once off for all nurses working in Acute community & inpatient teams where LAI's are administered - then yearly refresher (Theory component) there after.

Mode of Delivery: Theory (online), practice session (trainer) + LAI administration assessment.

 In addition to this update, staff completing the entire LAI program will need to complete

Practical Assessment - An additional component is being observed giving 5 intramuscular injections 

  • Ventrogluteal site minimum 2 injections 
  • Deltoid site minimum 2 injections 

The practical training session will organised locally in your clinical area. You will need to produce the three certificates from the above programs prior to undertaking the practical session

The practical component will take up to an hour and a half

CPD: 4 hours (Theory and practical)

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    Mental Health and Ageing

    Intended audience

    This course is intended as an introduction to the range of issues that staff must reflect upon when faced with a situation where seclusion and restraint is being considered as an option in resolving a challenging interaction with a consumer.

    Seclusion should only be used where there are purpose built facilities and appropriate expertise.

     

    This is a Digital Media course