GVH courses

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Training

Course Description: The learning outcomes for this training are: 

•To understand the basics of how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture works.

•To ensure that all staff are empowered to deliver respectful, responsive and culturally sensitive services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, their families and communities.

•To Understand  relevant GV Health procedures.

•To know what resources are available at GV Health.

•To understand Local services/places for more information/organisations.


Course Format: Online

Course Duration: 20 minutes

Course Frequency: Once upon commencement then triannual refresher

Target Audience: All GVH Staff

Course Enrolment: Mandatory Training for All GVH Staff and Students

Course Competency: You must complete the following to be marked as competent for this learning-

View the powerpoint presentation and video

Course Contact: Katie Clavarino Consumer Experience Coordinator Katie.clavarino@gvhealth.org.au

Mandatory Training
Standard 2
GVH Org Wide

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Advanced Care Planning

Course Description: Advance Care Planning Australia provides online courses and face-to-face workshops nationally, specifically designed to support aged care workers, health professionals and the general public learn more about advance care planning.

Course Format: E-learning or face to face seminars

Course Duration: 30 minutes (11 optional modules of 30 minutes duration each) or 7.5 hours  1 day seminar

Course Frequency:  Once or as required

Target Audience: Health professionals

Course Enrolment: Self Enrolment

Course Competency: You must complete the following to be marked as competent for this learning -

Complete the External Learning Package

Upload your Certificate of Competency into HEART

Course Contact: cathy.scott@gvhealth.org.au

Extended Learning
Standard 8
All Clinical Staff

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Advanced Life Support

Course Description:

Welcome to the Advanced Life Support Competency Hub. Please select the relevant pathway to competency.


Learning Pathways:

Australian College of Critical Care Nursing (ACCCN) 2 Day Certificate

Australian College of Critical Care Nursing (ACCCN) 1 Day Recertification

Australian College of Critical Care Nursing (ACCCN) Online Program

Goulburn Valley Health (GVH) ALS Refresher

Australian Resus Council (ARC) Certificate


Course Frequency:

ACCCN and GVH Recertification must be obtained yearly.


Target Audience: Mandatory Training

Nursing/Medical  per PD eg Leads Clinical Code Response, Emergency and Intensive Care person in charge 

Per Guidelines for Small Hospitals                       

Anesthetic Nurse &  PACU Nurses


Course Enrolment: 

Mandatory Training


Course Competency: 

ACCCN 2 DAY CERTIFICATION - You must completed a theory component and attend a 2 day seminar

ACCCN 1 DAY RECERTIFICAITON - You must completed a theory component and attend a 1 day seminar

ACCCN ONLINE PROGRAM - You must completed a theory component and attend a 2 practical assessment

GVH INHOUSE REFRESHER - You must complete a 1 hour Face2Face Refresher session

ARC CERTIFICATION - You must complete the ARC course and upload your competency certificate


Course Payment:

For those attending paid courses, you will need to book and pay in Trybookings before booking through this HEART pathway Hub. You will find the Trybookings link the training calendar listings for the relevant ALS event.


Course Contact:

Estelle Houlihan -  Estelle.houlihan@gvhealth.org.au


Extended Learning
Standard 8

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Advanced Paediatric Life SUPPORT

Course Description:  The Advanced Paediatric Life Support course is widely recognised as the international gold standard in paediatric emergency training courses. 

This comprehensive three-day course introduces the structured approach to the emergency management of ill and injured children. 

Course Format:  Face to face training with  interactive skill stations and assessments

Course Duration: Three days face to face, 10 hours + pre course preparation

Course Frequency: Visit  course calendar for upcoming courses and availability nationally. 

Course Competency: You must complete the following to be marked as competent for this learning-


Target Audience: APLS is the recommended course for all hospital staff working in clinical environments where children and adolescents are cared for.

Course Enrolment: Online via APLS website

Course Contact:  Beck Brisbane


Extended Learning
Standard 8

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Advanced Trauma Life Support

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Course Competency: You must complete the following to be marked as competent for this learning-


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Extended Learning
Standard 8

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Antimicrobial Sterwardship (AMS)

Course Description: Antimicrobial Stewardship Learning Modules are developed in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), these courses deal with antimicrobial prescribing in a hospital setting.

These modules have been reviewed and updated to reflect Therapeutic Guidelines: Antibiotic (April 2019).

Course Format: Online modules

Target Audience: All prescribers and Pharmacists, Nurses and students

Course Enrolment: online via NPS website

Course Contact: Alison Rokahr Alison.rokahr@gvhealth.org.au



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Aseptic Technique

Course Description: Aseptic technique aims to prevent pathogenic organisms, in sufficient quantity to cause infection, from being introduced to susceptible sites by hands, surfaces and equipment. (NHMRC Guidelines)

Aseptic technique protects patients during invasive clinical procedures by employing infection control measures that minimise, as far as practicably possible, the presence of pathogenic microorganisms

Course Format: Online Learning & quiz. 

Practical assessments can be achieved in the clinical setting -Intravenous cannulation, Indwelling catheter, Central Vascular Devices 

Course Duration: 20 minutes

Course Frequency: Biannually

Target Audience: Health Care Practitioners

Course Enrolment: online

Course Contact: Fiona Murray 

P: (03)  5823 8627
E: Fiona.Murray@gvhealth.org.au 


Extended Learning
Standard 3

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ASSIST Training

ASSIST Training

This Competency Package has been adapted with the approval of the Australian Catholic University (ACU), from ACU's Quality in Acute Stroke Care Protocol.

All sections must be completed and you must achieve 100% to successfully pass and be deemed competent in using the ASSIST dysphagia screen. 

Once you have successfully passed, an annual refresher course is required to maintain competency.

Course Format: PowerPoint Education Package followed by completion of competency assessment.

Course Frequency: Annual Refresher

Target Audience: Nursing Staff

Course Contact: Should you have any questions please seek advice from the GV Health Hospital Speech Pathology Department (x23750)

Course Competency: You must complete the following to be marked as competent for this course -

View the Education Package PowerPoint, in the 'Learning Package Tab'

Review the ASSIST Form document

Review Goulburn Valley Health's ASSIST CPG FILE

Download the ASSIST worksheet

Open the ASSIST Competency Assessment document, located in the 'Assessment' tab, and complete the ASSIST worksheet

Upload the worksheet for marking


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Audit Training

Course Description:

This course assists staff to

  • Prepare and conduct an audit
  • Collect, analyse and compare data
  • Identify and manage risks
  • Consult, question, clarify and evaluate information
  • Identify and provide areas for continuous improvement
  • Provide strategies in addressing non-compliance
  • Present audit reports and information


Course Format: face to face sessions or online

Course Duration: 45 minutes sessions

Course Frequency: Orientation and as required

Target Audience: Clinical staff and Hotel services staff

Course Enrolment: self enrolment

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Course Contact: Brooke Brown Shepherd  brooke.brownshepherd@gvhealth.org.au

Extended Learning
Standard 1
Self Enrolment Enabled

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Basic Life Support

Course Description: Basic Life Support (BLS) is the preservation or restoration of life by the establishment and maintenance of airway, breathing, circulation and related emergency care. 

This course has been developed in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand Committee on Resuscitation (ANZCOR) guidelines.

In order to successfully complete this course:

  • Download and read the 'Basic Life Support - Information booklet' provided in the link below.
  • Complete the multiple choice quiz, achieving a pass mark of 100%.
  • Attend a practical assessment with a qualified BLS trainer. Your assessment may be completed on orientation, otherwise book in for an assessment with your Clinical Area Educator or a qualified BLS trainer.

Please note: Upon completion of Advanced Life Support you will be  automatically be marked as completed for basic Life Support.

Course Format: Online and Practical Assessment

Course Duration: As required pre learning. 15 minute assessment

Course Frequency: Annual

Target Audience: GVH Clinical Staff

Course Enrolment: Mandatory and Self Enrolment

Course Contact: Lyn Brett lyn.brett@gvhealth.org.au


Standard 8
Self Enrolment Enabled

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Bed Assist Falls Alarm

Course Description: BED ASSIST Falls Prevention Alarm -Standard 5

This short course provides information on the Bed Assist bed alarms that are used at GV Health and External Campuses.

Course Format: Video and review of Clinical Practice Guideline

Target Audience: Nurses and support staff

Course Enrolment: Online self enrolment

Course Contact: Patricia Carr  patricia.carr@gvhealth.org.au

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CANNULATION

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Cardiac Rhythm Analysis

Course Description: Cardiac Rhythm Analysis introduces the learner to understanding cardiac rhythms and rhythm abnormalities. 

Course Format: Online

Target Audience: Nursing & Midwifery Staff

Course Enrolment: Self Enrolment

Course Contact: Stephanie O'Nial - CCU Clinical Nurse Specialist stephanie.o'nial@gvhealth.org.au

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Caring for the Bariatric Patient

Course Description: This course provides the learner information on topics that may be relevant when Caring for Bariatric Patients, it also includes GV Health specific information related to resources available and processes to follow.

Course Format: Online module

Target Audience: Nursing/ Midwifery/ Doctors/ Allied Health/ Personal Care Workers/ HAN’s/ RuHson’s /Support services staff.

Course Enrolment: Self enrolment

Course Contact:Jayne Thewma - Manual Handling Coordinator Jayne.thewma@gvhealth.org.au


 


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Central Sterilising Department

Course Description: This course provides Orientation to the Central Sterilising Department and includes two learning modules regarding Sterilisation of Reusable Devices.

Course Format: Online Modules

Target Audience: CSSD staff

Course Enrolment: Online/self enrolment

Course Contact: Andrea Stevens -Nurse Unit Manager Perioperative Suite   andrea.stevens@gvhealth.org.au

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Clinell Training and Support

Course Description:  Short information session regarding Clinell universal  wipes that can be used for surface disinfection and cleaning of non-invasive medical devices.  

Course Format: Face to face/via Zoom or short video

Target Audience: Nurses and Hotel Services staff

Course Enrolment: Self Enrolment

Course Contact: Maxene Hughes Maxene.Hughes@gvhealth.org.au 

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Clinical Deterioration

Course Description: Recognising and responding to Patient Deterioration

Course Format: Online module OR 1 day workshop ( Simon Plapp RRCD)

Target Audience: Nurses and medical staff

Course Enrolment: self enrolment

Course Contact: Estelle Houlihan via Estelle.houlihan@gvhealth.org.au

Course Competency: You must complete the following to be marked as competent for this learning-

View the MET Liaison Presentation

Read the CPG Escalation of Care Document

Read the GVH Sepsis Education Document

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attend the Simon Plapp RRCD 1 DAY WORKSHOP


Standard 8
Self Enrolment Enabled

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Clinical Frailty Scale

Course Description: This course, developed by the AIMS Research Group led by Dr. Daniel McIsaac, and collaborators, seeks to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of frailty and how to accurately determine a person's Clinical Frailty Scale score based on their specific circumstances

Course Format: Online

Course Duration: 30 - 40 minutes

Course Frequency: Online Training Module always available

Target Audience: Medical and Nursing Staff

Course Enrollment: Self Enrolment

Course Contact: Patricia Carr

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Clinical Handover

Course Description: A short overview of Clinical Handover- the fundamental in communication of critical information for patient care.

Course Format: Short on line module with quiz

Course Duration: 10-15 minutes

Course Frequency: At commencement of employment and then three yearly

Target Audience: All clinical staff- Medical, Nursing & Allied Health staff

Course Enrolment: self enrolment

Course Contact: Lyn Brett -Continuing Education Coordinator lyn.brett@gvhealth.org.au


Extended Learning
Standard 6
Self Enrolment Enabled

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Complaints Management

Course Description: Overview of how to manage consumer complaints

Course Format: Face to face session  or online module

Target Audience: All staff

Course Enrolment: Self enrolment/online

Course Contact: Katie Cavalarino -Complaints Manager katie.cavalarino@gvhealth.org.au

Extended Learning
Standard 2

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Consent

Course Description: Overview of consent to treatment

Course Format: Online Module

Target Audience: All clinical staff

Course Enrolment: Self enrolment

Course Contact: Katie Cavalarino - Complaints Manager katie.cavalarino@gvhealth.org.au

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Corporate Services Budget Training

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Corporate Services Contract Management

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Corporate Services Finance Training

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