Professional Development and Legislation for Doctors and Allied Health Practitioners

NURSING, PHARMACY, DENTISTRY, PSYCHOLOGY, CHIROPRACTICS, PHYSIOTHERAPY, RADIOGRAPHY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, OPTOMETRY, OSTEOPATHY, PODIATRY, CHINESE MEDICINE, ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIGHT ISLANDER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

All Medical and Allied Health Profesionals fall under the Health Practitioner National Law Act 2009

This Act clearly defines who is a Medical Practitioner or Allied Health Practitioner and their legal resposibilities including Professional Development.

These statutes are the cornerstone of Accreditation and right to practice in Australia

Click above to access Health Practitioner Act for each State

DOCTORS
CPR
Level II First Aid

GPs are subject to the Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development Program

Physicians and Specialists should consult their governing board.

The extracts below are pertinent to CPR and First Aid requirements outlined in the QI&CPD Program

 

HLTAID001 Provide CPR completions 

are awarded a total of

5 Category 2 points (Activity: 97244).

CPR is also required as part of the RACGP QA&CPD program for General Practitioners.

GPs that are unable to physically perform basic CPR

due to a disability or other medical conditions may be

exempt from meeting the CPR requirement and should

contact their QI&CPD unit for advice

ALLIED HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

ALLIED HEALTH PRACTITIONERS fall under the auspices of the Allied Health Practitioners Regulation Authority

Below are pertinent extracts from each of the Professional Boards regarding requirements for First Aid or CPR Training

Your employer will notify you of their requirements regarding CPR or First Aid Training.  The WorkSafe First Aid Compliance Code in the Workplace would define all nursing activities as "high risk", therefore it will always be likely that a minimum requrement would be an Australian Resuscitation Council guideline compliant CPR Course.

Infection Control HLTTIN301C would also be  an excellent Professional development activity which attracts 6-8 Professional Development Hours

First Aid Level II - 7 RCNA CNE Points
CPR - 2.5 RCNA CNE Points
NURSES
DENTISTS AND ALLIED PRACTITIONERS

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CPR

Infection Control

PHARMACISTS AND ALLIED PROFESSIONALS
CPR
Level II First Aid
OPTOMETRISTS AND ALLIED PRACTITIONERS

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CHIROPRACTIC
PODIATRY
PSYCHOLOGY
RADIOGRAPHY

HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

There is no current reference First Aid or CPR on the Physiotherapy Board of Australia website.

Contact the Board for your requirements.

Vic Worksafe Code of Practice Applies  

There is no current reference First Aid or CPR on the Psychology Board of Australia website.

Contact the Board for your requirements.

Vic Worksafe Code of Practice Applies  

There is no current reference First Aid or CPR on the Radiography Board of Australia website.

Contact the Board for your requirements.

Vic Worksafe Code of Practice Applies  

There is no current reference First Aid or CPR on the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia website.

Contact the Board for your requirements.

Vic Worksafe Code of Practice Applies  

Now HLTAID003 Provide First Aid

PHYSIOTHERAPY
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
CHINESE MEDICINE
ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIGHT ISLANDER HEALTH PRACTITIONERS

MAILING LIST

Accredited Training is provided by Results First Aid under the auspices of Safety Corp Pty Ltd RTO 91694

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