We endeavour to have Cat 1 CPD points available to the attendees of all of our major educational events. This includes the part 1 & 2 training courses, the Annual Federal AGM and larger events at a state level. Also, small group learning can be applied for where appropriate.

 

Acupuncture Clinical Audit – QI Activity

A clinical audit is a planned medical education activity that systematically reviews aspects of a GP’s clinical performance against defined best-practice guidelines.

It can be undertaken by an individual GP or a small group and may be of a fixed time duration or based on patient numbers. A clinical audit has two main components:

  • an evaluation of the care that an individual GP provides
  • a quality improvement process.

This activity does not attract the fee as you will complete it in your own practice and your time.

 

You can download the instructions for the Acupuncture Clinical Audit Here

Tools that may help you complete the audit:

BPI brief pain scale

K10 scale

Sleep quality assessment

Racgp form for clinical audit

 

Supervised Acupuncture Clinical Attachment  – QI Activity

This activity is aimed to help you update acupuncture knowledge and skills by working alongside an experienced teacher and mentor appointed by the AMAC for this ALM. Providing an individualised learning experience, that is an active, hands-on mode of learning, where the examples, scenarios and problems are real cases. GPs have the opportunity to develop individual learning outcomes and utilise the supervised environment to investigate, learn and increase their skill base in a manner that is unique to them.

 

Criteria specific to SCA

SCA must include:

  • a minimum of 10 hours of contact time
  • the name and qualifications of the supervisor
  • session summaries, including details of each session using only de-identified patient data
  • completion of the QI reflection form.

 

The contact hours can be delivered face-to-face or in combination with other media, such as videoconferencing/ teleconferencing, case study discussions over the phone and email, or online discussion groups. A supervisor with the relevant expertise, knowledge and skill must be appointed to conduct the SCA.

 

Steps in developing an SCA

GPs must:

  1. identify a particular skill or area to develop or upgrade, as well as an appropriate health professional willing to act as a supervisor
  2. discuss expectations with the supervisor, including: a. opportunities to observe patient care and to practice specific skills (eg psychological treatment, specific procedural skills) b. an open and unbiased discussion of cases and treatments, which could take the form of end-of-session debriefs or reviews 3. discuss and arrange attachment sessions (date, time and method/s) with the supervisor
  3. identify specific learning outcomes/aims that support consistent application of skills and knowledge, and provide a copy of the learning outcomes to the supervisor to aid planning and evaluation
  4. complete a summary for each SCA session with the supervisor for up to at least 10 hours of attachments
  5. complete the SCA application form via the myRACGP web page navigating to myCPD, upon completion of the whole SCA – this must include relevant documentation (ie supervisor details and sessions summary).

22 QI&CPD Program 2017–19 triennium handbook for general practitioners

Download the form here or fill the online form on the racgp webpage

List of the mentors available by emailing nkustura@gmail.com

For this ALM you will pay the agreed fee to the mentor directly and then submit your form to the RACGP.