Education and Training

Professional Nursing Agency (PNA) provides a high level of service to our clients. As part of our Risk Management Strategy, PNA has a major commitment to the Education, Training and Professional Development of our staff, ensuring staff are equipped with the essential skills and knowledge required to perform the duties of their stated position.

Mandatory Training is aimed at:

Enhancing the provision of safe care to all clients.
Ensuring the maintenance of a safe, healthy work environment by appropriate risk management.
Maintaining compliance with legislation and contractual obligations

Mandatory Training requirements for all staff include:

Manual Handling
On commencement of employment and annually.

Basic Life Support (CPR)
On commencement of employment and annually.

First Aid Certificate
Must have a current certificate and renew every 3 years

Hand Hygeine
On commencement of employment and annually.

Fire and Emergency Procedures
On commencement of employment and annually.

Additional Professional Development

PNA provides staff with access to the services of our Training Coordinator – Roxanne Coghlan. Roxanne is a highly skilled Registered Nurse with current clinical experience who can co-ordinate a variety of face to face training with the major ACT Hospitals and Aged Care Facilities.

Face to Face sessions include:

Manual Handling
Basic Life Support

Patient Controlled Analgesia Workshops
Epidural Analgesia Workshops

Management of the Deteriorating Paitent Workshops

Online Learning

Links to various Online Learning Programs will be made available to staff to promote professional development in those areas that are deemed mandatory in the profession.

E Learning Packages available include:

Medication Safety and Drug Calculations
Blood Safety
Aged Care Learning (numerous topics of relevance)
Infection Control & Hand Hygiene

PNA Training Coordinator