Details
CPD40m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)506
Published20 December 2018
Updated07 March 2019
Reviewed05 October 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

All health practitioners who have any dealings with medications must ensure they are fully conversant with medication safety. This Mandatory Training Module will help the participant understand the principles of medication safety. The module is designed to facilitate the enhancement of the participants’ knowledge, skills and practice, in regard to medication safety and provide strategies to assist in closing any gaps that exist.

Learning Outcomes

  • Have increased knowledge of medication safety issues
  • Apply medication safety principles in your practice environment

Target Audience

This medication safety module is intended for staff commencing at any level in the healthcare sector who, when working within their scope of practice, will have dealings with medications.

Validation of learning:

  1. Evidence of recent continuing professional development you have undertaken on medicines you regularly administer
  2. An evidence-based article you have read on a medicine review
  3. A reflective de-identified story about how you have implemented your learning

Disclosure

This material was developed by the content expert listed below. It is presented by a professional presenter.

Educator

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Anne Leversha

Anne Leversha is a senior lecturer at Monash University in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and director of Medication Education and Management Australia. Anne is a clinical pharmacist and has been a director of a hospital pharmacy. She is a fellow of The Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), is an Australian Council on Health Care Standards (ACHS) surveyor and consultant and is a trained clinical competency assessor for hospital pharmacists. Anne has been a member of the Victorian Medicines Advisory Committee and was a member of the team that developed a national interdisciplinary clinical educator preparation program. She has presented and conducted seminars and workshops in national and international conferences and forums. Anne has published on topics, including improving medication safety with articles on high-risk medicines alerts, drug allergy documentation, clinical pharmacist interventions, and pharmacists’ contribution to medical education.

Details
CPD40m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)506
Published20 December 2018
Updated07 March 2019
Reviewed05 October 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Medication Safety
Medications
Patient Safety
Occupational Health and Safety
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Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.5

506 Total Rating(s)

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Rangi Geerkins
12 Jun 2019

very good

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HELEN SADEIK
12 Jun 2019

Great topic and good refresher

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Raven Budarick
09 Jun 2019

A

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Lili Sun
08 Jun 2019

useful, important theme and easy to understand.

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Clare Turner
02 Jun 2019

Excellent resource, well delivered and concise.

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Thomas Kay
31 May 2019

Good

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Margaret Fifield
31 May 2019

Excellent module demonstrating incorrect ordering of medications .

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Jennifer Layese
31 May 2019

great learning

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Alice jackson
30 May 2019

This resource looked at the medication standards; 1. clinical governance and quality improvement; 2. documentation of patient information; 3. continuity of medication management; 3. the medication management process. It also outlines the importance of documenting all patients medications and allergies correctly, as well as the safe administration of medications using the 5 rights; 1. right patient; 2. right medication; 3. right dose; 4. right route; 5. right time.

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Jasmine Wannop
30 May 2019

It covered the four key domains of: Clinical Governance, Documentation, Continuity and Process of medicine management well. The practice scenarios were particularly helpful for highlighting areas to work on.