Details
CPD1h 15m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)40
Publish Date11 November 2018
Review Date27 July 2019
Expiry Date04 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course provides essential education on how to find and utilise the most up-to-date and credible information on medicines.

Topics include:

  • Where to go to find credible information relating to medicines
  • Resources and tips on how to ensure the most appropriate medications are administered
  • How to confidently check if a patient has been prescribed the correct dose of a medicine
  • What sources are most appropriate to identify potential drug interactions and much, much more...

Target audience

Health professionals who routinely administer medicines.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to provide health professionals with a general update on credible sources of medicines information and the quality use of medicines..

Need

Constant changes are made to medication standards, recommendations, guidelines, and to the availability of new products and advancement in research and product development.

It is essential that all health professionals keep up-to-date with these changes and understand how medicines are regulated and how the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM) can be used to improve patient outcomes. It is equally important that all health professionals can identify high-quality sources of drug information to ensure that the most appropriate medications are administered.

Learning Outcomes

  • Make decisions relating to medicines that will reflect Australia’s National Strategy for the Quality Use of Medicines
  • Select credible sources of information about medicines that will support the safety and needs of your patients
  • Use practical strategies to educate patients which support retention of information and medication compliance

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Jenny Gowan

Jenny Gowan, a practising pharmacist, is a teaching associate at Monash University, Melbourne and a clinical associate of RMIT University. She is a member of the PSA Branch committee, the Expert Group for Therapeutic Guidelines – Respiratory version 5, an editorial board member of AUS-DI, SHPA "Don’t Rush to Crush", the Guidelines Committee for the Australian Asthma Handbook (AAH) and the writing group for the RACGP ‘Medical Care of older persons in RACF’ (Silver book). Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist who conducts her own company, which focuses on medication reviews in the home and aged care facilities, plus education, writing, training, and consultation. Jenny works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a Community Health Centre. She has published over 400 educational articles. Jenny has presented talks at many Australian and international conferences to GPs, nurse practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, pharmacists, and other health professionals. In 2013, she was awarded the Australian Pharmacist of the Year by the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia and, in 2016, the AACP-MIMs Australian Consultant Pharmacist of the Year.

Details
CPD1h 15m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)40
Publish Date11 November 2018
Review Date27 July 2019
Expiry Date04 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Medication Safety
Medications
Patient Safety
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

40 Total Rating(s)

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Ann-Maree Stutz
18 Feb 2019

This was a very interesting video. As nurses we give out lots of medications and sometimes due to complacency or time restrictions we do this without consideration of our patient.

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Dale Burnham
17 Feb 2019

This resource was very comprehensive and was able to increase my confidence in all the medications I handle

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Rosy Khadka Chhetri
17 Feb 2019

very good thorough learning resources

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Naomi wood
15 Feb 2019

good resource

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Ann Chamane Peter
14 Feb 2019

very informative.

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Aira Dechimo
11 Feb 2019

informative and effective in giving new knowledge

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Christine HUNT
10 Feb 2019

Very well done and informative I was unsure of website sites available to check but now feel that I am able to find any information I or my patient may need in regard to mediactions .

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Rosetta Bland
09 Feb 2019

Excellent course to reenforce existing knowledge.

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Margaret Baker
09 Feb 2019

Well presented informative tutorial

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Jenna He
08 Feb 2019

Very comprehensive