Details
CPD1h 15m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)58
Publish Date11 November 2018
Review Date26 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)58
Publish Date11 November 2018
Review Date26 July 2019
Expiry Date04 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Medication Safety
Medications
Patient Safety
Disclaimer

Further Learning

Learner Reviews

4.6

58 Total Rating(s)

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David Taylor
21 May 2019

Informative and well layed out making it easy to understand and take the information in

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AMANDEEP KAUR DHILLON
20 May 2019

good

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Angela Machoka
20 May 2019

Educative

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Jason l
20 May 2019

Good informative resource

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Carleen Watson
17 May 2019

Well presented information

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Yma Hawkins
16 May 2019

Fair presentation, relevant information.

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Kaung Lynn
09 May 2019

great one.

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Lavinia Luce Bellion-Dwyer
08 May 2019

knowledgable

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Vera Krenn
27 Apr 2019

Very interesting and informative

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Harkomalpreet Kaur
20 Apr 2019

this is relevant information