Details
CPD1h 15m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)71
First Published11 November 2018
Updated27 January 2019
Expires04 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Any health professional that administers or is able to prescribe medicines need access to formal education that explains how to incorporate evidence-based knowledge of medication safety into their everyday practice. This Course provides essential education on how to find and utilise the most up-to-date and credible information on medicines.

Topics

  • 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...

Need

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has identified improving the safety and quality of medication in Australia as one of its key priorities. 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 registered nurses and other 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.

Purpose

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

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

Target Audience

All registered nurses and nurse practitioners, as well as other health professionals who routinely administer and/or prescribe medicines.

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.

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The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider number is P0342.

Details
CPD1h 15m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)71
First Published11 November 2018
Updated27 January 2019
Expires04 November 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Medication Safety
Medications
Patient Safety
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

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Learner Reviews

4.6

71 Total Rating(s)

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Anne Lenert
02 Aug 2019

Lots of good information. I especially appreciated the information regarding websites to access up-to-date, credible information about medications.

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Lijia Fan
18 Jul 2019

this classes let me know the importance of drug information. Collecting accurate and evidence-based information can avoid some unexpected situations. Meanwhile, I have a better understanding about the definition of side effects, adverse effects

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Grace Marie Bradbury
22 Jun 2019

The topic is informative and has increased my knowledge in medication safety.

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Debby Natalia
21 Jun 2019

It was very informative and in details presentation. The tone was just right. I really enjoyed her talking.

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Sonam Peldon
31 May 2019

This activity is directly relevant to my scope as a registered nurse, and is an area of my practice where I identified a gap in my knowledge since. This online learning covered the topics of patient safety, medication safty and patient safty. It provided me with new knowledge, and will be directly transferable to my work. The lack of opportunities to apply my knowledge and skills to practice may get in the way, but I can get around this by building relationships with more experienced staff to help me gain confidence. I am likely to make changes to my practice and Using drugs safely towards patients and residents at work place

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Ndakashava chaduka
31 May 2019

well presented

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Karla Smith
29 May 2019

i got some fantastic websites out of this resource

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michele susanne northey
27 May 2019

Good resource for consolidating knowledge

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renazen Holmesby
25 May 2019

excellent

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Jessica Love
25 May 2019

Very informative