Providing Medicines Information and the Quality Use of Medicines
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CPD1h 25m of CPD
Updated15 November 2017
Expires 04 October 2018
This Course will provide knowledge on medicines and how to find and utilise the most up-to-date information.
Overview of medicine regulation in Australia
Easily accessible and reliable sources of information about medicines
Barriers to patient education and medicine compliance and the best way to convey information
Health professionals who routinely administer medicines.
Provide health professionals with a general update on credible sources of medicine information and the quality use of medicines.
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 nurses 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 nurses and midwives can identify high quality sources of drug information to ensure that the most appropriate medications are administered.
Health professionals in Australia that are registered with AHPRA are required to obtain continuing professional development (CPD) hours/points each year that relates to their context of practice, in order to comply with mandatory regulatory requirements.
Define the criteria and use of the Quality Use of Medicines (QUM)
List credible sources of information about medicines
Identify strategies for providing medicines information to patients
The presenter and all members of the planning team have disclosed that they have no relevant financial commercial relationships to products or devices related to the content of this educational activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medication have been used. Courses include expert peer reviews of the content where applicable.
Video Recording Completed: 11/06/2015
Video Recording Location: Melbourne, Australia
Course First Published: 16/11/2017
Course Reviewed: N/A
Course Republished: N/A
Course Expiry Date: 05/10/2018
Corrections / changes made: N/A
This CPD/CNE activity will expire on 05/10/2018 after which CPD/CNE hours will not be valid.
Jenny is a practicing pharmacist, a Teaching Associate at Monash University and Clinical Associate at RMIT university . She is a current member of the PSA Branch committee, Editorial Board Member of AUS-DI (Drug information), Guidelines Committee for the National Asthma Council Australian Asthma Handbook, and RACGP Silver book for Aged Care .
Jenny is an accredited consultant pharmacist, and conducts her own company focussing on medication reviews in the home and Aged Care Facilities as well as Quality Use of Medicine consultancy. She works regularly in community pharmacy plus sessions in a GP clinic at a Community Health Centre. Jenny has published over 380 educational articles and presents hundreds of talks annually.
In 2010 Jenny received the Sanofi-Aventis award by the University of Sydney, in 2013, PSA Australian Pharmacist of the Year and 2016 Jenny was the AACP-MIMs Consultant Pharmacist of the Year. See Educator Profile