Providing Medicines Information and the Quality Use of Medicines

CPD
1h 25m
Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
First Published
Updated15 November 2017
Expires 04 October 2018

Course Overview

This Course will provide knowledge on medicines and how to find and utilise the most up-to-date information.

Topics include:

  • 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

Target audience

Health professionals who routinely administer medicines.

Purpose

Provide health professionals with a general update on credible sources of medicine information and the quality use of medicines.

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 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.

Learning Outcomes
  • 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
Disclosure

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.

Educator

Portrait of Jenny Gowan
Jenny Gowan

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

Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
First Published
Updated15 November 2017
Expires
04 October 2018
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