Lecture Overview

Join Leanne Boase, Nurse Practitioner, as she delivers this short and sharp presentation on how you can ensure you take a best possible medication history with any patient. Although this presentation is aimed at advanced clinicians, the principles of taking an accurate and thorough medication history apply to all healthcare professionals. A great refresher not to be missed.


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Leanne Boase

Leanne Boase is a nurse practitioner with a background in critical care and paediatrics. She currently practices across three GP clinics in Melbourne. She has also built, owned and operated her own GP practice and is now a director of the Prime Medical Property Group, developing and building properties in the health sector. Leanne also does business planning and is the author of 'Medical Business Management', aimed at assisting health professionals to start their own businesses. Leanne is the current president and a fellow of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners. She works as a casual academic. Her qualifications include a master of nursing (nurse practitioner) and a master of health science (education). See Educator Profile


17 Total Rating(s)
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Dalya Holowinski
17 Dec 2018

great resource for all nurses

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Neil Mcintyre
07 Nov 2018

The key reminder was to take an accurate history-review medication history for drug interactions, poly pharmacy and iatrogenic effects. This was the underlying message for health professionals. Accurate history taking, communication with relevant health professionals and patient education are key components to medication reconciliation. This facilitates closing the loop and decreasing the chance of medication error. I agree with the comment on the e health software. This will fail if not updated by all health professionals in the patient chain. Collaboration is paramount.

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James Brown
15 Sep 2018


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leonie Nixon
09 Jul 2018

Good reminder of the importance of history taking

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shea Hine
04 Jul 2018

Very insightful and very useful information. Thank you

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Yolanda Lingham
06 Jun 2018

Great presentation. Gave me a different perspective on medication safety. Well and clearly presented.

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Liz Flack
06 Jun 2018

well presented, easy learning and important points highlighted

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Liz Flack
06 Jun 2018

great in service, good understanding, great presenter, easily understood

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Susan Anderson
05 Jun 2018

Great session interesting. Got me thinking.

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Wendy Boehringer
31 May 2018

excellent communicator