Medication Safety: Providing Credible Information

1h 4m
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CPD1h 4m of CPD
First Published
Updated20 December 2022
Expires 29 April 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

Any healthcare professional who administers or is able to prescribe medicines needs access to formal education explaining how to incorporate evidence-based knowledge of medication safety into everyday practice. This Ausmed Course provides essential education on how to find and utilise the most up-to-date and credible information on medicines.

  • 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 ...

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has identified improving the safety and quality of medication in Australia as a key priority. 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.


The purpose of this Ausmed 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.


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.


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Jenny Gowan View profile
Dr Jenny Gowan is a practicing pharmacist, adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University and clinical associate at RMIT University. She has published over 500 educational articles, has copious experience in presentations and lectures and runs a consulting pharmacy company. Jenny was awarded the 2013 PSA Australian Pharmacist of the Year award and the 2016 AACP-MIMs Consultant Pharmacist of the Year Award.
CPD time1h 4m
First Published
Updated20 December 2022
29 April 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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