Catalogue Entries

Antimicrobial modules

Developed in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC), these modules deal with antimicrobials prescribing in a hospital setting.

Target audience: Health professionals working in a hospital setting. Health professional students

CPD points: It is recommended that 45 CPD minutes be recorded for each module for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: These modules do not quality for QPI PIP.

Bacteraemia Surgical antibiotic prophylaxis catheter urinary tract infection UTI community acquired pneumonia CAP

Blood Pressure: Measure, manage, monitor

This interactive, case based online learning module has been designed to help health practitioners, particularly GPs improve accuracy in identifying elevated blood pressure in their patients as well as better interpret the results of both in-clinic and out-of-clinic assessments.

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners

CPD points: GPs, nurses, pharmacists. View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

Case studies

Our case studies are free educational activities for GPs, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals. Each case study presents a clinical scenario accompanied by a set of questions designed to help refine clinical decision-making skills.

Case studies available:

Target audience: GPs

CPD points: GPs, nurses, pharmacists. 

QPI PIP: Yes View details

Asthma Blood pressure Chronic pain fatigue PPI GORD fractures osteoporosis depression UTI urinary tract infection antibiotic

Chronic abdominal pain in adults - when is imaging indicated?

This interactive online learning module has been developed to support GPs, GP registrars and medical students to make the best use of diagnostic imaging in the investigation of chronic abdominal pain. Completing this module will refresh your knowledge and decision making skills in light of current Australian guidelines to common presentations of chronic abdominal pain.

Target audience: GPs, GP registrars and medical students

CPD points: GPs. View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

Dealing with uncertainty: a diagnostic approach to fatigue

Fatigue is a common reason for presentation in general practice. GPs report managing people presenting with fatigue is challenging and in a survey of GP registrars, fatigue was the symptom most commonly associated with difficulties in ordering and interpreting tests. This interactive module explores the diagnostic approach to fatigue in young to middle-aged adults, as outlined in the Therapeutic Guidelines: Diagnostic Approach to Fatigue in Primary Care, 2011.

Target audience: General practitioners, nurses, pharmacists

CPD points: GPs, nurses. View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

Demystifying bioequivalence

Are all brands of a medicine really of equal quality and what is bioequivelance?

Professor Andrew McLachlan provides clarity around this often misunderstood area and answers the questions you’ve always wanted to ask.

Overview: In Australia, generic products must be bioequivalent to the innovator brand name product, or the market leader, before they are approved. Health professionals have a key role in helping patients understand any real or perceived differences between different brands of medicines. NPS has developed an online learning module designed to explain the role of bioequivalence in generic medicines development and to assist health professional to feel confident explaining these principles to patients.

Target group: Health professionals

CPD: It is recommended that 30 CPD minutes be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

Registration: No registration or login is required for this course.

Demystifying bioequivalence

Drug misuse: implications for pharmacists

This module is part of the implementation of the National Pharmaceutical Drug Misuse Framework for Action. It provides an opportunity to reinforce your knowledge of the vital role pharmacists play in ensuring quality use of medicines in Australia and preventing potentially harmful medicines use.

The content focuses on preventing harmful use of pharmaceutical opioids, including over-the-counter codeine-containing preparations and benzodiazepines, as these classes are associated with the greatest harm in Australia.

Target audience: Pharmacists and pharmacy students

CPD points: Pharmacists. View details

Get It Right! Taking a Best Possible Medication History

Keywords: Medication management, medication history, medicines, medication reconciliation hospital admission

Target audience: Junior medical officers, nurses, pharmacists

CPD points: Nurses, pharmacists. View details

Managing hepatitis C in primary care

This module will provide you with training in the diagnosis, treatment and ongoing management of people with chronic hepatitis C infection. Hepatitis C (HCV) remains a significant public health issue in Australia and GPs are an essential part of the management team, from identifying people who may be at risk of infection to diagnosis and monitoring of liver disease. In addition, with the new direct-acting antiviral (DAA) agents now available on the PBS general schedule it is even more vital that GPs are aware of HCV treatment strategies.

Target audience: GPs

CPD points: GPs. View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

Medical tests

Medical testing forms a significant component of health management. Healthcare professionals are routinely presented with scenarios where clinical diagnosis and therapeutic decisions are made based on medical test results. NPS has developed an interactive online learning module designed to equip practitioners with tools to assist in interpretation of test results.

Target audience: All healthcare professionals who interpret test results in the course of their practice.
GP registrars, junior hospital doctors and more experienced doctors.

CPD points: GPs, nurses, pharmacists. View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

Medication safety

Healthcare professionals in Australia are highly trained, dedicated and caring. The thought of making an error to most is devastating, but unfortunately the majority of us will be involved in an error at some point during our careers.

This course is designed to explore the various causes of medication errors and equip you with the knowledge and skills to help prevent errors from occurring in your workplace. It focuses on the things we can do as individuals to increase safety for our patients.

Target audience: Medical, nursing and pharmacy staff working in a hospital setting.
Medical, nursing and pharmacy undergraduate students looking towards hospital practice.

CPD points: Nurses, pharmacists. View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

National prescribing curriculum (NPC)

The National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC) is a series of interactive case-based modules that encourage confident and rational prescribing. The modules follow a stepwise approach as outlined in the WHO's Guide to Good Prescribing.

Target audience: Undergraduate and postgraduate medical students

Other audiences: Pharmacy, dental, nurse practitioner and other health professional students with an interest in prescribing.

CPD points: It is recommended that 1 CPD hour be recorded for each module for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation Peptic ulceration with H. pylori Peptic ulceration with NSAID use Post operative pain and vomiting Opioid dependence Confusion in a geriatric patient Confusion associated with alcohol withdrawal Acute pulmonary oedema Chronic heart failure Urinary tract infection Acute coronary syndrome Chronic angina Hypertension Respiratory tract infection in a child Seizure Polypharmacy Anaemia Anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation Prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism Adolescent depression Analgesics in persistent pain Glycaemic control in long-established diabetes Type 2 diabetes Insomnia Opioid analgesics in chronic non-cancer pain Lipid management and CVD risk Acute mania in bipolar disorder Dental Facial pain Sore mouth Bone complication

National standard medication charts

This training course will guide you through the principles of safe prescribing and demonstrate how to complete the National Standard Medication Charts correctly.

This new course replaces the National Inpatient Medication Chart course. It includes use of both the National Inpatient Medication Charts (NIMC) and PBS Hospital Medication Charts (PBS HMC), has updated content and is compatible for use on tablet devices.

Target audience: Medical, nursing and pharmacy staff working in a hospital setting.
Medical, nursing and pharmacy undergraduate students looking towards hospital practice.

CPD points: It is recommended that 3 CPD hours be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No

Quality use of medicines - why what how and who?

This course sets Quality use of medicines (QUM) in context, provides an overview of QUM principles and their application, and explores the roles and responsibilities of various partners involved in achieving QUM. 

Target audience: Health professionals and individuals working in the QUM industry.

CPD points: It is recommended that 30 CPD minutes be recorded for each module for the purposes of self-recorded CPD.

QPI PIP: Yes View details

QUM for health professional students

In this course you will learn about the principles of QUM and the roles different health professionals play in promoting QUM. (Please note this course does not attract CPD points.)

 

Target audience: Health professional students.

CPD points: These modules vary in length, please open course page for CPD details.

QPI PIP: No

Safety through reporting - share the responsibility

These interactive online learning modules have been designed to support health professionals to report adverse events associated with therapeutic products and contribute to the TGA’s ongoing safety monitoring activities.

Target audience: All healthcare professionals

CPD points: GPs, nurses. View details

QPI PIP: No

The medicinewise practitioner

We have developed these modules to support your continuing professional development as a health professional. They are suitable for a range of health professionals, particularly those with prescribing rights.

Based on Quality Use of Medicines principles, these modules will support you in selecting the most appropriate treatment in consultation with your patient, and assisting your patients in using their medicines safely and wisely. In other words, to help you on your journey as a "medicinewise practitioner".

Target audience: Nurse practitioners, GP Interns, New prescribers working in a community care setting

CPD points: Nurses View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

Belinda Bridgit Benji Bill Weight management diabetes monitoring Schizophrenia relapse prevention Sexual health Binge drinking illicit drug use Asthma management Immunisation Smoking cessation Diabetes management Type 2 diabetes Diabetes foot care Renal impairment

Unlocking asthma inhaler technique

NPS MedicineWise in partnership with Asthma Australia have developed an interactive online learning module for health professionals designed to emphasise the importance of checking patients’ asthma inhaler technique to ensure correct usage. Unique features of this online learning module include communication skills required to start the conversation with patients as well as the methodology to demonstrate correct technique.

Target audience: Practice nurses, Pharmacists

CPD points: Nurses, pharmacists. View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

Urinary tract infections

in residential aged-care facilities

This module aims to improve your knowledge, skills and confidence in managing UTIs and is suitable for nurses and health professionals working in aged care. You’ll learn when it’s appropriate to test, treat and review patients with suspected urinary tract infections.

Target audience: Nursing and health professionals working in aged care.

CPD points: Nurses, pharmacists. View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details