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".

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Target audience: Nurse practitioners, GP interns and new prescribers in a community setting

Open to: GPs, Pharmacists, Nurses, Students

Cost: Free

CPD points: Nurses - view details



Getting started

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Select your patient

We have created several different patients so that you can focus your learning on the areas that interest you most. Select the modules you would like to complete by clicking on the patient images below.

Patient Start Description Topics covered
Belinda
belinda

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Belinda is a 22-year-old with schizophrenia and lifestyle issues.

Weight management & diabetes monitoring
Schizophrenia relapse prevention
Sexual health & complementary medicines
Binge drinking and illicit drug use

Benji & Bridgit
Benji

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Benji is a 3-year-old boy presenting with shortness of breath at the local hospital Emergency Department.

Asthma management - part 1
Asthma management - part 2
Immunisation
Smoking cessation (Bridgit)

Bill
Bill

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Bill is a 55-year-old man with type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes management
Diabetes again
Diabetes foot care
Renal impairment


Earn professional development points

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These activities are endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. Each activity has been allocated 2 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Continuing Professional Development Standard.


Practice incentives for general practice

These activities are recognised for the Quality Prescribing Incentive of the Practice Incentives Program (QPI PIP). The QPI PIP year in which the activity is recognised will be determined by the date of completion.

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Last modified: Friday, 8 April 2016, 11:53 AM