Get it right! Taking a Best Possible Medication History

Obtaining  an accurate and complete medication history, known as a best possible medication history (BPMH), is the first step in the medication reconciliation process and forms the basis for therapeutic decisions.  

Get It Right! Taking a Best Possible Medication History is an online learning module centred around a video that guides clinicians on how to obtain and record a BPMH. The module explains why at least two sources of information are used to obtain the BPMH and the reasoning behind how medication history taking techniques can influence the accuracy of the history obtained.

 Designed for junior medical officers, nursing and pharmacy staff the module includes a short role play scenario that highlights the steps in taking a BPMH and provides important tips when reviewing sources of medicines information.

 Developed for and with the support of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC).


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Target audience: Junior medical officers, Pharmacists, Nurses

Open to: Medical officers,  Pharmacists, Nurses, Students

Cost: Free

CPD points: Pharmacists, Nurses - view details



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CPD points and practice incentives

Continuing professional development

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Accreditation number: CX140052. This activity has been accredited for 45 minutes of Group 2 CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan.


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This activity is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 1 CPD hour according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia - Continuing Professional Development Standard.


Practice incentives for general practice

This activity is 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: Thursday, 25 February 2016, 9:19 AM