This course 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. It is well documented that abdominal pain is one of the most frequent reasons for imaging requests globally - but are we selecting the most appropriate modality?

Target audience: GPs, GP registrars and medical students

CPD points: GPs. View details

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 MedicineWise 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.

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Target group: Health professionals

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

Iron deficiency and iron-deficiency anaemia are common, affecting around one in ten Australians. For people undergoing elective surgery, iron-deficiency anaemia is a predictor of blood transfusion which is associated with adverse outcomes including mortality. This online module aims to support general practitioners and practice nurses in preoperative blood management. It highlights their important role in reducing exposure to blood products by identifying and treating anaemia and iron deficiency in people for whom surgery is planned.

Developed for: National Blood Authority, Australia

Target audience: General practitioners; Practice nurses

CPD points: GPs, Nurses. View details

Designed for junior medical officers, nursing and pharmacy staff this course 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).

Target audience: Junior medical officers, nurses, pharmacists

CPD points: Self-directed CPD

Time spent reflecting on the Low back pain: communication is key – Practice Review MBS data meets the requirements for 2 points (CPD Activity) under the RACGP CPD Program for the 2020-2022 triennium (activity number: 292159). Questions for reflection are provided for you to record your learning and evaluation questions are provided to assist NPS MedicineWise in improving future activities.

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In this course you will learn about the principles of QUM and the roles different health professionals play in promoting QUM.

Target audience: Health professional students.

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

This module is designed to help you adapt your clinical communication skills to meet the needs of all parents, whether they are ready to vaccinate, have questions or intend to decline vaccination altogether. It teaches you how to use the SKAI system and equips you with strategies to assist immunisation consultations.

Target audience: General practitioners, nurses, midwives, pharmacists and Aboriginal health workers

CPD points: GPs, View details

NPS MedicineWise in partnership with Asthma Australia has developed a course for health professionals designed to emphasise the importance of checking patients’ asthma inhaler technique to ensure correct usage. 

This course was reviewed, updated and re-released in May 2020

Target audience: Practice nurses, Pharmacists

This course 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: Self-directed. View details