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.

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

Open to: All health professionals and students

Cost: Free

CPD points: Self-directed CPD - view details

Version: Version 3. Released June 2020. Last reviewed January 2020

The 2024 enrolment version will be available from 1 January 2024.

2023 enrolments will close 31 December 2023.

Previous enrolments

Go to your Dashboard to access previous copies of this course if:

  • you partially completed the course and wish to finish it without starting from scratch.
  • you completed the course previously and need to reprint your Certificate of Completion.

CPD points

Continuing professional development

Self-directed CPD

It is recommended that 4.5 CPD hours (30 mins per module) be recorded for the purposes of self-directed CPD

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Last modified: Thursday, 21 December 2023, 9:58 AM