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Case studies

Bill, a 69-year-old man, is requesting a repeat prescription for his PPI. He has been taking pantoprazole 40 mg daily for the last 6 months. What now?

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs, nurses, pharmacists View details


General practitioners, GP Registrars, Nurses, PharmacistsGeneral practitioners, Nurses, PharmacistsGastrointestinal
Case studies

Kyle, a 47-year-old man, presents with a history of low back pain for 8 days. He wants to know if he has damaged his back and is requesting imaging. What now?

Target audience: GPs and nurses

CPD points: GPs, nurses View details


General practitioners, GP Registrars, NursesGeneral practitioners, NursesAnalgesic, Quality use of Medical tests
Courses

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

Nurses, Pharmacists Antibiotic
Courses

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 2017.

Target audience: Practice nurses, Pharmacists

Nurses, Pharmacists Respiratory
Courses

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

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, PharmacistsGeneral practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Other 
Courses

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

QPI PIP: No.

Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists Medication safety
Courses

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.

QPI PIP: No

Students Medication safety
Courses - enrolments closed

Please note - this is the REPEAT version of this course

Have you already completed Get it Right! Taking a Best Possible Medication History?

Yes - Start this Repeat course.

No - go to the Get It Right! Taking a Best Possible Medication History course

   
Good Medicine Better HealthThese four modules aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to educate patients about their asthma, their asthma medicines and devices, and how to support a person having an asthma attack.

Target audience: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and health practitioners .

Available to: All health professionals and students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals Respiratory
Medical Tests

In this module you will learn practical ways in which you can assess the clinical significance of abnormal test results and of changes in test results over time. You will meet Jill whose case illustrates the scenarios where such problems can arise. Duration: 20 minutes.

Target audience: GP registrars and medical students

CPD points: Self-directed CPD.

GP Registrars, Students Quality use of Medical tests
Medical Tests

This module will help you to assess whether a diagnostic medical test is likely to add value to patient care. You will be introduced to – or reminded of – skills that will help you to assess the diagnostic value of medical tests.

Not all medical tests will add value. Unnecessary tests often lead to further invasive investigations that can in turn lead to unnecessary risks, patient anxiety and financial waste. Duration: 30 minutes

Target audience: GP registrars and medical students

CPD points: Self-directed CPD.

GP Registrars, Students Quality use of Medical tests
Medical Tests

This module focuses on screening in general practice, using the common clinical presentation of a routine health check as the mechanism to explore rational testing.

The extension activity explores the faecal occult blood test (FOBT) and its role in the diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Duration: 20 minutes.

Target audience: GP registrars and medical students

CPD points: Self-directed CPD.

GP Registrars, Students Quality use of Medical tests
Medication safety

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: Self-directed CPD. View details

Medical practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Medication safety
Medication safety - enrolments closed

Please note - this is the 2019 REPEAT version of this course

Have you already completed Medication Safety 2019?

Yes - Start course.

No -  go to the Medication safety 2019 course


Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Medication safety
National Cervical Screening Program - enrolments closed

Access to these resources is restricted to trainers who have attended the NCSP Train the Trainer workshops and have been provided with an enrolment key.

  Quality use of Medical tests
National 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 course reflects updates made to the Medication Charts in July 2019. 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.


Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Medication safety
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

This course is for University of Sydney medical students only. It simply asks these students to select their clinical school, so that their completions can be reported back to their correct school.

   
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this module you will provide care for Jack, who is brought to the emergency department by his dad.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Antibiotic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Claire, a patient brought to the emergency department (ED) by her husband because she has become increasingly irritable and irrational and has stopped eating and drinking.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Psychotropic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will treat a patient with an acute exacerbation of COPD

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Respiratory
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Rita, a patient recovering on the ward after an open cholecystectomy, who is experiencing pain and nausea. 

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Analgesic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Elizabeth, a patient experiencing an episode of delirium whilst admitted to hospital for an exacerbation of chronic heart failure. 

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Psychotropic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for James, who suffers acute withdrawal from alcohol while in hospital recovering from pneumonia.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Psychotropic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will treat an acute episode of pulmonary oedema in a patient with chronic heart failure.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Cardiovascular
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Roberta, a patient with heart failure.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Cardiovascular
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Anne, a patient experiencing an episode of chest pain while recovering in hospital from pneumonia.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Cardiovascular
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will manage a patient with newly diagnosed hypertension with a comorbidity of asthma.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Cardiovascular
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Jeanne, who is brought to the Emergency Department (ED) by ambulance following a seizure.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Neurology
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for an elderly patient admitted to hospital with multi-organ failure. They are prescribed multiple medicines for various comorbidities which have contributed to the presentation.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Endocrinology
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Connie, a patient presenting for follow up to discuss the results of her blood tests.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Gastrointestinal
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will prescribe appropriate anticoagulation for a patient with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF).

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Cardiovascular
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will consider appropriate venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention for a hospital inpatient. This is an important issue to learn about, as despite available options for prevention, VTE (encompassing deep venous thrombosis [DVT] and pulmonary embolism [PE]) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality for inpatients of Australian hospitals. An estimated 2000 people die each year from VTE, and many of these cases are preventable.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Cardiovascular
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for an adolescent patient with depression.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Psychotropic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Maria, a patient at your general practice who asks for help to manage her acute low back pain.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Analgesic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Margaret, a patient who presents to you for a repeat prescription for temazepam.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Psychotropic
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you meet Ric, a patient who comes to see you concerned about his risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Cardiovascular
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Amy, a patient attending your general practice for a routine checkup of her diabetes.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Endocrinology
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Richard, a patient attending your general practice with unusual symptoms of thirst.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Endocrinology
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Richard, a patient attending your general practice for a routine follow-up appointment for management of his type 2 diabetes.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Endocrinology
National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC)

In this course, you will provide care for Claire, a patient who presents to you for a follow up appointment to discuss the results of some tests that she had last week.

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 the purposes of self-directed CPD.

QPI PIP: No.

Students Gastrointestinal
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