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Case studies

How do we optimise a patient’s statin therapy for the management of dyslipidaemia with minimal side effects?

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details

General practitioners, GP RegistrarsGeneral practitionersCardiovascular
Case studies

Reviews the non-pharmacological treatment options that are the core management for patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersRheumatology
Case studies

This case study examines the pharmacist’s role in counselling patients with rheumatoid arthritis who are starting treatment, with a particular focus on strategies for pharmacists to help their patients optimise the use of low-dose methotrexate in the pharmacy setting.

Target audience: Pharmacists and other health practitioners.

CPD points: Self directed CPD View details


Pharmacists Rheumatology
Case studies

In this case study you will meet an 82-year-old woman who is a resident in the local residential aged-care facility. Today her carer reports the symptom of urge incontinence and goes to the toilet frequently at night.

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersCardiovascular
Case studies

A 55-year-old man presents for a routine consultation to pick up a repeat prescription for his asthma medicine and to discuss recent blood test results. During the consultation you learn of his concern about having a heart attack.

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersAntibiotic
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 View details


General practitioners, GP Registrars, Nurses, PharmacistsGeneral practitionersGastrointestinal
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 View details


General practitioners, GP Registrars, NursesGeneral practitionersAnalgesic, Quality use of Medical tests
Case studies

How would you help a 4-year-old boy presenting with worsening asthma symptoms (asthma diagnosed 6 months ago)?

This case study examines and clarifies this question, using a single patient presentation.

Last reviewed and updated March 2020

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details


General practitioners, GP Registrars, Nurse practitionersGeneral practitionersRespiratory
Case studies

A 42-year-old woman requests a repeat prescription for opioids at a first consultation with a GP she has not seen before. She has chronic non-cancer pain and has been taking opioids for 4 years. Where do you go from here?

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details


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

Two different patients present to your pharmacy with heart failure. How can you support them to achieve the best possible health outcomes?

Target audience: Pharmacists

CPD points: Pharmacists View details


PharmacistsPharmacistsCardiovascular
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

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

General practitioners, Medical practitioners, StudentsGeneral practitionersQuality use of Medical tests
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 practitionersImmunisation
Courses

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

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, NursesGeneral practitioners, NursesQuality use of Medical tests
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 2020

Target audience: Practice nurses, Pharmacists

Nurses, PharmacistsPharmacistsRespiratory
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

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.

Students Medication safety
Courses

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.

View the learning outcomes.

Target group: Health professionals

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


General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Pharmacists, Students  
Courses

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.

For more information about this Practice Review, including FAQs - see https://www.nps.org.au/professionals/low-back-pain/mbs

General practitioners, GP RegistrarsGeneral practitionersAnalgesic
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

   
Courses - enrolments closed
This version is closed to new enrolments.

Nurses, Pharmacists Respiratory
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 professionalsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionalsRespiratory
Good Medicine Better Health

This course consists of two 40-minute modules that aim to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and health practitioners to educate clients and community members about high blood pressure and how to manage it. Participants will gain knowledge about risk factors for high blood pressure, common blood pressure medicines and how they work, and learn ways to reduce the risk for developing cardiovascular complications.

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 Cardiovascular
Good Medicine Better Health

This 40-minute module aims to increase the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and health practitioners to educate clients and community members about medicines in type 2 diabetes. Participants will gain knowledge about risk factors for type 2 diabetes, and common diabetes medicines and their side effects. They will also gain an understanding of how lifestyle changes, including diet, exercise and adherence to medicines can reduce the risk for developing cardiovascular complications.

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 Endocrinology
Good Medicine Better HealthXXXX.

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 professionalsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionalsPsychotropic
Good Medicine Better HealthThese modules explain the principles of quality use of medicines (QUM) and how they relate to primary health care. They explore how to improve QUM for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and practitioners, and for community members who are managing their medicines at home.

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 professionalsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals 
Good Medicine Better HealthThis module will update your knowledge about common respiratory infections  and the antibiotic medicines used to treat these infections.

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 professionalsAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionalsAntibiotic, 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.

Version 3: Released June 2020.

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

Please note - this is the version 3 REPEAT version of this course

Have you already completed Medication Safety 2021?

Yes - Start course.

No -  go to the Medication safety 2021 course


Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Medication safety
National Cervical Screening Program General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses Quality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses Quality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses Quality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses Quality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses Quality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses Quality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program

Australia has one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer in the world, largely as a result of the success of the National Cervical Screening Program over the last 25 years. The program has changed based on the latest available evidence on the development and prevention of cervical cancer.

The objectives of this course are to provide online training for health professionals who conduct cervical screening tests and follow-up management for women, in accordance with the recommended changes to practice and the clinical pathway.

Target audience: Health professionals 

CPD points: Self-directed CPD

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses Quality use of Medical tests
National Cervical Screening Program

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
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