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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 medication charts - enrolments closed

Please note - this is the version 2 REPEAT copy of this course

Have you already completed National Standard Medication Charts 2021?

Yes - Start course.

No -  go to the National Standard Medication Charts 2021 course


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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 provide care for Winston, a 64-year-old artist who has come to see you for worsening 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.

Students Analgesic
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 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 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 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 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 Julianna, a patient presenting with dysuria (or pain when urinating)

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 - Dental modules

In this course, you will provide care for Raymond, a patient presenting to the dental clinic complaining of an ongoing dull pain in his jaw.

Target audience: Undergraduate and postgraduate dental students.

Other audiences: Medical, pharmacy, 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 Oral and dental
National Prescribing Curriculum - Dental modules

In this course, you will provide care for Columba, a patient presenting to the dental clinic complaining of oral pain.

Target audience: Undergraduate and postgraduate dental students.

Other audiences: Medical, pharmacy, 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 Oral and dental
National Prescribing Curriculum - Dental modules

In this course, you will provide care for Brian, a patient with a toothache.

Target audience: Undergraduate and postgraduate dental students.

Other audiences: Medical, pharmacy, 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 Oral and dental
Real-time prescription monitoring: SafescriptThis module provides foundation information to help you and your practice/pharmacy prepare for conversations with patients about the potential risks of dependence with high-risk medicines. It explores the elements of best practice communication and how to apply effective communication strategies when explaining the risks of long-term use before prescribing or dispensing high-risk medicines. The module also outlines how to implement practice policies, set behaviour standards and use de-escalation techniques to reduce safety risks for health professionals and patients in challenging situations.

Developed for the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.

Target audience: General practitioners, prescribers of high-risk medicines and pharmacists in Victoria. View details

Open to: Access restricted to health practitioners in Victoria

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, PharmacistsGeneral practitioners, PharmacistsAnalgesic
Real-time prescription monitoring: Safescript

This module provides you with an opportunity to reconsider how you manage safety concerns about patients with prescription medicine dependence or those showing signs of high-risk use. It explores planning approaches for the consultation, strategies for the practice and collaboration with other health professionals, and provides you with an opportunity to review available management and treatment options. The module will refresh your knowledge of alternative options for managing chronic pain, anxiety and insomnia, including non-pharmacological approaches and other lower risk pharmacological treatments. It will also outline the key steps involved in prescribing medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence (MATOD) for patients with opioid dependence.

Developed for the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.


Target audience: General practitioners and other prescribers of high-risk medicines in Victoria.

Open to: Access restricted to health practitioners in Victoria

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitionersGeneral practitionersAnalgesic
Real-time prescription monitoring: Safescript

This module provides you with an opportunity to reconsider how you manage safety concerns about patients with prescription medicine dependence or those showing signs of high-risk use. It explores planning approaches for the consultation, strategies for the practice and collaboration with other health professionals, and provides you with an opportunity to review available management and treatment options. The module will refresh your knowledge of alternative options for managing chronic pain, anxiety and insomnia, including non-pharmacological approaches and other lower risk pharmacological treatments. It will also outline the key steps involved in prescribing medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence (MATOD) for patients with opioid dependence.

Developed for the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.


Target audience: Pharmacists practicing in Victoria

Open to: Access restricted to health practitioners in Victoria

CPD points: Self-directed CPDView details


Pharmacists Analgesic
Real-time prescription monitoring: Safescript

This module provides an overview of SafeScript – the Victorian Government's real-time prescription monitoring system. It provides you with an opportunity to update your knowledge on the increasing harms from high-risk prescription medicines, and to learn how SafeScript provides additional information to assist with clinical decisions when prescribing or dispensing high-risk medicines. The module also outlines ways to manage and maintain patient privacy when using SafeScript, and the key regulatory requirements relating to use of the system.

Developed for the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria.

Target audience: General practitioners, prescribers of high-risk medicines and pharmacists in Victoria. View details

Open to: Access restricted to health practitioners in Victoria

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, PharmacistsGeneral practitionersAnalgesic
Restricted access and pilot courses

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has engaged NPS MedicineWise to develop and deliver the training required for pharmacists and general practitioners (GPs) to participate in the Pharmacist Chronic Disease Management (PCDM) Pilot.

Access to this course is restricted to pilot participants only.

   
Restricted access and pilot courses

This is an online lecture delivered by Professor Lynn Chenoweth from the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales on the principles of person-centred care when managing changed behaviours in people with dementia. The lecture illustrates the importance of using a person-centred care approach to changed behaviours by outlining the strategies and techniques that can be practically trialled and implemented by aged care staff working within facilities.

Restricted access Nurses working in RACFs participating in the person-centred care workshops

CPD points: Nurses View details

NursesNursesPsychotropic
Restricted access and pilot courses PharmacistsPharmacistsPsychotropic
Safety through reporting

These course has been designed to support health professionals to report adverse events associated with therapeutic products and contribute to the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) ongoing safety monitoring activities.

This course was developed in partnership with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Target audience: All healthcare professionals

CPD points: Self-directed CPD

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Medication safety
Safety through reporting

These course has been designed to support health professionals to report adverse events associated with therapeutic products and contribute to the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) ongoing safety monitoring activities.

This course was developed in partnership with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Target audience: All healthcare professionals

CPD points: Self-directed CPD

General practitioners, GP Registrars, Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Medication safety
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