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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

Sprains, strains and fractures are common injuries managed in general practice and there is good evidence that many acute cases of knee and ankle injuries can be managed conservatively without the need for diagnostic imaging.

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersRheumatology
Case studies

Two patients with diabetes at different stages - how do you individualise your approach?

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersEndocrinology
Case studies

This activity examines and clarifies the role of antibiotics for acute otitis media, using two different patient presentations.

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersAntibiotic
Case studies

During a recent hospital admission, a chest X-ray revealed a vertebral fracture in a 57-year-old man. How would you assess for risk of osteoporotic fracture risk, and what are the management options?

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersEndocrinology
Case studies

Two different patients with depression. How would you progress their initial care?

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersPsychotropic
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

 April 2018

Pharmacists Medication safety
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 - 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 (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
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

April 2014

Pharmacists Medication safety
The medicinewise practitioner

Benji is a 3-year-old boy presenting in the Emergency Department of the local hospital with shortness of breath. He is brought in by his mother Bridgit.

Topics covered: Asthma management; Immunisation; Smoking cessation.

Target audience: Nurse practitioners, GP Interns, New prescribers working in a community care setting.

CPD points: Self-directed CPD. View details

GP Registrars, Nurse practitioners, Students Respiratory, Immunisation
Antimicrobial prescribing courses

In this course, you will treat Mr Johannes Kepler, a 69-year-old male who underwent a hemicolectomy for carcinoma of the descending colon and develops a fever and chills 3 days post-operatively.

Developed in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC).

Target audience: Health professionals working in a hospital setting. Health professional students.

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

QPI PIP: No.

Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Pharmacists, Students Antibiotic
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
Case studies

How do we navigate the confusing array of inhaled medicines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to ensure optimal symptom management with minimal side effects?

Target audience: GPs and other health practitioners.

CPD points: GPs View details

General practitionersGeneral practitionersRespiratory
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

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

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

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

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

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
Antimicrobial prescribing courses

In this course, you will treat a 72-year-old man who was admitted to hospital for an exacerbation of chronic heart failure (CHF) on a background of rate-controlled atrial fibrillation and a previous myocardial infarction. For three days prior to admission, he has noticed decreased exercise tolerance and had been waking up at night with shortness of breath.

Developed in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC).

Target audience: Health professionals working in a hospital setting. Health professional students.

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

QPI PIP: No.

Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Pharmacists, Students Antibiotic
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

February 2015

Pharmacists Endocrinology
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
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

August 2017

Pharmacists 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
Antimicrobial prescribing courses

In this course, you will treat a 68 year old who has been brought by ambulance to the emergency department with illness that began 5 or 6 days before with malaise, sore throat and coryza, and has developed into chills and sweats together with a productive cough.

Developed in collaboration with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC).

Target audience: Health professionals working in a hospital setting. Health professional students.

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

QPI PIP: No.

Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Pharmacists, Students Antibiotic
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

August 2017

Pharmacists Analgesic, Toxicology and wilderness
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
Restricted access and pilot courses PharmacistsPharmacistsPsychotropic
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  
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

 August 2019

Pharmacists Medication safety, Palliative care, Psychotropic, Toxicology and wilderness
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
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