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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, nurses, pharmacists 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, nurses, pharmacists 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, nurses, pharmacists 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 (NPC) - 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
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 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: Pharmacist, Self directed CPD View details


PharmacistsPharmacistsRheumatology
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, nurses View details

General practitioners, GP RegistrarsGeneral practitioners, NursesCardiovascular
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

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, nurses View details


General practitioners, GP Registrars, NursesGeneral practitioners, NursesAnalgesic, 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
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
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
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

 February 2018

Pharmacists Medication safety
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

October 2015

Pharmacists 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

   
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
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
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
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
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

February 2015

Pharmacists Cardiovascular
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