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This course sets Quality use of medicines (QUM) in context, provides an overview of QUM principles and their application, and explores the roles and responsibilities of various partners involved in achieving QUM. 

Target audience: Health professionals and individuals working in the QUM industry.

CPD points: It is recommended that 30 CPD minutes be recorded for each module for the purposes of self-recorded CPD.

QPI PIP: Yes View details


Notice

Closing soon 

This course will be closing at the end of 2018. Please ensure you have completed it before 31 December 2018.

 QPI PIPMedication 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

   
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
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.

   
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.

   
Safety through reporting - enrolments closed

Please note - this is the 2017 REPEAT version of this course

Have you already completed Reporting adverse events with medicines and vaccines?

Yes - Start course

No - Return to course Reporting adverse events with medicines and vaccines

  Quality use of Medical tests
Safety through reporting - enrolments closed

Please note - this is the 2017 REPEAT version of this course

Have you already completed Reporting adverse events with medical devices?

Yes - Start course

No - Return to course Reporting adverse events with medical devices

   
Unavailable courses - closed or discontinued

This module is part of the Applied Pharmacology for Nurses Unit. To begin, click on the title 'Quality Use of Medicines' on the lefthand side.

   
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
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

February 2016

Pharmacists Gastrointestinal
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

December 2015

Pharmacists Fatigue
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

October 2015

Pharmacists Medication safety
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

August 2015

Pharmacists Psychotropic
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

April 2015

Pharmacists Cardiovascular
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

February 2015

Pharmacists Cardiovascular
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

February 2015

Pharmacists Endocrinology
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

December 2014

Pharmacists Palliative care
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

December 2014

Pharmacists Neurology, Toxicology and wilderness
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

August 2014

Pharmacists  
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

June 2014

Pharmacists Psychotropic
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

April 2014

Pharmacists Medication safety
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

February 2016

Pharmacists Cardiovascular
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

June 2017

Pharmacists Gastrointestinal
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

August 2017

Pharmacists Analgesic, Toxicology and wilderness
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

August 2017

Pharmacists Cardiovascular
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

October 2017

Pharmacists Endocrinology, Medication safety, Toxicology and wilderness
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

 February 2018

Pharmacists Medication safety
Australian Prescriber - CPD for pharmacists

 April 2018

Pharmacists Medication safety
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


PharmacistsPharmacistsRheumatology
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

Available to: Access restricted to health practitioners in Victoria.

CPD points: Pharmacists – accreditation pendingView details

QPI PIP: No


PharmacistsPharmacistsAnalgesic
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

QPI PIP: Yes View details

Nurse practitionersQPI PIPRespiratory
The medicinewise practitioner

Bill is a 55-year-old man with Type 2 diabetes. He is a new patient at your practice, having just moved into the area to be closer to family. 

Topics covered: Diabetes management; Diabetes again; Diabetes foot care; Renal impairment.

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

CPD points: Self-directed CPD View details

QPI PIP: Yes View details

Nurse practitionersQPI PIPEndocrinology
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
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 (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 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 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 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
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