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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, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Antibiotic
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, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Antibiotic
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, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Antibiotic
Antimicrobial prescribing courses

In this course, a 67-year-old lady who weighs 90 kg, presents to your pre-admission clinic for review. She has a possible penicillin allergy and is due to have an elective left total hip replacement to manage pain due to osteoarthritis.

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, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Antibiotic
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

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.

General practitioners, GP Registrars Respiratory
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

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
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
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

   
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.

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


What's new in this version?

Module 1 has been reviewed and updated. It now includes information on electronic prescribing and an end of module assessment.

No changes have been made to the other modules and case studies.

We are continuing to review and update all remaining modules and plan to release Version 3 later in the year.



Medical practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Medication safety
Medication safety

Please note - this is the 2019 REPEAT version of this course

Have you already completed Medication Safety 2019?

Yes - Start course.

No -  go to the Medication safety 2019 course


Medical practitioners, Nurse practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists, Students Medication safety
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 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 new course replaces the National Inpatient Medication Chart course. 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 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 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 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 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
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