Decision and management tools
NPS MedicineWise has created a range of decision and management tools to support quality use of medicines and medical tests.
Anticoagulants — when and how to start, monitor, change or stop
Warfarin is the mainstay of anticoagulant therapy, but the newer oral anticoagulants may also have a place for some patients. Use our Anticoagulants decision tools to help you start, stop and change between anticoagulants.
Back pain choices
NPS MedicineWise together with the George Institute have devised an online tool to help in the management of acute low back pain. The Back Pain Choices tool steps through the clinical assessment of back pain and enables users to build a customised patient information sheet.
Respiratory tract infections symptomatic management pad and patient counselling tool
Designed for use in consultations with patients who have simple respiratory tract infections that do not require antibiotics (e.g. common cold, uncomplicated rhinosinusitis).
- Symptomatic managment pad — English
- Symptomatic managment pad — Arabic
- Symptomatic managment pad — Chinese (simplified characters)
- Symptomatic managment pad — Chinese (traditional characters)
- Symptomatic managment pad — Greek
- Symptomatic managment pad — Italian
- Symptomatic managment pad — Vietnamese
This tool is also available as a PDF in certain prescribing software packages.
Copies of the English version are available to order from our orders page.
Antipsychotic monitoring tool
Lists recommended monitoring intervals and what you need to check for in patients taking antipsychotic medicines long term.
Download and print the Antipsychotics monitoring tool and add it to your patient's notes, or enter data onto the PDF form and save it in your patient's electronic file.
Comparative information on antipsychotic medicines
A table of common and serious adverse effects of the most frequently used antipsychotic medicines. Also lists PBS status of the medicine.
Resources on antipsychotics
List of useful and credible resources on mental health and antipsychotic medicines, for your patients.
Medicine brand choices resources
Resources for community pharmacists to help consumers make confident decisions about their medicine brand choices and have more informed conversations with their pharmacist.
Compounded and ‘bioidentical’ hormone therapy
Products and regimens for hormone replacement therapy
List of some of the available approved prescription products (and their regimens) for menopausal symptoms.
Absolute cardiovascular risk calculator
Calculator and risk charts for assessing your patient’s absolute cardiovascular risk and treatment benefit.
Your heart and stroke risk score patient resource
A resource that explains absolute cardiovascular risk to patients and includes a space for you to record their risk score.
- Download a Your heart and stroke risk score summary sheet to use with your patients or
- Order a Your heart and stroke risk score 50-sheet summary pad
Cardiovascular risk calculators
Patient leaflets and action plans
Communicate essential treatment messages to your patients using these patient leaflets and action plans. Leaflets and action plans are available for a range of medical conditions.
Prescribing software tools
Use your prescribing software package as more than just a prescription writing package.
View all prescribing software tools.
Indicators of quality prescribing in Australian general practice
Use these indicators to gain insight into your own prescribing and identify areas for quality improvement.