NPS Medicinewise - What's new http://www.nps.org.au en-au Latest tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests from NPS Medicinewise Copyright 2012 NPS Medicinewise Health/Medicines http://www.nps.org.au/__data/assets/image/0011/167159/RSSlogo.png What's new — NPS Medicinewise http://www.nps.org.au DATIS and NPS MedicineWise: New three-year contract A new three-year contract will see the Drug and Therapeutics Information Service (DATIS) continue to deliver educational visiting programs to GPs across South Australia. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/datis-and-nps-medicinewise-new-three-year-contract http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/datis-and-nps-medicinewise-new-three-year-contract Comparing different types of imaging Find out how imaging such as X-rays, CT scans, MRI, ultrasound and nuclear medicine imaging are used; their advantages and disadvantages, including risks (eg, radiation exposure) and benefits. Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/imaging-compared http://www.nps.org.au/medical-tests/medical-imaging/for-individuals/imaging-compared Medical Writer (maximum term contract) An experienced Medical Writer is required to join the Medicines Information team, which produces print and online content for health professional and consumer audiences. Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/medical-writer-maximum-term-contract2 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/medical-writer-maximum-term-contract2 Choosing Wisely Australia launching in 2015 Choosing Wisely Australia® is a national initiative to facilitate better conversations between clinicians and consumers about medical tests, treatments and procedures. Read more. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/choosing-wisely-australia-launching-soon http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/choosing-wisely-australia-launching-soon NPS Direct – April 2015 Diabetes drugs for weight loss | Flu Vaccine uptake | Fentanyl patches | Warfarin | Fast five: Improving asthma control | Online learning: Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor Fri, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/april http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/april Clinical Program Lead (Diagnostics) Have specialised clinical or technical experience? Fancy a great role with work life balance? Want to work with the best in the health industry? Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-program-lead-diagnostics http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-program-lead-diagnostics Clinical Services Specialist - Tasmania Are you passionate about health? Are you a qualified health professional? Would you like the opportunity to deliver innovative programs? Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-services-specialist-tasmania http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/current/clinical-services-specialist-tasmania Heartburn and reflux Find reliable independent health and treatment information about heartburn and reflux written by Australian experts. This includes resources for consumers and health professionals. Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/digestive-system-problems/indigestion-reflux-and-stomach-ulcers/heartburn-and-reflux http://www.nps.org.au/conditions/digestive-system-problems/indigestion-reflux-and-stomach-ulcers/heartburn-and-reflux Formative Research Officer (maternity leave cover) A Formative Research Officer with investigative skills is required to write evidence-based reports on medicines and medical tests. Find out more about this opportunity. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1000 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/formative-research-officer http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/formative-research-officer Patient education about warfarin pivotal to successful use Patient education before starting long-term anticoagulation with warfarin is pivotal to its successful use. Read more about optimal management of warfarin in Australian Prescriber. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/patient-education-about-warfarin-pivotal-to-successful-use http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/patient-education-about-warfarin-pivotal-to-successful-use Post-traumatic stress disorder can go unnoticed Screening people at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as military personnel, will help prevent cases going unnoticed. Read more in Australian Prescriber. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-can-go-unnoticed http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-can-go-unnoticed Time to reassess high use of prescription heartburn and reflux medicines by Australians Daily use of heartburn and reflux medicines (such as proton pump inhibitors or PPIs) for treatment of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) symptoms may not be necessary. Read more. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/time-to-reassess-high-use-of-prescription-heartburn-and-reflux-medicines-by-australians http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/time-to-reassess-high-use-of-prescription-heartburn-and-reflux-medicines-by-australians Latest NPS MedicineWise program: stepping down from proton pump inhibitors NPS MedicineWise today launches a new learning program and health professional tools on the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) in the treatment of uncomplicated gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). The program focuses on optimal use of PPIs and provides practice points and tools to facilitate step-down therapy in patients whose symptoms are well controlled. Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-nps-medicinewise-program-stepping-down-from-proton-pump-inhibitors http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-nps-medicinewise-program-stepping-down-from-proton-pump-inhibitors Latest edition of Australian Prescriber out now Latest edition of Australian Prescriber out now Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-edition-of-australian-prescriber-out-now-october3 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/latest-edition-of-australian-prescriber-out-now-october3 Sleeping pills and older people: the risks Difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, or having sleep that is not refreshing tends to occur more commonly as people age. Find out more. Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/risks-with-taking-sleeping-pills-as-we-get-older http://www.nps.org.au/publications/consumer/medicinewise-living/2015/risks-with-taking-sleeping-pills-as-we-get-older Accredited Pharmacist and/or GP Do you have recent experience in performing medication reviews? Are you available 11 - 15 May 2015 to complete work based in Sydney? Take part in evaluating the Medicines in Older People pilot program, as an independent contractor. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/accredited-pharmacist-andor-gp http://www.nps.org.au/careers/job-opportunities/archived/accredited-pharmacist-andor-gp Inaugural chair of Choosing Wisely Australia advisory group appointed Associate Professor Richard King AM has been appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Choosing Wisely Australia® Advisory Group. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/inaugural-chair-of-choosing-wisely-australia-advisory-group-appointed http://www.nps.org.au/media-centre/media-releases/repository/inaugural-chair-of-choosing-wisely-australia-advisory-group-appointed Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor This free online course on blood pressure management can assist GPs, pharmacists and nurses with assessing cardiovascular risk and treating high blood pressure. Earn CPD points. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/blood-pressure-measure-manage-and-monitor http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/cpd/activities/online-courses/blood-pressure-measure-manage-and-monitor Blood pressure: measure, manage, monitor Blood pressure (BP) measurement is used to assess and manage absolute cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Read this review of hypertension diagnosis and treatment. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2015/blood-pressure-control http://www.nps.org.au/publications/health-professional/nps-news/2015/blood-pressure-control NPS Direct – March 2015 Diabetes drugs for weight loss | Flu Vaccine uptake | Fentanyl patches | Warfarin | Fast five: Improving asthma control | Online learning: Blood pressure: measure, manage and monitor Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1100 http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/march http://www.nps.org.au/health-professionals/e-newsletters/nps-direct/2015/march