Peptic ulcer disease and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including low-dose aspirin are some of the most commonly used medicines. They are associated with gastrointestinal mucosal injury.
Musa Drini, Aust Prescr 2017;40:91-3
This activity should take around 1 hour to complete. It can be included in a pharmacist's CPD plan for either one Group 1 credit or, on successful completion of the assessment activity, two Group 2 credits. Pharmacists should self-record this activity.
Pharmacy Competency Standards
- 1.6 Contribute to continuous improvement in quality and safety
- 3.1 Develop a patient-centred, culturally responsive approach to medication management
- 3.2 Implement the medication management strategy or plan
- 3.3 Monitor and evaluate medication management
This activity has been designed to take around 1 hour to complete - this is based on reading the article from an issue of Australian Prescriber and completing a quiz. You will be provided with immediate feedback on your answers and a certificate of completion will be available for you to download for self-reporting purposes.
- Identify the hazard of providing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to patients with peptic ulcers.
- Recall risk factors for gastrointestinal bleeding.
- Identify strategies to reduce the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in patients taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.