The medicinewise practitioner: Bill
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. This case study covers diabetes management, diabetes foot care, and renal impairment.
Based on Quality Use of Medicines principles, these modules will support you in selecting the most appropriate treatment in consultation with your patient, and assisting your patients in using their medicines safely and wisely. In other words, to help you on your journey as a "medicinewise practitioner".
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- obtain a thorough medical and medication history
- engage the patient in a discussion about their health
- prioritise management in partnership with the patient
- order and interpret appropriate tests and investigations to guide decisions regarding treatment
- recommend appropriate pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapies
- optimise timing and administration of medicines
- monitor patient response to therapy
- provide appropriate medicines information to patients, families and carers
- write appropriate prescriptions that meet safe prescribing practices and legal requirements
- access current information about PBS requirements and restrictions.
These course learning objectives will be explored through the patient Bill, a 55 year old man with type 2 diabetes. The patient journey continues over 6 years.
The course comprises four modules:
- Diabetes management
- Diabetes again
- The diabetic foot
- Renal impairment