National standard medication charts course
Learn the principles of safe prescribing and how to correctly complete the National Standard Medication Charts.
Get it right! Taking a best possible medication history (BPMH)
This online learning module is centred around a video that guides clinicians on how to obtain and record a BPMH.
Safe use of sodium valproate
Valproate is an anticonvulsant drug which is approved for use in epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It has also been used for neuropathic pain and migraine prophylaxis.
Statins: promoting adherence, addressing intolerance
Optimise your patients’ adherence to lipid-modifying medicines and improve your confidence in assessing suspected statin-associated muscle symptoms.
Type 2 diabetes: a patient-centred approach
Update your knowledge about the range of glucose-lowering medicines available and their role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Antimicrobials: surgical prophylaxis
Examine the role of antibiotic prophylaxis for patients undergoing surgical procedures.
COPD: demonstrating devices, evaluating medicines
Update your knowledge about the stepwise approach to managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and review the range of medicines and devices currently used to treat COPD.
Antimicrobials: catheter-associated urinary tract infections
Treat a hospitalised patient for a catheter-associated urinary tract infection.
Treating hepatitis C - what’s new?
Chronic hepatitis C infection causes cirrhosis, liver failure and hepatocellular carcinoma, and is the most common indication for liver transplantation. Hepatitis C is curable and complications can be prevented.
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