Depression: supporting quality use of antidepressants
Review your quality use of antidepressants with patients with depression.
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.
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.
Alex J Thompson and Jacinta A Holmes, Aust Prescr 2015;38:191-7
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.
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.
COPD: navigating inhaled medicines management
There are more than a dozen different inhaled medicines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and multiple devices. How can you help your patients get the best out of theirs?