Discusses QUM principles around stopping medicines, with PPIs used to illustrate when to review and how to step down or stop therapy safely and effectively.
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This activity has been accredited for 2 (Category 2) points in the RACGP QI & CPD Program for the 2017 – 2019 triennium (activity number 126648).
Knowing when and how to step down or stop medicines safely and effectively is a key quality use of medicines (QUM) consideration.
This educational visiting program uses proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), as one of the most commonly-prescribed, familiar medicines in general practice, to illustrate in detail what to consider at initiation, when to review, and when it’s appropriate to step down or stop.
Educational visits are available as:
- One-on-one tailored discussions for GPs (30 minutes)
- Small group meetings for up to 10 health professionals – GPs, practice nurses and pharmacists (1 hour)
If your practice participates in MedicineInsight, your data will be used to customise the visit, providing richer insights into the topic and evidence. MedicineInsight tools, such as the generation of patient lists according to clinical parameters to facilitate follow-up of patients potentially at risk, can also be demonstrated. Non-participating practices will receive insights drawn from aggregated MedicineInsight clinical data.