Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)13
Published03 July 2019
Expires04 July 2021
Review Due25 April 2021

Course Overview

Do you regularly prescribe or administer medicines? If so, you must continually be on high alert for potential or actual medicine interactions. Start this Course now to review why drug interactions occur, especially those involving high-risk medicines and how we can prevent them.

Topics

  • What is a drug interaction?
  • What are the consequences of harmful drug interactions?
  • Which medicines should you always be on high-alert for?
  • Practical strategies on how to monitor for and prevent interactions and unwanted effects, and much, much more...

Need

Harm to patients from medicines remains an ever-present risk. Approximately 250,000 Australians are admitted to hospital each year as a result of medicine-related problems.

Untoward effects relating to medications are a sentinel event. As health professionals are at the forefront of prescribing and administration they need to be eternally vigilant in their practice to stop unnecessary and preventable medicine interactions. Ongoing education about high-risk medicines and common pitfalls is essential for all health professionals.

Purpose

The purpose of this course is to draw the attention of registered nurses and other health professionals to regular medicines that are high-risk for interactions and prevent harm to patients.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use in-depth knowledge of the difference between pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic drug interactions to support best-practice and reduce the likelihood of unwanted effects from medicines.
  • A person in your care, who manifests signs and symptoms of an adverse drug reaction due to a drug interaction will be rapidly identified, assessed and appropriate treatment initiated.
  • People in your care will receive correct evidence-based education about the purpose of their pharmacological treatment and risks associated with certain medicines.

Target Audience

Registered nurses and other health professionals will gain confidence from undertaking this Course, given the potential for harm associated with medicines.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Louis Roller

Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.8
Total Rating(s)13
Published03 July 2019
Expires04 July 2021
Review Due25 April 2021
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4.8

13 Total Rating(s)

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Gillian Pringle
17 Jul 2019

Quite in depth and at times, too fast but that leaves me with a sense of needing to learn more about the things I didn't understand

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Dionisios Gouskos
16 Jul 2019

Very interesting and informative presentation.

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Karen Rush
16 Jul 2019

Great information

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Sarah Wright
15 Jul 2019

Thank you for another informative pharmacology video.

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Prince Kwasi Wiredu
15 Jul 2019

overall perfect and explains everything into detail

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Josephine Frankland
15 Jul 2019

Very well presented. I learned from this

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Sarah Edmonds
11 Jul 2019

This resource gave a very thorough lecture on medication interactions, how medications are absorbed and then excreted in the body and what to look out for if there is any possible medication interaction side effects.

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jullianne gneiding
11 Jul 2019

Very good resource in relation to medications in the health care industry.

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Alex Lauderdale
10 Jul 2019

Greatness.

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Seyedeh Lila Hashemi
09 Jul 2019

Helpful and efficient