$250.00 inc. GST
How to keep your patients safe when using OTC medications
20th August 2021 Auckland 0900 – 1600 hrs
How to keep your patients safe when using OTC medications.
Many people now take supplements along with prescribed medications. Often the prescriber is not aware of what patient/residents are self-administering, or aware of the potential interaction.
As the steward of medication management administering medications, it is up to you to understand the implications and consequences of OTCs taken by your patients/residents. Do you understand the hidden dangers of combining OTC, prescription and herbal medicines?
Get 7 hours Health Practitioner Competency Training.
This seminar will focus on
- Issues related to the use, monitoring and safety of over the counter medication (OTCs)
- Exploring OTCs in relation to its appropriate use especially for older people and with polypharmacy (focus on drug to OTC interactions
- Exploring issues related to use of OTC group of drugs and its benefits and risks ( Case studies for fish oil, St, John’s wort, NSAIDs, laxatives, vitamins and supplements)
- Understand drug related problems (DRPs) with OTCs – uncertainty about the indications of the drug, overuse of medication, drug-drug interaction, drug duplications, insufficient drug efficacy.
- Case Analysis
Lun Shen Wong BPharm(Hons), PGCertClinPharm, Community Pharmacist Course coordinator post graduate ‘Nursing N745:principles of medication management paper’ University of Auckland.
Dr Gigi Lim, PhD RCN, BScN, DipScPharm, MHSc, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Auckland
An enthusiastic presenter that has a gift to impart knowledge in a way all nurses can understand and apply. She provides up to date and comprehensive information that assists you to make sound clinical decisions through clinical reasoning.
Options to register: Face to face classroom and Zoom Room
Students choosing to do the ZOOM OPTION must have the proper specification in terms of computer and broadband access. It is strongly advised that a headphone be use for more effective audio.
Please note that the session will require students to be active participants in the afternoon sessions where case studies will be used to deliver content.
FACE-TO-FACE VENUE: ST COLUMBA CENTRE, 40 VERMONT ST PONSONBY AUCKLAND
TIME: 0845 FOR 0900 START TO 1600
Lunch not included. Please bring your own lunch or it can be purchased after a short walk to Ponsonby Rd.
Plenty of parking at the rear of the centre.
We guarantee to have the most in-depth and up-to-date aged care training you’ve ever attended with the best specialist trainers available or your money back. You won’t find better aged care training anywhere and we’re willing to put our money where our mouth is. It’s as simple as that!
Refunds for non-attendance (cancellations) will only be given if notification is provided at least 24 hour prior to the workshop. If your cancellation is received after this day, only 50% of the course fee will be refunded due to the venue’s cancellation policy and the costs we incur.