Medicines are one of the highest risk areas of practice for all nurses. This vital update will increase your confidence in:
Preventing medicine errors
How medicines act and are metabolised
Safe administration and storage of medicines
Common medicine interactions and side effects
Where to look for credible medicine information
How to educate patients about their medicines
This seminar is for all nurses who have not had a formal update in medicines education in the past 18 months. Come and “TOP UP” your knowledge!
Need for Program
The administration of medicines is one of the riskiest areas of nursing practice and requires a thorough understanding of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. In this context, it is imperative that medicine interactions and unwanted side effects are readily identified. The combination of new and current medicines requires nurses to continually expand their knowledge and that of their patients. The onus for safe and quality practice remains with the professional handling of medicine. It is, therefore, imperative that nurses engage in evidence-based education.
Purpose of Program
The purpose of this seminar is to provide up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge about the safe and quality use of medicines in nursing practice.
Your Learning Outcomes
- Analyse key concepts in pharmacology, such as how medicines exert their action, why the body’s handling of a medicine differs between individuals, and how these relate to appropriate dosage
- Explain the reasons for different dosage forms and the advantages and disadvantages of different routes of administration
- Source and appraise information about medicines and explain to a student nurse or colleague how to find and identify high-quality sources of information
- Recognise circumstances that expose patients to medication misadventure and how to avoid them
166 Woolcock St
Townsville, QLD 4000
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