Substance Impaired Driving (SID) - On Demand

About the event

This course is provided by College Education and Training, a business unit of Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.

This course has been developed to increase awareness of the issue of Substance Impaired Driving (SID) in NZ and how to address this issue with patients and minimise the risk of accidents.

Pharmacists and pharmacy staff dispense, supply and counsel on prescription and over the counter medication every day. Pharmacists can save lives by recognising and discussing the risks of driving while potentially being impaired by the side effects (or combined effects of multiple) of medication with patients.

This On Demand learning was developed 2018 an was reviewed in 2020.

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Course Information and Learning Objectives:

On completion of this course, pharmacists will be able to:

  • Discuss how SID is an issue in NZ
  • Describe what substance impaired driving means
  • Identify the class of medicines which can contribute to SID
  • Identify symptoms of SID
  • Describe factors which can contribute to SID?
  • Discuss the consequences of SID
  • Discuss the impact of SID for the patient
  • Describe strategies that health professionals can use to prevent SID


Group 1: 1 point – for completing the learning but not completing and passing the assessment, or

Group 2: 2 points – for completion and submission of assessment questions (80% pass mark (with maximum of 1 attempt) required).

Competence Standards Addressed: M2.1, O1.3, O1.5.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Payment must be received before your registration is processed. Instructions on how to access this course will be emailed to your preferred email address once your registration is confirmed.

Registrations are subject to our terms of trade and privacy policy. Cancellations will not be accepted; the course fee may be transferred to another course or person depending on the situation and advised in writing, but no refunds are available. Expired registrations will not be refunded. By submitting this application you agree to these terms and conditions.


By enrolling in this training, you are confirming that all work undertaken within this training course and assessment answers are your own. If there are grounds to believe that cheating or plagiarism has occurred, we will investigate and your work may be disallowed and you will be unable to complete the training.