Support Kete

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  • $75.00 incl. GST for PSNZ members
  • $150.00 incl. GST for NZHPA members
  • $150.00 incl. GST for non-members

About the event

All courses within this bundle have been provided by College Education and Training, a business unit of Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand Inc.

2020 was a challenging year for all of us and so in 2021 College Education and Training is focusing on wholeness and wellness for both the individual pharmacist and their patients. We are excited to announce our second Kete for 2021 - Support

Support Kete

Our Support Kete consists of the following 3 learning modules

  1. Addictions and Opioid Substitution Therapy - Webinar
  2. Caring For Your OST Clients
  3. OST Service Delivery in Community Pharmacy

        Learn more about each topic below.

        (You can register for the "Addictions and Opioid Substitution Therapy" webinar as an individual event by following the link in title).

        Addictions and Opioid Substitution Therapy

        Presented by Dr Sam McBride.

        Dr Sam McBride is a consultant psychiatrist and addiction specialist at Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities Service, Wellington, New Zealand. His roles include Clinical Lead and Lead Clinician for Opioid Treatment Services. He is the Director of Advanced Training for Addiction Psychiatry and a faculty representative in Addiction Psychiatry at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

        Upon successful completion of this learning module you will be able to -

        • Describe the history and evidence base of opioid substitution
        • Describe Opioid substitution in a New Zealand context including regulation and philosophy
        • Describe the assessment process and initiation of treatment for Opioid substitution
        • Evaluate medications used for Opioid substitution, risks, benefits and clinical issues
        • Manage common clinical issues from a pharmacy perspective
        • Discuss the future of Opioid Substitution in New Zealand

        This webinar took place on the 29th of June. A recording of the presentation has been supplied on the course page.

        Caring For Your OST Clients

        This learning module consists of a comprehensive suite of resources covering -

        1. General extra addiction resources
        2. Resources to help you provide a quality service
        3. Resources for your OST clients and their whanau
        4. Physical Health for your OST clients

        OST Service Delivery in Community Pharmacy

        In this learning module, you will be provided tools and resources to help provide an OST service in the community pharmacy environment. This module goes through legal obligations, practical considerations, and personal /patient issues and concerns when you provide this service from your pharmacy to the community.

        This course looks at questions like:

        • How to provide this service
        • The Patients perspective on the service
        • Pharmacies perspective of the service
        • The dispensing of Methadone, Suboxone, or any other controlled drug to help manage addiction
        • Practical Aspects of providing this service
        • Needle Exchange Service
        • Common errors with this service and how to prevent them

        Cancellation and Refund Policy:

        Payment must be received before your course materials will be made available to you. Confirmation and access details will be forwarded to your preferred email address once your registration has been processed.

        Access to this online course will expire six months after payment is received.

        Registrations are subject to our terms of trade and privacy policy available at 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 programme 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.