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Abortion Services - On Demand
As part of the Abortion Law changes in 2020, a wider range of registered health practitioners can now provide abortions. PHARMAC have supported these changes and both Misoprostol and Mifepristone will be funded on prescription from 1 November 2022.
This course provides the necessary updates for pharmacists, including the law changes, information about conscientious objection and professional responsibility, information about the drugs (mode of action, side effects, interactions, contraindications, risks and complications). A focussed module on evidence based in abortion is an important aspect of this training. For a pharmacist counselling support is supplied and the pharmacist role in the service is clearly described.
Addictions and Opioid Substitution Therapy
Are you working in a pharmacy providing Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) Services? OST has been available in NZ for more than 50 years and many of our clients are the most vulnerable in their physical and mental health. It is essential that pharmacists who are the main face of this service are able to deliver it safely and appropriately.
Adult Asthma - On Demand
On Demand Respiratory System
New Zealand Adolescent and Adult Asthma Guidelines 2020 has been released recently. In this presentation, Buzz Burrell, will discuss these new guidelines and the go into depth about the management of asthma, particularly in adults, as well as adolescents (aged 12 and over).
Antimicrobial Stewardship and Resistance - On Demand
Infections On Demand
Antibiotic resistance is a growing health problem around the world. Register to learn about the drivers behind antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the consequences of AMR, key mechanisms for transmissible AMR and what we should be doing about it, both in hospitals and the community. Also learn about the principles of antimicrobial stewardship, including practical evidenced based interventions for hospitals and community settings in New Zealand.
Atrial Fibrillation Management - On Demand
Cardiovascular System On Demand
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia encountered in primary care and affects at least 5% of people in New Zealand over 65 years.
People diagnosed with AF have a higher risk of mortality and are associated with a four to five-fold increased risk of stroke, a three-fold increased risk of heart failure and two-fold increased risk of myocardial infarction and dementia compared to people without AF. Symptom control and prevention remain current goals of management.
Enrol in this On Demand course presented by Dr Martin Stiles to learn about the four pillars of AF management, Stroke Prevention, Rate Control, Rhythm Control and Lifestyle Modifications. Also learn about the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options as well as monitoring. The role of pharmacists in the management of AF will also be discussed.