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Anticoagulants - What Pharmacists need to know - On Demand
Nutrition and Blood On Demand
Patients using anticoagulants require careful management so they obtain maximum benefit of treatment whilst minimising risks. Pharmacists can play a key role in educating patients about these benefits and risks. Join this course to learn about the indications for, adverse effects and contraindications of the key anticoagulants used in New Zealand. Reversal agents and managing bleeding complications are also discussed.
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.
Basic Principles of Islamic Culture - On Demand
Cultural Competence On Demand
The Middle Eastern, Latin American, African and Asian ethnic groups in New Zealand have risen by more than 30% between 2006 – 2013. This course aims to give participants insight into the Islamic culture and how to provide appropriate advice for people with medical conditions observing Ramadan.
Cannabis Update - On Demand
What is the endocannabinoid system? What is the difference between THC and CBD? What is the duration of action and bioavailability between different routes of administration of cannabis products? How will the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Regulations 2019 affect pharmacists on the front line? How do pharmacists apply the regulations to unapproved cannabis products? Join this On Demand training to find out.
Chronic Pain Management - On Demand
Chronic pain is complex and can be difficult to treat. It is a major health problem that can have a considerable impact on individuals and society.
About 1 in 6 New Zealanders live with chronic pain and symptoms can range from mild to severe. With chronic pain, the goals of treatment are to reduce pain and improve function so people can continue with daily activities.