Trimethoprim Accreditation Training - On Demand

  • $80.00 incl. GST for PSNZ members
  • $160.00 incl. GST for NZHPA members
  • $160.00 incl. GST for non-members

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In 2012, trimethoprim was reclassified to enable pharmacists to supply trimethoprim to women in specified circumstances. With the current consideration and concern regarding antimicrobial resistance in New Zealand, this updated training will discuss the place of trimethoprim being provided in primary and secondary care.

Enrol in this course to learn about the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTI’s), the current antimicrobial resistance situation and recommended first-line treatment, how to identify when the supply of trimethoprim is appropriate and situations requiring referral to other health professionals and become accredited to supply trimethoprim.


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Course Information:

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

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTI’s)
  • List the side effects, contraindications and interactions of trimethoprim
  • Identify when the supply of trimethoprim is appropriate
  • Identify situations requiring referral to other health professionals
  • Advise and counsel patients who require trimethoprim
  • Describe the current antimicrobial resistance situation with regards to trimethoprim in New Zealand

Obtaining Accreditation

Pharmacists must achieve a 100% pass mark in both assessments in order to complete the course and become accredited to supply trimethoprim.
One learning package must be purchased for each individual accreditation.

Competence Standards Addressed: M1.2, M2.1, O1.1, O1.2, O1.3, O1.4, O3.5

About this learning module;

This learning consists of a 2-hour webinar (initially recorded in 2019 and reviewed for practice updates in 2021), supplementary readings and a multichoice assessment.

This learning activity has been accredited by PSNZ Education (Professional Development and Training) for 3 hours of professional learning and is suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s records for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.


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