Clozapine Dispensing in the Community Refresher Course 2023 - On Demand

  • $0.00 incl. GST for PSNZ members
  • $100.00 incl. GST for NZHPA members
  • $100.00 incl. GST for non-members

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This course is for pharmacists who are accredited to supply Clozapine and need to complete their annual recertification as part of their Integrated Community Pharmacy Services Agreement.

Note: Before you register for this course, you MUST already be accredited to supply Clozapine (evidenced through your accreditation certificate for the Clozapine Dispensing in the Community training course).


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of all activities, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the place of clozapine in schizophrenia management
  • Identify common drug interactions and effects on serum levels
  • Recognise common and serious potential adverse effects of clozapine
  • Explain the full blood count (FBC) monitoring required for people taking clozapine including: List information required prior to dispensing clozapine for a new or existing person taking clozapine
    • Application of the ‘traffic light system’ of FBC results to dispensing clozapine
    • Defining the ‘drop of three’
    • Identifying actions to take when FBC results are abnormal
  • Explain how to manage unusual dispensing situations including: Apply learning to practical case studies
    • Reduced quantities of clozapine supplies when FBC results are older than expected
    • Action to take following missed doses

Original Presentation by: Ariel Hubbert - Mental Heath Pharmacy Services for Waitemata DHB

2020 Updated Presentation by: Kyra Sycamore - Mental Health Pharmacist


About this learning module;

This learning consists of a 40-minute presentation (recorded in 2020), supplementary readings and a multichoice assessment.

This learning activity has been accredited by PSNZ Education (Professional Development and Training) for 1 hour of professional learning and is suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s records for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.


Retaining Accreditation

Pharmacists must achieve a 100% pass mark in order to attain accreditation. Once accreditation has been attained a Certificate of Completion of Training will be provided.

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.


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