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Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)209
First Published
Updated25 February 2019
Expires 22 March 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course reviews pharmacokinetic concepts related to how medicines act on the human body, as well as pharmacokinetic concepts that explore how the human body acts on medicines.

Topics
  • An overview of pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD)
  • Pharmacogenomics (personalised medicine) and genetic variability in response to medicines
  • Pharmacokinetic medicine-medicine interactions and more ...
Need

Pharmacological therapy and medication administration is fundamental in professional nursing practice. It involves a strong patient and ethical focus, as well as ongoing education in order to have a positive impact on patient outcomes.

However, many of the principles underlying how medicines work are often difficult to comprehend. As safe administration of medicines is a priority, it is essential that nurses continue to demonstrate knowledge of the concepts and methods of medicine absorption, distribution and elimination in their patient care.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to review the basic concepts relating to how medicines work on the human body, and the importance of bioavailability, half-life, medicine-medicine interactions, and peak and trough levels in therapy.

Learning Outcomes
  • Use your understanding of the relationship between pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to prevent adverse medication events that may impact on patient outcomes
  • Identify the processes through which the human body absorbs, distributes, metabolises and eliminates medicines in order to educate patients on effective medication management
  • Link the concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics with best clinical practice in order to enhance delivery of care
Target Audience

All registered nurses and other healthcare professionals would benefit from undertaking this Course.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

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Associate Professor Louis Roller has been an academic at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Monash University for over 50 years. He was on the Pharmacy Board of Victoria for 22 years and has significantly contributed to many editions of various pharmaceutical compendia, including the Therapeutic Guidelines, particularly the Antibiotic Guidelines. He is the author of hundreds of scientific and professional articles and has a passion for evidence-based knowledge. He lectures to pharmacists, medical practitioners, nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists on a variety of therapeutic topics, particularly antibiotics, as well as giving many talks to the University of the Third Age on various medication-related issues. As at the end of April, he had delivered 42 talks to U3A Stonnington and an equivalent number to other U3A groups. With Dr Jenny Gowan, over the last 20 years, he has written articles on disease state management in the Australian Journal of Pharmacy. In 2012, he was made a life member of the Australasian Pharmaceutical Sciences Association and, in 2014, he was awarded the life-long achievement award of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia.

Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.5
Total Rating(s)209
First Published
Updated25 February 2019
Expires 22 March 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topics
Medication Safety
Medications
Genetics
Genomic Medicine
Learning Tools
Content Integrity

Learner Reviews

4.5
209 Total Rating(s)
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NICK PEARSON
12 Oct 2019

Good lecture

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Candice williams
06 Oct 2019

Good stuff

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Tamer Ahmed
30 Sep 2019

good

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Natalie Barnes
05 Sep 2019

Good reminder of medication safety

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Elaine Methrell
30 Aug 2019

Very interesting, a little more that what I require, however, enjoyed the experience.

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Debbie North
19 Aug 2019

Good content

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Jennifer Jones
06 Aug 2019

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Tania Boldery
30 Jul 2019

It was good

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Monica McGrath
15 Jul 2019

This is a comprehensive learning package that provides a good refresher for pharmokinetics and how medications are metabolised within the human body.

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Monica McGrath
15 Jul 2019

This is a comprehensive learning package that provides a good refresher for pharmokinetics and how medications are metabolised within the human body.