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This Video Learning Activity (VLA) is to update nurses' knowledge on medicines and how to find and utilise the most up-to-date information.
- Overview of medicine regulation in Australia
- Easily accessible and reliable sources of information about medicines
- Barriers to patient education and medicine compliance and the best way to convey information
This VLA is designed for nurses and midwives who routinely administer medicines.
This Video Learning Activity (VLA) provides an update on medication administration and calculations, as well as provide a reminder for all healthcare professionals on how we can avoid making medication errors and potentially causing adverse patient outcomes.
- The extent of medication-related problems
- Strategies for improving medication safety and administration
- Medication calculations
This VLA is designed for registered nurses, enrolled nurses, midwives, and all other health professionals who administer medications to patients on a daily basis.
Opioids and Other Analgesics
This Video Learning Activity (VLA) explores evidence-based guidelines for pain management and includes information on acute, chronic and post-surgical pharmacological pain relief using a multidisciplinary approach.
- Non-opioid analgesics
- Opioid analgesics
- Other therapies for pain management
This VLA is designed for nurses and other health professionals who regularly administer medicines and care for those with pain.
This Video Learning Activity (VLA) 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.
- An overview of pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD)
- The ADE (absorption, distribution and excretion) curve and the implications of the therapeutic range
- A definition of bioavailability and its effects on medicine quality, brand substitution and the use of generic medications
- How therapeutic medicine monitoring is used, how protein binding influences distribution, and how hepatic metabolic elimination and reabsorption occur
- Methods of medicine elimination, including renal elimination, and factors that affect elimination and reabsorption
- Multiple dose regimes, making reference to the definitions of peak and trough levels, loading dose and steady state
- Pharmacogenomics (personalised medicine) and genetic variability in response to medicines
- Pharmacokinetic medicine-medicine interactions
This VLA will be of interest to all nurses and midwives, particularly RNs, medication-endorsed ENs and nurse practitioners working in a variety of specialities.