Medicines misuse: Lessons from coroner

A New South Wales coronial inquest into the deaths of three patients from prescription medicine misuse identified in each case actions that may have minimised the risk of harm to the patient.

Guild Learning and Development has developed a new course titled Medicines misuse: Lessons from the coroner.

The course uses the inquest as a basis to examine the role that pharmacists and other healthcare professionals play in reducing prescription medication-related deaths.

It provides practical advice on interprofessional collaboration and partnering with patients to ensure the safe use of medicines such as opioids and benzodiazepines.

This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

To enrol in this course please visit

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