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91122 - Pharmacological Updates for General Practice

  • : Online

 

Online learning module with an original peer-reviewed update on detecting and managing over-the-counter analgesic addiction (codeine dependence).

Relevance to General Practice

- In recent years, the misuse of codeine has been reported in many Australian and New Zealand case series. 
- Addiction to combination codeine-containing products is associated with potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal, hepatic and renal complications. 
- Effective treatment of codeine dependence can be initiated and maintained by GPs. 
- Specific questioning about use of OTC medicines for pain is key to identifying and managing a codeine-related opioid use disorder.

Learning outcomes

  • Recognise patients at risk of OTC codeine dependence
  • Recognise adverse effects from high dose codeine-containing combination analgesics
  • Discuss codeine dependence with patients
  • Document over-the-counter analgesic use to increase detection of codeine dependence
Delivery
Title
91122 - Pharmacological Updates for General Practice
Location
Duration
1 hour
Start Date
08-Mar-2017
End Date
31-Dec-2019
CPD Points
1 hour
Price
Free
Location
Online
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